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Old 07-09-2012, 04:13 PM   #211
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I made reservations at Castle Inn in January. I have older children so need a larger room. Has anyone stayed at this property? how is this is in relation to starting line?
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:19 PM   #212
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Here's a good map showing where hotels are located. Starting line is on Disneyland Dr.

http://www.accommodationsneardisney....nd/default.asp

Doesn't look to far to me! Finish line is the yellow box under the Green box with Paradise Pier and Disneyland Hotel. At least that was the deal last year I was told!

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I booked my plane tickets today. Room: booked. Plane: booked. Registration: done. Tickets: getting them July 30 (upgrading to an AP that day) Training: yeaaahhhh, about that....

I got the ok from the PT to get started running again. I did 2 half miles runs last week, two one mile runs, and then today--- drum roll--- a full 2 miles! I'm feeling good! Finally. My darn ITB was really really bad. Hoping that I can get be in full training mode come September per the plan.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:40 PM   #213
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I made reservations at Castle Inn in January. I have older children so need a larger room. Has anyone stayed at this property? how is this is in relation to starting line?
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Here's a good map showing where hotels are located. Starting line is on Disneyland Dr.

http://www.accommodationsneardisney....nd/default.asp

Doesn't look to far to me! Finish line is the yellow box under the Green box with Paradise Pier and Disneyland Hotel. At least that was the deal last year I was told!
It's not that far. If you just walk up to Katella and down Harbor, you're there. The Finish Line was at the parking lot on the corner next to PP and the staging area is in the same place.

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I got the ok from the PT to get started running again. I did 2 half miles runs last week, two one mile runs, and then today--- drum roll--- a full 2 miles! I'm feeling good! Finally. My darn ITB was really really bad. Hoping that I can get be in full training mode come September per the plan.
Yay!!
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:56 PM   #214
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I am waiting to book plane tickets to see what SWA has. they only are doing reservations until 1/4/13 right now. Hopefully can cross that off list next month.

then i just have to figure out the rest of the vacation since we are going to stay for a few days after.

I don't mind walking but I would like to not walk far - either on this day or if I want to come back from park later that week.

i reserved in march for 129 - 3 beds so i thought was a good deal.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:57 PM   #215
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awesome

Awesome that you got the okay to get back to training.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:00 PM   #216
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I am waiting to book plane tickets to see what SWA has. they only are doing reservations until 1/4/13 right now. Hopefully can cross that off list next month.

then i just have to figure out the rest of the vacation since we are going to stay for a few days after.

I don't mind walking but I would like to not walk far - either on this day or if I want to come back from park later that week.

i reserved in march for 129 - 3 beds so i thought was a good deal.
SWA is good to go! Today they opened up flights until Feb 13. I booked mine!
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:13 PM   #217
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I don't mind walking but I would like to not walk far - either on this day or if I want to come back from park later that week.

i reserved in march for 129 - 3 beds so i thought was a good deal.
$129 for 3 beds is a great deal! The walk from the corner of Harbor to the corner of DL Dr (across the street from the parking lot), is about 1/2 mile to give you an idea. That's the shortest way to/from the race. The walk to the parks are about the same, maybe a little less. Hopefully weather won't be bad, so the walks will be good.

