WDW Marathon: Week 1 Training

Kick things off with a bang! The WDW Marathon training starts this week!

If you are running the Half Marathon or the 10k you still have a few weeks before your training begins!


For everyone else, get to it! I am determined to hit my training runs this time around.


Here’s the Goofy Challenge schedule for the week:

Monday – Rest Day (Actually did a bit of painting and cooking which was exhausting after two FULL days of painting over the weekend)

Tuesday 7/1 – First Marathon training run! Are you excited?!?! Get in a good 45 mins. It is hot, hot, hot here so I’m planning to do a slow 45 mins on the treadmill.

Wed 7/2 – A little cross-training. (I’m hoping to do some Tone It Up strength work — Inner and outer thighs is what’s on the weekly schedule for Wed, along with Bikini Booty. I’d normally shy away from lower body work but I know I need to strengthen my buns and hips to keep me from having IT band pain this time around).

Thurs 7/3 – 45 mins (I’ll likely be on the treadmill and doing some interval work.)

Fri 7/4 – Cross- training (Quick Fourth of July Bikini Workout from Tone It Up).

Sat 7/5 – 3 miles (I am hoping to get the hubs up for a walk with our dog on Saturday morning. There are two local state parks I am looking at. Otherwise I’ll make a quick loop here at the house to get those 3 miles in!)

Sun 7/6 – Rest day according to Jeff Galloway’s plan, but I’m hoping for long dog walk. We did 2.35 miles this past Sunday. I’d like to extend it a bit, but need to take some water for puppers in order to do so!)


If you are running Dopey, your training for this week is the same. If you’re running the marathon only, the training varies depending on what your goals are for the race. You’ll complete 30 mins on Tues and Thursday and 3 miles on Saturday, if you are looking looking to just finish the race. If you want a time improvement, you’ll do the 45 mins, along with a 5.5 miles on Saturday.

We have been insanely busy getting our house in order to list it for sale. I cannot wait for this to be done! This past weekend we painted our main living level walls and ceiling. Thanks to a fair amount of help from our families we were able to get it mostly done (still have some of the kitchen to do. Yesterday I wrapped up the bathroom painting and took care of touch-ups on our bedroom windowsill trim. Still left are…landing/stairs walls and ceiling, small bath ceiling, and one wall in our bedroom. Today I’ll be working on sorting and packing up more stuff to take to my in-laws who have graciously offered to store some stuff for us. Man do we have a lot of stuff… My plan has been to do some sorting while I pack stuff up, but most of the “getting rid of” stuff will come as we unpack whenever we get to where ever we are going.


What else is going on preparation?

Running Wardrobe:

Well I’ve been doing some thinking about what to wear for the race. It is always a toss up for weather so you need to plan multiple outfits. I’ve also been thinking about running shoes. For back to back races I like to take two pairs of shoes (in case it rains or one pair gets muddy…I like to have the back up). Don’t get me wrong, I have PLENTY of running shoes (I tech have 5 pairs right now, but they are at various stages and why I have so many is a long story…). I’ve been contemplating accessories and post-race wear (compression gear). Nothing is planned, but its on my mind.

Trip dates:

I wish I could narrow this down and figure out exact dates for our trip, but some personal complications have delayed this again…

Resort hotel:

I booked a room for us last week. However its a  “holder” room. Since we don’t know dates or budget right now, I just booked something so I have a goal to work toward, but it will likely not be our final room.

Food/Dining Reservations:

This has only been a passing thought thus far. I need to get some plans together. Unfortunately, without trip dates, this is going to be hard.


I’ve glanced a bit, but some of the local airlines aren’t booking out that far yet, so I can’t really start price-compare/shopping yet. Our plan is to do fly from our local airport. I’m hoping for a direct flight to Orlando where I can get DME. But, I’m open to other options…


Are you running the marathon? Are you excited to start your training this week? Have you booked any part of your vacation?


See ya real soon!



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