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Disneyland Half Marathon

Discussion in 'Running at WDW' started by wdwmagic, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. kevlightyear

    kevlightyear Active Member

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    Yeah, Clif had no presence at the Expo. They gave out sport beans on the course.

    Also on the course were Race Guard support teams. We visited their booth at the expo. Celebration Hospital still ran the med tents, but the Race Guard duos were running the course and were there to provide on the spot first aid. I saw them a bunch--really cool service.
    http://www.raceguards.org
     
  2. Greenlawler

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    Saw a lady pass out after the race near the ferris wheel.

    It was just so hot, people forget to keep hydrating.
     
  3. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    I saw the 2:00 pacer in corral B and I just laughed. Hahaha, NO! :D
     
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  4. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    Passed a woman about mile 11 maybe? Had an ice pack on her leg and was struggling. She wanted that medal. Hope she made it.
     
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  5. RunningKoen

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    The extreme heat just quickens the process, but this is a problem in general.

    I've seen several people going down, or ambulances on the route during 15K/10M races without heat (running in the Netherlands ... )where they lack hydration before or during the race. It even happened to a friend of mine during a 10K race with max temperature around 60-65?

    At the first time, it was quite scary for me to see; but after a while you'll almost get used to it. Same for people struggling with (severe) injuries during a race. Runners are weird people for sure.
     
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  6. Mark P.

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    Also not hydrating enough the day *before* the race. I think I went through at least two liters of water on Saturday, three on Sunday.
     
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    After I asked, I noticed that Clif was no longer listed as a sponsor. Disappointing that they "replaced" it with beans. Admittedly I'd never recommend using a random gel during a race that you didn't typically train with, but I find that doing a gel for gel swap to be much more consistent at least than swapping a gel for a bean.

    Were the Beast Pacers official? Or just there.

    I've noticed that some pacers have no clue about properly positioning themselves in a corral. One WDW race I did 5-6 years ago, the pacer I was running with put herself way early, and was passed by 2 other groups. Heck, last half I did a few weeks ago the pacer was looking to the runners to tell him how close he was to the pace.
     
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  8. Texas84

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    He was probably in the correct corral but there was NO way I was running a 2-hour half that day. :)
     
  9. surfsupdon

    surfsupdon Well-Known Member

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    The faster pacers, at least, have been incredibly helpful. They monitor the time on their fancy watches, and we have good group conversations to take your mind off the miles.

    I have also noticed that sometimes we get a pacer change around mile 8. Meaning our pacer we started with will drop back and a new pacer will meet us and begin around mile 8.
     
  10. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    One more thing, saw a guy dressed as Tarzan. And he ran barefoot. :eek:
     
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