The 2011 Princess Half Marathon Weekend Recap

This past weekend, 22,000 runners gathered in Orlando for the Princess Half Marathon weekend festivities.  Between the half marathon and the 5k, the children's races, and the health and fitness expo, families from all over the world came to participate in second of four runDisney endurance weekends in 2011.Of the 17,000 participants in the half marathon, the winner finished in1:22:50.  33-year old Jennifer Hanley-Pinto, of Jacksonville, FL, finished a mere 24 seconds in front the 2nd place … [Read more...]


Princess Half Marathon – Are You Running?

With just over a week until Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend, there is officially no more room for the half marathon.  In the past week, the Half Marathon reached capacity, but there still limited space (approximately 5%) for Beauty and the Beast's Royal Family 5k and the Royal Family Kids' Races.Although the weekend is primarily focused on women, including the expo, men are more than welcome to run and join co-ed race teams.  Unlike the Donald medal for January's Marathon weekend, … [Read more...]


Training for your Walt Disney Marathon – 5k Complete, Now What?

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Congratulations!!  You've run 3.1 miles!  That's a huge accomplishment already.  It may seem absolutely insane to add 10 more miles (yes, 10 full miles), but that's the goal - 13.1.Don't worry - it's not impossible.  The most important thing is to find a training program that you can follow and stick to, giving you a schedule for distance, times, etc...  I knew with my schedule (keeping up with an infant) that finding 4 or more days a week to run would be nearly impossible.  Luckily, … [Read more...]


Training for your Disney Marathon – Options Options Options

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When you're starting out running, all you really need is a good pair of shoes and a place to run.  And, while I highly recommended going to a local running store and having shoes fitted by the pros, that's the only thing that I think necessary to run. But, once you start gaining distance, gear becomes more important.   It's easy to be overwhelmed when figuring out what to get - there are countless options for shoes, hydration belts, race belts, nutrition, watches, etc...So, where should you … [Read more...]