My long runs are ramping up, so I am "back on the Garmin." But... only for the distance aspect of it. You see, I have been setting up interval workouts so that I may accomplish my Galloway style 'run this long, walk this long' training. Yesterday, for example, I did 13.60 miles that way. It was GLORIOUS from a cardiovascular standpoint. I never "gave out." I had other aches and pains, but I never hit the wall. Victory! What was even better, though, was receiving proud phonecalls twice from a certain toddler that he had gone poo poo in the potty. Now that is victory, people!
I have now officially registered for The Flying Pig Marathon, secured my free hotel stay and free-ish flight to Cincinnati (thank you, frequent flier miles and hotel points). I am now 14 weeks out! Because I am doing this Galloway plan my way, here are my remaining long runs:
4 miles of speedwork
6 miles of speedwork
8 miles of speedwork (while Chasen is back in China - boo!)
10 miles of speedwork
I can do that! Yes I can! I serendipitously left a free week for when "life happens," because let's face it -- life does happen. And just so you know, if I was following G-man to the letter, I would go all the way up to 29 miles prior to race day. No thanks, sir. If all goes well, this race will serve as a training run for yet another marathon about five weeks later. But more on that another day.
My only concern at this point is warding off a potential overuse injury of the metatarsals in my right foot. I will be treading lightly for the next few days.