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b00kw0rm429
03-01-2010, 01:34 PM
Anyone done this? I assume it is the morning of each docking from what I have read...Might be hot in June, but hopefully ocean breezes will help. Sounds like a fun way to see the island!

AbsyBabsy
03-01-2010, 05:39 PM
I did the 5K in July - yes it was hot but not bad. The worst part is when you are on the landing strip - sun on the pavement! Water is available on the route and during a good portion of it, you can "hug" the trail on the shady side. I recommend it - gives you a good tour of the island and you feel great to start your day. You also will get a certificate for running it.

cissy
03-01-2010, 07:13 PM
Is this done every morning on CC??

jackieslp
03-01-2010, 07:51 PM
what time does it start?

shmoogrrrl
03-01-2010, 08:47 PM
We are considering booking August 16th on the Disney Dream next year and when I heard that I just had to use it as an incentive for my husband!

I'm on week 4 of one of those Couch to 5K programs so I thought that it would be perfect if I could do a 5K on Castaway. Of course, that is over a year away, and I plan to run my first 5K in early June, but what a great incentive to keep running!

DisneyWillow
03-02-2010, 06:40 AM
We are considering booking August 16th on the Disney Dream next year and when I heard that I just had to use it as an incentive for my husband!

I'm on week 4 of one of those Couch to 5K programs so I thought that it would be perfect if I could do a 5K on Castaway. Of course, that is over a year away, and I plan to run my first 5K in early June, but what a great incentive to keep running!

We just recently returned from our cruise and I had also began the c25k last fall with a hope of doing the 5k on CC. I never finished the program, only made it to wk6 :sad2: I was so mad at myself for not being able to do the 5k on CC (I didn't even try), that I have restarted the program and told my dh that we have to go back so I can do it. We are currently considering the Dream next summer :yay:

shmoogrrrl
03-02-2010, 10:01 AM
We just recently returned from our cruise and I had also began the c25k last fall with a hope of doing the 5k on CC. I never finished the program, only made it to wk6 :sad2: I was so mad at myself for not being able to do the 5k on CC (I didn't even try), that I have restarted the program and told my dh that we have to go back so I can do it. We are currently considering the Dream next summer :yay:

I am on week 4, but I'm hopeful! :) It is getting harder, but I am trying to work through it. I can make all the running (even though the last bit is a struggle) but I just keep telling myself that even though it seems tough, a month ago there is no way I could have run as long as I am now!

We still have snow everywhere here, so I've been running on my treadmill. I have an application that I downloaded for my droid phone that runs the C25K program over my music and beeps to tell me when I should be walking or running. :) I like to say that it is idiot proof. I do need to get outside when we have paths and give it a shot there. I'm running the Race for the Cure 5K on June 5th so I have a goal to work for!

Where are you with the program? I think that a reward of running at Castaway Cay sounds outstanding!

b00kw0rm429
03-02-2010, 12:34 PM
Good luck everyone! I did my own version of couch to 5k 2 years ago. Last year I did my first triathlon and this year will work towards a 10k. Keep it up...slow and steady. My feeing was if I was miserable, I would quit. So I never let myself get to the miserable point. It's only worth doing if you enjoy it! This coming from someone who never liked to sweat...If I can do it, anyone can!:banana:Keep up the good work!

Laura

shmoogrrrl
03-02-2010, 02:27 PM
Good luck everyone! I did my own version of couch to 5k 2 years ago. Last year I did my first triathlon and this year will work towards a 10k. Keep it up...slow and steady. My feeing was if I was miserable, I would quit. So I never let myself get to the miserable point. It's only worth doing if you enjoy it! This coming from someone who never liked to sweat...If I can do it, anyone can!:banana:Keep up the good work!

Laura

Man, I hate to sweat too. I have a fan on my treadmill, so I am a bit worried about running outside! I need a fan to follow me as I run!

bridget
03-02-2010, 07:03 PM
Don't give up! I've been stuck between weeks 6-8 for about 4 weeks, but I keep doing the best I can. I couldn't run for 2 minutes when I started and now I'm running for almost 20 without stopping.

