Category: Race Recap

TIPS ON GETTING COSTUME-READY FOR A RUNDISNEY RACE AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

Running a Disney race is an incredible experience; it really is like no other race.

I ran the WDW Marathon in 2018 with my husband, and as someone who puts way too much thought into how my race will go, I deliberated a lot about my costume in the lead up to the race. So I thought I would share some of my tips on getting RunDisney costume-ready.

RACE RECAP AND BEING A RACE PACER AT THE GOODLIFE VICTORIA MARATHON (8K TURKEY TROT – 55 MINUTE PACER)

If you follow me on social media, you may already know that on Sunday 13th October 2019 I was a pacer for the 8k Turkey Trot race in Victoria, British Columbia.

Being a pacer is something I have wanted to do for a couple of years now, but never thought I would be able to; it was purely down to a lack of confidence in myself, I just didn’t feel like a good enough runner to be a pacer. What rubbish! If you are able to run a pace consistently that allows you to easily talk throughout the race if necessary, then you can be a race pacer!

AHH Lululemon SEAWHEEZE, HOW I LOVE YOU SO…

Seawheeze 2019 is just around the corner, how did that come round so fast! It doesn’t even feel like a year ago that I raced….and then got terribly injured! I was reminiscing about the race the other night while I was on a client consultation call, and it inspired me to write up a blog with all my tips and highlights from the expo and race. Now it’s likely that the race format will be slightly different from my 2018 experience, but it might give you a taste of what’s to come!

WHY I DIDN’T GET A PB, AND WHY I AM OK WITH IT

I have been training for the Oak Bay Half-Marathon for the past 17 weeks. I put so much pressure on myself to get a Personal Best (PB) at this race.  Even though I have been running for a few years now, this past year running has been really hard for me.  I was essentially starting over.  Originally my race goal time was extremely adventurous (11 minutes faster than my first half-marathon in 2016), and a few weeks ago I made the decision to rain in my expectations and come up with a more realistic goal. A goal I knew I would smash….or at least I thought I would.

RACE VOLUNTEERING IS SO MUCH FUN – TC10K

If you follow me on Instagram, you might know that I was volunteering at a local 10K race this past weekend.  Since I started running 3 years ago, I have taken part in 9 races, and every single time I passed a volunteer I thanked them.  Races wouldn’t be able to go ahead without the many awesome people who volunteer their time.  I’ve wanted to volunteer at a race for quite some time now, but there was always one reason or another that stopped me from being able to help out.  But after the Walt Disney marathon I made an effort to find a local race that I would help out at.  I scheduled it into my calendar to keep the whole weekend free so I could be at the expo on Saturday, and race day (Sunday).  I was super excited.

RACE-CATION EXPERIENCE AT THE WALT DISNEY WORLD MARATHON

My first race-cation experience was this January at the Walt Disney World Marathon in Florida.  Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved the race (see my previous blog post), but I’m not a fan of race-cations (yet!). Here are my positives and negatives to race-cations (yes I have only done one, but these are my thoughts on that one…..I need to do a few more before I can make a more rounded decision) – I would love to hear if you have anything extra to add to the list.