The Florida Marathon … it’s a state of mind.

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Thirty-plus years ago, my high school gym teachers doubled/tripled up on their course loads beyond their physical education instruction periods. They’d proctor “Health” classes and in some cases they’d be stuck lecturing the “Highway Safety” class that is forever associated with “scared straight” videos entitled “Blood on the Blacktop” or “Drunk Driving – Kill, Kill!” […]

It wasn’t a 3:10 in Yuma… but it was a Sub-4

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Yuma: The volunteers and aid stations were great but with a small field there were quite a few stretches where it was just me, the road, and cars passing me by.  The course was an “out and back,” almost pancake flat save for two minor inclines. Those inclines proved to be major headaches.  And I’m […]

The Return of the Disneyland Half Marathon

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Sometimes you get off on the wrong foot and it’s hard to get back into your rhythm. The directions to the parking lot this morning were inaccurate… or maybe I just didn’t fully understand that when they specified the preferred parking lot to use that there would be oodles of closed off roads and misdirections […]

The Return of the Disneyland 10K

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Well… they’re a bit out of shape when it comes to race organization. It’s been 6+ years since their last event at Disneyland… and it shows.  But who am I to judge?  I’m a bit out of shape myself when it comes to running.  And yet, judge I shall! Parking lots opened later than anticipated, […]

2024 WDW Marathon – Hosted by Mickey and Minnie

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My legs were this morning and are now still like jello. They have a form but it’s more jiggly than stable. They aren’t particularly appealing and all things being equal they would never be the top choice for getting through the day. I never felt awful on the course but my legs never seemed able […]

2024 WDW Chip and Dale 10K

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Surprisingly (or perhaps not so surprisingly) tough 10K today. Just a struggle. And it wasn’t solely (or perhaps runner pun ‘shoe solely’) because I was severely under slept. I’m stiff and sore and tired… but, again, not because I was so under slept (less than 2 hours sleep I reckon).  It just seems to be […]

2024 WDW Pluto 5K

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Some day the folks at runDisney are going to do the math. They’re going to realize that Disneyland charges runners the daily rate to park for the races and that they’re therefore leaving $30 a pop on the table every day of the events. And that might be the final straw that breaks this camel’s […]