So I finished the Army Run, what's next? For me, my next race is the Disney Wine and Dine on Nov 10th. It's a half marathon that starts at 10pm and we run through the Animal Kingdom and Epcot. Once I am done, about 12:30am Sunday for me, we go to a food and drink expo at Epcot. I am not sure how much wining and dining I will be doing at 12:30 am and the start time is my usual bed time but it should be fun. I have my silver sparkle skirt and my new T-shirt and am planning to take lots of photos along the route.
I trained for 14 weeks for the Army Run so how do I train for a half in 6 weeks? I bookmarked a site I found on the Bluenose site last May, a guy who lives in Halifax and does personalized running programs, Greg Wieczorek from Project PB. http://pbrunningcoach.blogspot.ca/
Now I am not the greatest runner but I can follow a program when given one so I emailed Greg to see if he could help. Within days a six week training program landed in my email inbox, just the plan to get me to Disney. I like the program, a tempo run, a speed run, a long run and 2 easy runs, 5 runs a week and 2 days for cross training or resting (guess which I will be doing).
My first run back was the CIBC Run for the Cure in memory of my aunt Jeanne. Jeanne died 16 years ago from breast cancer and I do this run every year in her memory. I have run it in the sun and I have run it in the rain and cold and this year the rain did not keep me or the other runners away. It is a fun run, no timer, no stress, just a run to remember those who have passed and celebrate those who survive. It is so nice to see the pink t-shirts of the survivors grow in number each year, it means we are making progress, slowly but moving forward just the same.
I feel that way about my running as well, I move forward, slowly but making progress along the way. This week I am making progress on my new training program and staying within my Weight Watcher points, making small steps to the bigger goal....one step at a time.