If You Give A Triathlete A Mile

Hi friends.

I only wrote twice last week, which is very unusual for me. I’m typically pretty good for four to five posts a week. And I missed you all because of my blogging negligence.

It was a perfect storm of officially, really, truly starting my new job and leaving for Syracuse Thursday for Emily and Andy’s wedding that Hubs and I were both in. It was super fun. I love Emily and Andy and was so, so, sooooo happy to be there for them all weekend. And we did a whole heck of a lot of drinking, eating, and goodness, so much bad white girl dancing. It was nice to go to their wedding as a guest since the last wedding I attended was, um, mine.

Two days in high heels and a ton of dancing and jumping around for hours Saturday night have left my calf sore today. I was going to run this morning, but I’m going to spend some time today trying to roll and stretch it out. If it’s not feeling much better I’ll hit the gym instead for the spin bike and some lifting.

Oh, did you catch that I said I was going to run today??? I “ran” last week!


Oh, right, that’s not entirely running. I was told do intervals with the run interval being no more than 30 seconds for now. So I obliged. I set my Garmin to the interval setting and put in 30 second runs and 1 minute walk intervals.

I will say, it did NOT feel like running. I had set my watch to six intervals and that left me short for my mile, so I just kept running afterwards  until I hit the one mile mark. Not what I was supposed to do, but it made me happy. And because today is a holiday I don’t have PT again until Wednesday, so I’m hoping to “run” at least once, hopefully twice more, before going back. Fingers crossed it keeps going well.


I still got to run a mile, even if it was painfully slow

I’m hoping my blogging will get back to normal. Although this week the kids show up and I have soooooo much to do. I’ll be spending a lot of time in my classroom today working on lesson plans. Two PT sessions and I have to get a physical Thursday afternoon since I had to buy life insurance. I lost what I had through the Council and don’t get any through school. Ugh, adulthood is kind of crummy sometimes.

Don’t forget, tomorrow is Tri Talk Tuesday and our theme is must have gear! Link up and have some fun with us. Also, it’s finally fall race season, so use code TRIGC14 for 15% off at all3sports.com to buy said gear =)

Anyone use the Galloway Method? Tell me about it!

What is your fastest and slowest mile time?

4 Thoughts on “If You Give A Triathlete A Mile

  1. I haven’t used the Galloway method but I’m intrigued by it. I always feel like I lose my momentum or rhythm or something when I take walk breaks, but maybe I’d get used to it.
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  2. I tried the Galloway method to get my lungs used to running outside again….asthma and altitude are not a good mix! It worked but not something I could do permanently but I plan to walk the water stations for my marathon.
    I might have a stress fracture and my miles have become slower and slower as I try to make it to my marathon in 2 weeks. So I feel your pain!

  3. Yay for running! And it’s so exciting that school is finally starting! I can’t wait to hear all about it!
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  4. I agree 100%, as long as you are out there doing it, you are still a runner! That is one of the wonderful things about our community; very supportive. My best mile time is 4:48….but I do not think i could get anywhere near there now! Marathon legs for sure!
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