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Dopey challenge 2017

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 16:31

my wife refuses to run with me - apparently my slow jog is too fast and within 5 minutes all i can hear behind me is countless expletives. i'm using her bucket list of things and places to visit to get my marathon list ticked off - got New York next year and Tokyo the year after - she goes shopping etc whilst i go for a run.

Dopey challenge 2017

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 15:48

whats that for - starting pens? Did we not do it on registration

Dopey challenge 2017

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 15:21

just thinking that - mickey mouse costume out then

they wouldn't allow it anyway

Dopey challenge 2017

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 13:35

Cheers Gazza

doing London in 2017 so starting the build up to that now so may just use the Dopey challenge as part of that. Will be doing all the parks in the buildup to the race weekend so hopefully i will be all photo'd out - especially if the wife an kids have anything to do with it. 

Is it really still that humid in Orlando in January at that time in the morning?

Dopey challenge 2017

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 16:29

8min miles is ambitious i know - have to honest done a few sub 3 marathons before - so it is a little off my normal pace. Absolutely love Disney, even had a Disney themed wedding after getting engaged there so really want to take it all in too.

Training is going to be strange, i think given we are all doing the marathon we can just take the 5k and 10k as a given we will be fine its just how to approach the 1/2 marathon followed by the full on the next day. Normally when i am doing a Long Run (20+ miles) i only do an easy 5 or 6 the day before but i assume now i might need to up these to 8/10 miles easy or 6/7 miles at decent pace just to feel the miles in the legs. I also thinking of making sure my max weekly mileage is in the upper area, near 70-80 miles per week on a more regular basis to get used to the tiredness in the legs. 

still, whatever happens its Disney so how can we not enjoy it? Just thinking of all the bling i can add to the collection. Did you get booked with accommodation etc?

Dopey challenge 2017

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 15:12

got the summer out of the way so training for this one really kicks in now  - not sure how to approach it though - do i simply train as normal for a fast marathon and hope thats enough to see me though? what is everyone's goals? initially hoping to do them all at 8 min/mile pace but with the crowds and characters i know this is probably not possible. is this just really a case of jog around and enjoy or has anyone actually 'raced' one of these and used the characters as a distraction to take the mind off the pain?

Dopey challenge 2017

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 16:25

yep - all booked - staying at the All Star Movies Resort so should get complimentary travel to the start line. Flying out from Gatwick on the 30th so we can be there in plenty of time. Worried about 10 days walking around parks and doing the marathon on the last day. I think you should be ok at 4.30 - but it might rule out Epcot and Magic Kingdom - that's why we are doing the Movie studios one, a little quieter and apparently more of a party atmosphere.

VMLM 2017 Good for Age

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 07:26
Seen it - entered - accepted all in one day - they where quick of the mark this year - never been accepted that quick. Still enjoying being in again for another year - but like you say maybe they are trying to reduce numbers this year by opening early without fanfare.

Dopey challenge 2017

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 13:32

been told its chaos at Disney over New Year - avoid Magic Kingdom apparently.

Thinking of the Disney Studios park. good news now i can possibly take the kids out without getting a big fine

Dopey challenge 2017

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 16:40

all booked - staying in the All Star Movies Resort - couldn't justify the costs of the bigger hotels. Staying over New Year so will get the full New Years Eve experience - just hope i don't burn out walking around the parks leading up to the races. Coming back late on the Sunday night (day of the marathon) hoping that i will be so knackered i might sleep on the plane.

watched the videos on YouTube - looks fun!

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