Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dumbo Double Dare Training Plan

In previous training, I always trained for one race at a time. This time, taking on the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge, I'm training for two races, one day after each other. 

Dumbo Double Dare Challenge
Saturday, August 31st : 10k
Sunday, September 1st: Half Marathon 

Dumbo Double Dare Training Plan

I took into consideration my own training for my past two half marathons and Jeff Galloway's (official runDisney trainer) Goofy training plan to create my own training plan. It includes the mileage I know I personally need, along with shorter days to improve my pace. 

The weeks start on Tuesdays (see my Training Tuesday posts), but the count down refers to the Saturday within that week. Tuesdays are a 3 mile maintenance run, Thursdays and Fridays are for working on my increasing my pace. The Fridays before a back to back Sat/Sun run are rest days. Mondays and Wednesdays are up for cross training at your discretion. I tend to do Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred as a quick bit of cross training. Sundays are always for long runs and the weekdays tend to keep the same shorter distance. 

If you're training or interested in seeing how my training plan works out, join in on my Training Tuesdays posts.

What are you training for? Do you stick to a plan? 


  1. Looks like a fantastic plan! I'm still working on mine, it keeps morphing. What I need is excel or something, so I can at least have a little chart to make it more organized or something! What did you use to make yours?

  2. Thanks for commenting, Karen! I used numbers (the sub-par Mac version of excel). I would use excel, or even add a table in word. I find that an organized plan will keep me on track and motivated.