Yeah, I'm not going to lie, I may have been a bit too ambitious in my racing schedule this year. I just finished training my little behind off for Las Vegas and I am now looking at being less than 3 weeks from the Dopey Challenge in Disney World. Back to back 5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon and Marathon in the happiest place on earth (they might be smoking something).
I kind of had to laugh at myself because the Dopey Challenge was supposed to be the post baby #2 race. In other words, technically, the last year should have been devoted to this big venture, not 2 marathons, several halfs AND the Dopey. What can I say....I'm a glutton for punishment (oh who am I kidding, I LOVE it!)
Honestly though, I am so glad for the Vegas Marathon. I really got to do all of my hard training during the months where the weather was glorious for it. Man, if I still had a few 20's to knock out now I would want to cry. Between the snow and the COLD, running long distance is a little rough. Especially considering that I still have my 18 month old with me for many of my weekday miles.
This week the high is about 42....in the heat of the day. BRRRRRRRR. I am however, going to conquer the final week of heavy training. I started today with an easy 3 miles, tomorrow will be 5, Friday will be a smooth 10 and then we go Mickey ears crazy with 22 on Saturday. The final hoorah to confirm what I already know......"Sure I can run 48.6 miles in 4 days."
This challenge.....its coming.