So as I sit on a plane home, I decided it was time to work on my race weekend reports. I really hope my blogging app saves these changes. Otherwise, I am just talking to myself.
This past weekend, I went to Disney Marathon weekend with a ton of friends and family. This year, I decided to run the WDW 10K and the half. And I have to say, I enjoyed these races much more than I expected to.
First off, the 10K. I ran this race last year and ran the course again during Princess weekend, so I knew what I was getting into. I really figured that it would be super crowded, so I really didn’t worry about my time. What I should have worried more about was the temperature. It was freaking cold. So so very cold. That is pretty perfect running weather, but for a Disney race, you have to get there super early, so that means a lot of standing around.
We got to the race start area around 4 am. A little early, but we didn’t want to sit around and wait for the last monorail. The race started at 5:30 and my corral didn’t start until probably around 6:15. That was a long time to be standing around in the cold. I didn’t bring enough throw away layers. I had a fleece blanket, but no extra shirt, and I was wearing a skirt and not pants, so the blanket was wrapped around my legs. There was bag check, but you have to leave the bag check area relatively early so I would have frozen anyway.
I had no real plans for the race, so I started with Jenny and we power walked through the first two miles, at which point she sent me off because I was driving her crazy. I busted out some amazing miles for those last 4.2 miles. My splits were fabulous.
- Mile 1 – 16:37
- Mile 2 – 16:18
- Mile 3 – 13:06
- Mile 4 – 13:37
- Mile 5 – 14:26
- Mile 6 – 13:14
- Final 0.2 – 3:52