Wow! October came and went before I even knew it was here. During the month, along with my participants, we ran three different road races. So in three different post I want to share with you the different race experiences. I hope when you see how much fun we had, you too will want to join in the race to cure cancer.
The first week in October my team ran Disney’s new race the Wine and Dine Half Marathon. This race took the place of the Race for the Taste 10k. The old race as well as the new race ran in conjunction with the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. The half marathon finished at Epcot where you could pick up your sip and taste from the festival.
The part about the Wine and Dine Half Marathon that separates it from so many other races is that it is run at night. The race began at 10:00pm. It was different to run through the parks, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios in the dark.
The night race did present different challenges with eating before the race. We do our training in the mornings so our team is well aware of what foods to eat before running. With this race beginning at 10:00pm you really had to be careful with what you ate all day to make sure you were not effected. As a practice our team did a night run a few weeks prior. We knew what the menu would be on race day and tried our best to duplicate this.
One of the best tidbits of advice I can give you is to always practice what you will eat before a race, and most importantly do not try anything different on race day!
Here are a few of the pictures from the event.