Going Goofy….Again!


398889-R1-008-2A_004 If you have read my blog for the last few years you are probably thinking, Matt has really lost it, to go through all the training again.  Well I kinda have lost it, but that is what Goofy is all about losing yourself.  For those of you new to the blog, maybe wondering what in the heck am I talking about.   We will start with this email, I just got:

2011 Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge

Dear Matthew,

Congratulations! You are now registered for 2011 Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge. Please check the event’s official website for updates: http://www.disneyworldmarathon.com

So what exactly is Goofy Race and a Half Challenge.  It is running a 1/2 marathon on Saturday, followed by running a full marathon on Sunday.

Yes that is right, and this will be my 2nd goofy.  I plan on following Hal Higdons Marathon Training Schedule: Intermediate II: http://www.halhigdon.com/marathon/inter2.html

It worked in the past and I plan on it helping me through this again.  If you want to see want I went through, I blogged my training schedule from last year and will do it again this year:  http://blogs.technet.com/search/SearchResults.aspx?q=goofy&PageIndex=1 I most likely will incorporate Galloway into my training runs to help with joints and capsulitis, and will be wearing shoes (sorry Jimmy). Here is my recap from 2009: http://blogs.technet.com/b/matthewms/archive/2009/01/20/goofy-challenge-results-and-recap.aspx

If you are running the Goofy let me know and I look forward to sharing my training with you!

Have a Goofy day!

Comments (3)

  1. Kevin Remde says:

    Goofy… Why would anyone run such distances when God gave us automobiles?  :)

    Sincerely – This is cool, Matt.  Go get 'em!

  2. Leslie says:

    Have you started training yet?  I am already signed up for the full but am starting to think about the goofy?  I assume since you are doing it a 2nd time you thought the training was worth the three medals.

  3. Matt Hester says:

    Thanks Kevin, if I drove no way to get pictures.  :-)

    Leslie, I have not started training yet, probably towards end of July,  Goofy was a great challenge and you will love the Full.  IT is BY FAR the most fun I have ever had running a Marathon, Disney does it right, and this trip will be a great run through again.  Please let me know if you have any questions.