Family With Medals; RunDisney 10K; Stitch Hat; Lilo and Stitch Costume
  • On Feb 28, 2012
    Valerie from MI 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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    Running a Disney marathon is #1 on my bucket list & I've started training recently. I'm wondering if I need to run a few other races first and what I can expect at a Disney marathon. It seems so overwhelming to a newbie like myself.

    Hi Valerie!  I hear ya!  It is #1 on my list too!  I have run in six of the runDisney half-marathons, so I am planning to run my first full marathon this coming January.  It will be the 20th anniversary of the Disney World marathon, so it will be extra magical!
    Personally, I do recommend that you run some races before the marathon.  There will be a Jeff Galloway training program customized for the 2013 Disney World marathon.  I would try and incorporate some 5K's, 10K's, and even a half marathon (13.1 miles) into your training.  Having some race day experience is great for preparing yourself mentally and calming your nerves.  It will also allow you to figure out what you need to do to feel your best on the big day. 
    Don't be overwhelmed!  Just have fun, and know that you have plenty of time to prepare for the marathon!  You can do it!  See you there!
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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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