February 8, 2015

Weekly Roundup: February 8th and a giveaway!

Two weeks from today we will be running the Princess Half Marathon.  This is the race where it all started for the girls of We Run Disney and we are looking forward to Christine's 4th time, and Pam's 5th time running the race.  Alison, the speedy aunt of Christine and sister of Pam is also joining the fun for her 4th Princess Half Marathon, having placed in her age group every time.  Of course the pressure is on to keep this streak alive!   While we endure winter training, we also realize how lucky we are compared to those including Alison who live in New England.  The amount of snowfall they have received over the last couple weeks has been huge with another storm expected Monday.  Runners training in cold temperatures with snowy road conditions get huge kudos for getting it done.

The race that started us running!
This has been a good week of running for both of us, although I was really sore yesterday after my 16 mile run.  Luckily, I had little Lulu to snuggle while i was glued to the sofa for a few hours!


Here is a peak at our workouts this week.

Sunday, February 1st
Pam: 12 mile run on treadmill, at 10:00 pace
Christine: 10 miles at 9:15 pace

Monday, February 2nd
Pam: rest day
Christine: deck of cards workout

Tuesday,February 3rd
Pam: 5.25 miles at 8:58 pace
Christine: 3.5 mile progression run, abs, stretching

Wednesday, February 4th
Pam: 30 minutes elliptical, sit ups, weights
Christine: rest day

Thursday, February 5th
Pam: WOL group workout  5 miles average pace 8:55
Christine: 2.5 miles treadmill (knee pain) 3 miles elliptical, stretching, abs

Friday, February 6th
Pam:rest day
Christine: rest day

Saturday, February 7th
Pam: 16 miles at 9:52 pace
Christine: 5.1 miles at 9:10 pace

Now for the giveaway! Just in time for the Princess Half Marathon weekend, Megan and Krista offered us the opportunity to giveaway a copy of their book, Magical Miles, the Runner's Guide to Walt Disney World.. Many of you have run prior runDisney races who read our blog, but having a copy of this book to refer to for tips and ideas regarding your stay and race day are invaluable.  Please take a look at our review of the first edition here.  With a trip around the corner for us, my book is already out and ready for me to review as I prepare to leave for the most magical race destination.



If you are interested in a copy for yourself, please be sure to enter the giveaway by leaving a blog post comment on why you would like to win and if you are signed up for a runDisney race at WDW. Please note that this contest is only open to continental US residents. The authors of the book will choose the winner based on your creative comments! Have fun and good luck.
Please note that Vinylmation Mickey is not included in the giveaway.









29 comments:

  1. Me me, running EEC and PHM 5 & 10k this yr. But possible running marathon weekend in 2016

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  2. Would love to win!!! My first Disney race is the PHM half. Considering the Dope Challenge with my husband for 2017!!!!

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  3. My husband and I plan on signing up for Wine and Dine next month. Since we've only experienced Marathon Weekend I'd love to have the chance to get some insider tips for a different race weekend.

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  4. I would like to win since I will be running my first half marathon in November (Wine and Dine!). I am an extremely overweight mother of 2 desperately trying to better myself and be the example I want to be for my two young daughters. I'm not really new to running, but I've been training to complete a 15k next month and this is, by far, the longest I've stuck with a training plan. I have a long way to go, but I'm on the journey.

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  5. I've been reading WeRunDisney for quite some time and have happily run during several marathon weekends at Disney. Although I am quite familiar with the marathon weekend I am looking to expand my Disney running to other races. Reading this blog I've gotten some good insider information but feel that having a book to tab, highlight and use as my go to guide will make a future racing at Disney experience that much more magical.

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  6. I'd love to read that book, as my first race ever at Disney is coming up soon! I will be running the Princess Half Marathon as well as the Frozen 5K. I am definitely a novice runner, I started training this Summer so I can use all the helpful tips and hints I can get. We love Disney and take the kids every year so I can't wait to sign up to do more races there. Thanks!!!

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  7. I'd love to read this. We are returning runDisney participants, but this is the first Princess I'm doing that I'm dragging the rest of the family to. This will be my Mancub's first Disney half (he's done the 5Ks and ToT). We usually stick to W&D and marathon weekend. I'm interested because sometimes I think we are so focused on the race schedule that we forget to do "normal" Disney things while we are there.

