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Honeibee
12-27-2005, 09:28 AM
Anyone else besides me walking the 2007 Half for the first time? I'm wondering what other walkers are doing to train.

This is the first time ever that I've done something even remotely athletic. I mean, besides horseback riding. I was a timer for the high school volleyball team, does that count??? :rotfl:

Anyway, just looking to compare training plans, ideas, suggestions, and nerves as we count the months, then weeks, then days till the 2007 Half.

:banana:

perfectmatch300
12-27-2005, 11:39 AM
That would be me! I plan on being there, walking my first half.

Right now I am still working on general conditioning, and trying to get rid of some more of the extra weight I'm currently carrying. After that I will be trying to increase my speed because I really want to finish without getting swept. I will be hanging in there with you!

Honeibee
12-27-2005, 11:55 AM
:cool1: Thanks PerfectMatch! So far it's you and me! :cheer2:

I too am working on the weight. I need to lose 50 lbs. Two years ago I lost 30, but I have gained 25 back. Ugh! But I know a combination of WW & walking works for me.

I started walking on the TM again about six weeks ago. I had ACL replacement surgery in August so I was thrilled to get back on the TM at all, even though I started really slow. Only 20 minutes at 2.5. I am now up to 40 minutes at 3.6 with 15 minutes at 1% and 6 minutes at 3.9! :banana:

I'm doing it just every other day now, but after the first it will be five days a week, Wed & Sats off. I try to add a little something every time I get on the TM, either speed or more time on 1% or a little more time overall.

I'm also doing some stretches before and after but I need to add to that. I'm not doing enough of them.

Yeah, I'm glad I'm not the only one doing the 2007 Half Walking for the first time! I'm glad to see you here! :wave2:

chimera
12-28-2005, 06:48 AM
After the marathon weekend, we'll be converting to the WISH walking/running club. The ultimate goal will still be the WDW marathon weekend for 2007, but as a more general group, we can also talk about other events we'll be training for along the way like the Minnie and the DL half.

You're welcome to stick with the main group since many of us will carry onto 2007, but up to you if you want to start a dedicated walking thread :)

DisneyGirl
12-28-2005, 08:14 AM
I walked/ran the 1/2 in 2005 (skipping the 2006 because of a new job), but planning on 2007 (I'm not sure about the half or the full yet, though!), but I'd love to join you guys for training support!!

Honeibee
12-28-2005, 09:44 AM
After the marathon weekend, we'll be converting to the WISH walking/running club. The ultimate goal will still be the WDW marathon weekend for 2007, but as a more general group, we can also talk about other events we'll be training for along the way like the Minnie and the DL half.

You're welcome to stick with the main group since many of us will carry onto 2007, but up to you if you want to start a dedicated walking thread :)

No no, I think we should stick with you "professionals". :goodvibes I have learned SOO much for you guys!

Don't you agree, ladies?? :flower:

I can't wait to read all the trip reports after the marathon. I am living vicariously thru you 2006'ers. :banana:

I do have a question today though. Is there a limit to how many walkers can register for the Half? Anyone know?

BTW....

P & PD to everyone doing the 2006! I'll be with you in spirit!!!


This might be too personal but is anyone willing to give up their info so I can track them next weekend? I just want to see what tracking is like, and also it would be so cool to follow along with you. :bounce:

ohMom
12-30-2005, 10:36 AM
oh wowser you already have a clippie for the 2007 WDW marathon? is that for 1/2 paricipants too? (mod in me talking -- can you add that to the sticky on the regular board of 'ALL THE WISH CLIPART HERE'?)

sorry - i can be a bit anal on my housekeeping

anyhoo -- i'm considering the 1/2 in 2007 -- it will be my fourth 1/2 though but we can all train together! it really helps me stay motivated!

Honeibee
12-30-2005, 10:39 AM
oh wowser you already have a clippie for the 2007 WDW marathon? is that for 1/2 paricipants too? (mod in me talking -- can you add that to the sticky on the regular board of 'ALL THE WISH CLIPART HERE'?)

sorry - i can be a bit anal on my housekeeping

anyhoo -- i'm considering the 1/2 in 2007 -- it will be my fourth 1/2 though but we can all train together! it really helps me stay motivated!

Come on, come on, sigh up! Registration is Monday! :cheer2:

I didn't see any 07 Half Clip art so I just used this one. I am pretty sure that is where I got it from, I mean from ALL THE WISH CLIPART HERE.

chimera
12-31-2005, 08:37 PM
Honeibee...

