2017 Training Stats

Miles Completed = 29.01
(Run/Walked = 29.01, Biked = 0.0, Elliptical = 0.0)

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dopey Training Preview - Week #37


MIND CHECK
I cannot wait to head to WDW this week...I am so looking forward to doing the Wine & Dine Half Marathon and the 5K. I think both of these races should be pretty darn fun and it's going to be great seeing old friends and making new friends! I definitely want to get some more miles in before I leave, but I'm going to keep it pretty low key the next few days.
BODY CHECK
What kind of idiot does their longest training walk ever the week before a half marathon? Apparently me! Still, I'm feeling pretty good and I'd like to keep it that way heading in to next weekend.
NUTRITION
I have the meals for the week planned out and I hope to stay in the 1200-1500 calorie range again this week. I am worried about what the trip will do to me because I do intend to enjoy Food & Wine, but I'm going to try to stay some what in check and hit it hard when I get home.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Bike - 15mi @ no target
Tuesday
AM: Easy run - 4mi @ 14:22 per mi
Wednesday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
Thursday
REST - Travel to WDW
Friday
REST
Saturday
AM: Halloween 5K
PM: Wine & Dine Half Marathon
Sunday
REST

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Review post at the end of the week!

Dopey Training Review - Week #36


MIND CHECK
Not too bad of a week for me all around. I feel like I'm starting to get back to where I need to be and I'm taking everything one day at a time which I think is helping a lot. I still have a ton of stress at work as I'm forced to change bosses and responsibilities yet again, but I'm trying to deal with it.
BODY CHECK
How do I feel this week? Pretty darn good. Why? Because I put in 29.44 miles on my feet this week. This is the most I've done in a long time. Not only that, but I didn't walk all of those miles, I managed to get some running in as well. After all those miles I feel good, not too sore and no major complaints. That's saying something!
NUTRITION
This has been another great week in terms of food. I haven't cheated at all, I've stayed within my 1200-1500 calories and have just felt all around pretty good about the whole week in terms of eating!
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Walk - 4mi @ no target
PM: Treadmill walk 4.25mi @ 16:43 per mi
Nothing to spectacular about this walk, but I got the miles in and felt pretty good doing it.
Tuesday
AM: Easy run - 4mi @ no target
PM: Treadmill easy run - 4.85mi, .51mi warm up, 4mi @ 14:48 per mi, .48mi cool down
Today was a real test of the run/walk/run method. I'm happy to say that I was able to do my full 4mi without having to skip any specific intervals. This is the first time I've really done that much running without giving up and just walking and it felt really good to realize that I can still do it!
Wednesday
AM: Bike - 20mi no target
PM: Bike - 15mi @ 15.7mph avg, 57 mins, resistance level 3
No, I didn't get the full 20mi in today, but I haven't been on the bike in a while and it was really my rump that was having problems, not my legs. Darn bike seats ;)...Still felt good to get the miles in regardless.
Thursday
AM: Easy - 4mi @ no target
I skipped today's workout. I was so tired all day I was actually having problems staying awake at times. I figured rather than push to hard, I'd rest and regroup.
Friday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
PM: Treadmill easy run - 4.85mi, .54mi warm up walk, 4mi @ 14:16 per mi, .31mi cool down walk
Another successful run/walk/run trial today. I'm doing 2 mins run, 1 min walk right now and it feels pretty good in terms of times. I did the full 4mi again using this method and I really felt pretty great after the workout. In fact, I'm not feeling sore or wiped out after these runs which I realize is the whole point, but I was not convinced I would feel that way. Now I know better and I'm going to keep going with this method.
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk, 6mi no target, cool down walk
AM: Long walk - 13.81mi, 1.7mi @ 17:13 per mi, 6.54mi @ 20:33 per mi including a grocery store stop, 3.84mi @ 19:02 per mi, 1.5mi @ 14:58 per mi, .24mi @ 16:34)
Yes, I'm absolutely crazy....I told my friend that I would do 6 miles with her today, knowing that would mean I'd be around 8mi since I was walking to/from her house. This is my friend that I'm walking the half marathon in November with - her first half marathon. I know I needed to push her to get the miles in and see what it feels like, but I really didn't want her to overdo it like this. I kept track of the mile and gave her updates starting at 3 miles...She wanted to keep going - I let her decide and went along with her. It was not a fast walk, but it was miles on the feet. I did not intend for this to by my longest walk ever, but there you have it - 13.81 miles - she ended up doing 10.34 which is pretty amazing since her longest to date was 6mi a month ago. How do I feel - great! I used body glide on my feet and while I had some hot spots no new big blisters and the spots that are still healing are doing great. I am surprised that I don't hurt more, but very happy. Now, I wonder what this is going to do to my half in a week....We shall see!
Sunday
REST
AM: Walk 1.68mi @ 16:55 per mi
Took the girls out this morning for a short walk. Just wanted to see how the body was feeling and stay loose. Feel pretty good - my arches were a little sore, but nothing severe and the ache dissipated by the end of the walk. Not a bad week all in all!

