There's good news and there's bad news. The good news is that the Jeff Galloway "time goal" training program is not as easy as I thought it would be. The bad news is that the Jeff Galloway "time goal" training program is not as easy as I thought it would be.
Taking a closer look at the plan, my Tuesday and Thursday timed runs (as opposed to mileage runs) are more than just getting out there for a certain time. Who knew?!? Ha. Not me, not before last night.
On Tuesdays I am supposed to do some "acceleration gliders." Now, I have read it, read it, and re-read it, and I just don't really get it. I am sure I did not do them correctly... but I tried. I searched for a video on youtube and found nothing.
On Thursdays I am supposed to do some hill work "if my marathon has some hills." Chicago? Perhaps not. But I do like hill repeats, believe it or not, so I intend to do some (when I am stroller-free).
As much as I hope marathon day is cool and cloudy, one thing is for sure: training in "Memphisippi" heat and humidity will likely help me out, even though I am slow as molasses. Tonight when I went out for 40 minutes worth, it was 85 degrees after 6 PM. Gotta love it!