This past weekend I ran the Tower of Terror 13K race in Orlando FL. Roughly thats a bit over 8 miles in total distance. The route wasn’t so bad, being FL it was basically a flat race the entire way. The experience was pretty good. I did only 8 miles once before and I ended hurting my leg for 2 weeks. My doctor said I shouldn’t run the race but it seemed a shame not to after paying for the entrance fee and they said I could also walk the race too which wasn’t bad.
I ended up walking about 4 miles and running 4 miles. I couldn’t run the whole race because I’m just not that fit. My wife on the other hand smoked me because she was able to run the whole thing. My time was 1:56 which isn’t bad but it isn’t great either. It’s around a 14 minute mile which isn’t all that bad. I might do the race again next year but we’ll see. I also never ever thought a banana could taste so good. They gave us a snack at the finish line and my wife was waiting there for me to cross.
Oh and the best part! There was an after partywards where they opened up some of Hollywood Studios for the participants. I rode on the Aerosmith ride (I actually had my glasses on too so I could see what the heck is going on in the ride) and of course I went on the Tower of Terror. There was a new Pixar section to the park and a new Toy Story ride. That ride was totally awesome. It was very interactive and had you shooting all sorts of stuff like if you were at a carnival with a small gun. I wanted to go on the ride again but they were closing the park.
I also picked up some good swag while at the race. I got the commemorative pin, a finishers medal, a short sleeve shirt, and a long sleeve shirt. Not a bad haul if I do say so myself. There are tons of other running events at Disney throughout the year but I think I’m going to switch back to the eliptical until my legs get better. My feet could also use a rest.