"Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one." - 1st Training Journal (comments welcome!)

Livelovedance

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 4, 2015
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Decent run day with great weather. Not much to say but it went well!

START:
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Temp + Dew Point: 68 + 60 = 128
Feels Like: 68
Wind: NNW 9 mph
Humidity: 77%
UV Index: 1
Running Conditions Index: 9

END:
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Temp + Dew Point: 70 + 60 = 130
Feels Like: 70
Wind: NNW 11 mph
Humidity: 69%
UV Index: 2
Running Conditions Index: 9


Outdoor Walk:
Focus: Warm up
Distance: 0.50 mi
Total Time: 0:09:01
Avg. Pace: 17'57"/mi


Outdoor Run:
(Nike Run Club)
Focus:
Galloway Marathon Training - 30 min (2 miles @ 60/30 sec @ 14:00/17:00 paces)
Distance: 2.07 mi
Total Time: 0:30:02
Avg. Pace: 14'29"/mi
Splits:
1 =
14'20"
2 = 14'36"
0.07 = 14'45"

(Intervals Pro)
Focus: Galloway Marathon Training - 30 min (2 miles @ 60/30 sec @ 14:00/17:00 paces)
Distance: 2.05 mi
Total Time: 0:29:32
Avg. Pace: 14'23"/mi
Intervals:
Run/Walk 1:
15:00/14:22
Run/Walk 2: 14:14/13:38
Run/Walk 3: 13:38/15:10
Run/Walk 4: 13:52/14:54
Run/Walk 5: 13:45/17:29
Run/Walk 6: 12:58/15:28
Run/Walk 7: 14:14/15:46
Run/Walk 8: 13:45/18:17
Run/Walk 9: 13:52/16:25
Run/Walk 10: 14:29/15:28
Run/Walk 11: 14:29/15:28
Run/Walk 12: 12:22/16:25
Run/Walk 13: 13:38/15:46
Run/Walk 14: 13:18/17:52
Run/Walk 15: 13:11/15:46
Run/Walk 16: 14:07/16:05
Run/Walk 17: 13:38/17:07
Run/Walk 18: 13:38/17:52
Run/Walk 19: 13:45/15:28
Run/Walk 20: 13:31/end


Outdoor Walk:
Focus: Cool down
Distance: 0.50 mi
Total Time: 0:08:57
Avg. Pace: 17'51"/mi


Got a 5 minute post run stretch in afterwards, and eventually a 20 minute recovery ride done later that evening!
 

Livelovedance

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 4, 2015
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Last night I was up late and got up early for the Saturday long run, which wasn't ideal but it is what it is. I got a 5 minute pre run warm up done and left the house at a reasonable time.

START:
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Temp + Dew Point: 66 + 61 = 127
Feels Like: 66
Wind: N 6 mph
Humidity: 83%
UV Index: 0
Running Conditions Index: 9

(I forgot to check the weather notes at the end of the run.)


Outdoor Walk:
Focus: Warm up
Distance: 0.51 mi
Total Time: 0:09:09
Avg. Pace: 17'39"/mi


Outdoor Run:
(Nike Run Club)
Focus:
Galloway Marathon Training - 5.5 miles (60/30 sec @ 14:00/17:00 paces)
Distance: 5.53 mi
Total Time: 1:20:54
Avg. Pace: 14'37"/mi
Splits:
1 =
14'20"
2 = 14'50"
3 = 14'44"
4 = 14'40"
5 = 14'27"
0.53 = 14'49"

(Intervals Pro)
Focus: Galloway Marathon Training - 5.5 miles (60/30 sec @ 14:00/17:00 paces)
Distance: 5.51 mi
Total Time: 1:20:36
Avg. Pace: 14'37"/mi
Splits:
1 =
14'23"
2 = 14'51"
3 = 14'44"
4 = 14'38"
5 = 14'26"
6 = 14'41"
(I'm just going to list the splits instead of the intervals from now on. There are way too many intervals in the long runs lol.)


