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!

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.