2018 Princess Half Marathon

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  1. Bree

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    @Ariel484

    OMG. I’m reading your trip report right now and that’s me in the Nike visor in your 10K corral crowd picture. Sorry I looked like I was throwing you shade LOL! I have a resting b**** face most of the time, but I really am a nice person!
     
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  2. Ariel484

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    :oops: Oh no!! I'm so sorry about that! I too have RBF most of the time and it WAS like 4AM so you were totally justified!
     
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  4. absolutmey

    absolutmey planning epic 2020 trip!

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    You'll see a wide variety, but I think for this one especially, you're going to see LOTS of princesses. I'll be Anna, my friend Elsa and my other friend ... Goofy! LOL.
     
  5. Bree

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    I was laughing so much when I saw it. My husband thought it was pretty funny too.
     
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  6. pluto377

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    Finally got outside today and did 5 miles. Hoping I'll be back on track for these last few weeks of training. No more snowstorms or deep freezes please!

    Ariel- your trip report from last year was awesome! I loved seeing all your pics. I'm still debating what my race strategy will be as far as stopping for pics.
     
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  7. wallskm

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    What time could I reasonably expect to be done with the race and back to my room? Planning a couple hours at MK before heading to the airport for my late afternoon flight. I expect we will be in an earlyish corral (2:10 projected finish based on POT), and while we don't plan to run that fast, I think we will be on pace for a 2:25 ish finish without character stops. When I did the marathon I probably had less than 30 mins worth of character stops. Our first fast pass window that day ends at 11:15.
     
  8. Ariel484

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    Haha I hear ya on that. I have managed to completed 3 full marathons (and I am DONE with those forever) and those 20 mile training runs are terrible. Where I usually go to do those super long runs, I sometimes will not see another person for a few hours. It's just me and the trees and silence.
     
  10. keahgirl8

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    Totally agree! I am definitely a 10K-er. I run long for Disney, but I would just as soon go no further than a 10K. I really do not like training for anything longer.
     
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  11. Mil leech

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    I agree. I prefer the 10K distance but I do the halfs for Disney. This year due to not having a sitter for my daughter I got the 10K and my husband is doing the half. I really wish they would bring back the 10milers as I think that would be a nice distance.
     
  12. pluto377

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    I agree with you guys. After this half I am done. I hope to never go more than 5K again! The main reason I'm doing the half this year is because I've always wanted to do a challenge.
     
  13. BriarRose59

    BriarRose59 WDW Once Upon a Dream

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    That’s what I said after my first challenge in 2016! No more half’s for me! Ha! I’ve done 4 half’s and have 4 scheduled between now and April, 2 locals, Princess 5, 10 & Half and SWDS 5 & Half. It’s a sickness.
     
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  14. Bree

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    I like the half distance. I’m just bored with cycling through Galloway & Higdon plans. I’m getting some help with a new training plan and looking forward to it. This is the year of races for me. So far I have plans for 3 half marathons (PHM, SWDS & Jacksonville Marine Corps in October ), 2 10K (PHM & SWDS), 1 local 10 miler & 2 5K (PHM & local). Looking to add another 10K or half in September. I should start training for the WDW 2019 marathon in the fall.
     
  15. jdd

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    Have to say I'm in the group that this is my last half. 10K is my favorite distance, but I did a local 10-miler at the beginning of November, and that was a really nice race too. It's right around mile 9 that I really start to poop out, so a half is fairly gruesome.

    On the bright side, I ran three miles straight (without a walk break) this morning, with very little pain in my heel. Fingers crossed that it's finally improving. The real test will be my 8 miles on Saturday!
     
  16. bumbershoot

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    YES.

    Famous last words. :)

    Then again, I’ve remained firm on my “cannot forsee a time when a Full sounds like a good idea” stance, so maybe you will stay firm, too. :)
     
  17. Crystalpistol

    Crystalpistol Earning My Ears

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    Well hello again ladies! It has been forever since I had the time to catch up on everything. You guys have been super busy but I think I am FINALLY caught up. I was so sure the theme would be sleeping beauty with the redesign of the logo on the active registration page (Disney I know the crown inside the 'P' is Aurora's). With that said I love the medals and am so excited about the redesigned challenge medal. This is the one Disney race weekend hubby says I can do as long as I want. I started Princess in 2013 and moved to the challenge when it started 2014.

    On a crazy note, I just have to share that I will be running this thing PREGNANT again. 2016 I was 18 weeks for princess (12 weeks for Dopey) and 2017 was just getting off of nursing (talk about chest pain and LOTS of bladder breaks). And I will be starting the cycle again...so be on the look out for a slightly round purple and gold crab from Moana for the 10K and a punk/black/gothic version of Ariel with an x-ray mermaid baby on my tummy for the half. Training has been rough with colds constantly being brought home by my 17 month old little X-man. I did the Princess Place trail half marathon just before New Years in Florida and even saw a Cinderella on the course. Everyone here has been an inspiration to get moving and I hope everyone keeps up with their training....let Dory be your spirit guide..."just keep swimming (running), just keep swimming (running)"...
     
  18. keahgirl8

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    Same here! Only for Disney! There are a couple of destination races I'd like to do, but I have no idea when I'll get around to those!

    Yeah...that's what we all said! lol

    Congratulations!
     
  19. Miss Whimsy

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    my heel is niggling at me but I have to do 6 miles tomorrow
     
  20. cheshirealliekat

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    Yes! I have done a 10 miler and a 15k trail run race, and I enjoyed them both. However when it's just me and 9-10 miles? I hate it. I am bored and music sucks and I don't like having to load myself up like a camel because I live in FL so I HAVE to have enough fluids, etc. After 8 miles I am over it if it's not a novel atmosphere.
     
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  21. Bree

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    OMG you made my morning with the camel comment. I live in central FL!
     

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