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My HM training plan

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

If anyone is interested in which HM training plan I am using I am linking to a Run Disney Jeff galloway plan that I have been using since HM #2 (Disney Princess HM 2010). After using Runner's World Smart Coach for my first HM, I just about burned myself out and seriously bonked at mile 10 during that HM...right Coach Nancy?

With the VERY simple and very conservative plan I am now using, I am one very happy camper...err...runner. My weekly mileage is not high and I truly look forward to each and every run now. Here is a link to a Disneyland HM of which I am not running THIS year but it is the exact plan that I am using with minor tweakages. I love it!! By the way, my 2012 intent is to earn the Disney Coast to Coast medal. I will be running Princess 2012 and then Disneyland HM Labor day weekend 2012. Score!

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    Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!
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    I am working toward my first HM (local) but am saving my pixie dust for the Disney Princess too (not so local)! And this notion of a coast-to-coast Disney anything makes me twitterpated. ;)
    3547 days ago
    Thanks for posting this, I just started started the Jeff Galloway approach and LOVE it, and am happy to see it is a success. I was really nervous about the HM, esp. as I eked through the C25K final weeks.

    The first time I tried the run/walk (love that little GymBoss timer :) ) I finished my workout feeling like I could keep going on and on -- little GymBoss was beeping like crazy alerting me that my time was up, and I was actually shocked, like wait a minute, I'm done already :) On the following rest day, I was a little sad that it wasn't a Galloway day :) :) :)

    Confession, I did get overly ambitious this morning, and realized, slow and steady is better ... and that an Olympian and man who's been running for longer than I've been alive knows more than I do :) so I should pull back to the plan before I mess up.

    I am sure I won't be breaking any records, but I do have a feeling I will finish with my head up, and not dragging (or my worst fear, getting swept up on the bus for those not keeping up). As long as I beat the bus and finish feeling well I will be a happy princess :)
    3548 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/28/2011 11:06:03 AM
  • CHIFANG130
    I am running my first HM on Oct. 1 and your post is just Godsend! Thank you and thank you for taking the time to post this!
    3549 days ago
    Woohoo Laurie!! emoticon
    3549 days ago
    I like that plan. it is not 5 days a week. I tried that and thought I was going to die!
    3549 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. I had glanced at the Galloway info on the Disney site before, but didn't spend too much time on it.

    Maybe our paths will cross next year - I'll be doing Tink in January. And maybe Disneyland in September - which won't qualify me for Coast to Coast, but I'll still get in the inaguaral group by running the first Tinkerbell half.
    3549 days ago
    Congrats on your decision.
    3549 days ago
    Thanks for posting!
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    I think one of the strengths of Jeff Galloways plans is they provide plenty of rest and recovery while still giving you the endurance you need to complete the race. Some people love the more aggressive approach of Runner's World smart coach, but for those who need a bit more recovery time you just wear yourself out.

    Great Job Laurie. emoticon
    3549 days ago
    So what HM are you training for now? :)
    GO YOU!
    3549 days ago
    GO GET IT!!!!
    3549 days ago
    3549 days ago
    I wondered what plan you were following. Thanks for sharing emoticon
    3549 days ago
    Thank you for sharing. That is a great site.
    3549 days ago
  • JEM0622
    love it!
    3549 days ago
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