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Old 10-29-2013, 07:22 AM   #196
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At check in ask about the hotel's plans for marathon weekend. Some of the Hotel Plaza Blvd hotels offer some transportation to the race or set up taxi pooling lists. Not sure what hotel you are in, but if the Buena Vista Palace or Hilton, it is a very easy walk to the SSR and a Disney ride to the race.
Good thinking! I hadn't thought of the SSR option. I'm staying at BVP for the W&D so I'll ask. The ressies are actually for the Royal Plaza, but since they're rehabbing, I'm not quite sure which hotel we'll be at for January. I know both hotels do have taxi services, so I'll see if I can get specifics for marathon weekend when I check in for NEXT WEEKEND!!
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:36 AM   #197
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Thanks for the further explanation! I think I'm starting to get it.


The other day I signed up for a clif pace group. Seemed intriguing. And I was something of a hanger on with a pace group when going around what I think was a baseball field at tot (I really do get dumb when I run, and my memory goes too, along with my low vision in the dark (thanks for that side effect LASIK!) so a lot of the run was just a blur of impressions). It seemed like a neat thing, a bit of camaraderie that might be good for me.

Anyone else signed up for a pace group for the half? (This half seems to be the only half they do!)

I am signed up for the Cliff Bar pace group (the slowest one). I'm not really sure what to expect. Has anyone done this before?

I hear what you're saying about the night vision after LASIK! Yikes! I've started wearing glasses when I drive at night. How long ago was your surgery? Mine was about 6 years ago. Best decision I ever made but I might need a touch-up in a few more years.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:04 AM   #198
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I am signed up for the Cliff Bar pace group (the slowest one). I'm not really sure what to expect. Has anyone done this before?

I hear what you're saying about the night vision after LASIK! Yikes! I've started wearing glasses when I drive at night. How long ago was your surgery? Mine was about 6 years ago. Best decision I ever made but I might need a touch-up in a few more years.
I had LASIK about 10 years ago and I don't really have any problems with lights at night; however I cannot go outside during the day, even when it's overcast, without sunglasses. I'm not sure how I made it through the WDW Marathon without putting my sunglasses on. I had a hat and my glasses were hanging around my neck, but each time I tried to put them on, they were so streaked from the sweat that had apparently been dripping off me (gross I know) that I couldn't see anything through them, so I scrapped the idea of even trying to wear them.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:34 PM   #199
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I hear what you're saying about the night vision after LASIK! Yikes! I've started wearing glasses when I drive at night. How long ago was your surgery? Mine was about 6 years ago. Best decision I ever made but I might need a touch-up in a few more years.
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I had LASIK about 10 years ago and I don't really have any problems with lights at night; however I cannot go outside during the day, even when it's overcast, without sunglasses.

To be honest, I am NOT happy with lasik. I'm back to glasses and never entertained a thought for a millisecond about having touchups. No no no. Miserable experience for me. Tons of side effects, lots of difficult things.

I was still using expensive eyedrops 10 years later; I don't have to use them all the time anymore because wearing glasses is keeping my eyes more moist, thank goodness!

Anyway, I had it done in around 2001. 20/20 for quite a long time. That was great. The other stuff wasn't and I regretted having had it done (literally so I didn't have to wear glasses at my wedding, and then I needed to, but didn't, wear SUNglasses down the aisle, because it was so bright and my eyes, 2 years later, were SO sensitive) within a month.

Not everyone ends up with all the side effects I did, and I'm totally happy for them! I'm just not happy for myself. The TOT run was really really hard for me, because it's in the dark and I have such problems going from dark to light and back. I love having done the run, but I doubt I'll do a night run again.
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To be honest, I am NOT happy with lasik. I'm back to glasses and never entertained a thought for a millisecond about having touchups. No no no. Miserable experience for me. Tons of side effects, lots of difficult things.

I was still using expensive eyedrops 10 years later; I don't have to use them all the time anymore because wearing glasses is keeping my eyes more moist, thank goodness!

Anyway, I had it done in around 2001. 20/20 for quite a long time. That was great. The other stuff wasn't and I regretted having had it done (literally so I didn't have to wear glasses at my wedding, and then I needed to, but didn't, wear SUNglasses down the aisle, because it was so bright and my eyes, 2 years later, were SO sensitive) within a month.

