I can’t believe the training is finally finished! I basically started back in the late spring. Then in the dead of summer the real training began. I followed the Hal Higdon plan as closely as I could. Except for a couple weeks when my knee was achy and so I had to swim instead of run. And a few days when we were under a coat of ice and I had to run on the treadmill instead of outdoors. I hope that means I’m ready!
Hundreds and hundreds of miles done! I added up the entire past year and I ran somewhere between 1050 – 1100. Pretty good!
But as I prepare to get Dopey, I realized I never did a race recap of last year’s Disney Marathon. Oops, my bad. To be honest, I didn’t have too much drive to write it because I didn’t have a great performance.
While the race experience was wonderful, the weather was not. It was so fargin hot and humid, that it was a real struggle to keep moving. In fact, I didn’t even look at the race photos until last night…
I’ve bought my share of Disney race photos before, but I didn’t have any good ones this time around. Although this one gave me a chuckle…
I eventually did finish, but my time was waaay off my goal. I was pretty bummed, and was mad at the weather, and even tweeted about it. But then a cool thing happened. Sean Astin – famous actor dude, lover of running, and sometimes Hobbit responded to my tweet.
Yes, it was hot, but we still had a great time. Can’t do anything about it, so just enjoy the experience.
Next up is travel and Expo! So close! If you’re running at Disney this week, best of luck! If you see me, please say, “Hi.” You can recognize me because I look like the guy in the photos above.^^^^^^^^^^
To everyone else, what do you do to get a good race photo? How would you handle running in that heat? Tell me something good!