Only 8 days until the Goofy Challenge begins! I am both nervous and excited.
This will be my second time running a marathon, but that does not make me feel any more prepared because the first one was exhausting and I didn't run a half marathon the day before. In fact, I remember saying to myself that day that I couldn't imagine running those distances in back to back days. Yet, here I am about to do that exact thing. Why did I think this was a good idea? I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could.
Next Saturday I will run the half marathon and on Sunday I will run the marathon at Disney World. Although this will be my longest distance race, my training plan is not more demanding than my marathon training 2 years ago. The biggest difference has been the addition of two long runs on back to back days. Other than that, I have only been running two days a week for 30-45 minutes. It doesn't seem like enough, but I am trusting the plan. After all it is from Jeff Galloway who knows a thing or two about running. My goal is not to PR both races but to finish them in an upright position.
I plan to take it easy on the half and enjoy the run and then run a 3:1 run/walk ratio for the full. I just want to finish!
My husband (dessert man) and I will be running this race together. It will be nice to share the experience and encourage each other along when the going gets tough.
Right now, the weather forecast is not ideal, but that can change.
I will run 7 miles tomorrow and then a couple 30 min runs next week and that is it!
Other than that, I need to decide what to wear and what to eat on those days and prepare ahead of time anything I can. I don't think we're going to feel like doing a lot of cooking that weekend.
We have been planning this race since April and I don't wan't anything to get in our way of finishing it when we are this close.