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Old 11-18-2012, 05:47 PM   #3721
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Hi! Welcome! If you don't do a 10k before the race they place you in further back corrals. Which I think leads to more anticipation because you see like, x amount starting and all you want to do is cross that start line! I would check your area for any 10k's and try it out. It's worth a shot for better placement. I don't know what the cut offs are for each corral? Or how many they have. I did my first for Disneyland Half in September and they had 8 corrals. I was placed in the 6th because it was my first one and I didn't know you could bring proof of time to the expo. So I learned this time around . Best of luck training!
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The 10Ks will give Disney an idea on what corral to place you. They don't require proof for any time given over 2:45 but anything under that you need to give a 10K or longer race time to prove your speed.

If you put 3:30 they will assume you are a walker and you might be in the back corral. If you think you will run faster than that, you can email them and change your estimated finish time. If you want to possibly move up to one of the earlier corrals, then do a 10K and that will show them where you should be starting from. It's not required unless you think you are finishing faster than 2:45.

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Thank you both! I'll have to continue with training and see what my time would realistically be. My longest run has been 6 miles, but it didn't feel too good. I need to start thinking about water, fuel, etc. I've just kind of been winging it.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:49 PM   #3722
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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. @@
Wow! Do you run with your kids? My 5 year old always wants to run with me, but I didn't think she could hack it. Maybe I should give her the benefit of the doubt...
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:55 PM   #3723
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Funny, I actually have a half marathon coming up in 2 weeks. I'm not expecting that time to be good enough to use though. It's my first one and I'm not trying for any sort of time. Plus, I really don't feel as "ready" for this race as I did for ToT. I don't really know why. I've kept up with all the training. I just feel more tired going into this one. I felt as prepared as I possibly could be for ToT and had a miserable race.
Try not to let the TOT race get to you. I think alot of us had bad runs during that race. I was very prepaired but that heat really set my time down. How does the saying go. Running is 10% physical and 90% mental?
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:16 PM   #3724
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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.
Thank you for the link. I missed the Rotary race. Years ago I walked the 4k short run. IF I can get back into training, I might try it, just to get back in. I am intimidated though because there are serious runners out here! I did a 10K in July and there were only 24 behind me at the end! My time was 1:20, which was a PR for me, but there were SO many in front of me, many of them running the whole thing!

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I'm new to this thread- so glad I found it! I registered back in Sept- have done a few full & half marathons with Team In Training- always walking- but I haven't done anything in 10 years. I saw a pic of the medal, so I knew I had to do this! Any suggestions on hotels? Do non- WDW resorts have transpo to the race?
I do not think the non-WDW resorts have transportation. You would need to drive yourself (leave EARLY) or take a taxi (again, leave EARLY)

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Funny, I actually have a half marathon coming up in 2 weeks. I'm not expecting that time to be good enough to use though. It's my first one and I'm not trying for any sort of time. Plus, I really don't feel as "ready" for this race as I did for ToT. I don't really know why. I've kept up with all the training. I just feel more tired going into this one. I felt as prepared as I possibly could be for ToT and had a miserable race.
I agree with another princess. Don't beat yourself up over the TOT. It was hot and humid. My 5k time was a PR (which I knew at that time), the 10K part had dropped severely due to a pottie break, and my final was way off where I had hopped to be due to foot pain. It doesn't bother me though. I finished a 10 mile race, which I had never done before. I also have a really COOL medal to show for it!!

As for those worrying about the "hills" in the race: be sure to add some hill work to your practice runs and you should be fine. When I am running, I run on a bike trail which has a slight incline heading out, plus my street is a hill. The ramp and the incline aren't "that" bad. If you prepare for them, you should be fine. It is those who don't know about them and train only on flat land that are shocked at them.

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Old 11-18-2012, 06:39 PM   #3725
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Is anyone planning on mostly walking the marathon solo?
I've read a lot of people who are walking and many of us will probably be doing a combo. My DH is having big time calf muscle issues so he may be walking all of it. On my really lazy workout days...I walk but I can walk a 13:38 min mile now...so if push came to shove and I couldn't run I will be walking
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:22 PM   #3726
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Help me out if you will. I was asked about the Princess Half and since I have not done this event I was not certain how to properly answer.The question posed to me basically is:
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Do the bibs say anything about the princess? Or is it just the colors? I picked (insert any princess name here), she's my fav, but I'm dressing in all (insert any color combination). Maybe I should change [princess name pick] too.
I would assume (you know what happens with that) the bibs are all the same color and have the Princess name and your first name on the bib. Is this correct? I did a Google image search and found some bibs with no name, princess name only and both first name and princess name. As far as color coordinating I am thinking that is not a huge issue, but this is all just me. I have never done a Disney event in anything but my WISH shirt.

Can anyone give some help here so the person who asked me can get some help?

