Long Run and A Cubs Game

15 Jul

Yesterday I set out on my long run at 3:30 pm. Smart idea? Probably not. It was 80 degrees and sunny but there was a nice breeze which was pretty clutch.

The goal was to do 10 miles but after my horrible run last week I really just wanted to see what I could do.

Before setting off on my run I spent some time researching the Jeff Galloway run/walk method. I really do enjoy walking breaks, I just wasn’t sure what the best way to take them was without killing my time.

Well I couldn’t figure out the exact method (I can’t find anywhere what pace you are supposed to do the run intervals at!) so after a quick text to my smarty pants boyfriend he figured out that if I ran 4 min at an 8:11 pace than walked 1 min at 15:00 min mile pace I could finish 10 miles in 90 min (9 min mile pace).

I really have no idea what my running pace was, I just know I was trying to run fast, then recover with the 1 min walk breaks.

Overall I’d say this was a success! I was a little slower than I wanted (9:18 pace) but since this was the first time using this method I think if I can practice it a little more I might be able to do a sub 2 hour half in a few weeks! I am going to try to buy Jeff’s book this weekend so I can read up on how to do the method correctly.

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After my run I had to hurry up and shower because Sean and I had plans to go to the cubs game!

It was bobble head night and he has a slight obsession with them. Lucky for him we got there just in time for him to grab one. Unlucky for me he got the last one.

My stomach felt pretty terrible the whole time. Probably because I ate this for dinner…

Chili Cheese Bison Dog

It was a beautiful night for a baseball game..

Unfortunately I was so wiped out I spent most of the game like this..

I definitely did NOT refuel properly after my run (all I had to eat was that hotdog, a 32 oz Gatorade and a few fries) but I just couldn’t eat anything else. No worries, I am sure I will eat plenty this weekend to make up for it!

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Time to get ready for a sad Friday Night Lights finale 😦 We are making appetizers and having drinks as we say good-bye to my true love Coach Taylor.

Are you a Friday Night Lights fan?

Any experience with the run/walk method? 

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One Response to “Long Run and A Cubs Game”

  1. bikerly July 15, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    That looks like one mean chili cheese bison dog.

    I used the Galloway method for the first 20 miles of my last marathon and it shaved off about 20 minutes from my time. Best of all I had fresh legs for the last 6 miles. I’m a believer in the method. Good luck!

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