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Old 06-06-2013, 11:48 AM   #796
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As a total newbie, I'm wondering about this: how many run/walk vs. only run these Disney races?

My question is about next steps... I was looking at the C210K, working toward running a 10K (without walk breaks seems to be what the app trains you for). Assuming I live through that (!!), my question is what then?? Seems hard to imagine that I could run-only a whole 10 miler. But the short intervals that Galloway does seem unappealing to me.

Anyone out there running as much as possible of a 10 miler? What training program do you use? Do you take the "occasional" walk breaks as needed?
There are plenty of people who walk/run these Disney races, and plenty who run straight through. It just depends on your personal preference, and then how you've trained. And even if you want to run the race straight through, there's nothing wrong with taking walking breaks if you feel you need them.

I'm personally a run-only girl, but I've definitely thrown in walk breaks on occasion, depending on how I'm feeling. If I'm feeling great, running straight through is no problem. Sometimes, though, I'll take a walk break going through a water station, or while eating a gu, or halfway up a particularly strenuous hill. It just depends.

As far as training goes, I was a complete non-runner when I started c25k 2 years ago. After I finished that program, I switched to the Hal higdon novice half marathon training program, and I've been using different ones of his programs ever since.
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As a total newbie, I'm wondering about this: how many run/walk vs. only run these Disney races?

My background... until a couple of months ago, I hadn't run more than across the street to catch the light, since hating the "endurance run" we had to complete in high school. Didn't help that I had undiagnosed exercise asthma at the time... not fun.

Inspired by my 8-YEAR OLD SON starting to run (and running his first 5K this Sat!!), and my sister who ran the Princess 1/2 this year, I started C25K in April. I'm now able to complete a 5K with 5min walking warmup at the start, and running the rest without walk breaks -- to the tune of a 11:30 pace overall (w/warmup).

My question is about next steps... I was looking at the C210K, working toward running a 10K (without walk breaks seems to be what the app trains you for). Assuming I live through that (!!), my question is what then?? Seems hard to imagine that I could run-only a whole 10 miler. But the short intervals that Galloway does seem unappealing to me.

Anyone out there running as much as possible of a 10 miler? What training program do you use? Do you take the "occasional" walk breaks as needed?

Thanks all!!
Before I ran my first marathon I had gained about 50 pounds and not run in more than 5 years. I decided to run the marathon to give me a goal that required real effort to achieve. I wanted to be able to run as much of it as possible, only walking toward the end (if necessary). I made this decision only 5 months before the marathon. So, I went from couch to marathon in 5 months. I will link the training plan that I used. I ran the first 17 miles without stopping (or feeling like I needed to stop). After that, I walked/ran the remaining 9 miles and finished - but I hurt for a few days afterward.

You need to decide how hard you want to push yourself. To be able to run 10 miles straight through, you will need to put in more running days and miles each week than the Galloway plan requires. I have tried the Galloway method and it does not work for me, but I know people who swear by it.

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First of all, good for you!!! And it's not hard to imagine running a 10 miler. You can do it!!!

I ran only the 1/2 marathon in January because I don't normally take walk breaks. But the forecast for the 1/2 was warmer than expected so I decided to slow my pace and stop for as many character pics as I could. If you want to try and run it all but aren't sure if you can, use those characters as a time to rest up.

I have never tried Galloway's method but I think if I want to do the marathon in 2015, I am going to use it to avoid injury.
Thanks so much for the encouragement!!

I'm pretty type-A, and so I think I partially blame this for my desire to run as much of it as I can. I also want to be realistic about what my limits might be, and be mindful about taking breaks if I need to. Definitely don't won't to pass out on a long run, or something!!

If I do end up trying to run the whole thing, I can definitely see using character stops as breaks -- may as well enjoy the unique experience, right?!?

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I really can't imagine ever being able to run exclusively - my legs and heart are plenty strong, but I have exercise-induced asthma, too, and doing the run/walk intervals totally keeps that at bay. My intervals have been anywhere between :30/:30 - 1/4mile/1:00, depending on lung function, weather, and how I feel overall.
Thank you so much for your insight as a fellow exercise-induced asthma "sufferer"!! I've found that on days when my allergies are bad and I'm running outside, my lungs are pretty... unhappy... by the end of a 5K.

Question for you... I use my inhaler about 30min before running and that has generally been good for a 5K. Do you use one, and if so, do you ever use it DURING a longer run as well?

