Tuesday, November 17, 2015

2 on Tuesday


Work has been going well.  I am about 2.5 months in and its everything I've hoped it would be.  I haven't been working crazy hours, but the hours I am at work are packed.  Last week, I took a trip to San Diego for a meeting.  This would not normally stress me out, but I found out on Friday after I already arrived at work with my stuff for Wine & Dine.  In short, I ended up running home for appropriate clothing and flew directly to San Diego from Orlando.  And back to New York the next day.  Needless to say, it was a crazy week last week!  I had never been to San Diego before, so after my meeting and before my flight, I walked around the downtown and waterfront.  It really was beautiful.  Hopefully, next time I am in San Diego it will be for longer.


 

I woke up over the weekend with the feeling a cold was coming on.  And of course, it is marathon week.  I usually get a little taper cold, but this feels worse then normal.  Two people on my team have had a cold over the last month, so something is going around.  I stocked up on Theraflu (my favorite) and Emergen-C.  I plan on getting lots of fluids and sleep.  Fingers crossed it's a short cold and goes away soon!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Training recap week of 11/9 (Route 66 Week 17)


This is it!  Hard to believe that the race is this Sunday.  This SUNDAY!!!

The last week of training was up and down.  I had to do some re-arranging of my schedule as I had to take a work trip on Wednesday and wasn't able to run. 

I am definitely in the taper period now - I had mystery pains all week during my runs.  In weird places that had not hurt all training cycle.  I know it's the taper, but it definitely messes with your head.

However, my last long run on Saturday could not have gone better.  My legs were a little tight for the first 2 miles, but then loosened up. My last two miles at race pace felt great.

Monday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Tuesday
Scheduled: 5 miles easy pace
Actual: 3.0 mi, 30:01, 10:00 pace

Was still in Disney and had to cut it short due to time constraints.

Wednesday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Thursday
Scheduled: Speedwork - 4 miles tempo (8:00-8:05 pace), plus warmup and cooldown
Actual: 6.06 mi total
Paces: 8:23, 7:56, 7:55, 7:56

First mile wasn't great, but the final 3 miles were right on pace.

Friday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Saturday
Scheduled: 10 miles - 8 miles easy, last 2 miles @ goal race pace (8:23-8:35)
Actual: 10.0 mi, 1:32:14, 9:13 average pace
Paces (last 2 miles): 8:18, 8:22

Sunday
Scheduled: 4 miles easy pace
Actual: 4.05 mi, 38:11, 9:26 pace

Total miles: 23.11
Total November miles: 52.27
Miles until goal (1,250): 110.96
Cross Training: 0/4

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Training recap week of 10/26 and 11/2 (Route 66 Weeks 15 & 16)


Almost caught up - last couple of weeks!

Week 15

This week was pretty intense - last long run, 22 miles!

Monday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Tuesday
Scheduled: 5 miles easy pace
Actual: 5.0 mi, 48:35, 9:43 pace

Wednesday
Scheduled: Speedwork - 6 miles tempo pace (8:00-8:05), plus warmup and cooldown
Actual: 8:05 total
Paces: 8:38, 8:22, 8:23, 8:39, 8:17, 8:02

This whole tempo was not pretty.  It felt hard the entire time.  Not the greatest confidence builder going into a 22 miler, but here's hoping I got all my crappy runs out of the way before the race.

Thursday
Scheduled: 4 miles easy pace
Actual: 3.27 mi, 34:32, 10:33 pace

Legs did not feel good today either after the tempo run.

Friday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Saturday
Scheduled: 22 miles long run pace
Actual: 22.23 mi, 3:31:01, 9:29 pace

Sunday
Scheduled: 5 miles easy pace
Actual: 4.65 mi, 46:14, 9:57 pace

Total miles: 43.20
Total October miles: 168.31
Total November miles: 4.65
Miles until goal (1,250): 159.53
Cross Training: 0/4

Week 16

This is the home stretch!  Last full week before taper.  This week was supposed to include the Wine & Dine Half, but due to lightening, the race was decreased to 7ish miles.  I also skipped my run on Sunday since I didn't go to bed Saturday night until almost 6am and by the time I awoke it was 90 out.

