Within 24 hours of opening for registration, The Disneyland Half Marathon is near a sell out. Glad I was able to get my Disney Vacation Club Member early registration last week! The Double Dare, 10K, & Kids Races are already sold out, with the Half Marathon at 99% and the 5K at 94%.
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I’ll be getting the Rock Encore bling for doing 2 races in 2014, Nashville & Savannah.
Today (1/28/14) at Noon, the Disneyland Half Marathon registration opened to the general public. In the past few years it sold out within 24 hours of opening to the general public. If you are planning to run on August 31st, you better get registered today!
Entry Fees and Deadlines*
Disneyland® Half Marathon
- $195 by February 18, 2014
- $210 between February 19 and March 11, 2014
- $225 on or after March 12, 2014
- $105 by February 18, 2014
- $120 between February 19 and March 11, 2014
- $135 on or after March 12, 2014
Dumbo Double Dare
- $320 by February 18, 2014
- $345 between February 19 and March 11, 2014
- $370 on or after March 12, 2014
Disneyland® Family Fun Run 5K
- $70 by June 24, 2014
- $80 on or after June 25, 2014
runDisney Kids Races
- $20 by June 24, 2014
- $25 on or after June 25, 2014
This was my second and last recovery week for me after the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend’s Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge. This week I was able to finally get back to strength training after my hand injury back on November 3rd.
Monday (1/20): First time back to the gym for strength training. It was nice doing something other than cardio! I did a 30 minute upper body workout.
Tuesday (1/21): Strength Training – Back & Legs: Boy taking off near 3 months from the weights really makes you sore after workouts again!
Wednesday (1/22): 30 minutes on the Elliptical at the gym
Thursday (1/23): No workout
Friday (1/24): No workout
Saturday (1/25): First Saturday in over a year that I have not did any running. It was so weird; however, it was filled with home projects that were backup up for all my Goofy Challenge training the last 8 weeks.
Monday I start hitting the pavement again. Three weeks until my next half marathon, the Mercedes Benz Half Marathon in Birmingham, AL. State #5!
2014 Yearly Running Goal: 900 Miles
Weekly Mileage: 0.00 Miles
Remaining to Goal: 848.18 Miles
Check out this neat post on http://mztressofalleviltales.wordpress.com/
Ever since I was a young girl I have been amused and fascinated by the 999 Happy Haunts and their not-so-humble abode. They always tell you that there is “room for one more” and ask for volunteers, so why not? I VOLUNTEER, DISNEY!
In all seriousness, the details of the mansion are something that scores of Disney fans adore and cherish. Just traveling through the mansion is a feast for the senses. You feel the chill of the breeze regardless of the weather outside, and you can sense the “spirits” all around you without fearing the “other side”. It is a grim grinning great time for all ages.
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This morning I was able to do early Disney Vacation Club Member registration for the 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon. The race is Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 5:30 AM. This will give us a chance to tour Disneyland, to mark it off the lifetime bucket list to tour all the Disney Parks. It also allow me to mark the state of California off my 50 By 50 Challenge of doing a half marathon in all 50 states before the age of 50!
So do you ever ask yourself when should I change out my running shoes? What are the signs or indicators of when it is time to change them out? Typically mileage is the best indicator of a time for change. However, if you are not OCD like me and track your running to the tenth in a training log like I do, then how do you use this indicator? A good rule of thumb is to replace your running shoes every 300 to 400 miles, depending on your running style, body weight, and the surface on which you run. I typically change out my shoes twice a year, usually in June/July & November/December time frame.
Well what if you don’t track your mileage? Are there other ways to tell it’s time?
Feeling the PAIN – If you have been in your shoes for a while, and are starting to feel little signs of pain in your legs, it may be time to change. Some indicators such as muscle fatigue, shin splint pain, and/or joint and knee pain are a sign.
Soles Wear – If you look at the bottom of your running shoes, and see bald spots on the bottom where tread use to be, is a good indicator it is time for a change. The soles of running shoes normally last longer than the cushioning and support. So if the soles are shot, the other mechanics of the shoes are long gone.
Twist Test – Another test you can put older running shoes through is the twist test. Grab the front and rear of the shoe in both hands and try and twist it. If the structure and support of the shoe is still in place, the shoe should resist and not twist much. If it easily twists and flexes, it is time for new shoes.
Many runners use half life for shoe replacement. This means that when a pair of running shoes are half way through a cycle, buy a new pair to start breaking in. This helps to avoid the injury indicators listed above because you are constantly running in adequate shoes.
Finally, and should be a given, but only wear your running shoes for running. Do not use these as your everyday shoes nor your gym shoes for workouts. They should be reserved for just running.
Blogger RunningLarge ran the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon last Sunday as well, and he shot the race from a GoPro strapped to his head. Check out the video to see the race from a runner’s perspective. It is about 8 minutes long. It gave me chills again, even after doing it for a 3rd time this year. Check out his blog for his race recap as well.
On Saturday, January 18, 2014, I went out to support some of my running training partners as they ran the 4th Annual Charleston Marathon. Luke was running his first ever marathon, and Evan was running her 3rd marathon in 90 days to qualify for Marathon Maniacs!
The race started at 8 AM in front of Burke High School and had 5,000 runners combined in the marathon and half marathon. The announcer stated at the start that there were runners from 46 states and 10 countries. The weather was brutal with a starting temperature of 28 degrees and a wind of 15mph, and only bettered to 35 degrees at the finish some 4 hours later.
Because of the weather they allowed everyone to wait in the Burke High School gym until the start of the race. This was also where the small expo was. While we waited there for the start, the Burke High School Drum Line performed for about 10 minutes. The kids were really awesome. They also came out to the starting line to play during the start.
We even saw an interesting rendition of Superman. Zoom in on the picture to check out this outfit configuration. Yes, that is Under-roos over running pants!
There were no starting corrals nor pacing time flags, so it was a large gaggle at the start. Since Luke & Evan were running for time, they had to do some quick navigating at the beginning to get around people.
The race route took them around by the Charleston Riverdogs Baseball Stadium, and around to The Battery. Here is a stock picture of how the Charleston Battery looks. It is such a beautiful view. We typically run this route at least once a week.
They then turn onto King Street and take this to North Charleston. To see how bad the wind was, look at the fountain in Marion Square.
In North Charleston, they had to do a lot of turns and navigating through communities. It was almost like the race developers were trying to add mileage in unusual ways, even running an out and back on a pier.
Here was Luke & Evan at Mile 15. The guy Evan was with was running his first marathon. Evan was in true form running with him for encouragement! Even though they did not realize it, Luke was only about a minute ahead of Evan at every spot I saw them,
The Finish Line was in front of the North Charleston High School. You can tell this was the fourth year of this race. It is getting better, but still has some serious flaws to become a more popular race, especially repeating serious issues that have been overlooked in past years.