Just wanted to tell you that you're exactly where I was last year at this time. I stumbled across the 2005 WISH team and found out a bunch of people like me were getting ready to race! I needed a reason to exercise and they looked like they were having so much fun...now the rest is history.

The year will go by faster than you think. I registered for the half on Jan 13, 2005...can't believe it's almost time to take down the registration slip I taped to my desk when I printed it out that day.

Many of us used the training program in the book, Marathoning for Mortals by John Bingham. I think Cam trained on the walking program, I used the walk/run the half, and I believe Krista used the run/walk the half. I think Carrie used it also to train to run the full.

macrosswife
12-31-2005, 08:58 PM
You can add me to the list, too!!! :cheer2:

Like perfectmatch300, I'm just trying to get my body used to moving every day! :teeth:
I told my DH I found the perfect walking program for me: "Couch potato to 60 in 12 weeks"!!!! :rotfl:

Hugs and Pixie Dust to all the 2006 participants!!
We can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!!

~Kimber

Lisa loves Pooh
01-01-2006, 01:10 AM
My suggestion---take the time to "train" to "train". Work in getting yourself from nothing to about 5K (3.1 miles). Your event training won't need to start until the fall. Now is the perfect time to diet (if you desire to do so) and just work on getting yourself fit. Also--your pace times--don't worry about them at all right now. The proof is in the medal for many wishers past that what you are at one year out--gets significantly conditioned to that mandated pace requirement.

Yes there is a limit--this year it was increased due to the splitting of the events into two separate days. I will be told the facts and figures at our Team in Training Pasta Party. The two events filled up by September--but don't wait too long to register. Register as soon as you are able. It secures your spot--and then makes it all "official" and provides that dangling carrot (or Donald Medal ;)) to encourage you to stick to your plan.

I used MFM as well--but due to getting my meniscus tear removed---I'm about ready to burn that book. It will all change once I get this under my belt and can feel normal again. PT was against me trying any new things in the past couple of weeks (like kneeling, stretching the quad) even if I felt ready so as not to risk causing a set back. So after I have Donald--will be going for Minnie and ready to actually train properly :).

donac
01-02-2006, 06:36 AM
I am seriously thinking about the 1/2 next year. I have never been the really physical type in my family. I did surprise my husband and children last year by doing the 25mile MS bike tour. I will probably be doing the MS walk this year since I have a confirmation on the day of this year's bike tour. So I need to get ready for that. That I think is a 6 mile walk so it is a good practice for it.

I will be getting a treadmill some time this week. It was supposed to be a Christmas present but we got tied up last week with my mil being in the hospital for pneumonia. I can't wait to get back to walking. I have had problems with bone spurs in the last few years but they seemed to have calmed down.

keenercam
01-02-2006, 10:39 AM
So excited to see everyone already getting ready for 2007. I plan to register as soon as we get back from this year's 1/2. :Pinkbounc The only question is whether I will plan on doing the 1/2 again (possibly jogging it or walk/run) or if, like my role model and inspiration, Lily, try for the full. I'd really LOVE to have a Mickey medal! Just not sure I can make the time commitment to train for a full, especially, since it seems that training to walk may actually require larger chunks taken out of my days since it will take so much longer than jogging it.

Looking forward to spending the year training with you guys! It is so much fun to "train to train", just getting into shape a bit and learning about nutrition (thanks so much, Lisa Loves Pooh!) and carving out a schedule. Then, all of the sudden, you are 14 weeks out and ready to actually train. It is very exciting!

perfectmatch300
01-03-2006, 11:57 PM
I'm still here! I'm still walking! It seems like I have been training to train forever. Actually, it has been almost 3 years now. When I first started, I could barely walk across a room, never ming a 1/2 marathon. Now I am pretty comfortable with distances of about 7-8 miles, but I am not able to do that at "stay ahead of the sweeper" pace, which is very important to me. I can do it for 2 miles, but after that distance in a Turkey Trot over Thanksgiving my legs were shaking! So I need to work on losing more weight, increasing my distance, and increasing my speed.

My biggest problem - my knees. I'm afraid I may be joining Lisa in the meniscus surgery club. I will find out more when I go back to the Dr next week. That's what he seems to think it is though. I am sure losing more weight will help with that, but if I already have a tear that alone will not solve it. My Dr appt is not until after the 2006 marathon weekend. I will keep you posted.

Can't wait to see all the 2006 participants at Trails End on Friday. I know that will get me motivated to finally go for it in 2007.

