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2009-09-22 7:12 AM

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Subject: Walt Disney World Marathon : Official Thread
Guess somebody needed to start an "Official" training chat.  There is one in the Florida forum, but I am not savvy enough to link that to this.


2009-09-22 7:18 AM
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So to put a real message out here, we are officially 16 weeks away from race day so everybody should be on week 1 of their training plans.  Good luck to all, stay healthy.  Making it to the starting line is 99% of the battle!

2009-09-22 2:09 PM
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Cool!   I did the Marathon last year, and I'm doing Goofy this year.  I am running Philadelphia on 22Nov., so I don't quite know how to train for the Goofy so quick after Phily.  I was coming off a cold last year and drug my dead body over the line in aprox. 5:20.  I'm looking to redeem myself this year.  Of course I've noticed things don't always go well when I try to do that.  

 
2009-09-23 8:04 AM
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I learned last year after doing a Marathon in March, IMFL 70.3 in May and IMLP in July that just staying consistent and not OVER doing mileage is what helped.  The farthest I ran in between the Marathon and Ironman was 16 miles.  Not being a coach, that is my reccomendation.  Take a week off, then go back to more of a maintenance program than anything.  I probably would not go over 13-15 miles on any run and even at that I would only do that 1 time.  After doing Philly you certainly will have the "distance" in you legs, the goal is to not be too fatigued.

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2009-09-23 3:48 PM
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gremlin327 - 2009-09-23 8:04 AM

I learned last year after doing a Marathon in March, IMFL 70.3 in May and IMLP in July that just staying consistent and not OVER doing mileage is what helped.  The farthest I ran in between the Marathon and Ironman was 16 miles.  Not being a coach, that is my reccomendation.  Take a week off, then go back to more of a maintenance program than anything.  I probably would not go over 13-15 miles on any run and even at that I would only do that 1 time.  After doing Philly you certainly will have the "distance" in you legs, the goal is to not be too fatigued.

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Sounds like good advice.  I would have probably tried cramming back to back long runs to get ready for the 1/2 Mary and Mary.  
2009-09-23 4:05 PM
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That was good advise to read. I'll be doing the swim and run for a relay team for an Ironman in November and was wondering how to keep the training level going until Disney.  But to be honest, my goal is to have a good time and take lots of pictures - I'll do my real racing at the IM.  How cool will it be to be the only ones in the Disney parks and all the extra stuff they do for the racers.  Very excited.


2009-10-04 6:01 AM
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Anyone doing Goofy? And if so, how are you training for it -- are you following a plan, or making it up as you go?
2009-10-04 8:06 PM
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Hi All,

I am doing Goofy for the second year.  I basically use the Higdon Intermediate II plan.  Last year I think I ran too much and didn't get a lot of other training in.  So this year I modified it a bit to only run on Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat.  Friday runs are half of the Saturday LR.  That leaves some time for cross training and riding the bike. 


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2009-10-04 10:05 PM
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I'm racing Disney this year - my first marathon...  Started really training 4 weeks ago, mixing it in with my end of season tri's..... will be my first marathon, and running it with my sister and her friend....  I will run the halloween half on south beach Oct. 31 as a training guage...
2009-10-05 11:37 PM
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I'm doing the Goofy this year, first time as well. Very excited to get down there. As far as my training plan goes, no plan, just running when I feel like it and running for as long as I can manage. My only goal is to run the marathon in a sub 3:45. half....hmmm we'll say 2. Going to take it easy on the Saturday....plans and goals to change I'm sure. Good luck to everyone else, this is going to be a fun weekend. My only question, running with a camera is a good idea?
2009-10-14 4:20 AM
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hazmaster - 2009-10-06 12:37 AM I'm doing the Goofy this year, first time as well. ... My only question, running with a camera is a good idea?


I'm tempted to run with one, too.


2009-10-20 3:45 PM
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Regarding "proving your time" to prevent from getting stuck in the last corral.  When do you turn in this proof?  When you pick up your number or before?
2009-10-26 1:50 PM
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prof40 - 2009-10-14 5:20 AM
hazmaster - 2009-10-06 12:37 AM I'm doing the Goofy this year, first time as well. ... My only question, running with a camera is a good idea?


I'm tempted to run with one, too.

There will be a lot of runners out there with cameras.  Once I took a nice lightweight disposable camera and that worked out well.  There are a lot of picture opportunities during the race.  It's the only time you can actually take pictures with Disney characters without standing in line.  Of course you'd have to be running just for fun in order to do such things.

2009-10-26 1:53 PM
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TriRSquared - 2009-10-20 4:45 PM Regarding "proving your time" to prevent from getting stuck in the last corral.  When do you turn in this proof?  When you pick up your number or before?

In the past they have sent us an email address and a confirmation page for proof of time, but I don't remember seeing one yet, not that I have looked much.  It's not a big deal to show up at packet pickup and get your corral changed.  There is a bunch of booths off to the right, after you pick up your bib.  They may be labeled "Race Information" or "Race Problems" or something like that.  Just show up with your printout or whatever and request a different corral.  I've even shown the results off my cell phone web browser to change corrals.  Pretty easy.  I believe results that show sub 3:45 ability can get you in corral A.

