Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Disneyland Half Training Kickoff

A few months back, Dan and I signed up for the Disneyland Half, which will take place on my 26th birthday, September 2nd, 2012.
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 Up until now, 6.2 miles is the farthest I have ever run. To be honest, even that is rather shocking... when we started training for the 10k I was reasonably sure 3 miles is where I would max out. But I've doubled that distance, and now its time to more than double my distance again!

I don't have lofty goals for this half. I plan to walk some, but run most. I plan to stop and get some good pictures with my favorite characters. I plan to have a good time. I plan to finish side by side with my fiancé. I plan not to die. I plan to get one of these babies and proudly wear it for days:
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That's about it. Training over the summer in Houston, I know it will be a miracle if I survive to race day. A lot of early, sweaty mornings await (starting with today-yuck). We are primarily using a smart coach plan, with help from the Galloway official Disney plan. Once a week I'll bring you updates here, for the next 15 weeks!

2 comments:

  1. I'll be out there in the heat and misery too. And my reward will be a nice cool race in Cali. Tell me when you are ready to double up again, I'll run a 26.2 with you. (I'd do a 13.1 too.)

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    1. We should meet up sometime and go for a run. Although I think you live like an hour from me, so maybe not?
      IF I'm ever ready to do the 26.2, I will definitely let you know. Big IF though.

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