3:30 am came very early the next morning. The 5K race starts at 6:00 am, which is 30 minutes later than the other 3 race mornings. Therefore, I needed to be in my corral around 5:30 am. So between getting ready and driving over to the Epcot parking lot (it’s about 10-15 minutes away tops) and walking from the parking lot to the race area, I knew I would need to be up and ready to go by 4:15.
I ended up getting over to the race area quite a bit earlier than I expected. I mainly just listened to some music and tried to stay warm. It was about 58 degrees that morning, so not super cold but with the breeze, it was a little chilly. I headed over to my corral around 5:30, which was A for the 5K and 10K, and got ready to go!
The goal for the 5K was to run at my normal pace if not a little faster. I mainly wanted to get this one over with because I knew I still had 3 more races/early mornings to go.
I ended up keeping about a 9 minute per mile pace, which is slightly better than I normally run this distance. (I’m by no stretch a fast runner.) I finished (according to my watch) in around 28 minutes, which I was very pleased with. I picked up my 5K medal, water/Powerade and runner’s box and I was on my way.
The plan for the rest of the day was to hit up 2 Disney Parks. We figured between the 5K today and the 10K tomorrow, this was the best day to do multiple parks since the running distance wasn’t very long. We hit up Hollywood Studios that morning. While they are changing up quite a bit of the park, we still love the rides there. We hit up several of our favorites, including Toy Story Mania and Tower of Terror.
That afternoon, we made our way over to Epcot for several hours. We rode a few more rides and spent quite a bit of time walking around the different countries. The weather again was beautiful and sunny. Epcot is definitely my 2nd favorite of the 4 parks at WDW.
We grabbed another early dinner as I was definitely more tired today after my first early morning. With the 10K the following morning and Rachel running with me, we both hit the bed pretty early that night. 3.1 miles down, 45.5 miles to go!