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Old 03-23-2013, 11:00 AM   #91
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Love that the 10k will be a Minnie medal.

Does that lean towards the 5k being a Fab 5 ongoing, or Pluto, or do you think they change it up to keep it fresh.

With Dopey being the namesake if the new medal, it kind of throws the whole "keep it all Fab 5" out the door. LOL

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Old 03-23-2013, 11:17 AM   #92
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Love that the 10k will be a Minnie medal.

Does that lean towards the 5k being a Fab 5 ongoing, or Pluto, or do you think they change it up to keep it fresh.

With Dopey being the namesake if the new medal, it kind of throws the whole "keep it all Fab 5" out the door. LOL

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Old 03-23-2013, 02:27 PM   #93
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OMG, just heard about this! I'm in.

We need a figment themed race at some point though. runDisney I know you're out there. You clearly stole the name from here.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:05 PM   #94
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I'm wondering how unrealistic it is for me to set my sights on this. Thus far, my biggest race was the Wine and Dine so it would be a major training adjustment! But darned if I don't realllllllllly want to do this!!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:19 PM   #95
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Was anyone else initially really excited and then started thinking about it... and realized, "this absolute, complete and total madness?"
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I still think it's insane but I'm really really excited.
I would love to do this but I don't know if I can. I'm still fairly new to running, but dang this is so enticing.
DS16 thinks the cost is insane!! Which is funny coming from the spender in the family.

I'm not sure what I'll do.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:00 PM   #96
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Sent the official info to DH (who has done the 5K, 1/2 and Goofy) and his reply was, "I think I HAVE TO do it."

It is people like him who Disney loves, lol.

This will cause me need to change resort ressies asap.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:32 PM   #97
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I did the unofficial Dopey back in 2012 and the Coast to Coast that year too and I felt pretty proud about having done the biggest combination of races I could have done, short of taking on all races throughout the year which would be out of the question due to travel costs.

After hearing about the new official Dopey, my first though was "why did they have to go and take away my bragging rights". I bought the framed shadow boxes for the medals and everything. Now really, I'm not actually upset or that whiny about it. It's just that I felt like I had done all that Disney could throw at me and succeeded. Now if I want to reclaim that I need to go back and do it again.

Not that I'm complaining as I can always use another excuse to go back to WDW and use our DVC points. And I had considered doing Goofy again in 2015 for the 10th anniversary and as a 40th birthday milestone event. I guess I'll have to make the Dopey the new high point to put on the calendar.

I think this will be something to look forward to. However I just can't imagine how tedious that fourth early morning bus ride from the resort will be. Better bring a book and/or some good podcasts.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:15 PM   #98
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Dopey was the conversation of dinner for our group of friends last night. Initially there was excitement all around, but over night a lot of that faded as people realized it meant at least 1 more hotel night, more days off needed and more money needed for the race entry fee. All in all that makes it a pretty expensive race. I'm still excited about doing it, but it's not an easy decision.

Ohhh and also my wife thought that Sleepy would also have been an appropriate dwarf for this race given all the 3 am wake up calls.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #99
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OMG, just heard about this! I'm in.

We need a figment themed race at some point though. runDisney I know you're out there. You clearly stole the name from here.
Yeah, I don't care how many miles it would be, I would be on board for any Figment race.
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Yeah, I don't care how many miles it would be, I would be on board for any Figment race.
Figment 50K has a nice ring to it .
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Figment 50K has a nice ring to it .
That would probably be the cost as well as the distance!
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:47 PM   #102
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I am so excited for this race. But I am starting my training now! LOL

I did Goofy this year, and it was super hard. I was pretty slow.

I am starting a triathalon clinic to ensure I have enough cross-training and to improve my overall fitness and strength. I have a race every month (sometimes two) of distances from 5k to HM from now until the fall. I want to work on speed and continue my work on endurance. I have HM #5 coming up in June, and #6 in September with the DDD. It has been suggested to me that I run a marathon in the fall as part of my training (training? )

The money is huge and I don't even think I have someone to go with! But alas, I want to challenge myself and I want that bling!!!
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:27 PM   #103
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I just hope this sticks around for 2015 because I am so in for the challenge...I just can't in 2014 due to other commitments
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:36 PM   #104
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Am seriously tempted by the Dopey. Was originally planning on the 5k, 10k and full. In my head I'm thinking "just one more race and I'll get the Goofy and Dopey medals as well'. But I know it won't be that easy. Not sure how I would pull up after the half for the full. I might just sign up anyway, follow the Goofy training plan and do a half and full at home before going to WDW. If I think it's too much by Jan, I can always skip the 1/2. Although I'm sure that will be a hard decision. The last thing I want to do is miss or not finish the full marathon because I bit off more than I can chew.

I think I'd also need to find a running buddy to keep me going.
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Needing advice...realistic, feet on the ground advice.

I'm doing Dumbo in Sept. - the 10K and the 1/2. I'm very comfortable at the half distance - projected to run approx 11-13 of them this year total. I'm a rather slow runner...2:49 for my most recent half. Have completed 4 so far this year (half). I am over 50...yes, I know, it's just a number, but believe me, there are aches and pains when you're "at this age" that you really do have to take into consideration.

Can I realistically attempt this Dopey?

I get scared, then I think I can do it, then I get excited...and then back to scared again.
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