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  • On Jun 23, 2012
    Marykay from WA Asked

    I will run the Tink 1/2 2013 for my first race. I am not a runner but am using Galloways run/walk training program. I will be in the parks the week of 9/1. Will I be ok not running that week with all the park walking or should I plan a few runs.

    Hi MaryKay!  The Tinkerbell half marathon is great!  You are going to love it!

    First, let me say that if you are training and running, then you ARE a runner!  One of the things that I love most about the Galloway method is that it really opens up the sport of running to a much larger group.  I never considered myself a "runner" either, but with the run/walk/run method, I feel like I can do any race!

    For your week at the park--  If you train before and after your vacation then you will be totally fine not running that week.  When I am at the parks with my family, I will sometimes get up early in the morning to get my run in.  It is generally cooler in the morning, and I know that after a day at the parks, I won't feel like running that evening.  I normally just play it by ear.  If I have time and want to, then I will run.  If we are super busy and it doesn't work out, then I definitely don't worry about it.   A couple of missed training runs won't hurt you, especially that far away from your event.

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions and good luck with your training!
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I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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