Monday, November 14, 2016

Wine n Dine 10k


Last weekend was the Wine and Dine at Disney. My sister and I were really looking forward to this race for quite some time. Unfortunately the year that we signed up for, it changed to a morning race because they added a 10k the day before the half marathon. I chose to run this because I was already going to be there for the half marathon.  

The morning of the 10k came way too early. I woke up and I was out the door before 4 am to catch the bus to the start of the race. I thought I arrived way early. Even with the porta potty line wait, I still had a good 45 minutes waiting in my corral before the start. I promised my sister I would stay with her the following  day during the half marathon, so I really wanted to push myself on this 10K. I was fortunate enough to place in the Tinkerbell 10K the year when I ran that, but I had to keep reminding myself that this is a much bigger race than Disneyland so we will see. 

The National Anthem was sung, and soon we were off. I was keeping a pretty good pace right from the start, but knew I didn’t want to push myself too much right away. There was this one lady that looked close to my age that was running a good pace. I told myself to just keep running right beside her but do not pass her yet. 

 While I was running I kept thinking, how boring this course was. The first three miles was all on the highway before we entered the back lot of Epcot. By this time, I had passed that lady and I thought maybe I was going too fast, but I felt good so I was going to try to just keep it up. Once arriving into the park there were some characters to see and a lot of cast members cheering you on so that helped with the boredom. I knew I was close when I was running around the Epcot ball because the finish line was the same for Marathon and Princes, so I picked up the pace and gave it all I had and crossed the finish line.  


After crossing the finish line, I looked at my watch and saw a new PR. But was my time enough to place? 

ILater that morning my sister suggested I look up my results. I pulled it up, and I didn’t believe it! My sister said you placed 1st in your age group! I kept saying no there has to be an error, she says no look it says division 1 that means in your age group.  Needless to say I was thrilled!   I ended up being 1st in my age group, and 16 overall female.  

I was very happy with my win for the 10K for the Inaugural Lumiere’s Challenge but I have to say I have no desire to do it again. It was a very boring course, and those Disney Races start way too early.  -L

We are linking up with the gals from TOTR.

  

67 comments:

  1. Congrats! A PR and AG win are awesome. The only reason I'm up at 4 am for a race is to eat a couple of hours before the race . . .

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    1. Thanks Judy! By 4 am I was already done with breakfast and headed to race unfortunately. It was a long day!

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  2. WOW!!!! That's amazing to place at such a big race and place first???? WOW!! So much to be proud of!!! Congratulations!! And yes, those Disney races do start eeeearrrrllly!!!

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    1. Thanks Julie! Yes I was quite surprised when I found out I placed 1st since it is a big race.

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  3. That's why I want to do the 10k's at Disneyland. There's so much more to see. As much as I would love to the Minnie 10k, so much of it is highway.

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  4. Wow! Congrats on 1st place AG! I agree with you about the early start time and the boring course. Which is why my one WDW race is one and done.

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    1. I think we are taking a break from Disney races for awhile.

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  5. WOW!!! What an achievement!!! And I love that finish picture - you look so strong and happy there. Big congrats!!!

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  6. Woot woot!! I hate to say but most courses at WDW are really boring.

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  7. Fantastic result! You are so fast! Congratulations and I hope you took a nap after. 4am is too early! ;)

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  8. Congrats. Way to go on your AG award and PR.

    I have never done a Disney.

    I guess I should at some point.

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    1. I would definitely do one to experience it, but be prepared for some early mornings!

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  9. Congratulations on your placement! that is amazing!

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  10. Congratulations!! I'll be doing the Princess 10K in February and I'm looking forward to having fun with it! Great pictures!

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    1. They are always fun races, and I normally stop for pictures.

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  11. Oh my goodness... that is so exciting!
    You crossed the finish line before the sun came up!!!

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    1. Yes I know. That's how early those Disney Races start!

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  12. Congrats on a PR and 1st in your AG!!!
    I remember that was my biggest complaint about Disney races when I lived in Orlando is that running through the parks is so fun but there's so many miles through parking lots and on access roads in between.

