Thursday, May 17, 2012

TOT Training Week 7

Just when I start thinking that I can actually do this race, something happens that reminds me how terrified I am of this. First, runDisney posted the map of the race on Facebook. You should have seen my jaw drop to the floor.
Then, for Mother's Day, the fam and I went Animal Kingdom for the day. As we were riding Expedition Everest for the third time, I looked out past the property and saw the Tower of Terror in the distance. The very, very, far distance. Why does driving in a car make 10 miles seem like such a short way? 
I am now in week 7 of training for the runDisney Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-miler. There are still 19 weeks left to get ready, but with the summer heat upon us I am really getting nervous. Do you think they would let me do this as a relay race? Probably not, but you had better believe that I'm thinking of it!
I'm stepping up to 4.5 miles this weekend. Almost half-way there! These little half mile increases are really making this pretty easy. By the time I finish, it is no big deal to say "oh, I could run for 5-6 more minutes." Even when I'm feeling really good, I've been sticking to a run 5 min/walk 1 min plan.  It's helped me to not overheat and I have yet to finishing thinking that I don't want to do it again.

Sure, I would love to say that I'm running the whole time. When I spoke to Jeff Galloway back in October of 2011 at another runDisney event, he told me I would have to accept the run/walk format to deal with my physical activity induced asthma. I wanted him to be wrong, but in reality it has been the best thing for me and my asthma. Now I just need to go to MapMyRun and find a good route for 4.5 miles. 

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