I know last year I said that I wouldn’t do the Star Wars Half Marathon as Disney races are very expensive and you really can’t run a true race, unless you are the first 50 out the gate, due to the course going through Disneyland and has multiple choke points. It was hard to turn off my competitive switch, but I did what I could to enjoy the runs.
Saturday was the 10k, which was 98% inside of Disneyland and like all Disneyland races I have done the race was to start at 5:30am. Luckily I was staying at the Disneyland Hotel, so I was fortunate enough to wake up at 4:45am to start the race and not 3:30am like last year. While doing my pre-race stretches, the middle of my lower back gave me a little ZING and I was horrified. I did a quick jog and I didn’t feel my back, so I was hopeful that I would be able to finish the race, that started in less than 10 minutes. I continued my pre-race stretching and a few minutes later, the race started. Continue reading Disneyland 2016 Star Wars Rebel Challenge
My mother is a certified Disney nut and when she asked me if I wanted to do a Star Wars Half Marathon, I quickly said yes. So quickly in fact, that I hadn’t even completed my first half marathon yet. My mom signed up for the 5k and 10k and let me run the half marathon. At the time, running a Spartan Beast the day before wasn’t even on my radar, and this race was a few months after Beat The Blerch, so I was confident that I would be able to finish this half marathon. Bonus points: it’s Star Wars themed! Oh yea!
Driving to Disneyland at I-should-still-be-asleep o’clock
That’s a lot of people behind me! Whoa!
Troopers. Nuff said.
That was supposed to be a pictures of a beautiful sunrise.
I’m pretty sure these were people form the 501st. There was about 50 people dressed up at this location!
Almost done! Mile 12!
This is really almost over!
The End is Nigh!
Spartan Beast the day before and a half marathon for a cool down. I am nuts.
SoCal Spartan Beast – 12.24 miles – 1/17/2015
Age Group: 247/384
Total Time: 4:56:48
Disney Star Wars Half Marathon – 13.3 miles – 1/18/2015
Age Group: 277/980
Total Time: 2:16:04
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