Mini Goal: Do Another Race for Better Princess Corral Placement!

Upon reading a lot of RunDisney/Running advice from other blogs, it seems to be the case that if you can submit a proof of time to be placed in a better corral you absolutely, 100% should. I had read this when I signed up for the RunDisney event, but didn’t honestly think it was big deal.

I thought this for a few reasons:

  • I didn’t know how fast I was going to be, and if I had to guess I would probably would be slower than most of the others so I should be closer to the back.
  • I didn’t have a race to submit within the range they were asking.
  • I didn’t think it was that important at the time.

The more I looked into it though, to more I realized:

  • I’m training to run this race. Why would I go through that and then place myself in the back on purpose? (this was the big thought that spurred the rest)
  • I have until Nov. 14th to submit a time. I can find something that fits the RunDisney requirements and have time to train/complete that race before then since I’ve already started training.
  • Past runners of this race have commented in their blogs about how the course can get narrow in places and they got stuck behind a large, slow moving group and everyone was getting frustrated. While this is probably inevitable at some points, it can be helped if you start farther ahead with a group that’s planning on going around the same pace as you.

So now I’m looking around for a 10k, (the smallest distance that fits the RunDisney requirement) that isn’t a trail run, to complete. I think it will make my life a little easier come February! It will also ensure I’m keeping up with my training and can get a feel for running with a crowd. Let’s get down to business!!

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