Outdoor Walk:
Focus: Cool down
Distance: 0.50 mi
Total Time: 0:09:30
Avg. Pace: 18'49"/mi


Completed a 10 minute post-run stretch when I got home. Galloway Week 4 ✔

This was the longest run so far, and it was definitely manageable. I didn't necessarily feel tired, but I started to get a little tired of running by the end (if that makes sense... I could've kept going, but I was kind of happy to not have to.). It could be the lack of sleep the night before. It could also be the fact that I don't like to eat early, so I started to get a little hungry by the time I got back home. I need to start thinking about hydration and fuel moving forward. With the shorter runs so far, I've just had water before and after, but this time I was thirsty and wished I had some water in between. I'm doing the next long run at a live race, so water shouldn't be an issue (I haven't heard of any specific changes to those procedures as of yet), but the following one is 9 miles and I definitely need a plan!

I'm also trying to figure out how to get through the long runs as they get progressively longer. I set up the intervals app for all of the distances left in the plan last night, and I feel like it'll end up being so monotonous... I know people have done this for many years, but it seems so daunting to be out there running without the live race feel for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+ hours... Time to start thinking of strategies to get myself mentally and physically ready for those runs!


Oh and how can I forget. Tuesday is Marathon Weekend registration! :scared: I have some information from two charities for Marathon and Princess, but right now my plan is to register through general registration with the masses on Tuesday for the marathon and hope I get in. I'm trying to stay positive - I'm planning to be online with multiple devices (as usual), and I should be okay since I'm only registering for one race. Once that is done, I'll figure out my plan for Princess, but I'm thinking at this point I may register for either the Challenge or the 5K with one of the charities, and do the other through general registration.

Wishing us all luck on registration day!
 

Livelovedance

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 4, 2015
Monday, July 26, 2021
Shifted the dates of this week's training for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, to make sure I get them done without conflicts. This morning started with a 5 min Pre-Run Warm Up.

START:
Weather Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp + Dew Point: 75 + 71 = 146
Feels Like: 75
Wind: WSW 3 mph
Humidity: 88%
UV Index: 1
Running Conditions Index: 6

END:
Weather Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp + Dew Point: 76 + 71 = 147
Feels Like: 76
Wind: WSW 3 mph
Humidity: 84%
UV Index: 3
Running Conditions Index: 6


Outdoor Walk:
Focus:
Warm up
Distance: 0.50 mi
Total Time: 0:08:59
Avg. Pace: 17'50"/mi


Outdoor Run:
(Nike Run Club)

Focus: Galloway Marathon Training - 30 min run (2 miles @ 60/30 sec @ 14:00/17:00 paces)
Distance: 2.07 mi
Total Time: 0:29:44
Avg. Pace: 14'19"/mi
Splits:
1 =
14'14"
2 = 14'16"
0.07 = 15'52"

(Intervals Pro)
Focus:
Galloway Marathon Training - 30 min run (2 miles @ 60/30 sec @ 14:00/17:00 paces)
Distance: 2.07 mi
Total Time: 0:29:32
Avg. Pace: 14'14"/mi
Splits:
1 =
14'16"
2 = 14'16"
3 = 14'01"


Outdoor Walk:
Focus:
Cool down
Distance: 0.51 mi
Total Time: 0:09:25
Avg. Pace: 18'24"/mi


Completed a 10 minute post-run stretch afterwards.

Today's run was a hot one. I was happy to get out there and complete it, but the weather wasn't preferable.

After a shower and some breakfast, I went out to run some errands and treated myself to a new foam roller, a new pair of Feetures, and sport beans. I'm really not into eating before/during races, but I know I need to start experimenting. I decided to start with sport beans since I know they've given them out in runDisney races.

It works out that I ran today instead of tomorrow, so I won't have that nervous energy about Marathon Weekend registration as I run. I know the odds are probably good that I'll be able to register successfully, but I know I'll still be nervous about it in the morning! Good luck everyone!
 

