a goofy plan
I may have mentioned that I signed up for the Goofy Challenge taking place January 2010.
For anybody that doesn't know ... this is the "Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge" event that is a part of the Disney World Marathon Weekend.
Goofy participants run not only the full marathon (26.2 miles) on Sunday, they run the half marathon (13.1 miles) the day before.
That's just goofy. But I've signed up for it. (And you can too -- hurry, it's 85% full!)
I don't really have to start training until late summer, but it's something I'll be thinking about until then.
This week at the Runners' Lounge, the Take It and Run Thursday theme is Backwards TIaRT. So it's time for me to ask my fellow runners a question.
This question is for past Goofy participants and ultra-marathoners.
How do I train for this challenge?
I've been thinking about merging half marathon and full marathon training plans, with the shorter run on Saturday and the longer run on Sunday. I probably won't do double runs every weekend, but since full marathon training takes a lot longer I have some room to space them out.
Though maybe I should start getting used to running twice in a row before the distance gets too high?
What do you think?