Hey everyone, I know it's been FOREVER since I've been here, but I just wanted to share some things and ask some questions. So I injured myself back in December (partially-torn ligament in my foot) and I've just been cleared last week to start exercising again. Anyway, my ultimate goal is to do at least one RunDisney event (more if I can afford it) and I've gotten a lot of great tips from you guys and I'd like to start my training up again.
I came across this running club for moms that has chapters all over the country and it's FREE! I'm thinking about joining for added motivation from women in a similar situation as myself being a busy, working mother. I'm not affiliated with them at all and I'm not pushing them. I actually need to do more research before I decide if I'll be joining, but I figured I'd share in case it could help anyone else out. http://momsrunthistown.com/about-moms-run-this-town/
Also, quick question. I LOVE listening to my Disney podcasts and I find I'm most motivated to run after listening to a podcast recap a RunDisney event (which doesn't happen very often) so I was wondering if there are any podcasts out there that are exclusively RunDisney?
I can't speak to podcasting or running groups for moms, but I'm likewise working my way back from injury. Keeping things slow and managing expectations have been my biggest problems. I know in my head that I can't just get back out there and go, but it's still frustrating.
https://www.facebook.com/HueyPRun It's a 5K happening in June. Is that the best place to start?
As far as Disney races go, any of them are good to start with! Disney races are generally pretty great for newer runners as the races are FULL of them! You get 4 hours to finish a half marathon, and with the tens of thousands of people who run them, you're pretty much guaranteed not to be last.
If you're looking to work up to a half marathon, the New Orleans Half in February is a great race to look into. The only thing is is it usually falls the same weekend as the Princess Half Marathon, which I think is a great place for newer runners to break into a Disney race! If you'd rather start out smaller at Disney, they have lots of 5Ks, and they also have the Tower of Terror 10-Miler.
Lots to choose from
Thanks, guys! There is another bridge run taking place sooner. This one is in my parish and I originally wanted to participate in it: http://www.uwaysc.org/bridge-run but because of my injury, there is no way I'd be ready in time. Maybe next year
I know this thread is supposed to be about RunDisney events, but I just wanted to share. My husband and I decided at the last minute to do a 5k this morning just to see how it would be for the one we're registered for in June. We did it! We finished, and that feeling is awesome! Unfortunately, we didn't finish in the top 1000 to get a medal, but I'm really just glad I did it. Our unofficial time was 48:56 and that's going over a bridge and an overpass while pushing my daughter in her jogging stroller. Thanks for all of your tips and encouragement! Can't wait to do my next one!
Yeah, my daughter was wide awake.......until we started the race.
HT - congrats on your first 5K!
I haven't been on here in a long time either and a lot has happened since then. It seems like I only log in now to talk about running and other things that aren't really related to VM's. But anyways, I'm running my first half-marathon (The Run to Remember) here in Boston at the end of the month. My wife signed up a few months ago and then everything with the marathon happened and I felt compelled to join her. I did manage to do 13.1 last week in a little over 2 hours, but I was really hurting at the end (very low on energy). I've been experimenting with goo-type products. Anybody have any recommendations?
Disney gives out the Clif Shot Bloks, but those are just too large for me to conveniently chew on the go. I've tried the regular Clif Shots, too, but I didn't really care for the flavor and didn't feel much benefit.
In other news, I finally figured out all of the runs I'm going to do to get my 13 races, 13.1 miles or longer this year. I've already got 8 runs in the books up until now, so I just need to get in 5 before the new year! That will start with the Disneyland Half on Sep. 1, then 1 in October, 1 in November, and 2 in December. I found my last race when a $30 half marathon special was going on last week so I was pretty pumped to get to sign up for a race so cheaply.
Now that the summer season is here (for us Floridians, anyway), the races are slowing down. It feels so weird to not have any long races until September.
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