Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-08-2013, 06:41 PM   #406
FIREFIGHTERMICKEY
Mouseketeer
 
FIREFIGHTERMICKEY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: POQUOSON VIRGINIA
Posts: 191

I'm running the 2013 TOwer of Terri 10 miler. Super excited.
__________________
FIREFIGHTERMICKEY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 07:49 PM   #407
nannylori
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: hampton bays,ny, and Key West,Fla,usa
Posts: 393

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kristen K View Post
YES! Kinder, gentler and magical. I can tell you from personal experience with people I was coaching last year at the 5K's that I have seen Disney give golf cart rides to people struggling in the very back rides up the course a bit and drop them off again to give them a bit of a boost in getting to the end. When the route goes through Epcot they close part of an out and back down at a certain point giving the people in the very back of the back a shorter course to complete. Everyone gets to cross that finish line and have a medal put around their neck. :-) It's kinder, gentler and MUCH more supportive.

It is a little stricter with the Halfs because they are on the roads, but this is Disney, it's not about shaming the penguins. I've had friends who have been swept, and all of them have said that it was a supportive environment. Plus, when they stepped out of the van, there were people there to put a medal around their neck too. Though there are plenty of elites on the course setting records and winning cash prizes, runDisney is about getting out there and having fun, about trying your best and loving the journey. No worries about having to dive off a bridge.

Thank-you very much for that info. Between you and that great Firefighter,I can honestly say my anxiety has been " swept away".
Being picked up and dropped off further down the course is beyond supportive,kinda unbelievable!
When walking the KW 5k,there was a man on a corner with a piano on wheels playing great boogie woogie music. Further down the course,there was a HUGE,about 8ft. Tall,juke box playing AND blowing bubbles. Some of the volunteers wore costumes while cheering us on. Every couple of minutes I could laugh and smile and it made me less serious and concerned about my performance .....helped me to lighten up on myself. I can only imagine how amazing it must be to walk or do a run while totally surrounded by all that Disney!!!!!!
nannylori is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 03-09-2013, 09:34 AM   #408
GBBTomorrow
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 951

Quote:
Originally Posted by FIREFIGHTERMICKEY
I'm running the 2013 TOwer of Terri 10 miler. Super excited.
I hope to be doing this race too. We did the 2012, but DH ran with a significant fever (yes, tried to talk him out of it, but he didn't want to let me down), so the afterparty wasn't the best for us, though it looked awesome otherwise. Looking forward to a healthier experience this year!
GBBTomorrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 05:59 PM   #409
jahber
DIS Veteran
 
jahber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,134

Quote:
Originally Posted by kihart

Hey-I am curious about the 1/2 marathon weekend. We are thinking about doing the family 5k next year that is in the early morning same day this cruise leaves, that way my daughter can participate. But how hard core are they about getting you off the course if they think your pace isn't fast enough? My mom has a bad knee, but can still walk at fairly good pace, and wants to do this with us. I am going in search of other RunDisney threads right after I send this. TIA!
My daughter and I basically walked the 5k because I wanted to be rested for the Princess half the next day. We walked about 80% of it and jogged nice and easy for the rest. We stopped for quick photos and one long line for Donald and Daisy. We finished in exactly one hour and there were plenty of people still on the course behind us.

As for waking the half, I would say train, train, train! The sweepers are nice, but firm. The bus will park itself in front of you on the course and then that's it! I would have been pretty disappointed in myself personally if I hadn't finished because I was getting my picture taken. If all you want is character pics, it's much cheaper to buy a park ticket . That said, sometimes you just gotta' jump in and give it a try! And I think Disney is perfect for a first-timer. Very relaxed and newbie-friendly. It was the hardest thing I ever did (well, after childbirth) and the most personally rewarding, as well. Amazing experience! You never know what you're capable of until you try!

And I'd love to hear everyone's experiences/bragging after they do the CC 5K. It's no small thing to commit to 3.1 miles while on vacation!!!!!!
__________________
Wonder 7-night Alaska 9/13
Dream 4-night Bahamas Halloween 2012
Fantasy 7-night Western 9/12
Dream 4-night Bahamas 5/12
WDW too many times to count!
jahber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 06:41 PM   #410
HiMagicFan
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 821

Thought So 2!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grooovertoo View Post
Nice job on the video!
Thank you for doing this! I thought the video was great also.

