Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Corral Relief

Posted by CheapRunnerMike

Disney corrals have been announced!  I had been sweating the corral announcements a little bit as I technically didn't register for the race until a couple days after the deadline to submit your proof of time for corral placements.  The last thing I wanted was to be stuck in the last corral and have to fight through hoards of people the entire race.  Luckily the Running Gods were on my side and runDisney accepted my proof and time and put me in Corral A..phew!


It will be so much better starting up front…I'll really be able to go for the time that I'm chasing.  Can't wait!

So far so good this week on the running front…Monday was an "easy" 10K run that I somehow ended up doing at a 6:30/mile pace.  Oops.  I threw in some decent hills at the end for good measure too as I love ending a good run with some tough climbs…even grabbed the Strava Crown on the Thames Park Hill.

Tuesday was another strength workout day, but it was too nice out to run on the treadmill so I took to the paths to get my workout in.  Hansons' called for 2 x 3 miles with a 1 mile recovery and I was shooting for 20 minutes for each 3 mile interval.  I ended up getting them done in 19:09 and 19:07 respectively, well beyond what I was hoping to do.

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So what';s on your Christmas list?  I saw these sweet Nike compression socks at Niketown Chicago a few months ago and thought they were cool.  I also see them every single time I open my Nike Running app…they are definitely growing on me!  If anyone is looking for gift ideas Winking smile

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Have a great day folks!


  1. nice strength workout mike! i hope that you are finding that you will be peaking at just the right time ... that corral 'A' won't know what hit them!

  2. Thanks Patrick, I hope that's what's happening. My training has me where I want to be and this last month will just help me dial in the last little bit. Another couple long runs and I'm good to go!