A Fantastic FOUR MilesPosted: March 15, 2011
Do you know why I love having a blog?! Because of the connections I’ve formed with readers and other bloggers. Yesterday I mentioned how I wish I was good at running, but it’s so difficult for me and I get ZERO enjoyment out of it. So many of my blog friends like Nicole, Michelle and Rick all gave me great advice. Nicole and Rick mentioned the Galloway Method, which incorporates walks in the run. I loved that Michelle told me that she used to hate running – but I know she just competed in a TEN MILE race! I knew I had to give this running thing another try 🙂
After work today I loaded up my iPod with some good music (which Rachel dubbed as crucial) and hit the gym. I told myself I would try the Galloway Method. I was going to run for five minutes, then walk for one and repeat until I hit 30 minutes. Well, that was a good plan. But I outdid myself!
I ran 4 miles in just about 40 minutes – it’s hard to take a picture while running. Hence the 2.9 speed 😉 Also, I did not burn 547 calories (that would be nice, huh?!)
Here’s the easy-peasy breakdown
- Minutes 1 – 10: 6.1 speed at a 1.0 incline
- 10 – 11: walk at 3.5
- 11 – 22: 6.1 speed at 1.0 incline
- 22-23: walk at 3.5
- 23-35: 6.1 speed at 1.0 incline
- 35-36: walk at 3.5
- 36-41: 6.1 speed at 1.0 incline
Incorporating those one minute walks helped tremendously! I know this run isn’t something a marathon runner would be proud of, but for a girl who never spends more than 30 minutes on the treadmill (while hating every second of it) – this is a good day! 🙂
Thanks again, blog friends!
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Let’s chat – What was your workout like today? Or was it an rest day for you?