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Walt Disney World Half Marathon - Run


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Orlando, Florida
United States
Disney World of Sports
83F / 28C
Overcast
Total Time = 2h 21m 43s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
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Pre-race routine:

Woke up at lousy 3am (2am my time), had some oatmeal, road the bus to the race site. Hung out with Soupy till they called for us to go to our corrals. Thought I would have to hit the porta pots but it never happened.
Event warmup:

Walked the almost mile to the starting line (I was in A2 corral), found trix and fit and we hung around and watched people pee in the bushes for 40 minutes, I finally decided to join them and felt better. Fire works went off for the National Anthem, and to start the race (very cool).
Run
  • 2h 21m 43s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 49s  min/mile
Comments:

Wow, this was like running with Lance Armstrong or some other Celeb at a race. Ran with the Fit and Trix show (aka Wonder Woman and Super girl). we stood around in the corral for 40 minutes while people commented on Trix and Fits costumes, had their pics taken with them, and gave them high fives. Race started in the dark which was cool, we ran a hour before the sun came up and we were almost half way done. of course there was the typical trix and fit whoop whoops and constant chatter, lots of people along the way yelling for super man (trix correcting them that she did in fact have titties) and WonderWoman. When the sun came out, it became obvious that long sleeve velvet supergirl outfit baaaaad, cape, long leg boot covers, and velvet strapless wonderwoman top... baaaad. It was hot! We would dump lots of water on our heads and bodies. I think I took one gel around mile 8 or 9. we walked up the on ramps because the heat was getting to us. But basically the run was filled with high fiving the crowd, laughing at all of the people cheering for the super heroes. What was truly amazing was seeing a lot of the little girls perk up when they would see trix and Fit. It was like running with some role models... The mothers would get the kids attention and point out trix and fit. When we came in to Epcot for the last mile the crowds were huge and everyone was cheering on the super duo. I pretty much ran behind them the whole way and just took in all of the excitment. It was amazing to see the amount of attention they received from the crowd and the runners alike. When we crossed the finish like, they announced the finish of Wonderwoman and Super girl. I finished right after, we walked to get out medals, change our goofy wrist bands and waited for Soupy, and Jess. Of course when we walked out to leave everyone wanted their pics taken with the super duo.
It was a great day....
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, well maybe not well the coon skin cap, I am sure it was hard to lose body heat with that thing on. Other than that, it was too much fun.
Post race
Warm down:

Waited on Soupy with the wonder twins. Then rode bus back to hotel. Went out to some Fish place with Bunnyrunner, fit, trix, Q, Jeff, Jess and ate. Typical loud BT crowd, with lots of laughs...

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Coonskin cap




Last updated: 2007-01-09 12:00 AM
Running
02:21:43 | 13.1 miles | 10m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Course went around some of the Disney parks and on a few side roads. Up a few on ramps and then into Epcot for the finish.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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] 3

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2007-01-09 6:18 PM

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2007-01-09 6:23 PM
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Another half mary where I missed you.  Although - now that I think about it I think I might have seen you with that hat.  I vaguely remember saying to my friend how hot that must be!
2007-01-09 7:53 PM
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You are the best bodyguard two super-hero hotties could ever want.  Big love for ya, Cooter!
2007-01-09 7:56 PM
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Sounds like tons of fun CHris   Glad you enjoyed it
2007-01-10 7:50 AM
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I would normally ask if that coon skin cap was real...but knowing you, you shot it right before you came down for the race!

Great job in that heat...

2007-01-10 8:34 AM
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duuuude, i remember some girl saying coon skin hat guy must be their bodyguards.  you did a great job although i woulda had wonder woman take a bullet for us, she had those deflecting arm bands ya know


2007-01-11 2:41 PM
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it was cool to meet you after the race. i loved the cap, but can't imagine how hot that must have been.
great run and congrats on finishing the goofy.
2007-01-11 7:52 PM
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Congrats on finishing the Goofy (and the half in that hat)!!!
It was great to meet you and it was excellent to run with you (even if it was for just a little bit) on Sunday!
2007-01-12 8:19 AM
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That is funny.  I remember seeing them 2 run by medical tent 1 and thinking they are going to die of heat illness in those things.   But they looked cool.  Didn't see you behind them, but i'm sure you were just soaking it all in as much as checking them out in there tight spandex pants. Innocent
2007-01-23 1:12 PM
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Great job and tough conditions. Hopefully it won't be that hot in 08!



Robert
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Going for Goofy #3 in 08
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