Official 2013 Tower of Terror 10 Miler

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  1. doombuqqy

    doombuqqy DIS Veteran

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    Hey guys I have been keeping up with all the posts, love all of the information and encouragement. I have a question. Trying to decide which shoes to wear. I have a pair of asics that I love but the glue let go on a run:crazy2: I can shoe goo them. I have been running with my shox but was told they are notorious for causing shin splints. I appreciate any advice, even if it means purchasing a different shoe. I was supposed to run the TOT last year but majorly tore my gastronemis muscle in Jan and it still had'nt fully healed when I went back to work in October. I got the ok to start training in May. That leg still gives me fits but I can usully get it worked out around mile 3.
     
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  3. MickeyMinnieMom

    MickeyMinnieMom If you ticket it, they will come... ;)

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    I never do online checkin, but for a different reason. We always have 2 reservations made with two separate DVC memberships, and while I am assured the reservations are linked (ie they see when assigning rooms that we are there for 12 days total - not the 9 days of our first res.), it isn't always so. We've been told we'd have to change rooms part way through the trip until we escalated to a manager. Don't want to deal with that if I can avoid it!

    Also gives us some flexibility wrt room assignment sometimes. Easier to sort this stuff out at the checkin desk than try to fix anything after we're technically already checked in.

    Wrt the package -- I'd hope they have a system in place to get your bands set up if you've used online checkin. I'm overly cautious, perhaps, but I'd wait to check in upon arrival. Just my two cents.
     
  4. Castle2Castle

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    Are you comfortable running in your Shox? I would think if they haven't given you a problem in the past that they would be better than a pair that's falling apart or a new pair that you won't have much time to truly test ahead of the race. Shin splints are one of those things that are hard to pin down a definite cause, so I wouldn't write off a pair of shoes if you have experience running in them without issue. My fiancee was told that the KSwiss Tubes she started running in were just horrible for runners, but as a less hardcore racer she still swears they were some of the best shoes she's run in. :confused3

    Definitely think that known shoes > unknown (new) shoes > falling apart shoes. My $0.02 anyway. Whichever shoes you go with, I hope you have a good run! :thumbsup2
     
  5. bumbershoot

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    That's always possible. When you get there make sure you let them know, again, that it's your same group, same type of room, etc. If they can make it happen, they will.


    And FWIW I've had CMs want to change things for us, or CMs *have to* change things for us, even when we've used online checkin. It has never seemed to be a problem for them to change things.
     
  6. doombuqqy

    doombuqqy DIS Veteran

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    Thank you. I have had minor shin splints with the shox but I am not sure it is the shoes fault. My other shoes are awesome except I had them in my trunk to take for a run and I think the heat made the glue release while I was running :laughing: I was running along and noticed they felt weird and realized the glue separated on both of them. They are in great shape I just am worried I will wear the wrong shoe. I think I will try again with the shox and see how it goes.
     
  7. MickeyMinnieMom

    MickeyMinnieMom If you ticket it, they will come... ;)

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    :scared1: Is this a common thing to have happen?? I just noticed the other day that one shoe from my new pair of Asics makes a squeaking-type of sound... only one of them. I couldn't figure out why... now I'm paranoid that I'll be running along and it'll come apart!! :rotfl: :scared1:
     
  8. heyitsmejosh

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    what if they started the race, got as far as they could walk and then just dropped out? that would work wouldnt it?
     
  9. jpeka65844

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    Hi ToT runners! I'm not running this year but would like to next year. DH and I both run and we want to do it but don't want to leave the kids at home. We all adore Halloween and really want to experience this time of year as a family!

    We're not sure what to do with kids during the race as it seems unlikely we'll have an additional adult with us on this trip. And if we do, they'll probably be running too! :-)

    Is anyone using Kids Nite Out or Fairy Godmother services for child care? Can you tell me about the details if you are? Thanks!
     
  10. cewait

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    Fall is HERE in CFL! No need to worry about the heat.......:rolleyes1

    Ok, a little dose of reality, a front came through and dropped the dew point this morning to 69F; down from the mid 70's. The temperature remains 72-73 but it feels great. The dew point will drop again tomorrow morning into the 60's and pull the temperatures into the upper 60’s. From there the seasonal temps of low at 70 and highs in the upper 80's settles in.

    I was toying with running a 15k this weekend and these forecasts may have made up my mind.
     
  11. MightyDuck001

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    Do they give out a wristband to runners and people just going to the party? At W&D I got a wristband, I didn't plan on wearing my number for the party since I'm changing...
     
