I wanted to write a few blog posts (ok, maybe a bunch of blog posts) about information that first time Disney runners can read to help prepare for the big day. The January Marathon Weekend is coming up pretty quickly and I know this will help the Princess runners too. :)
A lot of the pre/post race information is common knowledge to seasoned runners, but I know that many people make a Disney race their first big race ever, just like I did last January. Even if you are a seasoned runner, maybe there's a teeny piece of information here that you didn't know about. Feel free to also add information in the comments and I'll try to include it next time!
Much of this info I've gathered from all of my fabulous Disney running friends, especially the gang from Running of the Ears, who helped me complete my first half marathon ever! Without them I honestly would have had NO idea what to expect! One of the members created a HUGE document that had a wealth of information in it. Some of the information is from there, some I learned from fabulous trial and error, and the rest is from interesting observations at Disney and other races.
Here's a rough breakdown of what I'll be writing about. I hope to get a few out a week, especially after my exams are over for grad school in two weeks ! All topics are subject to change but this is the rough outline. :)
1. Prep 4-3 Weeks Prior to Race Day
2. The Week Before
3. Packing Lists
4. Expo & Two Days Pre-Race Countdown
5. Race Day!
6. Spectator Viewing Info
If you guys have any questions that I don't talk about, definitely ask me here and if I don't know the answer, I'll make sure to try to find it for you.
6 More weeks until I get to pass under this!