Your thoughts on intervals are very helpful -- I will keep this in mind as I work on extending my runs -- thanks again!!
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There are plenty of people who walk/run these Disney races, and plenty who run straight through. It just depends on your personal preference, and then how you've trained. And even if you want to run the race straight through, there's nothing wrong with taking walking breaks if you feel you need them.

I'm personally a run-only girl, but I've definitely thrown in walk breaks on occasion, depending on how I'm feeling. If I'm feeling great, running straight through is no problem. Sometimes, though, I'll take a walk break going through a water station, or while eating a gu, or halfway up a particularly strenuous hill. It just depends.

As far as training goes, I was a complete non-runner when I started c25k 2 years ago. After I finished that program, I switched to the Hal higdon novice half marathon training program, and I've been using different ones of his programs ever since.

Thanks -- this is great! So you went straight from C25K to Higdon novice... I was considering that... I'm going to give that another look. Thanks for the help!!
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Before I ran my first marathon I had gained about 50 pounds and not run in more than 5 years. I decided to run the marathon to give me a goal that required real effort to achieve. I wanted to be able to run as much of it as possible, only walking toward the end (if necessary). I made this decision only 5 months before the marathon. So, I went from couch to marathon in 5 months. I will link the training plan that I used. I ran the first 17 miles without stopping (or feeling like I needed to stop). After that, I walked/ran the remaining 9 miles and finished - but I hurt for a few days afterward.

You need to decide how hard you want to push yourself. To be able to run 10 miles straight through, you will need to put in more running days and miles each week than the Galloway plan requires. I have tried the Galloway method and it does not work for me, but I know people who swear by it.

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So much great info from you RunDISers!!!

What an incredible accomplishment on your part -- fantastic!!

This is a new resource for me -- thanks for sharing it! I could definitely bump up from the 3 days/wk I've been doing with C25K. I have that addictive personality that creeps in, so I have to watch for OVERdoing it... Will definitely look into this new training program option -- thanks!!
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Thank you so much for your insight as a fellow exercise-induced asthma "sufferer"!! I've found that on days when my allergies are bad and I'm running outside, my lungs are pretty... unhappy... by the end of a 5K.
Yep, same here - and forget cold, dry days!

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I use it before runs most of the year - I can generally skip it in summer, as high humidity seems to work just as well. I brought it on my first few long runs, just in case, but I've never needed a second hit. In fact, I feel like the longer i go, the better my breathing becomes. I'm not at all sure if that would be true without the walk intervals.
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As a total newbie, I'm wondering about this: how many run/walk vs. only run these Disney races?

My background... until a couple of months ago, I hadn't run more than across the street to catch the light, since hating the "endurance run" we had to complete in high school. Didn't help that I had undiagnosed exercise asthma at the time... not fun.

Inspired by my 8-YEAR OLD SON starting to run (and running his first 5K this Sat!!), and my sister who ran the Princess 1/2 this year, I started C25K in April. I'm now able to complete a 5K with 5min walking warmup at the start, and running the rest without walk breaks -- to the tune of a 11:30 pace overall (w/warmup).

My question is about next steps... I was looking at the C210K, working toward running a 10K (without walk breaks seems to be what the app trains you for). Assuming I live through that (!!), my question is what then?? Seems hard to imagine that I could run-only a whole 10 miler. But the short intervals that Galloway does seem unappealing to me.

Anyone out there running as much as possible of a 10 miler? What training program do you use? Do you take the "occasional" walk breaks as needed?

Thanks all!!

I used a C25k.. then C210k before the ToT last year. The way I trained was to run without breaks. Once done with the 10k, I just took my miles up a bit more. I think the most I got to was 7 miles... and I was more than prepared for the 10 miler. Course, I didn't end up running much because the person I was with did not train the same way I did. I finished feeling very good. Once back from that I did step up my training to a C221k program (although it is not from the couch it assumes you can do a 10k already) I ran nearly all of the phm, except for potty break, picture break and walking up one of the last hills.

You can totally do it! And really there is no wrong way to do so. You can walk or run or some combination there of. Just have fun! No matter if that fun is running the entire thing or stopping to meat ever character.

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I think it entirely depends on the experience you want from the race. It would probably be a good idea to talk to your friends and see what their expectations are for the race, and if they match up with yours. If you are all ok with going slowing and stopping for each other as needed, regardless of time, then it would be fun to run together.

I have a trio of really good friends that I travel with and also run, and the running together question usually comes up before each race. I'm the slowest of the 4 of us, so slowing my pace to match theirs has never been my particular challenge. I always tell them, you're welcome to run with me at my pace, but you should feel no obligation to do so, and I won't be offended if you decide partway through the race that you want to run faster and leave me behind. Of the 10 half marathons we've run "together", 3 we ran together from start to finish (usually an attempt to help me get a PR, or if they were feeling like pushing it), 4 we started together and then split up during the race (once as early as .5 miles in, once as late as 10 miles in), and 3 we started in completely different corrals, and ran entirely separate.

So yeah, talk to your friends. That's the only way you'll know if running together is a good idea for you guys.

You put this so perfectly! Communicate!!! That is where I personally completely dropped the ball last year. This year I hope I am doing a better job. Course, it takes people being able to listen too... and this year, the friends I am going with are a tad better at listening.
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Yep, same here - and forget cold, dry days!

I use it before runs most of the year - I can generally skip it in summer, as high humidity seems to work just as well. I brought it on my first few long runs, just in case, but I've never needed a second hit. In fact, I feel like the longer i go, the better my breathing becomes. I'm not at all sure if that would be true without the walk intervals.
Thanks again for your insight! I guess I'll play it by ear and I start C210K, and remain open to the possibility of intervals if need be.

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I used a C25k.. then C210k before the ToT last year. The way I trained was to run without breaks. Once done with the 10k, I just took my miles up a bit more. I think the most I got to was 7 miles... and I was more than prepared for the 10 miler. Course, I didn't end up running much because the person I was with did not train the same way I did. I finished feeling very good. Once back from that I did step up my training to a C221k program (although it is not from the couch it assumes you can do a 10k already) I ran nearly all of the phm, except for potty break, picture break and walking up one of the last hills.

You can totally do it! And really there is no wrong way to do so. You can walk or run or some combination there of. Just have fun! No matter if that fun is running the entire thing or stopping to meat ever character.
Thanks so much for the encouragement and info!!! I think I may go the same route you did training-wise, and see how it goes. Good to know that these races are great opportunities to run HOWEVER YOU NEED/WANT TO. Makes me feel even better about this being my first big race!
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I just noticed that corral placement was out for WDW marathon weekend?? One would think the same was true for TOT but I can't seem to find it?! Does anyone know if coral placement is out there yet!?
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I just noticed that corral placement was out for WDW marathon weekend?? One would think the same was true for TOT but I can't seem to find it?! Does anyone know if coral placement is out there yet!?
Where did you see runner corral placements for the marathon weekend in January?Are you sure it was for 2014 because I think it's a little early for that info to come out.I gave it a quick search and didn't see anything.
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You put this so perfectly! Communicate!!! That is where I personally completely dropped the ball last year. This year I hope I am doing a better job. Course, it takes people being able to listen too... and this year, the friends I am going with are a tad better at listening.
Haha, yeah, you have to make sure when you're talking about your race plan with your friends that everyone is paying attention and being clear and honest. It's actually the same as any sort of vacation planning in my experience - as long as everyone knows what everyone else expects, there shouldn't be any surprises or hurt feelings. It probably helps my situation that we are all run-straight-through runners, and don't have to worry about intervals, walking, etc, and we've also never stopped for photos really.
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Where did you see runner corral placements for the marathon weekend in January?Are you sure it was for 2014 because I think it's a little early for that info to come out.I gave it a quick search and didn't see anything.
I was just on the rundisney website and didn't see it posted. Could you post a link to the info please?
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As a total newbie, I'm wondering about this: how many run/walk vs. only run these Disney races?

My background... until a couple of months ago, I hadn't run more than across the street to catch the light, since hating the "endurance run" we had to complete in high school. Didn't help that I had undiagnosed exercise asthma at the time... not fun.

Inspired by my 8-YEAR OLD SON starting to run (and running his first 5K this Sat!!), and my sister who ran the Princess 1/2 this year, I started C25K in April. I'm now able to complete a 5K with 5min walking warmup at the start, and running the rest without walk breaks -- to the tune of a 11:30 pace overall (w/warmup).

My question is about next steps... I was looking at the C210K, working toward running a 10K (without walk breaks seems to be what the app trains you for). Assuming I live through that (!!), my question is what then?? Seems hard to imagine that I could run-only a whole 10 miler. But the short intervals that Galloway does seem unappealing to me.

Anyone out there running as much as possible of a 10 miler? What training program do you use? Do you take the "occasional" walk breaks as needed?

Thanks all!!
I can only run if I do walk/run intervals. I follow the Galloway training plan and do 1.5/1 run/walk intervals.
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