  12. Freight Train

    Freight Train Earning My Ears

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    Thanks! I just called runDisney and they confirmed I could pick up my daughter's packet without her being present (in case anyone else has that issue).
     
  13. lilbuddy88

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    Hi all we are doing the 5k and the kids races. I have a question for those who have done it in the past. How strict are they with the 16 min mike pacing. I can meet it but I've been trying with my mom and she is currently finishing at 50 to 51 mins. I really want to walk with her to give her support. She wants to finish and not be picked up. If you a slightly behind the pacing will they force her to be picked up?
     
  14. PrincessV

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    :scared1: :faint: :sad: This is the time of year that feels most cruel over here on the Tampa Bay coast... you guys actually start feeling some relief at night, while the Gulf keeps us warm and humid for another month or more. It's always such a shock, how nice Orlando evenings and mornings feel in comparison! ~sigh~ "Upper 60's" has such a nice ring to it... :goodvibes
     
  15. Castle2Castle

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    I've only done half marathons and marathons this year, but there's a bit of built-in leniency in the 16:00/mi pace already. That time starts from the last person to cross the starting line, so if you're toward the front or middle-of-pack, you have the 16:00 + time between you cross and that person crosses the start line. From what I've read and heard from those who have done other 5ks in the past, it sounds like Disney is perhaps a bit more lenient with the 5k times (used to be untimed), too. Still, you'll have a bit of a buffer if you're not in the last corral, or if you are in the last corral, you can create a bit of a buffer by trying to start ahead of the back of it.
     
  16. cewait

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    Don't worry, you are well within time. Generally, the last finishers are maintaining about a 20 minute pace or a hair over 60 minutes clock time. I would think that with this event being a cross country run, the mouse would be even more lenient. The reasoning behind the leniency is that the 5ks do not follow any public roadway so there is no pressure to re0open a road. In addition, the park with the course usually opens well past the end of the 5K event. Saying this, if you two decide to stop and sit on a park bench, all bets are off

    As info, there is no official timing on the Disney 5ks

    Go out and have fun. :thumbsup2
     
  17. SunDial

    SunDial Where Are The Umbrella Hats

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    Now you know that wont last long but send that cool weather further south. You know we have 10 1/2 months of summer a year. Heat wont be to bad for me since i have been running in the evening when i go. Temps have been upper 80' to low 90's down here. I am ready to go have fun.
     
  18. MickeyMinnieMom

    MickeyMinnieMom If you ticket it, they will come... ;)

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    They don't chip time the 5Ks? That seems odd. Seems like even the smallest races around here just about all are timed.
     
  19. cewait

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    Strange isn't it? A small $25 local 5k has chip timing, tech shirts and must compensate off duty LEO's for street control yet a Disney 5k costs $60, is not timed, hands out cotton shirts and is run entirely off the public roadways.

    Disney has not chip timed the 5K's since the early 2000's. I thought they would the January 5K due to needing some way to monitor Dopey runners, but to date, the information still omits the chip timing. But thinking it through I am betting the Dopey runner's bib will be used for both the 5 and 10k runs and a finish mat will be energized on the 5K Thursday to record Dopey runner's finishes. (Note not the start times, only on at the finish line to record the fact the runner passed the spot.)
     
  20. belle2211

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    Miracle Miles? I'll be there too! I signed up last minute last night.
     
  21. bumbershoot

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    Following the "finish upright" training program (though not on the exact same days).....paraphrasing myself from the "wall" thread....

    Today I did 11 miles in the rain. Ended up splitting it in two halves (getting chilled between) because of a lightning storm that rolled through (SCARY!). I finished like an hour after I thought I would, and made my family wait for me (I was taking a VERY roundabout way to the Y and I was supposed to get there around the same time they did for Aikido, 2 hours after I started). I was wearing clothes that were fine in the daytime but made me nearly invisible when I finished in the nighttime b/c of that storm...

    And I mapped it just with a map, and didn't realize how many sidewalks would be missing, etc etc etc. Oh, and I have below-shoulder-length hair, it was soaked, and at around 6 miles I lost my ponytail holder b/c I guess it wasn't tight enough. :headache:

    But...I did it. Did it! I've never ran that far. Ever.

    I both feel like "yeah, of course, I mean I *have* been training" and also "omg omg omg omg!" Gonna guess that's somewhat common. :)


    And now, I suppose, I now enter the "taper" part of training? No more long runs on the "upright" plan that I recall...
     

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