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Thursday, February 26, 2009

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?

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At 2:36 PM, February 26, 2009, Blogger raulgonemobile said...

I'm not at a point to run that, but I've often wondered how you do train for it..

At 10:23 PM, February 26, 2009, Blogger RunningLaur said...

I have no goofy experience, but your plan sounds like the best way to go. It seems like it will train your legs to do what you want for race weekend. Good luck!!

At 12:19 PM, February 27, 2009, Blogger Jill said...

Good luck!! A friend of mine did that last year. It's sounds pretty tough (and goofy!) to me. Can't wait to see you you do in Jan.

85% full already?!? Wow.

At 12:19 PM, February 27, 2009, Blogger Jill said...

Oops. I meant "how you do"

At 1:22 PM, February 27, 2009, Anonymous Camels & Chocolate said...

Wow! You are amazing...I mean, after a marathon, I give myself full license to be lazy for a good week, not go out and run more the next day!

I would, however, love to do the Disney sometime, as I'm such a Disney girl myself, it's just at such a bad time, training wise, after the holidays and whatnot.

I think I'm going to run the Portland Marathon in the fall, woohoo.


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