Trio of Turtle Medals!
I ran my very first Challenge on Saturday at the St. Pete Beach Classic Waste Connections, Inc. Duo. (That's a mouthful of miles!)
It was better than I expected. The 10K race began at 7:00 am, followed by the 5K race at 9:00 am. Both races were on out and back courses in the town of St. Pete Beach, Florida.
I'll have a full race recap soon. In the meantime, take a peek at this trio of turtles.
This fun race challenge came at the perfect time. I used it as my long run in my #RunSarasota half marathon training plan. I maintained a consistent pace in both races, and am thrilled with the results. I love when I can get full support (and medals) during a training run! Thanks #SPBClassic for another great event!
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You Can Still Save $5 on Any Best Damn Race in Orlando and NOLA!
If you aren't running in Safety Harbor, how about running in the Orlando races on March 3, or New Orleans on March 25?
You can still use “ThisOldRunner” on these two races until two weeks before the events. Register today at: BestDamnRace. com
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We have a winner! Watch the spinning wheel random picker to see who won a FREE race entry for the #BestDamnRace in Safety Harbor on Feb. 3, 2018!
Note: If you retweeted or tagged a friend, you received an extra entry. You’ll see your name on the wheel more than once.
Congratulations to our winner @BarbieSoAwesome! I will message your free race code to you.
Thanks so much to @arunningbookworm, @osaurus.tampa, @jenzenator, @Ashley.marie.r, @candyl_dellene, @the_runningmermaid, @TracyGuida for entering!
Discount Code for Any Best Damn Race
If you didn’t win or didn’t get to enter, please use my discount code: “ThisOldRunner" to Save $5 on any Best Damn Race in Safety Harbor, Orlando or New Orleans (www.BestDamnRace.com)
I’ll have another race giveaway in a couple of weeks. It’s for a unique 5K in Orlando called the Quack Attack on Poverty 5K on Sat. Feb. 17 at Baldwin Park in Orlando, FL. You can read up on it here at www.quackattack.org.
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We see you over there working on your New Year's fitness resolutions! How about a race goal to keep you motivated?
Okay? Okay! We have the perfect giveaway for you.
Enter to Win a Free 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon at the #BestDamnRace in Safety Harbor, FL on February 3, 2018
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Here's all you have to do to win a FREE race entry to a Best Damn Race in Safety Harbor on February 3, 2018!
Hurry! —> Contest runs until 4 pm Thurs. Jan. 11th.
We’ll announce the winner on Friday at 6 pm.
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Good Luck, Everyone!
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Set Your 2018 Running Goals
If you're like me, you spent time over the holidays researching upcoming races. (Look for my links to race discounts at the end of this post.)
I'm using a beautiful BELIEVE training journal I received as a gift to stay on track with my running. I can plan upcoming races and record my efforts all in one place.
After filling in the pages, I set my personal running goals for 2018. Here they are:
Run Two Challenge Races
1. St Pete Beach Classic Duo Challenge 10K + 5K on January 13, 2018.
2. Best Damn Race Safety Harbor Challenge 10K + 5K on February 3, 2018.
As you can see, the Challenges are early in the year. I feel ready, but I've never run two races in one day.
My plan is to use the St. Pete Beach Classic as a baseline, then look for improvement at the Best Damn Race Challenge. We'll see what happens!
Run a Personal Best in Two Half Marathons
I have three race options for my new half marathon personal records.
Okay, my goals are set. Now I have to get out there and run, run, and race!
I'm excited about the year ahead, and hope you are too.
Get All the Race Discount Codes!
If you want to fill out your race calendar, take a look at all my Race Discount Codes and Bib Rave Pro Discount Codes.
Check back often — I update both here and on Google+ all the time.
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