Official 2014 Dopey Challenge Thread!

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  1. Stroller Boy

    Stroller Boy 'I think it was the immortal words of Socrates who

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    Outlet stores? I've never heard of this, do tell! Is this an online thing after the race or just a local Florida thing? There are times where I've wanted an extra shirt or the like...this would be nice. Of course. I wouldn't be buying shirts for races that I didn't actually run...but that's just me...
     
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  3. DoctorK

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    They were the ones I've seen in Race Reports so I assume they're the ones you get in your race packet. Here's an example:

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    There are Disney's Character Warehouse stores in the outlet mall on 192 near Downtown Disney...

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    ...and the other Premier Outlet on International Drive near Universal.

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    I saw them at both on March 20th. They were in the $20-$25 range.
     
  4. Stroller Boy

    Stroller Boy 'I think it was the immortal words of Socrates who

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    Thanks, I just got back from Disney a couple days ago but maybe ill take a swing by when I'm down in August.
     
  5. Qltrgrl2

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    I love this idea.....really the only ones that should be wearing the Goofy or Dopey medals are those that finished in the time limit.
     
  6. mickeyd78

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    Just saw the Dopey Challenge training plan. The plan is the same as the Goofy plan up to week 15. Then in week 16 there are 5 training sessions.
    • Tuesday 20-30 minutes,
    • Thursday 30-45 minutes,
    • Friday Walk 2 miles,
    • Saturday Walk 7 miles,
    • Sunday 17 miles run/walk

    Week 17 drops back to the usual 3 sessions (2x30-45 min and a 5 mile on Sat)

    Looks like every third week is a 5 session week, peaking in week 25 (17 December) with
    • Tuesday (17 Dec) 20-30 minutes
    • Thursday (19 Dec) 30-45 minutes
    • Friday (20 Dec) Walk 5 miles
    • Saturday (21 Dec) Walk 12 miles
    • Sunday (22 Dec) 26 miles run/walk
     
  7. dburg30

    dburg30 Ferb, I know what we're going to do today! Yes, I

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    Curious where you saw this plan?
     
  8. mickeyd78

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  9. dburg30

    dburg30 Ferb, I know what we're going to do today! Yes, I

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  10. WhereInFlorida

    WhereInFlorida More Disney = A better day

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    I have not looked at his plans before and after reviewing the highest level marathon plan, it is not something I would do. Only 3 days a week of running throughout the plan. And then at the end the taper is strange, I would think you would start to lose fitness by only having 2 light days of running for 2 straight weeks leading to the marathon.

    Many better plans out there that I would use to modify for Dopey/Goofy.
     
  11. timmac

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    I do agree on the only 3 days a week being suboptimal, particularly if you are looking for maximum performance.

    I disagree with you about the taper, however. Most research I've seen suggests that even three weeks of sitting on one's butt only loses a vanishingly small percentage of total athletic conditioning.
     
  12. Stroller Boy

    Stroller Boy 'I think it was the immortal words of Socrates who

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    Interesting plan for sure. I've always used them for reference/guidance but found it best to craft my own plan based on my goals and available time to train. I haven't used a Galloway plan but are the times they put in there for cross training ( those that don't specify run/walk)?
     
  13. dburg30

    dburg30 Ferb, I know what we're going to do today! Yes, I

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    Most of the Galloway plans are made to be injury free, faster recovery time, and allow you to finish upright. His plans (the ones on the WDW site and for free on his) are more toward casual folks that was to successfully complete <insert race here> His plans can be used for quicker times, but if you are serious about getting faster, no his plans probably arent what you are looking for. I'm sure he didnt even WANT to put out a plan for the Dopey, but it appears there is one.

    YMMV, and running is more a personal thing for most of us. So what works for one, may not work for the next ,or the next may not have the same goals. I am doing Dopey for me, for no one else I dont care if I finish last.
     
  14. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    I'm just skeptical that Jeff thinks this is an okay plan for someone who has been running for six months.
     
  15. dburg30

    dburg30 Ferb, I know what we're going to do today! Yes, I

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  16. swimfly

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    I know Galloway was completely against the Goofy in 2010. This was 2 years before he became the rundisney coach. The plans on the site are really for beginner runners and/or injury-free focus. He does have other plans and personalized coaching available.
     
  17. WhereInFlorida

    WhereInFlorida More Disney = A better day

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    Indeed, no coach would prescribe 3 days of progressively longer runs leading up to a marathon...that is just dopey.
     
  18. dburg30

    dburg30 Ferb, I know what we're going to do today! Yes, I

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    Hard to tell what he 100% thinks, but since he is a rD person, I'm sure part of it is he has to come up with plans.. That being said if someone puts in the time for 6 months leading up to the start of training (like myself) I think it's totally doable. I may get a rude awakening but I am training to do a 1/2 in august, a full in October, then the dopey. After high school, like many others I got lazy, packed on the pounds and basically did nothing. Couple of years ago, I got in shape lost 60 lbs, was feeling really good. Then I started making excuses, put weight back on. Last summer into fall I started thinking ahead and slowly started exercising, after the first of the year I started jogging some. Feb I started the c25k program. First of this month I started the beginner marathon training program. I have been strict on making sure to do the training that is shown, and only pushing where it suggests it. I figure that this plan has been around for a while and has been successful for many. I'm not planning on winning, I'm not even planning on being competitive except with myself. So I guess I will be a good test as to if it's a good idea or not. I've been telling everyone that it's going to be like the opening of ABC's Wide World of Sports used to be.. just not sure if it will be the "Thrill of Victory" or the "Agony of Defeat"

    I know I am planning on everything I can to improve where I can, take care of myself, and try not to overtrain and risk injury. No matter what I try there is always the chance of something happening. :confused3 That goes for 'new' runners all the way up to 'seasoned' runners.
     
  19. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    It is certainly possible to go from 0 to marathon in less than a year, it's just very likely to end up in injury.
     
  20. dburg30

    dburg30 Ferb, I know what we're going to do today! Yes, I

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    It's also possible to have been running for a while and at anytime come up with an injury no? I guess I just need to do what I think I can do and not worry about what others think I can or cannot do? So with that, I have my thoughts and others, like yourself have yours. I hope you have a wonderful day.
     
  21. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    Seriously, no need to be defensive. We're all on the same side here.
     

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