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Old 02-28-2013, 06:46 PM   #3826
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my favorite picture...buzz and i match <3
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:04 PM   #3827
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To the guy who ran as rapunzel without the wig, I found a pic of u running under unidentified photos and took a pic a screenshot for u! Just in case it wasn't under ur bib number. I remember u posting ur outfit on here, that's the only way I remembered u! I'll try and post it when I go online
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:16 PM   #3828
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I hope this is the same person on this forum lol. If not then i look like a creeper. Figured I'd post it since i was searching thru pages and pages of unidentifieds for my pics and came across it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:36 PM   #3829
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Im glad i took out one of my bottles on my iFitness belt and used it as a camera holder just in case the marathonfotos didnt come up lol. Here's a pic from race retreat i used with my own camera.



I cant wait to do this again next year, regardless of how crowded it was this year . I REALLY wanna try to actually meet some of you next time!
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:00 PM   #3830
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Im glad i took out one of my bottles on my iFitness belt and used it as a camera holder just in case the marathonfotos didnt come up lol. Here's a pic from race retreat i used with my own camera.



I cant wait to do this again next year, regardless of how crowded it was this year . I REALLY wanna try to actually meet some of you next time!

What a pretty picture and great costume !!
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:32 PM   #3831
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What a pretty picture and great costume !!
Thank u!
I saw so many cool costumes, including baguette belle here on the forum! Next time I wanna take pics of all the creative outfits!
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:45 PM   #3832
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Lots of good comments. I agree it was way too congested for many reasons. I have run the boulder bolder 10k with 50k runners and it was less congested then this. Couple of things I think that helped, way more corrals and more time between corral starts. I totally agree that this is not a time to expect a PR, however it is difficult to run at a pace you are not used to and to have so many people to weave around.

Overall a fun race, but not planning another Disney race any time soon. I like to try different ones:-) Thus trip was great but lost a little magic for me. Honestly our favorite day was Islands of Adventure. I would love to run through that castle :-).

Thinking about doing a zooma race. Anyone try one of those? Looks much smaller and the Texas one would be drivable.

Loved seeing everyone's great costumes!
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:48 PM   #3833
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That is me you found. I don't really look at the race photos ever, I bring my own camera for the characters cause I don't wanna pay those prices for the pictures. There are some good costumes out there, and some different ones.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:10 PM   #3834
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Thank u!
I saw so many cool costumes, including baguette belle here on the forum! Next time I wanna take pics of all the creative outfits!
Baguette Belle! Love it! Tinkeramy has a new moniker!
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:17 PM   #3835
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Hi everyone! Congrats to all the princesses! I got back yesterday, and had an AMAZING time!

I just thought I'd post my personal experience re: the corrals and taking pictures and congestion, etc. As many of you know, this was my first half marathon and first RunDisney event, so I had absolutely no idea what to expect.

I do know that I trained for months and months at a 9-10/minute mile pace, and very legitimately submitted a 10K time of 56:17 to earn my place in Corral A. While I did not walk any any point during the entire race, I still did not cross the finish line until 3:30...over an hour after I anticipated finishing based on my usual pace.

Yes, I was forced to slow down quite a bit due to the ridiculous humidity (I've been training in NJ's 30-degree temperatures for the last few months, after all), and I did make a few unexpected pit stops (I was struggling with some stomach issues in mile 8), but I was absolutely one of those runners taking tons of pictures. I stopped for almost every single character and also took various photos along the course, including all of the mile markers, photos in front of the castle, etc. Yes, I would have loved to finish a whole lot sooner, but I have no regrets.

I've run a bunch of 5Ks, 10Ks, etc. and know all about proper race etiquette, so I was always very careful to move to the side to take photos, etc. I was absolutely running as fast as I could (although I was struggling to maintain an 11-12 minute/mile in the humidity) between photo stops, and did find myself doing lots of weaving around slower runners and walkers towards the end when all of the later corrals had caught up with me...but I can't complain, it's my own fault! I know that there were many first-time half marathoners this weekend, and now that I've been through it, I'm not sure that I'd ever run this race with the hopes of a PR...but I would highly recommend it to a first-timer.

It was a ridiculously expensive weekend and I'm a Disney freak, so to me, enjoying my race experience was more important than what the clock said when I crossed the finish line. I can register for any half marathon and put my training to the test, but if you're going to spend the money to take a pricey trip and run through Disney theme parks, I see no reason why you shouldn't allow yourself to have a little fun along the way. I went into this race knowing that it would probably be hot and crowded, and yes I wanted to do my best, but I also wanted to have fun and capture all of those silly photo ops and memories of my first half marathon.

So that's my story of how I ended up finishing among corral H runners, even though I rightfully earned my place in corral A and could have definitely finished in 2:15 or 2:30 if I had been more disciplined with my photo breaks...but I wouldn't have done this race any other way.
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Yeahhhh.... Big drunk chicken. Lol. It was awesome though! So glad I did it with you guys!
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:39 PM   #3837
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Some Princesses said there was a place to search extra photos on Marathon Foto... I'm on the site but don't see it. Blind, I know, but where is the button located? Thanks! Also, how do I copy/insert someone else's post? Thanks for your help ladies!
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:09 PM   #3838
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I agree that it was not as enchanting as it was for me last year. Maybe because my 2nd time, maybe because too crowded. Also, did not like the expo as much AT ALL. I was really disappointed actually. The prices on shirts are ridiculous too considering the one from last year shrunk in a horrible way (shorter but stayed wide??)

Anyway, I was make it pink/make it blue Aurora if anyone saw me. I didn't get a chance to meet anyone/didn't recognize anyone or see any signs with Disboards names

My daughters both ran the mile and kudos for having it at Epcot, though it was highly unorganized, as they corraled us, but then walked us through the crowd of regular ppl to the start, and did not enforce the no stroller rule, which sucked. Despite the bottle neck at start, my 5 & 7 year old girls ran a 14 min. mile. So proud of them! They had a wonderful time.


I wanted to sign my husband up for wine and dine 1/2 and even with the free sling backpack promotion and this far in advance it was $175. That is just absurd and I will spend almost anything on Disney. I am done with Run Disney for a while.....hopefully the magic will be back in a couple years for me.
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Did you see Jenna Boyd featured at the beginning? She was the last place finisher at the tink and was going for her coast to coast. They brought her up on stage before the race. I just looked at her results and she finished in 4:43 which is way above the min pace. Was she last again? I saw sweepers at mile 3 when I was across the road at mile 9. I wonder if Disney let her finish but swept other people? If so I don't think that is fair.

Any one know anything about it? I know people who have been swept with faster times than hers.
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Anyway, I was make it pink/make it blue Aurora if anyone saw me. I didn't get a chance to meet anyone/didn't recognize anyone or see any signs with Disboards names
I think I was right behind you for quite awhile -- until the real potty stop in MK. Cute shirt!
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