Castaway Cay 5K First Timer Support Thread

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  1. youalleverybody

    youalleverybody Rather be Soarin'

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    I did it!!! My first 5K. Tuesday during our Dream cruise.

    I started couch to 5K in mid-August, and ran the Castaway Cay 5K in 36 minutes. I finished in the middle of the pack. There were plently of people combining walking and jogging, and the cast members stuck around until the last person finished, around 56 minutes. We got medals, and they had plenty of t-shirts left. I didn't buy one because the are unisex...I wrote on my comment card that they should make women's cut castaway cay 5K t-shirts. I"d buy that!

    They had a large crate to store your beach bag, and plenty of water stops, and appropriate signage.

    When I was finished, I changed into my swimsuit and immediately ordered a Konk Cooler (there is a convenient drink station right behind the finish line). Later, at Serenity Bay, I had a Shin Splint. DH and I ate at Remy that night, too. It was THE PERFECT DAY.

    I ran a little around deck 4 one morning. It wasn't too crowded. It's also really nice to go up to the exercise room in the Spa and run on the treadmill overlooking the ocean. We did that another morning.

    Enjoy!!!
     
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  3. Wendy&Grumpy

    Wendy&Grumpy Is there any better place to live than Mickey's ba

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    Congratulations to those of you who have run the CC5K for the first time!! In less than 2 weeks, it's my turn!!!

    Keep on running everyone!
     
  4. greedyhenry

    greedyhenry Earning My Ears

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    I know you will do great! I am glad you will have someone to run with - I was little lonely - just me and the lizards at the end :) Enjoy!
     
  5. rjhall2

    rjhall2 Earning My Ears

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  6. CanuckTraveller

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  7. minnielovergirl

    minnielovergirl Earning My Ears

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    The Castaway Cay 5k will be my first-have been doing couch to 5k. Starting to get nervous!
     
  8. ksinglet

    ksinglet Oh Yeah - Platinum!!!!

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    Which cruise are you on? I am on the 10/27 Fantasy. I plan on doing the 5K also. I did my first one this last weekend.
     
  9. Wendy&Grumpy

    Wendy&Grumpy Is there any better place to live than Mickey's ba

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    We are on the 10/25 Dream and I'm running out of time!!!

    Need to get the T-shirts made!!!

    Congrats on doing your first 5K!
     
  10. amanda202

    amanda202 Earning My Ears

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    My husband and I will be on the Dream Dec 2-6 and I really want to do this 5K! I have done several 5Ks and while I am still very slow (fastest time 48:20 so far) I really love them. This will be my first CC5K but my second time visiting CC. Last time I went (Oct 2010) I didn't even know there was a 5K. So I'm super excited!

    Random question...does anyone know what size the t-shirts go up to? I wear a 2X on a good day, 3X if I want it comfortable. Just wondering if I should plan that $21.95 into my budget or not. :)

    thanks!!
     
  11. TempusFugit

    TempusFugit Are you a fan of delicious flavor?

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    DW and I were on a double dip in July and did the 5 K on both stops. It was our first time doing the 5 K. It was a great time. But I would rather do it now than in July. It was hot then but I'll bet it is beautiful now. Had a great time and while I am NOT fast I don't think we'd ever miss a chance to do it again.

    If I recall correctly, the t-shirt went up to at least 2x if not 3.
     
  12. Wendy&Grumpy

    Wendy&Grumpy Is there any better place to live than Mickey's ba

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    Akkkk! I just found out that DCL is already exploring other options for our Dream cruise (sailing Thursday) due to Sandy. :scared:

    I don't wanna miss my first 5K!

    Quick, everyone turns your fans so they blow southeast and lets keep Sandy away!!!
     
  13. mammacaryn

    mammacaryn Don't be a JERK!

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    What do you do with the kids? Since the club isn't open on the ship on CC days, and the club isn't open on the island yet when the 5K starts. My husband and I might try for this but if there is no place to drop the kids only one can :(

    Sorry if this was already answered, I didn't look through every post.:rolleyes1
     
  14. amanda202

    amanda202 Earning My Ears

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    Cool- thanks!!

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  15. Missypyxi

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    I just started running last month, and I started at a 16 min mile. Last Thursday, i ran my first 3 miles ever in my life at 13:00/mile. This past Saturday, my time for 3.2 miles was 38:47. I have a sprained calf right now so I'm taking it easy, but I never in my 35+ years thought I'd consider myself a runner and I'm absolutely LOVING it now.

    Our 3 night cruise is in Feb 2013. DS and I plan to go parasailing. I really want to run the CC5K and have it be my first ever official 5K race. I really hope that it doesn't conflict with the parasailing, and that we'll still have time for snorkeling with DS and Gamma afterwards. My fingers are crossed! :yay:
     
  16. Wendy&Grumpy

    Wendy&Grumpy Is there any better place to live than Mickey's ba

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    I finally finished our T-shirts - now let's just hope Sandy doesn't change our plans!

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  17. honeymo78

    honeymo78 Don't dream it, be it

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    Just started the C25K training yesterday in hopes of running the 5K on the member cruise in Jan. hope they still do the run, if not I'll be we'll prepared to run in sept.
     
  18. uziel5000

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    I'm running my first CC5K in November. I started running because of this race but ended up falling in love with running and have gotten a lot more ambitious. Now I'm planning to run the WDW Marathon in 2014.

    When I started, I could barely run a mile and a half. Now I'm running up to 5 miles and getting better every day. Weird, since I hated running. I'm slow as molasses but I'm just starting out. I even started a blog to keep track of my progress and keep myself accountable. Its called The Fat Runner. :rolleyes1

    afatrunner.blogspot.com

    It's pretty amazing how a little race can motivate so much people.
     
  19. vwluvnrn

    vwluvnrn Earning My Ears

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    I just ran it on Oct 20th. We met on board at 8:30 and it started at 9:00 so you will have plenty of time for other things. Make sure you go right over to Buy the seashore shop to buy your t-shirt they were hanging outside and there weren't very many. Good luck!
     
  20. MatthewsMommy

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    I am considering running the CC5K on our Feb Fantasy cruise. I just started running a month ago, I had started the C25K program last spring but stopped after week 5 for a number of reasons. Friends of mine talked me into doing a 5K mud obstacle run on 10/13 and I had only 3 weeks to prepare - I had a blast! We plan to do more of these races next spring/summer so I'm going to continue training. I am running on the treadmill right now but am finally feeling confident enough to take it outside (there are a lot of runners in my area). My goal in the next couple of months is to get down to a 10 min mile.

    Good luck to all those running soon!
     
  21. Hollywood Glitter

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    First of all ... Hola Boricua!

    I think it's awesome your training for the 2014 marathon. I just got the bright idea to try the 5K and then a day later decided I want to work my way towards a 1/2 marathon. However this Cali-Rican hasn't run since high school! I'll be reading your blog. Good Luck!
     

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