Marathon Training – The Expo

The start of Marathon weekend and all of the other race weekend's at Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort is possibly the biggest and most comprehensive store on property.  No, not the World of Disney at Downtown Disney - Disney's Health and Fitness Expo.Located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports (buses available from all WDW Resort hotels), the race expo has more than you could even imagine.  Forget your shoes?  No problems - several companies set up shop, even offering big sales.  … [Read more...]





Disney World Marathon Training – Runner Question

Cheryl asked: We're running in the WDW Half Marathon 2012 and aren't sure how to plan our trip.  Should we fly down early and visit the parks, or stay after and visit then?   Is it better to be at Disney before or after marathon weekend? Cheryl, I'm glad you asked!  This is a great question and I'm sure people have different answers.  But, since you asked my opinion, I'll share it: Don't plan to go into the parks until after the race.Unless you are a highly trained athlete who runs 13.1 … [Read more...]





Disney Marathon Training – Beating the Heat

If you're registered for any of the upcoming Disney races - Disneyland's Half Marathon in September, the WDW Wine and Dine Half Marathon in October, or WDW Marathon Weekend in January, you may be finding motivation difficult in the summer heat.For those of you, like me, that don't enjoy running on a treadmill, there are other options and tips for beating the heat.  As I recently read in a Runners World Magazine, the heat can be incredibly dangerous.  Make sure to stay extra hydrated, try to … [Read more...]





Marathon Training – Running Teams

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If you're already in training and signed up for a Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort Race, you may consider joining a running team.  There are dozens of options out there, and for me, they make the race even that much more special.  Running teams aren't necessarily for competition; often times, running teams help raise money for a charity or cause.Many Disney communities or social media outlets have their own teams - I joined the WDW Radio Running Team after listening to a podcast … [Read more...]





Walt Disney World Marathon Tips and Tricks: Don’t Leave Your Camera

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I'm proudly a "back of the pack" runner, so this tip may not be for everyone.  When I'm running, I'm out there to improve my own personal well being, not to be competitive and win races.  Though I do like to improve on my own personal records, there are certain races that I'm okay with simply finishing.My WDW Half Marathon time was much slower than any training speed or practice run I had previously finished.  In fact, when running through the Magic Kingdom, I took nearly 14 minutes, when my … [Read more...]