CLUB RUNDISNEY — Breaking down the “Benefits.”

February 11, 2020

On Tuesday, January 7th, as tens of thousands of runners descended on Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, many were carefully watching their social media feeds for new merchandise, crowd lines, photos of stuffed suitcases, and flat costumes. What they got was news entirely unexpected, and arguably, something no one was asking for. RunDisney released…

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Walt Disney World Marathon 2020 Recap — One for the Books

January 29, 2020

Every once in a while, a race comes along that creates its own collective culture — a memory shared by everyone involved in that event. The Walt Disney World Marathon of 2020 is such an event, and one that will be remembered for years. Many of us who ran that January Sunday will always have…

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Goofy Challenge Training: Taper, Race, Recovery

January 2, 2020

The older I get, the more I look forward to Taper. It has been over 120 days since I began my training for the 2020 Goofy Race and a Half Challenge, and in this Fifth block of my self-designed plan, I continue with Taper, Race Days, and Recovery. First, a quick look back The holidays…

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Goofy Challenge 2020 Training: Month 4

December 5, 2019

They say that any attorney that represents himself has a fool for a client. I’m not sure if the same applies to a coach who designs her own training plan, but sometimes I feel that way. As I finish off week 14 out of 20 with the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge training plan,…

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Go GIVE Your Awesome: Running Miles for Charity

October 29, 2019

One of the greatest rewards I, Heather, have found through this running journey is sharing my passions with the world. You have been part of this journey, and I am humbled by your kindness, encouragement, and generosity. Which is why my podcast co-host, Jen and I have created the #GoGIVEYourAwesome Event. The Idea — Jen’s…

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Goofy Challenge 2020 Training: Month 3

October 25, 2019

Around this time during marathon training — about the halfway point — many of us ask, “Why am I doing this?” Regardless of the plan you follow or how often you are running, this question just seems part of our daily routine.  Because by now, the novelty of a fresh, new plan has worn off.…

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Goofy Challenge 2020 Training: Month 2

September 29, 2019

Now that we are well into our Goofy Challenge Training plan, let’s take a look back before we look ahead to the next month. You can find the Block 1 here, along with the explanation of why I’m building my own training plan. Month One — August 26-September 29:  I embraced Heart Rate training this…

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Whole 30 — Hitting the Reset Button

September 24, 2019

In 15 years of this athletic journey, I’ve always understood that nutrition is an important piece of fitness. As I built myself up to becoming an Ironman, I spent a lot of time in training, coming back from those long sessions starving. My belief, like many other amateur athletes, was run all the miles so…

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Goofy Challenge 2020 Training: Coaching Myself

August 16, 2019

15 years of this running journey, and I find myself at a new point. In 2004, I was making it up as I went along, trying to figure out how to train for a my first triathlon (basically, I didn’t). Learned the lessons. Made mistakes. Learned more lessons. As I went along, I discovered the…

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May 30, 2019

Hey RunJunkies, it’s a big day around here, because we are launching the GO FIND YOUR AWESOME PODCAST!! So, who’s we? My very dear friend, Jen Sorensen and I are teaming up as a Coach/Athlete duo to talk about our running journey from two different perspectives — as a coach with over a decade of…

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January 21, 2019

Recently, the 26th Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend wrapped up, with tens of thousands of runners covering anything from 5k all the way up to 48.6 miles. And that’s just for the races — forget park time! To those of you who participated, a very special Congratulations on finishing the Marathon, Goofy, Dopey…any of the…

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Marathon Training Perspective: how many miles?

September 12, 2017

It’s safe to say that many first-time marathoners take on this daunting challenge with trepidation. 26.2 miles is a long way to go. Even the fastest among us take 3-hours or so to finish a marathon (and some even faster than that…I don’t talk about those superhumans). Then we do the research and choose a…

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