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    1. Yea, I wish that wasn't the case, but what are you going to do?

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  13. One of the things that keeps me from doing a Disney race is the early wake up time!! You all seem to love them though-nice!!

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  14. Fantastic photos, you look really strong in them. Congratulations on the PR and age group placing!

    I'm not sure I could do a race that early. 9am is early enough for me!

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    1. I could only dream of Disney races to start at 9am.

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  15. Congrats on your finish! That is awesome! Although I know what you mean about Disney. I did Wine and Dine back when it was a point to point night race and that was cool. But after doing the WDW Marathon weekend and the changes in format for the Wine and Dine I really have no interest in revisiting Disney for running.

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    1. I am starting to agree with that. After doing all the ones on my bucket list at Disney, I think I'm good now.

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  16. Great job and congrats on the PR and AG win!

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  17. Woohoo!!! I'm thrilled for you! What an accomplishment! Congrats!!!

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  18. Congrats on both the PR and AG award! You rocked that 10k, Lacey!

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  19. Wow, huge congrats. If you're only going to do a race once, you might as well win it! :-)

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  20. You are so strong!! Way to rock the race :) a BIG congratulations!!! 4:00 am is pretty darn early lol but you have an awesome finish pic to capture the memory.

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  21. Oh my gosh that's amazing! Congrats on both the award and the PR! Maybe the boring course helped you PR? No distractions? Sounds like the great start to a great weekend!

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    1. Maybe. I never thought of it like that but you do make a good point.

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  22. Wow! Congrats on an amazing finish and win! You look so strong in that pic. A boring course for that kind of $$ is just wrong. Ugh.

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    1. I know right. For that kind of money you would think they would have something exciting along the course.

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  23. GREAT race and great photos!! Congrats girl!

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    1. Thanks Heather! It was fun, even though it was a boring course!

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  24. Congrats on your PR and age group win! That's awesome! I ran the 10k too and I agree, the first part of the course was extremely boring. I wasn't too impressed with the characters either- the only character I stopped for during the race was the genie. I was really happy to get a shot with Lumiere after I finished though! Overall it wasn't their best 10k course, but it was still fun.

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    1. Since I didn't stop along the course I did get a picture at the finish with Lumiere. That was cool to see him since it is not a character you usually see.

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  25. Congratulations, that is incredible! To place 1st in age in a larger race like that, even MORE awesome!!!
    Love all the photos, may have been a boring course but it apparently suited you! I'm surprised Disney doesn't do a better job with the courses, it's not like they don't have plenty of their own great property to run it on more interesting, they probably just don't want to inconvience park visitors, but for the price they charge for those races you'd think they'd give the runners the best course parts to run through!
    Seriously though your incredible, great job!!!

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    1. Thanks. A huge race, with a big win! I agree! They definitely could do a better job with how expensive they are.

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  26. congrats !!! That is huge at a Disney race! The races do start to early- if you live local it is just to early. Sorry to hear the course was boring, I would have been disappointed too- you sign up for a Disney run to see Disney! :)

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    1. Exactly! I guess I need to sign up for the full if I want to see all of Disney. But honestly I have done that, and it's still not the best course.

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  27. Sounds like your reasoning for doing the 10k was the same as mine :) I agree on the course being underwhelming. Not much there. Congrats on winning your age group! That is amazing! Great job!

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    1. Thanks Patty. It is huge since Disney is such a large race!

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  29. Wow, amazing job taking first in your age group!

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  30. Awesome job and congrats on placing in your AG! What an awesome accomplishment!!

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  31. Not only did you have an amazing race, but can I say that you take the best race pictures EVER??

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  32. Wow! That is awesome!! Congrats on 1st in AG! Sorry to hear it was a boring course. I still want to do a Disney race someday though.

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  33. Congrats on winning your AG! That's really cool. I've never done a Disney race and I have to admit that the super early times really don't excite me.

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  34. Way to go girlfriend! So proud of you for pushing yourself and that AG win! (enter dust cloud emoji here) :)

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