Calling all Princesses! (2014 Princess half marathon board)

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  1. PrincessV

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    From my experience, bib and packet pick-up wasn't all that time-consuming, so I wouldn't worry about that. What took forever was buying anything in the runD official merchandise booth. The other merchandise booths were crowded, but didn't take an hour to pay. I had my bib within 5 minutes and my packet/race shirt in another 5-10 last year. And that was Fri. morning, which I hear was about the busiest time.
     
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  3. MaMa3Princess

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    I used one of my ratty sweat shirts but I loved seeing all the bathrobes out there.
    Hmm, wonder if goodwill has some bathrobes?
     
  4. jmasgat

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    Another suggestion for places to look for toss clothes (if they have them in your area)....Our high school has a twice yearly garage sale that I still volunteer for (even though the kids have graduated). It is my go-to place for picking up toss clothes. I still have a really nice fleece jacket, sweatshirt and pair of sweat pants that I paid a total of $3 at most for. Didn't need them for NY Marathon (injured/canceled) and it was warm this past marathon weekend, so I guess I'm all set for February.

    So don't forget the garage sales!

    Maura
     
  5. PrincessV

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    Hee hee, I'm loving that my son is just about the same size as me now... I'll have a treasure trove of toss-able clothes when he grows out of his current rotation of long-sleeved tees and sweats! :banana::rotfl:
     
  6. jockey

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    Thats great thanks ...I am trying to work out my ADRS ......still undecided about the pasta in the park !
     
  7. 11point5

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    SW has Wanna Get Away fares for March 1st again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheer2:
     
  8. pagirlinnc

    pagirlinnc Earning My Ears

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    Lots of pages back some of you said that you ran without music because it was distracting. I have to say I decided to try it & I have gotten significantly faster! I'm doing 1 minute walking/ 15 seconds running & I just did 14:40mm, my fastest outside pace ever! Hoping to get to a comfortable 1:1 ratio by race time and I think I'm on my way. There is so much good advice on here so I just wanted to say Thanks everyone!:goodvibes
     
  9. irishsymphony

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    Thanks everyone - sounds like getting registered for Expo will be okay so!

    Not sure that I'd be spending much on merchandise there - although I do like magical sparkly items.

    But I want to have my costume sorted / tried out before the race, so I know if it works rather than risk chafing etc on the day!

    Still trying to figure out how to make a Stitch running costume :rotfl:
     
  10. swimfly

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    Cannot wait to see what you come up with!
     
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    irishsymphony Earning My Ears

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    :wizard:
     
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    But not for my feb 27th flight back to pit.... What?! So weird!
     
  13. Gr8dan2

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    Are there Galloway pace groups at the disney 1/2s that one can join in with? I signed up for the Princess 1/2 and then realized that it's the same day as the Donna's in Jacksonville-- so most of my group is doing that one instead- my DH will go at my pace if there's not a group to join but hoping there is!
     
  14. 11point5

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    In case you didn't get enough "thank you"s for this tip, here's one more!!! I was at Target tonight and happened to walk by a display of knee length socks and I suddenly remembered this idea and picked up a pair! :) At $3 this will undoubtedly be the cheapest purchase I make for my trip next year :laughing:
     
  15. keahgirl8

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    I just kind of listen to my body and do what feels comfortable at the time. I try run faster and if it feels good, I keep going. If not, I dial it back a little. On the walking segments, I wouldn't say I speed walk, but I am not just strolling either.
     
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    Thank you! I am still going to try running as much as I can, but I love having other options available. :)
     
  17. irishsymphony

    irishsymphony Earning My Ears

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    I just started run/walk program last night and found it fab.

    I was just jogging for the run part and then revovery in walking but at a fast walk! :)

    Felt nauseous once so I kept walking 3 mins until my body was ready to run again :)
     
  18. kappyfamily

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    Yeah! Glad you found some that will work.:cool1:
     
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    So the race is on a Sunday, and so is check out at 11am, any suggestions on what to do after the race, is there a late checkout? I wanted to go to breakfast and then back to the hotel for a shower and pack but doesn't sound like it :(
     
  20. kappyfamily

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    You can ask for a late check out but I wouldnt count on it. I would pack the night before so you can get back to your room quick and take a shower then check out and then do a few things. All depends when your flight leaves....
     
  21. JRM393

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    All of the races I have done have always had the cliff pace teams. That being said...this is the PRINCESS half marathon and your husband should run with you step by step anyway. I am running with my sister. I think most men who sign up for this either run with someone or for someone. I would think he may feel out of place running alone ;) so I would encourage him to stay with you ans encourage you. Also, make him dress in a princess dress, especially I'd he's not gonna run with you ;) haha
     
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