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    eeyorepoohfan
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    Ryan and I had hoped to get a little more running in over the long Thanksgiving weekend, but the rains and such weren’t cooperating. We did manage to get in a 5k on Saturday and I paced an 11:48min/mile! I was shocked! We did 4 miles on Sunday and I held to a 12:10min/mile pace and kept super consistent for each mile. I was super pleased with both those runs. The farthest we have ran for training for January is 8 miles and that’s not nearly enough for my liking. So we are really hoping to get in a few long runs over the next few weeks to get the body used to distance again. But vacation, weather and recovery from vacation set us back a bit.

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    @rocketear99 you and Christy did fantastic! Your pace is incredible, especially on that 20 miler! Wow! You guys are going to do so awesome! I hope the weather holds decent for the final month of training, but no matter what, you are prepared!

    @starbee I know it’s frustrating with weather and other obligation problems but you will do fine! Your pace is so fast, you can slow it way down and still be fine. This is proof that it’s not the races but the training that’s so hard. It just consumes everything! Trust me, you’re going to do great! Keep doing any training you can, know that you can slow way down in the marathon and be just fine.

    @eeyorepoohfan you know how proud I am of you and your pace! I also know you’ve wanted to get longer runs in. You’re still doing great! I’ll be cheering you all the way! Training and racing! You got this sis!

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    @starbee All the water fountains are turned off here as well :P Yeah, you totally need to get your husband on board with bringing you water! Will he be cheering you on at Disney? If so, he really needs to help out ;)

    As to your question about post-Dopey running, right now we plan on doing a 5k’s worth of running at least once per week because realistically, that’s what we’ll be doing mostly in any future races. We’ll worry about training for 10K and 1/2 Marathons as we decide to sign up for them. We don’t plan on ever doing another Marathon after Dopey. I would like to do the other RunDisney events at some point which means there are definitely more 10K and 1/2 Marathons in my future.

    Otherwise we want to get into cycling short and long distances and have time to go kayaking, ice skating, and rock climbing. Not signing on for any events along those lines, but just to do them for fun. :)

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    @eeyorepoohfan What? Vacation setting you back? May it never be!!! ;) Figures that Disney would distract you from RunDisney LOL I sure hope you’re able to get in some longer distances to build your confidence for the 1/2 Marathon, but you’re pacing pretty well on your short game! Nice work getting out there when you can! I know first hand how tough it is to schedule long runs. We’ve been VERY blessed to be able to get as far as we have.

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    @starbee @eeyorepoohfan @starbee Thanks for all of your encouragement, cheers, and support! You all help to keep us going! My PRIMARY concern now is weather for traveling to Disney on January 8th. We plan to catch the first flight down that morning, but winter can make flying…interesting…around here. Hopefully there are no issues, but we’ve decided if we see a chance of foul weather delaying or cancelling the flight down, we’re taking extra time off work and making the drive! We got $1200+ and a year of training riding on this thing after all!

    The flight home afterward, I’m not really worried about. I think if we get stranded in FL for bad northern weather we can find something to do! :smirk:

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    @eeyorepoohfan Thank you SO much! You rock! :minnie: any chance we’ll met at the Expo?


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    @eeyorepoohfan Those are some good distances and times for getting back into it! :clap: I hear ya on the setbacks, but you still have time :) 8 miles is pretty good prep for a half, especially when it’s not your first rodeo! But I’m the same way, I want greater peace of mind. My furthest distance before my first half was 11 miles and I hit the wall about mile 10 during the race. I know you have the motivation and will power to get more training done!

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    Hopefully there are no issues, but we’ve decided if we see a chance of foul weather delaying or cancelling the flight down, we’re taking extra time off work and making the drive! We got $1200+ and a year of training riding on this thing after all!

    Oh for sure! Do whatcha gotta do! At least you have the option of driving! I’m hoping we’ll get out okay over here too and like you said, stranded in Florida? Oh well ;)

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    @rocketear99 Sounds good! I’m not really sure what my plan is for running after :dopey: which is why I was asking. People have said to me, “will you still run after that?” or “what will you train for after Dopey?” and I don’t really know. I like to run 3 miles regularly because it makes things easier when it’s time to PT test and I do like running, but I’ll admit I slack off without races or a PT test on the horizon. I got very few runs in over November-February 2018-2019 because the weather was so yuck. But I think I’ll be one and done on marathons! :P

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    @rocketear99 Silly vacation! ;) Though we did manage to walk a half marathon every day! So I count it at some training! LOL We should be able to get in a couple more long runs. That will really help! My short runs are going great. But getting the motivation to run far has been a struggle! I know my body can get through the race fairly well. I’m thankful I’ve ran more than 10 half marathon races! That kind of helps me mentally! I’ve found a good rhythm and method on my 30/30 intervals and stay fairly consistent on pacing! It really is hard to find the time to commit to running several hours at once for one training run! The struggle is real! You guys are doing great! If weather starts looking iffy, could you change your flight to the 7th? Instead of having to drive.
    @starbee With my autoimmune issues, the cold really hurts me physically. We’ve been dropping near freezing at night and my body wants nothing to do with going out in it. My hands get so sore that I can barely move them. It sucks and frustrates me. I really want to get at least to 10-11 miles in training! I usually hit the wall around that point too! But thankfully racing at Disney helps to carry me through! We will be at the expo late on the 8th! We fly in that afternoon. So if you are still there, I would love to meet up! I will be cheering at all races too!

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    @eeyorepoohfan We *could* bump our flight a day earlier for a price. We booked Southwest under Wanna Get Away fare. So we can re-allocate that money toward another flight and pay the difference. It’s more likely we would just drive though as we would have no trouble finding another flight later in the year to divert those unused travel funds. We have APs and such so we could do yet another Disney trip with them, or fly to Tampa and see our newborn niece for the first time :)

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