The race is called the Disney Princess Half Marathon. It is taking place on Sunday, February 24, 2013. The race starts at 5:35 am. I'm in Corral B - the second corral to take off. We start at 5:42 am. Keep in mind there are 26,000 princesses. If you're trying to figure this out at home, I need to be there about 2 hours before the race starts and I need to take a bus there. To everyone who thought I was crazy for doing all my 4am runs ...I feel very very prepared for the time!
The race is a half marathon, so it's just over 21 km or 13.1 miles.
Of course I'm wearing a costume - thanks to my amazing sister! I'm not posting pictures till I've done it. I don't want to jinx it!
How you can cheer (if you aren't in Florida)
I will be running with my nike+ app on my phone. You should be able to see when I start my run, and if you see that, just like the post and I get a cheer! Apparently this works on twitter as well ... but it's never worked for me! Not a facebook friend? Why not? Here's my personal page: http://www.facebook.com/
I hope you also follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraldawn or just @lauraldawn
How you can track me
Use the link above to track me. You can do this by text, twitter or facebook. Just add my name (Laural Adams) and then you put in the options. Love me SO much that you want to track me on every device? Go for it. Just keep entering your info.
Before you do this, though, you should know that when you sign up for these alerts (facebook and twitter) they will be posted on your wall and/or timeline. If you don't want this, just check out my timeline/twitter feed. It will be there.
So If you happen to be up at 6am on a Sunday then track away! Our bibs will be set up with runner tracking that will appear on both my facebook and twitter pages.It gives my time for every 5k completed. The time starts on when I cross the start line, and then will update every 5k. DON'T worry if you don't see a time for a certain interval. Apparently they can missed if you don't catch the sensor properly. You should be able to also click on the Nike+ link on my page and track me there (that's for the worriers out there). Remember, I will stop for pictures! It's a crowded race. I'm okay!
The added excitement!
I've been invited to the meetup!!!!! I'll be running a fun 5k around epcot on Friday morning bright and early. Of course it will be on all my pages! The link about this is below. You should also follow @rundisney - they will have pics (and won't be running)
The little details
Since this is going to a whole bunch of people, some of you may be more interested in this part than others. Here are my race goals.
1) I will likely do this in mostly run/walk intervals of 10 minutes running and one minute walking
2) I'd like to finish in 2:30. This may not be realistic with all the photo opportunities. It may be. (I ran one in 2:24 in training, but I didn't stop for photos)
3) Intervals/tracking. The tracking app (link above) tracks me every 5.k I'd like to be around 35 minutes every 5. Too much faster than that (at the beginning for sure) and I will have a hard time at the end. If I'm slower than that ... I must be having fun! (who knows if that's a sarcastic comment!)
I'll be going a bit crazy with pictures and stuff. I'll try to update here, but check facebook/twitter/instagram to follow along.
I AM SOOOO EXCITED!