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Disney's Full Season Challenge 2022-2023 for Walt Disney World Events

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Disney's Full Season Challenge 2022-2023 for Walt Disney World Events


Heather Jergensen


39 Weeks

Plan Description

This NINE MONTH TRAINING PLAN is designed for runners who want to take on every race on RunDisney’s Circuit! That’s 13 Races between November and April: Wine and Dine 5k and Challenge, The Dopey Challenge, Princess Fairytale Challenge and 5k, and Springtime Surprise Challenge. PLEASE NOTE: this training plan does not include the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend. For advice on including this in your event calendar, please reach out to Coach Heather J at

Pre-requisites: 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. It is also strongly 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.

Equipment needed:
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.

A full season of training 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 running for time, but rather about effort. You will see a lot of easy running throughout this plan.

What is included:
9 Months of training to build up for 4 runDisney events, including recovery after each
Monthly Newsletter containing news and updates as RunDisney releases its schedule.
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.
Access to the Invitation-only Facebook Group

When applying this Training Plan to your Training Peaks Calendar, Select "Start on" date 7/24/2023, then click Apply.

Happy Running!

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x5
04:18:00 04:00:00
Strength x2
00:20:00 00:10:00
X-Train x1
00:02:00 00:30:00
Day Off x1
—— ——
Custom x1
00:15:00 00:30:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
04:18:00 04:00:00
00:20:00 00:10:00
00:02:00 00:30:00
Day Off
—— ——
00:15:00 00:30:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

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