I am NOT a runner but am trying to get into it to do the Tower of Terror 10miler. I can sometimes walk fast than I run. I am building up to this trip with some 5kz here at home and knowing how this is was great!

HiMagicFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 06:52 PM   #411
HiMagicFan
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 821

tower of terror 2!

I am doing the TOT also - we have a Great Aloha Run which is 8 miles and I usually walk that just over 2 hours but just under 2-1/2 hours - depending on the day. I figure if I can walk this, then I have a shot of getting my time up so that I can use the restroom and take pics with the characters and won't be swept (my biggest fear). After hearing about it from you all, I am gonna keep my course - here's hoping I start actually running soon instead of walking fast

all your positive feedback reminds me of someone (minnelor) who passed in one of the tornados two years ago and was very encouraging to me - thanks for keeping the spirit.

THANKS!
HiMagicFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 04:27 PM   #412
tkelly71
Earning My Ears
 
tkelly71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ripley, WV
Posts: 20

Quote:
Originally Posted by PlutosMom319 View Post
My 1st time on the Dream, we didn't know anything about the CC5K until after it had been run.
We are going on again this April and I am so looking forward to this and will be crossing the finish line even if I have to crawl over it I've never slogged (that's what I call my slow jogging) in that kind of heat/humidity before.


Hey we're on the same cruise My daughter is an avid runner and is plannign on doing the run, I want to do it with her but I don't want to be the last across the finish line. I am not a runner but I can walk. My son my run too.

Look forward to meeting you PlutosMom319
__________________
SIZE=5]Teresa[/SIZE]

Disneyland 1979
Disneyland 1991
WDW 2007
Disney Dream- 3 night April 2013
Disney Fantasy-7 Night- April 2014
tkelly71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 05:29 PM   #413
amanda202
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 33

Quote:
Originally Posted by tkelly71

Hey we're on the same cruise My daughter is an avid runner and is plannign on doing the run, I want to do it with her but I don't want to be the last across the finish line. I am not a runner but I can walk. My son my run too.

Look forward to meeting you PlutosMom319
Being last is better than not starting at all. You should do it.
__________________
Amanda
----

Disney Wonder 10/23/10
Disney Dream 12/02/12
amanda202 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 05:55 PM   #414
hamm1207
Alaskan DIS Veteran
 
hamm1207's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Alaska
Posts: 1,311

I am thinking about doing the CC5K, but I am not a runner what so ever (partially due to injury that prevents me from running), so how bad does it look to walk the 5K?
__________________
Sarah



May 2010 Bahamas Cruise Disney Wonder January 26-30, 2011 Disney Dream Maiden VoyageApril 27-May 3, 2011 West Coast Repo Disney Wonder December 4-11, 2011 Mexican Riviera Disney Wonder Eastern Caribbean - April 13-20, 2012 Disney Magic First Galveston Cruise - Sept 22-29, 2012 Disney Magic Bahamas Dream - Sept 30-Oct 4, 2012 Disney DreamApril 28-May 2, 2013 Disney Dream BahamasMay 4-11, 2013 Disney Fantasy Eastern CaribbeanOctober 27-November 1, 2013 Disney Magic out of Miami May 19, 2014 West Coast Repo-Disney Wonder May 24, 2014 Alaska Cruise-Disney Wonder
hamm1207 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 10:19 PM   #415
mom2val
Can't wait to go back
 
mom2val's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: usa
Posts: 1,449

With the exception of chasing our dog when it escapes I have not ran in 22 years and even then I never did more than 1 mile in high school gym class. I really want to do the 5k though. It will be just a few weeks after my 40th bday when we cruise. I downloaded one of those 5k training apps for my phone. I also went online and ordered sneakers. I have not worn sneakers in 10 years. I will let y'all know in a month how I am doing.
__________________
2005 CBR, 2008 AKL, 2009 Pop, 2010 POFQ, 2011 Pop, 2012 DCL Magic, 2013 DCL Wonder
mom2val is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 01:07 AM   #416
bumbershoot
DIS Veteran
 
bumbershoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Tacoma WA
Posts: 43,379

Quote:
Originally Posted by mom2val View Post
With the exception of chasing our dog when it escapes I have not ran in 22 years and even then I never did more than 1 mile in high school gym class. I really want to do the 5k though. It will be just a few weeks after my 40th bday when we cruise. I downloaded one of those 5k training apps for my phone. I also went online and ordered sneakers. I have not worn sneakers in 10 years. I will let y'all know in a month how I am doing.
Do not be afraid to repeat weeks! If you can't move up to the next level, don't. Just do that run until you are OK. There are so many systems in the body that are going to be doing things they haven't done in a long time. Let the heart, the veins, the arteries, the muscles, and the lungs all get on the same page.