I still need a 30 second-1 minute rest after about 13 minutes, then I can keep going. I don't feel I could run a full 30 without any walking (yet). I've also been stuck inside due to lousy weather, and as soon as it gets nice, I have 2 other running buddies to run outside with, and I think that will help!

I've also been really careful not to push too hard and get injured.

Roveer
03-02-2010, 09:00 PM
I did the 5k on our 7 night Tortola back in May 09. For me it was the first time running outside of the treadmill in the basement. Thankfully CC is mostly FLAT with 1 small exception. I was so happy I did it. I lined up with a bunch of seasoned runners who left me in the dust pretty quickly but I finished in the middle of the pack. Everyone recieved a "certificate" which I cherish to this day. A real sense of accomplishment. My wife and kids were proud too as daddy usually doesn't do things like that. I'd recommend it to anyone who is striving for a fitness goal. There is no stress, it's not competitive in any way and just an overall good experience. I'd say "go for it".

DisneyWillow
03-03-2010, 07:19 PM
I just finished week 2 of c25k. When I started it last fall, I could barely get through week 1, I stopped after week 6 b/c I really just didn't like running. I really wished I would have tried the 5k on CC. I'm sure I could have finished it, besides, some one has to be last, right?

AbsyBabsy
03-03-2010, 07:23 PM
what time does it start?

I cannot remember what time it starts but it is as soon as they let people off the boat on CC - I have seen it on every DCL one I have been on. Just check the navigator or do a search for the prior 5K postings.

good luck!

shmoogrrrl
03-03-2010, 08:47 PM
I just finished week 2 of c25k. When I started it last fall, I could barely get through week 1, I stopped after week 6 b/c I really just didn't like running. I really wished I would have tried the 5k on CC. I'm sure I could have finished it, besides, some one has to be last, right?

I fully intend to be last. :) Well, at least I expect to be.

There seems to be a lot of us doing the C25K thing. Maybe we need a thread on the Community board!

Pooh_Friend#1
03-04-2010, 08:35 AM
I use to do the C25K program until I hurt my knee pretty bad doing it on the treadmill. I am hoping when it gets warmer here I can start up again, just not on the treadmill! I would really like to do the CC 5K in January next year.

Jennifer in MI
03-04-2010, 03:22 PM
I just wanted to encourage all you new runners here!!! You CAN do it! Stick with it. I started running two years ago. I couldn't even run to the end of my block! I've run various races in the last two years - my last one being the CC 5K in January after I finished my first half marathon at Disney!!! I STILL can't believe I did it!!!!

I've never had so much pride in an accomplishment! (Well, except maybe my kids!!)

mollygirl13
03-04-2010, 04:47 PM
I just wanted to encourage all you new runners here!!! You CAN do it! Stick with it. I started running two years ago. I couldn't even run to the end of my block! I've run various races in the last two years - my last one being the CC 5K in January after I finished my first half marathon at Disney!!! I STILL can't believe I did it!!!!

I've never had so much pride in an accomplishment! (Well, except maybe my kids!!)

DH and I are going on a Disney Cruise in May. DH is a Marathon Runner, I, however, am not. I can't even run to the end of the block.

I would love to do the CC 5K with my husband. I started the C25K program today and I finished Day 1. Whew! I hope I can do it!

jbm02
03-04-2010, 04:59 PM
We are considering booking August 16th on the Disney Dream next year and when I heard that I just had to use it as an incentive for my husband!

I'm on week 4 of one of those Couch to 5K programs so I thought that it would be perfect if I could do a 5K on Castaway. Of course, that is over a year away, and I plan to run my first 5K in early June, but what a great incentive to keep running!

Hi! Several of us did the Castaway Cay 5k last August. It was a double dip - so we got to do it twice! It was hot - much hotter than I was used to in NYS. There is one little spot that if you can't see the leader (ummm...I couldn't!) you could take a wrong turn. And at that point, I was the only one of our group still running. It is perfectly fine to run/walk this 5K! But make sure that you check out the map at the beginning.