DisneyGirl
01-04-2006, 08:32 AM
I'm still here! I'm still walking! It seems like I have been training to train forever. Actually, it has been almost 3 years now. When I first started, I could barely walk across a room, never ming a 1/2 marathon. Now I am pretty comfortable with distances of about 7-8 miles, but I am not able to do that at "stay ahead of the sweeper" pace, which is very important to me. I can do it for 2 miles, but after that distance in a Turkey Trot over Thanksgiving my legs were shaking! So I need to work on losing more weight, increasing my distance, and increasing my speed.

My biggest problem - my knees. I'm afraid I may be joining Lisa in the meniscus surgery club. I will find out more when I go back to the Dr next week. That's what he seems to think it is though. I am sure losing more weight will help with that, but if I already have a tear that alone will not solve it. My Dr appt is not until after the 2006 marathon weekend. I will keep you posted.

Can't wait to see all the 2006 participants at Trails End on Friday. I know that will get me motivated to finally go for it in 2007.

I know you can do it next year!!! You are almost there!! Just a few more miles, and a little faster, and you can make it! You have come so far in both your weight loss and your training, I'll bet it will go even better this year!

Good luck with your Dr. appointment-- and if surgery is the best thing fo ryou to stay healthy and active, then I think it is worth it!!

perfectmatch300
01-04-2006, 01:16 PM
Thanks for the support, DisneyGirl. It has been a long road for me as I missed out on both the '05 and '06 half marathons because I knew there was no way on earth I was going to be ready. I am almost hoping they will say surgery can correct my knee problems. Feels strange to be saying that, but I am so tired of all the problems I am having. Although it is taking me a long time to get to the starting line, I am determined that I will get there!

tink2020
01-04-2006, 03:22 PM
Count me in! I just heard some more details about the Half-Marathon at WDW (namely that the pace seems do-able compared to some marathons!).

I HATE running, etc..... but I figure with WDW as a goal (and as scenery!), this is something I can finally run in with DH... who ADORES it :confused3

I haven't figured out a program, etc yet.... but I really want to do this! :goodvibes

karebear1
01-05-2006, 07:33 AM
I can't believe that an innocent question I asked about 3 years ago would lead to the 3rd annual WISHWalkers Marathon group! I never in my wildest dreams would've imagined when I posted that doing the half was a dream of mine and would anyone be interested in doing this with me, that one person would respond "yes" to me. And look at us now! You all are talking about training for the half in 2007! WOW!!! I'm in total awe!!

Well- I'll be rejoining the group this year! I've decided to jump back on the bandwagon and do the half in 2007. DH is probably going to do it with me again, but this time hopefully without the back pack!! :) He's so good to me isn't he??? And guess what else??? This time I'm gonna be sure that I'm not held up at the back entrance into the MK!!!!
So...... add me to the list! I'm Baaaaaaack!! :)

tink2020
01-05-2006, 07:34 AM
So...... add me to the list! I'm Baaaaaaack!! :)


AND.... she's bringing a bunch of people with her! :goodvibes

DisneyGirl
01-05-2006, 07:42 AM
I can't believe that an innocent question I asked about 3 years ago would lead to the 3rd annual WISHWalkers Marathon group! I never in my wildest dreams would've imagined when I posted that doing the half was a dream of mine and would anyone be interested in doing this with me, that one person would respond "yes" to me. And look at us now! You all are talking about training for the half in 2007! WOW!!! I'm in total awe!!

Well- I'll be rejoining the group this year! I've decided to jump back on the bandwagon and do the half in 2007. DH is probably going to do it with me again, but this time hopefully without the back pack!! :) He's so good to me isn't he??? And guess what else??? This time I'm gonna be sure that I'm not held up at the back entrance into the MK!!!!
So...... add me to the list! I'm Baaaaaaack!! :)

WELCOME BACK (from someone who came long after you!! :-))!!

Nope, you won't be held back, because we won't let you be!! :cheer2:

karebear1
01-05-2006, 07:57 AM
AND.... she's bringing a bunch of people with her! :goodvibes

Fun, happy people, with lots and lots of energy!! :teeth:
It's gonna be a great group of WISHWalkers this year!!

karebear1
01-05-2006, 07:57 AM
WELCOME BACK (from someone who came long after you!! :-))!!

Nope, you won't be held back, because we won't let you be!! :cheer2:


I see you have the logo in your siggy. When are you headed out???

DisneyGirl
01-05-2006, 08:13 AM
No 2006 at DisneyWorld this year (new job and I didn't know if I'd have the time to train/ be able to take off time, etc. :( ) The logo is for the 1/2 marathon in Disneyland in September (I need something to tide me over until January!!!)

