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Old 11-24-2012, 05:25 PM   #31
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Hey Everyone got a question. Sorry if it is a repeat; haven't been here for a few weeks. Were the Christmas decorations up still during the race last year?? Thanks!
Yup they were. That being said, the race is late this year, calendar-wise, so I wouldn't expect it.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:01 PM   #32
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Got 16 miles in today, 27 total for this week..hoping to get 4 miles in tomorrow, even if it is just walking. This is the most I have ever run in a week before! I know it's not a lot for most of you but this is a big mental win for me!

I hope everyone had a great long run if you did yours today--or a good luck if yours is tomorrow!
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:03 PM   #33
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I did 10 today, have 20 on the dock tomorrow. I actually find the hardest thing to be finding all these hours of podcasts to listen to. I get bored too easily.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:26 PM   #34
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I did 10 today, have 20 on the dock tomorrow. I actually find the hardest thing to be finding all these hours of podcasts to listen to. I get bored too easily.
After starting to listen to podcasts while running this week, it seems that they are the only thing that is helping me get through long runs! Do you have any recommendations for any good ones?
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:12 PM   #35
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I like NPRs podcasts. All Songs Considered. Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me. Car Talk. The Diane Rehm Show is interesting for news and politics.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:36 PM   #36
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I ran a 5K Turkey Trot on Thursday, a 10.27 mile training run on Friday, and the Schaumburg Turkey Trot Half today (Saturday). It was a mini-Dopey for me and it was a lot of fun -- even though it snowed on me on Friday and it was bitterly cold (26F) during the Half. But they are all in the books, 32 miles for the week, and I survived! Now for two days of Rest....

Hope everyone's Thanksgiving was special!
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:40 PM   #37
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After starting to listen to podcasts while running this week, it seems that they are the only thing that is helping me get through long runs! Do you have any recommendations for any good ones?
I usually listen to the DIS Unplugged, some Survivor podcasts, maybe a This American Life and then music.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:37 PM   #38
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After starting to listen to podcasts while running this week, it seems that they are the only thing that is helping me get through long runs! Do you have any recommendations for any good ones?
I listen to a lot of podcasts - they're all I listen to when I do training runs. (During races I listen to music... but I like to save the music for races or for the last miles of a long training run!) I listen to a wide range, but here are a few Disney-specific choices:

DIS Unplugged, WDW Today, The Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish with Jim Hill, The Mickey Miles Podcast, WDW Radio, Wedway Radio, Wedway NOW!, Inside the Magic, and the Be Our Guest Podcast.

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:13 AM   #39
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I want to second the Mickey Miles podcast -- it's a newish one and it's FANTASTIC. I just wish it'd been around when I started training for my first Disney race :-)
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:19 AM   #40
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Just wanted to let everyone know that today's Amazon GoldBox deal is the Garmin 410 for $150. http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/ref=cs_top_nav_gb27

In case anyone is in the market for a new watch before the marathon!
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:28 AM   #41
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how do you get a podcast onto your ipod? (i know, i should totally know this).

i find that listening to the radio makes the miles go by faster. basically because i don't know what's coming on next. i think listening to podcasts would be similar - something to concentrate on rather than thinking oh god i've heard this song a million times before.

runrookiecongrats on the mini-dopey! you deserve those two days of rest for sure!

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i'm happy to report that my knee is feeling a little better. i'm barely limping. thank goodness. i'm not going to start running yet though. i have a doctor's appt tomorrow and will see what he and my PT guy says before running. so far i've take 8 days off of running.

if i need to take a full 2 or even 3 weeks off of running i think i should be ok...what do you think? i have an 18 miler under my belt from the beginning of november.

i hope everyone had a lovely thanksgiving
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:15 AM   #42
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Wow, took me a while to realize a new thread was started. Oops!!

I'm heading out to do my first 11 ever. Pretty sure I'm gonna die.
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...i'm happy to report that my knee is feeling a little better. i'm barely limping. thank goodness. i'm not going to start running yet though. i have a doctor's appt tomorrow and will see what he and my PT guy says before running. so far i've take 8 days off of running.

if i need to take a full 2 or even 3 weeks off of running i think i should be ok...what do you think? i have an 18 miler under my belt from the beginning of november.
Whatever you are advised by Dr. and PT, be sure to start off gently. You don't want to go too much too fast. Walk if you must to get a good warm up. Since you are this close, it would be a shame to hurt it once again. Maybe the advice from your medical team would be walking ok for a time before you get back into your race tempo program. Good luck.

I got in 16 miles yesterday; they were quite slow, a few off the minimum pace actually, but they are done. I am hoping to be able to pick up the pace a bit the next LRs. Happy training to all!
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:44 PM   #44
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I did it. 10 miles yesterday, 20 miles today. I am toast right now, but pretty psyched about the accomplishment. I think I can handle Goofy.

Just hoping that its warmer in Florida this time. Yesterday and today were very cold and windy, with snow squalls to boot. I could use some warmer conditions to run in, 50 degrees would be fine.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:32 PM   #45
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Oh I am so glad that is done! My longest run ever...14 miles. This run/walk deal is really hurting my times (up to over 13 minutes/mile average) but my ankle is not screaming at me and I feel really good so I'm just going to stick with it. My goal now (post injury) is just to finish the marathon, ideally with a smile on my face.

Would you believe today was the first day I ever ran while listening to podcasts or music? Oh my gosh! It made such a huge difference. I downloaded 3 episodes of NPR's This American Life and the miles flew by. I was pleased that even with listening and running Runkeeper in the background my cell phone battery still had 77% left when I was done. Anyway, I appreciate the suggestions on the Podcasts. I think I will try The Mickey Miles one next.

VernRDH - Wow! 10/20 - impressive! Congrats on a great weekend! I'm in Florida and running temps were perfect - in the 60s.

dumbo_buddy - Not sure what your running style is, but switching to run/walk post injury has made all the difference to me. Good luck with your recovery.

So glad to hear everyone is doing well with their training. Even a mini-dopey in the group!
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