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Old 09-03-2012, 12:02 AM   #511
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I'm Kelly, joining for my first 1/2. Just finished my 5th Disney 5K at DL yesterday as a walker (bad knee won't let me run). I'm starting the Jeff Galloway program too this week. Saw him speak at the health expo Friday - he's great. Looking forward to chatting with all of you!
Okay I am laughing at myself right now. When I first read this I thought you said you finished the 5K with a walker and I had this vision of you using one of the walkers with tennis balls on the front wheels.

It is time for me to go to bed because I am seeing crazy things.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:04 AM   #512
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First day of official training today ladies! Woohoo!

Happy running everyone!
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #513
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ITA Sarah! I'm excited though!

Soooo... now I have an obsession question. I do this a lot, so bear with me.

Hydroguy posted new EMH showing DCA will be getting EMH on Sunday mornings, rather than DL. This poses a quandry for me as far as the race course is concerned.

I really like the look of the race course Tink ran in 2012 compared to the course they ran today for DL half. I haven't been on either one, but as a Princess vet, I really love having a goal for the first couple miles (get to MK) and then something to look forward to at the end (run a bit through Epcot) So the 2012 Tink course gets more excitement from me than the DL course which seems to give you all the good stuff at the beginning, leaving nothing but long industrial stretch for the end. (yeah, I know, the stadium, but... eh....)

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With EMH, this means DCA should be opening at 7am that morning for EMH guests if the hours remain the same as they historically do. Some of us caboose runners will still be on the streets! At Epcot, they do open to guests and just kinda crowd control as we run past them. I hear the same with Animal Kingdom when the marathon is going on. In fact, marathoners will stop and jump on Expedition Everest as they run past it- have a quick little ride in the middle of the marathon- lol!!!

What do you think will happen? Do you think they will change the course? Change EMH that morning? Have us run through DCA anyway? I was hoping maybe the course would include a run through Carsland- it's so pretty there! But I can't imagine, at least with current crowds, they would do that with all those people on the street. So my dream is probably out.

Previous runners- what part of DCA did we run through? Can you mark up a map or something to give me an idea?

I know I know... why worry- it will be what it will be! I'm not worried, just curious! It's my nature- what can I say?
Great question! I'm curious to find out too! I have last years map pinned up at work and I love looking at it and seeing how far I know I can make it hehe...

Kim - hope the DL half went well for you over the weekend!

We were camping this weekend so I have run since Wednesday night. Tonight I'll do a nice 2.5 miles, probably do the same on Thursday and then Sunday I'll do my long run. Last long run was 6 miles so I'll do 6.5 th is time. My 10K is the following Sunday so this weekend will be my last long run before I run my first 10K! My bib came in the mail over the weekend so it feels official now! Kinda bummed I'm not going to the expo for this one so I wont get my shirt until after the race. oh well.

Hope training is going good for everyone!
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:28 PM   #514
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Thanks for reminding me about my obsession! I found some info that chilled me out a bit.

First of all, DCA with emh should be a 9 am opening if they stick to the same hours as last year. So this shouldn't be an issue if we finish the race through DCA. Phew

Second, I found a note on the blog that says we will run through carsland! So I was excited to see that in print.

Need to get in the treadmill but really not feeling it. Blah. Here goes 30 min!
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So, I know we're starting the Jeff Galloway program this week, but I'm still finishing my 5k101 training, so I'm following that program through to the end (2 more weeks). Its more aggressive anyway.

Today my training run was 12 min jog/3 min walk intervals x3, with 5 minute warm-up and cool down walks. The treadmill at my club will only allow a max 45 minute work out, so I didn't get to finish the last minute of my last interval. This sucks, and I'm going to have to figure a way around it. Maybe count my walk in and out of the parking lot as my warm up?

Can't wait for my first 5k on Sunday -- THANKS FOR ALL THE INSPIRATION, LADIES!!!
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:43 PM   #516
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Help! A friend of mine is on a team doing the Nike half marathon in SF on 10/14 and they have a spot open that I could buy! Do I do it? I was going to try to get in next year but now I kinda want to do it this year since I have the opportunity and theres no guarantee I'd get in next year. I know I wont be at 13.1 running by 10/14. In fact the most I'll be at is 8 doing run/walk intervals. The time limit on it is like 5 hours so even if I walked the last 5 miles I could still finish and get the Tiffany necklace oh what to do?
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:01 PM   #517
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Help! A friend of mine is on a team doing the Nike half marathon in SF on 10/14 and they have a spot open that I could buy! Do I do it? I was going to try to get in next year but now I kinda want to do it this year since I have the opportunity and theres no guarantee I'd get in next year. I know I wont be at 13.1 running by 10/14. In fact the most I'll be at is 8 doing run/walk intervals. The time limit on it is like 5 hours so even if I walked the last 5 miles I could still finish and get the Tiffany necklace oh what to do?
Tiffany necklace?! I MUST put this on the calendar for next year. Yay! I've found motivation to keep training for something AFTER Tink!

I say go for it! You can definitely do it!!
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Tiffany necklace?! I MUST put this on the calendar for next year. Yay! I've found motivation to keep training for something AFTER Tink!