(P.S. I may be participating in my first Princess Half, I know I've only got moments to decide.)
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:30 PM   #3727
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I've read a lot of people who are walking and many of us will probably be doing a combo. My DH is having big time calf muscle issues so he may be walking all of it. On my really lazy workout days...I walk but I can walk a 13:38 min mile now...so if push came to shove and I couldn't run I will be walking
I am hoping maybe some people around Orlando who are walking it solo might want to form a group or train together. Message me if anyone is game!
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:43 PM   #3728
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Help me out if you will. I was asked about the Princess Half and since I have not done this event I was not certain how to properly answer.The question posed to me basically is: I would assume (you know what happens with that) the bibs are all the same color and have the Princess name and your first name on the bib. Is this correct? I did a Google image search and found some bibs with no name, princess name only and both first name and princess name. As far as color coordinating I am thinking that is not a huge issue, but this is all just me. I have never done a Disney event in anything but my WISH shirt.

Can anyone give some help here so the person who asked me can get some help?

(P.S. I may be participating in my first Princess Half, I know I've only got moments to decide.)
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:45 PM   #3729
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Is there a b-tag in the bib? I have done races like that, where you just leave it on the bib.
All it says is you must have your bib number on at the end cause they will tear a piece of the bib off. I will call them

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:55 PM   #3730
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Help me out if you will. I was asked about the Princess Half and since I have not done this event I was not certain how to properly answer.The question posed to me basically is: I would assume (you know what happens with that) the bibs are all the same color and have the Princess name and your first name on the bib. Is this correct? I did a Google image search and found some bibs with no name, princess name only and both first name and princess name. As far as color coordinating I am thinking that is not a huge issue, but this is all just me. I have never done a Disney event in anything but my WISH shirt.

Can anyone give some help here so the person who asked me can get some help?

(P.S. I may be participating in my first Princess Half, I know I've only got moments to decide.)
The princess you choose at registration determines the color of the bib and the name of the princess also appears on the bib...at least it did in 2011. So if you really want to color coordinate with your bib, it will be important to pick the right princess!
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Thank you for the link. I missed the Rotary race. Years ago I walked the 4k short run. IF I can get back into training, I might try it, just to get back in. I am intimidated though because there are serious runners out here! I did a 10K in July and there were only 24 behind me at the end! My time was 1:20, which was a PR for me, but there were SO many in front of me, many of them running the whole thing!
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Rosermama posted the link for the 2013 Rotary, it you need it. My link has 2012, I kinda forgot about the year change!!

I agree it's hard to not be intimidated by the "serious" runners. I try to just start behind everyone, pass who I need to, and then hold steady for the race-that way I don't even see the fast ones! Actually though the worst part for me is getting pasted by the little kids! haha

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Wow! Do you run with your kids? My 5 year old always wants to run with me, but I didn't think she could hack it. Maybe I should give her the benefit of the doubt...
We do a little. I do not take them on training runs, but will take them on smaller runs. We go a lot slower, do 1:1 intervals, and I make sure it's not too hot or too cold when we go.

They have to run every Thursday at school for PE- they have 20 min to run as many laps as they can. The coaches count the laps and are trying to get the kids to a marathon by the end of the year.

My 5 year old did 9 laps (just shy of 2 miles!) last Thursday when I went up and ran with them. My 7 year old did 10 laps and my oldest (9) did 12. When they run with their friends they are just--- running! Being kids! It's fun. So I try to keep that idea when we run too.

We listen to music, we talk, I bribe (hey, if we make it to 2 miles we will get a Popsicle!)

I say take her around the block and see if she likes it. My DD is ONLY running because I told her if she can do a 5K I will take her one year with me to Princess so she can run with me there. She's just like her mommy- will only run for Disney trips. She isn't going this year, but she might be ready for it next year!
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Wow! Do you run with your kids? My 5 year old always wants to run with me, but I didn't think she could hack it. Maybe I should give her the benefit of the doubt...
Definitely do it! It's great to get kids started with healthy habits early. DS7 just ran his first 5K last weekend and runs with me about every other week. All 3 of mine are running the kids races at the PHM and my plan (because I am always planning 9 steps ahead) is that we will all do the 5K at the Tink Half in 2014. My 5 year old only does a mile or so with me because he gets whiney after that, but if yours is expressing an interest, take advantage and pounce now!
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The princess you choose at registration determines the color of the bib and the name of the princess also appears on the bib...at least it did in 2011. So if you really want to color coordinate with your bib, it will be important to pick the right princess!
What if I forgot which I picked....lol I don't really have one favorite so I may have clicked a random one.

LOL, I found it on my registration. I picked Rapunzel....
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Definitely do it! It's great to get kids started with healthy habits early. DS7 just ran his first 5K last weekend and runs with me about every other week. All 3 of mine are running the kids races at the PHM and my plan (because I am always planning 9 steps ahead) is that we will all do the 5K at the Tink Half in 2014. My 5 year old only does a mile or so with me because he gets whiney after that, but if yours is expressing an interest, take advantage and pounce now!
My 5 yr old whines from the start- we are doing a 5K turkey trot on Thursday and I am considering leaving him at home with the Grands. It's not that he CAN'T do it, just that it will NOT be pleasant to take him. LOL I'm really thinking the excitement of being at a REAL race and with the other kids will make him suck it up and deal. He runs everywhere- except when I want him to. Dudes!
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