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Are Hoka for me?

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 00:13

Thank you Pixie, Thank you Recovery Runner, just the sort of helpful suggestions I was looking for.  Clearly I shall need to make my own decision, but it is still helpful to hear from others experiences. I really appreciate the positive approach which you have both taken, you make this forum better. 

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 01:07

Brilliant feedback folks, thank you! 

Think I might toddle off to Hoka World today and try a pair for the heck of it. However I am rather concerned about the 4mm drop. It'll have to be a very gradual transition if at all. Thanks again. 

Are Hoka for me?

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 15:15

I'm a slow, novice marathon runner who is prone to tight calves. Not getting younger but feeling ok! 

Please does anyone have any thoughts on whether Hoka are suitable for me? Just about to go shopping and my current favourites have been discontinued so I need to branch out of my comfort zone ( Saucony Hurricane 15)


Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 14:43

Wowee Orbutt, that really sounds...spectacular!!

Great  to hear everyone having so much fun.

Has anybody had any experience of Hokas? I'm thinking of trying a pair but I'm prone to tight, short calves and not sure if Hokas would make them worse or better. I'm oldish and slow if that makes any difference.  Thanks in advance. 

Disney MArathon 2016

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 14:32

It is all cups for drinks. Loads of stations though. 

Races start early. Even if you're as slow as me, you'll still be back at the hotel in time for brunch. Leaves time to hit the parks etc after the races!

Disney MArathon 2016

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 23:44

There is nothing for your family at the start. Don't drag them down there at 4am, limited viewing points along the course so will need careful planning. All the roads are closed so it is hard for them to get around. If you contact run Disney they're pretty helpful with spectator guides  

The Everest opens early, but really only in time  for slower runners.  There is sooo much entertainment on course for runners, it's an awesome day. 

Family can get the same shuttle bus that you took to the start / finish area a bit later on though. The busses just run in a constant loop. Then get bus back with you after the race  They have lots of seating at the finish  

Try popping on RunDisney Facebook page  I got loads off good information off that last year. I also used the Disney Mom site and Undercover Tourist  


London Marathon 2016

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 13:12

Have a look at Jeff Galloway's website. Lovely gentle way to complete a marathon.  

Running in the Sun

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 13:09

Just finished marathon training in daily temps of 37 - 40 deg C. Early morning, very early morning running is your friend! That and lots of water! Have fun, it'll rain soon!

Disney MArathon 2016

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 23:57

We flew to L.A the next day, toured there and then spent three weeks driving San Fran, Grand Canyon and Vegas. Was fab! 

The Parks were brilliant too. Loved Universals, do both sides. NASA was great. Best to go early to all of them. Great trip all round. 

Disney MArathon 2016

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 14:45

Pop Century has a nice cocktail bar beside the pool for after the marathon! That counts for refuelling, right?? Spent a merry afternoon there!

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