2019 Princess Half Marathon Weekend

Discussion in 'runDisney' started by Bree, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    Right! It sounds so fun!

    There will be many many walkers. Stay to the side. Keep your arms calm (some walkers have wild swinging arms!). Bring water. You’ll be fine. If you’re on the more hardcore princess pages on fb, ignore them lol.

    And if you’re hurting too much, don’t be afraid of the sweepers. All I’ve heard is that they are kind. You get your food box and your medal, and they take you to the end. Don’t hurt yourself MORE if you’re hurting too much to finish. No reason to be terrified.
  2. AZMermaid

    AZMermaid DIS Veteran

    Oct 28, 2006
    I was Slated to do 10 today as my last long run. I deveoped a sore throat turned full blown head cold. I tried and made it 4.5. Everything went wrong. I couldnt stop sneezing, underwear was chafing, head throbbing etc. Now I’m debating g if I should do 8 next weekend instead of the 6 I had planned. Thoughts?

    I’d give my training a B up until this point.
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  4. keahgirl8

    keahgirl8 DIS Veteran

    Sep 25, 2005
    100% agree with this. I still wish I had let myself get swept when I was hurting.
  5. JPDtheJD

    JPDtheJD Mouseketeer

    Apr 19, 2014
    What are you seeing weatherwise? How hot and humid?
  6. ErinC

    ErinC DIS Veteran

    Jul 6, 2000
    I'm not the OP but I've been looking at Lake Buena Vista on Accuweather for about 2 weeks. It has pretty consistently shown the high temp to be between 75-78 that day, low temp around 57-59, and many times it has said that there is a chance of am rain showers. At this exact moment it says cloudy.
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  7. 1lilspark

    1lilspark DIS Veteran

    Apr 7, 2016
    Saturday 83 real feel 87 sunny and humid (I’m slated to do a 15k that morning)
    Sunday 78 real feel 80 clouds humid (slated to do an 8k)
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  8. NicoleLarson

    NicoleLarson DIS Veteran

    Aug 21, 2010
    Sounds like most of us had a rough go of it for our last long run. I wanted to do 14 since I'm following Galloway but it started raining around mile 3. I pushed through until mile 11 but it started to get really windy and I thought it wasn't worth it to risk getting really sick so I called it quits at 11.5. My longest was a couple of weeks ago and I did 13.5 but my legs felt terrible at 11 so I wanted to get past that point again.
    So my main question is, I've been doing Galloway since W&D (10k) should I just stick with the plan and do 5 next weekend? Something inside of me says try longer like 8 but this is my first half and I want to make sure I have fresh legs for the race. Any thoughts on how far to go the week before?
  9. Livelovedance

    Livelovedance DIS Veteran

    Jul 4, 2015
    10 days until the expo opens! Last year the merchandise preview on the Disney Parks Blog was posted 10 days before the expo opened. It might be a long shot but I’m hoping for previews today! :goodvibes
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  10. PJofNB

    PJofNB Earning My Ears

    Feb 1, 2019
    I can relate to the challenges of getting the runs in when the weather is lousy.

    I would stick with the plan and do 5, to keep yourself fresh for the half and avoid any last minute injuries from pushing it in the last week. Based upon posts here, most people seem to have peaked around 12 mi pre-half. I did ~ 12 mi a week and a half ago, 10 mi this past week and will do around 8 mi for my long run this week. Having followed your plan since the fall, you will be ready!
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  11. Kellina

    Kellina Earning My Ears

    Jul 12, 2015
    Last long run yesterday too! Thankfully my knee is holding up. I have ITB issues that plague me...

    I've been doing my long runs in the ice and snow up here in New York. It's been tough! yesterday was finally free of snow so it was actually more difficult because the ground was hard as a rock!

    I haven't really posted in this thread but I've been following you guys! Question for all of you...

