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Old 11-17-2012, 06:35 PM   #3676
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Princesses, I'm having a conflict. Today for my training plan I need to run 6 miles, and it'll be the farthest distance I've run, ever. Last week I did 5 miles for my long run and knocked it out of the park.

My issue is.... I found a 10k on thanksgiving which would be early enough to submit a time to Disney. But two things: one, I'm not sure I'll have a decent time to submit if I'm not ready to run that far... two, it's 2 hours away so I would have to wake up early and drive there, by myself on thanksgiving day .

Should I try it out anyways?? After my run tonight I guess I'll see how I feel... I'm thinking I should though.. There's a local 10k I can run but I'd have to bring my results to the race because it's the day after the last day to submit. Which is still soon! AHH I don't know what to do!

I'd probably run the local one and bring the time with me to the expo. Just a personal preference. You'll be great and def ready for a 10k on Thanksgiving!!
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Princesses, I'm having a conflict. Today for my training plan I need to run 6 miles, and it'll be the farthest distance I've run, ever. Last week I did 5 miles for my long run and knocked it out of the park.

My issue is.... I found a 10k on thanksgiving which would be early enough to submit a time to Disney. But two things: one, I'm not sure I'll have a decent time to submit if I'm not ready to run that far... two, it's 2 hours away so I would have to wake up early and drive there, by myself on thanksgiving day .

Should I try it out anyways?? After my run tonight I guess I'll see how I feel... I'm thinking I should though.. There's a local 10k I can run but I'd have to bring my results to the race because it's the day after the last day to submit. Which is still soon! AHH I don't know what to do!
If you don't mind the drive I'd do it! Thanksgiving runs are always fun so hopefully you'll do great and have fun doing it! My area does a 5 miler every Thanksgiving that we like to do to reduce the guilt of the second helping of pumpkin pie later in the day! We missed it last year because we went to WDW for the holiday and are missing it again this year for the same reason! I'm gonna get my long run in Wednesday before we fly out and the plan is to get in at least a 4 or 5 miler while there...we'll see how that pans out
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:45 PM   #3678
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At least you have a 10k or greater to run before the race. In DC, MD and northern VA before PHM there is nothing. There's a 5 miler but that isn't long enough.

You should do the one you think is best but having to drive 2 hrs after running is tough. Even if you take your time with you its not such a big deal.

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I don't know if there are still openings, but on Active.com there are several listed. Search running 10k.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:58 PM   #3679
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Need Motivation!!

I am getting way off track in my training and need some motivation! I ran the Disneyland 1/2 in September (my first 1/2, SO much fun!), but have had a hard time with training since then. Wrapped up one job and started a new one the next day - running has gotten pushed to the back burner. Now it is hunting season, which always makes me a bit nervous for running, and it is cold and dark in the morning before work and in the evening following work.

I've got my race registration, hotel reservation, and airline tickets... but I seriously need to kick it into gear to get back in shape for this race. Any advice for sticking with training in the cold weather/dark days/busy holiday season?
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:10 PM   #3680
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Just finished my 6 mile run tonight guys feelin' a bit pooped, but I averaged an 11:06 mm. I stopped for a brief second to take a picture of the sunset, then proceeded to drop my phone like a doof . Didn't break it though!! I also went adventuring out on the main roads. I'm not used to the hills out there, oye!! But I feel good, and I'm proud! 1:07:55 was my finishing time . Here is the photo that almost cost me my phone, haha!
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At least you have a 10k or greater to run before the race. In DC, MD and northern VA before PHM there is nothing. There's a 5 miler but that isn't long enough.

You should do the one you think is best but having to drive 2 hrs after running is tough. Even if you take your time with you its not such a big deal.

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NOTHING in the surrounding areas?! Wow! I'm really sorry to hear that. There are only two 10k's that are nearby for me. And that's within the next month which I wasn't feeling ready for.. I figured it was just AZ though, holdin' out on the races! Maybe something will come up for you best wishes.

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If turning in a time early is important to you, I'd do it. If you did great at 5 you'll be great at a 10k with the race environment pushing you. I don't think it would be a nightmare at all

But waiting and taking to expo is really no big deal! Super easy process.

So it's really just up to you on if you want to make the drive. Good luck!

