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Old 06-12-2012, 12:35 PM   #31
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I am all signed up for the Half and the 5k. Anyone have any tips on booking a hotel on Disney? I tried calling the # but all i got was a machine telling me to leave my name and number. I am getting worried not having a hotel room yet.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:30 PM   #32
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I'm going to sign up for the 5k. Debating if I should sign up for the half.. I really want to but I'm scared I won't be ready.. then again I'm not ready for my first 5k this Saturday and I'm still going
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:59 PM   #33
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I'm signed up for the Half. Did it last year and loved it!!
My 2 kids are signed up for the kids races. We didn't do them last year and i saw pictures and they looked awesome. My kids are going to love them!

We are staying at HoJos in a kids suite. Its a long walk to the start but there are a lot of other walkers around.

Kinda bummed they moved the start up to 5am because running in the dark was awful. the lighting in some areas was poor and it was crowded and i saw some people fall and get hurt. So I'll just have to be careful and slow.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:05 PM   #34
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I am all signed up for the Half and the 5k. Anyone have any tips on booking a hotel on Disney? I tried calling the # but all i got was a machine telling me to leave my name and number. I am getting worried not having a hotel room yet.
Last year the website included a list of discounted hotels (both on and offsite). The deals for onsite hotels were decent but sold out quickly. Paradise Pier would be the best location as the start is literally right in front of it.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:05 PM   #35
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Well, I hope hope hope I can register as early as next week. My hours are picking up at one of my job's so as long as no hidden expenses pop up by next Friday I should be in the clear. I'll be really bummed if it ended up being harder for me to attend these now that I live down here, lol.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:17 PM   #36
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I registered this moring for the half and I may register for the 5K as well but I need to confirm with my friends.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #37
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I'm in for Tink and the 5K again and I will register today. I want to keep my legacy status.
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I am all signed up for the Half and the 5k. Anyone have any tips on booking a hotel on Disney? I tried calling the # but all i got was a machine telling me to leave my name and number. I am getting worried not having a hotel room yet.
They usually update their site the week reg opens or right after. You should be fine getting a room as long as you book sooner rather than later.

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Well, I hope hope hope I can register as early as next week. My hours are picking up at one of my job's so as long as no hidden expenses pop up by next Friday I should be in the clear. I'll be really bummed if it ended up being harder for me to attend these now that I live down here, lol.
Yay! You are able to register for the race! Good luck this week w/ all the craziness! I could not believe how many people popped up overnight on Sunday.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:35 PM   #38
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Hi!
I registered for the 1/2 and DH and DD are doing the 5k. I was looking for an excuse to make a trip south....this was a great chance to do so!!
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:58 PM   #39
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Registered today to do the 5k with my mom (she's a runner, but I sure as heck ain't so we're compromising). I'm really looking forward to doing a girls weekend with her...and running around at 5:45 am with my light-up Tink wings glowing in the pre-dawn darkness (I'll try not to whack anyone ).

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Old 06-12-2012, 11:18 PM   #40
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You can do it Indygirl!!!!

Hey, I know I'm late chiming in here, but I think you should totally do it Indygirl! I am running my first half marathon next month, and it has been so fun. Certainly hard at first, but it's amazing how quickly that 4 mile run that killed you a couple of weeks ago suddenly seems pretty easy!
I would recommend finding a 5K or 10K to do first, you should be able to find one in your area over the next few months. I'd give that a try first with a training program, and then you'll know if you want to stick with it for 13.1 miles!
I'm hoping to do the Tink half, but will need to evaluate closer to the race. But I sure hope to see you all there!
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:35 PM   #41
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Hey, I know I'm late chiming in here, but I think you should totally do it Indygirl! I am running my first half marathon next month, and it has been so fun. Certainly hard at first, but it's amazing how quickly that 4 mile run that killed you a couple of weeks ago suddenly seems pretty easy!
I would recommend finding a 5K or 10K to do first, you should be able to find one in your area over the next few months. I'd give that a try first with a training program, and then you'll know if you want to stick with it for 13.1 miles!
I'm hoping to do the Tink half, but will need to evaluate closer to the race. But I sure hope to see you all there!
Thank you for the encouragement. I started the C25K yesterday and am using Jeff Galloways run-walk-run method. When I finish the C25K training I will move on into his half training. I will get the chance to do a few 5K races in the Portland area before the Tink.

I went ahead and signed up and paid tonight for the Tink so I HAVE to do it. Even if I end up getting picked up and bused to the finish line I will be there and give it my best effort.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:41 AM   #42
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Registered last night so I guess that makes it official! I will be running my first half marathon and I can't wait!!!
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:25 AM   #43
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I'm really excited because my sister signed up to run Tink with me! This will be her first Half Marathon. I had asked her to run it with me last year but she had just found out she was pregnant. Little Violet will be 10 months by then so our mom is going with us to help watch her in case my BIL has to work.
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That's awesome Indygirl! What a great attitude!
I've been using the Galloway training program to train for my half, and I've really liked it. I find it helps me pace myself, so I don't go all out at first and die at mile 6 The pacing requirement for the runDisney races is pretty slow, and you could really probably just do a fast walk the whole time. But it sounds like there are lots of characters and photo ops along the way, so if I do Tink, I'm going to try for a 10-minute mile pace. Still slow compared to most, but hey, the whole point is to finish, right? I know we can do it!
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:11 PM   #45
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How soon does it usually get booked? I can't afford to register right now, with the July trip to Disney and being unemployed I don't have any disposable income right now. But I will in mid-July, will it be completely booked by then? I so want to run it, I just can't pay for it this second.
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