2017 Training Stats

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


Friday, January 27, 2017

2016 Inaugural Star Wars Dark Side 10K

The Star Wars Dark Side 10K course was another course that I can't say I was overly fond of.  The course started out on the road, headed in to Epcot, on to the Boardwalk, around to Hollywood Studios , on the road, through the trail area on the way in to ESPN Wide World of Sports, through the ESPN Wide World of Sports and ended in the parking lot at the entrance.  The course was full of bottlenecks and caused a lot of unplanned walking for a lot of people - even I had to modify run/walk intervals in places.  Character lines were long again and some were closed by the time I got to them.  The energy was infectious though - Star Wars fans have a lot of fun and that did make the race more enjoyable.  Ending in the ESPN Wide World of Sports parking lot was not great and don't even get me started on the lines for buses back to the resorts - they were insane.

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The Star Wars Dark Side Challenge Bib
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Participant Tech Shirt
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Star Wars Dark Side 10K Car Magnet
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Star Wars Dark Side 10K Commemorative Pint
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Star Wars Dark Side 10K Medal Replica Pin
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So weird, we're heading the wrong way - at least that's what you would say if you've done all the other WDW races
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Must be early, this is not a great photo of the start line banner
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The announcer's stand - I assume there were announcers there, but they must be hiding
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And we're off!
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The countries are pink again this morning - I can't help it, this reminds me of Valentine's Day not Star Wars
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I need to explain that my phone was in the process of breaking during these races - sorry for the blurry pictures
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Bambi and friends
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The Yacht Club across the water
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Strolling along
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This was one of the areas that was pretty crowded at Hollywood Studios
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Enjoying the views in Hollywood Studios
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Mile 3 inside Hollywood Studios
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A rather pretty morning with the Studios all lit up
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You should have seen the line for pictures in this chair - it was a bit insane!
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Still pretty crowded even out here on the road at mile 4
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Mile 5 and we're on the trail heading in to ESPN Wide World of Sports - this is a bottleneck in all races I've done that use this area
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Going by the fields at ESPN Wide World of Sports - and yes, it's still very crowded
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Cosplayers are out lining the way - there were some really great costumes
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Storm Troopers
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Mile 6, still crowded and there's the parking lot
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There's the finish line
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Look, it's the elusive announcers!
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The finish line banner
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All done
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Star Wars Dark Side 10K medal
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Star Wars Dark Side 10K lanyard


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