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SWA is good to go! Today they opened up flights until Feb 13. I booked mine!
I just replied to someone on the DL thread ~ watch in Oct. Last year they had a huge sale, one of their rates based on mileage sales. I'm in Cali so it was cheaper, but I got my RT for only $70. I'll have to check out times for that weekend though to figure everything out.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:53 PM   #218
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I think I bought my Princess tickets last year with that sale. It's awesome if it happens again. I have DING on my computer, so fingers crossed. My tickets for Tink are rapid rewards points, but if I could somehow manage to get Tink and Princess paid on RR points, I am going to be partying like a rock star.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:57 PM   #219
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I love those points!! B/w points and some left over vouchers, I got a trip to Vegas for $2.50! I just wish they would fly from CA to MCO faster so I could use them for WDW.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #220
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:04 AM   #221
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Sometimes have ding specials but sea to lax for four people 908 and don't have to pay for bags. That's there best feature lol. That would be at least 200 more dollars on another airline.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:01 AM   #222
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Ooh! Great advice to wait until Oct! Right now they're offering fares as low as $78 each way from OAK to SNA. I'm usually an impatient shopper and the thought of passing up on these prices and taking the chance that they'll go up almost drives me insane. BUT, if I can get a RT ticket for ~$70 then it's worth the insanity, right? Especially if I plan on being there for almost 4 full days. I'll need the extra $$ for the hotel! I'll be going to DL next week and my brother is buying my park hopper ticket as a belated birthday present. I think I'm going to use this opportunity to upgrade to a Deluxe Annual Pass. Only $269 that I'll have to pay and it will DEFINITELY be worth it if I'm there for 4 days in January.

I remember flying from SEA to SNA before. Southwest didn't offer flights to SNA from SEA (not sure if they do now) so I had to fly Alaska instead. Much more expensive and I didn't earn any Rapid Rewards AND I had to pay to check my bag! I would have chosen another airport but I was meeting people at SNA since they were flying in from OAK. Although I do miss the PNW, I'm glad to be back in the Bay for now!
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:56 AM   #223
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Ooh! Great advice to wait until Oct! Right now they're offering fares as low as $78 each way from OAK to SNA. I'll be going to DL next week and my brother is buying my park hopper ticket as a belated birthday present. I think I'm going to use this opportunity to upgrade to a Deluxe Annual Pass.
If you can get a ride or a shuttle, also play around w/ SFO and SJ. I always check all 3 b/c the times and $ change w/ each one. And if you wanted to, you could always buy the tix now and change it later if/hopefully when they have the sale. Then you could use the extra $ to go down for another trip.

And about your pass, 1 of the best things if that you'll get a discount on race merchandise at the expo. The disney stuff not the vendors, but it still saves you $.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:05 PM   #224
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SFO and SJ are definitely options, and I always check those too. Sometimes flying out of SFO is cheaper than OAK, but sometimes not cheap enough to beat the convenience of flying out of OAK.

I just might have enough Rapid Reward points to buy a one-way ticket, and then have to use some CapitalOne miles to buy the return ticket. I wonder if that might work against me if there is a sale later in the year.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:43 PM   #225
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I am registered and nervous. I am running/walking a 1/2 in September at home. I am currently training about 16 min a mile. I am hoping to get to 14 by the race day. I am so nervous about getting swept. I am hoping to get a good time in September to move up corrals.

Any advice to newbie?

Also thanks for the WW advice. I do WW also.

Jeff - you advise to eat AP but what about WPA points.

Saturday I did the longest run ever of my life - and I was proud of myself - and I earned 13 AP. I had already had all WPA for week. I did not lose either.
Do you mean the 49 weekly points? Use those like you would when you are not training. We are always training for something so we have gotten used to just using the AP that we earn.

One thing to remember about nutrtion and training is that you need to replenish what your body needs during a workout and not replace what it has already used. Your body burns fuel (food) and fat reserves when you are doing a workout. If you burn 200 calories in 1 hour you do not need to replace 200 calories. You need to replenish the fuel so your body is burning a balance between the food and fat.

If you do not eat enough during a workout your body will look for other forms of fuel and will start using your glycogen reserve which will last about a max of 45 minutes for most people. If you use up your glycogen you will pretty much hit a wall and not be able to go any farther short of crawling. My point is eat about 100 calories every 45 minutes, drink 20-26 oz of water every hour and use the electrolyte you prefer and you won't have to worry much about hitting a wall.

You will use part of the AP you earn during the workout and most of the rest should be used during your post workout meal. Don't skimp on the post workout meal since that is what really helps with your recovery.
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