Livelovedance

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 4, 2015
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
WDW Marathon Weekend registration day!

I got up early and made sure my devices were charged and ready to go. I was pretty sure I'd get in, but I was still anxious/nervous! I started a couple devices before 10, and a couple right at 10. As others have noted, the last device I entered got in first after just a few minutes. My confirmation email was in my inbox as of 10:05!

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Now it feels real. I'm going to be running the marathon! party:




Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Started today with a 5 min pre-run warm up. I actually enjoy a decent warm up and cool down stretch.

START:
Weather Conditions: Fair
Temp + Dew Point: 70 + 66 = 136
Feels Like: 70
Wind: N 9 mph
Humidity: 88%
UV Index: 1
Running Conditions Index: 8

END:
Weather Conditions: Fair
Temp + Dew Point: 72 + 66 = 138
Feels Like: 72
Wind: N 11 mph
Humidity: 80%
UV Index: 3
Running Conditions Index: 8


Outdoor Walk:
Focus: Warm up
Distance: 0.50 mi
Total Time: 0:09:03
Avg. Pace: 17'58"/mi


Outdoor Run:
(Nike Run Club)

Focus: Galloway Marathon Training - 30 min run (2 miles @ 60/30 sec @ 14:00/17:00 paces)
Distance: 2.06 mi
Total Time: 0:29:52
Avg. Pace: 14'28"/mi
Splits:
1 =
14'19"
2 = 14'30"
0.06 = 16'10"

(Intervals Pro)
Focus: Galloway Marathon Training - 30 min run (2 miles @ 60/30 sec @ 14:00/17:00 paces)
Distance: 2.05 mi
Total Time: 0:29:32
Avg. Pace: 14'22"/mi
Splits:
1 =
14'18"
2 = 14'28"
3 = 13'57"


Outdoor Walk:
Focus: Cool down
Distance: 0.50 mi
Total Time: 0:09:16
Avg. Pace: 18'29"/mi


I did an extra 20 minute guided outdoor walk on the Peloton app because it was a nice day and I had some extra time (it ended up being 1.2 miles). Afterwards I completed my 10 minute post-run stretch.




Friday, July 30, 2021
This morning I woke up and realized nothing was charged.... So this morning became a bit of a lazy morning while I waited for everything to mostly charge so I could get my run in. Started with a 5 min pre-run warm up that I didn't enjoy as much. I'll have to start saving the good ones.

START:
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Temp + Dew Point: 75 + 64 = 139
Feels Like: 75
Wind: NNW 12 mph
Humidity: 69%
UV Index: 3
Running Conditions Index: 8

END:
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Temp + Dew Point: 76 + 63 = 139
Feels Like: 76
Wind: NW 12 mph
Humidity: 63%
UV Index: 5
Running Conditions Index: 8


One thing I didn't consider was the weather difference I'd be facing starting later than usual. It was less humid, but the sun was beating down which made it slightly uncomfortable. I definitely prefer starting earlier!


Outdoor Walk:
Focus: Warm up
Distance: 0.50 mi
Total Time: 0:08:49
Avg. Pace: 17'38"/mi

Today was my 3 mile long run, so I decided to make it my fist runDisney summer series virtual 5K. I also decided to skip the intervals timer and use a different playlist, just to shake it up a little. I regret the playlist choice, and I wasted some time walking to skip through songs that just weren't doing it for me.

Outdoor Run:
(Nike Run Club)

Focus: Galloway Marathon Training - 3 mi run (runDisney Virtual 5K - The Timeless Classic)
Distance: 3.10 mi
Total Time: 0:42:05
Avg. Pace: 13'35"/mi
Splits:
1 =
13'37"
2 = 13'57"
3 = 13'16"
3 = 12'25"


Outdoor Walk:
Focus: Cool down
Distance: 0.50 mi
Total Time: 0:09:18
Avg. Pace: 18'32"/mi


I felt good about the run, but it was hot and I wished I had started earlier! Next week I'm supposed to be doing an in-person 10K race (that I usually use for POT for Princess), but the way things are trending I think I might skip it and just do my long run at home. I enjoy the race, but I know I won't be fast enough for the new POT cut offs, and I think I need to go with my gut on this one.

