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Getting Crafty for Walt Disney World Marathon – Part Deux

As mentioned in a previous blog, I had two more costumes to complete for the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend.  I’m almost there, so I can share with you the results.

During the 5k I will be going for a more unconventional runner look.  If there is any race I can put up with non-tech wear, it’s the 5k race due to it’s duration.   This year, both myself and my spouse will be running as pirates.  We’ve decided to wear these outfits at the Never Land 5k during the Tinker Bell weekend at Disneyland as well, as it’s a perfect fit for the race.  We have two different head pieces so perhaps we will trade them for each race.  Here’s the two different looks below.

As for the Half marathon, I decided to go with a Goofy inspired theme.

The costume consists of the following:
Orange running shirt (owned)
Black vest (made)
Goofy inspired head band (made)
Dark blue Sparkle skirt – not shown

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The reason I don’t have a picture of the full outfit is because I have a dark blue Sparkle skirt currently on order that I’m hoping will arrive this week. According to the tracking, it is currently in Canadian customs being processed. The vest was made out of that cheaper mesh tech material. It’s not the best material but it’s light and wearable for one race. The head band was tech material again but a softer material. I sewed a black elastic around the band to simulate the real goofy hat.

And there you have it – Race costumes complete!

I can’t wait to see everyone on the race course!

Who’s training for Dopey?

It’s been an amazing August in terms of weather for running.  This past week I’ve had several runs, logged in around 40K and feeling pretty good about it as I’ll be starting my Dopey training very soon.  If there are any other Dopey challengers out there, do let me know.  Would love to hear about your training over the months.

I plan on sticking to my marathon training program I used for Goofy 2010.  I modified it to incorporate two LSD’s back to back on the Saturday and Sunday so that I would get used to the fatigue.  Whatever distance I ran on the Saturday, I would run double the distance on the Sunday as it was a half marathon on the Saturday and full marathon on Sunday for the Goofy.  This time around, my plan is to also incorporate an emphasis on training from Thursday-Sunday, as the Dopey is a 4 day event.  As well, training runs and/or cross training Monday and Tuesday.  My goal is to finish upright and standing.  I want to enjoy the course(s) take lots of pictures, and enjoy my vacation so that I can participate in other activities in between races.  I’m really looking forward to January 2014!!

As the weeks progress, I hope to talk about my training, and share how it’s going along.

In the meantime, I came across these little dandies in the Loblaws grocery store recently :

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These have been a refreshing treat I’ve enjoyed after my run.  If you are in Canada, go check them out!  They are made by an independent company called Chapman’s – A few years ago they had a terrible fire, but they rebuilt back their business and seem to be growing strong!