I (think) I'm planning on trying the FULL in 2007, though!!!

karebear1
01-05-2006, 08:26 AM
WOW!!! I'm impressed! I could only dream! Of course, I've done that beofre and look where it got me!!! ;)

Maherae
01-05-2006, 07:58 PM
It looks like this thread would be the start!! I am REALLY interested and REALLY, REALLY scared to commit to something like this...but I'm going to try! I saw those Donald and Mickey medals at my husband's boss's house....they both ran each one....and I thought, "Maybe, I could do that!" We'll support each other, right??

ellenbenny
01-05-2006, 08:07 PM
Fun, happy people, with lots and lots of energy!! :teeth:
It's gonna be a great group of WISHWalkers this year!!

I'm one of the hopefully fun, happy people. I'm in too!

perfectmatch300
01-05-2006, 09:25 PM
Karebear, great to see you back in training for 2007! Your enthusiasm for 2005 motivated me to get walking. Although 2007 will be my first half, I've been hanging around here and building up to 2007. I still have a way to go to be able to make the pace, but I know that with the WISH walkers behind me, this will be the year for me! Together we can do this! And NO BEING PICKED UP BY THE SWEEPERS!!! Can you tell how important not being swept is to me?!

I am really looking forward to training with this group all year, and hitting the starting line in 2007. :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

karebear1
01-05-2006, 09:28 PM
I'm one of the hopefully fun, happy people. I'm in too!

Why yes you are! One amongst the many!!! :teeth:

karebear1
01-05-2006, 09:30 PM
Karebear, great to see you back in training for 2007! Your enthusiasm for 2005 motivated me to get walking. Although 2007 will be my first half, I've been hanging around here and building up to 2007. I still have a way to go to be able to make the pace, but I know that with the WISH walkers behind me, this will be the year for me! Together we can do this! And NO BEING PICKED UP BY THE SWEEPERS!!! Can you tell how important not being swept is to me?!

I am really looking forward to training with this group all year, and hitting the starting line in 2007. :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:


It's important to me not to get picked up too! While I technically wasn't picked up in '05, They sure as all heck didn't let me finish along with about 100 more like me! Ah............... but that is behind us! This time I'm training to break a 15 minute mile- and I should be ok....right?!??!?!

I'm glad to hear you're sticking with it! You're a very persistent person... you will amke it for sure!!

karebear1
01-05-2006, 09:33 PM
It looks like this thread would be the start!! I am REALLY interested and REALLY, REALLY scared to commit to something like this...but I'm going to try! I saw those Donald and Mickey medals at my husband's boss's house....they both ran each one....and I thought, "Maybe, I could do that!" We'll support each other, right??

You can do this! We had a whole group of people that didn't think they could do it either, but in the end, about 50 of us went in '05 and succeeded! It was a blast and soooooo insipiring to all of us.

Does anyone here know how many went down this year??

karebear1
01-05-2006, 09:34 PM
No 2006 at DisneyWorld this year (new job and I didn't know if I'd have the time to train/ be able to take off time, etc. :( ) The logo is for the 1/2 marathon in Disneyland in September (I need something to tide me over until January!!!)

I (think) I'm planning on trying the FULL in 2007, though!!!

You are one brave girl! Good luck on both!! that'll be really exciting when you do it!!

DisneyGirl
01-06-2006, 07:46 AM
Thanks Karebear!!

Thanks, well, I haven't *totally* committed to the full yet (I guess I have to decide soon, though, since registration starts Monday!!) I actually kind of wish the races were together like they were last year-- then I could just sign up for the full, and if I couldn't do it, I could just end with the 1/2.

Part of me is thinking of signing up for both, and then seeing where I am come January (and who knows-- maybe I'll be soooo in shape I can go for the Goofy (or not... :-))

Is anyone else out there grappling with which races to run and when?? How do you decide whether or not to sign up?? Or do you just sign up for everything and hope for the best?? (how I'm leaning now :-))

Minnie
01-06-2006, 08:27 AM
Is anyone else out there grappling with which races to run and when?? How do you decide whether or not to sign up?? Or do you just sign up for everything and hope for the best?? (how I'm leaning now :-))

If this helps at all - they didn't close registration for the 1/2 and full until August this year. The 1/2 closed first and then the full.

I waited till nearly the end of the time and finally registered. I had to stop training due to injury (registration is not refunded) but plan on trying again this year.

I so WISH I could be there with all the wonderful people I trained with on the WISH board this year. Their kindness, compasion, and knowledge was unbelieveable :love:

DisneyGirl
01-06-2006, 08:34 AM
Minnie, I know you'll be there next year!! I know about injuries, and how they affect something you try so hard for!

