Dopey Training Update 2

 

I don’t pretend to be a perfect runner, and I want to document my process during my Dopey training as honestly as possible. The truth of the matter is that I fell out of my running groove for a couple of weeks. I went on vacation for two weeks and even though I did intend on running (I packed all of my workout clothes and shoes), I only ran once while I was away.

I have a lot of respect for people who can get out there and do this without any hesitation, but In my case, bad habits die hard. I am not a natural runner by any means, and this doesn’t come easy for me, because of that, I find myself quite literally dragging my feet sometimes.

All of that aside, I finally got back out there yesterday and my run wasn’t a complete fail. I expected to end up walking most of it but surprisingly, I maintained my overall avg pace of 14 m/m. The only thing concerning me at the moment is that I am concentrating more on speed training than distance training.

I’ve been obsessing on getting faster and honestly I think its doing more harm than good. I’m getting extremely fatigued after my runs and they’re feeling more like HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) runs that endurance runs. Personally, I don’t do these races to break any records, I just want to make sure I finish them and enjoy them along the way. So I’m going to be tweaking the plan a little…

New training objective: 

I’m going to continue following the Jeff Galloway program so that I can base my training runs on the distances they recommended, but I’m no longer focusing on pace. As long as I finish my runs at a 16 m/m pace (the accepted pace for runDisney) I’ll be happy.

I’m not sure how well this will turn out, but running isn’t a “one size fits all” sport. You have to experiment and see what works for you, and that’s what I plan to do.

I’m always open to any advice from fellow runners so PLEASE feel free to share what works for you, or what you think I should try.

Hello 2018

So here we are, first day of 2018. Last year was a whole lot of everything; good, bad and just overall confusing but this year feels like its going to be different. Obviously there are big changes coming along seeing as I am pregnant and due in early February but I have a feeling thats only the beginning.

This blog is a project I’ve been wanting to start for a while but never got around to doing. With a baby coming along I figured now is as good a time as any to start it. I don’t have anything monumental planned for this blog and I’m not really sure where its headed but if nothing else comes of it, at least it’ll serve me as some kind of memory keeper.

To anyone reading this, I wish you all the best possible year to come! If there is anything in particular you would like to for me to share about just comment below and I’ll do my best to post on those topics.

Goals for 2018

  • Have a healthy baby girl
  • Finally Graduate
  • Register and train for runDisney’s Dopey 2019
  • Work on my overall health
  • Post on my blog regularly