As Thanksgiving approaches, I'm wrapping up my Gatorade Endurance Running Journey. It's the perfect time to say THANKS to Gatorade. They made sure I had enough fuel to train and race for four months!
Fueling in Florida
In August, I got the chance to stock up on Gatorade Endurance as I pursued my Fall race goals. This was a thrill for me since I love the Endurance formula.
I live in hot and humid Florida, so hydration is serious business. Extra electrolytes and carbs are vital, especially on long runs. Ignore them and it's easy to dehydrate and bonk.
Another important factor is finding the right fuel for your body. After trying Gatorade Endurance last year, it became my primary fuel. It goes down easy, and never upsets my stomach.
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I also choose Gatorade Endurance because of consistency and taste. The easy-to-swallow gels come in Blackberry, Apple-Pear, Mango, and Vanilla. Yum!
During a long run, I NEED something fluid and subtle like the GE gels. Sweet, sticky gels don't work when I'm running and breathing hard. They're messy and hard to get down.
The same goes for fluids. I can't digest too much sweetness. The GE thirst quencher powders are light and refreshing. I can measure out the powder to suit my taste.
I pour some in a bottle, add water, and shake, shake, shake my way out the door.
Winter Racing and New Goals
My Fall half marathons didn't play out to plan, so I'll keep pursuing my goal of a new PR. It's gonna happen, I just know it! I have a 15K, 10K, and half marathons scheduled.
I live in Florida, so Winter is my favorite running season. While I like the challenge of running in heat and humidy, I LOVE how it feels to run in chilly temps. BTW, chilly means 50s to a Florida weather whimp like me!
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Make it a Paris Racecation in 2020
How does a visit to Paris in the Spring sound? Fantastic, right?
I entered the sweepstakes, and you can, too!
The winner (and a friend) get to race through the City of Lights with 50,000 international runners at the Paris Marathon. The marathon is April 5, 2020, so you have time to train.
Check out the slideshow, then enter at the Runderwear website. Keep reading to see everything that comes in the prize package.
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The Winner Gets More Than a Race Entry
Enter the TeamRunderwear Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to the Paris Marathon on April 5, 2020!
If you win, you and a friend each receive:
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Make plans now to spend a warm Winter racecation weekend in Key West. The average Key West temperature in January is high of 74 degrees and a low of 64 degrees. That's perfect racing weather.
The Key West Half and 5K are one-of-a-kind races in a one-of-a-kind place.
Run next to the Atlantic Ocean at sunrise, then race around the island to enjoy the Southernmost Point, Hemingway House and Museum, Mallory Square, and Duval Street. Welcome to the Conch Republic!
Check Out the Race Shirts and Half Medal
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SAVE 20% on the Key West Half Marathon
Register for the Key West Half and 5K before midnight on November 30 to avoid the next price increase. Use my code: BIBRAVE20 to get 20% OFF the half marathon.
Feel free to share with your running buddies! If you want to run, but can't make it to Key West in person, consider the virtual races.
Have you ever run the Hot Chocolate 15K or 5K? It's a race series that travels across the continent rewarding racers with a fun theme and lots of chocolate. They serve some of the creamiest hot chocolate I've tasted.
This year the race returns to Tampa on December 15. Keep reading to see the swag and while you're here, grab my discount code to SAVE $5 Off your TAMPA registration.
SAVE $5 or Score a Hat with Discount Codes
I just got this code that gives you $5 off your registration: DHARATKFBO (case sensitive).
Try to use it before the prices for both races go up on December 1st!
This discount code only works for the TAMPA races. If you want an extra perk for another city, use the city-specific codes on my race discounts page. That code gets you a HC15K/5K running hat.
If you're in Tampa and want a running hat instead of $5 off, use code BRHCTAMPA19.
Check Out the HC15K / 5K Swag and Bling
Chocolate On Course and at the Finish Line
Enjoy a Festive Run Along Bayshore Boulevard
Check out my favorite photo from last year: Olaf Racers! There were lots of runners dressed up in holiday gear. The race course takes you all along Bayshore Boulevard with views of Tampa Bay and beautiful homes decorated for the season. This race always puts me in a holiday mood.
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