Official WDW Marathon Weekend 2013 Thread-Part 2

Discussion in 'Events/Competition' started by liznboys, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. angieruns

    angieruns Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the responses about the buses. I think we return to the hotel and then hop the bus to the expo. Hope we have enough time to make it to the kid races.
     
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  3. JeffW

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    If it's the Mickey Mile, note that the start time is 1.5 hours after the start of the other kids races.
     
  4. LSUfan4444

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    That was a good one - has anyone seen this one? Not specific to marathon training, but still funny and I am sure some people here can relate to the sacrifices made while training.

    http://www.trijuice.com/2010/12/im_training_for_an_ironman_con.htm

    ADULT LANGUAGE IN VIDEO
     
  5. angieruns

    angieruns Earning My Ears

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    Unfortunately no. The youngest starts at 11:15. No shower for DH until later. :lmao:
     
  6. dislvr74

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    Thanks for the marathon spectator information!
     
  7. MightyDuck001

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    Yes!! Please!

    Bag check I've never done. I know for W&D people changed out of their running clothes because they hung around EPCOT for another couple of hours but personally I have what I call my "personal bag check" aka my sister who is meeting me near the finish. On me I'll have my phone, camera and room key but I'll have her bring a jacket if it's chilly and my flip flops so I can take my sneakers off. I LOVE being able to take my sneakers off.

    I can already hear myself going "aaahhh" as I slide them off and wait to see if I still have all my toenails...
     
  8. 2gr8DisneyKids

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    Is there a Thurs dinner meet-up?
     
  9. Sabeking

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    Holy Cow this thread is moving fast! I would love a tattoo but I don't think we are going to make it. I promised the kids we would go to AK but if we have time we will come by. Thanks for the offer; where did you get them by the way? I will look for all you lime green folks and wish shirts!
     
  10. belle2211

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    Hi all! 2 random questions

    1) After the half, is there a place to get our medals engraved? I got them done for ToT and W&D, but both of those had in park parties afterwards. Do they have them in the parking lot somewhere or not do them?

    2) Question about PT...I have gone 2 times now for my knee (no one can decide if its ITBS or runners knee or both). Anyways, the first time was last Thursday. The physical therapist showed me a bunch of stretches to do and how to use a foam roller and told me to do them at home. Great. So I've been doing them everyday. I went back yesterday and they just had me do the same thing again. Nothing new. Is that normal? I feel like I paid $25 for what I had been doing at home!
     
  11. Reep

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    Most of the work for PT is knowing what to do and doing it. For ITBS the foam roller and ITBS stretches are the key (and not increasing mileage or distance too much and not running on sloped roads). For Runner's Knee it is usually about getting the inflammation down and strengthening your quads. That's about all that really can be done.

    It should be easy to distinguish the two. ITBS hurts directly on the exterior side of the knee. Runner's Knee is like under the knee cap. I have had both in the past. If you have ITBS, be very careful at WDW. The roads are highly canted in many places. Always look for where the road is the flattest and try and stay on that line.
     
  12. RunRookie

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    Last January, there was a tent area where you could take your medal and have it engraved on the spot. It costs $25 'cash' and you give them your medal and wait about 15 minutes before it is completed. They have a laptop and pull your official finish time right there if you want that engraved. So bring some cash with you.
     
  13. jmasgat

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    If PT has given you a regimen of strengthening and stretching to do, and you are comfortable doing them on your own, then my opinion (not medical) is that you should be fine doing it on your own. I speak from experience. I went to PT for IT band when I first had it and at $100+ a pop for sessions it was an expensive fix. In January when I had strained hip flexors, I just had the doc give me the exercises and skipped PT.

    PT is great for some injuries--they helped me when I had my herniated cervical disk (diagnosed it before my sports med guy)--but for others, I think--and my doctor thinks--it's okay to go it alone.

    Maura
     
  14. DisneyDaze36

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    Long time lurker, first time poster!

    I can not thank everyone on this thread enough! You have all answered so many questions for a first time half marathoner! This will be my husband and my first half marathon. What a better place to do it at than Disney!!

    We are even more excited about taking a Disney trip without our 3 boys!!! Haven't done Disney without them since they started arriving!

    Best of luck to everyone and have a magical run!!!
    Jen:cheer2:
     
  15. Sabeking

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    Welcome Jen and good luck to and your DH!;)
     
  16. tehvalerie

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    That's exactly why I stopped going to PT--except my copay was $60!! We never did anything hands-on, she just gave me things to work on at home. I quit after the third appointment. Obviously this would vary person to person, but no, I don't think it's incredibly uncommon.
     
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    I will echo this about the roadways in WDW. Through the years I have found that running the traffic stripes is about the flattest spot on the roadway. This would apply to the long stretches on World, Bear Island and Osceola. Running the stripes comes with a hazard that many from the north have not seen; raised divider line reflectors. You know, the little things about every 2-3 lines that go bump, bump it you are changing lanes. They are not tall and are only a hazard if you step on one funny or toe into one. The other hazard of running the stripes is that since flatter than the lanes on either side; it also collects a small amount of water in a rain event. If taking this route, beware of the reflectors and puddles.
     
  18. mickeysgal

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    Just checked weather again...low 57 high 76. No rain, slight wind at 9mph.
     
  19. 2gr8DisneyKids

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    Hooray! So much better than a high of 12-22 and snow!
     
  20. sunshine girl

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    It depends where you check, and which day... I am seeing anything from a 0-75% chance of rain for Saturday and a 0-75% chance of rain for Sunday, and temperature prediction differences from a high/low of 60/48 to 81/63 for Sunday (AccuWeather, Weather.com and Weather Underground this morning). It's zany!! :)

    Weatherist (which is still in beta but does have some Orlando info) tries to provide some accuracy analysis, but it's limited.

    Anyway I know it's silly of me to obsess over the weather this far out, but that's not stopping me from obsessing anyway! :sunny:
     
  21. cewait

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    Hoping for COOLER wather than the 57-60F start in the current predictions.
     

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