I am super excited to share that I am going to be taking my first trip to Disneyland in September, and not only that – I’ll be running the Disneyland half marathon! Since I ran Princess in Disney World back in February, it means I’ll also be getting my coast to coast medal.
I wasn’t sure if I would log my training here on the blog again, but then I realized that I desperately need to do it to hold myself accountable. I fell out of running the past two months which is majorly disappointing, and not by choice. I got quite sick in the beginning of March, which turned into walking pneumonia, and I couldn’t run for awhile. I still have a cough and some congestion and running is not easy, but I’m trying my best. My paces are much slower than they used to be, but hopefully we can build it back up.
I’m once again following the Jeff Galloway plan for a half marathon. Last time I followed his first timers plan, for someone who has never run a half marathon before. This time I’m doing his plan for experienced runners who “want to finish in the upright position.” That one takes it easier than his other one for experienced runners so I thought it would be good for me.
First day of training I started out way too fast because I was used to what I used to be able to do before I was sick. And it was quite painful so I told myself I’d have to force myself to slow down.
Wednesday I ran and took it slower and felt a bit better. I do have 18 weeks so hopefully plenty of time to improve my pace.
Friday was the “long” run of 3 miles. I’m trying intervals now instead of just running when I feel like it and walking when I feel like it. I played around with it and right now I’m most comfortable walking for 2 minutes and then running for 45 seconds. I run fast, that’s just the way I do it, but I would love to get to at least 2/1, at least for the shorter runs.
Anybody else doing the Disneyland Half Marathon?