Official 2013 Tower of Terror 10 Miler

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  1. PE_TCR

    PE_TCR Disney Cruise Adict

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    I am all signed up. This will be my first Disney run. I have been registered for the marathon for a while. That will be my first marathon. This seemed to be a good training run. I am doing a half a few weeks before and another half a few weeks after. Figured this would also be a good way to get a feel for how it will work in Jan.
     
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  3. annmarieda

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    Since we are talking about shoes after the race... this came as perfect timing!

    I purchased a pair of Nike comfort sandals at the phm expo. I think I paid just about $40 for them. They are super comfy...

    Well, today they are on sale at JcPenney.com

    Using the code 4FRIENDS it brings them down to $16 before shipping and tax. Having them shipped to the store instead of home gives free shipping.

    so I was able to get two (sizes and colors are running low though..) for less than the price I paid for one at the expo.
     
  4. willrunforwine

    willrunforwine Earning My Ears

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    Welcome! This was my first runDisney event last year (my first race ever, actually), and it was a blasteven with the oppressive humidity.

    I also second all the thoughts on bringing comfy shoes (at the very least) to change into afterward. I brought flip flops and a lightweight dress last year. Quick, simple, and (most importantly), dry! =)
     
  5. Larrabe

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    Hey, everyone! Add me to the list of folks who can't wait to run the TOT! This will be my second Disney event with my running group. I'm so excited! :)

    I really need to get on the ball and book our hotel room, though. Man, five years ago, I would have had everything super-ultra planned already, but now, I'm like, eh, I'll do it tomorrow! My inner commando is so ashamed. ;)

    Can't wait to get to know all you better!
     
  6. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

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    And today I discovered that "adventure runs" are not for me. Did one with the family through roadrunnersports, and all I got was wet (raining!), cold (not warm!), and lost as heck in a town I do not know at all. And I reminded myself how much I dislike this one version of googlemaps vs the one I normally use.

    The good news is that DS and I liked the running part. And will appreciate it very much a few months after the TOT race, when he and I do the 5K during the January marathon week, because they won't make us figure out where to go. Turns out...I like signs. :)


    And I am now also hoping that it Does Not Rain during the 10miler. My feet aren't huge fans of being overly damp! Hope hope hope.
     
  7. Larrabe

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    Awesome schedule, and I'm doing the BWC 5k, too! I ran it in 2011 and had a blast. Long, long lines for the port-o-potties, though! Are you doing the 8 week training program?
     
  8. holleypie

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    Hey, I "know" you! I'm not sure if we've ever properly interacted, but I know your work and recognized your photos. How's that for creepy? My name is Holly Nicole; we're facebook pals. :)
     
  9. PE_TCR

    PE_TCR Disney Cruise Adict

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    I am shooting for my first marathon in Jan! I'm running thr WDW Marathon and this seems to work perfect into my schedule. Here is my running schedule for races so far.

    4/21 Oshkosh 5K
    5/25 Color Run 5K (Racine, WI)
    6/15 Rock 'n Soul 1/2 marathon (Milwaukee, WI)
    7/11 Storm the Bastille 10K (Milwaukee, WI)
    7/20 Milwaukee Brewers Saussage Race 5K (Milwaukee, WI)
    8/11 Color Run 5K (Milwaukee, WI)
    8/24 Electric Run 5K (Racine, WI)
    9/22 Biggest Loser 1/2 marathon (Racine, WI)
    10/5 TOWER OF TERROR 10 MILER!
    10/26 Skeleton Skamper 1/2 marathon (Racine, WI)
    1/12 WDW Marathon

    I am sure I will have some other races in there as well. I find the races keep me more motivated to keep up the training. It amazes me that the 5K races have become my fun off days/short runs. I would have NEVER thought that woudl be the case.
     
  10. annmarieda

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    Ah... did you do the one up in Kent? I thought about it... looked...interesting. I am really trying to decide if those adventure/fun runs are for me. So the course wasn't well marked? :scratchin I am glad maybe that I didn't decide to try it. Also... the rain.. yeah... a bit too rainy last night. (it was an evening gig, right?)
     
  11. bumbershoot

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    Yep, in Kent.

    the event started at 6. At 6 they sent out emails with links to googlemaps to those who had pre-registered. They also dropped the tarp off of a huge map. The maps showed locations where you could go to to get raffle tickets.

    If I had stopped and really looked at the big map, if I had perhaps written things down on what the names of places were, or where they were, it would have been MUCH better. INtsead I relied on the googlemap. Unfortunately, the version they used isn't the one I have downloaded, and it kept rebooting and disappearing on me. So I had no idea where I was going, either on a map or with the name of the stores.

    DH was walking it, DS was going with me, and he was interested in RUNNING. As was I, really. But most of the stops were right there in Kent Station, so the whole running thing was a bit silly.

