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Old 01-31-2013, 06:44 PM   #1531
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Girlies...... if you didn't notice, I changed the title. (Thanks again Sherry!) I also updated the 1st couple of posts for next year. Now we can keep it going until next January!!

So who's in again for next year!?!

I was thinking of maybe splurging next year and staying at PP that way I'm really close, even though the walk from Harbor isn't bad. Although I heard you were able to walk back to Stovall's after the race this year vs. last year. We'll have to see what the prices look like.

And way off topic, but can I just rant about prices in NY. It's complete sticker shock from prices at DL and WDW. I was checking out hotels for marathon weekend just in case and even the HoJos is $250 a night.I found a nice one yesterday and when I went back on the site today, it went up $90 to $315. It's like they figure out it's marathon weekend and they double their prices. Thank god Disney doesn't do that.

I am so in for next year. I already told them at work that I was doing Tinker Bell again next year even if I had to find another job. It's on my weekend to work next year.

And try hotel prices in Washington DC. Prices for the Nike WHM in April for hotels are $300-600 a night. Even getting something outside DC and riding the metro in is still in the almost $300 range. Of course not as bad as a friend that paid $1000 a night to be in DC for the presidentail inaugaration

Looks like someone will be working extra at her job to pay for the hotel since we are going to make a 2 week vacation out of the DC trip.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:09 PM   #1532
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Best. Day. Ever!!!!!

Really amazing and special. Can't thank our benefactor enough for the opportunity. Spent hours inside. Great view of tiana singing from the balcony too!

I'll never forget how wonderful the CMs were to us as well.
As I read your 1st line, I totally pictured Rapunzel screaming that as she swings around the tree! Was there a time limit for the amount of time you spent up there or could you stay as long as you like?
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:32 PM   #1533
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As long as we liked. At least no one told us we had to go.

I used to say saddest ride at wdw is the magical express (bus) ride to airport

There's something sadder at DL though.

Taking the club 33 lift down! Lol

I really didn't want to go.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:36 PM   #1534
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You can so do this.

I started running June 24 2012. I am a outofshape overweight 50 yr old bad asthmatic who just completed her first Tinker Bell.

I did the Galloway and ran/walk/ran the race and finished in an upright position. I never saw the Balloon ladies or the sweepers and did not have one bit of trouble with my asthma during the race.

I dropped 20 pounds and increased my lung function so much in the 7 months from the start of my training to race day and my doctors are smiling bigger than me at my accomplishment. I had Jeff Galloway as a online trainer and he worked out a program for me that took my asthma and lower level of fitness into consideration and because of him I DID IT.

Start out just walking, walk to the end of the road, then walk to the next block, progress to that mile. Then add in a few jogging steps, then do the couch to 5k. Enter a few 5k races that are friendly to walkers. Complete one at a fast walk, then you will want to walk/run one. Then look out Tinker Bell.
You are really making me feel better about this! Well, registration isn't for a while so I have time to get started and work on losing some weight as well. I turn 40 in April, so I think doing something like this (even if it's just running the 5K) would be great to add to my list of life experiences.

Plus, DD (4) wants to go to see the fairies and already asked if Lord Milori & Queen Clarion (fairy royalty) will be there
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:55 PM   #1535
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You are really making me feel better about this! Well, registration isn't for a while so I have time to get started and work on losing some weight as well. I turn 40 in April, so I think doing something like this (even if it's just running the 5K) would be great to add to my list of life experiences.

Plus, DD (4) wants to go to see the fairies and already asked if Lord Milori & Queen Clarion (fairy royalty) will be there
Another thing to remember is that you will be training at elevation but running at sea level so it will be easier to run disney.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:46 PM   #1536
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Another thing to remember is that you will be training at elevation but running at sea level so it will be easier to run disney.
Oh yeah! I forgot about that. When my brother visits from Minnesota he always does CrossFit at the gym by our house and despite being in great shape he wants to keel over when he's done!

So, I brought this up on Facebook and I have a short list of people who are interested in forming a team! A few are serious runners and the others are amateurs like me (well, I'm a novice). SO excited to have set this as a goal and for the support here on the DIS and IRL too!
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:03 PM   #1537
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For those of you who stayed at DLH or PPH this year, was noise from the race start an issue for non runners in your room or at the hotel that you know of?
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:08 PM   #1538
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I think we woke up a smidge early because of the noise- but it really wasn't bad. I also heard some noise from the 5K though.

It's not terrible- but we were out of the room of course before they started sending runners off. So NO idea how loud it was in the room at that point with cheers and send off.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:40 PM   #1539
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I'm in! I'm in! Shooting for Legacy gosh darnit so of course I can't miss it. I seriously need to put the money away for it now so lack of funds don't make me miss out on registration.
I would like to keep going for Legacy too!
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You are really making me feel better about this! Well, registration isn't for a while so I have time to get started and work on losing some weight as well. I turn 40 in April, so I think doing something like this (even if it's just running the 5K) would be great to add to my list of life experiences.

Plus, DD (4) wants to go to see the fairies and already asked if Lord Milori & Queen Clarion (fairy royalty) will be there
I am a head coach in a running/walking group and the primary group I coach are the walkers. I also coach runners that do 4 minutes walking and 1 minute running. everyone that completes the program in the running group are able to finich a half marathon in under 3:30. Many of the members are weight challenged, but our program builds up the miles slowly so your body is able to handle the mileage by the time you are doing the race.

My suggestion would be to follow the Galloway training program for any of the Disney half marathons and start as soon as you can. Alter the program as you need to, but make sure you are steadily adding mileage even if it is only 1/2 mile each week. Set a 5k goal race far enough out so you have time to do sufficient training. After that do a 10k and if everything goes well you should try to do a half before the Timker Bell registration opens. Registration opens on July 9th so you have time to accomplish all of these. Make sure your first half has a very generous course limit (at least 4 hours). Some races even allow an early start for walkers or slower runners.

If you do choose to register for Tink you should submit a finish time of 2:45 even though you probably will not be able to do that time. This will give you a better chance of being put into corral C or D which will give you a 10-20 minute buffer in front of the sweepers.

Since you have asthma you should consult your doctor before starting a training program.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:39 PM   #1541
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Oh! I'm so in for next year. I don't know if it's going to be a family trip again or what.

However, (I'm putting this out there) I hope that it's just a drop off, seeing how we're looking to move back "home".
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:53 AM   #1542
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My wife and I will be doing the half again, and probably have our kids do the fun run. I might try to get our 6 (then 7) year old to be able to do the 5k, that would be a lot of fun!
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:05 PM   #1543
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Patty and Sarah ~ Good luck this weekend and safe travels! Hope the race and C2C goes well for you. Sarah, hope the flight isn't too long for you.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:15 PM   #1544
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Thanks!!! I keep forgetting about c2c. Lol. Hope I remember to get my medal. :P
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:15 AM   #1545
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Thanks!!! I keep forgetting about c2c. Lol. Hope I remember to get my medal. :P
I'll be stalking your FB page for pics!!! HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!
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