Last week was the first time in a long time that I’ve run 3 days in a row. It seems like something hurts on every run, so I’ve been taking a day off in between and cross training. (Perhaps it’s time for a visit to my chiro…)
But I have back to back half marathons in two weeks. I think I’ve written a check my body can’t cash, so I’ve accepted that the second race is going to be hella slow. I decided that perhaps I should actually practice a little Galloway.
Wednesday’s 6 miler gave me the perfect opportunity. My foot had started hurting at mile 4 on Tuesday’s 7 mile run plus I had a minor cold that was messing up my breathing.
So, off I went. Right from the start I did a .45 mile run/.05 mile walk. After mile four, when my breathing started to really suck, I did .2 mile run/.05 mile walk.
In the end, the six miles ended up being an acceptable slow run pace. Even more amazing? My pace was only 6 seconds per mile slower than the 7 mile run the day before where I’d run the whole thing.
Now if I could just figure out what it is going on with the ball of my right foot…
Do you use Galloway or some version of run/walk? What tips can you give me?