Walt Warrior's are WISHing for a great 2012 and beyond
Originally Posted by TigerLily03
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And I'm hoping 2012 is pretty good too!
Thanks Jim for catching the typo in the thread title.
We are WISHing for a great 2012 also. Kathy has a full plate of events for us and she might be adding more. :scared1:
Good luck to all this year.:thumbsup2
Happy New Years Warriors!!! Getting really excited for marathon weekend. We are already packing and don't leave until Thursday morning. Can't wait to get to the World!!
I am only running the 5k & half marathon this year. No Goofy this year, maybe again in 2013. Hope all your training has gone well & you have fun this weekend. See ya in the Parks and on the roads this weekend.
Training has been going well here. At least until this weekend. We got a couple of inches of snow Thursday night on top of a thin layer of ice. The Temp was also pretty cold. I only managed to get about 2.5 in before calling it a day.
Wednesday though, I had done my first set of Speedwork in a long time. I did 5x800 with 400m recovery. I haven't officially started traing for the Capital City half marathon, but was wanting to stretch my legs a little bit.
I am doing the Princess for the first time (also, my first half, or race ever for that matter) and in the process of losing weight again for the 23425352th time in my life. So I will be there (Sarah) solo. We are locals but none of my friends or family is interested in undertaking this venture with me :rolleyes:
Happy New Year Warriors!
I stupidly posted my marathon report in the previous Warrior's thread. Oops!
Good luck with training!
I've been taking a week off after the marathon but I'm returning to my running clinic tomorrow. It's super cold in NY!
I'm signed up for 2 half marathons this year; one on April 15th and one in October. I'm planning to run the full marathon next year again. I had thoughts of going Goofy but after finishing the full I think I need more experience and more training.
Just a quick in and out......
I hope everyone had a greAt Marathon weekend ! It was a very pleasant and fun weekend for my Lovely Luscious Bride & I.
We both did the 5k in a 12:30 pace. This from a girl who HATED her first 5k 3 years ago, just barely completeing in 16 minute pace (& who has now committed to doing the ToT 10 miler in September).
I did Donald in 2:06, 1st half of the Relay in 2:10 ( with a lot of left knee issues that popped up at about mile 6-7. Was on pace for about a 1:55 till then. Bummer.). My race partner Bridget & I placed 52/417 coed teams and 99/787 teams overall in the relay. Not bad for an old guy like me running with a youngster (53 vs 31). Will probably do this one again, barring any super special, secret cool stuff in store for the 20th Marathon next year. The only let down (sort of, but not really) is that the finish at the first half of the relay was really sorta' quiet. Not much of a crowd.
Had a great weekend staying at the AKL Kidani Village. Arrived home to find some one had HIT MY HOUSE with a car during the time away. Ack. About $10k damage. Fun filled my life is!
Next up? Not sure. hitting the 50 meter pool this week. Will make a decision about the Florida 70.3 within a month. Otherwise, probably the Donna Hicken 1/2 or Gate River Run in Jacksonville in the next couple of months.
You guys rock!! Keep it up!
Hello! If y'all are accepting new members, I'd sure love to join Walt's Warriors. My name is Cari and I live in Clemson, South Carolina.
My husband and I, at age 38, were talking a walk around the deck of the Disney Magic and said, laughing, "Wouldn't it be fun to run a marathon when we're 40? Hahahahahaha...." Well, the idea took hold, and sure enough, we started running on September 1, 2008 and finished the WDW Marathon in 2010, and we're still going strong. DH was Goofy this year, and I enjoyed the half.
Running has changed my life. I am slower than molasses, but no matter. I figure, hey, these races are expensive...might as well get my money's worth out of the course, right? :rotfl:
Cheers to all of you.
As far as expensive, while going through EPCOT at the end of the Full for my second Goofy I commented to another athlete that I was making sure I was getting every pennies worth of pain I was owed from the entry fee.
Safe and healthy training.
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: Congrats to everyone who went down for marathon weekend!
Amanda: Great race report on the marathon - sorry to hear that you weren't feeling so well by the end of the race, but great job on finishing!
Jim: Glad to hear that you guys are ok, even if your house didn't fare so well!
Cari: Welcome! I also go by the "earn your race fee" theory. I think I actually said outloud (to myself, like a crazy person) at one point during my Goofy, "I didn't spend $300 and come all the way down here NOT to wait in line for Jack Sparrow!" :rotfl2:
I'm sad to have missed my first marathon weekend in 4 years, but it's been fun reading everyone's race reports and seeing pictures on Facebook. :goodvibes I don't think we're going to make it down again until January 2014 (because I did marathon weekend with a young infant last year and I'm NOT doing it again!) but I'm already planning for Goofy 2014.... 2 years in advance. It's pretty sad, but you do what you have to do. :rotfl:
Still getting to the gym 3-4 days a week. Definitely sticking with low-impact cardio, though. The crossramp elliptical is my friend. I keep repeating to myself, "remember when you screwed up every joint in your left leg running a half marathon at 36 weeks pregnant last time?" as incentive to take it easy. :lmao:
Oh, and we found out a couple weeks ago that we're having a girl this time. :lovestruc Which means that we actually have to come up with a girl name...... any suggestions??? :eek:
Good Morning Everyone!
Welcome Cari! Good Luck on getting ready for your first Marathon.
I'm getting ready (long miles really start this week on my training plan) for the Princess which will be my last half marathon. Dr has declared that running long is no longer a good thing for my knee (I think he may be right- but I wanted to do Princess since I had already entered for my girls (all 3 ) and I to do it together. I have permission to run still but it looks like my longs will be 5 K's from now on :( .
I've lost about 24 lbs since my surgery in August but can't seem to get my energy level up where it used to be. I've kept up with my usual training plan (the one I've always used for races) but by 3 miles on my daily runs I'm whipped, and I'm still not anywhere near as quick as I was before. I was hoping the lost weight would make the running easier but it sure isn't. Wish I could figure out the right calories in vs calories out ratio now. Any ideas?
Quality of in/out calories is just as important as quantity. My approach to the beginning of a new year includes a blood work-up. This could show any anomalies that might impact running, or in my case walk/bicycling. Your weight loss might have included some muscle loss and if so that would adversely impact your running.
Welcome to our new member.
Sarah - Good luck on the Princess
Amanda - Congratulation on the Marathon
JimB - Nice job for you and your bride on the 5K That's some nice improvement over the 3 years. Nice job on the Donald, sorry to hear about your problem at the end of the relay.
Cari - Welcome - Nice job on the work you've done so far, and good luck in the future.
Sarah Rose - Good to hear the pregnancy is going well and congratulations on finding out it's a girl.
Pam - Sorry to hear about your knee problems. And John recommended, you can check into speed walking. If 5K's are in the cards, you might also want to look into run/walk for longer distances. I find run/walk is easier on my joints than running, and in my case I'm just as fast with walk breaks than I am without.
AFM - We had snow over the weekend. On Friday I attempted to run on the trail where I normally run, but it doesn't get plowed so I ended up ditching the trail and doing a road nearby. Ended up doing a loop that had a short but steep hill. Yesterday I decided to run around town. Unfortunately that involves more running on concrete instead of asphalt that I normally run on. My knees were complaining today a little bit. I'll see how they feel tomorrow before deciding what I want to do.
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