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  1. runDisney races are now BOYM - Bring your own Mylar

    runDisney has implemented a new policy at their races - mylar blankets (the ones given post-race to prevent loss of body temp) will no longer be provided to race participants with two exceptions. One - if you buy a massage, you get a blanket. Two - if you are injured during the race you may get a blanket (not guaranteed). Wow... how cheap can you get?

    This was especially interesting after the WDW Marathon where it was cool and rainy which sent race finishers on a hunt for a mylar. ...
  2. Posting race bibs on social media

    As we enjoy the WDW Marathon weekend and look forward to all the upcoming races in 2015, keep in mind that posting a picture of your race bib (with name and number legible) on social media sites prior to the race is an open invitation for a race bandit to print out the bib and run for free under your name. Yup. For free. And you paid how much to run that race?

    As we have seen in recent media stories, this type of activity is becoming more common with the advent of more sophisticated ...
  3. So what if you finish last...

    As many of us are gearing up to head out to Disneyland for this weekend's Dumbo Double Dare, Disneyland Half Marathon and other scheduled events, one little thing always sticks in the back of my mind. What if I finish last?

    Even though I've trained for this event, the training has been spotty at best given work and travel demands. Not an excuse per say but just a fact that I'm staring at 22.4 miles (5k, 10k, and half marathon) on probably less than optimal training. The hamstring ...
  4. Dumbo Double Dare Training - Week Fifteen

    "At least 99 percent of running is just showing up, getting out there and putting one foot in front of the other." John Hanc, The Essential Runner

    We’re at 23 days and counting down until the 9th annual Disneyland Half Marathon and 2nd Dumbo Double Dare challenge weekend! Just a few short weeks remain and come Sunday August 31st you’ll be wearing a small army of medals in celebration of your achievement. Can you hear the sound of medal against medal already?
  5. Dumbo Double Dare Training - Week Fourteen

    "Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running." - Sarah Condor, Runner/Author

    We’re t-minus 30 days until the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend – can you believe the Dumbo Double Dare is almost here? Over the remaining few weeks, we’ll take a look at things to consider as you prepare yourself pre-race, during the race, and post-race. This week we’ll start by looking at three pre-race preparation ...
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