• My Favorite Road Race Ever

    July 9, 2013

    Hi, friends! Good morning and happy Tuesday!

    My day started bright and early with a long walk with my favorite pug.

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    It’s been so hot and humid here lately, I’ve cut a lot of our walks short. Even in the early morning and late afternoon, it’s still too hot for squishy-faced pugs. Murphy is always panting like crazy, and, obviously, I don’t want him to overheat, so I let him do his business and then we come straight home.

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    This morning, however, it was quite a bit cooler (it rained last night), so we went for an extra long walk together. Murphy had a great time sniffing (and peeing) on everything. I guess he needed to get back on track with leaving Post-It notes around the neighborhood after slacking off during the heat wave.

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    After our walk, I headed out for a run. I’ve slowly built up my mileage a little bit every week, so I’m finally running 5 miles at a pretty good pace without much walking. I actually stopped twice to walk today, but I only allowed myself to rest for 5-10 seconds. The heat and humidity totally zaps my energy, especially on hills, and my run was pretty hilly today. I always feel like garbage when I run up hills when it’s hot outside. Oh, summer running, I both love and hate you.

    Speaking of summer running, I’m now registered for two road races: End of Summer Classic (5 miles) and the Falmouth Road Race (7 miles).

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    I’ve debated registering for the End of Summer Classic for several weeks now, but I finally bit the bullet the other day. I’ve been running consistently and feel like I am starting to get back into the swing of things, so, hopefully, by the end of the summer, I’ll be faster and stronger, so I can crush those 5 miles!

    I’m also registered for the Falmouth Road Race. My friends at City Sports offered me a bib, and I just couldn’t turn it down. The Falmouth Road Race is easily my favorite road race of all time. (Here’s my review.) It’s an absolutely gorgeous course along the ocean on Cape Cod, and it’s a frickin’ party for the entire 7 miles. There’s so much crowd support and everyone is having such a great time. I’ve only run Falmouth a couple of times, but it’s still my favorite race ever. I am pumped to run it again this summer!

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    Question of the Day

    What’s your #1 favorite road race ever?

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    Alex July 14, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Hi Tina!

    I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for providing great workouts and recipes. I had two questions for you. What is that name of that “belt” that you carry your iPhone in when you run? I’m sure you’ve mentioned it before, and I’ve gone back to old posts to try and find it, but I haven’t had any luck. Also, how do you make those great charts for your treadmill workouts that you can pin? Thanks in advance!

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    Tina July 14, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I either use my Spibelt or Flip Belt for runs.

    To make the treadmill workouts, I use Excel and then take a screenshot with Jing.

    Hope this helps!

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    christi July 16, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I don’t do many races but my absolute favorite is the Finish at the Fifty 5K at Gillette Stadium. The course loops around and through the stadium and finishes on the 50 yard line. It is by far the hardest and biggest race I’ve done but it is really fun.

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