Race Week – Testing My 5k Speed Before Winter

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Turkey Day 5k (Minneapolis) 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!

I have heard a lot of people say that your speed is made in the Winter for your races in the Spring. I am planning on following that advice by putting in a winter of solid workouts (both indoors on the treadmill, and outdoors either in the elements or at the turf track in a sports dome by my house). In order for me to see if I made solid strides this Winter, I need a race to have a baseline to compare against when Spring roles around…hence, the Lifetime Turkey Day 5k on Thanksgiving Day (November 22, 2018 in Minneapolis Minnesota).

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Month of Training

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Torchlight 5k 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!

So I signed up and am running the Torchlight 5k which takes place this Wednesday, July 18, 2018, and you may be asking how my training has been going? Well, let’s just say it hasn’t been ideal, and I am happy this is only a 5k and not a half or full marathon distance!! Continue reading “Month of Training”

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 BibRave.com 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: Continue reading “Reasons I Am Race Ready – 2018 Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k”

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”

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”

Training Made ‘Social’

It seems like all winter I am ‘in between races’ and then when summer comes around I need to sign up for a race to get me back in shape. This year was no different. By the time the new year hit I was already signed up for two half marathons for the upcoming summer (Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth MN in June, and the Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon in Vancouver BC Canada in August). My training for the first half marathon started in mid-February. This time I decided to do something CRAZY…I decided to actually train for this race!! Continue reading “Training Made ‘Social’”