BTW, as an incentive to keep running - we also decided to get together at WDW in March 2011 to run the Princess 1/2 marathon. OMG. I've never run more than a 5 K before so this might be an experience...:lmao: (trying to talk my DH into doing the Family 5K that weekend...)

Also, we're booked on the Aug 16 Dream!! In fact, my 5K friend and I both booked our families on the same cruise again. There are a bunch of us crusiing together again - it's going to be a great cruise!! Take a look at our cruise thread!! :goodvibes

Jennifer in MI
03-04-2010, 06:51 PM
DH and I are going on a Disney Cruise in May. DH is a Marathon Runner, I, however, am not. I can't even run to the end of the block.

I would love to do the CC 5K with my husband. I started the C25K program today and I finished Day 1. Whew! I hope I can do it!

Wow! A marathon. I can't imagine. Congrats to your dh.

That said, you TOTALLY COULD do a 5K!!!!!!! Congrats on finishing the first day. Keep it up! Take your time. If you need more time to finish than the 6 weeks, take it!!!! How fun to finish the CC 5K with your dh!!!

Hi! Several of us did the Castaway Cay 5k last August. It was a double dip - so we got to do it twice! It was hot - much hotter than I was used to in NYS. There is one little spot that if you can't see the leader (ummm...I couldn't!) you could take a wrong turn. And at that point, I was the only one of our group still running. It is perfectly fine to run/walk this 5K! But make sure that you check out the map at the beginning.

BTW, as an incentive to keep running - we also decided to get together at WDW in March 2011 to run the Princess 1/2 marathon. OMG. I've never run more than a 5 K before so this might be an experience...:lmao: (trying to talk my DH into doing the Family 5K that weekend...)

Also, we're booked on the Aug 16 Dream!! In fact, my 5K friend and I both booked our families on the same cruise again. There are a bunch of us crusiing together again - it's going to be a great cruise!! Take a look at our cruise thread!! :goodvibes

YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!! Seriously - I STILL cannot believe I finished a half!!!! Find a training program that works for you and DO it!!!!! Disney runs wonderful races with lots of time to finish.

I ran the half and the rest of my family ran the 5K. (Well, not the 4 yo!!) We had SUCH a wonderful weekend!! Just DO IT!!!!!!

sdchickie
03-04-2010, 06:57 PM
We are considering booking August 16th on the Disney Dream next year and when I heard that I just had to use it as an incentive for my husband!

I'm on week 4 of one of those Couch to 5K programs so I thought that it would be perfect if I could do a 5K on Castaway. Of course, that is over a year away, and I plan to run my first 5K in early June, but what a great incentive to keep running!

Hi! Several of us did the Castaway Cay 5k last August. It was a double dip - so we got to do it twice! It was hot - much hotter than I was used to in NYS. There is one little spot that if you can't see the leader (ummm...I couldn't!) you could take a wrong turn. And at that point, I was the only one of our group still running. It is perfectly fine to run/walk this 5K! But make sure that you check out the map at the beginning.

BTW, as an incentive to keep running - we also decided to get together at WDW in March 2011 to run the Princess 1/2 marathon. OMG. I've never run more than a 5 K before so this might be an experience...:lmao: (trying to talk my DH into doing the Family 5K that weekend...)

Also, we're booked on the Aug 16 Dream!! In fact, my 5K friend and I both booked our families on the same cruise again. There are a bunch of us crusiing together again - it's going to be a great cruise!! Take a look at our cruise thread!! :goodvibes

Hey! you beat me to it, I was going to tell her we had several runners on our cruise too! See ya on our cruise thread. :goodvibes

shmoogrrrl
03-04-2010, 08:09 PM
Hi! Several of us did the Castaway Cay 5k last August. It was a double dip - so we got to do it twice! It was hot - much hotter than I was used to in NYS. There is one little spot that if you can't see the leader (ummm...I couldn't!) you could take a wrong turn. And at that point, I was the only one of our group still running. It is perfectly fine to run/walk this 5K! But make sure that you check out the map at the beginning.

BTW, as an incentive to keep running - we also decided to get together at WDW in March 2011 to run the Princess 1/2 marathon. OMG. I've never run more than a 5 K before so this might be an experience...:lmao: (trying to talk my DH into doing the Family 5K that weekend...)

