Disney Marathon Training – Final Race Preparations

With Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend right around the corner, runners all around the world are finishing up their training and getting ready to start packing.  Marathon Weekend officially begins on Thursday, January 5th, 2012, with the opening of the marathon expo and the races begin Friday morning with the 5k and first day of Family Fest Kids Races.Near the end of endurance training begins tapering - shortening the distance in your long runs and allowing your body to rest to be prepared … [Read more...]





Running out of time to Run!

It's now less than a month away from the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend 2012, and unlike the inaugural Tinkerbell Half Marathon at Disneyland, the Walt Disney World weekend still has a few available spots!  If you're a runner or are considering becoming a runner, Walt Disney World is a great place to start racing.  The races are casual and you only have to keep up a 16 minute per mile pace, allowing a lot of walking if needed!If you're just starting running or thinking about running, … [Read more...]





Get Active with Chip&Co / Tips from the Disney Diva!

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So here you are... You're sitting at your computer soaking up your daily dose of Disney Addiction (which we are grateful for, don't get me wrong), wishing you could meet me (the Disney Diva) and and Chip cause we are just soooo cool...ok well maybe just me, The Diva. (ha!) Well, have I got an idea for you!February 24-26th, 2012 RunDisney at Walt Disney World hosts its Princess Half Marathon Weekend. (Hey, I heard that GASP! Just wait a second and let me give you allll the information before … [Read more...]





Top 10 Reasons to RunDisney

Marathon Weekend Medals

Running is a passion shared by all runners. There is something about the exhilaration you feel when your running. For those who don't run here are my top 10 reasons to Run Disney!10. Improve your Health: Whether you're athletic or not, training for a race, from 5k to full marathon (or even the Goofy Challenge), running or walking a 16 minute pace is a great way to get into shape, or improve your current condition.9. Tour the Parks More Easily: In relation to Number 10 - you won't have to … [Read more...]





Marathon Training – Getting the Family Involved

kids fest marathon weekend

One of the best aspects of training for a big race is getting your family/friends involved.  For me, I convinced my husband to train with me.  Of course, with a child under 1 at home, that meant that we trained on similar schedules, but on different days so neither of us had to push a screaming child in a running stroller for 2 hours.  However, we both trained and ran the 1st mile of the half marathon together.Another wonderful family-friendly option is the Disney Family Fun Run 5k.  Unlike … [Read more...]