    Who is everyone dressing up as? Sorry if it's been posted before but if it has it's probably back quite a ways! I am dressing up as Belle! I can't wait! She is my favorite as I am a book nerd!
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  12. disneydaydreamer33

    disneydaydreamer33 DIS Veteran

    Jul 26, 2015
    Congrats on your last long run! For the 10K, I'm not in a character costume per se, just a pretty running dress with a crown :) For the half marathon, I will be Ariel! My BRF will be Cinderella.
  13. spacecanada

    spacecanada DIS Veteran

    Jan 25, 2011
    My long run yesterday felt almost effortless, despite the bitter cold and icy sidewalks. One more long run and it's race time!! Not that I actually plan on racing it, I still want to enjoy it if I can.

    My costume for the 10K and half will be Vanellope von Schweetz, only I opted not to paint the shirt or calf sleeves, so it's more of a Disney-bounding look. I may still add some embellishments yet; I have 6 more days to do so. For the 5K, my husband is dressing up as Snow White and I'm going as his prince... should be fun. He loves Snow White! His costume is really good (I made it), but again mine is more generic in a Disney-bounding style. I'm just lazy with my own costumes, I guess.
  14. acbshada

    acbshada Rebel Leader

    Jan 14, 2013
    Yay for finishing your last long run! Belle will be an awesome costume. :) I hope you have a great race!

    I've got a Rapunzel-inspired outfit lined up, but I encountered a sewing tragedy last night with the skirt. Stayed up too late, got super frustrated, and rage quit. I might try to pick it up again tonight and see if I can salvage it, but if there's no luck, then I won't worry about it.

    Finished my last long run on Friday - 11 miles. I followed Galloway but had to amend distances and cut out a few things due to life cropping up unexpectedly. I didn't recover quite as quickly as I did from my 9.5 run, but it didn't go too badly.

    Looking forward to merchandise previews! Waiting...not so patiently.
  15. CassieRuns

    CassieRuns Earning My Ears

    Jun 1, 2018
    I literally just logged on here to see if anyone had heard anything about the merch preview yet!!!! :)
  16. IamTrike

    IamTrike DIS Veteran

    Aug 18, 2010
    For the 10k my daughter is running as Belle, DS is running as Lumiere, and I am running as Cogsworth (Vinyl is a breathable running fabric right?) . For the Half DS and I are running as Guest Services Cast members
  17. QueenFernando

    QueenFernando Earning My Ears

    Aug 11, 2016
    My friend and I are running all three races. Haunted Mansion theme for the 5k: Tightrope walker and Madame Leota. Villians for the 10k: Maleficent and Ursula. And a comfy sparkle skirt for the half.
  18. doodlemama

    doodlemama Mouseketeer

    Jan 31, 2011
    Love this question! My friends and I are Wendy, Tink and Tiger lily.

    So everyone else is tapering too? I was worried I am doing it too soon. This is my first half and what I have found online suggests 60% of peak mileage this week and 40% next week. Anyone have any other tips? Thanks!

    We are so excited!
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  19. Bree

    Bree Runs on Coffee

    Jan 5, 2009
    I’ve done barely any running due to a hip injury. I’ve been plodding along on a stationary bike at the gym, lifting weights, going to yoga and doing my daily hip PT stretches and exercises. I’m fighting with the insurance company daily to get an MRI with contrast approved. It’s so stupid. I lost it with the case manager today and asked if she’d like me to submit video surveillance of me at the gym with my personal trainer dating back to October and copies of all the finish times from every race last year :oops: That was after she said I needed to get with my doctor and establish an exercise routine. Anyway, I’ll be the one dressed as Aurora in the blue dress stinking so bad from Tiger Balm that your eyes will be watering.
  20. DizfanMA

    DizfanMA Earning My Ears

    May 10, 2017
    Any one doing all 3? I have no idea what I was thinking signing up for the whole weekend. :earseek:
  21. jmasgat

    jmasgat DIS Veteran

    Jun 14, 2006
    Dopey prep? ;)
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