Princess Half Marathon Training Log – Week 10

Those of you who follow me on social media already know that I had an absolutely fantastic weekend at Disney World and completed the Fairy Tale Challenge.  My one and only goal over the weekend was to have fun, and that goal was definitely met.  My 10k and half marathon finish time times were by far my slowest finish times ever, but that’s because I was busy having a blast on the course and stopped to take a ton of pictures with characters.  I cannot wait to fully recap the entire weekend!

The week leading up to race weekend was a very busy one.  Not only did I make sure that I got my last training runs in, but I also had to pack up and make sure that everything at home was ready to go for my boys for while I was away for the long weekend.

Monday, February 19th

Since it was President’s Day both Preston and I were off from work, so we got to run together, which is very, very rare these days.  We enjoyed spending time together during our four mile run.

Tuesday, February 20th

After work I headed to the gym for my last cross training and weight training workout before race weekend.  I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical followed by 40 minutes of full body weight training.

Wednesday, February 21st

It hit 80 degrees last Wednesday, and all day long I couldn’t wait to get home to enjoy the beautiful weather during my last training run.  After running 3 miles, I took Riley for a 1.5 mile walk around the neighborhood, and then did 15 minutes of lower body and abdominal strength training.

I’m not sure who enjoyed the warm air more: Riley or myself.

Thursday, February 22nd

After work I immediately headed to the airport for my flight to Orlando.  I was so excited to get down to Florida and get my race weekend started!

Friday, February 23rd

My top priority Friday morning was to go to the expo to pick up my race packet.  Afterwards, Kathleen and I spent the rest of the day at Magic Kingdom.  I spent a lot of time on my feet, and walked over 10 miles that day!

Officially kicking off race weekend at the expo

Saturday, February 24th

Saturday morning we ran the Enchanted 10k.  After a quick shower, we headed to Epcot for the majority of the day.  It was another long day on my feet, and between the 10k and walking around Epcot I logged over 16.5 miles.

Right after crossing the Enchanted 10k finish line

Sunday, February 25th

Sunday morning Kathleen and I ran the Princess Half Marathon.  After quickly showering and checking out of the hotel we headed to Magic Kingdom for a couple of hours before racing to the airport for our flights home.  It was by far my shortest trip to Disney World, but I’m so thankful that I was able to enjoy a girls’ weekend away and run the Fairy Tale Challenge.

Photo Credit: Disney Photo Pass

Total Weekly Mileage – 31.21 miles (14.22 miles more than week 9)

Total Princess Half Marathon Mileage – 223.51 miles

Now that Princess weekend is over, my training focus will shift to my next race: the Loudoun Half Marathon in just eight short weeks.  I signed up for this race with the goal of PRing in mind, which means I need to really focus over the next eight weeks on trying to run faster than I have been recently.  Fingers crossed that training goes how I hope it will!

QOTD: What is your next goal race?

I’m linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Wendy from Taking the Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap link up.  Be sure to check out their posts as well.

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11 Responses to Princess Half Marathon Training Log – Week 10

  1. Karen :0) says:

    Congratulations, Kathryn! This sounds like my whirlwind Disneyland/Tink trip this past May…arrive on Friday, leave on Sunday! It was totally worth it, though! I’m so glad you guys had fun in the parks! It’s hard not to walk a lot during race weekends!

  2. Lesley says:

    My Disney trips have been short, and I’m hoping to have a bit more time for the Princess weekend next year. Whirlwind trips are fun, but exhausting.

  3. Glad you had fun! Good luck with your upcoming races. I have a 7k this weekend that I set a crazy (well, crazy for me) PR for last year and I’d love to beat that! Then after a lot of 5ks, I’ll run a 10k in April. I’m doing hill intervals now b/c that course is nuts with hills and I’d like to beat my PR from last year too!

  4. Rachel says:

    I’m glad you had fun! I haven’t been do Disney in years. We’re hoping to make a trip down in 2019 — but no Disney races for me. This would be strictly vacation 🙂

  5. The Disney races look so fun, and they certainly do it up right with the bling 😉 Good job!

  6. Congratulations on such a great race weekend!! That looks like such a fun race weekend to participate in!!

  7. I have never done a Disney race but I can only imagine if I ever did it would be for fun and not for time. It’s definitely a venue to enjoy! So glad that you had such an amazing time

  8. Wendy says:

    Sometimes you have to leave all the goals at home except to have fun (and cross the finish line). Looks like you had a great trip and I’m so glad you were able to go!

  9. angela@marathonsandmotivation.com says:

    Congratulations on a great job! I love the Run Disney races, they are so much fun, except that early wake up time!!

  10. agsignor says:

    That race looks like a blast! I loved seeing everyone’s pictures on Instagram!

  11. Clarinda says:

    Sounds like a fantastic final week of training and an even better girls weekend! 🙂 Congrats!!

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