The New *Official 2013 Disney Princess Half Marathon Thread*

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  1. poohbear8

    poohbear8 DIS Veteran

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    I've read it is due to the Brave's Spring training schedule.

    Plan to arrive early. I think parking will be tricky!

    I found one at the Under Armour outlet that is a sweatshirt material hoodie, but they say it is water proof. I think this is the one I got (it is warm! I wore it out once morning to walk the dog, when it was 36 and felt fine, though my hands were freezing because I forgot the gloves :scared1:) : http://www.underarmour.com/shop/us/en/womens-armour-fleece-storm-full-zip-hoody/pid1232480-462

    I'm hoping you heal quickly! :goodvibes

    YES, you can do this!! I was never a runner, but loved the idea. I was at WDW in January and after seeing all of the ages and body types of the marathon runners I knew I wanted to do a race. My DH told me if I trained he would send me back. I started training Jan. 10th of this year and ran the Royal Family 5k (non-stop due to a fear of being swept...I should have walked some :confused3) in Feb! I have also done a 10K and the TOT race. I am signed up for the Princess and have plans for go for coast to coast in 2014. Also, I have extra fluffiness also, which I hope I will loose once I starte moving consistently again!

    I live outside of DC and would love to run it. I don't know DC that well and it does intimidate me!

    If I sign up with the group and they draw my name, I am stuck doing it, since they will charge my credit card, right? I don't have any running buddies locally, so it would be nice to have someone run with me in DC. I am not able to run now still :sad1:, so I am worried about signing up. I see the foot Dr on the 3rd for a follow up. He has asked that I not run until then to allow the tendonitis in my heel to get better and for me to get used to the new insoles. I want to start training again, especially since I haven't done any running since the TOT.:sad2:
     
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  3. Princess on the Run

    Princess on the Run Sprinkling Pixie Dust!!!

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    I don't have that specific one but I have another UA Storm top and it is waterproof for practical purposes. I wore it to a rainy football game and stayed dry. I don't know that I'd try swimming in it but it kept me warm and dry in a mild rain so I give it :thumbsup2 --Sincerely, an UA Addict :goodvibes
     
  4. JerzPrincess

    JerzPrincess Earning My Ears

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    I'm in! Sounds like fun!
     
  5. JerzPrincess

    JerzPrincess Earning My Ears

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    Is there a particular reason you are looking at Shades? There are some awesome military deals to stays on property right now at one of the host hotels. If you need some help let me know!
     
  6. MoonFaerie

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    :sad1: I pulled up the race results for the past few years for my Turkey Trot 10k. It looks like it's a serious runner race. I'm looking at a very high chance of dead last finish. Even if I take an entire minute off my fastest pace (that I've only been able to keep on an indoor track for 5K distances), I'll still only eek ahead of a couple of people. :worried:
     
  7. MoonFaerie

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    True. It looks like there are a lot of walkers for this race, so I can always finish it walking.
     
  8. sissy_ib

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    Yep, for our pay grade, which I think is the lowest level (E4), Shades of Green is more expensive than the moderate resorts with the room only public or military discount for that time.
     
  9. christinascreative

    christinascreative Mouseketeer

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    :hug: I know it's hard but try not to worry about it. Focus on the fact that you are doing this for YOUR time for Disney. That's what I did at my 10k last weekend. It was a hilly/hard course and it's the same people who do that race every year (I know someone where this was their 20th year!). There weren't really any other 10k choices by me, so I had to do it. I knew I was going to be a close to DLF. And I was #565 out of 582. Time was 1:21. Oh well. By the end I was just super happy to finish and I was happy with my time since I thought I'd be over 1:30 at least.
    Try to focus more about you getting through it, and know that you've got a cheerleader from afar! You can do it! :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:
     
  10. DisneyParrothead

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    It's so nice to find another UA addict :cool1:, though I have to admit I bought a Nike winter shirt last weekend. It has thumb holes and I've never seen UA with those.
     
  11. longhorns2

    longhorns2 Mother runner blogger with a #DisneySide

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    Hey, someone has to be last! Really, don't sweat it! I learned that running is really about YOU increasing YOUR time at this point. Some day I may be actually trying to WIN (baahhaahhhhaaaaaaaaa) but for now, it's just about getting better than I was before. I've been last 5-10 in a couple races. It's not fun, but I'm faster than everyone else who didn't get out there and try!

