Teal Running to #TurnTampaBayTeal
Apr21

Teal Running to #TurnTampaBayTeal

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and Tampa Bay is turning teal to raise awareness about sexual violence and to raise funds to support Take Back the Night (TBTN). #TurnTampaBayTeal #TBTN2013 Read #TurnTampaBayTeal for SAAM for more details on Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), Take Back the Night, and the #TurnTampaBayTeal campaign. Several teal-themed, donation-based events have been popping up throughout the Tampa...

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Gasparilla Distance Classic 2013 – Michelob Ultra Challenge Day 2
Mar05

Gasparilla Distance Classic 2013 – Michelob Ultra Challenge Day 2

<<< Read Gasparilla Distance Classic 2013 – Michelob Ultra Challenge Day 1 Gasparilla Race Day 2 The Half Marathon (13.1 miles) 3:30 AM wake-up call to begin the half marathon at 6:00 AM. Although we were sore and tired, we still tried to stay upbeat! When we initially planned our half marathon pace, we anticipated maintaining 11:30 min/mile, which was about 1:30-2:00 min/mi slower than we would normally run 13.1 miles....

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Gasparilla Distance Classic 2013 – Michelob Ultra Challenge Day 1
Feb26

Gasparilla Distance Classic 2013 – Michelob Ultra Challenge Day 1

When Eric and I learned about the Gasparilla Michelob Ultra Challenge two years ago, we agreed that the people who run those races are crazy. After all, who wants to run a 15K, 5K, Half Marathon, and 8K in two days? Not only did they have to run that far, but they had to finish the 15K and Half Marathon fast enough to return to the start line in time to begin the 5K and 8K, respectively. A few months ago, when Eric suggested that we...

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Gasparilla Distance Classic 2013 – Best and Worst
Feb25

Gasparilla Distance Classic 2013 – Best and Worst

For the first time ever, we registered for the Michelob Ultra Challenge of the Gasparilla Distance Classic. That’s four events over two days, for a total of 30.1 miles. Saturday: 15K (9.3 miles) 5K (3.1 miles) Sunday: Half Marathon (13.1 miles) 5K + 3K (4.97 miles) What were we thinking? Not sure. In 2011, the 5K + 3K was our first Gasparilla event and our longest race distance at the time. Last year, we bumped up the Gasparilla...

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2nd Annual Rock n Roll St Pete Half Marathon Race Recap
Feb10

2nd Annual Rock n Roll St Pete Half Marathon Race Recap

What a fun experience! This year’s Rock n Roll St. Pete Half Marathon was our second half marathon to date. It was also our second Rock n Roll event and it did not disappoint. We began the race at Tropicana Field in Corral 5. Each wave of the start line was sent off without a hitch and the first few miles felt comfortable. Pacing myself is always more difficult in a crowd of thousands, but I felt like I could maintain it for...

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Warrior Dash 2013 Central Florida Race Recap
Feb04

Warrior Dash 2013 Central Florida Race Recap

Yes, I’ve been slacking on the race updates. Eventually, I will catch you up on last year’s half marathon and triathlon. In other news, we completed our fourth Warrior Dash on Saturday, February 2nd. To get you caught up, previous Warrior Dash blog posts can be found at: –2011 Central Florida Warrior Dash –2012 Central Florida Warrior Dash –2012 North Florida Warrior Dash Within the first two miles of the...

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