One month from today I’ll be halfway through the Dopey Challenge! (Race wise, certainly not mileage wise…I’ll only have 9.3 miles out of 48.6 miles done!)
This past week I did a simulated “mini-Dopey” as part of my training running 3 miles Wednesday, 6 miles Friday, 9 miles Saturday and 18 miles Sunday for a total of 36 miles over 4 days and I have to admit I finished feeling pretty good!
The 3 and 6 miles runs were pretty standard, but did teach me just how much the KT Tape has apparently been helping my foot since I got lazy and didn’t use it for those 2 runs.
Friday’s 9 miles were in a cold, icy rain so it took a little extra mental toughness to push through (but any run in bad weather is totally twice as bad ass as the same run in good weather, right!??)…
…and Saturday I met some friends in the city to do our 18 mile run together!
I’ve never done any of my long runs with anyone else so it was nice to have company and I really appreciated the change of scenery since I am SOOO bored with my usual running routes.
After a quick shower we walked out our legs by visiting the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and checking out the holiday shops (and eats!) at Bryant Park…
…then it was movie time to do a little research for our 10k costumes!
I’m definitely feeling excited and ready for Dopey – runs have gone well, reservations are made and my costume for the 10k is just about ready! (The only thing I’m dreading are the 4 straight mornings of early wake up calls!)
I have one more “mini-Dopey” training week coming up right before Christmas where I’ll do 3/6/10/20 miles and then I’ll taper through the holidays with lots of foam rolling and hydrating and start working on my packing! (**Anyone else overwhelmed by the massive packing that 4 races is going to entail?!?)