Reasons I Am Race Ready – 2018 Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k (Minneapolis) race as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

I can honestly say that I haven’t put in the best training cycle for the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k, but there are a few things I have done that could help lead to a great race day:

  • I ran a 10 mile race on pretty much the exact same course a few weeks ago (only difference being the first 3/4 of a mile). It is now fresh in my head where the hills are (the uphill to be prepared for, and the downhill to make up some time). It is also fresh in my head how I felt running that distance in a race situation.
  • It’s been a cold long winter here in Minnesota, so I have had my fair share of running in cold weather. I know I can handle a cold race, and if by chance the weather cooperates and is a little warmer on race day, all the better to aid in that PR!!
  • I have been practicing eating my chocolate due to Easter which will help when I get to the post-race festivities!! In all seriousness I am not that much of a sweets guy, but every once in a while I do love my chocolate, and we have had plenty of it hanging around at our house over the last few weeks. This definitely won’t help any in my actual race, but will help remind me of what I am in store for once I cross the finish line (all the chocolate)!!
  • One more thing, even if I don’t PR, I know that there are free race photos from this race, so I will be sure to be giving my best PR face when I see the photographers (a picture is worth a thousand words right)!

Bring on the swag, medals, chocolate, free photos, Nuun at the aid stations on course, and chip timed race!! 

Is anyone else running this race on April 14th? I hope to see you there!! If you are still on the bubble, there is still time to register. Head over to the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k (Minneapolis) website and use the code ‘BRHCMINN18‘ to score a BONUS Hot Chocolate branded cap!


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