So I have been looking forward to running runDisney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon all year. If you are a night person like me, then this is a race that you should consider. But do it quickly! There are rumors that this race might not be around too much longer. I knew I had to sign up for it because when will you have a chance to partake in both a runDisney event and Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival. I am not a certified foodie, but I do love good food!
I did good with my training for the Princess Half Marathon earlier this year and I had so much fun running in February. But I overdid it and had to take a couple of weeks off to recover and then it got warm. I mean come on I live in Florida… our warm is 80 degrees with high humidity. It really does start getting hot in March in North Florida. Next thing I knew it was May and I was putting it off further. I figured I still had plenty of time to train. Boy was I wrong!
I have gotten a few good training runs in and am loving the lolo’s Jeff Galloway Half Marathon training app. I consider myself an interval runner/walker but this app has helped me improve my pace without stressing my body. Recently I have noticed some foot and shin pain. Gonna have to break out the KT tape! Love that stuff!
I am also wondering if I need to replace my shoes. I have had them for a year now and have completed 5 races and lots of training. I currently have a pair of Brooks Defyance 7 and a pair of Asics Gel Nimbus 16. I plan on visiting my local running store soon. I got fitted for both of these shoes and I plan on doing another fitting. These shoe companies revamp their designs constantly and while the Defyance and the Gel Nimbus were a perfect fit, their next design might not be perfect for me.
Now it is October and after two respiratory infections, I am wondering if I will be ready for the race. I know if I can get a 10 miler in before the race then I will be fine. I submitted a good proof of time so I should have good corral placement. And anyone that has participated in a runDisney event knows that the excitement gets you through those last three miles.
It seems like the weather is starting to stay below 80 degrees and if it stays this way then I can get a few good training weeks in. Is anyone else having trouble getting ready for this race?? Or does anyone have any training tips they want to share? I am all ears!