Apr 20, 2015

runDisney Training with Jeff Galloway | Magical Mickey

Welcome back to another edition of the Magical Mickey linkup: the linkup centering around a love for Disney, sharing that love and connecting with others. I hope you find this linkup as a great place to turn to for Disney content each week and help all the bloggers participating out by helping readers find that great mouse-eared content. I'm co-hosting with Katie from Adventures by Katie, so of course check her blog out.

This week, I want to talk about training. Specifically, runDisney training. Weather is warming up, races are all around. All that means plenty of running and plenty of training. With that in mind, this week I'll be talking about...

runDisney Training with Jeff Galloway

runDisney holds many fantastic events throughout the year. For many people, runDisney races are their first foray into the world of running. In fact, runDisney was my first half marathon. When tackling something as formidable as a half marathon, a full marathon, or a multiple race challenge, you need the right guidance. You need a plan, a training plan.

runDisney partners with Jeff Galloway to provide proven training plans tailored to the race distances and challenges. His plans have lead thousands of runners across the finish line. His plans and run walk run method also help reduce the risk of injury. His plans generally only require 3 days of running, with maintenance runs and one long run a week. I used the Jeff Galloway plan when training for my half, and went from a non-runner to running 14 miles in just 16 weeks. With his run walk run method, I gained confidence out the gate which helped me to become hooked on running. I plan to use the Glass Slipper Challenge Plan as the basis for my training for the Runner's World Half Marathon & Festival Hat Trick that I will be running as a BibRavePro.

The training plans provided can be easily leveraged for other races of the same distances. You can visit the training section of the runDisney site to see their plans, available in PDF and downloadable calendar. The page also provides great tips to get you started running.

Thinking of running? Check out the plans from Jeff Galloway. Want to know more about his run walk run method? Go to his site for more or order his book (a fantastic read). If you'd like to read some tips from Jeff Galloway on training, motivation and staying injury free, you can read the tips I've been sharing from the Jeff Galloway Blogger Program:

Training and Motivation Tips #1
Training and Motivation Tips #2 - Training
Training and Motivation Tips #3 - Injury Free
Training and Motivation Tips #4 - Why Do We Get Injured
Training and Motivation Tips #5 - Energize Your Day

Do you use a training plan? Have you runDisney?

Onto the Linkup

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The post just needs to be about anything Disney related. There have been posts on runDisney, on the parks and even on the Moms Panel, so just give it some Disney and count it.

New posts are fantastic, but for now, if you have a great old post you want to share, drop it on in.

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  1. I truly believe Jeff Galloway has done more to get people moving and off the couch than anyone else! He's made road racing achievable to tens of thousands of people who never would have attempted it in the past! Great post!

    1. He is fantastic. I mean, I made the decision to get up and do it first, but I don't think I would have done as well without his plan or even come close. I also don't think I would have found the love of running I have. It helped me so much, especially early on.

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