Monday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Tuesday
Scheduled: 5 miles easy pace
Actual: 5.07 mi, 50:50, 10:01 pace

Wednesday
Scheduled: Speedwork - 10 x 800m in 3:40-3:43, plus warmup and cooldown
Actual: 9.53 miles total
Paces: 3:44, 3:38, 3:40, 3:40, 3:41, 3:41, 3:39, 3:41, 3:43, 3:34

Thursday
Scheduled: 4 miles easy pace
Actual: 4.12 mi, 46:32, 11:18 pace

Friday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Saturday
Scheduled: Wine and Dine Half Marathon
Actual: 6.86 mi, 1:04:54, 9:28 pace

Sunday
Scheduled: 3 miles easy pace
Actual: Rest

Total miles: 25.51
Total November miles: 30.16
Miles until goal (1,250): 134.02
Cross Training: 0/4

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Training recap week of 10/12 and 10/19 (Route 66 Weeks 13 & 14)

Continuing to catch up on re-caps.  I hope to be better in the future!

Week 13

Week 13 was tough as I was recovering from Brooklyn and definitely a bit stiff.  So I took my runs easy to make sure I was fully recovered.


Monday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Tuesday
Scheduled: 5 miles easy pace
Actual: 5.01 mi, 51:08, 10:12 pace

Wednesday
Scheduled: Speedwork - 8 x 800m @ 3:40-3:43 pace, plus warmup and cooldown
Actual: 7.64 mi total
Times: 3:42, 3:42, 3:39, 3:43, 3:43, 3:40, 3:40, 3:38

Legs were stiff, but my paces were right on target!

Thursday
Scheduled: 6 miles easy pace
Actual: 6.0 mi, 55:52, 9:18 pace

Friday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Saturday
Scheduled: 20 miles long run pace
Actual: 20.0 mi, 3:12:39, 9:38 pace

Sunday
Scheduled: 5 miles easy pace
Actual: 3.0 mi, 31:38, 10:32 pace

My legs were really sore, so I cut this one down to 3 miles. 

Total miles: 41.66
Total October miles: 92.32
Miles until goal (1,250): 240.17
Cross Training: 0/4

Week 14

Honestly, I wish I had something deep to tell you about this training week.  But it's been a couple of weeks, so nothing specific stands out.  Oh well, that is what you get when you wait weeks to do recaps.

Monday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Tuesday
Scheduled: 6 miles easy pace
Actual: 6.11 mi, 1:01:37, 10:05 pace

Wednesday
Scheduled: Speedwork - 5 x 1 mile @ 7:45-7:50, plus warmup and cooldown
Actual: 7.96
Paces: 8:18, 8:07, 7:52, 7:49, 7:44

This one started rough, but ended up con pace (or pretty close to it).

Thursday
Scheduled: 6 miles easy pace
Actual: 5.21 mi, 51:52, 9:57 pace

Friday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Saturday
Scheduled: 14 miles long run - 2 easy, 10 at goal race pace (8:23-8:35), 2 easy
Actual: 14.0 mi, 2:07:05, 9:04 average pace
Paces: 8:35, 8:26, 8:29, 8:29, 8:26, 8:33, 8:27, 8:32, 8:36, 8:16

Sunday
Scheduled: 5 miles easy pace
Actual: 4.15 mi, 45:10, 10:53 pace

Total miles: 37.44
Total October miles: 129.76
Miles until goal (1,250): 202.73
Cross Training: 0/4

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Training Recap week of 10/5 (Route 66 Week 12)


This post should probably be titled "When you realize you are now 4 weeks behind in recaps".  Oops.  My goal really is to at least get my training recaps up weekly, but between work and training, I am exhausted at night.  Both come first, so blogging gets pushed to the back.

I'm going to try and get caught up this week though.  We'll see.

First up is Week 12 - which included Rock n Roll Brooklyn.  If you follow me on Instagram, you already know how it went.  It went AMAZING! My goal was between 1:43 and 1:45 and I ran a 1:43:04 (which is 4:35 off my previous PR).  I will be getting a full race recap up, but let's just say I am still in disbelieve that it happened.  Even waiting to start, I had doubts about whether or not I could do it.  But, as one of my goals for 2015 was to work on mental toughness, I told myself to ignore them and just see how it went.  Take it one mile at a time.  And it worked!  More to come when I (finally) get to the recap!

This week was a bit of a mini taper heading into the race, so not too much intensity.

