Anyone doing the Princess 1/2 alone?

Discussion in 'Events/Competition' started by walkdmc, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. AnotherPrincess

    AnotherPrincess DIS Veteran

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    I'm running alone and traveling alone. At least I think I am. Now the parentals are saying they may drive down but I'll be flying. Them coming is still a long shot though so I'm still calling this a solo trip. It'll be quick. Looking to fly in Thursday night after work and fly back late Sunday afternoon or evening. Anyone else fly out after the race? Kinda worried that may be a bad idea on my part. But I digress. Anyway, even if I had friends running with me we'd be running our own races and likely wouldn't be in the same corrals. For me personally, running with people is overrated. I find it too much of a distraction so I'm totally good running by myself. I'll chat with people around me and all but having to stay with someone for that distance is just too much. I figure a weekend alone at Disney is better than most weekends at home. Lol
     
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  3. MRS AR

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    My daughter and I are flying in on Thursday evening and flying out at 2:30 Sunday. A faster turn around than I wanted, but I'm happy to just be going. We are both flying to different cities and this was the only flights we could almost coordinate our arrival and departure flights. I've kinda worried about the times but figured I'd skip food if I'm cutting time close.
     
  4. EEsloveDis

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    I'm supposed to run with hubby but he's starting to have knee issues. He went though it last year and was unable to run from late November through mid-April. Ack!!! He's my support and motivation and is what keeps me going on my runs so fingers are crossed that he will okay. If not it will be cheering me from the sidelines.
     
  5. slp1650

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    I almost always run alone. I don't do well running through the crowd with other people. I did run Princess last year with my friend, but I was more supporting her than anything.

    I'll be running all the races next year alone it looks like. I'll find friends for the pre- and post-race times, but the run itself is solo.
     
  6. bskelly07

    bskelly07 Mouseketeer

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    In response to flying directly after the race, make sure you get up every 30 minutes to an hour to walk around and let your muscles keep moving! You don't want them to lock up and be in excruciating pain after your flight, trust me! This may be common knowledge, or not. Better to be safe than sorry! I spent 8 hours in a car after my first half marathon, such a bad decision. We got out every 2 hours and looked like we had just ridden a horse for 24 hours straight each time, lol!

    I'm submitting an edit to say that I'm also running alone too!! Alone runners... unite??!
     
  7. MRS AR

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    Thanks for the advice. My flight times changed slightly (by the airlines) and when I called to confirm they offered me an upgrade to business class for a small fee. I may call back and accept the offer for the extra leg room. My flights are only 1 hour long and I have leg stretching time between flights.
     
  8. MinnieDiva

    MinnieDiva Obsessive Trip Planner

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    Solo run and solo trip. But, with Disser's abounding are we ever really alone? Lol!
     
  9. KristinM1027

    KristinM1027 Earning My Ears

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    I'm running alone too. DH will be there to take pictures and my parents are tagging along to help with the kids (I have a 4-year-old and 1-year-old) so they aren't up at the crack of dawn. They're not participating in the race though.
     
  10. VickiHD

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    Have you checked out the ChEAR Squad for your family members ??
     
  11. mamacate

    mamacate Half Crazy Princess 2012

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    I'll be down there with my family this year (last year it was just me and DD9). But I went to the meetup last year (left before a lot of people showed up) and would love to do so again! I have met some great people from groups like this!
     
  12. olliffm1

    olliffm1 Earning My Ears

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    Another solo trip and runner. But I am sure I will meet up with some people from here. I actually just got back from a short solo trip to make sure I would be ok alone, and it was AWESOME. The only thing I am worried about is before the race. I always race with the same guys and this race I am all on my own. But signed up for the race retreat so I wont be alone before the race.
     
  13. DISNEYWITHCHILDREN

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    Interesting I didn't even think twice about running alone. My husband, parents, and daughter will be on the sidelines and at the end, but as for doing the run I couldn't imagine running with someone else.

    I hadn't thought about the being alone in the corral part-but I figure I'll just be trying to stay calm since this is my first 1/2 marathon-actually any organized run of any type. I'm excited but somewhat, well very, nervous!
     

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