It took me longer than the prescribed time to do the couch to 5K, and I was the better for it. And I could not believe how much it helped my weight loss efforts! (but my body has ALWAYS loved running more than almost any other activity)
__________________

Made weight goal 1yr8m8days after starting...currently maintaining 85 lb loss thanks to Weight Watchers!
bumbershoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 01:45 AM   #417
moore523
Mouseketeer
 
moore523's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 133

I apologize if this has already been asked, I skimmed through the threads and didn't see it anywhere...

My husband is so excited to run the 5K, but we've read that the path isn't well marked. True or no?

Thanks!!
__________________
Honeymoon, WDW, May 1998

Walt Disney World "Family of 4" Vacations
August 2010
September 2011
March 2012
August 2013
April 2014


Disney's Vero Beach Resort
October 2012

Disney Cruise Line
April 2013
September 2014
moore523 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 03:08 AM   #418
bumbershoot
DIS Veteran
 
bumbershoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Tacoma WA
Posts: 43,379

No it's not really marked, BUT they showed us a map on the screen for quite a bit of time, and described the course, and it's not really *hard* to work out where you should go.

That said there were several runners going the opposite way on the loop than we were all supposed to go. That kinda bugged me; not sure why, but it did.
__________________

Made weight goal 1yr8m8days after starting...currently maintaining 85 lb loss thanks to Weight Watchers!
bumbershoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 07:36 AM   #419
cruisecrasher
DIS Veteran
 
cruisecrasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,739

Quote:
Originally Posted by hamm1207
I am thinking about doing the CC5K, but I am not a runner what so ever (partially due to injury that prevents me from running), so how bad does it look to walk the 5K?
People walk 5ks all the time. There were certainly some last time I ran it.
__________________
Lorelei (Lori); DH, Ben/KetchAggie; DS7, Chris (gluten); DD5, Kylee(dairy)
My Trip Reports can be found on my blog:
Adventures in the Great Wide Somewhere (My Blog on all things DCL, Food Allergy and Pixie Dust Related)
Upcoming Trips:


Upcoming Fantasy Cruise!
cruisecrasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 07:57 AM   #420
CanuckTraveller
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Near Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posts: 323

Quote:
Originally Posted by bumbershoot View Post
Do not be afraid to repeat weeks! If you can't move up to the next level, don't. Just do that run until you are OK. There are so many systems in the body that are going to be doing things they haven't done in a long time. Let the heart, the veins, the arteries, the muscles, and the lungs all get on the same page.

It took me longer than the prescribed time to do the couch to 5K, and I was the better for it. And I could not believe how much it helped my weight loss efforts! (but my body has ALWAYS loved running more than almost any other activity)
ITA.
I started C25K in October, just before I turned 38. I was always athletic as a kid, but could never run. CC5K gave me a goal, and I decided I was going to to it . C25K was perfect for me, I ended up doing the running sections very slowly (4.5mph), but finished every week. After I could run 5K (in over 40 mins), I started working on speed. Now I can run it in about 31 mins, hoping I can break the 30 minute barrier on Saturday when we are at Castaway Cay .
The other important things for me were stretching and a good recovery plan. I find chocolate milk really helps me rehydrate after a workout, and lessens the post-exercise muscle aches, but there are lots of ideas out there on running websites.
__________________
Upcoming:
NCL Breakaway March, 2014
DCL ??? 2015
African safari, July, 2016

Past:
DCL Dream/ WDW, March, 2013
NCL Jewel, New Year's Eve, 2012
NCL Star, New Year's, 2012
NCL Sun, New Year's, 2011
Land trips to all Canadian provinces, most of the eastern US, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Egypt, Columbia, Puerto Rico and a few others I can't remember as a child!
CanuckTraveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: