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Old 03-27-2013, 11:23 AM   #151
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I second that vote. Go back to the previous course. Didn't like that it was still dark when I got to the MK.
Love MK in the dark. So much nicer than when the sun is up. That is what I used to like about he half is that you'd run through MK in the dark. It's all lit up, just gorgeous.

But I have to admit the running through EPCOT at the start of he full was nice.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:46 PM   #152
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Love MK in the dark. So much nicer than when the sun is up. That is what I used to like about he half is that you'd run through MK in the dark. It's all lit up, just gorgeous.

But I have to admit the running through EPCOT at the start of he full was nice.
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I think I would like running thru MK with it's lights on.. main st, the castle, tomorrowland especially.. Hopefully I make it there fast enough for it to still be dark lol
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #153
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I did the unofficial Dopey in 2012 and did Goofy in 2013. After my disastrous Full during this year's Goofy, I said NEVER AGAIN! Therefore, I signed up for Wine & Dine in November instead of going back in January. Today, I discovered the Dopey Challenge. "@#$%^&"

So, holding true to my word, "I'm in. See you all at Dopey in January!"

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Old 03-27-2013, 01:37 PM   #154
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John, is the Dopey going to get you to come back over again this year and run?
Unfortunately not. I won't be running at Disney until 2015. Too many other trips planned on this side of the world next year.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:40 PM   #155
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The weather totally sucked in 2010.
I'll take the 2010 weather over the 2013 weather any time. I much prefer running in cold than heat.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:19 PM   #156
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I'll take the 2010 weather over the 2013 weather any time. I much prefer running in cold than heat.
I didn't run in 2010, but the heat this year was awful. I'm not great in the heat in the first place, so it was just.. not pleasant.

I'm not planning on doing the 2014 Dopey- I'm not in that good of shape- but my mother and I are planning on trying to go Dopey in 2015. Just trying the marathon again in 2014.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:00 PM   #157
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I'll take the 2010 weather over the 2013 weather any time. I much prefer running in cold than heat.
I agree. I thought that 2010 was the worst weather ever, until 2013. A couple hours shivering while waiting for the start is much better than several hours of running in sweltering heat on hot asphalt. I just didn't know it until now.
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I'll take the 2010 weather over the 2013 weather any time. I much prefer running in cold than heat.
The 2013 Disney marathon was my first marathon and reading these boards the days before the marathon had me a bit stressed out worrying about how hot it would be and how well I would deal with it.Luckily for me I live in Miami and I was more than fine the whole way,up until maybe 11am I thought it was actually pretty cool,then it was just slightly warm,at least for me who's used to 90 degrees or more for like 7 months of the year.Running it in 30 degrees like it was in 2010 would be fine with me as I do like the cold weather,but I wouldn't enjoy anything from the time I get up to getting to the corrals,after starting to run and have the temps gradually go up a bit after the sun will surely make the race easier.Hopefully the 2014 marathon will have a starting temp of 50 degrees going up to 65,that's perfect.
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The temp wasn't the problem in 2010. I love cold weather running. It was the iced over streets and freezing rain. If memory serves it was in the 20s at the start of the half. I think the half was the only race where I continued wearing my tossawsy clothes at the finish. I don't have a single race photo bc my # was never displayed.

Trying to remember if it was 08 or 09 that had crazy hot temps as well. They stopped passing out chocolate at HS bc it was just a mess.
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The half was definitely the worst day of the two. It was warmer (34 for half, 27 for full), but the sleet & freezing rain made it feel much colder & more miserable. At least on Sunday it was clear and sunny. Even living in the Middle East and training in the heat, I'd still take the cold. I'm even willing to chip in to make sure Charles stays away from OKW in 2015.
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I'll take the 2010 weather over the 2013 weather any time. I much prefer running in cold than heat.
Right there with you! Training outdoors here in Kentucky meant I was ready for 20-40 degrees, snow, & wind. Finishing the full this January in 80+ degrees plus 23566% humidity was miserable.
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Love MK in the dark. So much nicer than when the sun is up. That is what I used to like about he half is that you'd run through MK in the dark. It's all lit up, just gorgeous.

But I have to admit the running through EPCOT at the start of he full was nice.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:03 AM   #164
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Yea baby! Been looking for an excuse to get back up there. Talked a few friends into going so now I have to go

In 2010 I NEVER took off my warm up gear. I froze the whole way, never got warmed up in either the full or half. But I'd agree the half was worse. I still remember walking to the bus after the race freezing by butt off. I remember seeing all of those people dressed in singlets and shorts, hiding behind the building shivering. What were they thinking? I never want to race in anything that cold again!

Now in 2009 I had the pleasure of running with Charles and I thought the weather was perfect.
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I have to disagree about 2013 marathon weekend being worse than 2010. 2013 wasn't ideal, I don't like running in heat, but I kept myself cool(er) by dumping water on my head and what not. In 2010 I was a mess after the half from being chilled to the bone even though I kept all my toss away items. It was HELL, frozen over. I'll never forget it.
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