    What I should have done was note the locations of the faraway places, and just run to those places. Then come back in to Kent Station to get those raffle tickets before the end. But we ended up following the crowd. Silly silly me.

    I'm still highly annoyed at the whole thing, and at my reaction to it all. I'm also annoyed at DS and DH, who had all the info that I did, but kept looking to me like I knew more (like Harry Potter in book 7, where Ron thinks he knows more than he does).

    It's mainly an event to get together and run around Kent a bit, and to get raffle tickets and discover burrito places and Naked Pizza and maybe win some prizes.


    Because it's a hunt, the only signs are outside the establishments giving out the raffle tickets. Otherwise you have to go by the map or your photo of the big map. More of a scavenger hunt. And I knew all this, but didn't know how I would react to it. turns out I really hate the feeling of being lost, and despite having the googlemap on my phone, I felt lost, especially b/c it kept rebooting.


    Blah blah blah. :)


    Eh, light of day and thinking of "go to far places first then come back", I realize that I could do it again, just with better expectations. Also, I discovered Redhook's Wit beer, which was quite delicious (they have a beer garden after). Also discovered my need for a waterproof running jacket. How convenient that a sporting goods store puts on the event, eh? :3dglasses
     
  12. annmarieda

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    Sounds... interesting. I can see why you would be annoyed. But there were prizes, yes? Hopefully you got something to cherish out of the event... besides frustration. ;)
     
  13. RedskinFan

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    I ran the BWC 5K last year and really loved the ice cold towels and roses handed out at the finish line.

    I am following Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Novice 2 training program to get ready for my June 2nd half. I am seriously thinking about registering for the Great Chesapeake Bay Wellness Race and Family Walk (http://dhmh.maryland.gov/eshc/SitePages/Home.aspx) since running a 10K on Mother's Day weekend is part of the training plan. Kids under 12 are free and the post race catered pancake breakfast sounds yummy!:goodvibes DH can't do a 10K but he can definitely handle a 3K walk with the kids.

    Have you registered for any other local races?
     
  14. bumbershoot

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    I did actually win a prize. :) All food-related, which is difficult because I'm still working on getting to the goal weight, LOL.

    Time (the whole 29 hours since then) has started to fix the annoyance, though. I could see giving it another shot. Of course most of that is because I bought a t-shirt for it, LOL. Ran in it today, good shirt.
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    Question about running 10 miles (important for the topic of the thread, LOL). If a couple of my toes are already hurting at 5, is it going to be horrid by 10?

    Or do toes toughen up as you get more training in?
     
  15. annmarieda

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    Wondered if you saw the pictures on their facebook page...

    And as for the toes... personally, I found if my toes hurt... they hurt more with distance. Keep in mind I consider myself to be fairly new to running... but in my limited experience... if my toes are hurting it is usually due to shoes...either wrong shoe... wrong size... OR wrong lacing method. I have to watch how I lace my shoes!!! I have the wide around the mid foot..narrow at the heel... ::yes:: hard to make that tight enough so it won't slip off without making it too tight. Certain lacing methods fix that for me.
     
  16. Larrabe

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    Nah, that's not creepy at all ... unless me snooping at your Facebook page with my morning coffee is creepy. ;)

    Awesome, you're a writer, runner, and Disney lover? You totally speak my language, then! What genre do you write? And your kid is absolutely adorable - he looks so much like my nephew at that age! :)
     
  17. Larrabe

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    Yes, the towels and roses were great! Did they make you stop right after the finish line to clip timers from shoelaces again, though? In 2011, I was about two seconds from heaving after finishing and I desperately needed to walk it off, but I couldn't get through with all the runners stopped. Things almost got ugly. :eek: Then I took a free Tiger Milk because, you know, it was free and chocolatey. Huge, HUGE mistake! :sick: I'm hoping to make better decisions this year. ;)

    I did have big, awesome plans to run the Iron Girl on 4/28, the Frederick Nut Job 5k & 1/2, and Maryland Full ... but then I decided to put that money toward the TOT since we have annual passes. :woohoo: I might do a 10k in the fall in hopes for a new PR to use for the Princess Half, though.
     
  18. holleypie

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    Thanks--I think he's pretty adorable too. :)

    My debut YA came out in 2010 and since then I've been writing mostly YA and some MG, without any bites. It's a tough business!
     
  19. Weluvdisny

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    Did you guys see that Sparkle Skirts is having a sale? I haven't bought one before but the sale prices are great! Maybe I will do a costume theme for the TOT after all! :woohoo:
     
  20. Sehsun

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    The training programs on the runDisney website have been updated!

    Click here and you can find the ToT ones listed. :) There are 3 different programs.
     
  21. moonlitelace

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    It's about time!!
     

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