Marathon Weekend 2019

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  1. mrsg00fy

    mrsg00fy DIS Veteran

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    How awesome your next New Year celebration will be!!

    For me there will be a huge void to not see you at marathon weekend. Your story and your journey are what convinced me to even dream to try to do the dopey. You are an inspiration to me and so many others.

    And if you won't be there for 2019 then you have given your hosting responsibilities to the wonderful and eminently capable @croach. See ya there mister!

    The fact that you put out the possibility of even seeing you at marathon weekend 2020 makes me so happy. I will be looking for you there!

    @Keels.....You rock!
     
  2. Keels

    Keels The Official Keels of RunDisney

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    Love you bunches and bunches!!

    Let’s plan a trip together where we don’t run!!
     
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  4. lhermiston

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    “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible” - Walt Disney
     
  5. lhermiston

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    That said, I have the utmost faith in @croach!

    I just want a fun group to do the half with.
     
  6. croach

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    I’m looking forward to seeing again and DATW with you again. And Scott too if he’s along for the weekend. :)
     
  7. mrsg00fy

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    Well I sure hope so! Thanks for the Star Wars virtual reality recommendation. My guys had a blast.
     
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  8. rteetz

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    I’m fairly sure I’ll be back in some form.

    Glad they did! I was going to ask if they made it over and how they liked it.
     
  9. Jim Tancredi

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    Thanks Flash! Actually I felt like I was dressed reasonable warm - Nike pro compression pants, 2xu thermal compression top covered with a loose performance shirt. Wore gloves (nothing heavy) at least halfway thru. I'm usually the opposite in terms of hydration and sweat rate. I desperately did not want to find myself thirsty during this run because I know that once you have that feeling, you're likely too late in taking in fluids and not able to catch up in time. What you say makes sense, but I'm just not sophisticated enough to figure how the temps will relate to my body during the event. Even though I was dressed warm, I sweat quite a bit and felt a bit cold early on with that morning wind before the sun came up. I'll have to do more research on the topic. Thank you for sharing that with me! I'm looking for any advantage I can to better my time.
     
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  10. croach

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    I’m going to guess you probably just drank too much prior to and/or during the race, especially if you took in any coffee or soda. It was cold but it wasn’t hypothermia cold.
     
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  11. Keels

    Keels The Official Keels of RunDisney

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    Yeah, #ScottyTooHotty needs to be there to finish @croach ’s beers since l won’t be around to do so!
     
  12. Josh D.

    Josh D. Earning My Ears

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    Me and my wife are planning to try our first runDisney event next year. Our goal is from couch to 10k. I’m really excited to train and do this thing
     
  13. Chaitali

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    I’m joining in! WDW marathon 2018 was supposed to be my first full but I got swept a bit after mile 20, outside WWOS. Initially, I felt like I didn’t want to try another full. Now, I’m pretty sure I’ll try again. I’m not sure it will be WDW, I still have to think about that, but the chances are high I’ll give this one a try again in 2019 :)
     
  14. FlashAM7

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    Literally LOL'd at work
     
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  15. FlashAM7

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    So happy to hear this!!! I was very sad to read your previous post and not feeling like marathons were for you. You made it until Mile 20- that is a lot further than most people can ever say! If you finish next year, it will make the accomplishment that much more satisfying!

    If I were you, I would definitely do WDW for your marathon. It punched you in the mouth this year, now it's time to punch back! Haha
     
  16. lhermiston

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    Couch to 5k got me off my duff 7 or 8 years ago and I’ve never looked back. Even better to have someone do the program with you!
     
  17. Baloo in MI

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    Awesome! You can do it! I totally get the prerace waiting factor being a detractor from the Disney Marathon, but outside that I think it is a very supportive atmosphere for a Marathon. Plus then you would have the satisfaction of cruising right past your 2018 finishing point. I think I can speak for the folks on this thread in saying we are here to support you and you can do this!
     
  18. lhermiston

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    Posted this in the 2018 forum by accident. Ha ha. Too much forum juggling.

    My plan is to sign up for Dopey and take the following approach:
    5K - 70 percent effort, emphasis on appreciating Epcot ambiance, possibly get video, few character stops
    10k - 80+ percent effort, no stops
    Half - fun run, whatever effort that entails, stop for whatever characters I want, but not necessarily all
    Full - 100 percent, or as close to it as I can after three prior races.

    At this point, I’m more focused on the accomplishment of running four straight races and enjoying the half than setting a bunch of PRs. Knowing myself and my overly competitive nature, these goals are definitely subject to change.
     
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  19. FFigawi

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    I put my reply in the 2018 thread and am too lazy to paste it here ;)
     
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  20. Keels

    Keels The Official Keels of RunDisney

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    I’m going need (in no particular order):

    - To win PowerBall
    - A NetJets Account
    - A really great divorce lawyer

    But hey, if your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough, amirite??
     
  21. LSUlakes

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    I would also like to do this!

    No idea what this is, or why it is difficult to obtain.

    This is the easiest of the 3. If I may, do this one before the power ball win.
    Just kidding of course, I dont think its worth a divorce to run WDW.
     

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