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Old 07-02-2012, 02:53 PM   #121
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First off, I think this is my very first post on these boards, and while this may not be the place to do it, , my name is Janelle!

I found the Tinker Bell Half Marathon information because I originally saw a post for the DL Half Marathon on these boards, and I got really excited. I'm definitely a great candidate for the C25k program. My work schedule is nowhere near as hectic as indygirl's, and if she can do it, so can I (you've totally inspired me!). I originally felt very hesitant about doing this because, hello, I have NO training at all whatsoever! But I found some helpful information on About.com and a few training programs in addition to C25k that I'm starting today to help me get ready for this!
Hi Janelle! You are going to have so much fun. The disney races are the best place to run your 1st race. It's such a great environment, and they're definitely addictive. I can't even imagine a Labor Day weekend now, where I'm not down in DL running. Congrats on starting training today!!

Heads up everyone ~ reg jumped to 81% today, so you probably have only a couple weeks left before it sells out!
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A question for all of you non-runners doing the C25k programs. Are you signing up for the 5k or the 1/2. I guess I don't understand how a C25k program can help me run the half??

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Old 07-02-2012, 03:25 PM   #123
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A question for all of you non-runners doing the C25k programs. Are you signing up for the 5k or the 1/2. I guess I don't understand how a C25k program can help me run the half??

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The C25K program is just a great way to START running! My example: I started with C25K if Feb or March, having never been a runner...ever. And by May I did my first 5K and ran the whole thing. I was so proud of myself and the program eased me into running and showed me that I COULD run!

I just did my 2nd 5K this past weekend and am currently registered for a 10K in September and Tink in January. Now that I'm very comfortable with a 5K distance I'm going to start increasing my distance slowly, similar to how I did it with the C25K program.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:50 PM   #124
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Exactly what Kirstie said... it's just a place for me to start. In fact, I'm starting even smaller than that with a 3-week program that helps you create a 30-minute running habit. Hopefully that will prepare me for the C25k. I also realized that after registering, there was a link to another training program, specifically for the Tinker Bell that was written by Jeff Galloway. It's a 20 week program starting on Sep 4 and ending the week after the half marathon. It's free to download and if you have Outlook you can download their calendar with reminders too. I don't know if it's overkill to do all three programs, but I figure, it can't hurt!

A side question to those who've done this once or twice before, do you recommend that I find a 5K and do one or two BEFORE the half marathon in January?
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:14 PM   #125
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A side question to those who've done this once or twice before, do you recommend that I find a 5K and do one or two BEFORE the half marathon in January?
I would, at least one, a couple is better. They're good learning tools ~ it'll help you w/ the start of the race when everybody is all together and settling into a pace that's your's and not everyone around you. It'll also help w/ race day nerves, they never really go away although I wish they did. And while it's a 5k vs a 1/2, you can play around w/ types of food you eat pre-race and how early or late you can eat before the start and still feel comfortable.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:04 PM   #126
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Yay for new runners!!! WTG ladies- you will love it.

Dont misunderstand me- running sometimes sucks (ha ha ha) but the event is worth it to me, so I suck it up and just go. And I love the gear. And skirts. But actually running? eh. LOL

I guess that's not fair- some days I REALLY love it. But I will admit that if it wasn't for the Princess and now Tinkerbell, I would not be looking at half marathon type mileage. So, thank you Disney!

You two will have a lot of fun, burn some calories, and have some really cool bling to hang on your wall. CONGRATS on signing up!!!!
You sound like me...I think I love the cute running shoes and clothes and race bling better than the actual running part of it all. I love the whole race atmosphere, the crowds, the spectators.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:38 PM   #127
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First off, I think this is my very first post on these boards, and while this may not be the place to do it, , my name is Janelle!

I found the Tinker Bell Half Marathon information because I originally saw a post for the DL Half Marathon on these boards, and I got really excited. I'm definitely a great candidate for the C25k program. My work schedule is nowhere near as hectic as indygirl's, and if she can do it, so can I (you've totally inspired me!). I originally felt very hesitant about doing this because, hello, I have NO training at all whatsoever! But I found some helpful information on About.com and a few training programs in addition to C25k that I'm starting today to help me get ready for this!

After reading everybody's encouraging comments, I feel completely comfortable to just get out there and give it my best shot. My biggest fear is failing the half marathon and not being able to complete it, but like indygirl said, the most important thing is that I actually try and give it my best shot, and perhaps not to finish with the best time, but to actually FINISH!

So, the reason for my post is to thank everybody for being so encouraging and providing a place where us beginners can get the support we need!! I'll be signing up for this by the end of the week, while I can still (hopefully) afford it!
Babie

I am humbled that you are inspired by me. I will try to keep that inspiration coming.

I have been doing the C25K for 2 weeks now and today was able to run/walk for 30 min and 1.75 miles. I will get there.

I am doing a 5K run/walk this weekend at the beach. Will be interesting to see how the run part works on the sand. I imagine my time will be slower with the sand but any excuse to go to the beach right.

