With the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge in our rear view mirror, it is time to start concentrating on the biggest weekend of races we will ever attempt. The Dopey Challenge is a humdinger and after reading through Jeff Galloway's training plan on my flight home from Boston yesterday, I have my calendar ready to get started.
I'm the nerd who likes to write on the calendar and keep track of all my training for a specific race. So, I make a paper copy of the training plan! Jeff's plans are easy to follow and his plan for the Goofy Challenge that I followed last year worked out beautifully. so, I hope to find this works just as well and I finish in an upright position!
Since I kept last week pretty easy, I am altering this week's plan by including a long run on Saturday. This plan has a mileage increase every other week, with back to back runs starting in two weeks. After my sister agreed to run a race with me next month in the Boston area, the week of October 15th will also be altered slightly. During my Goofy training sticking to the schedule was important, but making sure to stay healthy is equally so. Sadly I returned from Boston with a bad cold and cough (hello airline travel) so I am hoping to keep my run schedule intact for the rest of the week.
Do you train during illness? How is your Dopey training going?