Monday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Tuesday
Scheduled: 4 miles easy pace
Actual: 4.14 mi, 43:59, 10:37 pace

Wednesday
Scheduled: Speedwork - 4 miles moderate with 10 x 1 minute pickups, plus warmup and cooldown
Actual: 6.0 mi, 55:06, 9:11 pace

Thursday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Friday
Scheduled: 2 mile shake out run
Actual: 2.18 mi, 22:20, 10:14 pace

Saturday
Scheduled: RnR Brooklyn Half Marathon (plus a warmup)
Actual:
Warmup: 0.5 mi, 4:57, 9:54 pace
Race: 13.22 mi, 1:43:04, 7:48 pace (based on Garmin)

Sunday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Total miles: 26.09
Total October miles: 50.66
Miles until goal (1,250): 281.83
Cross Training: 0/4
 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Training Recap Week of 9/21 and 9/28 (Route 66 Weeks 10 & 11)





How is it Wednesday already?  It's been a busy couple of weeks between work and training.  It has not left very much time for blogging.  I miss writing, but work and training are the priority right now.  Hopefully soon, things will return to normal again.

Week10


This week went okay.  I had to re-arrange my speed work from Wednesday to Thursday because I wasn't feeling great on Wednesday.  Had a solid long run though!  Second 18 miler of the cycle.

Monday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Tuesday
Scheduled: 5 miles easy pace
Actual: 5.16 mi, 52:25, 10:10 pace

Wednesday
Scheduled: 6 mile easy pace
Actual: 5.34 mi, 58:05, 10:52 pace

I took this very easy as my head was pounding...

Thursday
Scheduled: 5 x 1 mile (7:45-7:50 pace) plus warm-up + cooldown
Actual: 8.45 mi total
Paces: 7:49, 7:49, 7:47, 7:56, 7:44

Friday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Saturday
Scheduled: 5 miles easy pace
Actual: 5.01 mi, 49:48, 9:57 pace

Sunday
Scheduled: 18 miles easy pace
Actual: 18.0 mi, 2:54:04, 9:40 pace

Total miles: 41.96
Total September miles: 154.51
Miles until goal (1,250): 345.69
Cross Training: 0/4

Week 11

My legs were feeling very tired this week and achy towards the end of the week.  Tried to really stretch and roll during the week.

Monday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Tuesday
Scheduled: 5 mile tempo run (8:08-8:13 pace) plus warm-up + cooldown
Actual: 8.35 total miles
Paces: 8:15, 8:11, 8:03, 7:59, 8:05

Wednesday
Scheduled: 6 miles easy
Actual: 5.25 mi, 51:28, 9:48


Had to do this one in AM because I had an event in the evening.  Didn't leave enough time for all 6 miles.

Thursday
Scheduled: 7 miles easy pace
Actual: 7.05 mi, 1:06:10, 9:23 pace

Friday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Saturday
Scheduled: 5 miles easy
Actual: 5.0 mi, 48:25, 9:40 pace

Sunday
Scheduled: 12 miles long run 
Actual: 12.12 mi, 1:59:01, 9:49 pace

Total miles: 37.76
Total September miles: 168.00
Total October miles: 24.17
Miles until goal (1,250): 307.92
Cross Training: 0/4

Monday, September 28, 2015

Training recap week of 9/7 and 9/14 (Route 66 Week 8 & 9)


I went to write this week's recap and realized I hadn't posted the last two weeks training recaps.  Just been a couple of those weeks at work (in a good way!).  I expected that getting settled into work would disrupt blogging, so I am not surprised.  I figure I'll get caught up today on the previous two weeks and then do last weeks tomorrow (or Wednesday). 

Week 8

This week was not great; I was feeling really stiff and a bit in pain (mainly in my shins). This happened when I was training for Grandma's too. I don't seem to do too well with total mileage in the 40's.  I scaled back some runs this week to let my body recover a bit.

Monday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Tuesday
Scheduled: 7 miles easy pace
Actual: 7.0 mi, 1:08:49, 9:50 pace

Wednesday
Scheduled: 5 mile tempo (8:12-8:18) run plus warmup + cooldown
Actual: 7.1 miles total
Paces: 8:19, 8:13, 8:15, 8:18, 8:08

Thursday
Scheduled: 7 miles easy pace
Actual: 4.1 mi, 43:55, 10:42 pace

Friday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Saturday
Scheduled: 4 miles easy pace
Actual: 2.5 mi, 29:06, 11:39 pace

Felt really rough on this one; had to scale back on both the mileage and pace.

