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Dumbo Inspiration

I’m not going to lie – I’m nervous about the Dumbo Double Dare that I’m running in 8 days. What is the Dumbo, you might ask. It’s a double race during the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend – doing the 10k on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday. So 19.3 miles over two days.

I have trained for four months, and I should be feeling confident. But my last long training run last weekend didn’t go as well as I had hoped. I was slow, and my overall run was done slower than the minimum Disney pace. To make my anxiety worse, I’ll be starting in the last corral, so if I don’t keep pace, there is no buffer of other corrals behind me. I have to be on my game on race day.

I need a little extra motivation for the race days – I want to run my miles for all of you! Here’s a chart of the miles, and who I’m running for. Add a comment if you want me to run one for you (and let me know your preferred mile, if you want) and I’ll add you.

10k   Half Marathon
Mile Inspiration Mile Inspiration
1 Dad 1 Mom
2 Jenny 2 Thea
3 Kira, Sofia, Anya 3 Lorna
4 Liam 4 Brooke
5 Sweetie 5 Destiny, Jayleen, Dale
6 (+0.2) Me 6 Karena
7 Melissa
8 Jessica
9 Jaime
10 Andrew
11 Sweetie
12 Kirsten
13 (+0.1) Me

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