Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by kim3339, Jun 8, 2012.
Tht is awesome!!! Great job!!!
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WOOT WOOT! WTG! How exciting. Enjoy DL this weekend. You are going to have a killer race in January! You are totally ready. (and I'm totally jealous! lol)
Thats awesome! Im new to the disney races.. my husband keeps telling me to train to win. I keep telling him im training not to die after 13.1 miles. Way to go 3:06 is great! With that I have a few questions:
1oes any one know what I should keep in mind for a realistic goal? I did 10 miles on saturday in just under 2 hours. My goal is to either hit the finish line at 2 hours or anything under 3. lol I also am confused about picture taking with the characters? Iv been training to run, and keep running. So Im not sure if taking pictures will really mess with my pace - I am ABSOLUTELY FRIGHTENED of getting swept!!
2: I also just bought a new hydration belt - which Im pretty stoked about. but I also bought a new arm band for my ipod and Im 99% sure my hubby bought me a GPS watch. SO im basically worried ill look like a robot, what should I be wearing to the half. I dont want to stand out and look New. lol
3: Do you think im stressed about this? lmao The answer is yes. lol
Congrats on the 13.1!!!
As for goal, I would say w/ 10 miles at 2 hrs is abt 12min/mile so w/ 13.1 I would guess 2:40/2:45 or so w/o stopping for pics. As for pics, the characters are only in the park so you only have to worry about those miles. The lines vary depending on who they are and who you want to take the pics w/. Last year the Tangled line was crazy long, I've never stopped before but most I would guess would be no more than 5 min; Tangled was a lot longer than that. Also, some of the points where we go backstage at first get a little crowded and you have to slow down, so I would say w/ pics depending on how many you want to take around 3 would be good.
And w/ your gear, no worries ~ a lot of people wear everything you'll be wearing. I run w/ a belt and watch, no arm band I just use my shuffle. But a ton of people wear all 3!
For pictures, do people run with cameras in their hands or are you just using your phone or???
I ran Nike with my playsport in my hand. It was perfect cause its shock proof, water proof and it has a strap I could put around my wrist. But it doesn't have a flash and now that both parks are gonna take place before daylight, I'm thinking that wont really work if I want pics with any characters.
I just use my phone but I don't stop too much either!
I run with our point and shoot around my wrist. But, I hold it the whole time (it doesn't dangle from my wrist).
I ran the Princess Half and just used my phone. Much easier and less to carry for 13.1 miles.
I'm trying to get my times down but my times are no where near you guys. If I'm lucky I'm just at the maximum for race. I'm so nervous that ill get swept but there is nothing I can do except keep trying.
The excitement from the race will help push you.
Also get there early and get as close to the front of your corral to give you a little cushion.
You WILL do it
It's funny how our biggest fear with these Disney races is being swept.... I wonder how many people they actually sweep people during a race?
No idea. But I know last year they swept people at Tink by mistake!!!!! Some confusion about the timing and volunteers lead to at least 20 people getting swept who were still ahead if time (well ahead). When they complained it took too long for someone to come straighten it out and by then if was too late to let them finish.
Terrible. May have been more than 20 but I remember one post about it and she said there was a group of them that this happened to.
Great now a new worry.
Ill just have to do what I can the best I can. I was going to try to get a good pre race time but I got sick and took almost two months from training
I feel the same way I hope to finish and do the best that I can
I should have not asked... I guess I was hoping for: No no, No one at all. Its just there to scare you to help you train faster
Blah. If I go... Allllll the way to california from my little town here in canada ill be sooooo upset if I get swept.
Just train hard and the race will be "easy" compared to your training runs!
I've done 2 Disney halves. I was close to being swept in the first one, but I made it! It's going to be fine yall- you got this!
Patty just said y'all! This Canadian chick is easily amused by things like that. Of course I'll admit to using the stereotypical canadian "eh" both in real life and online.
We are going to be a hit with each other, I can feel it! I'll say Y'all a lot and wear my boots if you say Eh and drink Molson.
You guys are hillarious!
Do you guys know if the fastpass photographers will be out there taking pictures with the characters?
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