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Fun Race Locations

by Meghann on April 3, 2012

Ow. I went up in weights with yesterday’s NOLFW workout and I could definitely feel it this morning. My arms and chest were sore when i woke up, but not in a bad way, in a I-can-still-feel-yesterday’s-burn-and-it-hurts-so-good sorta way. ;)

The sore arms and chest didn’t detract from my run. I ran a 6 mile tempo around the block and tried to keep my tempo miles under 8:00 min/mi. Once again, my last tempo mile was my fastest by a good 10 seconds. I think it’s because, by that point, I know it’s my last mile and I just want to get it over with as quickly as possible.

Breakfast

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When ever bread (think sliced bead, pitas, english muffins, etc) are BOGO at Publix I always stock up. I sit one package of bread on the counter to eat right away and I put the other in the freezer for another time. This morning I pulled a package of whole wheat muffins out of the freezer that were a part of a BOGO deal a few weeks ago. I let them thaw on the counter while I was on my run, then toasted one when I returned. I topped the english muffin with almond butter, fig jam, and Kashi Go Lean Crisp cereal.

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With my english muffin, I had an orange drizzled with almond butter and sprinkled with walnuts (Yum!).

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Orange + nut butter = winning combination ;)

Heather (Running with Sass) had a cute post up today about the Castaway Cay 5k she ran on her Disney Cruise last week.

I guess one of the excursions available through the cruise line is a RunDisney 5k on Castaway Cay. For a small fee, (edited to add: the 5k is FREE!) cruisers are issued a bib and have the opportunity to run the 5k course on the island before most other guests are allowed off the ship. It’s a pre-marked course, complete with water stations, and all finishers earn a special 5k finisher’s medal at the end.

I’ve been on plenty of cruises before, but never one that has offered a 5k race on their private island. What a great idea to encourage cruisers to stay active and moving on their cruise! I would say “Sign me up!” I hope other cruise lines start adapting similar races in the future. :)

What has been the most unique location you’ve run a race at?

I ran a 5k at Kennedy Space Center a couple of years ago that was pretty fun . Also, the WTC Run to Freedom 5k in NYC where we had to take a ferry to Governor’s Island was different since I never had to take a ferry to a start line before. :)

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