1. If for some reason it wasn't clear from my race reports, I would highly recommend everyone do the Goofy Challenge. Disney runs an extremely organized race and the on course entertainment was second to none. I can't imagine doing it as a race though, I definitely think it is far better as a running experience. That being said, I don't see myself signing up for any more Disney races in the future or heading back there year after year (from the number of people I saw in race shirts from previous years, the Disney races have a loyal following). So far I've avoided repeating marathons because I feel like if I'm going to run that far I'd like to have some different scenery. I can only imagine that the experience at Disney would be similar year after year. And since I wouldn't be trying to improve on a time, I don't know that I want to repeat that (somewhat pricey) experience.
2. Right now I am just about halfway through my self imposed run break. After jumping straight into Goofy training after the Philly marathon, I knew that I needed to give my legs some time off. I actually felt surprisingly good in the few days after Goofy, but I'm sticking with the plan because I know it's the smart thing to do. I'm already looking forward to getting back to running, so that can only be a good thing. In the meantime I'll be pool running, elliptical-ing and doing lots of laps to get myself ready for a fast swim leg at Kinetic.
3. I realized last night that with the addition of the Newtons to the rotation, I will have a lot of shoes to choose from when I go back to running.