I'm doing a 5k turkey trot with the whole family. My DH, who hasn't run in years, could probably still turn in a much faster time than me. He gets to push the stroller. Lol. Since we will be running with a 9 ye old, 7yr old and 5 yr old (plus stroller) I Imagine this will be the slowest "trot" on record. Ha! The 5 yr old is already whining about it, even though he can easily run 3.1 miles. Easily. @@
A 5 year old doing 3.1 miles?! Impressive! I had no desire to do that at 5. Or 10. Or 15. Now I'm 23 and finally enjoying running hahah. Thanks for your encouragement! I'm already feeling better about it
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I'd probably run the local one and bring the time with me to the expo. Just a personal preference. You'll be great and def ready for a 10k on Thanksgiving!!
Aw thank you!!
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If you don't mind the drive I'd do it! Thanksgiving runs are always fun so hopefully you'll do great and have fun doing it! My area does a 5 miler every Thanksgiving that we like to do to reduce the guilt of the second helping of pumpkin pie later in the day! We missed it last year because we went to WDW for the holiday and are missing it again this year for the same reason! I'm gonna get my long run in Wednesday before we fly out and the plan is to get in at least a 4 or 5 miler while there...we'll see how that pans out
So jealous you'll be in WDW! Take me with you, I promise I'll try and fit in a piece of luggage . And that's a major reason why I would probably make the drive - so I can eat more! Yum Green bean casserole... pie... stuffing... rolls... turkeyyy. fooooooood. We DO have a local 5k but... I want a 10k! hahah
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:01 PM   #3681
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Just finished my 6 mile run tonight guys feelin' a bit pooped, but I averaged an 11:06 mm. I stopped for a brief second to take a picture of the sunset, then proceeded to drop my phone like a doof . Didn't break it though!! I also went adventuring out on the main roads. I'm not used to the hills out there, oye!! But I feel good, and I'm proud! 1:07:55 was my finishing time . Here is the photo that almost cost me my phone, haha!
The picture of the sunset was beautiful !!!! We've had a gloomy day raining on and off. No running on the track tomorrow for me...I've got to hit the treadmill. But at least I'm watching a cool series of behind of scenes of Disney Parks. It really helps pass the time on TM.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:06 PM   #3682
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I am getting way off track in my training and need some motivation! I ran the Disneyland 1/2 in September (my first 1/2, SO much fun!), but have had a hard time with training since then. Wrapped up one job and started a new one the next day - running has gotten pushed to the back burner. Now it is hunting season, which always makes me a bit nervous for running, and it is cold and dark in the morning before work and in the evening following work.

I've got my race registration, hotel reservation, and airline tickets... but I seriously need to kick it into gear to get back in shape for this race. Any advice for sticking with training in the cold weather/dark days/busy holiday season?
My advice is to get some great warm gear that's reflective/lighted. I run almost exclusively after work, and therefore I have stuff that makes me visible from space.

I have a safety vest, neon hat, headlamp, knuckle lights (just got these and they're AWESOME, don't even need the headlamp with them), neon green half-zip warm top (brooks nightlife stuff from last year is cheap on Sierra Trading Post right now), and shoes that have 360 degrees of reflectivity (Nike Lunar Glide). I look completely comical, but no cars or hunters are going to miss me!

That way, there are no excuses! I love running in the evenings--it sort of washes all the blah of the day out of my brain and body and gives me a reset button for the night and the next day.

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:04 AM   #3683
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Hey there mamacate I would really live to walk to the race too. We are at POR - maybe as things get closer we can set it up? I remember talk about it last year but they couldnt find a "veteran" to lead the way...have you done it before?
Hi Dreamer,

I haven't done it before, but I did look at where we'd need to go quite carefully last year, and then I chickened out. There was too much going on--I had a sitter for my DD whom I had come at 2:30 am and I just felt like I should go with the flow, plus I worried that there would be barriers set up. If there were, they were just those orange plastic fences that are easily jumped or crawled under.

I think I'm game this year. Let's rally a group and do it. There really was nothing to recommend the bus ride and subsequent mile-long walk (congested with portapotty lines) to the corrals.



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Old 11-18-2012, 12:52 AM   #3684
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Hi, girls!

