WDW Half Training: Week 4

Coming off of week three, I was still feeling motivated. I kicked off week four with a Monday morning run, which is super rare for me. It is extremely hard for me to get up before 7am on a Monday, but based on my schedule for the week, a Monday run made the most sense…

WDW Half Marathon Training: Week 3 Recap

Another week has come and gone, and despite some challenges, I got through my training program. My first run was on Tuesday. I did not get up in the morning to go for a run, which I normally do so I had to force myself to go to the gym after work. It was a…

WDW Half Marathon Training: Weeks 1 & 2 Recap

I’ve made it through the first two weeks of my training program for the Walt Disney World Half Marathon. Last week I recaped my first run, but here’s how the rest of my training has gone to this point. The second run of week one was a bit harder than the first. The humidity was…

WDW Half…Here I Come

Today marked the first day of training for the Walt Disney World Half Marathon taking place in January. I kicked off the morning with a 30 minute run. Despite facing 95% humidity, I actually ran 2.51 miles, which resulted in a 12:06 average pace. For the first training run, I’ll call that a success. Since I…

Star Wars: The Dark Side – Challenge Recap

In my last post I promised to write an update on the Dark Side Challenge. This was back in April, so it’s going to take some digging, but I’m excited to share my experience. 5K The first race of the weekend was the Dark Side 5K and this was my “take it easy” race. My…

Race Day Checklist

The past half marathons I’ve ran I’ve forgotten something important for my race, so I figured with the Star Wars Half Marathon weekend a week away, I’d post the top five items needed for race day. Charged GPS Watch: Yes, it sounds obvious, but I have forgotten it on more than one occasion and have resorted to…

Sarasota Music Half Recap

February is coming to an end, but I have one race to recap for the month, the Sarasota Music Half. This is the second time I’ve done this race. The first time was actually the inaugural one. The first time around was better, but this race went pretty well. It was also a reunion race…

Star Wars: The Light Side – Half Marathon Recap

On January 15, 2017 I ran my first half marathon of the year. It’s taken me some time to post about it because I came back for Disneyland and hit the ground running with a lot of stuff at work. A lot of things I had planned went to the wayside, but now I’m finally…

Star Wars – Light Side Training: Weeks 5-8

Oof, these past few weeks have not been the best. Week 5 was alright. I was pretty consistent with getting a couple of runs in like I had been during week 1-4. I got the recovery run and the speed run in. This time I did the speed run correct by pausing after the 200…

Star Wars – Light Side Training: Weeks 1-4

Following the Wine and Dine Half Marathon, I immediately began training for the Star Wars Half Marathon: The Light Side, taking place in January. I decided to try out the “Coach” feature on the Nike+ Running app. However, the date I set in the program was actually the Music Half Marathon in February because that’s…

2016 Wine & Dine Half Marathon

Another half marathon in the books! Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon has always been my favorite. I used to love running at night through the parks and the beautiful Christmas lights. It was awesome. And now, I hate to say it, but this new course and set up made me really dislike it. I…

Wine & Dine Training: Weeks 4-6

The time has come to run the 2016 Wine & Dine Half Marathon in Walt Disney World. Training has been minimal, but still more than I did before the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon, so I’m sure I’ll be fine. Here’s how the past three weeks have gone… Week four only had one training run. It…