Week 2 of my training for the Walt Disney World Marathon is complete and what a week it was! Week 1 ended with a fantastic 11 mile run along Santa Monica Beach where this happened…
This past week saw the start of rehearsals for the Disneyland Candlelight Processional. I sing in the Disney Employee Choir and have been apart of this choir for the last 5 years. So, this will be my 6th Candlelight Processional as a member of this amazing choir! Between now and December 7th, I will be spending my Monday evenings singing Christmas music. If you have not been to see the Candlelight Processional at Disneyland, you absolutely must do so sometime in your life. The processional is very different from the EPCOT version. We perform on Main Street U.S.A. at the train station in Disneyland. There is a 600-1000 voice choir, full orchestra, hand bells, and my favorite, 8 herald trumpet players who play from the top of the train station. Here’s the opening of the processional. (note: although you probably won’t see me, I am singing in this performance on the living Christmas tree…green robes in the middle of the mass choir)
The new night of business threw me off a little this week as I ended up taking Tuesday off from working out. Instead, I ran on Wednesday and Friday. I worked out at the gym Saturday and ran on the treadmill Sunday evening because it was just too hot outside to run. Wednesday night was the most amazing run! The temps finally cooled off and it felt amazing to be running in such cool temps again. Inspired by the cool temps, I ran the fastest 4 miles of my life! I finished the 4 miles in 44 minutes! During the run, I also set a 5K PR!
Sunday night, I felt strong as I ran 4 miles on the treadmill! I also threw in weights because I missed a gym workout earlier in the week. The last two times on the treadmill have been fun. Yes, I said it…fun! Running on the treadmill is so much easier than running outdoors. I’ve upped my speed on the treadmill from earlier in the year with no problems. Treadmill runs will most likely not be on my normal schedule. However, it’s been so hot lately that, even when I want to run at 7pm or later, it’s been too hot to run.
Here’s how my week turned out…
Monday – Rest Day
Tuesday – Day off, not planned
Wednesday – Ran 4 miles…fastest 4 miles ever and a 5K PR!
Thursday – Day off, not planned
Friday – Ran 4 miles
Saturday – 30 Minutes elliptical machine, abs, chin ups, dips, leg press
Sunday – Ran 4 miles on treadmill, abs, chin ups, dips, leg press
It’s week 3 of marathon training! Bring it on!
Have you ever been to see the Candlelight Processional either at Disney World or Disneyland? If so, where did you see it and what did you think?