I know for the 2005, I signed up in August, or maybe even later-- I think I probably will take some more time to actually decide!!

tink2020
01-06-2006, 10:23 AM
Thanks for posting the info about registration and when it closed last year! I'm signing up for the half on Tuesday, no questions asked! My DH is training with me (maybe for the full) but we won't know for sure if he can go until probably July. We are in the process of matching for a medical residency, and we HOPE that when he starts (wherever) on July 1st that we'll have a schedule for that year. Hope is the key word. So he's preparing, and we hope he doesn't miss out on the registration if he's able to get off and go. If not, it's a solo trip for me I suppose! :goodvibes We're keeping our fingers crossed, though!

jayna22
01-06-2006, 06:09 PM
I really, really want to do this. I'm not sure I can--I still have about 60 lbs to lose and have to pick up my pace, but I think if I set this as a goal, I can do it! I'm so glad I came over to check out this board today!
jana

DisneyGirl
01-06-2006, 06:25 PM
I really, really want to do this. I'm not sure I can--I still have about 60 lbs to lose and have to pick up my pace, but I think if I set this as a goal, I can do it! I'm so glad I came over to check out this board today!
jana

That's what's great about starting now! If you set the goal for a year from now, you have all this time to work towards it-- as you are training, you will lose weight, and pick up your pace! by the time next January rolls around, you may even be able to run it, and there will be no danger at all of being swept!!!

karebear1
01-07-2006, 06:55 AM
Everybody that signed up for the half this year is now on route! Isn't that exciting you guys? This time next year- we'll be doing it!

Maherae
01-07-2006, 07:59 AM
Everybody that signed up for the half this year is now on route! Isn't that exciting you guys? This time next year- we'll be doing it!

Oh, I know, Karebear!!! I am so excited for them!! :cheer2: I printed out the route , enlarged it, and I am putting it on the wall by my treadmill. Now, I await their after race posts!!

DisneyGirl
01-07-2006, 09:31 AM
Everybody that signed up for the half this year is now on route! Isn't that exciting you guys? This time next year- we'll be doing it!

Yes!!! I'm both jealous and excited for them!!!! :cool1: :cool1:

maryliz
01-08-2006, 11:15 AM
Hi everyone! I was so excited yesterday morning for those that were doing the 1/2. It brought back some great memories from our wonderful WISH 2005 Team! Finances, unfortunately, are keeping me from doing the Disneyland 1/2 (which I really, really want to do) and the 2007 1/2. But, my DH and my DBIL are looking to do the full in 2008. I've committed to a 1/2 in Niagara Falls in October of this year, so I'm glad that so many of you want to keep a training thread for all of our upcoming races. It made training so much easier when we had our weekly thread to check in on. So I'll be around this year, and will be with you all in spirit next January. :goodvibes

When the original WISH'ers considered the 2005 1/2, it was before summer of 2003 -- we had more than 18 months to train ... and boy, did THAT go by fast!

Looking forward to the weekly training threads! :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

Mary-Liz

goldcupmom
01-08-2006, 11:53 AM
I really want to do the 1/2 next year, as well as the DLand in Sept. I'm praying that my weird mammogram is nothing so I can do this. This week will tell the tale, at least in part. Praying I get to join you!

DisneyGirl
01-08-2006, 12:05 PM
Julie-- I'm praying for you too!! I hope everything turns out well! I know you'll be able to join everyone at both races this year!!!!!!!!!

ohMom
01-08-2006, 06:20 PM
sending many prayers with Julie.........

KAREN!! I LOVE this upbeat tone in your voice!!! you sound so,well what's the right word ..... UPBEAT!!

i'm considering but haven't talked serious serious with DH; last time we talked he said go for it and mom and I started making our trip plan :) hehehe if i come in 2007 i want to be sure to hit the post-race party; we were thinking fri - tues

i emailed arthritis.org today to get infor for 'Joints in Motion' which is their program like Cancer society's team in training

i must not peek in here too much or i'll get all excited and such :rolleyes: :teeth:

karebear1
01-08-2006, 11:30 PM
sending many prayers with Julie.........

KAREN!! I LOVE this upbeat tone in your voice!!! you sound so,well what's the right word ..... UPBEAT!!

i'm considering but haven't talked serious serious with DH; last time we talked he said go for it and mom and I started making our trip plan :) hehehe if i come in 2007 i want to be sure to hit the post-race party; we were thinking fri - tues

i emailed arthritis.org today to get infor for 'Joints in Motion' which is their program like Cancer society's team in training

i must not peek in here too much or i'll get all excited and such :rolleyes: :teeth:

Peek Molli, Peek !!!