Just wanted to say a big THANKS for your encouraging words as a fluffy first-timer!

Been under the weather all week...so feeling a but discouraged about losing a whole week of training. This is such a friendly thread, though, and has lifted my spirits quite a bit.

Looking forward to finishing my first half!
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:18 AM   #3686
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I am getting way off track in my training and need some motivation! I ran the Disneyland 1/2 in September (my first 1/2, SO much fun!), but have had a hard time with training since then. Wrapped up one job and started a new one the next day - running has gotten pushed to the back burner. Now it is hunting season, which always makes me a bit nervous for running, and it is cold and dark in the morning before work and in the evening following work.

I've got my race registration, hotel reservation, and airline tickets... but I seriously need to kick it into gear to get back in shape for this race. Any advice for sticking with training in the cold weather/dark days/busy holiday season?
I'm right there with you! I haven't run a single step in 3 weeks. I don't feel safe running here in the dark and life has been getting in the way of going to the gym. Plus, it seems like we've hit the never ending winter cold season.

Just bought some new UA tights, so I'm forcing myself out in the cold this morning to try them!
Submitted my time for corral placement this week, so that also made it a bit more real.

Truth be told, I think a lot of people are struggling right now---my feed on Daily Mile barely moves anymore. I think it's just that time of year. No real advice, but congrats on the new job!

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My advice is to get some great warm gear that's reflective/lighted. I run almost exclusively after work, and therefore I have stuff that makes me visible from space.

I have a safety vest, neon hat, headlamp, knuckle lights (just got these and they're AWESOME, don't even need the headlamp with them), neon green half-zip warm top (brooks nightlife stuff from last year is cheap on Sierra Trading Post right now), and shoes that have 360 degrees of reflectivity (Nike Lunar Glide). I look completely comical, but no cars or hunters are going to miss me!

That way, there are no excuses! I love running in the evenings--it sort of washes all the blah of the day out of my brain and body and gives me a reset button for the night and the next day.

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Thanks! This is helpful. I'm going to look for knuckle lights and reflective gear right now.

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I'm right there with you! I haven't run a single step in 3 weeks. I don't feel safe running here in the dark and life has been getting in the way of going to the gym. Plus, it seems like we've hit the never ending winter cold season.

Just bought some new UA tights, so I'm forcing myself out in the cold this morning to try them!
Submitted my time for corral placement this week, so that also made it a bit more real.

Truth be told, I think a lot of people are struggling right now---my feed on Daily Mile barely moves anymore. I think it's just that time of year. No real advice, but congrats on the new job!

Here's your ::kick in the tutu:: Now go run!
Thanks for the kick in the tutu! And congrats on submitting your time! Can't wait to see which corrals we end up in.
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At least you have a 10k or greater to run before the race. In DC, MD and northern VA before PHM there is nothing. There's a 5 miler but that isn't long enough.
I don't know what time frame you were looking for, or how far out you want to go but here are the two races I was looking at for my next:

http://www.active.com/running/leesbu...k-fun-run-2012

http://www.ringinginhope.com/December312011race.html

I have to work on the 31st so I'll be at the Leesurg on on the 1st.
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I don't know what time frame you were looking for, or how far out you want to go but here are the two races I was looking at for my next:

http://www.active.com/running/leesbu...k-fun-run-2012

http://www.ringinginhope.com/December312011race.html

I have to work on the 31st so I'll be at the Leesurg on on the 1st.
Thanks I she the ringing in the hope one but I have to work so maybe the leesburg one will work. How can you tell its a chip timed race?

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Old 11-18-2012, 08:05 AM   #3690
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I don't know what time frame you were looking for, or how far out you want to go but here are the two races I was looking at for my next:

http://www.active.com/running/leesbu...k-fun-run-2012

http://www.ringinginhope.com/December312011race.html

I have to work on the 31st so I'll be at the Leesurg on on the 1st.
Just looked at the Rotary run on the 1st and that's for 2012 I am not sure they are doing it this year

***update***

Here is the link for the race for 2013
http://www.runwashington.com/index.p...ils&race=10963

Fyi if you have never run in Moreven Park where the race is those aren't rolling hills my husband did he Spartan race there and when I suggested this he said NO he said the hills are a bit hard.


Thanks for the suggestion

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