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5 Reasons to Spectate a Race (with Video)

I’ve run about 20 half/full marathons so far, and yet one thing that I’ve never done is attended a race that I wasn’t running to support the runners.

As a runner that has always appreciated the spectators that have been at the races I’ve run, I have been feeling the need to cheer at a race for awhile now, and simply haven’t made it happen. But that all changed this weekend, when I got to experience the joys of cheerleading with my daughter while the wife ran the Princess Half Marathon.

I had a blast watching the race, and if you need a reason to spectate a race, press play to get my top 5.

If You’ve Been a Spectator at a Race Before, What Other Reasons Do You Enjoy Watching/Cheering a Full/Half Marathon?

What They Don’t Tell You About WDW Marathon Weekend

I can still remember back to 2010, the year I ran my first runDisney race–the full marathon during the WDW Marathon Weekend.

I remember going to the expo, feeling completely lost but eventually finding my way to get my bib and race shirt, before literally reading every word that was written about what to do on the morning of the race.

After running the race, however, I realized there were quite a few things that they didn’t tell me about making the most of out of the WDW Marathon Weekend and some of what they did say was complete BS.

I’m taking this year’s WDW Marathon Weekend off, but having run either the full or the half in each of the past 4 years, I’ve got a pretty good handle on what one needs to do in order to successfully navigate the expo, get to the starting line, finish the race, and enjoy the parks afterward.

If you’re running any of the WDW Marathon Weekend races this year, I hope this helps and that you have a great race.

And if you’re running the full on Sunday, there’s a pretty good chance I’ll be watching outside of the Studios. Look for the beard and make sure to say hi!


A Wine and Dine Chat

The Wine and Dine Half Marathon is coming up quick, and I for one, am super excited that the race will be here in just a few more weeks!

This race is easily my favorite runDisney event that I’ve run, and I look forward to the race every year. I’ve run the race every year that it has been in existence, and I’m looking forward to making it a perfect 5 for 5 this year.

Wine and Dine, Wine & Dine

Looking Forward to Another Wine and Dine Half!

What Makes the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Special

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Diz Runs With… John Noblin


On todays show, I’m joining John Noblin, the race director for the Mississippi Blues Marathon, for a few easy miles to talk about running in and around Jackson, Mississippi.

Mississippi Blues Marathon

We talk a lot about the Mississippi Blues Marathon, obviously, but we also touched on many of John’s experiences as a runner and how the race came into existence. Here are a few of the highlights: Read more

A Running Coach Without the Title

Does a running coach NEED to be RRCA certified?

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This is a question I’ve been kicking around in my head for some time now.

As I’m now taking on clients as a running coach and creating training plans for runners of all race distances, I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not I should pursue RRCA certification as a coach.

I don’t think I am going to. Read more