Speaking of Princess, I decided to sign up for the Fairy Tale Challenge with Kellsie's Hope Foundation. I had reached out to them and the American Cancer Society originally when I was looking for information regarding charity registration. Even though I think I could get in on my own, I decided to go with the charity to make this year's event even more meaningful. I've got the WDW Marathon to look forward to as my first runDisney race since the pandemic, and now Princess will have more meaning because I'll be fundraising for a great cause. I'm hopeful that things will start to trend in the right direction and we'll all be able to enjoy this upcoming runDisney season!
 
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Livelovedance

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Joined
Jul 4, 2015
Started a new thread looking for marathon tips, and I have received some invaluable information, so I'm linking it here for future reference:
Wanted: First Marathon Tips!

If you were to add a fourth day, then you could start to move the needle in terms of dropping that long run down. It is absolutely not too late to change plans. A traditional marathon plan is usually 16-18 weeks in length. Galloway's plans tend to be on the longer side due to the nature of them.

Thank you for all of this! I'm looking forward to reading through your posts, and checking out some of the resources you've shared. I clearly have a lot to learn, but after the year + we've all had, I really want this and I'm interested in learning as much as I can to do the best that I can.

I appreciate your sincere honesty. When we first discussed training, I was hesitant to commit to over 3 days because of what I let happen last summer. It's been a lesson to me that we're all human, life happens, but we have to pick ourselves up and move on! After reading @Herding_Cats 's training journal last night, I started to think about what I could realistically commit to. I'm most motivated and have the most time in the summer. I'm running 3 days now with Galloway and honestly wanting to do more because I have the time. I've been going on walks and/or doing strength or cycling classes on the off days. The fall is a different story, but I cut back A LOT with certain commitments already, knowing that I wanted to train for the marathon in January. I just got my first schedule and it's very reasonable. So why couldn't I replace that time with running? Looking ahead to the fall (when I'm usually the busiest), I was originally looking at sticking with Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (Thursdays being a little difficult but I can make it work) for Galloway. However, I now have Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays with no current weekly commitments. Wednesdays or Thursdays could work (Wednesdays would be ideal over Thursdays), and Fridays might work but I might have commitments every other Friday (schedule TBD). So honestly, I could (and should) really do 4 or 5 days a week. And looking forward, I think I'd rather put more time in regularly during the week as opposed to doing such long runs regularly in the winter...

The Galloway plan is pretty simple to follow, but I like more specifics, and I'm starting to feel it grow a little stagnant in the short time I'm using it. I know it's still early but I feel like the goal is to reach the marathon distance, and I'd like to see more than that as a result of my training. My goal is to run a marathon, but along the way I'd like to make improvements in other areas while increasing my distance.

@DopeyBadger, quoting my response here so that thread doesn't get derailed from its initial purpose. Is there any chance you'd be able to create or suggest a different marathon training plan? As mentioned above, I can definitely do at least 4 days a week, 5 could even work depending on the length of time. I truly appreciate all you've done thus far!
 

DopeyBadger

Imagathoner
Joined
Oct 15, 2015
@DopeyBadger, quoting my response here so that thread doesn't get derailed from its initial purpose. Is there any chance you'd be able to create or suggest a different marathon training plan? As mentioned above, I can definitely do at least 4 days a week, 5 could even work depending on the length of time. I truly appreciate all you've done thus far!

What availability do you think you could reasonably commit to in October/November/December during the meat of the training plan? Like on a time per day maximum basis? Be specific. Like 30 min on Tuesday, or 90 min on Tuesday, or none on Tuesday? These are maximums and not what you would be doing the whole time. You could conceivably write something where you peak sooner during the time where you'd have more time, but that really depends on the length of time between the end of peak and drop off until the race. Because after about 4-6 weeks you'll enter a period of stagnation and things are going to take a downswing in terms of fitness.

