Training Plan Length: 24 weeks
Training Plan Intensity: Low Intensity
Hours per Week: 5-7
Workouts per Week: 6-8
About This Training Plan
This training plan is designed for Beginning to Intermediate runners to complete the Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. At the start of this plan, you should be able to run or run/walk for at least 60 minutes, and have averaged 15 miles per week for the last 3 months.
Prior to beginning this plan, it is recommended that you have completed a standalone 26.2 mile marathon at least once, AND have completed a half-marathon distance in the last 18 months.
Tracking Device: ie Garmin, Polar, Suunto, etc. that can track miles, time, and heart rate.
Foam Roller or other recovery device.
Resistance Bands for post-run strength.
Training for the Dopey Challenge is about time on your feet rather than speed. The long, slow miles are the key to this plan, which means you are best served by not thinking about pace, but rather about effort. In other words, check your ego at the door.
What is included:
24 weeks of training leading up to Race week
2 weeks post Dopey for recovery in a separate plan, which you will have access to later.
Email Access to Coach Heather for questions.
Exclusive Videos for participants to include training tips, workout breakdowns, Runner’s Strength Sessions, RunDisney event tips, and much more.