Slowly getting back into it. I don't know if I would've pushed myself to do 6.5 (which is on the runDisney GSC training plan for this week) the week I just started to run again, if I didn't sign up for a 15k in 2 weeks. My right knee (the one that hurt during training but mysteriously transferred the pain to my left knee during the marathon) has started to hurt again, and I'm hoping just some stretching and rolling (which I've conveniently forgotten to do) will help.
Winter running is here!
Since I haven't really been actually running, why not virtually run by thinking of goals for upcoming races? I'm having a bit of trouble with the Glass Slipper Challenge:
The most obvious would be to PR, but honestly, a runDisney race is no place for that for me. When I first started training for Dumbo, my goal (for about a minute) was to PR. It was the only "big" race I had on the calendar, so why not? Then, I decided to run the NYC marathon, and I didn't want to do anything to jeopardize that. . . so I just used it as another training run. I didn't really push myself to get faster, because I needed to ensure I covered the distance- fast or not. Lucky for me, a ton of friends were running Dumbo as well and we did PR- in FUN! There was never a time goal, but I definitely kicked it up a notch towards the end of the half because I was hot and miserable and just wanted it to be over.
I did Disney PR at Princess last year, but I was also just coming off of marathon training and I hadn't run a 10k the day before. The ultimate goal for back to back races is always finishing. I've done it before, but you never know what's going to happen on race day. . . so do I just keep it that simple?
My initial race plan is to take as many character stops as possible for the 10k and only stop for must-haves for the Half. . . but who knows? Of course, my goal as a runner is to get faster but will any of that really matter if I'm waiting in character lines and weaving around a crowded course?
What kind of actual running goals do you have when you run Disney races?