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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

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

  1. wdwmagic

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  2. Ariel484

    Ariel484 Well-Known Member

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    My brother and I will be running the marathon...our first marathon ever! :sohappy:

    I'm using Hal Higdon's Novice I training plan and am attempting to work in some strength training this time around. :wave:
     
  3. Wilt Dasney

    Wilt Dasney Well-Known Member

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    Good luck. That's a great training plan, in my experience. I followed Higdon religiously last fall and winter, and finished strong in my first marathon at WDW this January. :wave:
     
  4. anc33

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    I will be running this as my first full as well. No time goal, just hoping to finish.
     
  5. Texas84

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    First and maybe last marathon. :D
     
  6. GoofyRacer11

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    I'm doing the Goofy Challenge.
     
  7. minniemickeyfan

    minniemickeyfan Well-Known Member

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    Our family is trying the 5k run for Friday morning for the first time ever and our first official run ever. Anyone done this one before or can offer any advice? It will be my husband, daughter-15 and I. We have been getting ready for months, daughter's at 2 1/2 miles now. Hope we are ready!
     
  8. Ariel484

    Ariel484 Well-Known Member

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    Good, glad to hear that it worked for you! I think it looks like a good, challenging plan. I read Higdon's "Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide" awhile ago and he really seems to know what he's talking about. :)

    That's pretty much my goal too. Good luck to you!

    My thoughts as well :lol: The things we do for Disney.

    I've never done a Disney 5K before (I did the Princess Half in February), but I know people on this board have. Here's a report from TouringPlans.com...one of the writers did the Beauty and the Beast 5K during the Princess Half Marathon weekend. I think the course is the same, and I imagine the overall experience will be similar:

    http://blog.touringplans.com/2011/03/10/when-we-ran/

    If your daughter is at 2.5 miles already, I'm sure she'll be fine by race day. Are you using a training plan?

    Make sure you know ahead of time whether you all want to stick together throughout the race, don't forget your camera (it's not unusual at all to stop for pictures on the race course), and make sure to wear your finisher medal throughout the rest of your trip! Above all else, I personally think that it's important to slow down and take it all in during these Disney races - enjoy the experience. You'll have a blast. :wave:
     
  9. Donald Duck

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    Goofy Challenge and pasta party.
     
  10. frank2271

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    Doing the Chip N Dale relay this year, sounds awesome. Did the Full last year.
     
  11. dreamfinder

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    Going Dopey this year.... Doing the 5k with my DW, the others by myself.
     
  12. lukacseven

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    I opted to run the half and the relay to get the commemorative medals. Just saw the Relay meal on Facebook. I'm much more psyched about that than I am the Donald medal.
     
  13. MCC1

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    Doing full again...wife doing 1/2 & then she's doing relay...trying to decide if that makes me feel like a whimp...
     
  14. minniemickeyfan

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    Thanks for the info! We have been using a training plan to slowly increase the distance in less time. Sounds like a lot of fun, I will be sure to bring my small camera!
     
  15. Ariel484

    Ariel484 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you're well on your way! :wave: Good luck!
     
  16. faw286570

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    I am looking forward to the 2012 races. To get a different perspective - I signed up as a volunteer to help give out Powerade/Water during the half marathon on Saturday. Then I plan to complete the full marathon on Sunday.
     
  17. SpongeScott

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    Half on Saturday, relay on Sunday.
     
  18. MKCP 1985

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    Agreed - the Chip & Dale medals make me want to find a partner and run for the medal! The Donald - they got a little too cute for my tastes, trying to use the 1 and 2 in 2012 to make the 1/2.

    No Disney marathon weekend for me in 2012. I'm committed to another race in another place this time, but I will be back. :D
     
  19. SpongeScott

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    First dibs on doing the Chip & Dale with you in 2013.
     
  20. Ariel484

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    Great idea! I'd be really interested to hear your take on this. :) Good luck with the marathon!
     

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