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Post by Vespolar on Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:47 pm

Hello all, Walt Disney running company RunDisney is holding a virtual half marathon (13.1 miles) in early 2019! Basically means you can run it from anywhere in the world (with im assuming gps tracking) between the dates Jan 1-March 30th 2019. They mail you a star wars themed metal as well when you complete it! So I am going to keep my progress logged here for anyone who cares. will be trying to do 5k's (3.1 miles) to improve my pace and anything longer to improve my distance without killing over


Run #5: Not fully recovered so had some breathing issues and had to stop early but still wanted to get a run in Date (8/06/2018) Distance (1.1 miles) Time (23:02) Pace (21:58/mi) Weather (68 Sunny)
got bronchitis on 7/24... running delayed until no longer ill
Run #4: Date (7/22/2018) Distance (3.1 miles) Time (28:41) Pace (09:14/mi) Weather (68 pre rain conditions)
Run #3: Date (7/19/2018) Distance (4.6 miles) Time (46:19) Pace (10:02/mi) Weather (75 mostly cloudy)
Sprained ankle after Run 2. 2 week recovery and then non stop monsoon rain for a few days
Run #2: Date (6/30/2018) Distance (3.1 miles) Time (29:07) Pace (09:23/mi) Weather (74 Sunny)
Run #1: Date (6/26/2018) Distance (3.2 miles) Time (31:11) Pace (09:43/mi) Weather (65 slight rain)

I will update this as I go. hopefully I wont quit out 3 months in like the last time I tried this. I hope the people who follow this will keep me motivated to keep going ^_^


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Post by greggo on Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:45 pm

That is really cool! Definitely keep us updated on your progress. Remember, the more you do it the easier gets!
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Post by Bing on Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:58 pm

Nice job mate! Looking forward to the progress!
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Post by Vespolar on Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:17 am

I will edit the main post with all my runs and then post other updates and progress things as separate posts. almost like journals every so often. All i have to say is running during the summer heat is gonna be rough. time to wake up early or run late cause the heat is rough

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Post by Vespolar on Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:06 pm

Update: messed up my foot pretty bad on the second run so had to take a small break. foot is almost healed up though so should be running again soon

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Post by Vespolar on Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:28 pm

Foot is fully healed. back at it Smile

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Post by mmmBetty on Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:08 pm

Good luck with the injury, I recently tore a leg muscle in 2 spots doing sport and it's taken 5 weeks to recover fully, not fun!
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Post by Vespolar on Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:06 pm

Just got bronchitis so idk what my runs will look like till i get better. there seems to be some unknown force trying to stop me from running. but I will not give up

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Post by Bing on Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:28 am

Love the determination man, feel better soon IRL Half marathon progress updates! Thumbs
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Post by greggo on Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:38 pm

I hope you get to feeling better soon! Just remember to not push it too much, you don't want overdo it and then set yourself back even further!
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Post by Vespolar on Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:11 pm

I recently got a new second job so now im working about 60-70 hours a week, probably will have to pause this goal for a long while. so for now, i will still do the half marathon (they allow you to not run it all at once) but my goal to run it all at once will be put off until I no longer work 2 jobs.

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Post by Bing on Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:04 am

Best of luck with work mate Smile
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Post by PugTart on Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:54 pm

good luck!
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Post by ladybird2 on Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:30 am

stay healthy and positive, working 2 jobs cant be easy, and I hope you get to achieve your goal, one step at a time, and with no more set backs. Be good to yourself. cheers
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Post by greggo on Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:01 pm

I know how hard working a ton of hours can be and balancing exercise in between. In my case,it was all about consistency and making it a habit. Don't over work yourself mate!
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Post by CarryAlex on Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:29 am

Thank you for posted this, i've wanted to run a marathon for a while and this is the perfect one for me to run!
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Post by M Lucas on Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:26 am

I'll be running a marathon next April o.O
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Post by elemntsk8ter on Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:40 am

I've run two half marathons now... both with little to no training because I'm an idiot.

Both results were roughly 2 hours: ran 11 miles, walked a mile, finished the final 1.1 miles strong.

Keep at it and don't let the injuries and ailments stop you from your goal, but make sure to take care of your body. Pushing yourself too hard leads to more injuries that take longer to recover from!

Good luck!
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Post by Vespolar on Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:58 am

So I forgot I started this thread. Just to update you all I finished my half marathon! Run time was 2 hours 18 minutes and 53 seconds!

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Post by Bing on Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:23 pm

HC Vespolar wrote:So I forgot I started this thread. Just to update you all I finished my half marathon! Run time was 2 hours 18 minutes and 53 seconds!

Hey congrats man! Way to go IRL Half marathon progress updates! Clap2
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