Sunday was the half marathon and last race of the Dumbo Double Dare.  It will be my last Disneyland race because I have decided not to run any more races there.  Definitely too expensive.

Another 4am wake up call.  I did not want to drink another cup of terrible coffee so I made a stop at Starbucks.  The line was LONG.  I then had to use the bathroom and was glad to use one in Downtown Disney instead of a port-a-potty.  Jaime and I were in our corral by 5:10.

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I was feeling really good in the beginning but then struggled for the next 12 miles.  It was very humid and I was sweating a lot before mile 1. It could have been that I had just finished my coffee.  A mistake I don’t plan to repeat.  My plan was to run with Jaime but yeah that did not happen.

I took it easy and ran slow the rest of the race.  I took pictures and drank water at every water station.

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The folkloric dancers were finishing their dance but I could hear the mariachi music as I was running.

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It was hot and these sponges came in handy.  I remember someone was handing out oranges which were really good but can’t remember if it was at this stop.

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Had a blast watching these dancers and the little girl was adorable.

Pretty neat running through Angel Stadium.  This was maybe mile 9 or 10.  I did not know how much longer it was going to take me to run the rest of the race so I sent a text to Jaime telling her not to wait for me at the end and to instead head over to the hotel.  She is a good person and told me that she would wait for me.

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disnelylandhalf13Finally done!

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Jaime and I with our medals.  She got an extra one because of the Coast to Coast Challenge (running a race in both FL and CA in the same calendar year).

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My three medals from this weekend.  My favorite is the one for completing the Dumbo Double Dare.

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Overall it was a great race and I had fun running through the parks.  Many people had wonderful costumes and for one second I was jealous of not wearing one too.  I can’t remember which characters were at the parks.  I saw Jeff Galloway at the expo but not during my races.  I ran really slow.  I wore shoes with more cushion (Brooks Ravenna 5) but my toes still hurt.  I am worried because I don’t know how they will feel for the rest of my long runs for marathon training.

Next race: Chicago Marathon

12 comments on “Disneyland Half Marathon”

  1. Ahh, good point on not drinking something hot before a race! I have read a tip before to drink something cool but that wouldn’t wake you up!

    Neat medals! 🙂

  2. Great pictures and recap, and congratulations on completing the Dumbo challenge! Bummer that we didn’t get to see each other at all over the weekend but I am glad that you had a great time in Anaheim. I agree with you that Angel Stadium was a huge highlight of the course, other than the parts in the parks during the first four miles. Were you able to get yourself into a higher corral that morning at the start?

    BTW, if you really don’t like the Stitch medal from the 10K, I would happily take it off your hands. I LOVE Stitch! =D

    • Thanks Emily. Yes, I was able to get into Corral A. 😉. I don’t love the medal but it is OK. Need to hang it up with the test of my Disney medals. Definitely let’s coordinate for Wine and Dine.

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