You gotta come! Lots of us a retruning -CherylinWI is coming, Kimmy's gonna be there- check out the 2005 thread for WISHWalkers- we're starting to relist! I'm bringing a new crew along too- some GREAT folks from the DDA board. You and your mom HAVE TO BE THERE... COME ON GIRLIE- we need ya!!!!

ohMom
01-09-2006, 06:22 AM
oh look here i am again

i mentioned to DH last night, he told me if I could go for $1,000 then I could GO!

now if you know me I can go for that! then he slipped in, not letting Mom slip my anything! huh! well i'm sure if it's a matter of my eating lunch or not .....LOL

Mom is having her GB out today (laproscopy) but we'll talk about it soon and i'm going to do some budgeting researching this week. i can't believe the registration alone is $90! that is outrageous, for the privelge of waking up at 3 a.m and walking 13.1 miles!

DisneyGirl
01-09-2006, 06:49 AM
oh look here i am again

i mentioned to DH last night, he told me if I could go for $1,000 then I could GO!

now if you know me I can go for that! then he slipped in, not letting Mom slip my anything! huh! well i'm sure if it's a matter of my eating lunch or not .....LOL

Mom is having her GB out today (laproscopy) but we'll talk about it soon and i'm going to do some budgeting researching this week. i can't believe the registration alone is $90! that is outrageous, for the privelge of waking up at 3 a.m and walking 13.1 miles!
I would say that would mean you can *definitel* be there! I think there are plenty of ways you can get down to Florida for under $1000!!!

I hope the laproscopy goes well!!

karebear1
01-09-2006, 08:35 AM
Yeah Molli! I think you will be there for sure!!
Give your mom hugs from me and tell her I hope she gets getter FAST so she can start training with you!

Kimickey
01-09-2006, 07:03 PM
Molly give mom a hug for me and wish her a speedy but healthy recovery.

Although I will not walk and will be running the 2007 1/2 I thought I would just stop by and kick my shoes off because you guys will be seeing me post here a lot. I'm so pumped for the 2007 I could burst. I'm getting back in the swing of running. The weather here in Wash DC is great all week (60's) so I'm going to take full advantage of the weather and get some good running in. The 2007 marathon will be here before we know it!

Also, My friend bought me one of those Garmin Forerunner GPS watches for runners as a Christmas present. If you can afford one go and purchase one. It is a great tool for training and will help during the actual marathon. I used it for the first time yesterday for my two mile run and was in awe about how great it works.

gshoemate
01-10-2006, 02:26 PM
Sign me up!! Now I just need to find the $90 to register :rotfl2:

For everyone that did the marathon and half marathon last weekend, congrats to you. It was so cold down here, I barely finished the 5k. But I did it in 37:18 and felt good to accomplish something.

Take the advice and train. I have been working out for 2 years and consider myself in good shape. I didn't take alot of time to train for the 5k and boy did my body feel it. Even if you are going to try to walk it, you still need to train your body (especially if you want to move the next day).

jayna22
01-11-2006, 06:44 PM
OK, this might be a silly question and I might be computer illiterate, but where do I go to register for the 2007 Half? I tried to figure it out on the Disney website, but found nothing.
Thanks!
Jana

karebear1
01-11-2006, 06:46 PM
This will take you right to it! Enjoy!!!

http://disneyworldsports.disney.go.com/dwws/en_US/marathon/listing?name=Marathon2005EventListingPage

ohMom
01-11-2006, 07:57 PM
still lurking, ummm......not really lurking posting without a cause??

mom and i have a tentative ressies at the Swan for fri 1/5/07 - tues 1/9/07. not sure she realizes it! LOL

i haven't registered yet, why do i have cold feet? i will feel much more confident after i earn pengiun medal #2 in April :teeth:

thank you on mom's behalf for all your prayers and PD and well-wishes for her recovery -- surgery went very well and she is on the road to recovery. today she TM for a mile in 17 mins which i think is awesome noting she had a scapel in her tummy just three days ago! seriously, all is well for her and on her way....................

maryliz
01-11-2006, 08:45 PM
GREAT news about Bev ... thanks Molli for keeping us posted. I guess her mile on the TM today officially marks her beginning of training for next year ... whether she knows it yet or not! ;)

MaryLiz

agotta
01-14-2006, 01:24 PM
Just subscribing to the thread. Dh just finished the half and wants to do the Goofy next year. I signed up for the 2006 half but changed my mind in August, I didn't think I could do it. I am contemplating 2007, and dh thinks I can. I mean, I guess I could walk it and don't have to run. What do you guys think?

