• On Jun 10, 2013
    Lois 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 am running the Wine and Dine Half Marathon in November. I have never run a night-time run before. What advice do you have regarding timing of pre-race meals and park planning. Should we plan to visit the parks the day of or the day after the event?

    Hi Lois!

    First, I LOVE the Wine and Dine Half Marathon!  It's my absolute favorite of all the runDisney races!  You are going to have a blast!!

    For your meals, my biggest recommendation is to do a "practice run".  By this, I mean on one of your long-run training days, eat what you plan to eat for race day and wear what you plan to wear, and then do a long run that night.  This will help simulate the race experience and you can see if that works for you, or if you need to make any adjustments.  

    I prefer to eat an early dinner (around 5), and then do some pre-race snacking around 8.  I take a bagel with peanut butter and a banana with me to the race and eat it while I'm waiting to get in my corral.  For my dinner,  I usually stick with something very bland.  Either a sandwich or some pasta with a light sauce.

    As for the parks, I prefer to go the day after.  The day of the race always carries some nerves for me, so the day after can be a much more relaxed park day!  I like to sleep in late, and then celebrate my race by going to my favorite park!

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions;)
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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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