Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On May 18, 2012
    Timothy from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I really want to do the Half Marathon in January 2013 but I'm 54 and have never been much of a runner just a fast walker how strict are they with the 16 minute mile rule? and if I would not meet their requirements do I still receive the medal at the end of

    Hi Timothy!  You should totally do the half marathon! 

    If you are already a fast walker, then you will be fine.  The 16 minute/mile pace starts when the last person crosses the starting line.  So positioning yourself in a higher corral, or even at the start of the last corral would give you an additional amount of time to finish in.  There are a very large number of walkers in the Disney half marathons. 

    I prefer the run/walk/run method that the runDisney trainer, Jeff Galloway, recommends.  I will run for 3-4 minutes and then walk 1 minute.  I do this for the entire race, and it has made a huge difference in the way I view running.  I think you would be surprised at how much you can jog/walk by using this method. 

    However, if you did sign up yet didn't finish, you would still be awarded a medal.  All starters will receive a medal at runDisney.  But, I just know that you can do it!  Let me know if I can help you in any other way as you plan and train for the race!
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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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