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Old 10-11-2012, 09:44 PM   #3256
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Re: the Running in the dark post... WOW I am glad you lived to tell the story, but what a scary experience. Thanks for that post.

Stay safe everyone. There are a lot of reasons running in the dark can be dangerous...

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Old 10-11-2012, 10:35 PM   #3257
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This is my first post in a few years.

I started running about six years ago with W.I.S.H. and have run off and on, and have completed about a dozen half marathons since then. My first race ever was the Disney World half marathon in 2007. I've never been really fast. And that's been fine with me. My half marathon PR is 2:18, although most of my Disney races were around 2:50.

I ran the San Jose Rock 'n' Roll half marathon on Sunday with run/walk intervals averaging 11:58/mi and finished in 2:35.

I'm planning on traveling solo to run the full in January. This will be my first full marathon. I'll be turning 40 later that month and running a marathon is on my turning 40 bucket list, and, well, the medal looks awesome. So here I am.

I'm still pretty intimidated about the full marathon distance and especially the idea of running five to six hours. I expect that I'll be able to improve my pace with some speed work and losing some weight through the training, but I really don't have a lot of time during the week to work out.

I've mostly been following the Galloway plan "to finish" posted on the runDisney web site. So far good, although up until now hasn't gone beyond the half marathon distance.

Anyway I just wanted to reintroduce myself and say that I'm looking to seeing everyone in January :-)

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Hey Chris. I turn 40 two weeks prior and 'shocker' it's also on my bucket list. It will be my first full and have only run two halfs. I figure I'll be at least six hours maybe a lil more for the full. We can do this. It's one and done for me.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:10 AM   #3258
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Hey Chris. I turn 40 two weeks prior and 'shocker' it's also on my bucket list. It will be my first full and have only run two halfs. I figure I'll be at least six hours maybe a lil more for the full. We cccmif

an do this. It's one and done for me.
Bucket list... Guilty here as well.

Yet mine is more involved. Mine is not just to run a marathon, but specifically Boston. Not just run it, but qualify and do it the real way. Charity spots don't count. So Disney full is just one step of a larger goal.

I did allow for one exception. Kona.

Both most likely will never happen. Yet, January will. It's all about having a goal and something to look forward to.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:08 AM   #3259
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Bucket Lister here as well! I wanted to run a marathon before I turned 40, and I turn 40 in April, so I will just be squeaking by, lol
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:13 AM   #3260
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Add me to the 40 year olds and bucket listers. I'll turn 40 in December.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:30 AM   #3261
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Bucket Lister here as well! I wanted to run a marathon before I turned 40, and I turn 40 in April, so I will just be squeaking by, lol
Another bucket lister for 40 as well - I turn 40 on October 23 - just ran my first marathon on October 7 and will run my second and last in January at disney and then am retiring from marathons and going back to 1/2's. But I figured I ran the 15th anniversary of the disney 1/2, just ran the 30th anniversary of the Mohawk Hudson Marathon this week and now the 20th anniversary of the disney marathon in january. Maybe I should get snobby and refuse to run any races unless they are special anniversary ones!
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Bucket list... Guilty here as well.

Yet mine is more involved. Mine is not just to run a marathon, but specifically Boston. Not just run it, but qualify and do it the real way. Charity spots don't count. So Disney full is just one step of a larger goal.

I did allow for one exception. Kona.

Both most likely will never happen. Yet, January will. It's all about having a goal and something to look forward to.
Never say never! As long as you have that goal, then it's a possibility. I started running at age 49 and "never" was going to run a marathon. Never thought I could. But I finally realized, as I built up my training, that I "just might" be able to do it. And after I finally committed to it, I was able to do it. And then after saying " one and done", I realized that I was close to BQ so why not give it a shot. And I did. And I ran Boston. So if a 52 yr old can do it, then you certainly may be able to!

Of course, everything went downhill after Boston (18 months and counting of cervical disc issues, strained hip flexors, stress fracture, bike accident), but hey--I guess that's life

And I am now thinking that a 1/2 IM next year "just may be possible".

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Never say never! As long as you have that goal, then it's a possibility. I started running at age 49 and "never" was going to run a marathon. Never thought I could. But I finally realized, as I built up my training, that I "just might" be able to do it. And after I finally committed to it, I was able to do it. And then after saying " one and done", I realized that I was close to BQ so why not give it a shot. And I did. And I ran Boston. So if a 52 yr old can do it, then you certainly may be able to!

Of course, everything went downhill after Boston (18 months and counting of cervical disc issues, strained hip flexors, stress fracture, bike accident), but hey--I guess that's life

And I am now thinking that a 1/2 IM next year "just may be possible".

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I've been thinking about doing a 1/2 IM and didn't know if I would cross it off the bucket list because of time, life, etc., but you give me hope!
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:20 PM   #3264
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We might have to all meet up for a Bucket Lister photo lol
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:43 PM   #3265
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Did the marathon 2 years ago for my 40th. Said I would NEVER do one again. Training to cross the Goofy off my bucket list now. Hahaha. Thank you Jeff Galloway. Couldn't do this without ya. First you run, then you walk. Do the Galloway.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:23 PM   #3266
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We should! Sounds like there are enough of us!
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:23 PM   #3267
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Did the marathon 2 years ago for my 40th. Said I would NEVER do one again. Training to cross the Goofy off my bucket list now. Hahaha. Thank you Jeff Galloway. Couldn't do this without ya. First you run, then you walk. Do the Galloway.
Oiy.... I was hoping I wouldn't think that, but gosh, I can totally see that.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:07 PM   #3268
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Marathon bucket lister here, too. However, I am a bit over 40. (just a bit)When I was training for my first 1/2 last year I said I would never do a full. I finished the Princess this year and felt so good, I immediately set my sights on doing the full, but as of right now, this is a once and done.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:18 PM   #3269
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I thought I would be a 'one and done' too, but at 52yrs old, I am training for Goofy and two more marathons next year.

I might need an intervention!
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we are starting to get into the same situation about need some light. Has anyone used the running lights that goes on you knuckles?
Another unsolicited word of advice: if you wear a headlamp over a brimmed hat, make sure you know your course well. A few years ago I was running in the the dark and rain and had a head lamp on over my running hat. I would tilt the brim down to block the oncoming car lights so I could still see the ground and not get blinded. That worked fine until all the sudden . . . BLAM . . . my head snapped back and I almost hit the ground. There was a 5'11" tree branch that caught my 6'1" head. The only injury was a slightly strained ab muscle. I thought about telling the home owners to cut the branch as it was a hazard. But, I think they must have seen me bonk because the branch was gone the next week.
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