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2010-01-10 9:42 PM
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The race was cold until the sun same out.  I live in the Northeast, and this is the coldest marathon I have ever done.  Ironic!

Does anyone know if there is a place to get marathon gear now that the race is over?


2010-01-11 8:29 AM
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dinabean - 2010-01-10 9:48 PM Hope everyone was able to stay warm (enough) and push through!  Spectating was a miserable cold slog, so I can't imagine how rough it was to run it.  Record lows, woo hoo!


Yeah I was supporting two runners for the 1/2.  I had a race number (had to drop out a few weeks ago) so I could go out to the start line with them.  Wow, it was brutal out there at 4:30-5:30AM.  Sleet, snow, fozen rain and a wicked wind.  That's the coldest I have eve been in my life.  At least the runners got to warm up a bit.  Horrible conditions for the 1/2.

And some idiots were walking around in shorts and t-shirts.
2010-01-12 1:59 PM
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TriRSquared - 2010-01-11 9:29 AM
And some idiots were walking around in shorts and t-shirts.

Hey I was wearing shorts for both races. :-)  Saturday was clearly the nastiest to me.  I was downright miserable when I got done, and then we had to stand there forever to get our baggage back. The rest of the day, we just stayed in the hotel, with no interest in heading out into the cold wet weather.

Sunday was interesting in that it was colder temps, and the aid stations had ice at them due to the cups being thrown down, but otherwise I was dry and happy.

I had a Team In Training coach on the plane on the way back, and she said the Disney folks said they had a record number of DNFs on Saturday.  She said she had 2 of her folks drop out of the half, but none on the full.

I ran with a big Mickey hat.  Sort of looked like a plush top hat, with Mickey busting through from the back, and out the front.  Pretty neat, and kept me warm.  Wearing shorts was not a problem.  I did wear a lot of layers up top.  On Sunday I went from 5 to 2 during the race.

 

 

2010-01-12 3:34 PM
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At least you had layers on top.  Seriously.  The guy next to us had a racing singlet (tank top) and running shorts.  That's it.  And he was shivering.  Dummy.
2010-01-13 6:36 PM
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Hey all,
I agree that Sat was brutal. Sunday wasn't so bad. We jumped in a friends car to stay warm and then almost missed the start. We had to cross the course while runners were on it to cut back becuase they closed the gate and sent a hundred or so runners back.
I am pretty sure we were the LAST to start.

We ran the first mile alone. At mile 1, they told us we were behind the time and could get picked up.
We finished in the 10000's, so we passed about 6000 people. Pretty wild!
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