Last night I met up with my bestie and marathon training pal Maria and went on a nice run.
The weather last night was amazing so we took full advantage. I was a little nervous about this run because I hadn’t laced up the sneaks in almost 5 days. EEEK! I know, I couldn’t believe it either.
But with the Great Potato 10k race this saturday, I knew I needed to get in at least one run this week to loosen up the old muscles.
So we decided to do a nice 3.5 mile run.
Maria trained on her last marathon using the galloway method. She runs for 6 minutes and then walks for 1 minute. I have only ever done this method when running with her, so it’s still new to me. Since we are running this marathon together I knew that I needed to start training this way so we can finish together.
Have you trained using the Galloway method? Do you use it in longer distance races such as half marathons or marathons as opposed to a 5k 0r 10K?
I have been running for over a year now, and typically just run until I am tired then walk for a minute then run again. I am still trying to gage how it feels to run using the galloway method. What I noticed in our run last night was that I had a lot of energy- I didn’t feel exhausted by the end of the run. The walking breaks were nice and I enjoyed the rest. It was a little bit harder each time we started back up again though to keep the momentum.
We finished our 3.5 mile run in about 40 minutes.
Then we practiced our SUPER STAR victory stance for when finish our marathon. Honestly there will be shouting, jumping and skipping with joy as well the super star pose when we finish our marathon.
This is why Maria is my best friend, she does crazy photo shoots with me in the middle of the green belt and doesn’t worry about us looking silly. To think of all the shananigans we have been through in the last 11 years.
Yep, funny story but we met our sophomore year in highschool in orchestra. LOL! We both were pretty horrible at the violin (me more than her) and respectivly sat last and second to last chair in the 2nd violin section. If you don’t know much about orchestra the 2nd violin section is similar to the second string of a sports team or even sitting the bench. We got to play our instruments, they just gave us really easy parts in hopes we didn’t play too loud or mess anything up and shoved us in the farthest back part of the room.
No worries though, I think that is why we are best friends today. We had lots of time to chat when we were supposed to be “practicing” and shared a common bond of not loving the violin. We just wanted to go on the school dorkestra (we named orchestra dorkestra) trips. Helllo Banff Canada!! 🙂
Anyways, since our times through highschool this marathon is by far the biggest and coolest thing we will have done together. SO excited!
After our run Maria invited me over for some grub. I couldn’t resist a home cooked meal after a nice run.
Check out this beast of a baked potato! HOLY YUM!
It was topped with chicken, black beans, cheese, TONS of veggies and cottage cheese. It was the perfect filling meal.
Ahh… A fun night with my bestie! Yay, and to think we will have many many more months of this.
Happy Thursday everyone -and don’t forget Aneta and I will be back tomorrow to do another fun and fruity friday report. You won’t want to miss it. So don’t. Be here tomorrow or be sad that you missed out on our awesome fruit-astic friday!!! Yeah!