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  1. christopher77

    christopher77 Just keep running... Just keep running...

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    I wanted to ask someone who used those shoes if they liked them... such as, is there enough support? Do your toes rub against the material causing blisters, etc? I've been an asics user since 2006, and I'm not 100% looking to change, but the size of the blister under the ball of my left foot was ginormous.
     
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  3. christopher77

    christopher77 Just keep running... Just keep running...

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    I totally agree with you; pick a goal and go with it, even when you don't think you can go on. Many a 5 am would come for my morning run, and I'd think of the pride I'd feel when I got my medals, and that would get me going.

    However, I too, had something that disrupted my training when I pulled 2 ligaments in my left knee in August. The lesson here kids: BUY NEW SHOES REGULARLY... I was pushing through old shoes, and it had lost it's support, and I was damaging myself so much, that I couldn't train at all since then. But, I did the races anyway... not as great as I'd like to have performed, but I still finished, and it was totally worth the pain.

    Disney does the best job that I've ever seen in preparing race courses, arranging food and water stops, getting the best volunteers that I've ever seen, characters and music, etc. Plus, how magical was it to enter the 4 theme parks? :)

    I cannot wait for registrations to open up... I want to do Disneyland's half Labor Day weekend, the wine and dine 1/2 again in November and then maybe the Goofy once more next year for the 20th anniversary of the marathon. It's an expensive hobby, but it's better then laying around the house drinking all the time. :D
     
  4. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Maybe its the toenail polish you put on them? :goodvibes
     
  5. Captain Hookup

    Captain Hookup Earning My Ears

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    thanks! im checking it out!
    damn its $2.99 and im really cheap! :rotfl:

    Wow, all three in one weekend? how great that must havebeen.
    cant wait to hear all!

    I used to never pay more than 30 bucks and it was hard to spend over 100 for my first pair but what a difference in the support!

    I just saw a report on those shoes where a foot doctor was praising it.
    I dont see how they can fit everyone with different toe sizes and widths :confused3

    Best of luck with september!
     
  6. Nick_A

    Nick_A Earning My Ears

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    Can anyone recommend some good iphone running apps that you can use to keep track of your progress while you're training?
     
  7. Tinkerboy00

    Tinkerboy00 DIS Veteran

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    DH and I began running almost two years ago. We did our first half in Sept 2010 and a handful of 5ks and 10Ks.

    We were supposed to to do two halfs and our first full in 2011 and then run goofy last week - half and full.

    However leading up to our first full he threw his back out and I got a wicked bad cold that lasted over a month, so it shot a lot of our long runs and we didnt feel well prepared to run our first full which would have been the Marine Corp Marathon in October, and definitely didnt feel prepared to run the Goofy.

    Of course we could have scrapped the half for the Goofy and just did the full but we decided to defer and not spend the travel money.

    Now Im starting teacher training for Yoga and just focusing on my Yoga so not runing as much as I liked. When I did long runs it made it really difficult the next day to go to Yoga. Id be so sore and tight. Although Yoga helps running, running does not help Yoga!

    I finish teacher training in June and look forward to getting back to running and still hope to do a full.

    We plan on maybe moving back to Orlando in like June/July so Ill definitely sign up for whatever Fall races at WDW I can - like the Wine and Dine Half
     
  8. Tinkerboy00

    Tinkerboy00 DIS Veteran

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    I love Daily Mile and Map My Run.

    I can even track nutrition and sync my Garmin to Map My Run and check it/update it on the fly through the free app
     
  9. geaux_half

    geaux_half Recovering 5 Moon Half Fanatic #137

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    Runner here as well. I ran my first ever marathon at Disney in 2000. Was a very cool experience....I had only run local 5 or 10k's prior so was amazed at the size of the event. (Also amazed at runners peeing everywhere before and even during the race. :scared1: )

    I came back in January 2001 to complete my first half marathon. The half course back then was the course used for the first half of the relay this past Marathon Weekend. Having run the full marathon the year before, I had the biggest smile on my face after leaving MK knowing that the 1/2 finish wasn't far away.

    Sticker shock was followed the popularity of runDisney events so I haven't run as many Disney events as I'd like. Also running 1/2 marathons in the 50 states has taken much of my racing time.