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  8. I would love, love, love to win this book because I plan to try to get into The Dopey Challenge during WDW Marathon weekend and I know this book would be valuable in my planning! I have run Wine and Dine and Princess half in Disney World and I know there are some great tips I probably missed out on because I didn't have this book. If I win I will read it cover to cover and use it to plan for all of my future Run Disney races!
    Thank you!
    Wendy Aldridge

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  9. I'd love to win this book because runDisney is what got me running in the first place. Last fall was my first semester in college and I was feeling lonely. I picked up running but didn't really know what I was doing. I stumbled upon the runDisney website and I was so excited to find out that Disney had all of these races. I printed out the PHM training schedule and followed it for a while and then did a local 8k. I was hooked and since then I've done a bunch of races, and I'll be doing my second half in a few weeks. I haven't been able to afford a trip to Disney yet (that college kid budget...) but I've been saving and have a goal of going down to do the Princess Half my senior year (2017). I know it's a long way to wait, but think of how much I can improve between now and then! This book would provide me with inspiration to keep training and saving. It will also be an interesting read that will help me make my first trip to WDW to runDisney the best trip ever!

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  10. I would just love to read this book! I am 47 and have been running Disney races and others for 6 years! Even my daughter loves the 5k. I don't want to stop running these races, if I sign up for them then when the training starts I have something to look forward too, if I don't have a race I am signed up for then I don't train and just work and all work is no Fun! I am signed up for the 5k and the glass slipper challenge! I can't wait!! I will miss the Tower of terror 10 miler and the Halloween 5k 😞 hope to sign up for the Wine and Dine! Thank You for the opportunity!

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  11. I am a novice runner since the Fall and the Frozen 5K will not only be my first Disney race but my first race ever! Registering gave me that focus I needed to get out there and train! We are Disney APs and I hope that many more runDisney races are in my future. In fact, my family is planning to register together for Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K for Wine & Dine. This book would be a welcome planning tool for planning longer distance races with runDisney.

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  12. You had me at "Runner's guide..." I am running the Glass Slipper Challenge in a few weeks and this book would ensure that those 19.3 miles are the most magical they can be! This will be my 7th half marathon. Lucky #7:) thank you for the opportunity!

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  13. Running Princess weekend - and planning for the WDW 2016 Marathon to be my first marathon! Would love, love this book to make my first marathon that much more magical!!

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  14. Running the 5k & 10k this year at princess weekend. It'll be my first race with anyone cheering me on, my first races in Florida, & my first races on back to back days. I'd love to have the guide to make the weekend go as smoothly as I can

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  15. I have always dream of running the princess half marathon after learning about rundisney in 2008. In two weeks that dream becomes reality as I am running PHM 2015. I hope to keep running forever.

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  16. I'd love to win. I've never run a Run Disney race but I live vicariously through other bloggers. Maybe with this book I can convince my husband and we can do one!

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  17. I've been wanting this book ever since it came out! I'm running the Glass Slipper Challenge...can't wait!

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  18. I would love to win! I just started running this past summer and a few weeks in I was sidelined with and injury. Had to be a spectator for my husband at the ToT race and after that knew I had to do a Disney race someday. Started back running a few weeks ago and goal is set for Star Wars and Wine and Dine in 2016. This would be great to help me reach it!

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  19. Great running week girls. You two are so amazing.

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  20. I've been wanting a copy of that book! Even though I have run several Disney races, it's full of great information! Hope to see you ladies next weekend at the Princess Half!

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  21. I would love the book because I am new to running! My daughters and I are planning on running the Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5k in November. We're hoping to train for a 10K in early 2016.

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  22. I forgot to add, thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  23. I would love to win this book...in two years I will turn 50 in January...I told my family I will celebrate by running Dopey! I have never run a marathon before so the book will not only give me great tips but keep me motivated and excited towards my journey!

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  24. I'm crazy enough to book my hotel stay a year in advance for my 1st Full Marathon scheduled for Jan. 2016! Excited, nervous and scared out of my mind! Any wisdom from a book will be HAPPILY absorbed... :)

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  25. Me! The 2013 princess half marathon was my first half marathon and it was the first time I got to see my West Coast cousin in over 25 years! She's a DL runner and the PH gave us a vhance to reconnect after all those years!

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  26. Winners have been chosen! Dink Max and Holly Rueger, you both get a copy of the book!

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