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...]




RunDisney – Beyond the Runner’s High

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Completing your first race, whether you are running a 5k or the Goofy Challenge (yes, it does happen), is a huge accomplishment.  Many runners will finish a race and feel a huge sense of accomplishment and what is known as a "runner's high. "  Endorphins that are triggered by such strenuous exercise can make even a painful run seem exciting and leave you anxious to register for your next race.But, for many of us, those big runDisney races are far, and few between.  While registration for … [Read more...]




runDisney New Race

RunDisney announced this afternoon on their facebook page that they will soon be announcing the newest runDisney race.  They left us with a 'riddle': There's a new runDisney race we wanted you to know about. We're very excited and we hope you'll run with us. Before long, we'll let everyone know the theme of our latest race. Want to know now? The answer lies within these words! To follow along, just look for the image below to solve race clues that reveal our newest race! Our first clue will be … [Read more...]