Happy Monday everyone! Another P.R. and another week closer to Disney! Before I talk about Damn Half, you may be thinking, wait a second Matt…your planned called for 17 last weekend not 13.1. You would be correct my plan did call for 17. In reality while it is important to get the long run days in, you also want to make sure your getting the miles in during the week. I had signed up for the 1/2 a few months ago, looked like it would be fun.
With that in mind, I knew trying to run 4 after the 1/2 would be tough but I made 2 deals with myself. One if I p.r.’ed the run I would call it all square. Secondly I looked at the total mileage for the week with at my running pace would be about 4.5+4.5+7+17 =33 miles I owed this week. So I made a bit of modification for this week. I decided to do a mini Dopey challenge and I ran 4 days in a row starting on Thursday. I did this mainly as a test to see where I am at from a training perspective and as a creative way to get the mileage in. So my training for last week looked like this:
|Saturday||7 Mile Walk/Run|
So with my adjustment and test, I was over mileage. I also instead of just walking the 7 miles, I walked a mile and ran a mile and felt strong and my running times really showed it, my last running mile was at 7:55!
Coming into Sunday morning I was a little sore and tight as I got ready to run. The course was flat and the morning was cool and I settled into a comfortable pace. Doing the math in my head I knew I was going to be on pace for a pr, but did not expect it to be nearly 5 minutes! That was after 4 days of running, and a celebratory beers and a shot after my son’s football team won on a last second play, Geaux Tigers!
At the end of it all I call the week a success and here is my schedule for this week:
|Monday, October 20, 2014||Cross/Off|
|Tuesday, October 21, 2014||45 Minutes|
|Wednesday, October 22, 2014||Cross/Off|
|Thursday, October 23, 2014||45 Minutes|
|Friday, October 24, 2014||Cross/Off|
|Saturday, October 25, 2014||5 Miles|
|Sunday, October 26, 2014||Off|
If you want to join me and my friends there is still some room for the other runs at Disney:
- Goofy's Race and Half Challenge presented by Cigna® - 99% Full
- Marathon presented by Cigna® - 98% Full
In future posts I will talk more about some of the challenges Dopey will pose and what I am looking forward too. If you have any questions about training or running just let me know have a Blessed Day!