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  • On Mar 1, 2013
    Marcy Asked

    Hi Lori! I'm a new runner training for a few 5K's. Considering the TOT 10 Miler. My worry is the pace. As long as I keep ahead of the minimum 15 or 16 min pace, it doesn't matter if I do run/walk and not all running, right? Thanks!

    Hi Marcy!

    Congratulations on becoming a runner!  It is a great sport and you will love being a part of the runDisney family. 

    As for pace, you are correct.  You don't have to run the whole time (or even at all) as long as you stay ahead of the 16 minute/mile pace that begins after the last person crosses the starting line.  So, this means that the farther up you begin, the more extra time you will have.  Even if you are placed in the last corral, position yourself at the front to give you an extra 3-5 minutes in front of the pace setters.

    Corrals are normally assigned based on your estimated time of finish.  If you don't know, you will be put in one of the last corrals.  This is mainly done for safety purposes.  The faster runners don't need to be swerving around us in the back to get by, and we really don't want to feel the pressure of getting out of their way,  or even worse, trying to keep up with them!

    If you haven't already, be sure to check out runDisney's official trainer, Jeff Galloway.  He promotes a run/walk/run method that I (and a high percentage of runDisney runners) use.  You can also find more information on his website www.jeffgalloway.com.

    I hope this helps!  As spring approaches you will be so glad that you started this new adventure.  Warmer weather is great motivation to get out the door!

    Please let me know if you have any other questions. 

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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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