Tinker Bell ½ Marathon Weekend ~ 2014 Check-in!

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  1. longhorns2

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    Nope. It was definitely happening last year. They did not cancel emh that weekend.

    We stayed on site and my plan was to get into DCA after the race to ride rsr before the rush! I didn't go but that was my original plan

    It also explained the change in route from 2012. 2012 you ran DL first and them streets of Anaheim, finishing up by running DCA at end. That's because DL had emh On Sundays- Or maybe no one did. Don't rennet. Anyway, changed up the schedule for emh and DCA now had them. So the route changed and we run through DCA first now.

    I remember all this because I was so upset about the route change at the time. But the emh made it necessary.
     
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  3. BlazerFan

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    I think it was available too because my DS also ran the race. I was in the last corral, I think he was in C. He finished the race, ran back to VGC and showered and hit RSR in the single rider line twice and made it back to see me finish. I finished at 9:00.
     
  4. longhorns2

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    Here's my obsessing from 2012- lol. This is what I was talking about.
     
  5. AZlady

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    Funny!!
    I could have two reservations , ( i actually already do, CCI & PP) if it looks like EE is canceled I could cancel my reservation at PP.
    Will the operating hours be posted 6 weeks in advance ?
     
  6. longhorns2

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    It was last year!
     
  7. BayAreaMom

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    Hi
    I am doing the half (3rd year in a row) and the 10k.

    Right now we are booked at HoJos in a kids suite. We usually go to HoJos 5x year (we have APs) and the kids suite is great for race day because I can sleep in a separate room from DH and my youngest daughter (light sleeper) and get up early and leave without waking them up. However, the price is high ($700 for 3 nights) and its about a 15-20 min walk to the start/finish/expo.

    I also booked Stovall's Best Western- great price $353 for 3 nights (they still had rooms as of today)! This looks like is SUPER close to the start/finish and that would be really nice for me given i'll be up really early on sat and sun:cheer2:. I'm curious though how long of a walk it is to the DL entrance. It looks like we could cut through the GCH to DTD/CA to save some time. We are used to the walk from HoJos which is about 8 min. We will not take the shuttle- we'd rather just walk even if its longer.

    Darcy Forsell

    PS for costume ideas check out my two favorite vendors from past Tink Expos:
    http://www.sparkleskirts.com/
    (Sparkle Lights are great to wear over your own crops)
    &
    http://www.team-sparkle.com/
    (I love their tink "race legs" and "race wings")

    Oh, and just keep in mind it is WARM that time of year in Anaheim. The first year I wore short crops and a technical t-shirt and I was TOO hot. Last year I wore a running skirt and tank top and was much better. Be sure and bring sunglasses/hat and put on sunscreen before the races.
     
  8. JoannaK

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    We typically stay at the hojo for now race trips and love it. However, for the race we are staying at Stovalls. The distance to the start and finish is great and it is about 15 minutes to the gate. You do cut through the GC.
     
  9. JDBlair

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    We stay at BW Stovall's for Tink. It is super easy to get to and from DTD - cutting through Grand CA. Unless you're going to the park, there is no security search! The walk is also super easy to/from the Expo and especially to/from the start/finish line. BW Stovall's cannot be beat for Tink Half. But that's my opinion - having stayed there the past 2 Tink's...and booked for Tink '14!!
     
  10. JDBlair

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    BTW, when I did Disneyland Half and shared a room with DH and DD last summer, I brought along an eye mask and ear plugs. I went to bed super early while they went and explored DTD a little bit. I slept with my phone tucked under me so I would feel the vibration of the alarm. Because of the plugs and mask, I never was disturbed when they returned to the room. You can buy ear plugs at Target for super cheap, I recommend the kid ones that are formable, not the plastic reusable ones.
     
  11. cruisindisney

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    I ran 7.3 miles today. I'm training for my 10k in September. Gotta run that so I can have timed race for Tink.

    My butt is so sore. My friend/trainer thinks it's my siatic nerve. Not happy about this development. Any suggestions?
     
  12. momto3gr8boys

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    Try a foam roller if you haven't already. Also, are you following a 10k training plan? I only ask to make sure you didn't up your mileage too fast, which can lead to injury/soreness.

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  13. cruisindisney

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    I will try the foam roller. I have been running for a couple years and started increasing my miles in the last couple months. I guess I'll pop back down to 5 miles and see how that goes. Vacation is going to force a break from the long runs for the next week. I hope that helps it out.
     
  14. JDBlair

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    Chiropractor. Every little ache and pain and tingling down my legs, up my spine, etc. all seem to be addressed by an adjustment. I saw another post about foam rolling - that too. But an adjustment from a chiro can do major wonders!
     
  15. BlazerFan

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    I second that! I see mine about once a month for a "tune up" and always schedule what I call my Humpty Dumpty appointment a few days after a race for him to put me back together again in case I pushed too hard and hurt something.
     
  16. AZlady

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    Silly question~are these the same company? or just similar company?
     
  17. JoannaK

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    They are different companies. Both make great skirts. :)
     
  18. tdashgirl

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    Working on legacy, I'm running the 1/2, 3rd year in a row. How funny, I'm also staying at Stovall's! I stayed there with my family for the 1st time a few weeks ago, we liked it and I realized what a good fit it was for Tink with it being so close to the PPH. I'm trying to remember the race course though -- Disneyland Dr/West St. isn't blocked off at the finish for runners? Just want to make sure I can get back to the hotel easily after finishing -- I don't like to linger after, I like my post-race shower ::yes::
     
  19. JDBlair

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    The first year we ran Tink we had to take the super long way back to our hotel. This year, they had us walk to about the middle of the parking lot we were in and follow this path that cut down to an entrance that we were able to exit through and out on to Katella. I realize that probably doesn't make a lot of sense but it was definitely easier in 2013 to get back to our hotel than it was in 2012! Hopefully this year they have signs up that direct people where to go instead of relying on the poor CM's to shout out orders to the masses. Signs would be way better and they're possible since I saw them at Princess in February!
     
  20. Belle Ella

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    Yay! Glad you're coming back down for Tink again!
     
  21. BayAreaMom

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    Yep. Sparkle Skirts is the go to place for disney running attire. A lot of women like their Sparkle Tech skirts (http://www.sparkleskirts.com/sparkletech/) as they have the built in shorts. The "You can fly" skirt is perfect for Tink. As I noted before, it will probably (for me at least) be too hot for crops.
     

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