So Tuesday was the official start to the Dumbo Challenge training per the Jeff Galloway training program. I plan to use his program since it is specifically designed to get your body accustomed to running two races two days in a row.
I have been a horrible runner ever since my half marathons have been over, so I knew my first run was going to be a rough one. I took my run/walk intervals down to 1:00/1:00 (from 1:30/1:00) and ran around my neighborhood for 30 minutes. I did not stop to walk during my run intervals, which is a small victory. My pace slowed down for the second mile (which it usually does…I haven’t started getting consistent negative splits), but I finished. Everyone has to start somewhere, and even though I’ve really slacked, I’m confident that I can get my endurance back.
My second run is tonight – another 30 minute run. Hopefully I can go a little further in this one. The weather is supposed to be cloudy, so that should make for a decent run. Here’s hoping!
Are you running the Dumbo Double Dare? Are you using Galloway’s training or coming up with your own?
Until next time,