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Old 06-11-2012, 02:44 PM   #91
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I see a lot of people mention the Couch to 5k apps, and I had been looking at those, but I see there are a lot of different apps for the iPhone that say Couch to 5k. For those of you who have used them, which one(s) do you recommend? (or NOT recommend ) Thanks!
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:39 PM   #92
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Hello All! I am just getting started in running ( ok - I'm really just walking at a rate of 3.5-4 mph for 2-4 miles a day so far, but want to start bumping it up to a jog, and work my way up from there) And I am interested in starting with the CC 5k in 2013 (with the hopes of working up to doing the Coast to Coast Half in 2014) I see a lot of people mention the Couch to 5k apps, and I had been looking at those, but I see there are a lot of different apps for the iPhone that say Couch to 5k. For those of you who have used them, which one(s) do you recommend? (or NOT recommend ) Thanks!
I use an app called "C25K Free" by Zen Labs. It has a little pink ribbon in the corner of the logo because they say they support a breast cancer research fund. I've been very happy with it and I think they have 10k and 1/2 marathon ones as well. You can play playlists from your music library with it. A friend uses a podcast she loads every week from a website called "Running Into Shape" but you have to go along with the host's music selection. I also use MapMyRun at the same time, which I also really love. It chimes it at every mile to tell me what my pace is, which was really motivating during the two 5Ks I ran. (Ok, ran-walked, really)
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:11 PM   #93
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....Children have been allowed to run (my dd10 ran with me 2 years ago) but reports recently are 18+ only. ....
My son, 15 turning 16 on the cruise was looking forward to the 5K.... will not be happy if they don't let him do it.

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Old 06-11-2012, 05:13 PM   #94
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My understanding is that the new age guideline is 12 years and up.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:30 PM   #95
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I want to echo those who posted about the heat and humidity. Please be careful and keep your expectations and pace slower than usual.
So, since my usual pace is "snail" I should adjust my expectations and go at "tortoise."

Seriously though, I really want to do a Disney race, and this seems like a nice, laid back way to get into it. Very excited!
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:48 PM   #96
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Hi is the kids club already set up at this time so I can drop them off there before the race?
I was wondering this as well. Both my DH and I would like to run it, but we will have a 2 year old and 5 year old with us.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #97
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Medal for CC 5k

Silly question - I know - but why do some people get medals for the CC 5k and others get a certificate days later?
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:36 PM   #98
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Silly question - I know - but why do some people get medals for the CC 5k and others get a certificate days later?
I received a medal when I completed the 5k in March. I could only guess that maybe they run out of medals and send out certificates to those people who did not receive a medal.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:15 PM   #100
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Silly question - I know - but why do some people get medals for the CC 5k and others get a certificate days later?
For what I've seen, heard and read, the CC5k has been a work in progress for a while. In the beginning, some people got nothing, not even a bib. Then it grew and there were some add-ons (bibs, certificates etc.).

It really sounds like over the last year, DCL has worked with runDisney to standardize the event. The course is now marked with water stations, a time clock has been added, there are now CC5k t-shirts available to purchase etc. The very first time I ran it, it was HIGHLY DISORGANIZED!!! The most recent still wasn't perfectly polished, but definitely more like a 5k you'd pay to run. The most recent race was the first in which I received the medal at the finish.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:35 PM   #101
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As PP mentioned, the 5K appears to be a work in progress. We have done the 5k more than 75 times in the past 15 years. They used to give out bottles of water and a nice DCL water bottle for finishing. They have changed quite a few things over that time including the route. When we ran it a couple of months ago, you received a bib with a number, a finishers "medal" (which is actually plastic and the same medal they give out to winners of trivia contests, etc), and a finisher's certificate. However, there has been times we missed the certificate or the medal depending on the inventory in the ship.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:52 PM   #102
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They must have a lot of the certificates and "medals". On the 6/23 Fantasy cruise we broke the record with the most participants. We have 115 I think. They did run out of medals and said they were taking room #'s to get them delivered later.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:43 PM   #103
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Do you get off the boat early if you are doing the race? I am doing the Marine Corp Marathon later this year so the distance is not an issue, but I don't want to miss much CC time either.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:23 PM   #104
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Hi is the kids club already set up at this time so I can drop them off there before the race?
The kids club/nursery usually opens at 9 and the check-in for the race is 8:30-8:45. We booked nursery time, but it was too close for DH to try it. However, he probably could have caught up to us since he had to walk to the starting point but it would have been cutting it close. If you want to try it, have everyone go to the run meeting and sign in (take your KITW and ID). Have someone take the kids to the kids area and be there as soon as it opens, then book it off the ship and head toward the run start. Chances are you will catch up to the group since they stop to take a picture with Goofy and then walk to the start area. Only problem might be if there is a crowd at disembarkation - the runners use a different place to get off the ship to avoid a crowd.

If you want to run WITH the kiddos, there is a group of jogging strollers on the way. You can grab one and toss the kids in. First-come, first-served, but you are probably going to be the first group of people to get there.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:23 PM   #105
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Do you get off the boat early if you are doing the race? I am doing the Marine Corp Marathon later this year so the distance is not an issue, but I don't want to miss much CC time either.
Hello, no you don't get off the ship early...you meet in one of the lounges by 8:45 to get your race bib, then the whole group walks all the way to the bike rental area where the 5k starts. You will miss a bit of time on CC unless you decide to bring your swimsuit and stuff with you. Otherwise, you've got to go all the way back to the ship to change. We got back to the ship about 10:00, woke our kids, grabbed some quick breakfast and got back to CC around 11. To us, it wasn't too big of a deal because we were on the 5 day double dip cruise, so we had 2 days at CC. They don't close the beach until about 4:30 though, so you should still have enough time.
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