Use My Code: "BRBundle" for $55 OFF This Beautiful Bundle of Goodness for Runners!
Disclaimer: I received AfterShokz TrekzAir to review as part of being a BibRave Pro.Learn more about becominga BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!
Here's Everything You Get:
AfterShokz Trekz Air! Pick Canyon Red, Midnight Blue, Slate Grey or Forest Green!
These light-weight bone-conducting headphones let you run around town with your ears wide open while you listen to your favorite music or podcast. They're incredibly comfy, and the sound is excellent! ($179.95 when purchased alone.)
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Now that you know all the good stuff you'll get, visit http://bibrave.aftershokz.com/ to order your bundle! Don't forget to use the code: BRBundle to SAVE $55!
You can order your Trekz Air headphones in another color, but I have to admit I love my Canyon Red ones! When you take $55 off the bundle price of $204.95 you get EVERYTHING for less than the cost of a pair Trekz Air headphones!
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Back in January I set my running goals for 2018. Basically, I wanted to complete two Challenge Races, and improve my personal best time in two half marathons. Here's what's happened so far:
Goal One: 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.
Met My Goal! St Pete Beach Classic Challenge
I loved running these two challenges. The St Pete Beach Classic Duo Challenge was the first time I ever ran two races in one day. I enjoyed it so much, I'm going to do it again in 2019. The weather was crisp and cool. The course was flat. And they gave me adorable turtle medals each time I crossed the finish line.
The St Pete Beach Classic Duo Challenge was the first time I ever ran two races in one day. I enjoyed it so much, I'm going to do it again in 2019. The weather was crisp and cool. The course was flat. And they gave me these adorable turtle medals when I crossed the finish line. I was pleased with my pace which was 11:03 for the 10K, and 11:00 for the 5K. I came in 3rd in my age group, which made me very happy.
Met My Goal! Best Damn Race Challenge
A month after the SPB Classic, I ran the Best Damn Race Challenge in Safety Harbor. This course wasn't as flat as SPB, but it was just as much fun!
The rolling hills and chatting with friends distracted me a bit during the 10K. My pace for the 10K was 11:18, and the 5K was 11:32. Those times were a bit slower than January, but made me happy. I really enjoyed the thrill of two races in one day. It felt very different than running a 15K as a single race.
The Best Damn Race also has excellent medals. Check out my haul below.
I'll be back in Safety Harbor for the Best Damn Race on February 2, 2019. I haven't decided if I'll repeat the Challenge, or run the Half Marathon. The half course takes runners through Philippe Park, which appeals to me.
Want to run a Best Damn Race? Use my code: THISOLDRUNNER to save $5 on ANY Best Damn Race race in ANY city! Use it for as many events as you like. 2019 races are in Jacksonville, Safety Harbor, Savannah, Orlando, and New Orleans!
Goal Two: Run a PB in Two Half Marathons
Uh oh. Pressure's on for this goal! It's July, and I'm not there yet.
Missed PB: First Watch Sarasota Half
I loved my First Watch Sarasota Half on March 18, 2018. But, I did NOT run a Personal Best (PB) pace. Instead, I matched one of my previous times for the same course. It was a hot, humid sweat fest on race day. Humidity was 100%! So, I wasn't surprised.
I'll try to redeem myself at the 2019 First Watch Half. It's fun to run the First Watch Half no matter what pace. If you haven't tried it, give it a go. The location and race management are top notch.
Now, with less than half a year left, I need to buckle down so I can PR in my two upcoming half marathons. I originally thought my halfs would be in October and November. But, due to travel and schedule changes I'll be running both half marathons in December.
To Do: Race The Bay Half Marathon
I was invited to run the Inaugural Race the Bay Half Marathon in Hudson, FL on Sunday, December 2nd. I'm very excited because I love running in new places, and getting in on the inaugural year!
This course is pretty flat, and December is a good time to run. I'm hopeful I can improve on my Half Marathon time. The race begins and ends at SunWest Park.
I'll be scouting the course soon so I can post photos and info here. If you're interested in running, use my code: THISOLDRUNNER to SAVE $10 Off the Half or 5K. You can register for Race the Bay here. This discount code doesn't have an expiration date, but there are price increases. Use it early to save yourself the most money.
To Do: Bradenton Conquistador Half
Bradenton Conquistador Half Marathon was originally going to be in mid-October, but the race moved to Saturday, December 15th. This is the third year for this event. All the proceeds go to charity. And, there's a good chance there will be some Conquistadors on hand.
I've never run this race and want to give it a try. The new date means it's a couple of weeks after Race the Bay. I think that's a good thing. I'll be fully trained and ready to run. We'll see what happens!
See You at the Starting Line!
You can find more race discount codes for Rock n Roll Races, Hot Chocolate Races, and lots more events across the country on my Race Discounts page.
I hope you'll use as many of my discount codes as you can. Feel free to share them with your running friends. It's always good to save money on races!
Let me know if we're running any of the same events. You can find me on Twitter and Instagram @ThisOldRunner.
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Bonus Sunglasses at Pumpkins in the Park 5K
When you register for the @RamRacing Pumpkins in the Park 5K with the code: "BRPUMPKINS" you'll score the bonus sunglasses shown below.
Disclaimer: I’m promotion the Pumpkins in the Park 5K and Hot Chocolate 15K 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!
A Costume Idea for All Ages
You'll get your bonus sunglasses at packet pickup. Why not use them as part of your costume? Here's a suggestion that works for runners of all ages — 3 Blind Mice! Remember, Pumpkins in the Park has a costume contest each year.
