Dopey Challenge 24 weeks; Low-intensity, Duration-based training
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.
How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
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This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
- Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
- Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
- Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
- Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
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