KGW Reporter Pat Dooris is a self-described walker/jogger who decided to try to tackle the goal of running a half-marathon. He joined a 13-week training program led by noted running author and coach Jeff Galloway, and has been blogging weekly about his progress as he prepares to run the Sauvie Island Flat Half Marathon on July 4 weekend.
For the first time ever, I ran 5 miles this weekend and it felt somewhat, well, short.
Before the Galloway program I would consider 5 miles a crazy long run, not something to be tried.
But now that I’ve run 9 miles, 5 doesn’t seem so bad. Halfway through, I ate some gummie bears type goodies loaded with instant energy. Maybe it was my imagination, but I really did feel a boost and ran with ease for the next mile or so.
I’m so excited to be doing the walk-run program and feeling strong! This half marathon will be a piece of cake!