2017 Training Stats

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

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

2015 Star Wars Half Marathon

Being an inaugural race and a different course I wasn't sure what expect for this race, but I have to say I really enjoyed this race and this course.  The course was fast and flat and I took advantage of that and finished much faster than I have in a long time.
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Rebel Challenge bit for Star Wars Half Marathon
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Odd that we had to take a picture for the Rebel Challenge, but still had a wrist band for the Coast to Coast Challenge
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Half Marathon participant long sleeve tech shirt
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Star Wars Rebel Challenge participant long sleeve tech shirt
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Star Wars Half Marathon commemorative pin
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Star Wars Half Marathon medal replica pin
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Star Wars Rebel Challenge commemorative pin
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Star Wars Rebel Challenge medal replica pin - spinner includes Yoda on one side and Darth Vader on the other
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Coast to Coast medal replica pin
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Star Wars Half Marathon commemorative necklace
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Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend car magnet
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Star Wars Half Marathon car magnet
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Star Wars Rebel Challenge car magnet
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Star Wars Rebel Challenge car magnet
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Bondi Band
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Bondi Band - Notice that they forgot to replace something again as there's a line of x's
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Star Wars Half Marathon tech shirt
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Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend T-Shirt
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Light weight windbreaker hooded jacket - I don't usually spend this much on jackets, but this one caught my eye.  I like the pattern on the top as it is reflective. It also has zippered pockets which are nice.
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This is the emblem on the jacket
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2015 Coast to Coast Tech Shirt
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Right up in the front of the corral again
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Walking up to the start line for our turn
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Rudy and Carissa on the stage to send everyone on their way
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And we're off
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View from the other side
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Lots of projections on the buildings
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See, more projections
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And even more projections
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Not that you can tell, but that's Mile Marker 1
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In to Disneyland
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On Main Street
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No going through the castle during this half
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Mile 2
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Heading in to Frontierland
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Such a pretty sky this morning.  Right around here there were some Storm Troopers available for photos
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Those dizzying tea cups with no one in them
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Heading in to Tomorrowland
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Darth Vader and more Storm Troopers out for pictures - with the end of the line a far, far, far galaxy away.  You know it's bad when they have queue lines out for characters during a race
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A little bit of nostalgia in Tomorrowland
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For some reason no one was stopping to take pictures of the Mile 3 marker
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A crowded water stop with the Tower of Terror in the background.  Yes, this area was really that crowded and it was pretty much a slow walk through there

There were some Jedis taking pictures as we entered in to California Adventure
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Strange place for a trolley car
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Storm Troopers and a waterfall
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On the way to Paradise Pier
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Good morning Mickey
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And more Jedis - they seem to be everywhere
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Cheering Cast Members - so cool
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Mile 4 and this area was pretty crowded as well
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Entering Radiator Springs area
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Such pretty light as the sun comes up
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In Cars Land
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And now we're out of the parks and it's mile 5.  I had fun walking through the parks with my running buddy De'Dee, but I was feeling pretty good so I decided to start my run/walk intervals at this point in the race.  I felt bad leaving De'Dee, but I knew she would be fine and probably end up catching me.
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While this guy was standing out there taking pictures with runners, there were actually several runners on the course dressed in fully Chewie gear...that's just crazy!
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Mile 6 and a house in the background
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Mile 7 and yep, more houses in the background
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Mile 8 and it starts to get a bit interesting in this section
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We had a full stretch of road filled with Star Wars cosplayers.  Some of them were truly spectacular.
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Smile Darth
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Where did you park those fighters?
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Storm Troopers bustin' a move?
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Who is the ice cream maker guy?
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Mile 9
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Mile 10
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I salute this man - we went back and forth quite a bit along the course as we were both doing run/walk, but I have to tell you that flag never drooped once on the course.  He held it strong and proud through the whole race.  It was truly impressive.
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Mile 11 - just right there in the middle of the road
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So Chewie is giving free hugs while the Storm Trooper just hangs back.  They were advertising the Hollywood Half Marathon (I think)
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For some reason people were super excited by the Mile 12 marker...I was still just plugging along doing my run/walk intervals and trying to push myself
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Running along a nice shady stretch of road
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Headed by the Disneyland Hotel on a walk interval
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I know that I'm almost done and I'm pushing right through to the end
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Mile 13
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Right there at the finish line
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Gotta make sure the Garmin gets switched to my cool down lap
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Okay - got my half marathon medal
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Now I have my half medal, my rebel challenge medal and my coast to coast medal
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Half finisher photo
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Challenge finisher photo
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2015 Star Wars Half Marathon medal - notice anything missing?  You guessed it - this is an inaugural medal, but the word inaugural is no where to be found on the medal
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At least the half lanyard says inaugural on it
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Rebel Challenge Medal Yoda side
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Rebel Challenge Darth Vader side
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Rebel Challenge lanyard
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Coast to Coast Medal
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2015 Coast to Coast Lanyard

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