ToT 10 miler training: 13 weeks to go!

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A little more than 3 months to go until the Tower of Terror 10 miler!  But that aside, it’s actually time to start thinking about the next Disney race: because registration for Princess Half Marathon weekend opened this week for AP/DVC members, and will be on this Tuesday for everyone else.  As you might know, I did the Enchanted 10k last year.  I was thinking I would do the Half Marathon this time around – it makes sense.  I could do 10 miles in October, and then I should be fine working up to 13.1 by February, right?  I didn’t want to do the Glass Slipper Challenge yet because I haven’t done a half yet and I worried that it would be too much.

And then my husband chimed in.  He said, “you did the very first Enchanted 10k.  Wouldn’t it be cool if you did it every year?  You should do the Glass Slipper Challenge.”  Yeah, that’s a good point… but it also costs more money.  And he says, “I just got a bonus at work and I would love it if you used some of my money to sign up for the Glass Slipper.”  Isn’t he absolutely the best?  I think he might have more faith in me than I have in myself sometimes.  But he really believes I can do GSC so I’m going for it!  I am now registered for it.  Crazy stuff!week 6

But back to the race at hand.  This was week 6, with the longest distance I’d had so far in this training.  Since I’ve done a 10k before, the furthest I’ve ever really run is about 6.2 miles.

week 6 monday

Monday was a pretty mediocre run.  I don’t really have much to say about it.  It didn’t feel great but it didn’t feel awful.  Pretty much par for the course!

week 6 wed

Wednesday was an awesome run!  I decided to go a late night run since I’ll be running at night for the 10 miler.  I don’t know if it’s because it was a little cooler, or that I had pasta for dinner earlier, but I felt fantastic.  And I actually got my pace below 11 minutes/mile!

week 6 fri

I had 5 miles to do on Friday.  I used to love summer and the heat.  Now that I’m a runner, I am so not a fan.  The heat is just so awful to run in and it’s consistently been around 90 degrees this week.  I don’t have a ton of flexibility for when I can run all the time, so on Friday the only time I really had was the afternoon.  Maybe because it was hot, maybe because I ate lunch too close to running, but I didn’t feel well.  I took a break for about 2 minutes which really bumped my pace up.  But the important thing is that I completed it!

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