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Old 03-04-2013, 12:20 PM   #241
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I am not sure everythign you are saying. Can you clear it up a little. First, are you saying (I have not completed a half or full) that I should put 5:01 as my estimated time when I register in April?

If I do, are you saying it is hard to revised it if I do run a half and get a great time?

FInally, are you saying people line up in corrals ahead of where they should?
I am saying if you do not have a time that supports a sub 5 hour marathon and you are not sure that you will have speed that will carry you into the sub 5 hour range, put down a 5:01 on the race entry form. If later you find that you run a half that would support a sub 5 marathon, then submit those results and you will be assigned a faster corral. The reassignment is rather painless. If your trial half does not support a sub 5 marathon, there is no need to revise your estimated time. You can always start in a slower corral if you are struggling to run 5 hour pace.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:34 PM   #242
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Just waiting for registration to open up!! This January was the first marathon and first Goofy for DH and I and we had a great time! Even before it was over, we each said we were doing it again next year!! It was a great experience! We just completed the Princess last weekend and that was fun as well (although hot and humid even for these Texas runners!).

DH is a much stronger runner than me and can complete a half in 1:40 with little true "training". But he made the decision that we run Disney races together and marathon weekend was our first (previously either one or the other of us raced while the other watched the kids). He paced me at the Princess and I managed an 8 minute PR over Janaury. I know I could have done better and have a goal in mind for next time. Trying to schedule some 10k's around here and working on improving my time.

Had my first post race run yesterday and it went well! Ready to work on my plan for the next few months!!
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:10 PM   #243
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I'm pushing myself for time during my half in late April so I can use it as proof of time. As posted in my signature, my first two are similar times, and I couldn't run my second one for time because of the weather. I woke up on race day and knew that plan was out the window.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:20 PM   #244
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I'm pushing myself for time during my half in late April so I can use it as proof of time. As posted in my signature, my first two are similar times, and I couldn't run my second one for time because of the weather. I woke up on race day and knew that plan was out the window.
The Dallas half was brutal!! I was just glad to finish that one! Hoping for much better weather this year (although I don't want the constant rain of the previous year!!).
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:35 PM   #245
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The Dallas half was brutal!! I was just glad to finish that one! Hoping for much better weather this year (although I don't want the constant rain of the previous year!!).
Despite not being able to do it for time, I was actually happy with the time I got. I'm not running it this year, not because of the weather, but because I did not like the course at all.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:23 PM   #246
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Didnt think of this fast enough .. My bro owns at BLT, wish I would have planned ahead, he has 37 points left, friday night and sat night in a studio standard view are 32 points.. But right now none available. Would have booked that and used it for my base of operations so I could use the monorail for transportation for 1/2 and full. Lake view is available but need 38 points!!! And cannot buy that extra til 7 months out.. Waitlisted the standard view, but i have a feeling they wont free up. Oh well, have our room at AKL and am sure transportation will still work out for me ok.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:47 AM   #247
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Didnt think of this fast enough .. My bro owns at BLT, wish I would have planned ahead, he has 37 points left, friday night and sat night in a studio standard view are 32 points.. But right now none available. Would have booked that and used it for my base of operations so I could use the monorail for transportation for 1/2 and full. Lake view is available but need 38 points!!! And cannot buy that extra til 7 months out.. Waitlisted the standard view, but i have a feeling they wont free up. Oh well, have our room at AKL and am sure transportation will still work out for me ok.
This may be a long shot and you'd have to get your brother to go for it, but you could find someone to transfer in that extra point for you. Transfer points keep their home resort so you'd be able to use it before the 7 month mark for the lake view reservation.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:56 AM   #248
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yea... i have thought about that.. I just had to laugh when it was one point short.. and his UY is march, so wont be able to borrow any til after the race...

If the waitlist comes thru, great.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:22 AM   #249
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Just booked flights from Australia so I can come and run the marathon!!. It will be my first marathon, so I'm looking forward to following this thread for advice an tips.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:42 AM   #250
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is it too early to book rooms? Every time I check Disneyworld.com for a room that weekend, it says "no availability" Is it really filled up already or just a glitch in their system? maybe it would be better if I call....
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:28 AM   #251
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Happy 10 months til 1/2 marathon everyone!! How is everyone doing?
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:38 AM   #252
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is it too early to book rooms? Every time I check Disneyworld.com for a room that weekend, it says "no availability" Is it really filled up already or just a glitch in their system? maybe it would be better if I call....
Just call. I've been having the same problem for a month. It shows no availability resort wide and that just can't be right. Sadly I'm not ready to book yet but just like to play fantasy vacation when I'm bored at work.
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To make reservations this far in advance, you're going to have to call. They cannot give you any rate info at this time, BUT they can at least get you in at your resort of choice.

Pay your $200 deposit now, and you can always change the details later.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:52 PM   #254
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I'm excited. Had my first 10 mile run yesterday. I'm running a half in May and then I'll be working my way up (slowly but surely) to 20+ miles before January!!
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:47 PM   #255
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I just booked our room for marathon weekend. We rented DVC points (we are dvc members but we were out of points) and booked a studio for the weekend at OKW. $600 for room only, for 4 nights, Thursday-Sunday.

My first 5k is in 2 weeks. 10k in May. Possible half in October. Slowly but surely!
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