The New *Official 2013 Disney Princess Half Marathon Thread*

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  1. christinascreative

    christinascreative Mouseketeer

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    Woops- forgot to post a question here for people training. I ran 5 miles for the first time ever yesterday -- my time was 1:06. I ran a 5k 2 weeks ago and that time was 00:41:02. Seems like I'm steady at a 13:20/30ish mile pace. I'm obviously going to keep training and increasing my long runs each week, but is there a way to figure out what I might be at a 13.1? Or do I just keep going and I will get there? :)
     
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  3. KristinU

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    Congrats on your 5 miler!!! And yes, just keep going and you will get there. There's no magical equation that I've ever heard of. The speed will come with time...and know that you really can't work on speed and distance at the same time, so don't get critical with yourself on speed when you're making great progress in the distance department. Keep rocking it like you are and you'll be in great shape!:cool2:
     
  4. christinascreative

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    Thanks- easier said than done on that critical part but I really am enjoying the longer distances as I go along. I started out barely able to run up a hill or go 1/8 of a lap around our lake without walking. To run around our lake- it's pretty hilly but I enjoy doing my long runs there because it's pretty and 3 laps around is 5.01 miles. Now I'm able to run some of the uphills and even part of the mega hills ;)

    Since the P1/2 is mostly flat with a few ramps- my goal is to train on the harder environment and maybe it will seem like a piece of cake? :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2: Probably not but I want to finish- and finish strong. I am afraid of the van and balloon lady!
     
  5. jodipaige2004

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    We got the Race Retreat for us and our families too - same thinking as posted earlier - we wanted it to be fun for the kids and low stress for our cheerleaders. And WE wanted to go VIP for the retreat and not be rushed through it afterwards!!! This way, the kids can have something fun to do as well. And if the weather is not in our favour (knock wood), at least we will know they are warm while we run!

    I would also love to hear from others who have done the Platinum ChEAR Squad about what characters were available and what things were set up for the kids to do during the race.

    I just ran my hardest race ever this weekend - 10K of hills, hills and more hills! But I PR'ed with 57:14 - so excited! One big step closer to the Princess!

    Jodi

    www.2princessesontherun.wordpress.com
     
  6. VickiHD

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    Wow !!! That's a long flight---but it's great that you will not have any trouble getting up early race morning !!
     
  7. smileyk8

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    I found the time difference really helpful for races. Coming from the UK we always wake between 4-5am during the first few holiday days... Perfect :)
     
  8. longhorns2

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    Nice job! You will get faster with time, but you can also use a few calculators online to try to guesstimate where you might be at this point.

    http://www.mcmillanrunning.com/index.php/calcUsage/calculate

    At current 1:06 for 5 miles you would be in the 3:04 hr range for a half according to mcmillan.
     
  9. christinascreative

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    I'm hoping I get faster with time! That's got sweeper written all over it, no? :confused:
     
  10. Cripey

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    If you're at a 13:20 pace now and just keep that with no improvement, you're ahead of the sweepers. They start after the last person crosses the start line and pick up anyone not maintaining a 16 minute/mile pace. So..even if you are the absolute last person across the start line, and you keep the pace you're doing now, you will not be swept. The earlier you cross the start line, the further ahead of the sweeper you will be and you'll have some cushion in there.
     
  11. christinascreative

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    Whew ok. I thought they swept people over 3 hours for some reason but this makes more sense. I think I need afternoon coffee. :D
     
  12. MVBowers111

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    I hiope someone can help me...I signed up for the Princess this morning but when I got to the screen after paying, the screen said it was processing my credit card and could take up to three minutes, I waited for 10 and nothing happened. I sent an email to rundisney to ask if I was indeed registered or needed to do it again, but haven't heard back. Has anyone had this happen and the registration really had gone through? I just want to make sure I'm registered before the price goes up...

    TIA
     
  13. tstidm1

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    Thinking about doing the Royal Family 5K for my first 5k, but can't seem to find a separate thread on this. I am a guy (Can't do the 5K during Marathon due to doing a five day trip two months earlier) and am not sure whether it's a good first time 5K. This leads to my questions on this.

    1. Do they allow walking for a 5K? I am simply trying to keep an 16-18 minute pace instead of a 15 minute pace.

    2. How gentleman friendly is it? Will I be one of the few guys doing it?

    3. How first timer friendly is it on things like hilliness and safety? Does the race fill up really early?

    4. Is it smart to stay off site the night before? I know it starts fairly early that morning, but need to be careful with room costs because I will probably be doing it solo.

    Thanks for your help on this.
     
  14. Princess on the Run

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    My DH is running it solo. He'll have the boys while I run Sunday so we're going to cheer him on Saturday at the 5K before the kids do their races. If you are on FB, there are lots of pictures posted of each event and you'll seen lots of guys doing the Royal Family 5K. You won't be the only one!
     
  15. fashionista311

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    mcmillan assumes you are running 70 miles/week, which clearly most of us aren't :lmao: so you have to account for more fade, especially in a long distance race, then the calculator does
     
  16. KristinU

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    Nice Job!!! :banana:

    My DH did the 5k in 2011. Based on what he said about the race, it is very first timer friendly. And he definitely didn't complain about being a guy. I don't remember the ratio, but I think a lot of men do it...especially if they also run but need to play support/babysitter for the half for their partner. Do know that the 5k isn't (or at least wasn't) chip timed, so if you want a real time you won't get one, but you'll be able to check the clock when you finish (my DH complained about this, but he's a pretty fast runner and it wasn't his first race.) It is definitely more of a fun run than a competitive race. And it is mostly through Epcot, so very very flat. It doesn't start too wicked early, so I think you'd be fine staying offsite and driving over for the race in the morning. Just allow yourself a nice ample amount of time.
     
  17. KristinU

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    And that's a cool calculator! I was able to input the mileage per week, though, so maybe give it another visit.
     
  18. DeerIsleDisney

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    Just registered...waited til the last days of the discount price. Can't wait!! Traveling with my daughter for a special mom/daughter 13th birthday trip. Reservations at the Beach Club. Still on a high from the Disneyland 1/2 marathon and glad to have the Princess 1/2 on the horizon.
     
  19. the_princess

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    This is what I am thinking as well.

    You should get a confirmation e-mail, if not not, then I don't think it went through...
     
  20. christinascreative

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    I put in my mileage per week- and it's still 3:04 for a 1/2 when I put in my 5 mile time. 70 miles a week? :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2: Um no.
     
  21. christinascreative

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    I just thought of another question-- corrals.
    They say to submit your time if you are under 2:45, right? Can you submit your time even if you're over that-- and end up with a better corral than the one all the way at the back of the pack?
     
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