To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
-Steve Prefontaine
Make it simple, but significant.
- Don Draper

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Proof Galloway & I Are New BFFs??

I'll let the highlighted sections speak for themselves.




Basically I used Jeff Galloway's running method - and kept right on pace with The Man himself!

And those of you dying to stalk me, I realize I did a sucktastic job on keeping my info incognito. I'm feeling exhausted from the race and blacking out all of my details was just too much work.

And to end my marathon posts about the Portland Marathon, here is video I took of Frank Shorter sharing his favorite Steve Prefontaine story. Be sure to watch my new BFF Jeff Galloway in the background. He cracks me up! From listening to Frank and Jeff tell stories I learned I have even more in common with Pre. Not only does he also "piss and moan" about everything while running, he and I also can't stand the pin trader people! See? I'm telling you, Steve and I totally would have been real life friends!

13 comments:

  1. Hey girl! Long time no comment...sorry, I've been a blog slacker. Still am. You're my first comment of the day. I've often wondered about Galloway's method...pretty cool. And Frank Shorter...wow, I remember that guy from way back when I was a kid...my brother would talk about him all the time. And yes, I'm convinced that Pre would have adored you! :)

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  2. I was very bummed to not meet you YET again. I think you see me coming and hide...this is not necessarily a bad plan.

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  3. Time to start stalking!!!!!

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  4. Congrats on your half! I heart Jeff Galloway. Started running with another popular run/walk method and was miserable (and hurt) all the time. JG's plan actually got me to look forward to my runs and I improved much faster.

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  5. Very funny that you two were nearly identical. What is the JG plan that you utilized? I am trying to find something that will get me back on track and keep me accountable

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  6. Well I think I sort of just randomly chose to run 4 minutes walk 1 minute. At first I was thinking I felt so silly walking only 4 minutes into a race. My goal was to give it a fair shot though and if he says to walk early and often, then that was the plan. It seems to have worked!

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  7. you know at Disneyland I had an almost identical race as Jeff G. I did not even realized I was running near him until the last couple of miles. I had met him at the Expo and what a nice guy he is.

    I love this story about Pre!

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  8. You and JG were meant to be bffs!

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  9. I used the Portapotty method for the marathon -- run ten minutes, stand in the line for the portapotty for five minutes. I think your way was better ;)

    Hey, I can spell your real last name correctly now on the second try!! STALKER!!!!!!

    How is Lady doing? Are you still taking pity on her with the cone? I was looking forward to seeing a bedazzled doggy cone...

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  10. Lady is doing so well! She hasn't had to use the cone and so far is behaving for the most part. I was going to bring her to the race but then didn't want the poor girl to be stuck in the potential rain - or risk having her try to get into any confrontations with other dogs. She slept ALL. DAY. LONG.

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  11. Jenna, the trick Ronda utilized from JGs advice is to immediately start your Run-walk cycle (as she said). Galloways advice will result in un-satisfactory results if you go into the race thinking "I want to run as hard and as far as possible and then I'll start walking and running."

    By starting with a walk:run ratio early what you are doing is ensuring that you post-pone hitting the wall as long as possible (notice how I didn't say you'd completely avoid hitting the wall). If you choose to run hard for as long as possible until you can't anymore, then you'll be waiting for the wall - which unfortunately once you hit the wall its really hard to get going again.

    Hitting the wall is a euphemism for feeling like you can not go any further. Usually hitting the wall means the runner ran out of glycogen (energy) to fuel their muscles. But sometimes the wall can be a result of overheating (or not being able to cool off fast enough), and/or dehydration (usually related to over heating).

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  12. Thank you, Danny! I cannot say it all so eloquently! I must say this did work. I mean I ALMOST hit a wall, but didn't. And I think mostly I was just really hungry because again I went out without hardly eating anything before the race.

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  13. If you look at your half-marathon times, you totally beat him! Way to go! :)

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