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Galloway Group: Thank You

Sunday, February 23, 2014

These past few weeks I've been feeling stronger on my my runs. I've also been reflecting back over this past year of running. For the record at the end of February last year I ran 4.48 miles at a 14:43 pace. That was about as good as it got. Yesterday I ran 11 miles at a 12:46 pace and will aim for 15.5 miles next Saturday at about the same pace.
Over the past year I really appreciated the support of 3 people in particular: LIVE2RUN4LIFE, SEABREEZE64 AND IFDEEVARUNS2 all in the Galloway group on SparkPerople. They helped me feel like I could improve, there was hope for better running again and offered many suggestions for improvement.
I can't keep up with their daily dialog, but i truly do appreciate all of their help and friendship over this past year.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DRADDIE 3/26/2014 1:45PM

    Yay for the Galloway method! I love it to! I like the mental control it gives you instead of oh my goodness I can't run another step, I must walk for who knows how long! Way to go!

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MBTEPP 2/26/2014 11:03AM

    emoticon on the improvements!

emoticon on the teamwork.

It is a great team. You have come along way!


It is nice to see someone recognizing those that are motivating. They are all great sparksters!


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ANNWOGGER 2/24/2014 3:51PM

    Congrats! It is so nice when you see improvement! And for me.. I like the Galloway method because the running/walking is enjoyable. Before, I would feel like I would have to gut out 5 with a combo of the two, it seems so much easier. And in the end, I am not going to win any races but I sure am winning the battle for better health. Keep at it!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 2/24/2014 9:54AM

    Keep up the great work and achievements!!!!! emoticon

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MNCYCLIST 2/24/2014 9:34AM

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MWWENSIN 2/23/2014 8:36PM

    The galloway group is very supportive and quick with advice. I wear Zensah running sleeves due to them on runs greater than 10 miles. Ifdeevaruns must have been within spitting distance in the Chevron Houston Marathon. Trillium is great about sending out the upcoming racing list via email. And they're all great at bugging you to write a racing blog, sheesh! I think they are the most active of the groups.

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BOILHAM 2/23/2014 5:57PM

    Good job! The Galloway method definitely works. I'm in that group, but not so active.

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SEABREEZE65 2/23/2014 4:30PM


I really enjoy reading your running blogs! Looking forward to hearing about your 15 miles!!!
WTG Gary!

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SMITTY4RL 2/23/2014 4:22PM

    It's a good group, right? Love the support and information over there. You've done really well--good luck with those 15+ miles next week!

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PAULOBRY 2/23/2014 4:21PM


That is great improvement! Nice shout out to the ladies!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 2/23/2014 3:58PM

    It has been fun!

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