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
Only 48 Hours to Enter on Twitter or Instagram!
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.
Learn all about the race here: Best Damn Race
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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FYI: Register By Midnight 12/31/17 to Save $5!
Jax is a great race to kick off the New Year! 🎉👍🏅
The West Florida Y Runners Club will host another Discover Caladesi Island race event Saturday, February 17, 2018.
I ran the last one in December 2016 and absolutely loved it. The scenery is beautiful, and the sand and trails were a true challenge.
The 2018 handmade medals by Mollydots are charming and unique. (See photo.)
This year's race falls in the middle of half marathon season — making it a great goal race or training run.
This is an out and back course. It starts at PIER 60 along Clearwater Beach. Runners go north to Caladesi Island State Park by beach, through the trails on Caladesi Island then return along the beach to PIER 60.
Race start is 7:30 AM (rain or shine).
Cost is $35.
WFYRC member discount available.
The 5K beach course starts at Pier 60 and heads north along Clearwater Beach for 1.55 miles to the aid station. Runners turn around, and run back along the beach to finish at to Pier 60.
Race start is 7:30 AM (rain or shine).
Cost is $20.
WFYRC member discount available.
Packet Pick Up
Race day only starting at 6 AM at Clearwater Beach Pier 60 Park.
This is where you'll find me writing instead of running.
2015 Fort DeSoto 15K
2015 Honeymoon Half
2015 Weedon Trail 8K
2016 Bradenton Half
2016 Cocoa Bch Half
2016 Ft Desoto 15k
2016 Hot Chocolate 15K
2016 Jingle Bell Run 4k
2016 One Step Closer 10K
2016 Ronnie's Run 10K
2016 SPB Classic
2016 Tampa Flavor Run
2016 Weedon Trail 8K
2017 BDR Leftover 5k
2017 Bolt Run 5K/5Mi
2017 #Earthathon Relay
2017 First Watch Half
2017 FL Beach Halfathon
2017 Heroes 5k/10K
2017 Hot Chocolate 15K
2017 Kettle Krush 5K
2017 May Day Race 10K
2017 Race For Cupcake
2017 Robinson Preserve
2017 Run For All Children
2017 RunRunSanta Races
2017 Sarasota Music Half
2017 Sept Races
2017 St Pete Beach Classic
2017 St Pete Grand Prix
2017 St Pete Run Fest
2017 Sunset 5K Series
2017 TPA5K On Runway
2018 Best Damn Race
2018 Best Damn Races
2018 Caladesi Island Run
2018 Conquistador Half
2018 First Watch Sarasota
2018 Race Plans
2018 SP Beach Classic
2018 St Pete Run Fest
Bib Rave Pro
Cupid's Undie Run
Food Themed Races
Frugal Fitness Hacks
How To Run In Hot Weather
Running In The Rain
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