First real training run on my journey to my 4th Goofy Challenge at Disney world tonight. Officially transitioning from my 3 half marathons in 48 days period into my training plan for the Goofy Challenge in January. At this point the training miles are going to start to ramp up to provide more longer runs and extended miles on the shorter mileage days.
Strong run tonight – did some speed work alternating between 7 mph and 9 mph stints – felt good and was able to push pretty hard. My calves did feel pretty thick though but I think that is a side effect of the celebratory snacking I had been doing over the past couple days. That gets cleaned up right now!
Also started tonight with a 0.2 mile warm up with a steep 10% incline for 2:35 minutes – first minute at 6 mph and remainder at 4 mph. I need to make sure I am including some hill work in my training from here on out and put a bit into the warm ups will help for when I transition into turning either my Tuesday or Thursday night runs into hill night.
Weight today was up – 221.5 – not happy about that but it is a direct result of the celebratory snacking I have been doing over the past couple days. I consciously gave myself those cheat days to help my mentally transition into the Goofy Challenge training. I didn’t want to go into this training session already feeling pretty deprived after several weeks of being in race mode. That is done now though and it is time to get back to a better balanced diet and focus on getting the weight to come down while I jack the miles up.
Feeling good and ready to push on to Goofy!