Training has officially begun for the Glass Slipper Challenge! If you’re not familiar, this is an event that takes place during Disney’s Princess Half Marathon weekend. The challenge is to run the 10k on Saturday and then the half marathon on Sunday morning. For completing it you get a special Glass Slipper Challenge medal. I completed the challenge last year and I’m excited to do it again in 2016!
I usually follow the Jeff Galloway training plans, and this one was scheduled to start this week. The timing was a bit weird because I ran the Hershey half marathon on Sunday, so I needed a few days of recovery. but I still got some runs in! I was debating on whether or not I would do weekly training posts again this time, but I realized that even if other people aren’t super interested, it does hold me accountable and I need that! So here’s week 1.
The first 30 minute run I decided to forgo – or, we can say I did it on Sunday and did way more than 30 minutes when I did my half marathon! In case you missed it, I ran the Hershey half marathon last weekend.
For the second 30 minute run, I did it on Thursday and I was feeling pretty decent! I waited that long so my muscles could recover a little from the half, and also because I’m still a little bit under the weather – I’m fighting some sort of cold, which makes running difficult.
The “long” run for this first week is only 3 miles, but I got out and did it yesterday. And just because, I did 3.1 – because if you’re going to do 3 miles you might as well make it a full 5k! I’m pretty happy with my 33 minute time on the 5k. I would love to eventually get it under 30 minutes but we’ll see when that happens!
Are you interested in following along with my run training? Is there anything specific yo uwant to know about? Let me know in the comments!