Kimickey
01-14-2006, 01:50 PM
Just subscribing to the thread. Dh just finished the half and wants to do the Goofy next year. I signed up for the 2006 half but changed my mind in August, I didn't think I could do it. I am contemplating 2007, and dh thinks I can. I mean, I guess I could walk it and don't have to run. What do you guys think?


Agotta,

Believe in yourself, you can do it! It's in you, try it and just go in with the mindset that you are doing this for fun. There is no competition your goal is just to finish. You have a great support here at the WISH. We will cheer you on, train with you, walk with you, cry with you, hurt with you, laugh with you and just over all be your support. So what are you waiting for your screen name says it all (Agotta, yes You Gotta DO IT!)

Oh and I just noticed that you live in Fairfax, VA. I live on Bolling Air Force Base you and I live realitively close.

maryliz
01-15-2006, 07:53 PM
Agotta,

Believe in yourself, you can do it! It's in you, try it and just go in with the mindset that you are doing this for fun. There is no competition your goal is just to finish. You have a great support here at the WISH. We will cheer you on, train with you, walk with you, cry with you, hurt with you, laugh with you and just over all be your support. So what are you waiting for your screen name says it all (Agotta, yes You Gotta DO IT!)

Oh and I just noticed that you live in Fairfax, VA. I live on Bolling Air Force Base you and I live realitively close.

::yes:: I totally agree with everything Kim has said here! I did the 2005 1/2 with my 3 sisters, and along with the entire WISH 2005 Team, it was the most incredible experience in my whole life! We trained for a year, and yes it's hard work, but the satisfaction of just having the courage to even sign up is amazing! We're seriously looking at 2008 at this point, but I'll be here this year, training along with everyone, for a race here in Canada in October.

You CAN do this! And the whole experience will put you on :cloud9:

MaryLiz

monte
01-16-2006, 08:20 AM
Agotta -

I know you can do the half, just pace yourself. I'm debating if I should register for the full, or not. I might go through Teams in Training, but not sure how that works. Do you still pay the registration fee to Disney, or TNT?

I'm sorry we missed each other at Pop...what did you think of it? My niece and I loved it.

You can do it, you can do it, you can do it. :cool1:

DisneyGirl
01-16-2006, 08:29 AM
Just subscribing to the thread. Dh just finished the half and wants to do the Goofy next year. I signed up for the 2006 half but changed my mind in August, I didn't think I could do it. I am contemplating 2007, and dh thinks I can. I mean, I guess I could walk it and don't have to run. What do you guys think?

You can DEFINITELY do it!!! You can walk it, but you have a year to get ready, and by then, you may even be able to run a bit (or a lot!!)

Just to give you an idea, you have to maintain a 16 min. per mile pace. That is about 3.8 mph-- if you have a treadmill, try it! You may find you can't go at that pace for 13 miles yet, but it's not THAT fast-- with a little training, you'll be there! I would take it a step further and train at 4.0 mph-- still a walking pace, but it is a 15 min mile, which gives you a minute padding to avoid those sweepers!

And, just don't ever give up! Even if you don't feel you can do it the morning of the race-- you'd be surprised how much energy you get just from the encouragement of everyone around you! It's great fun!

And, think of the worst that can happen? You get swept. Yeah, none of us would want that, but it's not the end of the world. You wouldn't be the only one, you'll still get a medal, and you still went further then a ton of other people who didn't even start!

And the best that can happen? You finish in a much faster time then you think you can now!!

Here's the thing-- if I was able to do this last year, SO CAN YOU!!! :wizard:

Maherae
01-16-2006, 07:59 PM
OK, all...I've REGISTERED for the WDW 1/2!!! so much for waiting a month to see if I have the endurance!! This place is just contagious!!! Bought new shoes today, looking at GARMIN's...turns out we have a hand held one that I can use until I get a REAL one.
Still eyeing the Minnie and the Disneyland 1/2...this from someone who has never, ever run!!! :crazy2:

keenercam
01-17-2006, 08:05 AM
I am so excited to see everyone making the commitment and having the courage to register. I know right where you all are because I was there myself a year ago. I am so glad I registered. It energized me to train to train and ultimately to show up at the start line on 1/7/06. It was the most rewarding experience of my life. Never before had I trained for an athletic event. It was certainly the biggest achievement of my life, too. Can't wait to see everyone at the 2007 start line!

MickeySP
01-17-2006, 09:25 AM
I did my first this year and had a great time.