Not everyone ends up with all the side effects I did, and I'm totally happy for them! I'm just not happy for myself. The TOT run was really really hard for me, because it's in the dark and I have such problems going from dark to light and back. I love having done the run, but I doubt I'll do a night run again.
Wow, I guess I got off easy. I just this summer got a pair of glasses that I wear sometimes at work when reading a lot of text on my computer and sometimes driving at night when I need to read roadsigns. I don't have too much light sensitivity but I do get starbursts around lights at night.
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I tend to think that I just got off hard when it comes to Lasik. Of my friends and family who had it done I'm the only one with the issues, and the only one that wouldn't have a touch-up even if you paid me to do it.




Did the Galloway plan's 9.5 mile this weekend. First long run since the TOT Oct 5th, whoopsie. I've done 5K a few times and the short runs called for, but that wasn't enough. I was hurting! At 5.6 miles I felt like I was flying, wheee, running is fun, and before I hit 7 miles I was having to talk myself into running again after walk breaks. Didn't help that I managed to choose a very hilly route.

How was everyone else's weekend?
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:38 AM   #202
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Wow, I am mixed about my LASIK results. Mine is 2 years old and I really love the outcome. I do have an early morning issue with my distant eye not adjusting well for a few moments and I do need readers/cheaters in low light with small print. I went in knowing that would be the case - I kind of hate it now as I can never remember to bring the cheaters when we head out to a nice restaurant. Thank you Steve Jobs for the smart phone and all its utility!


Ran for the first time post ToT. Had a cortisone treatment last week and am hoping to get back on the wagon quickly.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:43 AM   #203
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I tend to think that I just got off hard when it comes to Lasik. Of my friends and family who had it done I'm the only one with the issues, and the only one that wouldn't have a touch-up even if you paid me to do it.




Did the Galloway plan's 9.5 mile this weekend. First long run since the TOT Oct 5th, whoopsie. I've done 5K a few times and the short runs called for, but that wasn't enough. I was hurting! At 5.6 miles I felt like I was flying, wheee, running is fun, and before I hit 7 miles I was having to talk myself into running again after walk breaks. Didn't help that I managed to choose a very hilly route.

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Nice job with the long run, even if it did hurt!

Our weekend was not the best. We were set to do an 8 mile run on Sunday. Got up at 8am, had my planned pre-race breakfast (banana, peanut butter and honey) and stretched for a good half hour. 2 miles in DH had to take a break to stretch and rub his calves. Less than 4 miles in he was limping and in lots of pain. His foot has been hurting while running and afterwards for a good couple of weeks and he is still having a terrible time with the shinsplints. After the 4 miles we both took and ice bath. We were going to take a half hour break then do the other 4 miles but his legs/foot were hurting too much. I'm pretty bummed out. Our 4 miles pace was about 19 minute/mile. I don't know if we'll be ready come January. Not sure what's going on with his body. We both got fitted for new running shoes. I'm going to call our doctor and setup an appointment for him. I'm worried DH might have a broken foot and/or a stress fracture. If the x-rays come out clear I might take him to a physical therapist. We will see.
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Nice job with the long run, even if it did hurt!

Our weekend was not the best. We were set to do an 8 mile run on Sunday. Got up at 8am, had my planned pre-race breakfast (banana, peanut butter and honey) and stretched for a good half hour. 2 miles in DH had to take a break to stretch and rub his calves. Less than 4 miles in he was limping and in lots of pain. His foot has been hurting while running and afterwards for a good couple of weeks and he is still having a terrible time with the shinsplints. After the 4 miles we both took and ice bath. We were going to take a half hour break then do the other 4 miles but his legs/foot were hurting too much. I'm pretty bummed out. Our 4 miles pace was about 19 minute/mile. I don't know if we'll be ready come January. Not sure what's going on with his body. We both got fitted for new running shoes. I'm going to call our doctor and setup an appointment for him. I'm worried DH might have a broken foot and/or a stress fracture. If the x-rays come out clear I might take him to a physical therapist. We will see.
Best be safe...

Long term shin splints can be a sign of a SF. It is usually a late October through early December discussion item for the Janaury races.
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Long term shin splints can be a sign of a SF. It is usually a late October through early December discussion item for the Janaury races.
If it is a stress fracture, is he out of the January race?
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If it is a stress fracture, is he out of the January race?
Obviously a doc would have better info. We are 10 weeks out. A SF usually requires 6 weeks rest. That would leave 4 weeks for race prep. If he can keep and work on cardio conditioning through the SF period (ie pool running (no weight), cycling, rowing, whatever the doc will allow) it is not out of the question - but will be a tough road. I am not sure where you guys are in training or how far you have gone as a longest run to date. Also, how fast have you been while healthy? I am not going to say a definitive no, but a successful race is not likely based on what I read above.