You're at about 1:45 hrs of running in the last week, right? What's been your peak weekly duration in the last six weeks, and what about the last six months?
 

Livelovedance

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Joined
Jul 4, 2015
What availability do you think you could reasonably commit to in October/November/December during the meat of the training plan? Like on a time per day maximum basis? Be specific. Like 30 min on Tuesday, or 90 min on Tuesday, or none on Tuesday? These are maximums and not what you would be doing the whole time. You could conceivably write something where you peak sooner during the time where you'd have more time, but that really depends on the length of time between the end of peak and drop off until the race. Because after about 4-6 weeks you'll enter a period of stagnation and things are going to take a downswing in terms of fitness.

You're at about 1:45 hrs of running in the last week, right? What's been your peak weekly duration in the last six weeks, and what about the last six months?
Hmm...

Maximum times:
Saturdays & Sundays - any amount of time
Mondays & Tuesdays - 2 hours
Wednesdays - 90 min (if it's not on a regular basis, I could probably get up to 2 hours every once in a while on a Wednesday)
Thursdays - 45 min
Fridays - 30 min

Yes, I ran about 1:45 hours last week with Galloway.
Peak in the last 6 weeks: 2:20 (week of 7/18)
Peak in the last 6 months: 5:35 (week of 2/14 - only because I did Princess virtually that week)
 

DopeyBadger

Imagathoner
Joined
Oct 15, 2015
Hmm...

Maximum times:
Saturdays & Sundays - any amount of time
Mondays & Tuesdays - 2 hours
Wednesdays - 90 min (if it's not on a regular basis, I could probably get up to 2 hours every once in a while on a Wednesday)
Thursdays - 45 min
Fridays - 30 min

Yes, I ran about 1:45 hours last week with Galloway.
Peak in the last 6 weeks: 2:20 (week of 7/18)
Peak in the last 6 months: 5:35 (week of 2/14 - only because I did Princess virtually that week)

Alright, let's say about 2.5 hrs is our starting point. We've got 23 weeks until race day. If we assume a 3-week taper, then that gives us something like:

1/3 - Race
12/27-Taper
12/20-Taper
12/13-Peak
12/6
11/29-Peak-30
11/22
11/15-Peak-60
11/8
11/1-Peak-90
10/25
10/18-Peak-120
10/11
10/4-Peak-150
9/27
9/20-Peak-180
9/13
9/6-Peak-210
8/30
8/23-Peak 240
8/16
8/9-Peak 270
8/2

30 min building is a reasonably aggressive build, but not too aggressive. So if you're doing 2.5 hrs max now, then I think the most you can peak at is around 6 hours. If we stretch the plan to two extra weeks, then we could get up to 7 hrs, but that longer length plan could backfire and lead to burn-out stagnation. How do you personally feel about the prospects of burnout? Do you feel like you tend to be someone who might have that feeling?

If we peak at 6.5 hours, then something like this:

M- OFF
T- 30 min max
W- 90 min max
R- OFF
F- 30 min max
Sa- 90 min max
Su- 150 min max

Is that something you feel like you could reasonably commit to? The 90 min W would likely only occur during peak weeks. I might play around with the numbers a bit on non-peak weeks.
 

Livelovedance

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 4, 2015
Alright, let's say about 2.5 hrs is our starting point. We've got 23 weeks until race day. If we assume a 3-week taper, then that gives us something like:

1/3 - Race
12/27-Taper
12/20-Taper
12/13-Peak
12/6
11/29-Peak-30
11/22
11/15-Peak-60
11/8
11/1-Peak-90
10/25
10/18-Peak-120
10/11
10/4-Peak-150
9/27
9/20-Peak-180
9/13
9/6-Peak-210
8/30
8/23-Peak 240
8/16
8/9-Peak 270
8/2

30 min building is a reasonably aggressive build, but not too aggressive. So if you're doing 2.5 hrs max now, then I think the most you can peak at is around 6 hours. If we stretch the plan to two extra weeks, then we could get up to 7 hrs, but that longer length plan could backfire and lead to burn-out stagnation. How do you personally feel about the prospects of burnout? Do you feel like you tend to be someone who might have that feeling?

