784.0 #236 (DL Qual #155

Nov 17, 2012 8:00 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Alright mwers! We are roughly 2 months away from the 2013 Tinkerbell Half Marathon and/or The Neverland 5k. Was wondering who is running it and what last minute things you do to get ready for race day! (First time racer here!)

I think my tip would be to run your own race. At the start a lot of people pass me and it makes me want to speed up but I know if I want to make it the whole way I need to run at my own pace, the pace I trained at. - MXPrincess399  753.7 #250 9:40PM
This is super helpful!! Thank you! I will definetly keep this in mind!! - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 9:44PM
Yay!! You can do it!! I'm just doing the 5k but I've done a few 10k and slowly working my way to 1/2 soon - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #26 8:05PM
Yay!! I will be there late Friday night so ill come watch you run the 5k on Saturday night!! - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 8:09PM
First timer here as well doing the 5k - angy17  181.1 #2240 8:10PM
Awesome!! I probably should have started with the 5k not jumped into the half! πŸ˜‚ - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 8:15PM
πŸ‘‹Me! Ran the half last year, registered for it this year. I have to work out shift trades for work but with some pixie dust it will all fall into place. I already spent my SW Rapids rewards points so it better πŸ˜‰ - tdashgirl  320.4 #800 8:16PM
Hopefully you get the time off!! - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 9:40PM
Me! It's my first time running and I'm doing the 1/2 hopefully I can keep up! - victoria13  289.3 #979 8:23PM
I'm sure ill be right there with you girl!! - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 8:27PM
I'm freaking out a little. haha I'm thinking of doing some smaller races next month to prepare! - victoria13  289.3 #979 8:32PM
Yeah I need to find one!! I live in nor cal and haven't found any in dec! - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 8:39PM
I'm in NorCal too. Where are you? I'm in Vallejo. - NikkiMickey  1686.3 #99 9:41PM
It's going to be my first 5k. But after 2 months of training, I have an injury. I'm still determined to do it, though! - PrincessKristin  780.8 #240 8:35PM
I have had a few set backs myself! It's tuff but keep trying!! You will get better and push on! - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 8:39PM
I was actually told I should not ever run. But if there is anyway possible, I'm going to walk (REALLY fast :) - PrincessKristin  780.8 #240 8:58PM
Oh that's a bummer!! But I like the walking really fast idea!! πŸ˜„πŸ‘ - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 9:07PM
I won't be participating, but 5k is nothing! That was the length of the Color Me Rad run I did a couple months ago. It will be soo much fun with going to DL! Good Luck Girl! You will do great! - Armenda  1159.7 #152 8:40PM
Yeah it will be awesome! Just gotta hit that 13.1 miles! πŸ˜„ Thanks love!! 😘 - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 9:06PM
CAB train rain or shine. Push through and do a countdown calendar. I will be running/walking it too. - MeridasHair  346.5 #687 9:11PM
Yeah I have been!! But thankfully no rain yet!! Maybe tommorrow lol - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 9:22PM
I so wish I was doing this! Good luck and have fun!! - brodysmommy  430.9 #508 9:13PM
Thanks!! I'm sure it will be! - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 9:23PM
I'm running the Half. Trying to decide on a costume. I ran as Peter Pan last time. - MXPrincess399  753.7 #250 9:13PM
Yeah my bestie and I are trying to figure that out now! πŸ˜„ - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 9:23PM
I wanted to run as Tink because she my favorite but I knew there would be so many Tinks! Maybe this time. - MXPrincess399  753.7 #250 9:33PM
We are wearing light up rainbow colored tutus and bright colors I think maybe tink ish - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 9:40PM
There were a ton of Tinks and lime green in general! My girlfriends and I were part of that :) I want to do something different this year but not sure what. - tdashgirl  320.4 #800 9:41PM
I'm running the 5k and half marathon. It's my first too. Yes, any tips would be appreciated. - NikkiMickey  1686.3 #99 9:35PM
Doing the half again. Trying to decide if I'll wear a costume or not. - LilSterner  5455.2 #20 9:36PM
Your doing it!!! I'm so excited I'm sure you will go way faster then me! I was actually gonna Dm you! Was wondering about pics and if they just go on your race number or something!! Hi by the way darling! πŸ˜„πŸ‘‹ - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 9:39PM
Hi!! The professional photographers do use your race number to sort the pics. Usually the Tuesday after the race you'll get an email with a link. You can then purchase individual photos or a digital download (which includes video) for $99. There is also usually a CM at the character photo stops that will use your phone to take a pic of you. I haven't really trained so not sure how well I'll do! - LilSterner  5455.2 #20 9:56PM
I'm doing the 5K. I'm so excited, it's my first one. :) - Vegan7LuvsStitch  1026.3 #178 9:37PM
I'll be running the 1/2, it's going to be lots of fun if you haven't done a runDisney event before! My tip is pace yourself and make sure you do at least three days a week of running and stick to a training plan. You can do it! - pixiedreamer  214.5 #1811 10:10PM
My wife will be running the 1/2. I think we are using it as an excuse to go back to Disneyland for a few days. We added 2 day park hoppers, just not sure what days we will be using them. Get in Friday and going home Monday. Advice that has helped her..... Follow the training calendar provided by trainers on the website - MermaidHunter  141.3 #2865 10:10PM
Another tip I forgot about- carry some energy bites, gel, etc. they give you a Clif energy shot between mile 9 and 10. I have found that it helps if I have something around mile 4 or 5 too. When I go on training runs I use PowerBar energy bites and they really help during the race. - LilSterner  5455.2 #20 9:24AM
Great advice. To expand on this, I would make sure you try whatever energy snack you plan on bringing *before* the Tink. I find a lot of them make me nauseous 😝. My personal faves are Honey Stingers. You can get them on Amazon. - tdashgirl  320.4 #800 1:44PM
Be sure to start hydrating the week before. The day before, be sure to eat hearty meals, but don't eat anything you are unfamiliar with. That's not the time to try something new or spicy! Also, if you are wearing a costume, be sure to do some training runs in it to make sure it's comfortable. This will be my 4th half marathon so if I think of anything else, I'll let you know! Good luck with your training! - PirateQueenBriezy  330.9 #743 10:10AM
I am running it! It will be my first half marathon ever. I haven't ran in about a month, due to craziness at school and work. I'm looking forward to getting back into training though! - ladylikesdisney  945.0 #197 10:26AM
Thank you everyone for all the great advice! You are helping to my nerves to the side and be able to enjoy this race! - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 10:32AM

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