One month from today I’ll be back at Disney World kicking off an exciting long weekend filled with running, eating and dining, and most importantly, enjoying time with my husband, son, and father-in-law. You may recall that Preston and I have been looking forward to running Wine and Dine for over a year now. We first registered back in March 2015, and a couple of weeks later found out that we were pregnant with our son. We made the difficult, but smart, decision to defer our registration to this year, and then as a birthday present this past March Preston upgraded my registration so that I can participate in the inaugural Lumiere’s Two Course Challenge, which includes running the brand new 10k on Saturday followed by the half marathon on Sunday.
After taking a one week break from running after Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly, my return to training is taking on a different focus this time around. Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly was my fall goal race, and I’ll be running both Wine and Dine races with zero time goals in mind. My one and only goal for both of these races is to have fun.
Because I haven’t run back to back races since March 2015 when I completed the Dolphin Challenge at Shamrock Marathon Weekend, one change this training cycle will be on completing a couple of sets of back to back days of running. I completed my first set this past weekend, running an easy two miles on Saturday followed by six miles on Sunday. My six miler was made extra challenging by the fact that I pushed little man in the BOB during the run.
Overall, it was a very productive week of training, and I’m hopeful that the rest of the month leading up to Wine and Dine will be just as productive.
Mon 9/26 – 3.75 mile run, 0.22 mile cool down walk
Tues 9/27 – Rest day
Wed 9/28 – 3.55 mile run, 0.31 mile cool down walk
Thurs 9/29 – 30 minutes on the elliptical, 25 minutes of weight training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Fri 9/30 – Rest day
Sat 10/1 – 2.00 mile run, 0.38 mile cool down walk, 15 minutes of strength training (lower body, abs)
Sun 10/2 – 6.00 mile run, 0.55 mile cool down walk
Total Weekly Mileage – 19.35 miles
Total Wine and Dine Mileage – 19.35 miles
QOTD: What are you currently training for?