Race recap: Seattle Marathon 2021

This was my first marathon back since Honolulu 2018! Marathons are very intimidating. My shorter Dopey training runs have been mostly okay. The longer ones have not gone very smoothly but I've gotten my miles in. Seattle has been much colder than Colorado or New Mexico, so I was a little worried about the weather …

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Race recap: Rock n Roll San Diego Half Marathon 2021

This was my first "real" race in awhile, and my first Rock n Roll race since Las Vegas 2019. I know that I had completed a few other races towards the beginning of my Dopey training journey, but I didn't take them all too seriously. The data points didn't mean as much since I was …

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Race recap: Hot Chocolate Denver 15K 2021

Hot Chocolate races are one of my favorite race circuits around...that's why I'm a race ambassador for them. I run a LOT of races (as you can see from my blog) and they are superior in almost every way. Where else will you get all of these things included with registration? Race jacketFree race photosGuaranteed …

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Race recap: Rocky Mountain National Park Half Marathon and 5K 2021

I've always been curious about the Vacation Races series. I seen them rise in popularity as folks shift away from running races in urban areas. Once you exhaust the Rock n Roll race series and the Run Disney races, this helps bring you back into nature. One thing that Vacation Races repeats over and over …

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Hot Chocolate 15K or 5K Promo Code

The 2021-2022 Hot Chocolate 15K/5K race season has officially opened! Use the promo code AMARAHC2021 when registering online for a free gift (a branded neck gaiter) at packet pickup. You can register online at http://hotchocolate15k.com. Hot Chocolate 15K / 5K Promo Code AMARAHC2021 This race series is definitely one of my favorites! In the thick …

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Race recap: Alien Chase 5K 2021

The Alien Chase 5K is a small local race held in Roswell, NM during the UFO Festival weekend (typically around the 4th of July). This year, Roswell got hit with a pretty severe monsoon season. There was significant flooding in May and then again the weekend before the festival, so unfortunately most of the race …

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Race recap: Ruidoso Half Marathon 2021

This was, by far, the MOST difficult race I had ever done. Difficult races are so great for so many reasons:1) You really learn how much misery you can tolerate.2) It's a productive way to demonstrate your stubbornness. 3) Finding distractions become a game. 4) It makes for a great story afterwards. This race in …

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Race recap: Utah Valley 10K 2021

Similarly to the race the night before, this race was HOT HOT HOT! The photos are very misleading. There were gorgeous blue skies but the air was definitely heavy and dewy. The 10K was a point-to-point course. It required a bus ride to the start line. Thankfully my group stayed at a hotel near the …

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