2018 Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k (Minneapolis) – 5 Reasons To Run

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 BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

It’s that time of the year again. Winter is slowly winding down (and in Minnesota I do mean very slow) and I started to look at what races I may want to run this year. As I looked back over what I ran last year, and what I may want to run this year, I kept thinking about the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k and how I know I can improve upon my performance from the previous year. Right off the bat, in 2017 I had never run a 15k before, so no experience at that distance, and it was raining during the entire race (think wet socks and wet shoes). So needless to say, I think with my added experience going into 2018, I could improve upon my performance from 2017. With that being said, here are my top 5 reasons why I wanted to sign up and run the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k on April 14, 2018, and why you may want to as well:  Continue reading “2018 Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k (Minneapolis) – 5 Reasons To Run”


Training and Race Schedule – Spring 2017

As we are heading into Spring, and racing season is finally creeping into view for me, I thought I would provide a quick update on how my training is going and what races I have coming up. Continue reading “Training and Race Schedule – Spring 2017”

The Right Race at the Right Time

Disclaimer: I will be running the Madison Half Marathon for BibRave as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”

Who signs up for another race while tapering for their current marathon? In the same breathe, who looks for a race that is one month after their current race? These were things I was asking myself as I was clicking the register button on my computer for the Madison Half Marathon that takes place on November 13, 2016. My current marathon (Twin Cities Marathon) takes place on October 9, 2016. Continue reading “The Right Race at the Right Time”

Running Etiquette

So I was out on my run over lunch the other day and was doing interval training (6 sets of repeats). This consisted of shorter distances at a faster pace followed by a short recovery time. In this case the faster pace was 7:00/miles for a half mile and then a recover time of 2:00 minutes. During my recovery time I usually walk so I can catch my breath, and have a chance of completing the next interval! Then I work fast to get back to the faster speed as quickly as possible once the next interval begins. Now that you understand the workout I was doing I want to fill you in on a running situation I encountered (or more precisely that I created). Continue reading “Running Etiquette”