2013 ToT or 2014 Donald?

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  1. steph0808

    steph0808 Mouseketeer

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    Which should I run next, and why? :)

    My brother, who took absolutely no convincing at all (seriously, one text message, and perhaps watching me run this year's marathon :P), told me he is in for either Terror of Terror in October or the Donald in January.

    But I don't know which one to choose. :confused3

    I am leaning towards the Donald for two reasons: 1. to give him more time to train (he was up to running 5 miles in November, but then got married and fell off the wagon); and 2. so we can stay on the monorail (increase ease of parents to see us) and avoid all buses (I had bus trouble the morning of the full - they didn't pick us up until after 4 and I had been there since 3:20 - and my family had problems with the spectator buses - none came for them during the specified times).

    However, January equaled sickness for me and I got a cold and the flu three days before the marathon. Perhaps January travel isn't the best idea.

    For reference, the only Disney race I have done is this year's marathon. And I loved it! I can't wait for the next one! :thumbsup2
     
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  3. freepixie

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    Depends on your preferences, but as far as training, he would have plenty of time for either race!

    Each race would have its pro's and con's- I have never run the Donald half, but I have run the TOT, and I can tell you that it is a fun race! But there are a lot of factors- one is in the morning, the other at night. October can be hot, January can be hot or cold. Also, which bling would you prefer ;) I'm always motivated by the bling! LOL!!

    It really just comes up to each of your preferences, I would make a list of the pro's and con's of each race, then decide from there :thumbsup2
     
  4. steph0808

    steph0808 Mouseketeer

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    Oh the bling! The bling!! That would lean me towards ToT!
     
  5. mufasa0505

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    I'm trying to decide between the ToT and W&D this year. Leaning towards ToT because it's not a Coast to Coast race, which I am NOT going for this year. But I like the W&D course better. RunDisney sure forces us to make the TOUGH decisions!
     
  6. steph0808

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    I would do Wine and Dine, but do they offer room discounts that week because of the festival? I really need a room discount! My brother's wedding anniversary is that weekend too, that might matter to him. :P
     
  7. DOOM1001

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    I'm considering either doing the ToT in October and the full marathon in January or just doing the Goofy in January.I'm all in for the marathon which I completed this year much better than I expected,however I'm worried it won't go as well if you throw in getting up at 2am two days in a row and just how I will feel after doing the half.Right now I'm leaning ToT and full marathon and leaving Goofy for 2015 which would be the 10th anniversary.
     

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