Sunday
Scheduled: 14 miles easy pace
Actual: 14.01 mi, 2:12:51, 9:29 pace

Total miles: 37.71
Total September miles: 78.81
Miles until goal (1,250): 429.39
Cross Training: 0/4

Week 9

This week went better, but I had to go on a business trip on Thursday to Detroit and wasn't able to get my run in. 

Monday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Tuesday
Scheduled: 5 miles easy pace
Actual: 5.04 mi, 49:19, 9:47 pace

Wednesday
Scheduled: Speedwork - 8 x 2mi @ 8:00-8:05 pace, 800m recovery plus warm up and cooldown
Actual: 7.17 miles total
800m paces: 8:18, 8:14 and 8:12, 8:14

Not quite were I wanted them to be (pace miles), but got them done.

Thursday
Scheduled: 6 miles easy pace
Actual: Rest

Friday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Saturday
Scheduled: 5 miles easy
Actual: 5.44 mi, 53:53, 9:55 pace

Sunday
Scheduled: 16 miles long run - 4 easy, 8 @ GMP (8:23-8:25), 4 easy
Actual: 16.0 mi, 2:25:03, 9:04 average pace
Paces: 8:23, 8:24, 8:23, 8:20, 8:22, 8:21, 8:22, 8:19

Felt pretty good on this one!

Total miles: 33.64
Total September miles: 112.45
Miles until goal (1,250): 387.65
Cross Training: 0/4

Monday, September 7, 2015

Training recap week of 8/31 (Route 66 Week 7)






Another week of training in the books!  I got all my runs in and am feeling like I am getting stronger with each run.  I won't lie, I was pretty spent all weekend with all the runs, but that's marathon training for you!

I was definitely feeling sad that I was missing the Disneyland Half weekend, but I tried to tell myself that it was better so I could get some solid training in.  It helped a little, but I was still feeling a little blue.  I just can't help it, I love runDisney race weekends!


Monday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Tuesday
Scheduled: 6 miles easy pace
Actual: 6.02 mi, 58:19, 9:42 pace

Wednesday
Scheduled: Speedwork - 8 x 800m @ 3:47-3:51 pace, 400m recovery plus warm up and cooldown
Actual: 8.05 miles total
800m paces: 3:48, 3:49, 3:47, 3:50, 3:48, 3:51, 3:48, 3:45

Thursday
Scheduled: 7 miles easy pace
Actual: 7.0 mi, 1:07:21, 9:37 pace

Friday
Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Saturday
Scheduled: 18 miles long run pace (9:20-10:20)
Actual: 18.02 mi, 2:55:26, 9:44 pace

This was my longest run since Grandma's and felt pretty good during the run!

Sunday
Scheduled: 5 miles easy pace
Actual: 5.0 mi, 48:15, 9:39 pace

Total miles: 44.09
Total September miles: 44.09
Miles until goal (1,250): 456
Cross Training: 0/4

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Race Recap: Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2015


Continuing my posts on Disneyland to counteract my FOMO... my Tinker Bell Half Marathon race recap!

Tinker Bell Half Marathon
May 10, 2015

State: Repeat (California)
Lifetime: #54

As with the 10K, this recap might be missing some details, but I am going to do my best to remember everything!  If not, there will still be pretty pictures =)

Another early morning for this race, I was exhausted and in bed pretty early, so it wasn't too hard to get up for this one.  I was running as Tinker Bell and was pretty excited to wear my costume!

#flatsarah ready to go
I made the shirt myself using an iron-on from Miranda at DesignsbyMK on Etsy.  I thought I might see some other people in the same iron-on (since it wasn't custom), but I didn't see any others!  People really seemed to like it - I got a lot of 'Go Pixie Power!" throughout the course which was really nice.

I headed to the start area a little early, as there were a bunch of fellow Oiselle Flock / Volee were there and we had planned a group photo. 

Fly style!
After the photo, I went to meet Abby, Adrienne and Michelle to head to the start!


After our group photo, it was off to the start line.  I was in corral A again, so I made my way up to the front.  We did not have a lot of time to kill before the race started, so it was only a couple of minutes from when I arrived until the start.  Before I knew it, we were off!

