2017 Training Stats

Miles Completed = 29.01
(Run/Walked = 29.01, Biked = 0.0, Elliptical = 0.0)

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

2015 Walt Disney World 10K

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2015 Walt Disney World 10K Mini Button
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Commemorative Pin
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10K Medal Pin
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Participant Long Sleeve Tech Shirt

It is very cold out again today and I'm wishing I had long sleeves again, but I don't so I know the wait is going to be chilly!

No monorail issues today, I made it over to Epcot and the reunion area pretty easily.  In fact, it was so quick that I made it over there before any one else made it, but Chris showed up shortly and then Justin with his changing facial hair.  We stood around shivering and chatting and finally we made our way over to the corral area.  Of course that meant it was bio break time before getting in the crush of the corral.

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Look it's almost completely empty, which means I'm early
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The motley crew

We all headed our separate ways and I headed off to corral F, yep, the last corral again.  As I was walking over to the corral, I realized that I forgot my interval timer on the dresser...This of course made me think to myself, what am I going to do?  Will I try to interval, walk, or what?

Thankfully the corral was full of a lot of nice people and we stood around chatting and standing much closer than normal in an attempt to stay warm.  Corral walked by us and it was very strange because the corral was huge, it seemed like it was as big as some of the later corrals.  When corral B came by, it was super small - it all seemed so backwards.  Corrals C and D were bigger and then E was smaller again.

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Watching the other corrals head to the start line
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Spaceship Earth from the corral

Then it was time for us to move up - yeah!  I'm pretty close to the front again today, but I stayed back a little further than yesterday.  I'm really cold so I am so ready to get moving - and then we were off.

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The start line banner
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And we're off

Left out of the Epcot parking lot and Ana and Elsa are on the overpass asking if we want to build a snowman later.  Ugh - no cold talk please!
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Not that you can easily tell, but that's Ana and Elsa up there looking down on us all

There's mile marker 1 and I'm feeling a little warmer.  I'm trying to settle in to a run/walk routine based on how I feel.  Since I'm feeling pretty good, I'm running more than I probably should, but I'm not too concerned because the course is pretty bottle necked for this first mile.

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One down

As it was yesterday, Chris is done before I even get started.  As we go up an overpass we can see all the sweeper vans down below.  I'm pretty sure I saw Lilo and Stitch off to my left.

Mile marker 2 is just up ahead.  The course still feels pretty crowded and the crowding continues until I reach the mile 3 marker.

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Mile two
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Mile three

Things finally start opening up and I can run a little bit more again.  Before long we're headed in to Epcot and that makes me smile.  We head around and come in to World Showcase.  Mushu is in China - so cute!

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Heading in the back of Epcot
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Stilt performers
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Little tiny Mushu

It is just getting light and the views are amazing around the lagoon.  The Illuminations torches are on and all the lights in the countries are so pretty.

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Lagoon with a view
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I look like I'm in pain
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Pretty quiet country
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At least I look happier here
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Lonely tree

Mile 4 comes at Japan.  Then we're at France and headed up the hill and out the International Gateway.  It's over the bridge and on to the Boardwalk.  Football Mickey is there for a photo opp.

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Mile marker 4
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On the boardwalk
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Football Mickey is hiding behind those flags

Continuing on around the Boardwalk and I'm getting quite a few compliments on my lit up Eeyore costume, complete with detachable tail!  Now we're over the bridge that leads to the Yacht and Beach Club and there's mile marker 5.

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Which way do we go, which way do we go?
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Just keep swimming cause it's mile five

We head back in the International Gateway where Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are waiting for photos.

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Which am I - Dee or Dum? Ha, I know the answer to that one!

Backstage in Epcot and back around to Future World.  Around by the Imagination Pavilion.  As I'm going along a guy says I think your skirt is going to fall off.  I had to explain that it was actually pinned on so it isn't going anywhere.

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The glorious backstage of Epcot
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I'm imaging being done
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A peaceful spot on the course
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No sleeping with the fishes today!
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The water is going up in the air and I don't even notice
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If only I could get a cup of coffee...and watch everyone else run by 

Now we're backstage again. Mike and Sebastian puppets are lit up and out to greet us right across from mile marker 6.

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I have my eye on you...
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Mile six at last

We head out of Epcot and are on the way to the finish line.  I run in the last little bit and I'm feeling pretty good.  My time certainly isn't fast, but I'm not here for PRs this weekend, I want to do everything I can to finish all the races without too much pain and leave enough in my tank for next weekend's races.

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The end is near
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Done at last
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Happy to be done
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I broke character - Eeyore shouldn't be so happy
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2015 WDW 10K Medal
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2015 WDW 10K Medal Lanyard

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