With the Marine Corps Marathon in the books, it’s time to focus on training for the Dopey Challenge which is just over 2 months away!
For those of you not familiar, the Dopey Challenge is an inaugural event at this year’s Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (January 8-12, 2014). The challenge is to complete all 4 of the Marathon Weekend events:
Since the Dopey Challenge is new and pretty unique there aren’t too many resources out there for training, but I did manage to find a few and from there I put together my own training plan (which I prefer to do to take into account my personal schedule, other races and what I know works best for my body).
Since I did the “unofficial Dopey” last year – the Goofy + the 5k (there was no 10k last year), I am confident my body can handle the back-to-back distances if I train properly, get to yoga on my non-run days and focus on recovery between races.
I’m still on a bit of a marathon high from Marine Corps, so I’m actually really excited to get started! Today’s run will kick off my Dopey training and my first “long run” will be the Wine & Dine Half Marathon this weekend!
Here are the Dopey resources I’ve found in case anyone is looking for any: