Training

runDisney Training: Fueling for Long Runs

As you start to ramp up your mileage, a new aspect of training begins to emerge. How do you fuel? For those training for a half marathon or marathon distance, this can be a very difficult thing to manage or even know where to start! First and foremost, remember that everyone is different. What works [...]

Jeff Galloway 13.1 Race Weekend GIVEAWAY

To those who participate in runDisney races, the name Jeff Galloway should be very well known. Not only is he the official training consultant for runDisney, he also is an Olympian, author, running coach and much more. Yet most runDisney runners know him because of his training method - the run/walk/run. In December 2014, Jeff [...]

runDisney Training: The Importance of Sleep

Disclosure: Megan was sent a Garmin Vivofit to review from Verizon Wireless. It will be returned upon her review completion. As always, all opinions are her own. When it comes to training for a runDisney race, we focus on a training plan. We work on mileage. We figure out our fueling. We may even work [...]

runDisney Training: Balancing Work & Training

Disclosure: Megan was sent a Garmin Vivofit to review from Verizon Wireless. It will be returned upon her review completion. As always, all opinions are her own. You've signed up for your next runDisney race. You've entered your training plan into your calendar. You are ready to tackle the training! Then it hits you - how [...]

eCoaching with Jeff Galloway

Many runDisney runners know about Jeff Galloway. He is an Olympian, the official runDisney training consultant and an all-around great guy. Not only can he be found at the Health & Fitness Expos (both in the speaker series and to chat with in the runDisney booth), he also runs almost every runDisney race, usually with [...]

runDisney Training – Keeping the Injury Away

While training for a race, it's normal to feel a few muscle aches and pains. However, there is one thing all runners fear - injury. The last thing any runner wants is to be sidelined, during training or during a race. So how do you keep injury away? Here are a few of our tips! [...]

runDisney Training – The Need for Speed

Once you begin training for your first race, the goal is just to finish. Get a few races under your belt, and your focus may change a little. It's very possible you may find that you want to beat your previous time. That's right, you may have the need - the need for speed! So [...]

runDisney Training – When Training Gets Tough

Training cycles can be long. There may even come a point where training gets downright hard. So how do you push through those runs that seem so tough? For starters, know that this happens to EVERY runner! Whether you have been running for months or years, every runner goes through a time where training gets [...]

runDisney Training – Training through the Holidays

Disclosure: Kohl's sent Megan clothes from their active line to review. She has been a Kohl's shopper for many years and is very excited to see that their activewear line is expanding! As always, all opinions are her own. The holidays. A time for family and friends to get together and celebrate. There are parties. [...]

runDisney Training – Jumping to the Next Distance

When your running journey begins, it usually starts small. You begin by training for a 5K. Then maybe you work toward a 10K. Next may be a 10-miler. But how do you know you are ready to tackle some of the longer distances? Here is a look at a few questions to ask yourself to [...]

All You Need to Know about the runDisney Dopey Challenge

In 2014, over 6100 runners participated in the greatest runDisney challenge yet - the Dopey Challenge. There may have been some blood, a few tears, a lot of sweat, but most importantly, there were most definitely smiles! So for those who are signed up for the 2015 Dopey Challenge, or are considering tackling this beast in [...]

runDisney Training – Training While Traveling

A normal race training cycle can be anywhere from eight to 20+ weeks. That can be a long time! And you can anticipate many things to pop up in a training cycle - appointments, meetings, or even travel and vacation. So how do you keep up with your training schedule while traveling? Recently Megan enjoyed a [...]

runDisney Training – What to Carry During a Long Run

When you first start your running journey, you are excited to get out on the road! Once you catch that running bug, your mileage becomes longer and longer. Suddenly just grabbing your running shoes isn't quite enough, as you need to prepare for hours on the road. For those training for the longer runDisney distances, [...]

runDisney Training – Tips for Back-to-Back Runs

runDisney challenges continue to grow in popularity. From the 19.3 mile options to the 48.6 mile Dopey Challenge, there is a lot of training involved! The biggest aspect (along with the multiple early morning wake up calls) is preparing your body for the back-to-back runs. Adding these to your training is critical, as you learn [...]

runDisney Training – Preparing for a Night Race

With the Tower of Terror 10-Miler and Wine & Dine Half Marathon coming quickly, it is very common for runners to ask - how do I prepare to run at night? (Not to mention, 10 PM at night!) The good news is, if you have put in the training, you should be fine. However, here [...]