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2008-12-23 3:37 PM
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jonmetz - 2008-12-23 4:14 PM I don't have a marathon time (this is my first) so I guess I am screwed.

They don't accept only marathon times.  They will accept proof from races 10k and above, strangely enough.   I don't know how they do calculations, but I have a feeling that they only look at your pace.  That said, I would bring a half marathon proof, not less if I could.  Here's the official wording:

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Corral placement is based on proof of time. If you believe you will finish the marathon sub 5:00 hours, proof of time is required.
Acceptable forms of proof of time are either a photocopy of a finisher's certificate or a print out of race results.
All forms of proof of time must be from a marathon, half marathon or any race 10k or longer, after July 1, 2006.

 



2008-12-23 3:39 PM
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jhouse4 - 2008-12-23 4:14 PM

Q - 2008-12-23 2:01 PM Anything under 3:40 is A...unless you're both registered as an elite/pro and can run sub 2:40. If you're planning on under 3:10 would you mind if I ran with ya? I'm shooting for 2:59 at Gasparilla and if I can hit 3:05 to 3:10 at Disney I'm pretty sure I can do 2:59 at Gaspy. I have run a 3:10 at Baltimore and a 3:06 at Gasparilla this year so I can hang with ya on speed. Lemme know if that's cool.

Lets do it... You dont mind if I listen to music whilst running do you? I am really shooting for faster but 3:10.59 is my realistic goal.

 

Music is fine, I'll have mine as well. Cool, thanks! Going for a BQ I assume? 3:10:59 is that last second threshhold! We'll shoot for 3:05 and see what we can come up with. First three miles are critical. Lots of bottlenecks.

Wow that's some speed there. :-)

2008-12-23 4:04 PM
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kalalau - 2008-12-23 4:37 PM

jonmetz - 2008-12-23 4:14 PM I don't have a marathon time (this is my first) so I guess I am screwed.

They don't accept only marathon times.  They will accept proof from races 10k and above, strangely enough.   I don't know how they do calculations, but I have a feeling that they only look at your pace.  That said, I would bring a half marathon proof, not less if I could.  Here's the official wording:

Proof of Time

Corral placement is based on proof of time. If you believe you will finish the marathon sub 5:00 hours, proof of time is required.
Acceptable forms of proof of time are either a photocopy of a finisher's certificate or a print out of race results.
All forms of proof of time must be from a marathon, half marathon or any race 10k or longer, after July 1, 2006.

 

I thought I did that online with a 1:45 half.
2008-12-23 9:09 PM
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And you still got assigned a bib # in the later corrals?  Maybe they lost your submission, maybe it was late, or something else strange.  Sometimes I end up emailing them a couple of times before they respond or post it.  It's too late for any changes now though, best you can do is bring it to the packet pickup.  Those people are pretty nice over there, and will take care of you.
2008-12-24 10:33 AM
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Corral D, probably accurate, though still shooting for 4:30 and under.  This is my first mary!  Longest run before the race is scheduled for this Friday. 
2008-12-24 1:36 PM
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If you're going to do one marathon, Disney is the one to do. :-)  It's going to be a blast.

For the 1st time Disney marathoners, know that we have a half mile walk to the start, from the congregation area (parking lot/bathrooms/etc).  Not a big deal but don't hang around a long time after they start to get us moving, as you don't want to arrive right before the start.  It'll take a while to walk to the start.  And before then, if it's cold, you can sort of huddle in the port-a-potty area, which is protected from the wind.  It's a big rectangle area of nothing but potties.  One year it was so cold that we huddle right next to the potties. :-)

The pictures that come from this race are awesome.  The medals are pretty good too. 



2009-01-02 9:26 PM
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This will be my first Disney marathon!

How's the entertainment on the course? Are there a lot of characters? I was thinking of bringing my camera since my training has gone right down the toilet lately and I don't expect to do well. If I'm not going to do well, I may as well have fun with it and take lots of silly pictures.
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Congrats on your first marathon! How bad was your training? Yes there are lots of character picture opportunities on the course. You get better access to them than on a park day. Once i took a disposable camera because they are super light and that worked out well. I see lots of people stopping during the race to take pictures with characters. It's also pretty cool to slap their hands during the race. You'll have a great time.

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2009-01-03 7:30 PM
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Another good tip that I got about Disney is to make a copy of the back of your park tickets if you are doing the park thing as well. If you lose your tickets, Disney will replace them. I have done this myself. There are stories of people taking pics with their cell and that was acceptable. Make sure all the numbers are visible no matter how you copy.
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kalalau - 2009-01-03 5:23 PM

Congrats on your first marathon! How bad was your training?


It didn't start out so bad, but I got really burned out. I started training just one week after I finished my first HIM. I just didn't have time to rest. Then I got sick last week, and I'm just now getting over it (it was a nasty one!). It will actually be my third marathon, but my first Disney marathon. My other two weren't very fast, so I really wanted to train well for this one. But I guess this is just a lesson to let the body rest after a big race before training for another. Oh well! It will be fun regardless!


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kalalau - 2009-01-03 5:23 PM Congrats on your first marathon! How bad was your training?
It didn't start out so bad, but I got really burned out. I started training just one week after I finished my first HIM. I just didn't have time to rest. Then I got sick last week, and I'm just now getting over it (it was a nasty one!). It will actually be my third marathon, but my first Disney marathon. My other two weren't very fast, so I really wanted to train well for this one. But I guess this is just a lesson to let the body rest after a big race before training for another. Oh well! It will be fun regardless!

I'm a little worn out myself.  I did IMAZ and then tried to pile up the miles 2 weeks later.  Got sick a couple of times too.  Relying on a really nice taper to bring me in.   I probably won't do great, but won't do bad either.  Sometimes you can come out of these times off really well, don't give up on your race just yet.

2009-01-05 12:39 PM
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Just wanted to pop in here real quick and note a correction on the original question I had in this thread.  Our last email from Disney had a PDF that notes that YOU WILL NOT BE TIMED if you go from the blue line (corrals on left side of the road) to the red line (corrals on right side of the road).  Apparently you can drop to lower corrals but you can't switch lines. 

2009-01-09 10:56 AM
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Just wanted to write a quick note. 

jhouse4 - I have decided not to try to go for the 3:05 this weekend.  I don't think I'm in the right shape, with all the stress from moving and my ACE exam.  My workouts haven't been consistent enough to warrant a specific time trial.  I do not want to be a hindrance to ya since you're going for a BQ.  Thanks for agreeing to run with me though, hope you smash that goal!!

I am heading out to Disney this evening, packet pickup and then heading to dinner.  Hope everyone's traveling safe!

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I'm en route now, and getting excited!  Good luck, BTers, and good luck to my 2-year old niece who is running her first 100m dash today! 
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