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Preview post for next week's plan!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dopey Training Preview - Week #36


MIND CHECK
I am focusing this week on going to Walt Disney World and finishing the Wine & Dine Half Marathon. I'm very excited for this race for many reasons and I think friends, food and fun sums it up nicely!
BODY CHECK
I'm realizing that I need to push myself a lot harder than I have been. I've been lazy and there's really no excuse for it. I have to be careful now and really be mindful of aches and pains - I don't want any injuries to sideline me for the Goofy Challenge in January. In the meantime, will work on being stronger and better.
NUTRITION
I have the meals for the week planned out and I hope to stay in the 1200-1500 calorie range again this week. Last week saw a substantial 4 pound loss and I'd like to continue that direction for a while :)!
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Walk - 4mi @ no target
Tuesday
AM: Easy run - 4mi @ no target
Wednesday
AM: Bike - 20mi no target
Thursday
AM: Easy - 4mi @ no target
Friday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk, 6mi no target, cool down walk
Sunday
REST

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Review post at the end of the week!

Dopey Training Review - Week #35


MIND CHECK
I know I missed the Preview for this week, but I still wanted to post the review for the week and let you all know how I've been doing.
BODY CHECK
The body has been doing pretty good this week. No real aches or pains to speak of. The only issue I've been having is being super tired all the time. I'm not sure why that is, but if it continues I'll probably have to visit the doctor.
NUTRITION
The bad eating did not get to me at all this week. I did really good. I kept my calories in check between 1200-1500. I have felt fine with the improvement in diet and will continue to do my best in terms of eating.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
REST
I did rest today - no miles at all.
Tuesday
AM: Walk 4mi no target
PM: Treadmill walk - 3.51mi @ 15:22 per mi
Not too bad today. I didn't push through to the full mileage, but at least I finally got some miles in.
Wednesday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 5mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
AM: Walk 3.5mi @ 16:28 per mi
Took the girls on a nice walk this morning. Poor babies haven't been able to get out much all summer so I didn't want to push them too far today. They did really good.
Thursday
REST
I know, really did I need another rest day...Apparently :)!
Friday
REST
Okay, I intended to get out and walk today, but it just didn't happen. It's been a rough work week and I've let it get to me. I have to do better.
Saturday
AM: Long Run - Warm up walk, 9mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
I had unexpected company come to visit in the morning and then I ended up going to my sister's for a visit and that took all my time today...A little sad I didn't get myself up to get out for an early run.
Sunday
REST
AM: Treadmill Easy - 4.29mi, .34mi warm up walk, 2.79mi @ 14:38 per mi, 1.17mi cool down walk
Interesting things are afoot with my miles today. Today was the first day I tried the run/walk/run (Galloway) method. I really think this could work for me. I need to build up my mileage base again, but it was surprising to be able to do the intervals without too much trouble.

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Preview post for next weeks plan!

