Jeff Galloway Half Marathon Training App. - Awhile back I bought 4 Jeff Galloway apps. 5k, 10k, 1.1 & 26.2. I planned to use the 1st 3 to make my times better and also to have the 26.2 for *IF* I ever decide to do a full. In theory the app is great. It doesn't work great I will not lie. It is the run/walk program and as the workouts go by the timing ends up being out of sync with the prompts to go from walk to run or vise versa. I complained on the FB page and got immediate response. Looks like I need to wait for an update as it is a know problem with the gps. I still use it for the plan but have the gps off and rely on my watch for distance.
NYS Summer Run Series - So far there have bee 3 races of the series. I have only done 1 and 3. The first was a 5 miler at Heckscher Park. It was hot and humid but I had good friends with me so I was happy.
As I was running around mile 2.5 I saw a girl in a crazy get up with a sign that said "Ask me why I am wearing this" Soooooooooo I had to ask her :). Her name is Susan and we ran the rest of the race together. I will be doing a whole post on her and why she was wearing the outfit soon.....it is a wonderful story so stay tuned :) I missed the second race as it was super humid and I was tired after a long weekend and the thought of one of the hardest 10ks out there was not a pleasant one. I found out after that the course had to be cut to 5 miles due to damage still lingering from Super Storm Sandy. The 3rd race was last night and it was supposed to be at Belmont Lake but again due to Sandy damage the park couldn't handle the about of runners/cars that come with the Summer Series so it was moved to Jones Beach. It was not as hot as it has been but the humidity was crazy!! 89% according to the weather channel. The run itself felt pretty good but the mosquitoes were OUT OF CONTROL! There was a guy in front of me that had so many on his hat it looked like HAIR....We still have 5 more runs of the series, I will only be doing 4 of them. The Hempsted Park one is just too far away and only a 4k.