Also, we're booked on the Aug 16 Dream!! In fact, my 5K friend and I both booked our families on the same cruise again. There are a bunch of us crusiing together again - it's going to be a great cruise!! Take a look at our cruise thread!! :goodvibes

Oh very cool! Glad to know that I won't be alone. Of course, if I was alone, I wouldn't have to worry about getting so far behind. :) I hadn't really even thought about the heat. That could be icky. I really do hate sweating. *laugh* I suppose I will be over that by next August, I hope. :) At least I keep telling myself that. :)

I will check the cruise thread out. We are totally excited to cruise again, but have to wait until the first week in April to figure out dates. We might have to go earlier because of a school program, but we are trying to answers ASAP to decide. Of course, the ship is filling up quickly too, so hopefully they will still have a room available. As it is, we can't get early seating on that sailing and I know that I can try to change it once we are on the ship, but I am a little concerned that we won't be able to, and with a (then) almost three year old who goes to sleep around 8:00, that could be a nightmare.

Davids-Coco
03-04-2010, 08:09 PM
Has anyone done this with one of the ship's strollers? Is it paved the entire length?

FLORIDA_DAD
03-04-2010, 08:43 PM
I was thinking someone should form a Sprint Triathlon on Castaway Cay. Maybe I am biased as I like doing them. Thoughts?

hchik05
03-04-2010, 11:42 PM
i'm not much of a runner, i was just wondering how long is a 5k?(in miles)

mom2aidanNpiper
03-05-2010, 01:23 AM
i'm not much of a runner, i was just wondering how long is a 5k?(in miles)

5K is 3.1 miles :)

jbm02
03-05-2010, 05:49 AM
I was thinking someone should form a Sprint Triathlon on Castaway Cay. Maybe I am biased as I like doing them. Thoughts?

What is a sprint triathalon? Hmmmm..... something new to try....

CoreyLe
03-05-2010, 05:11 PM
We just got off the Wonder yesterday and I did the Castaway Cay 5k this past Tuesday!

I got a new personal best time of 31:31 but also came in dead last! :goodvibes But I guess I can say that I placed in the top 10.. I just dont need to add that there were only 10 of us running. :lmao: I was 1st in my age group though ;);)

We were a bit late getting off the ship so the run didn't start until about 8:45. The weather started off cool but it did warm up during the run. I was hot at the end but I think that is because I was going faster than normal and it had been awhile since I had run outside. We got a nice DCL water bottle for finishing and water and a snack at the end.

The course was flat with the exception of the bridge and one other part. But even that was not bad at all. I did have to run through people getting off the ship on my way back. They did not want to move over and I had to say 'excuse me please' quite often. :eek:

Overall it was quite fun and a run that I will never forget! I really encourage everyone to give it a try! The guides are so understanding and make it easy for any level of runner!

b00kw0rm429
03-05-2010, 05:58 PM
I was thinking someone should form a Sprint Triathlon on Castaway Cay. Maybe I am biased as I like doing them. Thoughts?

A big YES! Loved the one I did last October (had to learn to swim first!:cool1:) It was my first one and and I am gearing up for my second. Have a 10k in May (first one) Olympic triathlon in June ( as a team, I am the 26 mile biker) and then Sprints in July, August and September. I am hooked...It was WAY WAY more fun than a running race!

b00kw0rm429
03-05-2010, 06:00 PM
Sprint triathlons are a shorter version...usually around 800 yard swim, 12 mile bike and a 5k at the end. Distances vary somewhat...but that is about average. beginnertriathlete.com has lots of good info.

harrisclan
03-14-2010, 06:53 PM
I will be on the Dream in August 2011 and definitely plan on doing the CC5K. It will be my first Disney cruise. For all of you that are thinking about doing a 5K, I'm telling you to just do it and you will be hooked on running. I started doing 5K's over a year ago and now I'm training for my 1st 1/2 marathon this May. Some day I will do the Disney Princess 1/2. I'm use to running in the cool weather though, so August heat may slow me down....