No gym…day was just too wild. Did get out in the neighborhood, though; ran around 9:45pm and put in thirty minutes. Pretty good run that felt alright until about 22 minutes in. The hills in my neighborhood are steep and short, so I end up shifting gears quicker than normal. Can definitely tell that I haven’t been doing too great on the junk food – my body just won’t go! I was able to listen to a new worship CD though, so that helped the run a bit!
Went to the ROC, but wasn’t feeling it. Did a mile, took a short walk break, then ran another one. Ended up frustrated but glad I put the time in.
After hearing Tyler Stanton praise the Galloway method of marathon training, I decided to give it a shot. Went to the ROC and did a 3 min. run / 1 min. walk for a full three miles. Did it right at 29 minutes, which was pretty close to what I was aiming for. The third mile was really tough for some reason. Wasn’t really seeing much benefit from Mr. Galloway’s theory of preventing end-of-run slowness…I was pretty slow by the end there. I’m going to keep it up to see if long-term it does improve overall time and distance. This was the first day where I could physically remember what summer running is like. It was just humid enough to keep me sweating once I got back in the house.