I just signed for next year, hey,if I can do it anyone can!

Maherae
01-20-2006, 10:56 PM
I feel like I am headed in the right direction. MFM arrived two days ago and I have read it through. Today my GARMIN was delivered!! I also had my TM serviced as we recently moved. It was off .5 miles per hour!! So, when I was walking 3.3 mph..I was really doing 3.8!! That makes me feel soooo much better!! Am excited for tomorrow's LW. I agree with all about aliens!! I almost don't know this person that looks forward to the TM!!
I have not told my children that I am doing this..yes, I am probably old enough to be your mother!! (not mentally, though :rotfl: !) I want to see their shocked faces when they find out their mother ran a 5K or 15K!!

Maherae
01-25-2006, 02:37 PM
Has anyone come up with a clippie for 2007 1/2 marathon?

budbeerlady
01-27-2006, 10:55 AM
Subscribing and hoping to do this someday!

NHmomof2boys
02-17-2006, 08:38 PM
I think that I must be crazy :crazy: , but I told DH that I really want to be more active and have decided that I want to walk the 2007 half-marathon. Right now, I walk the dog around the neighborhood once or twice a day, just under a mile, and consider that being active.

Anywho, I think that I've lost my mind because I am really excited about doing this. Any training suggestions for a first timer are appreciated. I really want to prove to myself that I can do this.

Thanks for all of your support! I'm going to need it!!!

TiffJ
02-18-2006, 05:11 AM
NHMom-watch out those "aliens" are coming for you. Many of this started this event as wanting to do something we have never done before & weren't even athletic before. Now we love it!!! Many of us think the aliens have us for that reason. Join us on the weekly thread. I did the 1/2 this year for the first time. I signed up the end of July last year & pretty much went from doing nothing to this. I loved it!!!!! I did the MFM plan & it worked out great for me. I would highly recommend getting this book. Having a good plan will make all the difference in being prepared & not getting injured by doing too much too soon. When I signed up I was both excited & scared. But as my training progressed, it changed to just being excited because I knew I was prepared. It is a great event! Definately worth it. We have a saying here "just put in those steps and you can do it!"

Maharae-first of all, old is a state of mind. 2nd my mom did the 1/2 with me this year, she is now doing the Minnie Marathon 15k & DL 1/2 with me. She will be turning 65 this year & wanted to make it special (shhh, don't tell her I told her age) although to me she doesn't look or act any where near that age.

Good luck everyone! :goodvibes I know you can do it & you will not regret it!

NHmomof2boys
02-18-2006, 09:07 PM
NHMom-watch out those "aliens" are coming for you. Many of this started this event as wanting to do something we have never done before & weren't even athletic before. Now we love it!!! Many of us think the aliens have us for that reason. Join us on the weekly thread. I did the 1/2 this year for the first time. I signed up the end of July last year & pretty much went from doing nothing to this. I loved it!!!!! I did the MFM plan & it worked out great for me. I would highly recommend getting this book. Having a good plan will make all the difference in being prepared & not getting injured by doing too much too soon. When I signed up I was both excited & scared. But as my training progressed, it changed to just being excited because I knew I was prepared. It is a great event! Definately worth it. We have a saying here "just put in those steps and you can do it!"

Good luck everyone! :goodvibes I know you can do it & you will not regret it!

Thank you so much for your encouraging words! I think that I am going to need all of the support and motivation that I can get. I told my mom & dad about this today and they think I've lost my mind. They might be right. I don't want to sound ignorant, but what is teh MFM plan?

chimera
02-18-2006, 10:08 PM
MFM is Marathoning for Mortals by John Bingham! Great book by a guy who started running in his 40s. He was at the WDW half this year and did the Goofy himself! Several of us on the WISH team used his training program. But, come hang out on the walking/running club thread. Lots of great training tips and support there!

Honeibee
02-21-2006, 02:50 PM
Geez, I should look at my own threads once in a while! I didn't realize it had gotten this much attention! :thumbsup2

Mel's right, the place to be is her weekly thread. You will be amazed the things you will learn there. I know I have! :teeth:

I'm a total beginer, so the weekly threads are very valuable to me. There are all sorts of people there, from triatheletes to people like me, who's greatest athletic endeaver was housework. But look at me now! On my way to the 2007 Half! :goodvibes


Judy

trvlr4301r
03-02-2006, 09:58 PM
This will be my first 1/2 and I am so excited to do this. My daughter, my friend and her sister and myself have all signed up to do this. None of us have ever done anything like this before. Sounds like this should be a great time and I am so motivated just thinking about going to Disney to do this!