OFFICIAL 2014 WDW Marathon Countdown: WE DID IT! Congrats everyone!

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  1. cewait

    cewait DIS Veteran

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    I have stay all over the property and you will find that all are well served for the race.

    I think the Pop or Animation may be the better economy choice as they are closer to the expo as well as close to the race. Plus the resorts are a little smaller than the All Star complex.

    Any of the moderates will work fine if that is in your budget range.

    If you have a strong desire to stay at a particular resort, I would book as soon as 2014 reservations open. That will kepp you from being blocked out. The caveat to this is that you can always rebook once any discounts are announced. The rebooking will not cause you to lose your room. Keep an eye on sites like Mouse Savers to for any discounting that may occur.

    Oh, Make your reservations through Central Reservations and not the marathon reservations. The Central reservations (407-WDW-Disney) folks will have deeper discounts if they are announced.
     
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  3. drummerwife

    drummerwife This princess saves herself!

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    Has anybody used a treadmill desk in their training? I’m planning on walking goofy and unfortunately I’m stuck inside for most of the day. I’ve made a desk top that sits on top of the arms of the treadmill so I can put my computer on it and it works really well. My only concern is I have to walk slow so I can still type. I’m still going out on the weekends for my long walks, but do you think walking 2-3 hours a day at a really slow pace the rest of the week would be of any benefit? Thanks for any advice.
     
  4. THKlovesDisney

    THKlovesDisney Earning My Ears

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    Just booked January stay for the Goofy. 10 years after my first marathon at Disney, it will be my 10th full. But first Goofy!!! This trip will be without kids, as we will be too tired.

    Add me to the list of those looking forward to the Goofy in 2014!
     
  5. baseballmickey

    baseballmickey DDC #644

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    Hi! :wave:

    Very excited about running in 2014! DW says we can go if I run. I've never run more than a handfull of miles (back in high school). I am 2 weeks into my 5k program. I am unsure if I will register for the half or the full. It will depend on my progress by the time registration time comes around. If it's only the half, then so be it.

    Looking forward to sharing this adventure with all of you!
     
  6. coco392

    coco392 Mouseketeer

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    bugger I'm out - airfares from Australia for that time of year just too much. 3000 plus each for the three of us.

    rescheduled for September 1100 airfares plus accomodation at just about everywhere much cheaper
     
  7. helloirishkitty

    helloirishkitty DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for this :) I keep changing our plans and now am losing my mind! Lol... Our other option is stay at BLT until Sunday, cruise on the Dream for four days, fly to LA, run tink and then come home. I really want to run Tink, but I would also love 7 days on the Fantasy. So torn.
     
  8. bmer1rick

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    We have sailed both the Dream and the Fantasy and like the Fantasy MUCH better. I really believe you will have no problem getting to the ship on time.

    Remember, the ships don't cut off boarding till 3:30pm. So, even the worst case.. You are in the last corral and don't start until 6:30 or so (corrals start 7 min apart with first one starting at 5:30) and run the min pace (16 mm) and finish in 3:30 mins. That gets you done by 10:00. Lets say it takes you 30 mins to get to BLT (normally takes about 20 mins). You get to the hotel by 10:30.. an hour to change and shower.. Bus pickup at 12:00 and to the ship by 1 pm.. You should be great.
     
  9. DisneyParrothead

    DisneyParrothead Mouseketeer

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    Now that my vacation has been approved :goodvibes I'm starting to think maybe I should put together a running outfit. The problem is, my favorite princess isn't even Disney. It's Princess Buttercup, and I can't find a straight red running top I would wear.
     
  10. liznboys

    liznboys <font color="red">I wish upon stars!<br><font colo

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  11. DEA

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    Hi folks,

    My DW (myweegirls) already put her name in for next year here on the thread, so I thought I should throw myself into the fray as well. At the moment, the plan is to do the Goofy Challenge. I know I was really happy with my Half Marathon accomplishment in January, until I saw everyone with their Goofy medals on Sunday, and felt like I should have done more. Next January, I hope to have my chance.

    Anyway, I'm in for all the craziness, and look forward to sharing the course with you all.
     
  12. FFigawi

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    Or even plain red like this too:

    http://www.sportsciencewear.com/shop/smarter-womens-v-neck-tee/
     
  13. DisneyParrothead

    DisneyParrothead Mouseketeer

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  14. cepmom

    cepmom <font color=red>Mine are painted too<br><font colo

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    I'm in for the 1/2 next year! Never done a 1/2 before (have only done a couple 5K's) I am just getting back into running this week, I had been hit by a car while running back in April 2011, had some relatively minor injuries (broken wrist, broken fibula and torn shoulder labrum) fractures healed well enough but the shoulder had been giving me trouble all along. I finally had the surgery to repair the labrum tear in September 2012, but I also had an unexpected hysterectomy thrown in to the mix last February 2012. (It's been a bad 2 years :headache:)

    Anyway, I just got cleared to get back to running last week...

    Starting slowly, and I am able to run a mile at a time right now, but I have to take it slowly because the shoulder is still not 100% yet.

    it will be a long, slow road to get ready for a 1/2, but I am determined to get there!!
     
  15. cewait

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    Looks like I will not be staying in the OKW resort for 2014 SO... The weather will be temperate.

    I came down with the flu just after Goofy and last week was the first time I could string together a run where I did not feel like I was trying to run with a microscopic branchial system. I was attempting to start a streak... guess that started last week instead of last December.

    I am planning on running all Disney FL races in 2014. This real issue for me is that I really do not like paying $50+ for untimed events (aka 5k events).



    ORN (obligatory running note): Ran a really slow 3 miler this morning.
     
  16. cewait

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    I was hit by a car in 2009 while on a business trip to Marco Island. I came out 100% lucky on the incident coming out with a nice set of bruises.

    You are on the right track... take it slow and easy - one day at a time. You are going to have a great half
     
  17. camandjacksmom

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    Sorry that OKW is out! What do you mean the weather will be temperate? For January 2014? What forecast are you looking at that is predicting 2014? I'm interested in looking at that because I plan on several races also!!
     
  18. cepmom

    cepmom <font color=red>Mine are painted too<br><font colo

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    thanks! Its scary to think about how many people have been hit while walking/running! I consider myself lucky as well...it could have been a lot worse! The physical injuries are one thing ...the psychological injury I think is worse :sad2:I have lingering anxiety about running/walking near busy roads, and mostly moved to walking/running on side streets or trails. (or on a treadmill since we just got 2 feet of snow dumped on us last week) One day at a time!! Looking forward to running the 1/2 and taking my life back!:cheer2:
     
  19. allsassy612

    allsassy612 Earning My Ears

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    I am IN!! Hubby & I are going to do the 5k together. And my best friend & I will be doing the half marathon together. She is also going for the Goofy challenge that weekend. Soooo excited! Let the training begin :-)
     
  20. NitroStitch

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    My very slow running self (especially in the heat and humidity) is grateful you aren't going to stay at OKW for 2014! :lmao:

    I hope you feel much better soon - breathing is extremely important even when you aren't running.

    I agree on the high and increasing prices of the untimed events, but somehow I keep suckering myself into a lot of them... :)
     
  21. Diskidatheart

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    Yay!!!! No OKW for Coach! :thumbsup2 All 2014 Marathoners thank you! Hopefully you aren't staying at the same place you did when it was sleeting a few years ago. I'm hoping for normal temperatures for my first Goofy!

    Glad your feeling better and able to run, even if it is a slow run.
     

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