Training for the 20th Anniversary WDW Marathon - Week Four
by, 09-30-2012 at 05:10 PM (1868 Views)
Have I mentioned lately that while I dearly LOVE runDisney events, occasionally one comes along that is less than runDisney standards? I’ll be posting a full write-up of the inaugural Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler Weekend very soon but in the interim I will say they could have had a major hit but in my humble opinion they have a long way to go to bring this one up to the runDisney standards we all enjoy and expect.
We’ll keep this post short in anticipation of the upcoming race report but I would like to take a moment to say ‘hi’ to everyone I met at this weekend in Walt Disney World. It was wonderful to hear your inspirational stories of why you run / walk as well as share in the excitement of what was for many of you a first runDisney event. I look forward to you joining us on MousePlanet.com and to hearing from you as you continue your running/ walking endeavors. Welcome!
Week Four in the training program may unfortunately be totally washed out as I took a nasty tumble at full speed around mile 8.5 at the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler. I managed to finish (nothing comes between me and a finisher’s medal) but both knees and my left palm are severely gashed and abraded; I expect the bruises to come into full bloom over the next couple of days. If you’re following along with the rraining plan (and I hope you are), here’s what is scheduled for the week. Hopefully you’ll have a great training week!
• Monday October 1st – mybarre3.com / rest
• Tuesday October 2nd – 3 mile run / mybarre3.com
• Wednesday October 3rd – 6 mile run
• Thursday October 4th – travel day /mybarre3.com
• Friday October 5th – 3 mile run / Barre3 studio
• Saturday October 6th – Barre3 studio / rest
• Sunday October 7th – Portland Half Marathon
Total miles for the week: 25 miles
Hmmmm of the Week: Can something that actually tastes good be good for you? As a lover of anything chocolate, I was thrilled when I first started reading that studies were pointing to good results from consuming chocolate milk right after a hard workout to add back in necessary carbs and protein. While I initially figured this was just really good PR from the Milk Council, more studies have come along confirming the initial findings. I’ve added a non-fat chocolate milk to my post-run plan and have noticed a positive difference in recovery; anyone else give it a try and/or find something that works even better?
As always, drop me a note to tell me how your marathon training is coming along or if you have suggestions of things to try. Have a great week and keep on the watch for my post-Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler Weekend recap report.