I urge you and DH to not give up hope yet. It could be any number of things. You just need to run the hoops and see what the issue may be. I would strongly suggest the doc that you are trying to get into. If you require a referral to see a specialist, try to do that over the phone and get to a sports doc.

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To be honest, I am NOT happy with lasik. I'm back to glasses and never entertained a thought for a millisecond about having touchups. No no no. Miserable experience for me. Tons of side effects, lots of difficult things.

I was still using expensive eyedrops 10 years later; I don't have to use them all the time anymore because wearing glasses is keeping my eyes more moist, thank goodness!

Anyway, I had it done in around 2001. 20/20 for quite a long time. That was great. The other stuff wasn't and I regretted having had it done (literally so I didn't have to wear glasses at my wedding, and then I needed to, but didn't, wear SUNglasses down the aisle, because it was so bright and my eyes, 2 years later, were SO sensitive) within a month.

Not everyone ends up with all the side effects I did, and I'm totally happy for them! I'm just not happy for myself. The TOT run was really really hard for me, because it's in the dark and I have such problems going from dark to light and back. I love having done the run, but I doubt I'll do a night run again.
Sorry you didn't have a good experience with it. I know it's never a guaranteed solution to vision problems, but for me, I'm certainly glad I did it when I did. I was in my mid-20's and was a -675 in each eye so I couldn't see anything without glasses or contacts. I went from being essentially blind to having 16/20 vision and haven't seen any regression in the 10 years since I've had the surgery. I'll take the tradeoff to the light sensitivity any day.
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Did the Galloway plan's 9.5 mile this weekend. First long run since the TOT Oct 5th, whoopsie. I've done 5K a few times and the short runs called for, but that wasn't enough. I was hurting! At 5.6 miles I felt like I was flying, wheee, running is fun, and before I hit 7 miles I was having to talk myself into running again after walk breaks. Didn't help that I managed to choose a very hilly route.
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Great! I was at WDW Thurs. through Sat., with LOTS of walking and standing, which always takes a toll on my legs and lower back... I definitely felt it on my 4-miler Sunday. Nothing awful; just very fatigued. But I did run through nearly all of the second half, inspired to get home in time to watch the NYC Marathon, lol!

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... I do need readers/cheaters in low light with small print.
So my drastically impaired vision in low-light restaurants isn't my imagination? I'm getting more and more far-sighted as the years past 40 go by, but really only need my reading glasses for prolonged reading - but man, low light does me in.

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I'm worried DH might have a broken foot and/or a stress fracture. If the x-rays come out clear I might take him to a physical therapist. We will see.
I'm sorry things aren't going as planned. If I may, I strongly suggest getting it checked out sooner rather than later; if something is in need of fixing/healing, continuing to run on it will probably only make it worse. Much better to catch these things early, when they'll take less time to recover.
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I'm going for 4 miles today and hopefully it'll be pain free. I've been seeing a PT since September for some knee issues, and sometimes he's had to be my sports psychologist too. After some painful tendinitis, I told him I'm prepared to walk this half, but he's adamant that I can run it... good news for my run/walk intervals. If I can do 4 miles today, I'll only be a week behind the schedule I initially chose.
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Well we went to the doctor this afternoon and it looks like we will not be running in January. DH has a possibly broken foot (waiting for x-ray results) and tight tendons. He needs to take a week or two off and do some prescribed stretches everyday for the next 8 weeks. We can start walking in a few days then slowly try a light jog. We need to take it slooooowly. If things start to hurt again, we need to stop walking altogether and just stretch. If the stretches and rest don't eliminate the pain in 8 weeks, he'll need to go to PT. This means we cannot train for at least a few weeks. We are not in good enough condition to condense our training and still be successful in January. I'm pretty disappointed. We've decided to try the half next year and do 12 months of really slow training. Basically we're starting from scratch.

So, can I defer our race registration? How do I go about doing this?

Gosh, January is going to be hard. We're still going to WDW, which is wonderful! .... But it's going to be painful to see all the wonderful race preparations and not be a part of it. First world problems, I guess. I'm trying to look at the big picture and not be disappointed.
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