In just a couple days we’ll be in sunny Florida for the Disney Dopey Challenge – 5k, 10k, 13., 26.2. This weekend’s training called for 8 miles on Saturday and cross training on Sunday. Done and done (Sunday was a really tough yoga class). All that’s left is 2 miles (+ weights) on Tuesday. Then the training is done!
Some exciting news – they released the official design of the race shirts…well, 4 of the 6 anyway…
It’s time to make final preparations. Thanks to everyone who gave me costume ideas. I found a couple gems in my box of Halloween past. They aren’t too exciting, as I want to keep it functional and also light, as the weather may be warm. I’ll be sure to post photos at the race! Be sure to check my Instagram and Twitter!
Even if you’re not going to this race, here’s a tip – DO NOT PACK YOUR RACE SHOES IN YOUR LUGGAGE! Last year, an American airline (which shall remain nameless, ha!) lost my bag for a MONTH. Luckily it was on the way home from a race and not on the way to a race! Keep them on with you, like they’re your little shoe babies!
I’ll also be sure to leave room in my carry-on for all the bling! My eyes are already looking like this…
Because these will be some of our rewards…
Anyway, my brain is kind of skattered trying to get everything ready. I’m itching and ready to race!
If you care to follow my progress in real time during the races, then either follow my Twitter, or sign up for Runner Tracking through Disney – HERE. Just enter my name – Scott Evans, and choose how you want to follow my progress.
How bout yous? Any last minute personal tips you want to share? How do you get ready for a destination race?
That sounds awesome! Good luck! I’ve never really done a destination race before (or at least none that I’ve had to take a plane to get to). Hopefully I will someday!
Make sure you wear compression socks after all that runnin’. Especially on the plane ride home…
Happy Disney Dopey Challenge!
Good luck! Looking forward to the recaps!
I’m looking forward to following your adventures this week….. good luck!
Stay calm, and enjoy every moment. Don’t go all out, and have nothing left for the big 26.2 mile finale.