    I may consider the TOT 10 miler in September. I ran the inaugural TOT 13k back in 2007. RIP
     
  10. chiamarie

    chiamarie Mouseketeer

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    Check out the W.I.S.H.(We're Inspired to Stay Healthy) forum here on the Dis; there are lots of runners and info on Disney Runs there!
     
  11. jeanigor

    jeanigor DIS Veteran

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    The WISH folks come in all shapes, sizes and speeds. They were a blessing on the second half of the marathon relay. Handing out sponges and wash cloths. And more importantly cheering on us other WISHers, who were draggin' quite a bit.
     
  12. joanjett1976

    joanjett1976 <font color=blue>Shane in the study with the candl

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    Congrats! Also just came back from Marathon weekend. My partner ran the full. I was designated 'cheerer'. And hey, I was also up at 2:50am to catch the bus to the Epcot parking lot, so that counts right?:laughing:

    There were so many people! This was our first time at Marathon Weekend and it was sooo much fun.

    What was your time, Christopher?
     
  13. christopher77

    christopher77 Just keep running... Just keep running...

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    I have to give a disclaimer on my time because my training came to that screeching halt last August due to ligament damage, but I completed the half in 2:51 something, and the full in 6:27 something. Those times gave me something to try and beat for next year, if I decide to go crazy, er goofy, again.
     
  14. extraredstuff

    extraredstuff Mouseketeer

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    Hi All,

    Happy to see there are others on here who are planning on running the Sept race. I'm not a runner, and this will be my first race. So I'm telling EVERYONE I know, family, friends, random strangers I meet on the street..... so that I'll stick to my goal and see this thru. I'm getting really excited.

    My goal is to finish w/o getting picked up for not keeping a fast enough pace :yay:

    --sarah
     
  15. jeanigor

    jeanigor DIS Veteran

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    Just got back from the Tinkerbell Half and Neverland 5K over the weekend in Disneyland. It was rather fun and most things went pretty well since this was the first time this race and course were done.

    There were 12,000 who did the Tink, 920 were men.

    It's all about the bling....
    [​IMG]
     
  16. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Seriously Todd? Only 920 out of 12,000? Less than 8% of the field? pirate:

    Sometimes with you I can't tell when you are joking - at least on line. That's a pretty interesting statistic though.
     
  17. jeanigor

    jeanigor DIS Veteran

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    Scouts honor. And statistically, there are fewer men, percentage-wise at the Princess Half. I think the 'surge' of males was the draw of a new course and the special inagrual medal. And I am quite certain most of those males would feel quite at home here in this forum.
     
  18. dmwang9

    dmwang9 Agent P's sidekick-in-training

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    I've been running in Vibrams of about a year now and love them! Since I started wearing them (after running in running shoes for about 30 years), my knee, shin, and foot problems have pretty much disappeared.

    Re: is there enough support, Vibrams and other minimalist shoes have basically *no* arch support. The idea is that you want to run with a mid-foot strike rather than running heel-to-toe. When you run mid-foot, your foot acts as a natural shock absorber, so you actually don't need the padding and support.

    Re: toes rubbing and causing blisters, I had some minor blister issues, so I started wearing "toe socks" -- I favor the ones made by Injinshi -- and the rubbing and blistering stopped.

    Caveat: as I statistician, I know full well that a sample size of one (namely me) does not constitute compelling evidence. My personal experience with Vibrams has been awesome, but I've also read other people's accounts of how Vibrams absolutely didn't work for them.
     
  19. geaux_half

    geaux_half Recovering 5 Moon Half Fanatic #137

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  20. RENThead09

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    So jealous of your Tink bling. I think I have 2 years before I get to run that one.

    I missed the Goofy this year because I had to move to Oregon and start a new job on the day after the race, so i just did the half in January.

    Plans so far are to do the DLand half on Labor Day this year (that filled up in a blink...WOW) and then next January get that gosh darn Goofy!!!!!

    The calendar has Tink the weekend after next year, so I dont think that I will be in any condition to run that race.

    Happy running everyone! make it fun and stay healthy!
     
  21. Tygerlilly

    Tygerlilly Mouseketeer

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    Well, registration for the ToT has been open for almost two weeks now. Has anyone signed up yet? I will be tomorrow!
     

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