2017 Running Plans

I think it’s wise to document the idiocy that I’m sure to be in for this year, so here goes…

Sure, 2017 is already a quarter over, but never too late to talk about races and plans, right? This year was going to be a year of half marathons, in search of the ever-elusive sub 2 hours. It was to start with the Walt Disney World Half Marathon this past January. The wife and I were there, we were ready to go…and then mother nature showed up in a bolt of lightning, and the race was cancelled. Queu sad faces and scrambled plans.

We did run the Little Rock Half Marathon in early March. We both rocked it! The wife had a nearly 10 minute PR, and I was only three minutes off of mine. Though, I will say, I felt 100% better during this one, ran the entire thing and got a negative split (10k pace was 9:51/mile, total race pace was 9:31/mile). Still working towards that sub-2 goal though…

As mentioned in my previous post, the wife convinced me to run the Dopey Challenge in 2018. Why, I don’t know. Silliest decision we have ever made. For those that don’t know, the Dopey Challenge is to run all four runDisney races during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. So, a 5k on Thursday, a 10k on Friday, a half marathon on Saturday, and the full marathon on Sunday. Four races, six medals, 48.6 miles covered. Oh, and four straight 3AM wake-up calls.

Beyond that, we’ve got the Kentucky Derby Festival Half Marathon in late April for my next attempt at sub-2. Once that’s done, it’s time to buckle down and start stretching out, because we will be running a fall marathon….somewhere. Hopefully we figure it out soon, but we both need to do it to get our confidence back up after the Chicago debacle (more to come on that).

I look forward to sharing my training mishaps with everyone once again!