The upcoming Disney Dopey Challenge (5k, 10k, 13.1, 26.2) will be four fun days of racing. For my training, today was supposed to be 2.5 miles of running to represent the 5k. I accidentally on purpose went 3. Didn’t see the harm.
I also went to the gym for an hour of strength training. I had thought about skipping it to rest as much as possible for the coming 3 days of miles and miles. But I did not skip, and here’s why.
Like I said, the race I was supposed to be “simulating” today is the 5k. But what happens after that race is what I also want to be prepared for. The boy has the Disney Kid’s race. It’s only a 200 on the track, but I will most likely have to run it with him. Add that to the walking we’ll also have to do that day getting to the track and such, I figured I might as well do some extra workout to prepare for it.
Last year Grif won his heat! Hopefully he can repeat this year, but he’s running with bigger kids this time.
So that’s why I did some extra running/working out today. I know I’ll need it for the Kid’s race! BTW, after the race last year, I had to chase him about another qtr mile down the road. When I finally caught him, I asked why he was running. He said he was getting ready for his next race. Yes! Get em hooked while they’re young!
How bout you? Ever do a little extra workout than the plan calls for? Ever been to a kid’s race?