The Blue Eyed Warrior

The Adventures of the Norse Goddess of War

WDW Marathon: Goofy Challenge, Part 2, January 9, 2011

Before the race I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Maddy, Jennifer, Jeff, Matt, John and Marathon Chris and her daughter.  Again, like yesterday, John and I hung out in the family meeting area as long as possible before making our way out to the corrals, while the others rushed out to the corrals early.  I prefer to stay in the family area as long as possible before heading out to the corrals.  It’s warmer there and I don’t really see the point of waiting around so long in the corral where it is colder and difficult to get to the porta-potty if necessary.  Besides, when you wait as long as possible in the family meeting area before the race start before going out to the corrals, the banks of porta-potties are virtually abandoned and you can easily hit the porta-potty one more time before getting to your corral.  I prefer that to standing nervously in a long line to wait for the potty.

For this race I was wearing my Zensah compression tights, pink Skirtsports gym girl ultra skirt, Skirtskrts long sleeve top.

The full marathon was fun. I took a couple of photos along the way, one in front of the castle …

… and one with Captain Jack….

I always have to stop and take a photo with Captain Jack, even though the line is always so long and it causes me to lose time!  I love Captain Jack!

I finished in 6:15 which is about how I thought I would finish given that I was so woefully undertrained.  My legs were very tired from mile 18 to the end and my right knee had started hurting at mile 6 of the marathon and continued to hurt for the rest of the race.  I took Tylenol at mile 9.  Toward the end of the race, both my left and right knees were hurting, but I plowed through as carefully as possible.

All I wanted to do was finish uninjured and I did that.  Only my calves and hamstrings were a little sore in the days following the races.  The races were so much fun!!!  I’m really glad I did it.  I still can’t believe I accomplished this!

I had a lot of fun during both races. I wouldn’t mind doing this again if I was well trained.  I don’t care about my time this time around; I’m just happy to have finished without an injury.  So far since Goofy, my training has gone really well (with Speedy Sasquatch’s coaching and guidance).  I feel my legs are recovering nicely.

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10 Comments»

  The Crazy Runner (Matt) wrote @

You did GREAT Eva and it was so nice to finally get to meet you. Though are meeting on Sunday morning was just a small pre-cursor to are awesomeness of a day on Monday as we drank around the world!!

Cheers!

  evatesq wrote @

It was so great to meet YOU, Matt!! Monday was a blast! I think I should blog about that too. 😉 I am so looking forward to running WDW again in 2012 and DATW again too! Hopefully one day I’ll be as speedy as you. 🙂

  The Crazy Runner (Matt) wrote @

keep at it and you can get there. The Squatch is a master a he took 39 minutes off of my PR there! And no matter what your time is, something about the WDW Marathon makes it awesome and fun whether you are fast, slow, or somewhere in the middle. (and for the record I still dont think i am fat, I am more the “somewhere in the middle”)

  evatesq wrote @

Oh believe me — you are fast! Agreed, The Squatch IS the master! 🙂

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  Gina Harris wrote @

It was SO much fun to meet you on Monday. I had a great time. I absolutely LOVE your running outfits. You are a girl after my own heart. Pink is one of my favorite colors. Too bad the goofy shirt wasn’t pink, but then I guess the guys wouldn’t like that. haha!

  evatesq wrote @

Thanks Gina! I love my running outfits and I love PINK! Lol I’m so glad I got to meet you on Monday too! DATW was a blast!! It was so much fun to hang out with you! I look forward to seeing you again next year. 🙂

  Gina Harris wrote @

Can’t wait until next year!

  baker wrote @

Nice work Eva! Congrats on getting Goofy! Sorry I didnt have a chance to meet up w you folks that weekend. Looks like you had fun.

  evatesq wrote @

Thanks Baker! We missed you! It would have been fun to have you join us!! DATW was alot of fun. 🙂 Congrats to you too on the Goofy!!! You are so fast!!


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