DISDADS 2012 WDW Marathon Weekend, are you going?

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  1. IamTrike

    IamTrike DIS Veteran

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    Right now I have to live vicariously through those of you that are going. I figured I'd start a thread to keep track of all the people that are going to be there that weekend.
     
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  3. disneyrunner79

    disneyrunner79 Earning My Ears

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    I'll be there...it'll be my sixth Disney Marathon weekend in a row! I'm running the full and just ran the Wine and Dine last weekend....they made some GREAT improvement since last year!!
     
  4. FreezinRafiki

    FreezinRafiki Cold enough for ya?

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    I just did my first 5K two weekends ago (Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Milwaukee). I didn't keep exact time, but finished in around 40 minutes. I did run/jog the whole thing, though, so I'm pretty proud of that.

    Maybe I'll be ready for the 2022 WDW marathon. :faint:
     
  5. IamTrike

    IamTrike DIS Veteran

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    Congratulations on your first 5k Barry. Running/Jogging the whole time is a big accomplishment. From where you are now it'd take 19 weeks to get ready for a half marathon. You could easily be ready for the 2013 half or the 2013 full.
    You'll be coming off a new baby then so you shouldn't have any problem with waking up at 3 am for the race.
     
  6. IamTrike

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    Six in a row is pretty impressive. Has the new Donald medal tempted you into running the Goofy this year. We have some friends that just did the Wine and Dine relay. The "baton" was a rolling pin? Who wants to run 8 miles holding a rolling pin?
     
  7. RodBelding

    RodBelding <font color=red>DIS Dad #589<br><font color=royalb

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    I'll be there! This will be my 3rd Disney Marathon, and 4th weekend (did the half in 2005). Looking forward to it, its s great race, and there's no better course in the world!

    May try to ride Expedition Everest during the run. Talked to a few guys who did it last year and it made me want to try it... Depends on my timing when I get to AK though, last 2 years the rides weren't going at that point in the morning yet.

    Would be great to have a Disdads meet during the run though! I am going to try and get the new logo put onto a racing shirt, once we have it...
     
  8. Cinderella's Fella

    Cinderella's Fella DIS Dad #215 Maryland, The Land Of Merry!

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    I think it looks like Bacon!
     
  9. RodBelding

    RodBelding <font color=red>DIS Dad #589<br><font color=royalb

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    All my running gear is bacon-scented, for motivation, so that would be appropriate!

    :rotfl:
     
  10. Cinderella's Fella

    Cinderella's Fella DIS Dad #215 Maryland, The Land Of Merry!

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    I don't think that's Bacon you're smelling. :rolleyes1
     
  11. IamTrike

    IamTrike DIS Veteran

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    Bacon scented running gear = a great way to get the neighborhood dogs to give you a bit of extra motivation when you want to slow up on those boring long runs.
     
  12. RodBelding

    RodBelding <font color=red>DIS Dad #589<br><font color=royalb

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    :lmao::lmao::lmao:

    Could be a million dollar idea!
     
  13. IamTrike

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    Looks like I talked DW into doing marathon weekend again this year. She's only half crazy so she'll be doing the half and well I'm hoping to be goofy. I need to figure out one last thing about work before I can book and hopefully I'll know that by this Friday. If goofy hasn't sold out before then, we'll definitely be going. I'm slowish so based on my finish last year I'll likely be in corral B for the Marathon. I'm definitely up for a meet up and am planning to ride everest during the Marathon.
     
  14. RodBelding

    RodBelding <font color=red>DIS Dad #589<br><font color=royalb

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    Nice!

    Coral B isn't that slow at all. We'll have to find a way to meet up during the full if you pull it off! :thumbsup2
     
  15. IamTrike

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    Got good news at work so I've already started booking stuff. The wife is gonna be half crazy, but I'm full on goofy. We'll definitely have to catch up.

    I need to figure out how to time it so I'll get to ride everest. For those of you that have run the full before and been through AK before everest opened up how fast were you running?
     
  16. RodBelding

    RodBelding <font color=red>DIS Dad #589<br><font color=royalb

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    Last year I ran it just under 4 hours. AK is around mile 16, so at that pace I think I ran through at about 8:15-8:30, well before it was open... This year my cousin and I may step back a few corrals to take off later, and stop for more character pictures along the way to try and manage the time better, in order to allow us to get off and ride Everest during the run...
     
  17. IamTrike

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    My relaxed pace is around a 9 or 9:30 mile. Since I'll have just run the half the day before i may slow to closer to between a 10 and 11 minute pace. If I wind up in corral B or C it seems like I wouldn't want to be going much faster than a 10 min/mile or I'll hit AK before it opens.
     
  18. RodBelding

    RodBelding <font color=red>DIS Dad #589<br><font color=royalb

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    If you're concerned about running too fast, you could just step back into corral e or f, to give yourself 20 minutes or so. That's what I may do in order to hit AK after opening. I think I'll be in B technically. They are cool with you moving back in corrals, but not forward.

    Sounds like we'll be able to have a DisDads marathon meet though! :cool1:
     
  19. IamTrike

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    I didn't really stop during the half last year. I think this year during the full I am going to try and get some pics with different characters so that should slow me down some too.
     
  20. theduck619

    theduck619 DIS Dad #188

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    I plan on running it in 2013. Is the course fairly flat?
     
  21. RodBelding

    RodBelding <font color=red>DIS Dad #589<br><font color=royalb

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    Very flat. A few in-ramp type of bumps (I hesitate to call them hills)... But overall really flat. The course can be a bit congested at points, due to running through the parks and the amount of people running, but overall it's an incredible race to run in.
     

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