The half starts the same direction as the 10K, rounding around the exterior of Disneyland on the highway before heading into the parks.  Unlike the 10K, the half heads into California Adventure first.  If I am remembering correctly, you enter near Cars Land and head towards Paradise Pier.  The official runDisney photographer captured a great shot of me in Cars Land that ended up in the race Facebook album.  It's definitely one of my favorites from race!

via the runDisney Facebook page
I can't remember exactly on this loop it was, but the first character I ran into was Buzz Lightyear!


In the middle of Paradise Pier, Silvermist was there for photo's and a little later on (after making the full loop around Paradise Pier, before you headed back down towards the front of the park), Vidia was there as well.  I had a photo with both of them from the 10K, but since I was Tink today, I had to take another!


From there, the course makes the short trek across to Disneyland Park.  Disneyland was all decorated for the 60th Anniversary and I have to say, I really loved it.  Disneyland always looks great (in my opinion), but I really loved it decorated for the anniversary.

Chip and Dale were out on Main Street again, joined this time by Goofy!  They were dressed differently and there was only like 2 people waiting, so I stopped for a photo.


We headed straight into the Castle them (running through it the opposite way we do in the DLH), but before the castle, they had a spot off to the right you could stop for a photo in the castle.


After castle, we headed around the Matterhorn and back towards the entrance to Tomorrowland.  This is where Tink was!  You know I was stopping for a photo, line be damned.  This was definitely the longest line I stood in all race and it wasn't that bad.  I would estimate 10-15 people in front of me?  I am sure the line got worse as the race went on, but I was lucky.


After Tink, we rounded around back towards the Castle and headed into Tomorrowland.  In Tomorrowland, they had some Storm Troopers out.  My nieces (both of them) are obsessed with Star Wars, so I had to stop for a photo with them.  The line wasn't horrible, probably like 5 or so in front of me.


After Tomorrowland, we headed through Fantasyland and hit a couple more characters.  The lines were starting to get longer, but nothing unmanageable!  Iridessa (again, I think) and Rosetta were hanging out together.


From there, it was Donald and Pluto out as we headed into ToonTown.  You can't tell from the photo, but Pluto kept playing with my wings.  He would tap them and then start laughing.  It was tough to get him to stop for a photo!


After ToonTown, it was time to head out of the parks.  I don't know if it's true or not, but I feel like you get more park time in Tinker Bell then during the Disneyland Half.  The part in the Parks was definitely different then the first time I ran it (I remember specifically running through DL first, probably because Cars Land was under construction at the time).

I don't mind all the time out of the park though.  You know I like to zone out when I run, so this allows me to do that.  They had some bands and dance teams out to keep it interesting.  I also like the Tink non-park portions better then the DLH non-park portions (except for Angels stadium... I love the part with Angels stadium).

You run around Anaheim and personally, I really enjoy it.  I don't know if I feel partial to it because Tinker Bell was my first Disneyland race ever; who knows?

Either way, there isn't much to tell about this section.  I did lost one of my shoe pom-poms during this point, which made me pretty sad, but at least all the photo's were done (I did find a lost pink one near mile 12 which I actually stopped to pick up - so now I have 1 white and 1 pink).

I did get a cool shadow picture during this point.


We re-enter the DL area around Mile 12, heading to the backstage area of California Adventure (right behind Cars Land.  From there, it was a quick run to the finish!  I can't remember 100%, but I feel like the finish section was different then the first time I ran the race.

Who doesn't love a Mickey hi-five!
runDisney got another photo of me finishing on the Facebook album.   You can't see me great, but I love the silhouette in front of Mickey's Fun Wheel!

via the runDisney Facebook page
After finishing, I collected my medals - Half, Pixie Dust and pink Coast to Coast (!) before meeting up with my mom.

They didn't have the snack boxes, but they had taken them all apart and gave you a back to collect the items (I guess to remove the expired applesauce?).  It was nice to have treat after the race!


After taking my requisite finisher photo, we headed back to the hotel.  We made a stop at Earl of Sandwich because I was STARVING and needed real food.  It was delicious and hit the spot.

Overall, I loved this race.  In my opinion, the course is better then the Disneyland Half (in total, certain sections of the DL course are better.. ahem, Angels stadium).  It never got too hot for, I lucked out with no really long lines for the characters and I earned my pink Coast to Coast.  I will definitely be back at some point for Tinker Bell again!

