Marathon Weekend 2019

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  1. pixarmom

    pixarmom DIS Veteran

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    This is killing me. Now I really want to run the WDW half again before my Last Call Half POT from December expires!!!

    For me, Brewers Mini results in a "not-training-much, but running regularly" time. As much as I don't love the course, I bet you finish it more quickly than a race with character stops.
     
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  2. Livelovedance

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    Thanks for the information! I looked further into the race I'm doing and found last year's results, which do include a chip time. I panicked for nothing lol. Good to know though, because I haven't done any races before that don't use chip timing. I wouldn't be able to use a race without chip timing for POT - I'm not fast and definitely don't belong up front with the elites!
     
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  4. TCB in FLA

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    Just in case you get to EE a bit too early to ride, the bar right outside open much earlier than the ride (a fact I learned here!). And then there’s photogs .1 mile later. So a win-win.
     
  5. Smilelea

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    All of this talk about improving POT has me looking for another 10K before the cutoff date. Well, the only one I can find, that doesn't require I drive 2 or more hours one way, is the same weekend that we will be at Disney. Looks like Corral E for me.

    I'm also not so sure that I could improve by more than 2 mins anyways. I guess we shall see in a couple of weeks when I run my mock 10K.

    On a happier note - it looks like I'm going to get to run the Castaway 5K next year. DH just booked us on our first Disney cruise. Woohoo!
     
  6. jennamfeo

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    OMG YES. Duh. I feel like @Keels mentioned this too. So now I am going to plan to get there early, have a drink, ride EE, then remember that I am running a Marathon and go on my happy way. Hahahaha. That should make for a fun picture.
     
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  7. Keels

    Keels The Official Keels of RunDisney

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    I drank my beer in line for EE last year and this year.
     
  8. rteetz

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    Yeah that’s all I’m really looking for.
     
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  9. rteetz

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    I can’t do that yet... :sad2:
     
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  10. Dis5150

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    I always thought that too and said I would never stop. But last year I was so sick and doubted I would even finish. So I stopped for lots of characters, rode EE, then stopped for a frozen Italian margarita in Italy to cross the finish line with. I think my time was 7:12? All my other marathons are just under 6:00 (5:55). We had a texting group from people on here and they kept me updated where the balloon ladies were. And even though I was sick I had a blast! :)
     
  11. jennamfeo

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    We can share one. ;)
     
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  12. rteetz

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    Works for me!
     
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  13. Sleepless Knight

    Sleepless Knight Jedi Knight Seeking His Jedi Princess

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    I definitely want to stop for photos and possibly some characters depending on the length of the line. My sole concern about stopping for a ride is what if the ride breaks down. I know that I can maintain the required pace if I needed to hang out with the ballon ladies in order to finish. But if I'm stuck on a ride that broke down when they pass? It's over.
     
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  14. opusone

    opusone Imagineer Wanna Be

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    I know it's a day early for face paint, but it's hard to tell your age behind a Panda face... just sayin'
     
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  15. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    True that but I’m not running in face paint.
     
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  16. Dis5150

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    I totally get you. That was why I didn't ever stop before. It was just my unique circumstance of being ill and not really caring (totally a result of the sickness because I would have cared if I didn't finish!) about the race at that moment. Just sharing my story. :)
     
  17. Princess_Nikki

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    Not yet, you aren’t! Careful, that planted seed could turn into something! Bahahahahaha!!!
     
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  18. PrincessV

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    I'm totally with you on this. I feel sure a day will come when I'm willing to risk it, but I'm not sure I'm there yet. I wish EE was late in the race, or that RnR or ToT took less time - I'd feel much safer doing a ride later in the race! I'd also be cool with doing something dorky and less likely to get stuck for a long time... TriceraTop Spin might be my go-to, lol!
     
  19. lhermiston

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    I’m envious of all of you who have already figured out your race plans, because I have no idea how I’m going to approach my first Dopey. I’m fairly confident in where I’ll be corralled and that I probably won’t be shooting for any PRs.

    Having fun and getting photos and video are my main priorities, but how I go about that is up in the air. I’ll probably run alone, but I’m not opposed to running with people. I’ll do character stops on a case by case basis. I’m down for imbibing during the marathon, but probably won’t do any rides.

    I’ve thought about getting a cheap adventure camera and harness to get some footage, but I’ve never tried that and it kind of defeats the purpose of having a costume. Anyone have any experience or recommendations?

    Anyway, I’m fickle, so I don’t know if I’ll commit to any race approaches until the day of. I’ll just try to make sure I’m appropriately trained for anything.
     
  20. CDKG

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    I assume training strategies followed by racing strategies will be inspiring upcoming questions of the week? I mean...we only have 151 days... We have to start thinking about these things. Right?
     
  21. lhermiston

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    They sure can, though the success of the training strategies can dictate racing strategies and might be better suited for a SAFD closer to the race. Any proposals for how to phrase those questions?
     
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