The Official 2013 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Thread

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  1. schoonersky

    schoonersky Mouseketeer

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    For those just starting out with training, newbies, etc. I was on Jeff Galloway's site last night and I see he has some new apps out in the iTunes Store. There's an Easy 5k (to get to 5k or improve your time in 7 weeks), there's and Easy 10k and there's a Half marathon version. It uses his Run Walk Run approach and (the best part IMHO) it uses YOUR music and beat-syncs it to the correct pace. I tried Cruise Control last week, a similar app but it doesn't recognize a lot of my running songs so I think I am going to try this one today.
     
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  3. schoonersky

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    My friend told me the other day that her girls love this 5k- it's their favorite (and they've been to them all I think) the medallion is very cool- tempted to try to get one for myself but I don't want to take a chance on missing out on the nighttime medal! Lol
     
  4. Tinker326

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    I am new to the RunDisney stuff... as this will be my first race. But, do you usually get a discount or something off room when you register? We booked Beach Club already at rack- Just wondering if I should expect to change it?

    Thanks....
     
  5. Snelldog

    Snelldog Earning My Ears

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    They have room packages. I think it is at a discount, but your resort choices are limited to the host resorts. Of course, I'm new to this too, so don't take my word for it. Also, looking at the packages from last year, I'm not sure how great of a deal it is!
     
  6. bellanotte10

    bellanotte10 Now bring me that horizon

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    I like how every race has updated dates on the runDisney site, but the wine and dine. The tinkerbell and full already have their 2014 dates up.
     
  7. capeseal

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    Do you have to pay for the training plans? I run 3-5 miles per outing right now but I'm working on improving my times. Currently running 10:15 miles but trying to get down below 10 minute miles with a goal of a sub-30 minute 5k before I go back to training for distance. (I know, I'm a slowpoke.)
     
  8. schoonersky

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    If you are a slowpoke, then I don't know what I am! I am running 15 minute miles now when I push it, and have only done 5k. The 5k app is 3.99 (Cdn) and the half is 9.99. Not sure about the 10k.
     
  9. schoonersky

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    Yes, they offer discounts but I watched them last year and I didn't think they were anything to write home about. If you got a pin code or free dining it would be better.
     
  10. schoonersky

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    First Post is Up-to-date! We are a growing group!!! Let me know if I missed you or put you in the wrong place!

    :dance3:
     
  11. sunnygal041

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    I'm in for the W&D. Thanks,

    Cindy
     
  12. Snelldog

    Snelldog Earning My Ears

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    I know I am kinda rare and new to this board, but if you wanna include me, I'm a virtual lock to be in the half. My ONLY way out is if this thing sells out within minutes. Gonna need a couple days to coordinate with family and plans.
     
  13. Snelldog

    Snelldog Earning My Ears

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    Never mind! I see me in the group! Thanks for including me!
     
  14. bjakmom

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    For the1/2 it's just my DH. Lol. I will be lucky if my little arthritic knee will let me finish the 5k with my 9 yo DGrD;). You could just replace the & with 's in front of DH for me. Lol
     
  15. zgirls

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    Anyone doing 5K and Half? My wife might want to do the 5K and wants me to join her. Anyone ever do this on same say?
     
  16. schoonersky

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    I knew I would mess up somewhere! I knew it was just your DH but likely forgot at that point!
     
  17. Snelldog

    Snelldog Earning My Ears

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    I have never done this, but with the late night half, if you took it easy in both races there's no reason you couldn't do it. As my buddy always says "what's stopping you."
     
  18. schoonersky

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    DH and I are considering it. This is a big costly trip for us and we don't know when we will be back...and those cute medals are so tempting!! There is a lady with a blog who did both this year... And she has bad asthma. Google wine and dine blogs and you will find her, it is at www.lifesawheeze.com

    I am theorizing that we could walk the 5k, collect our cool Mickey medal, go back to to room and have a rest and then prepare for the half. Even if I didn't do the 5k I would probably cover that distance just killing time! ;-)
     
  19. helloirishkitty

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    I am probably going to do both. This is my year of RunDisney races and I want to get all of the medals I can :banana::banana:
     
  20. Snelldog

    Snelldog Earning My Ears

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    Quick poll: would you elect to buy a dining plan for 2 adults and a 10 year old?? I cannot figure if its a better deal or not... Thanks for your response!
     
  21. binab

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    I've always wanted to run Disney, so I'm excited at learning this is going on while we'll be there in November. Has anyone used the in room babysitting service so you could participate? I'm more of a walker, so I'd need care until the wee hours of the morning...
     

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