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.
— Kathryn (@Dancing2Running) February 20, 2018
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?