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Official 2013 Disney Princess Half Marathon Thread - Take 2

Discussion in 'Events/Competition' started by MoonFaerie, Nov 23, 2012.

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  1. teacher31

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    I've done the Nashville! Are you from here? If not, be ready for hills. I live here and thought I was used to them. Not so much. Good luck!
     
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  3. DeerIsleDisney

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    I'm not an expert... but the advice I've received from veteran runners is to taper. If you've done 2 runs of 10 miles or longer I think you'll be fine. Better to concentrate on getting well! Maybe a short run on Wednesday or Thursday if you are feeling good?
     
  4. annmarieda

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    I notice that you are from the PNW... me too :wave:

    oh... I think that maybe a bit less than what I was planning. If my plan is to go 6 on my weekend runs but turn that into an 8 or 10... that would be too much, right?

    Sounds like what I was thinking of doing... but going from 6 to 10 would be more than the 10% ?

    Oh no! I hope you feel better soon. I am not experienced enough to recommend what to do... but my guess is your body needs to recover from being ill...
     
  5. flatlandcycle

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    What I am doing immediately after Princess is a reverse taper the first week. Then something similar to your 5k and 10k workouts. About 2-3 weeks after I'll do a 5k race, all out, for a good peak test of what I still am able to do.

    After that I'll go back to the couch. What I should do is do a 6 week cycle of 6, 8, 10 miles, every other weekend. That way I am close to any build I want to do for a Marathon or 1/2.
     
  6. VickiHD

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    Sending you Get Well Wishes !!!!

    If it was me....I would rest up and drink lots of liquids and not worry about your long runs this weekend. It's taper time and you will do fine. Just get better before your long flight to WDW.
     
  7. Lawyer Mommy

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    I'm signed up for a 5K in April intentionally so that I will not backslide from all the good progress that I've made training for the PHM. I picked a smaller mileage race for the exact reason you identified -- it is hard to get in long runs. I've found an intermediate training program to run a faster 5K and plan on following that. It's 8 weeks long, and I only have 6 weeks between the PHM and the 5K, so I'm just planning on cutting out the first 2 weeks of the program. I am not good without a "plan" so this seemed to be the best approach for me. I'm going to be looking for another race after the 5K so that I can continue to have some sort of a goal.

    Like you, I am totally new to this. I'd love to hear what others do after the PHM.
     
  8. Lawyer Mommy

    Lawyer Mommy Earning My Ears

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    If you've done 10 and 11 miles, you're ready for the race. I would not squeeze in a long run that close to the race. It will probably hurt you more than it will help. Once you feel completely better, I think it's OK to resume your schedule as planned (that is, do your short runs).

    I'm sorry that you feel so bad! Drink lots of fluids and rest. That's what you need. Good luck recovering quickly.
     
  9. MRS AR

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    I'm from s Mississippi, but I ran the Mississippi blues marathon in Jackson and it is all hills too. I'm not fast but even there I maintained a 14 min pace. I practice hills every run. My DH requested Nashville so I'm excited Thanks for the warning.
     
  10. joan4mickey

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    You will lose more by pushing your body while it is trying to fight what ever you have. Rest and if you feel like it, try a short slow run to loosen up your legs mid week. I had the same thing in 2011, day before my last LR, two weeks out from race, sick in bed. I did a short slow run mid week before the race and finished fine. More to that story, but I finished with a good time.
     
  11. joan4mickey

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    Just listen to your body. As we all should each and every run. If I feel a twing here or there I will continue to run for a few minutes and see how I am feeling. Many times it goes away, but it it continues, I will slow down and stop if need be. The main thing is knowing your body and problem areas, ie. IT, PF etc.
     
  12. Maddies Mama

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    Hello! Where are you at in south MS? I'm on the coast in Biloxi.
     
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    :offtopic::offtopic:

    I have a question regarding a different race with hopes maybe some princesses have done it before. Have any of you participated in the Rock'n'Roll half marathon? Thoughts on it? I'm debating visiting my uncle in Seattle and running in that one... But I wanted to know if any of you had done it and your experience/atmosphere! Thanks :)
     
  14. ataylorrdh

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    Ran 12 miles today in the snow....no longer nervous about finishing! All about having fun now!
     
  15. MRS AR

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    Halfway between Lucedale and Moss Point in the country.
     
  16. StarGirl11

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    I did Denver one year and it was okay.

    My trainer on the other hand hates it with a deep burning passion. The first year they did it here they weren't managing the sweeping right. And where it was usually 16 minutes from the last runner, that year it was from the front :eek:! Or so I heard. She also complained about them running out of refreshments and other such problems. Also mentioned the AZ one had problems.

    Its not enough to deter me personally (I need to sweep the Triple Crown medal as a horse racing fan). But just keep in mind that RockN'Roll has had problems before in certain locations.
     
  17. Maddies Mama

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    Practically neighbors! Nice to meet another fellow south Mississippian on the board here.
     
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    Hello all. Here we are, less than 1 week away. I just want to send out a huge thank you for all the advice and encouragement I have received. Last month I was an emotional wreck. I'm better thanks to all of you. On Sunday, we will do something that only 1% of the world's population ever does. I'm not sure if it's a girl power thing, but it is truly special. I'm still scared about the run, but I know we all will have fun! See everyone soon!

    Cheers,

    Cindy
     
  19. glovergirls

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    @Annmarieda, Nice to "meet" you. Where abouts are you, I am in Washington state too :)
     
  20. VickiHD

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    You made it through a difficult month !!!!!!

    I think it is a girl power thing and I can't wait to get out and run it.
     
  21. Disneyland_emily

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    RE: Rock n Roll- I just ran Rock n Roll St. Pete last week and overall enjoyed it (heard quite a few 'Run Disney' runners commenting how it was so much nicer than any disney race..)

    Its not on my MUST run list (didn't love the medal, concerns over the chip timing, few other minor pet peeves) but since Disney keeps pricing me out of their races I may end up running it again (since I did like their expo and take aways, course and post race goodies)

    -em
     
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