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Walt Disney World Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Orlando, Florida
United States
Walt Disney World Endurance Sports
Total Time = 2h 47m 6s
Overall Rank = 12895/23126
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 1137/1608
Pre-race routine:

Up at 0200, hospitality suite a 0230, bus at 0300. Left race retreat tent at 0430 to walk to the starting line.
Event warmup:

  • 2h 47m 6s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 46s  min/mile

Knew that I had to keep the pace easy as this was day 1 of 2 (Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge) Plan was to warmup for 15 minutes and then switch to a 4/1 run walk. Never really got into that pattern. Stopped multiple times for photo ops, which were not run as efficiently as they were in years past. Temps were inconsistant - it would be hot and humid, and then chilly, and then up again. Caught up with a friend around mile 11, and we finished the race together.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretching and some food in the race retreat tent. Walked through Epcot center back to my resort (Beach Club) for breakfast and a nap.

Event comments:

I've always enjoyed Disney races, and even though my own training wasn't as good as I would have liked, they still put on a good show. My only complaint this year was that they had reduced the number of cast members at the character photo spots. This caused longer lines that didn't move nearly as fast as they used to.

Last updated: 2013-01-06 12:00 AM
02:47:06 | 13.1 miles | 12m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 1137/1608
Overall: 12895/23126
Performance: Average
Course: Starts north of Epcot center, heads to Magic Kingdom, goes through the park, and then returns to Epcot. After a loop through the World of Tomorrow returns to the Epcot parking lot for the finish.
Keeping cool Average Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-01-16 11:00 AM

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