A few notes about Team Freedom.
1. Like last year, registration will be a 2 step process. You’ll first need to register with Disney. REGISTER HERE. This is completely separate from The JOY FM registration. The JOY FM is not affiliated with the Princess Half Marathon. We simply participate in this event as Team Freedom.
2. Registration will open for Team Freedom on The JOY FM website on September 14, 2012. This event isn’t until the end of February. I’m just giving you a HUGE heads up, so you can begin training.
For those – like me 3 years ago! – who can’t run from here to the mailbox:
3. Start training! I absolutely, positively credit Couch to 5k for getting me running. If you have a smart phone, download this app and use it! You’ll be running 3 times a week. It’s an interval training program; you’ll be doing a walking/running combination. By November, you WILL be able to run a 5K. Promise.
4. I will post a Training Schedule Part 2 on October 1. We’ll start at 3 miles (I know many of you will only be on Week 5. That is OK!! Promise.) Stay with it. I got to Week 6 and was able to run a 5K. It’ll all even out once we start adding mileage. Since we add incrementally, once you establish your base, it’s easy (relatively speaking) to add mileage.
5. Of course you can start walking now. August is just too hot for me. But a brisk walk, or even light jog is great. Just get your body moving.
Disney Princess Half Marathon
February 24, 2013
|Training SchedulePart 1|
|Week 1||2-8||Couch to 5K Week 1 – Day 1, 2 & 3|
|Week 2||9-15||C25K Week 2 – Day 1, 2 & 3|
|Week 3||16-22||C25K Week 3 – Day 1, 2 & 3|
|Week 4||23-29||C25K Week 4 – Day 1, 2 & 3|
|Week 5||Sept 30 – Oct 6||C25K Week 5 – Day 1, 2 & 3|
|Week 6||7-13||C25K Week 6 – Day 1, 2 & 3|
|Week 7||14-20||C25K Week 7 – Day 1, 2 & 3|
|Week 8||21-27||C25K Week 8 – Day 1, 2 & 3|
|Week 9||28- Nov 3||C25K Week 9 – Day 1, 2 & 3|
|Week 10||4-10||30 Min Run || 45 Min Run || 3 mile run|
“Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up.”
- George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian