This morning I went to the gym before the Galloway Training Group Kick-off.
1) Rode 3.6 miles (20 min) on the recumbent bike
2) Stretched my IT bands for about 5 min.
3) Walked 1.17 miles (20:03 min) on the treadmill
So, I went to the Galloway Kick-Off this morning! It started at 9 AM at the NC Museum of Art, and Jeff Galloway was there to speak to our packed auditorium. It was a big crowd for a holiday weekend, I thought! All very interesting and motivating. It was fun seeing people I knew from last year, though I missed seeing some people and wonder if they'll be back. George joined me, and is thinking about training for a race as well, which is exciting!
After lunch, I attended the Running School, a 4-hour clinic led by Galloway. I really enjoyed it, and got a lot out of it too. We had mostly classroom time, but he did evaluate everyone's gait individually, and we learned a couple of speed drills. I learned that I had a basically good gait, but will benefit from speed and hill work.
One of the things I learned today is that stretching will help the symptoms of IT Band Syndrome, but various forms of massage (including the foam roller) will actually heal it. I also got reminded that miles are miles, endurance wise, according to Galloway.
It was fun spending a little more time with Meri today, as she attended both sessions as well. Met some other nice folks as well. I felt pretty extroverted today, between asking a number of questions (hope I wasn't a pest!) and talking some to the other class participants.
Although I ran very little today, the day was pretty running intensive! I almost didn't blog about it, but I knew I'd be disappointed if I didn't. I'm pretty tired this evening.