Friday, February 24, 2012

2012 runDisney Princess Half Marathon Meet Up


What an amazing morning! I was fortunate to attend the runDisney Princess Half Marathon Meet Up in EPCOT. The morning began with a 2 mile run around EPCOT and ended with an appearance by a very special guest, Princess Minnie! :-) Check out my Princess Half Meet Up videos on my "TWINS RUN in our family" Facebook Page, including Jeff Galloway's advice re: race disappointment:




Dancing on stage with @According2Kelly and Suzy Favor Hamilton! 









Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Half Marathon Pacing Chart by Mark Lorenzoni

Half Marathon Pacing Chart

“1/4/8” Method
Compiled by Mark Lorenzoni 
(Leah's coach from the Charlottesville Track Club)

Please note that, if you follow the “1/4/8” pacing regimen, you should be in “control” at mile 9, therefore, feeling good enough to pick it up quite a bit over the last 5 miles. Remember: do NOT warm up prior to the start of the race…instead, use the first mile as your “warm up” .

GOAL/PACE
MILE 1
MILES 2-4
MILES 5-8
MILES 9-13.1
2:37 (12:00/mile)
12:30-13:00
12:05-12:15
~11:55-12:00
11:35-12:00
2:33 (11:40/mile)
12:10-12:40
11:45-11:55
~11:35-11:40
11:15-11:40
2:28 (11:20/mile)
11:50-12:20
11:25-11:35
~11:15-11:20
10:55-11:20
2:24 (11:00/mile)
11:30-12:00
11:05-11:15
~10:55-11:00
10:35-11:00
2:20 (10:40/mile)
11:10-11:40
10:45-10:55
~10:35-10:40
10:15-10:40
2:15 (10:20/mile)
10:50-11:20
10:25-10:35
~10:15-10:20
9:55-10:20
2:11 (10:00/mile)
10:30-11:00
10:05-10:15
~9:55-10:00
9:35-10:00
2:06 (9:40/mile)
10:10-10:40
9:45-9:55
~9:35-9:40
9:15-9:40
2:02 (9:20/mile)
9:50-10:20
9:25-9:35
~9:15-9:20
8:55-9:20
1:58 (9:00/mile)
9:30-10:00
9:05-9:15
~8:55-9:00
8:35-9:00
1:53 (8:40/mile)
9:10-9:40
8:45-8:55
~8:35-8:40
8:15-8:40
1:49 (8:20/mile)
8:50-9:20
8:25-8:35
~8:15-8:20
7:55-8:20
1:45 (8:00/mile)
8:30-9:00
8:05-8:15
~7:55-8:00
7:35-8:00
1:40 (7:40/mile)
8:10-8:40
7:45-7:55
~7:35-7:40
7:15-7:40
1:36 (7:20/mile)
7:50-8:20
7:25-7:35
~7:15-7:20
6:55-7:20
1:32 (7:00/mile)
7:30-8:00
7:05-7:15
~6:55-7:00
6:35-7:00
1:25 (6:30/mile)
7:00-7:30
6:35-6:45
~6:25-6:30
6:05-6:30


runDisney Goals

"I used to have goals. 
They were evil goals, but they were goals."
Dr. Doofenshmirtz

I'm usually a "go with the flow" runner.

I don't use a Garmin and I don't follow a training schedule.

I run to stay healthy, feel better, reduce stress and clear my mind.

However, I must admit I'm a bit nervous about running the Princess Half Marathon.

My goal was to run "fast" again and complete the race in under 2 hours.

My runDisney Half Marathon PR was at the 2011 Disneyland Half Marathon (2:05:07).

My overall Half Marathon PR was at the 2008 ING Philadelphia Distance Run (1:48:57).

Of course, "fast" is relative term since I'm always comparing myself to my twin, Leah! ;-)

Leah's Half Marathon PR is 1:41:03 and Marathon PR is 3:54:47!

I'm always running behind her except when she walked the Disney Marathon in a boot! ;-)

My goal has changed since I've been ill for 3 weeks and I've only run 3 miles! :-(

I plan to take it easy, run slow and stop for all the character photographs.

Now my goal is to finish in under 3 hours and I will be happy with that! :-)

And, if you're passing me, you'll know it's Malinda! :-)



Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Malinda's runDisney Half Marathons

2012 Walt Disney World Half Marathon
2:36:20
Overall Place: 11,710 / 22,425
Gender Place: 5,211 / 12,331
Division Place: 723 / 1,774
5k Split: 33:46
10k Split: 1:10:00
15k Split: 1:52:11


2011 Disneyland Half Marathon
2:05:07
Overall Place: 2,030 / 12,802
Gender Place: 740 / 8381
Division Place: 113 / 1187
5k Split: 33:33
10k Split: 1:02:29
15k Split: 1:31:16


2011 Princess Half Marathon
2:23:44
Overall Place: 3,571 / 13,797
Gender Place: 3,349 / 13,114
Division Place: 626 / 2194
5K Split: 32:50
10K Split: 1:06:15
15K Split: 1:41:47

Leah's Running Website & Links to Running Apps

Leah's Running Website

Leah's Links
Favorite Running Apps & Websites to Track Workouts



"TWINS RUN in our family" on Facebook!

21 runDisney Races at Walt Disney World & Disneyland


Malinda's list of runDisney races!

2009
Circle of Life 5K
Walt Disney World Marathon
Tower of Terror 13K

2010 *Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge*
Walt Disney World Half Marathon
Walt Disney World Marathon
Beauty and the Beast 5K
Princess Half Marathon
Mickey’s Halloween 5K
Wine and Dine Half Marathon

2011 *Coast to Coast Race Challenge*
Princess and the Frog 5K
Princess Half Marathon
Star Tours 5K
Disneyland Half Marathon

2012
Family Fiesta 5K
Walt Disney World Half Marathon
Tangled 5K
Princess Half Marathon

2013*Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge*
Walt Disney World Half Marathon
Walt Disney World Marathon
Royal Family 5K
Princess Half Marathon



Monday, February 20, 2012

"TWINS RUN in our family" is now on Facebook!

We are identical twins who love to run. 
We just made our first steps into social media. 
We want to share our different approaches to running.
We also want to share our experiences with runDisney.


"LIKE" us on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/TWINSRUNINOURFAMILY



2012 Disney's Princess Half Marathon: Team TWINsRUNinOurFamily


My identical twin and I will run Disney's Princess Half Marathon on Sunday, February 26!
We are sister/sister team "TwinsRUNinOurFamily"!
We hope to place in top 10 of sister/sister teams since we were in 12th place last year!
I made these custom tanks from www.customink.com with my sister's design!
We'll wear our tanks with gunmetal www.team-sparkle.com skirts!