Posts Tagged by running
|May 11, 2011||Posted by Andrew Gray under running|
This time last year I couldn’t run. I need to put that in a bit of context really, you see I was actually afraid of running. So I started looking into how to start running to lose weight. My particular heart problem means that sudden jolts cause my heart to start beating too fast – […]
|February 16, 2011||Posted by Andrew Gray under running|
I have struggled with my knees since January of 2009 when I pushed the deadlift on my weight-training that bit too hard. The result is painful knees when I get my running wrong. And as they say, you should look after your knees if you are doing sport. To try to solve the problem I […]
|January 13, 2011||Posted by Andrew Gray under running|
Ok, so it still wasn’t where I really wanted to be – my running only took me 1.5miles in 19 mins (2 mins to clean up after my dog), but I got to try out the GPS tracker on my blackberry again, which was still very cool, and showed me that my time improved on […]
|January 10, 2011||Posted by Andrew Gray under running|
I knew i should have given it another couple of days, but the road was kind of calling. I didn’t want to leave it too long even if it really hurt, and today it hurt. Running isn’t fun when it’s just after being ill. Over Christmas, despite the blogging, I had flu, then a cold, […]
|January 5, 2011||Posted by Andrew Gray under running|
My wife keeps up to date on all sorts of freebies, and this has to be the best one to find yet! If you have an iPhone then you probably know that you can get various apps (applications) that will track your distance, and tell you how many calories you have burnt. Well I have […]
|December 26, 2010||Posted by Andrew Gray under running|
It’s one thing to say start running, it’s another to actually do it. And i did it, and continue to do it, and I am really proud that I have taken my time and gone from a none-runner to a getting there runner. At 3.5 miles I can’t be called anything other, but I think I […]
|October 27, 2010||Posted by GuestPoster under running|
Here in the UK the highlight of the year is the London marathon: this advice for disney marathon runners by a guest poster shows it’s not all cartoon characters! What are you waiting for? Get running! The Disney marathon is a favorite marathon for many runners, and has participants from around the world. The event […]
Here in the UK the highlight of the year is the London marathon: this advice for disney marathon runners by a guest poster shows it’s not all cartoon characters! What are you waiting for? Get running!
The Disney marathon is a favorite marathon for many runners, and has participants from around the world. The event attracts serious runners and casual runners who are more hard core Disney fans who care more about experiencing the Disney World theme parks from a very unique perspective, and has been popular ever since it began.
The race itself has recently spread to become a weekend event, with a family 5K race (3.1 miles) on Friday, the Disney half marathon (13.1 miles) on Saturday, and the Disney marathon (26.2 miles) on Sunday. In addition, a fairly new event, the Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, which is running the half marathon on Saturday and the full marathon has become increasingly popular with hard core runners who are up to the challenge.
The marathon and half marathon course is a unique loop starting at EPCOT and wandering through all the theme parks and back roads on the Walt Disney World property, and features entertainment galore. Disney castmembers and volunteers put in dozens of hours to prepare for the event, which takes place in any weather conditions and always makes for an interesting experience.
The Disney marathon is also a favorite of charity runners, and there are many charities that give runners the opportunity to participate in fundraising for a worthy cause, raise awareness, and experience the Disney marathon as a reward for all the hard work fundraising.
The Disney marathon is a fantastic experience, but, like many other Disney destinations, can be overwhelming if you don’t know some of the right tips. You can find many more tips about Disney overall at mydisneytips.net, but some noteworthy tips especially for the Disney marathon are:
- Monitor the weather the day before you leave for the event. In 2010, central Florida experienced record cold temperatures and even sleet and snow at the Disney marathon, so, when preparing for the Disney marathon 2011, keep a keen eye on the weather. You want to arrive at Disney World with the right gear rather than have to scrounge around and spend a fortune on cold weather or rain gear if you need it.
- Be prepared to wake up VERY early. If you are staying on Disney property, the Disney bus system will take you to the event beginning around 2:00 am, and the race start time is around 5:00 am Eastern Standard Time. Plan accordingly!
- Take a camera with you. Part of the fun of the Disney marathon is taking pictures with unique characters and posing in pictures with these characters
- Plan your accommodations way ahead of time. The most popular resort for runners is Disney’s Pop Century, and the closest resort to the starting line, even possibly within walking distance, is Disney’s Old Key West Inn
- Enjoy yourself, and don’t get too concerned if you don’t PR in the race. It’s more about the experience for most people than it is your performance.
The Disney marathon is a fantastic first or any other marathon, and offers some unique things to see and do for the Disney enthusiast and the casual Disney fan. Proper training and knowledge of the event can make for a wonderful experience, and one that you won’t soon forget!