Thursday: 5K - 3.1 Miles
Friday: 10K - 6.2 Miles (New Race!)
Saturday: Half Marathon - 13.1 Miles
Sunday: Marathon - 26.2 Miles = 48.6 Miles over 4 days
Earn 6 medals (now how to pack these to fly home!) and 4 shirts.
I have wanted to go back to Disney for the marathon since it was my first, 11 years ago I decided on a whim to "train" (yes I use that term lightly) and run a marathon. I hated running but decided to run a marathon just to say I did it and be done. I mean what else do you do with all the extra time once you are done with college and working a stressful job? I was newly married and about the begin round 1 of graduate school, so what better time to do this!
|Me after Disney 2003|
I blame the 2003 Disney Marathon for making me the runner I am today. I honestly can say this is the race that changed my life. I wonder had I never run this and not performed like competitive me wanted would I have run another marathon? I finished the race in ~5:30 and wanted to do better. Would I have become a strong runner, would I love it so much, would I be a coach? Who knows!
I can't wait to run this to not only achieve a new goal but also get myself back into the running for fun mindset. I know I can't race 4 races in 4 days and it is very unlikely any PRs will be set. Knowing this will take that mental pressure away and I am hoping I can just enjoy the races and the time in Disney. BabyCakes here I come, oh how I have missed your wonderful bakery for the past 2 years. I know O will have a blast in Disney World and even better they have multiple kid's races too.
I was even happier to see this video with all the great changes: Smaller field, more corrals, stricter corral placement, new shirt, etc...
Who else is in for Dopey? Registration officially opens today, so go do it! I've been running a few race/training strategies through my head but I'm sure as it gets closer I will be asking for advice from others who have taken on similar challenges.
Now off to something that could lead to my other new adventure...A Job Interview! I would love to have something set a month before I even graduate.