    However, I am partial to BIG races (5K+) for this very reason. It's depressing to have the cops following right behind you picking up the cones. BTDT
     
  12. sherekhan

    sherekhan DLF>DNF>>DNS

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    Originally Posted by bskelly07

    Nike Women is hosting an inaugural half marathon in DC on April 28th. I was signed up and chosen to compete in the San Francisco half this past October, but the girls I was supposed to go with - one friendship unfortunately fell apart, one found out she had a heart condition during training, and the other ended up getting pregnant! I couldn't justify spending 1500 dollars on airfare and hotels to go. It's eaten me up inside, because I REALLY wanted to do it. They choose who goes by lottery, so the chances of signing up as a group gives a better chance of getting in. Because if one name gets picked, you all get to go.

    -Beth

    Thanks Beth. I think I'm going pass on the group. Maybe I'll do it individually, but I don't want to hold y'all up with my indecision :)
     
  13. bskelly07

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    Nothin' wrong with bein' a little cray cray! We all are :). I'm doing two halves back to back with only a few weeks in between, I think it's doable. But don't push yourself if you don't know if you can do it! You have until dec 6 to email me for the group ID, so mull it over! No pressure, we'd love to have you!

    Darn! Well, best of luck on that half! I'm sure you'll rock it :)

    Aw, don't be intimidated! I think I read somewhere that it's fairly 'flat and fast'. Nothing like their San Fran race, which is hills upon hills :scared:. I'm sure this course is going to be insanely beautiful, and well worth it! So sorry to hear about your injury. You can definitely wait until you hear back from your dr about signing up, registration closes on december 6th! If ANY of the girls who sign up names get pulled - the whole group gets into the race (that's why the more the merrier!). Unfortunately yes that means you would be out 150 dollars if you end up not being able to go. They aren't nice like disney to let you defer it for another time :(. I had to come to terms with it when I couldn't make it to San Fran.

    You wouldn't be holding anyone up! The point of the group is to increase the chances of us getting in. One name gets pulled - the whole group is accepted into the race. After that, it is completely independent. You are not required to run together, pick up everything together, or anything. You have until dec 6th to decide, and I HIGHLY recommend going in the group, it'll increase your chances by a landslide. There are people who have been trying 7 years to get into San Fran, and they always miss out on the lottery because they are just one person against 25,000+ applicants. Nothin' wrong with mulling it over. Just e-mail me if you decide to do it!




    So far we have 5 people in our group. Spread the word to friends outside of this board too! The more the merrier. It'll help increase our chances of getting in :). Thank you everyone for your interest in this!
     
  14. longhorns2

    longhorns2 Mother runner blogger with a #DisneySide

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    I would LOVE to do that half. But I don't think I can afford the travel so soon after 2 Disney trips. And it's my DH bday. Me getting jewels from hot firemen may NOT be on his agenda for his birthday! lol
     
  15. paxsarah

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    Hi everybody! I've been pretty absent from this forum since I'm not doing a marathon weekend race, but I'm running the Princess with a group of friends so I thought I'd pop in on this thread, at least. My first Princess half!

    Now I just have to decide whether to do the 5K as well, hmm...
     
  16. christinascreative

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    I'm in the same boat. I would love to but financially it's not going to happen this time around. I'm looking at the Hershey 1/2 in the fall of 2013 though. Has anyone here done that one? http://www.hersheyhalfmarathon.com/
     
  17. EEsloveDis

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    My husband has done the Hershey half twice.
     
  18. jodipaige2004

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    I think that one looks like so much fun!!! I was considering it, but it is a big drive for me and it is around the same time as the Niagara Falls Half-Marathon. I think I want to run Niagara! So many races, so little time.....

    Jodi
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  19. Rupert B Puppenstein

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    I can't tell you how many times people recommend the Hershey Half. Although I heard it is pretty hilly. I had conflicts with another race this year, but am definitely looking at doing it next year. Although, I may just wait for the Anniversary.
     
  20. Gryhndmom

    Gryhndmom Coast to Coast 2013....PHM and DL Half

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    Hope your feeling better soon and your DH is not making you the "butt" of his jokes !:rotfl2:

    As a really small busted gal I read everybody's frustration with finding the right sports bra for the D's, DDD's and higher with a little envy since I look for a sports bra with PADDING so I look like I have ****s ! What I didn't get up top...I got on the bottom...the Sir Mix Alot song says it all...and running/training for the PHM has only made it well...more pronounced!
     
  21. VickiHD

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    Thanks for the info. I went out to Sports Authority today and purchased a black one. I'll think I'll go back next week for the gray. Thanks again for the suggestion. I have never tried UnderArmour before, I may need to check out more items from that brand. ::yes::
     
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