Dopey Training Review - Week #34


MIND CHECK
The week after the Disneyland Half Marathon and I took the week off of working out. Probably not the smartest thing I've ever done, but that's the way things go sometimes.
BODY CHECK
Other than super huge blisters on my feet after the half marathon I really didn't have any issues to speak of. It was quite surprising, but walking around the day after the race was easy enough. I guess I made the right decision by walking the half instead of pushing harder.
NUTRITION
I ate horribly at Disneyland and the week I returned home was not too good either, but that's got to stop and I think I'm actually ready to do better again.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
REST
Walked around Disneyland and California Adventure.
Tuesday
REST
Returned home from a nice trip to California.
Wednesday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
Back to work and no workout today.
Thursday
AM: Bike - 20mi no target
I know, I didn't work out again today...Bad me.
Friday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
Still being lazy - what can I say.
Saturday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 3mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
Ended up sleeping a lot today, just can't get past the tiredness this week.
Sunday
REST
As if I needed another rest day right?

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Preview post for next week's plan!

Dopey Training Review - Week #33


MIND CHECK
Had some interesting days prior to heading to Disneyland. Nothing monumental to write about though. My computer crashed and I lost about 3 weeks of my training log comments, but at least I know my mileage :)!
BODY CHECK
I had some swelling issues leading up to the Disneyland Half, but prior to the trip it wasn't too bad in terms of how the body was feeling.
NUTRITION
This was not the best week in terms of food, but it wasn't worse than it had been either.
WORKOUT PLAN
Monday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 2mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
PM: Treadmill easy walk - 2.62mi @ 16:48 per mi
Tuesday
AM: Walk - 4mi no target
Ended up being a rest day today.
Wednesday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 2mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
PM: Treadmill easy walk - 3.37mi @ 17:31 per mi
Thursday
AM: Easy Run - Warm up walk, 2mi @ 14:34 per mi, cool down walk
Ended up being a rest day today. Trying to get ready to head to California.
Friday
REST
Travel to California. Attend the Disneyland Half Marathon Expo.
Saturday
AM: Disneyland Fabulous 5K
AM: Easy - 4.28mi @ 15:14 per mi
Disneyland Fabulous Family 5K and the scenic route back to the hotel.
Sunday
AM: Disneyland Half Marathon
AM: Easy Walk - 13.1mi @ 15:59 per mi
Finished the Disneyland Half - earned my medal and my coast to coast medal :)!

That's a wrap for this week. Be on the lookout for the Dopey Training Preview post for next week's plan!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Print Your Wine & Dine Waivers - UPDATED

How excited are you for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon? Well, if you're as excited as me, you'll want to head over to runDisney.com and print your race waivers right now!

Yep, the Official Race Number Packet Pick-Up Card and Waivers are available online.

Still waiting on the final race instructions, but we're getting closer.

For those of you that arrive in Orlando on Thursday, September 30, 2010 and are staying on site you can also go and do your online resort check in today!

I'm all set to go and I hope to see you there!!!

UPDATE: I jumped the gun and got the waivers before everything else was posted on the site, but as Jonathan commented - everything is now available online!!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sorry for My Absence...

I've spent the last couple of weeks rebuilding my computer, attending my great niece's second birthday party, and working. It's been a bit crazy and I'm just now getting caught back up with everyone.

I'm going to try to start catching back up tonight, but don't know how far I'm going to get tonight :)!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Quick Post About Disneyland Half Weekend

Friday, September 3rd
I attended the expo and packet pick-up. It was busy, but not too bad. Watched one of Jeff Galloway's presentations - very interesting, think I might be checking out his run/walk/run method to see if it would work for me.

Saturday, September 4th
Completed the 5K. The race wasn't bad, but the course had a lot of bottlenecks in it. Still running through the parks is really fun. After the race was mass chaos....In fact, later in the day I found out they ran out of medallions and are going to mail them to people that didn't get one

Sunday, September 5th
My goal - finish the half marathon. COMPLETED! My slowest time ever, but I had a great time talking to people and walking the whole thing. The worst part right now is the blisters on the bottom of my feet.

Some stats from this weekend:
4000 people signed up for the 5K
14000 people signed up for the Half Marathon
2350 people were trying for the Coast to Coast medal
64% of the half marathon registrants were women
1000 participants were registered for the kid's races
Participants from all 50 states (Puerto Rico and Washington DC too)
16 countries were represented

I will do a full trip report when I get home, but I just wanted to share some quick information with you all!

Now I can look forward to the Wine & Dine Half!!!!

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