If we peak at 6.5 hours, then something like this:

M- OFF
T- 30 min max
W- 90 min max
R- OFF
F- 30 min max
Sa- 90 min max
Su- 150 min max

Is that something you feel like you could reasonably commit to? The 90 min W would likely only occur during peak weeks. I might play around with the numbers a bit on non-peak weeks.
I think it’s reasonable. It definitely seems more attainable than what I was already doing. I’m not sure how I’d be in terms of burnout, just because I haven’t tried something like this yet! My current mindset is all in, and I’m determined to continue that through.
 

DopeyBadger

Imagathoner
Joined
Oct 15, 2015
I think it’s reasonable. It definitely seems more attainable than what I was already doing. I’m not sure how I’d be in terms of burnout, just because I haven’t tried something like this yet! My current mindset is all in, and I’m determined to continue that through.

Remind me again, have you done a magic mile or 800m Galloway test yet to ensure current fitness pacing?
 

DopeyBadger

Imagathoner
Joined
Oct 15, 2015
No I haven’t, I didn’t think about it to be honest! I just came back from a 30 min run, but I could try to do one later if it would help!

Another day or one on the weekend. Just be sure to read the instructions from the Galloway plan to get an idea of what you're doing, and whether you're going with the mile time trial or the 800m huff/puff test (this one is on the 5k plan).
 

Livelovedance

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Joined
Jul 4, 2015
Another day or one on the weekend. Just be sure to read the instructions from the Galloway plan to get an idea of what you're doing, and whether you're going with the mile time trial or the 800m huff/puff test (this one is on the 5k plan).
Okay, thanks! I’ll probably do the magic mile, I think I did one last year.
 

Livelovedance

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Joined
Jul 4, 2015
First, I just have to say that I'm so happy to see the runDisney boards active and thriving. This is an incredible community of poeple and I'm proud to be a part of it. I wouldn't be calling myself a runner if it wasn't for the people here on the DIS! I'm so hopeful that things will start to improve in our world and the runDisney race season will go forward safely. Idk about you, but I need these races now more than ever!

I've been doing a lot of reading (both here and through Google searches) on clothing and nutrition. I've spent a decent amount of money over the last two days on new leggings and shorts. I started with UA, but the last pair of leggings I bought in the outlet were not good - I kept having to pull them up! I bought a pair online that are supposedly made for running, so we'll see how they feel when they arrive. Last night I purchased a pair of leggings and shorts from Lululemon :oops:, my first purchase from them, ever. They're supposed to be very durable and good for running, and apparently have plenty of pockets which would be good for my issue with carrying things lol, so if I'm happy with them it'll be worth the price. I'm just hoping they're the right size. Sometimes I'll order multiple sizes if I'm unsure, but I just couldn't pull the trigger on that with their prices lol. Both companies seem to have decent return policies, so I'll definitely be making returns if I'm not happy with anything.


Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Yesterday I ate a late lunch, which meant I didn't eat dinner. I got a little hungry late at night but I'm trying not to eat late so I didn't. This morning I decided I better try to eat something before I went out for my run, so I made a half of a bagel with peanut butter. This was a pretty big deal for me because I never eat before I run lol.

After my bagel I did a 5 minute stretch, and then headed out for my run.

(I just realized I totally forgot to check the weather...)

Temp: 74
Running Conditions Index: 8



Outdoor Walk:
Focus: Warm up
Distance: 0.50 mi
Total Time: 0:09:16
Avg. Pace: 18'26"/mi

I tried to slow down my pace a little today to try to get closer to 14:00 during my run intervals.


