Friday, February 27, 2015

Disney's Enchanted 10K


10k


1. The Race:Saturday was the enchanted 10K. This is actually the first race as part of the Glass Slipper Challenge ( the 5K was not included in the challenge). Even thought the weather was suppose to be a little warmer, we still wore our leggings. I hate being cold at the start. I even wore my Princess race jacket from last year but shed it after the first mile when it started to warm up. I carried it for a while and then my lovely sister said she would carry it for me the rest of the way.  Since my sister and I were both in corral "A", we decided we would stick together. ( yup, this is the first time I've ever been in corral "A" with my sister in anything other than a 5K...lol.  My mom was in the same corral too, but was running a little faster than we were. Since my sister and I were both having knee issues, we wanted to be a little more conservative with this race.

2. The Course:We both really like this course. The start is in the Epcot parking lot (same as the 5k). It goes up on the highway and loops around to the back road before you enter Epcot (like it does for the 5K). But unlike the 5K, the 10K crosses the International Gateway in Epcot and then goes around the Boardwalk area, passes the Swan and Dolphin, and Yacht and Beach Club resorts before entering Epcot again and then finishing in the same spot as the 5K. At one point I actually felt "normal" and pain free as I was running. It has been SO long since I have ben able to run without any pinching in my leg. I actually felt so "free". But that feeling didn't last long.

3.Pictures:Although we like the course, We feel that this race is lacking in characters.  We always skip the first character stop because it's just way too dark at that time and the pictures don't turn out clear, making it a waste of time for us to even stop.
We did find some friends to take pictures with though: Baseball Donald and Christine from We Run Disney who just happened to PR this race.   Also we want to give a shout out to everyone who saw us this day and came up to us to say "Hi" ( Marcy, Jenny Lou, Courtney, etc)

10K
4. Time:We weren't running this race for time, but in the end we ended up coming in several minutes earlier than we did last year which was a fun surprise!

race shirt
5: Bling:The medal is the same basic design as last year except it is silver instead of gold. Also there is a snowflake on it instead of the Cinderella carriage that was on it last year. Of course the ribbon is different as well.

Check out our Disney Frozen 5K from the day before HERE.



45 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good race! And I think that running in Florida sounds perfect right about now:)

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    1. Yes, we were happy that this race was much warmer than the 5k the day before!

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  2. Nice that you ran a great time even though you weren't trying for a time goal. Glad to hear you had some pain-free running and liked the course. You all look awesome, again!

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    1. Thank you. I can't wait until all my runs are pain free! Hopefully soon!

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  3. Glad you enjoyed the race. You all looked cute in your race outfits too. I'm sorry I never saw you over the weekend, but happy that Christine got a pic with you after the race!

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    1. We were glad to have ran into Christine. So sorry we didn't see you either.

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  4. Sounds like such a fun race! I love it when I don't have any specific time goal but come in faster than expected--awesome job!

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    1. Thanks. In all honesty I was injured last year as well so there was no time goal there either.

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  5. Looks like a lot of fun! I was sad to miss it this year. I was in Corral A for the 10k at WDW weekend and it was AWESOME! :)

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    1. Probably the only time I would be in corral "A" for anything more than a 5K..lol -M

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  6. Very awesome list. Love seeing all the things from Princess weekend. Corral A? Awesome.

    We'll be there in 2017. Wife agreed to run all the races... and will promptly retire after.

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    1. Yay! That is awesome that the 2 of you will be running all the races together!

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  7. You three looked absolutely adorable in your Pink Princess outfits. Congrats on another great race!

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  8. This sounds like such a fun race and y'all definitely looked the Princess part!

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  9. The course sounds so cool! And I love the way your hair looks in the photos :) I'm sorry to hear the pain free running didn't last.

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    1. Thanks. I was impressed that my hair stayed put together through the entire race!

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  10. This was my first time doing the Enchanted 10k, and I loved the course! I think it's my favorite of the three races PHM weekend, even if it doesn't run through the castle. And for some reason, I felt AMAZING right from the get-go - normally it takes me a few miles to warm up, but I felt strong the entire time! Most of the pictures I stopped for were selfies, though, since the character lines were so long.

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    1. That is great! I really enjoy this course too (even if it doesn't go through MK)!

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  11. I hope your knee issues weren't too bad, even if it did bother you. I love the 10k shirt and I'm starting to realize how great a 10k would be.

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    1. The 10K really was great. I was able to manage my knee pain a little better during the races this weekend compared to marathon weekend.

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  12. The tiara's... all the pink... adorable!!!
    That medal is great!!!!
    I always love hearing your Disney recaps

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  13. you girls are just so cute, i love it. bummer that there aren't more character stops during the 10k! love all the pics - have a great weekend :)

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    1. The positive side of the lack of characters is that it made us finish quicker! If we would have stopped for more we probably wouldn't have beat our time from last year ( which isn't exactly a big deal, but still nice to see some improvement).

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  14. Yay for feeling (mostly) feeling good while running! You guys are so cute, and I can't get over how much both of you look like your mom!

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    1. I am SO over this knee pain and ready to have some runs with zero pain!

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  15. All three of you look fabulous in your pink costumes! I definitely agree on the lack of characters during the shorter runDisney races -- although, I'm super jealous of your pic with baseball Donald! :)

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    1. We thought for sure it would be Baseball Goofy but we're pleasantly surprised to see Donald!

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  16. Pretty in pink! Sounds like a fun race.

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  17. Surprisingly, we all had pink skirts from previous races so it was pretty easy to coordinate!

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  18. Looks like so much fun! I really need to do one of these!

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  19. You two are adorable in your pink. I'm glad you had a good time!

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  20. Aw this sounds great! One day I'm going back to Disney to race!

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  21. Have to tell you, your mom looks like she could just be one of your older sisters in that last picture of you guys! I know I tell you this all the time, but you guys always do create awesome outfits for these races!!!!
    That's probably one of the great thing about the shorter races, being able to stop and get pictures with the characters. Love the medals too, Disney does have great medal designers!!!

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  22. I was in Florida these past 2 weeks but realized too late there were Disney races. I would have LOVED to run one. Maybe another time !

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  23. Sounds like so much fun! I'd love to get in on a runDisney 10K one of these days.

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  24. Great recap! I agree with the fact that there should be more characters on the 10K course. Sorry I missed seeing you guys last weekend!

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  25. I think I would really like the 10k course. I love strolling around Epcot and we've stayed at Boardwalk and Dolphin too.

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  26. You all looked great!!! I love your costume and color choices :) Hope the knees feel better soon!

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  27. Congrats on beating last year's time!

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  28. Jenny Lou BrowningMarch 4, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    It was so nice meeting both of you! Thank you so much for taking a few minutes to say "hi" and chat with me. Congratulations on great races! I had an amazing first half marathon! Maybe there's a Glass Slipper in my future now, too! :)

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  29. Thank you so much for approaching us! I am so glad that your first half marathon went well for you. Hopefully we will see you back here next year!

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