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  • #116042

    starbee
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    Well no matter the early hour, I am not going to let any of my peeps down. I will be up and cheering and tracking the whole way!

    That is some serious commitment! :heart: remind me to send you my bib number! :P :dory:

    #116043

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    I will, don’t you worry! I’ll probably be requesting a picture of you holding it by the Dopey Challenge banner at the Expo too!

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    @eeyorepoohfan Thanks for sharing the update!!! So super excited!!! :cool: :dopey:

    @Nascfan You sir, are one stellar cheerleader! :up: :star:

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    I would love to run a half marathon through Disney. Not sure I can swing that in 2020 though. We are scheduled to go during Mardi Gras week in late February so I can’t afford two trips in two months.

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    @tonybourgeois Yeah that’s understandable. Looks like runDisney will be around for a while so I hope you can participate soon! :)

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    50 sleeps until the Expo
    24 training events remaining until the Dopey Challenge including:
    14 paced workouts
    7 distance runs – 2 of which are long distance runs
    3 planned walks

    Suffice it to say that I’m not anxious at all! :smirk: :dopey:


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    #121030

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    yup 1/2 Marathon for me! looking to have a coffee on one of the days with fellow D-Cot peeps! ;)

    #121042

    starbee
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    yup 1/2 Marathon for me! looking to have a coffee on one of the days with fellow D-Cot peeps! ;)

    I’m sure we can make that happen! There will be lots of :coffee: drinking for me! :P

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    I’d totally be open to grabbing a coffee with everyone after the 1/2 Marathon, even if it’s just at the Joffrey’s Coffee Stand at the Epcot front gate! :coffee:

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    I’d totally be open to grabbing a coffee with everyone after the 1/2 Marathon, even if it’s just at the Joffrey’s Coffee Stand at the Epcot front gate! :coffee:

    That sounds like a great idea! :up:

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    I’m in for the meet up for coffee too!
    I just want to put out a friendly weather reminder for everyone racing! Now is the time to go stock up on various things for race days! Marathon weekend is notorious for having a huge swing of options for temps! It has been known to change from the forecast with no notice as well! So my friendly suggestion is to pack for pretty much all seasons! Shorts, tanks, t-shirts, capris, full length tights, winter tights, long sleeve shirts, Omni Heat long sleeves, MYLAR BLANKETS (plan enough for covering arms and legs, I was wear two at once for 2 mornings! Remember to throw your mylar to the side of the corral before crossing the start line, if you don’t your chip might not get read properly), throw away gloves (numerous pairs, I get them for $2-3 at Target, I even wore 2 pairs at once since it was so cold), Long socks (cut the toes off of them and they are cheap and disposable arm warmers you can chuck during the races), hand warmer packets, ear covers/warmers, cooling cloths (if it’s hot, keep them in your back pocket and soak them wet at a water station), hat, sun visor, sunglasses, at least 2 pairs of shoes specifically for races only plus extra shoes for the parks, clear ponchos for the start if it’s raining and you don’t want to get too soaked, double the amount of electrolytes/Tailwind and energy chews that you think you will need in flavors you know you like (you don’t want to worry about running low, extra water bottle just in case one gets lost, extra safety pins for your bib, sunscreen (even though you start in the dark, the sun will be up during the half and the full. The med stations sometimes have extra sunscreen, BioFreeze, Vaseline and salt tablets). Okay, that’s all I can think of right now! My other strong recommendation since pretty much everyone is flying, be sure to pack at least 2 running outfits that cover a variety of weather options in your carry on bag, along with water bottles, holders, nutrition, etc. The last thing you want is your race bag to get checked and lost for a day or two! You can rewear gear if need be, but be sure to take it in your carry on! Ryan and I also mix our suitcases that we check. So I put half my stuff in a suitcase and he does the same. Then we put the other half in the other suitcase. That way if one gets delayed, we have enough clothes and gear for a few days! Please don’t hesitate to ask me questions or for suggestions! I’m happy to help! Oh, don’t forget your earbuds, chargers, etc! ;)

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    #121329

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    Thanks for the reminder on those things! :up: I need to make more of a conscious effort to pick up that stuff. I’ve been checking Target for months but haven’t found anything cheap. Maybe I need to try Dollar Tree or Walmart for socks, gloves and ponchos. I didn’t even think about safety pins! :surprised:

    #121332

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    @starbee You’re very welcome! At our Target, they have basic knit gloves for usually $2-3/pair! Check in the jrs/womens section, or in their accessories section near winter scarfs and such. I buy the women’s individual pairs of long socks, usually around $2/pair. Cut the toes off and use it as a sleeve for your arms! I have super sensitive skin, so I wash all of this before packing it. Mylar blankets we usually find at camping stores for $2/each. Ponchos I’ve found in the camping section at Target for $1-2/each. They should give you safety pins at Bib pickup! But I always take extra just in case they forget to give you yours or you happen to lose them! Again, backups for your backups! ;)


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