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    Week 2 Training

    Sometimes plans change.  This week I made the decision to switch my marathon.  I was originally planning to do the Philadelphia marathon in November, but I realized that it just wasn’t the right choice for me for a number of reasons.  The first and biggest reason is the way my knee/IT Band/fibula is handling the increase of mileage I’ve been given.  My PT slashed my mileage for June and the beginning of July, and we have been increasing it the last few weeks.  I don’t like how sore it has been, particularly after longer runs.  The idea of working towards 20 mile long runs right now has me nervous, and…

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    Week 1 Training

    Well, it’s that time of the summer when I start trying to increase mileage to begin to prep for fall half and full marathons.  Luckily, my PT has allowed me to start increasing mileage again, at least for this week.  I’ve been restricted to roughly 15 miles a week for about a month, so getting to run more than three mile runs is pretty exciting to me. My goal half marathon is the Wine and Dine Half Marathon in Disney in November.  I know, a lot of people think it’s silly to try and PR at a Disney race, but I’ve decided that is the race I want to go…

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    Race Report: Wine and Dine Half Marathon

    As I mentioned in my expo post, I miss when the Wine and Dine half was at night.  It used to be so fun to start at ESPN, hit up a bit of Animal Kingdom, and then arrive at Hollywood Studios and run through the Osborne Light Show.  There was something so magical about turning the corner and just being completely immersed in Christmas lights and cheer.  It was a great way to start the last third of the race. Then the race got moved to the morning, and with all of the construction in Hollywood Studios, the course has changed drastically, with the start moving to Magic Kingdom.  I…

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    Wine and Dine Half Expo Review: Changes galore

    I did my first Wine and Dine half in 2012 and have gone back every year since.  That year I had just gotten into running and was intrigued by the Disney races.  My in-laws had never been to Disney, so my husband and I decided to bring them down with us.  We stayed at All Star Music in a cute suite, and I got to see RunDisney in all its flash and glory, which obviously got me hooked. This was back when you could register for RunDisney races a few weeks in advance, rather than getting on the computer right when the regi stration opened, praying that you’d get in. …