Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I finished a women's running book by Galloway and his wife. He is the one who recommends walking breaks in with the running. I'm kind of trying that method. My four mile run this morning had 30 seconds of walk break about every 5 minutes. I made the 4 miles in 44 minutes with a 7 minute walking warm up and a 9 minute walking cool down.
One thing I'm confused about is strength training. The Galloway book recommends core and arm strength training, but no leg strength training for runners. I've been strengthening my legs for over a year and a half now. Now I'm not sure whether to continue or not. Going to read my other running book, read more Spark articles, and maybe ask a Spark coach.