Healthy eating and Walt Disney World don't seem to be two things that necessarily go together. I need to watch my nutrition before the race and leave the Dole Whips and ice creams for later. I'll try not to wear my legs out too much and I'm planning on a reasonably early dinner and hope to get to bed early enough in time to catch a bus to the race start somewhere around 3:30 am.
I have 3.5 hours to finish this one. I don't want to wear myself out for the full the next day so time doesn't matter. I'll probably run for the first 5K at a nice easy pace until the crowd starts to settle out a bit, then I'll follow a run/walk plan maybe of 8:2. I will run through Cinderella's castle with a smile on my face in hopes of a great picture. And I will stop for pictures with as many characters as possible. I'll drink both Powerade and water at every stop, and will munch on Sport Beans on every walk break. Post race I plan to lounge by the pool, maybe watch a movie and relax as much as possible before grabbing another early dinner and as many z's as possible.
I have 7 hours to finish this one. I honestly don't have a time goal in mind at all apart from crossing that finish line somewhere ahead of the 7 hour cutoff time. I'll probably follow the same idea of running the first 5K before switching to a run/walk strategy just to bypass the crowds a bit and not get trampled when I start to walk. I will probably opt for a 9:1 interval. I will once again run through Cinderella's castle with a goofy grin on my face. I will attempt to keep said goofy grin whenever there is a race photographer nearby. I need some better action shots at races than the usual grimace I tend to give. And I will once again stop for a picture with as many characters as possible, drink Powerade and water at every stop, and munch the Sport Beans on every walk break. When I cross the finish line I hope to do so with a smile on my face, then I'll hobble over to receive my Mickey and Goofy medals.
I also vow to remember to slather the sunscreen and Body Glide on. Anyone else have any last minute pointers?