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Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend - The Dark Side

Discussion in 'Running at WDW' started by HolleBolleGijs, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. dreamfinder

    dreamfinder Well-Known Member

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    Just think, there are 3 different groups trying to break the 2hr barrier for a full marathon right now. And that's trying to shave like 3 minutes off the current WR time. Those half splits would need to be over 7 minutes faster than the guy who won.
     
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    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    I just can't imagine running that fast, sustained, for that distance.....
     
  3. Swissmiss

    Swissmiss Well-Known Member

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    Me neither ... and I'll be ecstatic if I can run my 10 km next week in 1:15 :joyfull:
     
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  4. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping I can keep shaving 10 minutes off my time until I can run a respectable 1:15 -1:20 for a 10k and 3:15 for a half.
     
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  5. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    Someone must have tried that. One guy did a selfie with the troopers and one said "Commence image capture" or something like that.
     
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    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    Dang, the only troopers I ran into after the races were the ones on stage at DHS (and the FHP flying down 1-10; they weren't chasing me, lol). And I wore my Death Star every day until I left yesterday.
     
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  7. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    So the couple who showed up in my medal photo for the 5k? I'm in several shots with the husband/boyfriend/significant other. I wonder if that's how their race bib got tied to mine.....
     
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  8. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    And thanks to the CMs from Italy and Germany out flying their flags and cheering. That was fun.
     
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  9. psherman42

    psherman42 Well-Known Member

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    What a weekend. As expected, this half marathon was my worst. Not by much, probably 10 minutes at most, but still. The humidity didn't bother me as much as I might have thought. I think I enjoyed this course more than Wine and Dine but I hated the first few miles. Going down that dark street with nothing but temporary lights was pretty rough. My 10K time wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be considering I spent 15 or so minutes in line for R2D2. :joyfull: I told myself though I'd stop if either he or C3PO happened to be out so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

    Next up: the marathon in January. :jawdrop:
     
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  10. Figment82

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    I just received an email thanking me for participating and offering a link to register for next year (with a $10 savings for the half and challenge). Of course, I'm a sucker and signed up... :rolleyes:

    So watch your inboxes if you're looking to come back and race again. Funnily enough, I received this one and not the one from the January races, but I guess with Disney emails, I shouldn't be surprised.
     
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    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    I received the email also. However, the link to register for 2018 isn't working...but the one to buy merchandise is... :rolleyes:
     
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    Figment82 Well-Known Member

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    It came up blank at first for me, but on the second try I was able to get it to work. The $10 savings doesn't even cover the Active fee - whoopee! Lol!
     
  13. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    I was finally able to get in. While $10 off the Challenge isn't much of a discount, at least I'm now registered... and don't have to hover over my keyboard on the 18th.

    Now if they'd open registration for the Light Side - or give us some type of update.
     
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  14. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    I just noticed the receipt from Active has both PoT deadline and Expo dates for last month's race...... :rolleyes:
     
  15. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    Yeah, I'm registered. :rolleyes:
     
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  16. LAKid53

    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    Better get that room now!
     
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    Are they slowly going back to where registration used to open the day after the event? The email for January went out a few weeks after, but with the rest of the reg dates being pushed up and now this, I guess anything is possible.
     
  18. Texas84

    Texas84 DVC Fan Boy Premium Member

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    LOL. My points are at Hilton Head so I can't do 11 months. Should I buy points at WDW? :D
     
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    LAKid53 Well-Known Member

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    Well, how much cash do you have? Points now are north of $170, unless you do 3rd party and don't care about reduced benefits...
     
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    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon

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    Flying is not bad its taking off and landing thats scary, Spoken as a pilot.
     

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