On a masochistic whim, I decided to do something very, very crazy: I signed up to complete the Disney Dopey Challenge.
What is the Dopey Challenge, you ask?
It’s running 48.6 miles in four days: a 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon, and full marathon in a long weekend.
I’m not 100% sure why I decided to sign up …I just did it. It felt right. It felt like something I needed to do.
In January 2017, I’m dragging my husband and some friends to Walt Disney World to spend a weekend running, recovering, and potentially boozing (just a little).
What did I get myself in to?
Thus far, I’ve never run a marathon in my life. In fact, I’ve only run two half marathons, and only one was at a timed race. I’m running in the OUC Half Marathon in December, and less than four weeks later, I somehow think I’m going to run my first marathon – after running 22.4 miles the three days before.
Any suggestions for a good training plan (other than RUN LIKE HELL)?
Bon appetit, my friends!