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Posted: 30/06/2014 at 23:38

Dannir, good point.  Surely they will all go home in honor of my arrival?! I thought mid Jan was meant to be the off season. I guess Disney don't really do "off season".  Looks like a Disney hotel for a couple of nights and then off to something else.  Either that or I let teen daughter loose on the costume and look such a  weirdo that everyone moves away from us! 

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Posted: 30/06/2014 at 09:35

Thanks Eggy, I think we may do a Disney hotel just for those two nights - might be easier for husband and daughter while they're waiting, then again, I haven't checked prices yet and that could change everything....

but much bigger Thanks for the optimism. If it can be done in six months from scratch, maybe I will manage to complete. This will be my first marathon and I'm just casually planning to walk /jiggle a half the day before. Ignorance is bliss as they say! Think I could be in for a rude awakening sometime before Jan 12th.  Does sound like a really fun race though. 

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Posted: 29/06/2014 at 06:55

Thanks for this. It really sounds a lot of fun. At the moment I'm thinking I'll see how the training goes, especially as it will be our summer. Then if it's gone well I will take the half super steady and try to go for the marathon. If the training hasn't been so good iI'll target the half more and try to just get round the marathon inside cut off time.

Im definitely planning lots of photo breaks but I'm also looking at the Jeff Galloway Goofy programme on the RunDisney site. I've been having a play with his run,walk,run theory lately and my legs seem to quite like it. Plus this is a programme specific to the Goofy which makes me feel a bit more confident. 

Costume, in hands of teen daughter, seems to be getting wilder and it's still 29 weeks away!!

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Posted: 29/06/2014 at 03:57

Brilliant Dannirr, exactly what I was looking for! I'm really looking forward to this one. Probably a bit out of my league to be doing the Goofy but it was the only entry that wasn't sold out. I figure I'll try to run semi properly on one day and just jiggle round and take lots of photos on the other! The cut off times look pretty generous and I'm only trying to complete and survive not achieve an amazing time. 

Thanks for the expo tips, that changes the itinerary a bit. 

How many run in costume? Daughter has ideas to dress me up.....

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Posted: 29/06/2014 at 03:23

Thanks everybody. Dc Rainmaker reviews have kept me busy for the last few hours! It's freezing here today so I've had  a "valid" excuse to lie in bed and research Garmins. Off to search prices now and see if I buy online or in town.  Much appreciate your input. 

On a separate note, I've just entered the Disney marathon and a half for Jan 2015.  Before I book flights etc for the family, anything it should know? Coming from Oz it's a pricey trip so I'd like to get real value. Will be in America for about 3-4 weeks and plan on touring after the race.  

how are the Disney races from a slowish runner perspective? Thanks!

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Posted: 28/06/2014 at 00:33

Thanks for the Garmin info. Budget will easily go to 200 quid but I'm more interested in spending what I need to spend. Don't want to get it home and find out I've bought the one with too few features or, equally, find I've bought one capable of running the space shuttle when I only wanted to run round the suburbs!

anything I need to know about Garmins and rain? I'm in Oz and sales staff here are a bit unsure. ...

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Posted: 27/06/2014 at 14:45

Hello all,

Ages and ages ago someone posted a really good comparison of all the Garmin models (I think it was TD)  My husband has just offered to treat me to a Garmin, or similar and I'd love your input as to which model/ brand I should buy. 

I really want one that I can set to run intervals as I'm trying a Jeff Galloway run, walk, run thing at the moment. Ideally I'd like it to chime and also vibrate when it is time for me to change from run to walk and vice versa.

I'd like it to tell me how far I've been and how far I have still to go. Also my current/ adv pace. 

Am  I better off with Gar min or Timex or just a $25 Gymboss timer and the iPhone app I've been using so far? 

Thanks for you input. 

How crazy would this be???

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 00:21

Thanks folks. Posted two threads to try and get  a couple more replies and a range of views. I'm a beginner and posting in "training" is all a bit above me really, but I figured they might have the knowledge I needed. 

Anyone care to recommend their favourite plan? I've done Hal Higdon before and got up to. 12-15 km on it. All good. This time the VLM beginner plan looks appealing but largely because it's a bit gentler and I'm worried that could be a mistake.

thanks for all the help so far. 

How crazy would this be????

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 15:48

Thanks Ferrous!

anyone else got a good programme to recommend? I've done Hal Higdon before with good results. This time I quite like the VLM because it seems a bit gentler, mind you, that could also be a bad thing! 

How crazy would this be????

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 15:37

Thanks Rich! I've been trawling through a few of those today, quite like the VLM version too. The trouble is, I have no idea of the reality of trying to get to the start on a 16 week plan  

ie  how doable is a 16 week plan with my somewhat limited prior experience? Am I a total fool to consider it?

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