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    Trip Report You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem, And Smarter Than ... Nope. Piglet Goes Dopey

    Some post race info A few things that learned about after the race. I believe that the 2020 WDW Marathon was the hottest on record, high 80s with 90%+ humidity. The race was red flagged, to indicate potentially dangerous conditions, I think just before I finished around 11 o’clock. Looking at...
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    Trip Report You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem, And Smarter Than ... Nope. Piglet Goes Dopey

    Sunday 12th January: Marathon Day (cont) I left Darren and the girls to begin my slow trek around World Showcase. They were going to try to rush straight out of the park to get to the finish line in time to see me. I knew I was way outside the time goal of 5 hours that I’d set myself, I...
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    Trip Report You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem, And Smarter Than ... Nope. Piglet Goes Dopey

    Are you sure you’re not even a little bit tempted to run one 😉? Seriously though it is a huge commitment to train for a marathon, it does take over your life a bit.
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    Trip Report You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem, And Smarter Than ... Nope. Piglet Goes Dopey

    Sunday 12th January: Marathon Day (cont) The race only went through a tiny bit of Hollywood Studios, the park was fully open by now so lots of cheering for the runners. I’ve heard that quite a few runners step out of the race at this point to ride Tower of Terror or Rock n Roller Coaster. The...
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    Trip Report You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem, And Smarter Than ... Nope. Piglet Goes Dopey

    The annoying thing about the shorts was that when I told Darren about it he said that he’d noticed before the race that they looked odd, the logo was on the back. But he didn’t say anything because he assumed he knew what I was doing. Run/walk isn’t very common here so I’ve quite often been...
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    Trip Report You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem, And Smarter Than ... Nope. Piglet Goes Dopey

    Sunday 12th January: Marathon Day (cont) Exiting Animal Kingdom was about 17 miles into the race, so down to single digit miles to go. The aid station just after leaving the park was one I’d been looking forward to because it had real food as well, bananas. I’d only had some gummy sweets and a...
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    Trip Report You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem, And Smarter Than ... Nope. Piglet Goes Dopey

    Sunday 12th January: Marathon Day (cont) After my extended stop at the aid station I managed to get myself going again. After the Polynesian Resort the route turned off towards Animal Kingdom onto what I think is a backstage road, called Bear Island Road. This was the nicest road section of the...
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    Trip Report You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem, And Smarter Than ... Nope. Piglet Goes Dopey

    Sunday 12th January: Marathon Day (cont) After exiting Magic Kingdom the route followed Floridian Way past the Grand Floridian where I saw a bit of a strange sight. On the opposite side of the road along the edge of the Magnolia Golf Course were what looked like 5 or 6 very large turkeys. I’ve...
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    Trip Report You and me, we're in a club now! *COMPLETE*

    I’ve really enjoyed following along following along, thank you for sharing. I really hope we all get to go back to Disney soon, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for your Autumn holiday. Funnily, I found out a couple of days ago that we’re getting a Taco Bell in Milton Keynes. Now, if only...
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    Trip Report You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem, And Smarter Than ... Nope. Piglet Goes Dopey

    Sunday 12th January: Marathon Day (cont) The route continued through the TTC where I shouted out a thank you to one of the spectators because he was holding an awesome flag 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿. Then out past the Contemporary Resort and, already 10 miles into the race, into Magic Kingdom. Because of the...
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    Trip Report You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem, And Smarter Than ... Nope. Piglet Goes Dopey

    Sunday 12th January: Marathon Day (cont) Just like the half marathon the day before, I didn’t have long to wait until it was my turn to start. In fact, it was less than ten minutes after the first runners started and I was off. My first ever marathon. My legs felt a little bit stiff and heavy...
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    Trip Report You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem, And Smarter Than ... Nope. Piglet Goes Dopey

    Sunday 12th January: Marathon Day (cont) I mentioned in the previous post that it was feeling hot and that runDisney had been issuing warnings about the heat during the upcoming race. So I’m just going to give a bit of an explanation of my understanding of the flag warning system used in a lot...
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    Trip Report You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem, And Smarter Than ... Nope. Piglet Goes Dopey

    Sunday 12th January: Marathon Day It was finally here, the day that I had spent months training for. I had been building up my Sunday long runs since July. In the 8 weeks leading up to Christmas I had long runs on Saturdays and Sundays, running at least one of them at half marathon distance or...
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    Trip Report You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem, And Smarter Than ... Nope. Piglet Goes Dopey

    Saturday 11th January: Half Marathon Day and a birthday (cont) We got some photos with Mickey on our way out of the restaurant. Before lunch I’d managed to get an extra FP for Tower of Terror so we headed off in that direction. Alice didn’t want to ride, I think her tummy was a bit...
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    Trip Report You Are Braver Than You Believe, Stronger Than You Seem, And Smarter Than ... Nope. Piglet Goes Dopey

    Saturday 11th January: Half Marathon Day and a birthday (cont) As our previous Hollywood Studios day had revolved around Star Wars and Toy Story Land we’d decided to spend today exploring the rest of the park. I’d had the same problem as before with the fastpass tiers and had booked an early...
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