The Clif Kids Spooky Sprints for kids 12 and under is at 2:30 pm. The 5K follows at 4:00 pm.
Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K Bonus Phone Holder
The zip-front jackets are burgundy and black this year. The fully-supported 5K and 15K races offer hydration and more chocolate on course.
Every 5K and 15K finishers receives a custom cup filled with hot chocolate, fondue and dippable goodies at the finish! All participants get the zip-front jacket and post-race party. Only the 15K finishers receive the city-specific Tampa medal.
Get Bonus Hot Chocolate SWAG with Code
When you register for the Tampa Hot Chocolate 5K or 15K use code “TAMPAKAREN18” to score the BONUS armband phone holder shown above. You'll get it at packet pickup! This is the 3rd year for the Tampa race. If you've run each year, you're eligible for Legacy perks.
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Here’s the view from the Race Hawk 5K on Madeira Beach Friday night, July 6th. It was a mellow beachy 🏖 mood. This was the second race in the 5K Sunset Series.
When I scouted the beach an hour before the race it was FULL of vacationers at the shore for the July 4th holiday. I wondered if there was room for a race. Yet, by start time, there was space for runners and beachgoers.
It's always fun to run on the beach because of the onlookers. Last night was funny. Some spectators yelled, "Water! Water here!" then held out beer cans as we ran past. Others shouted sincere encouragement from their beach chairs.
The race began at 7 pm. It was hot (86º), humid (63%), and fun! 😎 Isn’t everything better at the beach? I love running next to the water!
I fueled pre-race with a NuGo Nutrition Egg White Bar in Peanut Butter. 🥜 I love the protein boost before a run. While I didn't run a fast race (hello, Summer Break), I really enjoyed my beach run! 😍🏃♀️
FYI, you can get a 15% discount on egg white bars with code: BIBRAVE at www.NuGoNutrition.com until August 3, 2018.
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Probably not. These beautiful new kicks arrived just in time for my next training cycle! They're Under Armour HOVR Sonics in Graphite.
Disclaimer: I’m reviewing UA HOVR Sonics 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!
UA HOVR Sonics First Impressions During a Walkabout
I wore my new HOVR Sonics around the house for a day as a first look. They're very light weight. The heel of the shoe has extra support, but the part that touches my ankle is flexible and soft.
I love that the tongue is attached to the footbed with super stretchy wings. I noticed right away that the tongue didn't move to the left or right. I like that a lot.
The shoe has tons of ventilation. The mesh upper looks like it will perform well in the Florida heat.
Check Back for a Full Review
I'm so excited to run in these. I'll let you know how they look, feel, and perform after I put some Summer miles on them! Check back at the end of July for my full review.
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Register Now for the Best Prices
Register now for the Best Damn Race in Safety Harbor on Feb. 2, 2019. The earlier you register, the better the price! Save $5 more when you use my code: “ThisOldRunner” on ANY Best Damn Race distance. (Code expires 1/12/19)
Best Damn Race Safety Harbor has 4 races:
Disclaimer: I’m a race ambassador for the Best Damn Race series.
Registration is Open for All 2019 BDR Events!
SAVE $5 on ANY Race in ANY City with my Code: ThisOldRunner (no spaces; not case sensitive). Here's the 2019 schedule:
Best Damn Race Jacksonville
Use “THISOLDRUNNER” to SAVE $5 on the Half, 10K, and 5K.
Code expires 12/31/18. Florida is beautiful in January! #BDRJax
Best Damn Race Safety Harbor
Safety Harbor, FL (Tampa Bay Area)
Use “THISOLDRUNNER” to SAVE $5 on the Half, 10K, 5K and Challenge.
Code expires 1/12/19. #BDRSafetyHarbor
Best Damn Race Savannah
It's the Inaugural year for #BDRSavannah Half and 5K! My discount code is now available! Use "ThisOldRunner" to SAVE $5 on any race!
Code expires 1/13/19.
Best Damn Race Orlando
Use “THISOLDRUNNER” to SAVE $5 on the Half, 10K, 5K and Challenge.
Code expires 2/9/19. #BDROrlando
Best Damn Race New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Use “THISOLDRUNNER” to SAVE $5 on the Half, and 5K.
Code expires 3/3/19. #BDRNOLA
Register Early and Use My Code for the Best Price on Any Best Damn Race!
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Disclaimer: I’m promoting Big Foot Tri & Trail Run 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!
Register for the 2019 Bigfoot Tri and Trail During Early Bird Pricing!
Track YOUR Bigfoot progress by signing up for next year’s #BigfootTri and #BigfootTrail races. Register by July 22 for the best early bird pricing!
Next year the 5K and 10K Trail races are on Saturday, June 22; the Tri is Sunday, June 23, 2019. Register at Bigfoottriathlon.com.
Take a look below for a schedule of price increases on the Olympic Tri, Olympic Relay, Sprint Tri, Sprint Relay, 5K Trail Run and 10K Trail Run for 2019.
Another great perk at RamRacing events is the free photos. Visit EnMotive.com to find your action shots!
Connect Your Results to Your Athlinks Profile
Don't forget that in a couple of weeks the official results will be available on Athlinks.com. Once results are verified, you can add them to your #Athlinks profile.
I really like how Athlinks let’s me track my results in one place online. It's a great way to compare and contrast your racing events year to year.
Check Back For Bonus SWAG and Discounts!
That's a wrap for the #BigfootTri and #BigfootTrail races for 2018. Don't forget to register before July 22 if you want the best price for next year.
Check my race discounts and gear brand discounts pages for deals on more races and stuff athletes love! There are new races and brands every couple of weeks!
Happy racing, everyone!
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