So ... Yeah
- Jul 23, 2014
Congrats, Dopey! I know you put a lot of hard work into this weekend, and I'm so happy you were able to achieve this goal. Well done!
Thank you. And you as well.Congrats, marathoner!
I didn't know what to expect on race day other than it would likely test me at some point. But I felt prepared and therefore confident. While I didn't know what the wall would feel like, I had been advised by @DopeyBadger and @OldSlowGoofyGuy that at some point everything will hurt and I'll want to be done, but to keep going. Honestly, I have never met either of them in person so I don't know what their voices sound like, but I could hear them in my head frequently.Great pre recap and what an awesome effort! I do chuckle that the marathon experience is the same for so many people regardless of pace - lots of work getting there, Ann enjoyable first half, getting unpleasant around mile 16, dow right horrible for a period, then that most amazing feeling at the end.
THANK YOU! I still smile when I think about what that experience was like. And congratulations to you too!YOU ARE A MARATHONER
I'm with ya on the powerade. I was so sick of it. I didn't even take a bottle of one in the runner's chute.
Thanks. Pictures are coming. I wanted to make sure that I wrote down a more detailed race recap and trip report so I don't forget things first. But now that's out of the way, so I've downloaded some photos and can work on a race report here.Congrats Dopey! I can't wait to see some pictures.
Thank you so much. All of the trials and tribulations of training feel very different at the finish line.Congrats, Dopey! I know you put a lot of hard work into this weekend, and I'm so happy you were able to achieve this goal. Well done!
Thanks. I have one other project I'm working on before I can start the race report with photos, but it should finish up in the next 2-3 days.Congratulations! Looking forward to reading about your race!
Thank you. For me, my first marathon as part of Dopey came down to a few factors. First, I told myself years ago that if I ever ran a marathon, it would be at Walt Disney World. The 7 hour pace helps given how slow I run. Second, Disney World in January is tricky for me, so I realized that the WDW Marathon might be a once in a lifetime thing. And if I enjoyed the marathon, then I'd probably want to try Goofy and/or Dopey, but if I can only make it to marathon weekend once that would be a problem. But many people explained to me the logistics of a first marathon as part of Dopey and having finished 5 multi race weekend challenges, I already had a handle on how to deal with that, albeit without everything the marathon entails.Just wanted to say congratulations!! You crazy folks who run your first marathon as part of a Dopey Challenge are a special breed! Well done!
Thanks. I hope to provide something encouraging to my fellow back of the pack runners. I never would have even attempted a runDisney event if not for other runDisney veterans providing encouragement. And there's no way I could have even finished the marathon without the encouragement and guidance from so many runners far more accomplished and experienced than I.I've spent my afternoon reading through your journal. Amazing job running Dopey! It's refreshing to read about the journey of a fellow "back of the pack" runner.
That's my entire issue with the 100 mile medal. The 100 overshadows everything when I feel like something else should be the focus.I'm kinda meh on the 100 mile medal (the 100 is definitely too big), but I love the other two. And that bobblehead!!!!
I ran the Phillies one this year. They only offer a 5K. You do get to take a cool down lap around the warning track at the end. As for what they give, they don’t give a bobblehead. They give a tech shirt and 20% I think it was that much) discount that could be used the entire weekend. You also got 4 free tixs to a game (you could choose from 4 or 5 games). I liked the medal too.I was curious, so I looked at the race swag and offerings of other MLB teams and what I could find told me the following. A few teams offer races, but most do not even let you on the field at all. And quite a few of them only offer 5K or 10K races. And not every team offers runner bobbleheads. .
The Giant Race finishes on the warning track and they let you stretch on the outfield grass and take pictures galore in the Giants dugout. The infield is roped off so you can't go there, but otherwise they allowed us to wander the field freely. Their email also makes it very clear that if runners don't respect the privilege they've been given, it can be taken away.They only offer a 5K. You do get to take a cool down lap around the warning track at the end. As for what they give, they don’t give a bobblehead. They give a tech shirt and 20% I think it was that much) discount that could be used the entire weekend. You also got 4 free tixs to a game (you could choose from 4 or 5 games). I liked the medal too.
My nephew was very excited to get his certificate. They're a fun way to remember a first game or something like those people who go to every single MLB park.I love first game certificates. I have one from Citi Field (even though it wasn't my first Mets game by a long shot ... it was my first game at Citi Field) and one from a minor league team in Delaware. I forgot to ask about them at the two new stadiums I went to this year, but I'm hoping to get one when I go to the Phillies next week.
Great job keeping up with the running!