Results
Official: 13.1 miles, 2:00:32, 9:12 pace
Garmin: 13.36 miles, 2:00:33, 9:01 pace

Who else ran the Tink half?  How'd it go for you?

#runalltheraces #allthemedals

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Race Recap: Tinker Bell 10K 2015

Since I am having some serious FOMO about missing the Disneyland Half weekend this year, what better time to think about the last time I was in Disneyland and finish my Tink weekend recaps! 

Tinker Bell 10K
May 9, 2015

This recap is long overdue and a lot has gone on in my life, so I definitely don't remember all the details.  But either way, let's get to what I do remember!

Going with the theme for the weekend, I was going to be Peter Pan for the race.  It was a pretty simple costume to pull together and I have to tell you, one that a lot of people seemed to like.  I got a lot of 'Go Peter' cheers throughout the course which was nice.  It was also very comfortable to run in, so I think this is one I'll definitely repeat at some point.

#FlatSarah ready to go!
My mom was doing the 10K, as were Abby and Adrienne.  Once we met up in the lobby, we made our way to the start.  The best thing about DL races is how close you are to the start.  The Tink start is not as close as DL (and I've never done Avengers or Star Wars so I can't comment on those), but it's still only a couple minutes away walking.


After arriving at the start area, we made our way to the corrals.  Since we walked there, we didn't have a lot of time to kill and everyone said goodbye as there corrals approached.  I was in corral A and since I knew I wanted to stop for some pictures, I made my way to the front.

The race started on time - I think Tink or another fairy sent us off, but I honestly can't remember at this point.  The race starts going to opposite of the DL 10K (literally we run the other way on the same road) and we headed into Disneyland first.  After running around the outside of the park, we made our way down Main Street.  Chip and Dale were along Main Street and I stopped for a quick photo with them.

Hey Dale, what you looking at?

And as no race in DL is complete without a picture with Walt (in my opinion), I made sure to get one during the 10K.

After a quick pass through Frontierland, we passed by the carousel where Alice and the Mad Hatter were holding court.  Because I started in corral A, the line was short (luckily, they all were for me) and was able to get in and out with a picture.


And since I had just seen Alice, I figured a stop in a teacup was in order!

Teacups make me C-R-A-Z-Y!
After passing by the teacups, we made a quick right and looped around the Matterhorn before heading back towards It's a Small World.  It was during this section I stopped for photo's with some of the fairies.  Iridessa (I think, my niece would probably know better!) and Rosetta.


From there, we made our way into TownTown (briefly), before heading out of the park.  I did snag a pic with the cows in TownTown (Clara Bell and not sure what the other name is).


After some time spend backstage, we made the cross to California Adventure.  The course takes you all over California Adventure - starts in Hollywood Land, into a bugs land, Paradise Pier and finally, Cars Land (my fav!).  There were a couple of Tink's pals out during this section - Silvermist and Vidia.


And because I can't resist cheesy photos, one of my "flying" in front of Mickey's Fun Wheel! Side note, the number of photo's of me "flying" that the race photographers got was a ridiculous amount. 

Because Peter can fly, duh?
After leaving Cars Land, we made our way to the finish!  After finishing, I got my medal and NO SNACK BOX!!! We had gotten then for the 5K, so I was confused why we didn't for the 10K.  Apparently, someone realized the applesauce in them had expired, but still.  No one checked that before race weekend?


Once I got a photo, I headed back to the hotel to grab some coffee (and put on my compression socks) before heading back to cheer on my mom's finish.  She's a walker, so it worked out perfectly time wise!  So proud of her for finishing!


I was really proud of my time for this race.  My legs were feeling good and since there were no lines, I was able to jump in for photo's and get going right away.  I actually PR'd for the 10K during this race!  I will say my 10K was years old and did not reflect my current pace, so it's not that surprising.  I was still pretty please though with all the photo stops!

Overall, I really liked this race.  The course is almost entirely in the parks, which makes me very happy.  There were a lot of characters out, especially compared to the lack of characters at last years Disneyland 10K.  I can't speak to the lines since I was in corral A and lucked out on that front.  My only issue would be the lack of a snack box, but I think that was a unique situation and wouldn't happen again.

Results
Official: 6.2 miles, 51:47, 8:20 pace
Garmin: 6.3 miles, 51:48, 8:13 pace

Those who also ran the Tinker Bell 10K, what were your thoughts?

I seriously love this medal!