20,400 is the number of participants that ran in this morning in the Disney World 10K, 100 less then yesterday. Just like Britney Spears, ‘Oops I did it again’ and didn’t get to bed until after midnight BECAUSE once again I was updating my blog.
Up at 3:30AM and stepped out my door at 3:55AM and found that it was raining at which point I went back into the room to retrieve the emergency rain poncho I bought before leaving San Diego.
I also wore a light running jacket this time so I didn’t freeze quite as much as I did before and after the 5K. Worked out so well I plan to do the same for the half marathon tomorrow; it’s light enough to keep me warm and thin enough to tie around my waist when I start to heat up.
Like the 5K there was corrals A though F this time however, for those who were able, the group decided to run out of corral B the rest of us ran out of group E so were didn’t experience as much of what we experienced in the 5K. We all wanted to run at a nice pace, the stop and go stuff was no fun at all yesterday.
For the most part running out of corral B allowed us to run but not always steady I found that I still had to do allot of weaving in, out, and around people the entire 10K because of walkers and runners who I’m obviously shouldn’t have been in the B group as you could see they were struggling. From what I saw it would have to be that Disney doesn’t verify the submitted times of the runner. B should be people running at least 8 minute miles and we were passing them at an 11 minute pace, which was slower then my training pace.
Even with the weaving we were able to maintain a steady pace except at areas that were bottle necks like at the hair pin turns, where the street fed into the park and on the hills; here we didn’t have a choice as we couldn’t get though the masses of people.
It rained the whole race, sometimes harder than other times. I removed my rain poncho in the first mile of the run and removed my running jacket and tied it around my waste at mile 4. I had to stop to use the restroom at mile 4 as well and then had to run like hell to catch back up to my group; I had to run two hills to get back to them but I love running hills so that wasn’t a problem. I caught them way before mile 5 and it felt so good to back down to the 10/11 minute pace. We crossed the finish line according to my running app at 6.35 miles in 01:08:40 with an average pace of 10:49/mile Disney clocked us at 01:08:32 Pace 11:02. Still have my legs for tomorrow IT FELT SO GREAT TO RUN AGAIN!!!! I missed it so much.
Half Marathon tomorrow!