Turkey Trotting

There is no Thanksgiving tradition I enjoy more than a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. Our local one in Charleston is a fun 5K in historic downtown, that brings all the locals and tourists out. However, we usually travel for the holiday, typically to Nashville where they have an amazing 5 mile race called the Boulevard Bolt. This year, we found ourselves in St. Louis that hosts another great 5 mile run in beautiful Forest Park.

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Multi-Race Challenge Events

Darn you runDisney!  Not only do you make your events so much fun with amazing bling, but you introduced me to the multi-race challenges.  Now, if a challenge is offered, I must accept!

My first Multi-Race Weekend was Goofy 2010 with Siobhan.IMG_7236  The race had sold out, then more spots opened so we jumped in. We took the half slow, but I still was hurting by the end of the marathon.  Luckily, after that, Disney started doing 10K and 1/2 Marathon Challenges which I prefer.  I typically like to race the 10K on the first day (and earn my corral for the Cooper River Bridge Run), then slow down and enjoy the 1/2.

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The Long Haul

Brian Fancher Photography

Brian Fancher Photography

Long distance, endurance training– some people love it, some people hate it. Clearly those who enjoy it or get a personal benefit from it choose long distance races over shorter races, but why? Why would someone sign up for a looonnnngggg race that requires hours and hours of training? Why would someone choose to get up at 4am to get in a long run before the start of the day? Why would someone forego weekend nights full of fun in order to train all weekend? For many people it doesn’t seem logical. However illogical it might seem. more and more people are choosing to engage it long endurance races whether they are cycling, running or swimming events. Of course I don’t know all the reasons behind choosing different events, but given that I too am drawn to endurance events, I have some idea..

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