Week Three of @runDisney Princess Half-Marathon Training And Running Safety Tips

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It’s week three of training for the runDisney Princess Half-Marathon, how are you doing?

Here’s the schedule this week:

Week 3 Princess Training

We’re up to 4 miles!  We can do it!

run Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Training Program

For more information about the Jeff Galloway training program, visit runDisney.com!

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Is it getting dark earlier now, are you wearing lights if you run in the evening or early morning?  Here are some reminders about running safety!

  • Run on the left side of the road – against traffic.  As a runner, you are in a vulnerable position versus cars and trucks.  Even bicycles.  When you run facing traffic you can see what is coming and run defensively.  Don’t expect a car to change it’s path to adjust for you, get yourself out of the way.  An exception to this is on a running or bike path, then you stay on the right side so faster runners or bikes can pass on the left.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.  As tempting as it is to tune-out the world, for safety you need to be aware of what is happening around you.  Don’t wear headsets, you can’t hear horns, bicycles or footsteps behind you.
  • Listen to your mother and look both ways before you cross the street.  Sometimes when you get tired or when you are in “the zone” it’s easy to just-keep-running, but you can’t count on a car to see you and stop.
  • Be bright.  Wear brightly colored clothing and if you run in less than bright sunlight, invest in reflective gear.  You can find vests, jackets, armbands or headlights at any superstore like Walmart or Target, and definitely at running stores.  There are many different types of flashlights from knuckle lights and headlights to taillights you can clip to your hat so you are just as visible from the back as you are from the front.
  • Avoid running alone.  Be aware of whether you are running in a highly visible place like through town, or somewhere more sheltered like a park.  Whenever possible, run with friends.  It’s always a good idea to carry a whistle, pepper spray, or some type of noisemaker.
  • Tell someone where you will be.  Make sure someone knows where you are running and about how long.  Have identification somewhere on your person and if it’s convenient, carry your cell phone.


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    Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    Runing is such a great way to stay healthy relieve stress such great benefits come from it.

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