Outdoor Run:
(Nike Run Club)

Focus: Galloway Marathon Training - 30 min run (2 miles @ 60/30 sec @ 14:00/17:00 paces)
Distance: 2.00 mi
Total Time: 0:29:45
Avg. Pace: 14'50"/mi
Splits:
1 = 14'39"
2 = 14'52"


(Intervals Pro)
Focus: Galloway Marathon Training - 30 min run (2 miles @ 60/30 sec @ 14:00/17:00 paces)
Distance: 1.99 mi
Total Time: 0:29:32
Avg. Pace: 14'47"/mi
Splits:
1 = 14'43"
2 = 14'52"



Outdoor Walk:
Focus: Cool down
Distance: 0.50 mi
Total Time: 0:09:00
Avg. Pace: 17'52"/mi


Completed a 5 minute post-run stretch afterwards, took a break, and then did a 10 min core strength exercise.

Today's run felt good. After changing my days last week, it felt like I hadn't run in forever (it was 3 days:rotfl:) so I was happy to get out there. I tried to slow down a little and really enjoy the moment. The sky was overcast, so there was no sun beating down on me. It was just a nice, easy run!
 

Herding_Cats

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Joined
Aug 3, 2017
Re: under armour leggings. I ONLY run in their “fly fast” leggings (but not the ones that have zippers at the ankles) because they have a drawstring in the waist. I’m between sizes, but I’ve found the larger size to feel less like they’re going to cut off my circulation, and just tighten and knot the drawstring so they don’t ride down. Bonus: the ones I have all have a pocket on one leg (outer thigh) that will hold my phone. I’m way too cheap to buy lululemon stuff, so I just keep an eye on Sierra dot com and the UA outlet for the leggings. Or even Amazon on occasion!
 

Livelovedance

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 4, 2015
Re: under armour leggings. I ONLY run in their “fly fast” leggings (but not the ones that have zippers at the ankles) because they have a drawstring in the waist. I’m between sizes, but I’ve found the larger size to feel less like they’re going to cut off my circulation, and just tighten and knot the drawstring so they don’t ride down. Bonus: the ones I have all have a pocket on one leg (outer thigh) that will hold my phone. I’m way too cheap to buy lululemon stuff, so I just keep an eye on Sierra dot com and the UA outlet for the leggings. Or even Amazon on occasion!
Thanks for the tips! If the leggings I ordered don't work out I'll look for those next. I still can't believe I placed that lululemon order to be honest, but I'm telling myself it'll be worth it if the quality is good! I'm not sure what type of UA leggings I got at the outlet, but they didn't have the drawstring inside so I'm sure they're not the same ones. They did have the side pocket, but when I went for a run in them they were sliding down, and the side with the phone in my pocket made it worse. I ended up running with my phone in my hand and accidentally calling someone three times in the process :blush:, so needless to say those will become more everyday leggings... :rolleyes1
 

Livelovedance

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@DopeyBadger I just realized your tentative schedule includes this week. Should I plan to run today? I was thinking about doing the magic mile today or tomorrow, but now I’m not sure if that would impact the plan you’re working on.
 

DopeyBadger

Imagathoner
Joined
Oct 15, 2015
@DopeyBadger I just realized your tentative schedule includes this week. Should I plan to run today? I was thinking about doing the magic mile today or tomorrow, but now I’m not sure if that would impact the plan you’re working on.

I won’t start writing until after the magic mile data. Plus I’ve got a few other plans in the queue at the moment. So I’d stick to your Galloway plan at the moment. But if you want to do the MM today, then go ahead.
 

Livelovedance

DIS Veteran
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Jul 4, 2015
I won’t start writing until after the magic mile data. Plus I’ve got a few other plans in the queue at the moment. So I’d stick to your Galloway plan at the moment. But if you want to do the MM today, then go ahead.
Got it, thanks! I’ll probably do it tomorrow within my regular run schedule.
 











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