I say go for it! You can definitely do it!!
Tiffany necklace presented to you by an SF fireman in a tuxedo
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Help! A friend of mine is on a team doing the Nike half marathon in SF on 10/14 and they have a spot open that I could buy! Do I do it? I was going to try to get in next year but now I kinda want to do it this year since I have the opportunity and theres no guarantee I'd get in next year. I know I wont be at 13.1 running by 10/14. In fact the most I'll be at is 8 doing run/walk intervals. The time limit on it is like 5 hours so even if I walked the last 5 miles I could still finish and get the Tiffany necklace oh what to do?
I'm sure you could do it, but take into account that San Francisco is very hilly. I haven't seen the course map, but there are bound to be some pretty significant inclines.

On the other hand.... Tiffany necklace!!
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Help! A friend of mine is on a team doing the Nike half marathon in SF on 10/14 and they have a spot open that I could buy! Do I do it? I was going to try to get in next year but now I kinda want to do it this year since I have the opportunity and theres no guarantee I'd get in next year. I know I wont be at 13.1 running by 10/14. In fact the most I'll be at is 8 doing run/walk intervals. The time limit on it is like 5 hours so even if I walked the last 5 miles I could still finish and get the Tiffany necklace oh what to do?

A friend of mine did it last year and LOVED it but yes, its a serious course. There is a reason they give you 5 hours to do it. But ya, if I had a guaranteed spot - I'd be there and kill myself to do it!
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A friend of mine did it last year and LOVED it but yes, its a serious course. There is a reason they give you 5 hours to do it. But ya, if I had a guaranteed spot - I'd be there and kill myself to do it!
Ugh, Hills! I haven't even gone up a hill yet. I dont even like slight inclines! Gonna have to think about this one and then talk to DH. Its not cheap so I do need to factor in a night in SF as well as the reg fee.
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Ugh, Hills! I haven't even gone up a hill yet. I dont even like slight inclines! Gonna have to think about this one and then talk to DH. Its not cheap so I do need to factor in a night in SF as well as the reg fee.

Who cares how hard it is - firefighters, tuxedos and tiffany jewelry - what more do you need? lol!
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:06 PM   #523
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Hi everyone! I'm back, just got home and am ready to go down again.
Not a good wknd for running, 5k was fun, but it was too much for my knee. In retrospect should have skipped that one. Had to drop out of the 1/2, b/c my knee was feeling way too weak for me to be comfortable. But that's ok, not every race will be a good one and I knew it'd be a challenge to do the race this year. But I was in DL so not a bad wknd overall. Loved Cars Land!!!

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What do you think will happen? Do you think they will change the course? Change EMH that morning? Have us run through DCA anyway? I was hoping maybe the course would include a run through Carsland- it's so pretty there! But I can't imagine, at least with current crowds, they would do that with all those people on the street. So my dream is probably out.

Previous runners- what part of DCA did we run through? Can you mark up a map or something to give me an idea?
Asked about the pacers and the guy told me yes they'll have them at Tink.

For the DCA part of the course at the end, I think we came in near TOT and went through Bugs Land. We left Bugs to the old parking lot behind the park. How we got to Bugs from TOT don't remember, sorry. Maybe around Grizzly Run? And don't forget we go off at 5, so we'll be out by 9. They might only do EMH for DL and open DCA a little later. I can tell you that DCA wasn't open when we were running so that wasn't a prob. And when we're on DIsney way going into TOT they do a really good job of making sure people don't cut across in front of runners as they try to get into the park.


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Help! A friend of mine is on a team doing the Nike half marathon in SF on 10/14 and they have a spot open that I could buy! Do I do it? I was going to try to get in next year but now I kinda want to do it this year since I have the opportunity and theres no guarantee I'd get in next year. I know I wont be at 13.1 running by 10/14. In fact the most I'll be at is 8 doing run/walk intervals. The time limit on it is like 5 hours so even if I walked the last 5 miles I could still finish and get the Tiffany necklace oh what to do?
It's a tough course. There's a hill from the Presidio to the GGB that is not fun and there's another right after that one that is just as bad. You go downhill after that one, but there are a couple of other big ones after the downhill again. The nice thing is you have that big down hill after the Cliff House before you go into GG Park. The plus is that you'll close to the water so hopefully there'll be some fog, there was last year. The start area is kinda a mess b/c they don't have corrals and it's literally wrapped around Union Square so it's a crowded free for all. But the support along the course is better than any race I've run b/c it's TnT's biggest race so their cheer groups are all over and loud and really great. You don't get the shirt until the finish and make sure you get the right one. There were a lot of complaints that people got one that said marathon and ran the 1/2 and vice versa and they didn't think to check when they were handed theirs so make sure you check if you run. The necklaces are really nice though, last year's was simple I love mine. And the fireman are nice to look at, really cute last year. Year before were so-so.
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I am looking forward to this race again with my friends. We just finished the DL half this past weekend and it was a blast. The best part for me was running through Cars Land. I also enjoyed all the classic cars between mile markers 8 and 9. They didn't have that last year so it was a nice surprise. I know that the Tinker half has a different route than the DL half but I am crossing my fingers that at least it includes the same route inside the parks as the DL half. It was bit different than races past and I really enjoyed it.
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