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Old 02-21-2013, 07:52 AM   #346
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I loved the last few miles of W&D. I had backed off my pace just a little when we were on the exit loop of the animal kingdom parking lot so I was feeling great in DHS and all the way through the finish. Not my best half, but only about 2 minutes slower. The lights in DHS were incredible. It was all I could do not to stop and stare haha (I love christmas lights). I wish we got to run more of EPCOT - but after doing ToT, I totally understand why you dont want the course cutting the park in half.

Did anyone see how they were managing the crowds to cross the course, it was really quite impressive - they had 2 routes, one that curved left, and one that curved right. They would get about 20-30 spectators into a group, divert the course to the right, let the people fill in the middle. Then the runDisney person would divert the course to the left so the runners were running behind the crowd.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:10 PM   #347
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[QUOTE=schoonersky;47342295]You are hidden in there at number 56! Lol!

Thanx-2 more things. I am doing the 5k that morning, and will we all be meeting for a group pic prior to the start of the half? that would be cool
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:17 AM   #348
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Thanx-2 more things. I am doing the 5k that morning, and will we all be meeting for a group pic prior to the start of the half? that would be cool
I definitely think so! We did last year and it was so much fun to be able to put faces with names. It was pretty noisy though so it was kind of difficult to hear what everybody was saying. Maybe we could meet further away from the stage this year or even earlier in the day!
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:26 AM   #349
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I definitely think so! We did last year and it was so much fun to be able to put faces with names. It was pretty noisy though so it was kind of difficult to hear what everybody was saying. Maybe we could meet further away from the stage this year or even earlier in the day!
For Marathon weekend and other races, there is usually a meet at a food court (or someplace that doesn't require park admission) the day before the race. Meeting in the field before the race is hectic. There are so many people. So much going on. A limited amount of time to do it. A meeting at a host hotel food court is a bit more relaxed. Just my two cents.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:45 AM   #350
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Did anyone notice that get travel is listing the marathon fee as 165? Has anyone ever run for C2C and booked through a travel provider? Didn't know if it caused any problems.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:51 AM   #351
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For Marathon weekend and other races, there is usually a meet at a food court (or someplace that doesn't require park admission) the day before the race. Meeting in the field before the race is hectic. There are so many people. So much going on. A limited amount of time to do it. A meeting at a host hotel food court is a bit more relaxed. Just my two cents.
Love that idea! Of course, anything involving food always sounds good to me.
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I definitely think so! We did last year and it was so much fun to be able to put faces with names. It was pretty noisy though so it was kind of difficult to hear what everybody was saying. Maybe we could meet further away from the stage this year or even earlier in the day!
ok-we have almost 9 months to decide!!
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:44 PM   #353
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Love that idea! Of course, anything involving food always sounds good to me.
Well, perhaps sometime after the 5k on Saturday would be good!
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:03 PM   #354
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Count me in! W&D is going to be my first half marathon so I am pretty nervous. I just started training this month and will also be running the TOT 10 miler in October as practice before the 1/2 marathon. I started C25K and am planning to do the Jeff Galloway training program once I finish it. Any tips for a beginner runner would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:25 PM   #355
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Hello! I just found this site and I appreciate all the info!

I am new to running and this will be my first half marathon. I am running with a friend who moved to Florida last summer. He has ran a few full and halfs, so I am in good company!

If you all have good tips, I would greatly appreciate it. I will becoming in for the race on Friday and stay 8 days with the wife and kids. I figure enjoying the park AFTER I run is the way to go. Am I thinking correctly? Or do you think running the race last is the way to go? I am new, so I have no clue!!

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Old 02-23-2013, 06:58 PM   #356
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So, I got a little overexcited about my running this evening, and registered for a few upcoming races. A Shamrock 5K in March, a color run in April, a tough mudder in May, then a Terror Run (a night run half marathon STRAIGHT DOWN A MOUNTAIN to an abandoned mental institution) in July, and a half marathon in September. I did my longest run ever Monday, and I'm confident I can complete these races, but man maybe I bit off more than I could chew!
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Hello! I just found this site and I appreciate all the info!

I am new to running and this will be my first half marathon. I am running with a friend who moved to Florida last summer. He has ran a few full and halfs, so I am in good company!

If you all have good tips, I would greatly appreciate it. I will becoming in for the race on Friday and stay 8 days with the wife and kids. I figure enjoying the park AFTER I run is the way to go. Am I thinking correctly? Or do you think running the race last is the way to go? I am new, so I have no clue!!

I cannot wait to get to Disney!! It will be a great time! Put me on the list, please!

Thanks! ~Matt
Your plan is pretty much the same as mine! And I intend to do an early CP breakfast with my DH and DDs, then send them on to the parks without me that day. I'm going to be resting as much as possible. And then we'll be hitting the after party. If I've got anything left after the half, I'll be living it up!
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:53 AM   #358
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Your plan looks great. Best way to stay motivated for training runs is to have races set - built in goals. I am still trying to find a fun race to do in July. I have ever other month filled with a run, tri or open water swim.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #359
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Count me in! W&D is going to be my first half marathon so I am pretty nervous. I just started training this month and will also be running the TOT 10 miler in October as practice before the 1/2 marathon. I started C25K and am planning to do the Jeff Galloway training program once I finish it. Any tips for a beginner runner would be greatly appreciated!
Good luck to you-be sure to do a least a 10k prior to the race. where in nj are you. I am in Manville!
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:44 PM   #360
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Never mind found the list. All right guys I need a hand here. Which resort is both the smallest and the cheapest (not including All-Stars in this)?
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