I also signed up for a 5K the first part of August and then will look at races in Sept and Oct, either 5K or 10 K depending on how I do in the August race.

I am hoping to do one race each month up to the big one in Jan.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:45 AM   #128
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Thanks to everybody for the support! I really appreciate it! Yesterday was the first day of the C25k training for me, and boy am I sore! Good thing today is a rest day. I really wish I had someone to do this program with. It would make it a lot more fun and hopefully help keep my motivation!

I took a peak at some of the Marathon merchandise from last year on Google. I'm super excited to get that finish medal at the end! (I'm easily attracted to shiny and sparkly things!). Out of curiosity, does anybody know what's included in the iGift bags?
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When I did C25K I followed it exactly and my first official 5K race I ran without walk breaks. I think that gave me a good foundation and taught me what my body was capable of doing. And I'm glad I stuck to it and did it that way.
Now that I'm training for a 10K and the half, I'm using Jeff Galloways run/walk intervals and enjoying my long runs a little more than I was when I was running the entire thing. And I've found my time is about the same with the intervals as is was without. I still try to do my 30 minute runs without intervals. Pretty much just to prove to myself that I can still do it. But I dont feel guilty if I do the intervals.


Just something to think about once you progress past C25K.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:06 AM   #130
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Thanks to everybody for the support! I really appreciate it! Yesterday was the first day of the C25k training for me, and boy am I sore! Good thing today is a rest day. I really wish I had someone to do this program with. It would make it a lot more fun and hopefully help keep my motivation!

I took a peak at some of the Marathon merchandise from last year on Google. I'm super excited to get that finish medal at the end! (I'm easily attracted to shiny and sparkly things!). Out of curiosity, does anybody know what's included in the iGift bags?
Yay! Day 1 down! As for the ibag, don't have high hopes. Last year it was a couple of coupons and some ads for things to buy. It's basically things that they used to put in you bag you pick up at the expo but online so there's less garbage.

And the medal... Tink spins!!
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:09 AM   #131
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When I did C25K I followed it exactly and my first official 5K race I ran without walk breaks. I think that gave me a good foundation and taught me what my body was capable of doing. And I'm glad I stuck to it and did it that way.
Now that I'm training for a 10K and the half, I'm using Jeff Galloways run/walk intervals and enjoying my long runs a little more than I was when I was running the entire thing. And I've found my time is about the same with the intervals as is was without. I still try to do my 30 minute runs without intervals. Pretty much just to prove to myself that I can still do it. But I dont feel guilty if I do the intervals.


Just something to think about once you progress past C25K.
Thanks for the heads up. : I really appreciate all the advice I can get! I've even began keeping a blog to track my progress, feelings, etc. while I prepare for the half so I can go back and look at how far I've come and hopefully that will keep me motivated too. Most of it is nerves and the fear of failing, so that's why there are so many questions. But everybody has been great and I'm feeling more confident and excited about the race!
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Yay! Day 1 down! As for the ibag, don't have high hopes. Last year it was a couple of coupons and some ads for things to buy. It's basically things that they used to put in you bag you pick up at the expo but online so there's less garbage.
Oh, well that's a little disappointing. But its okay, because I'm sure there will be plenty of other things that will catch my eye, and my wallet. Like those super cute skirts that I see most everyone wearing in pictures of last year's marathon!

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And the medal... Tink spins!!
Even better! I really, really want it now! Seriously, I'm just like a kid.
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Even better! I really, really want it now! Seriously, I'm just like a kid.
You're not alone. That medal is the only thing that has me considering this race!
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:49 AM   #134
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Oh, well that's a little disappointing. But its okay, because I'm sure there will be plenty of other things that will catch my eye, and my wallet. Like those super cute skirts that I see most everyone wearing in pictures of last year's marathon!
Yeah, the bags have gone down hill in the past years, which kinda sucks b/c the reg prices keep going up. When I did the Princess race in '09 the race bag was a nice smallish backpack w/ the logo on the back, I still have mine and use it once in a while. And for the Marathon weekend in '10, it was a really nice mesh one that had small place for your shoes. But do not worry, there will be tons of stuff to buy at the expo. It's actually quite dangerous. I also though that the selection of race merchandise was actually better and had more than the DL 1/2. And some places like Jelly Belly give out free samples. As for the skirts, there's 1 company that has a booth, but you can also order online. They're called Team Sparkle. They have skirts and socks, maybe wings too, they are really popular at the Disney races.
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Yep- Tinkerbell looks really great on that medal! And I want the C2C once. You are not alone in coveting the medals!!!

So I've been injured for 6ish weeks and finally got permission from PT to try running. I got to go .5 mile. LOL It was great to get it done, but I am sore today. Sadz. I have to be able to run this race for many many reasons (both financial as well as mental and physical!) Hoping the continued PT will allow me to get back out there for REALZ soon
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