2009-10-26 1:57 PM
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Re: multiple marathons, Hal Higdon has guides for maintenance between the marathons:

Multiple Marathoning

I do several marathons every spring and fall and I generally follow this kind of plan.

I am signed up for my first Goofy as well, 5th Disney overall.  I will be coming off 3 fall marathons, and the JFK 50, so it'll be an interesting December trying to recover and train at the same time.

I have not been training based on Goofy, this is just for fun.  I will probably run the first day slow enough to be able to hang with family in the parks the rest of the day, and then head out on Sunday like a normal marathon day and see what happens.

It's going to be a lot of fun, Disney is a real treat.

2009-10-26 9:32 PM
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yep i am going to be there too for my first ever Marathon


2009-10-26 10:26 PM
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Best of luck...
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I'm in it.  This is my first marathon. I'm pretty sure that I am going to run a sub 4 hour, is there anything you can do to get in a faster coral? I don't really have any proof.
2009-10-27 9:23 PM
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flmonkey_gbp - 2009-10-27 10:03 PM I'm in it.  This is my first marathon. I'm pretty sure that I am going to run a sub 4 hour, is there anything you can do to get in a faster coral? I don't really have any proof.

You don't need a full marathon for proof, you can use another race as long as it is a 10k or longer.  Sub 4 probably gets you corral B which is substantially different than the last corral.  If you don't have any races in your history, just go out and do one between now and then as part of your training.

Bring your 15k results otherwise.  The people at the booth might accept your 8:54 pace for corral B from what I've seen.

I bet your half in the 70.3 would be good too if the run portion was fast enough.



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2009-10-28 8:46 AM
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prof40 - 2009-10-04 6:01 AM Anyone doing Goofy? And if so, how are you training for it -- are you following a plan, or making it up as you go?


I'm doing Goofy.  My "A" race is the Philadelphia marathon 22 Nov.   I will probably just recover from that race, and just get in some easy mileage before the race.  The Idea (like most people I guess) is to run the half very slowly, and then if I feel good RUN the marathon.   
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hazmaster - 2009-10-05 11:37 PMMy only question, running with a camera is a good idea?
I was reading the Goofy site yesterday, and it looks like we are getting a disposable camera in our bags. It also looks like we get three t-shirts. One for each race and a Goofy.


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RichMan - 2009-10-28 9:49 AM I was reading the Goofy site yesterday, and it looks like we are getting a disposable camera in our bags. It also looks like we get three t-shirts. One for each race and a Goofy.

Ah that sounds neat. 

Yeah 3 shirts is a bit much.  And 3 medals!  We'll be weighed down as we walk the parks on Sunday. :-)

As crazy as it sounds, there will be lots of Goofy runners walking around the parks on Saturday and Sunday.  It's the whole reason I signed up for it, I felt left out. :-)  Will be interesting to see what a half marathon + park day + marathon + park day feels like.

Good to see that others have the same Goofy plan that I do.  Hope it works out.

 

2009-11-09 4:42 PM
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I'm thinking of doing this as my first marathon.  My running partners have already signed up and are trying to talk me into it.  I booked a room already just in case I decide to do it!  I'm doing a half mary this weekend in Ft. Lauderdale and we'll se if I can keep up with the full mary training after that.

I brought a disposable camera when I did the Disney half a few years ago.  I went with a friend who had never even done a 5K so we were definitely in it for fun.  We stopped and took lots of pictures with the characters, but I kept pouring water on my head and it must have gotten into my Fuel Belt pocket because the pictures did not come out so great!
2009-11-09 5:02 PM
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Hmm.  That would be an issue wouldn't it. :-)  I'm not sure I have a tip for keeping your camera from getting wet except a baggie and then it's a pain to get it out all the time.

I have never seen Disney still available at this time of year.  It's at 92% now.  Way back when, I would see it fill in June.  The numbers have moved slowly lately, and it may actually get to race day without a sellout, but if you are serious about it, I wouldn't play games with it because that's how things sell out on us.

Being able to do the marathon isn't really an issue, it's just how well, and how much suffering.  Injuries could also occur without enough training but you can outsmart injuries if you play it smart on race day.

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kalalau - 2009-11-09 6:02 PM

 

I have never seen Disney still available at this time of year.  It's at 92% now.  Way back when, I would see it fill in June.  The numbers have moved slowly lately, and it may actually get to race day without a sellout, but if you are serious about it, I wouldn't play games with it because that's how things sell out on us.

Being able to do the marathon isn't really an issue, it's just how well, and how much suffering.  Injuries could also occur without enough training but you can outsmart injuries if you play it smart on race day.




I've been checking the website every day - it's at 94% right now so I figured I could probably wait until after my race this weekend to make my decision.

Being able to do it is an issue for me - 26 miles sounds insane!!!  But, it may be my only chance to do it with friends who run at my pace (really slow) so I may go for it.  And I love Disney so even if my race sucks I can still ride the refurbed Space Mt. 
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