[QUOTE=CDavis9088;1098380]It is not a disney run but earlier this month I ran the Las Vegas Rock and Roll 1/2 Marathon. I finished with a time of 2:09. However, this being my first half marathon i was very very unprepared. Now running was not the problem since i trained for that. What happened was I dehydrated myself which I found is extremely easy to do since you are using so much energy. What happened was I was good till about mile 11 and then my thighs and stomach began cramping up, and my feet hurt so bad, and it took about 3 hours before I could keep anything down.
My suggestions is first get some body glide and put that on the bottoms of your feet and anywhere chaffing can occur (I know it sounds gross but trust me you will feel so much better). Now my race was at night so figuring out my meal schedule was hard and that was part of my problem, but I prefer eating lots of banana’s. Also invest in some gel packs called GU, it will give you some well needed energy and have one every couple miles with some water. It will keep your energy up and in turn it will keep your endurance up. Lastly, have water at all the drink stations and don’t just have a gulp and spit it out to get your mouth wet, actually drink some and hydrate the rest of your body.
I trained alot before mine and was ready for it but I did not expect the effects running that far can do to your body. For me I only ever plan on doing 1 marathon and have decided to do the Disney World Marathon through the parks, but I am a couple years away from that.
Good luck, train hard, and have fun[/QUOTE]
I def. know I need to drink, I just ran 5 miles now and I came home and told my husband I need water…I am not well prepared for anything more then 5 miles, at least not yet…I have a 5 mile fun run tomorrow and I am not sure what to bring with me my husband has some peanut butter power bars, and i will def. be drinking water from the water stations