Monday, November 29, 2010

2011 Races

This is the schedule for 2011, so far.  It is a good mix of distances that should make the year a lot of fun.   

On my radar are Stillwater, Gopher to Badger, and the Afton Trail run.  I will also enter the lottery for the half marathon at Grandma's.

Date          Race Name                     Distance
1-Jan          Polar Dash                       5k              
12-Feb       Sweetheart Run                10k            
19-Feb       White Bear Winter Frolic  5k              
7-May        Jump to it                         10k            
26-Jun        William O'Brien                10 mile       
18-Sep       Tree's and Trails               5k              
22-Oct       Run for the Apples            5 mile         
29-Oct       Monster Dash                   Half            

Vacation Sports (White Bear Lake, MN) Races only $12.50

Vacation Sports is having a special that ends Monday 11/29, all races are half off.  I signed up for a few events and they were all $12.50.  A great price when you get a shirt and most were chip timed.

Hammer Nutrition Sale

Hammer Nutrition is having a sale.  Fuel is 20% off, and everything else is discounted.  The sale lasts till December 17th.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Staying the Course: A Runner's Toughest Race

Dick Beardsley was the featured speaker at the Mankato Marathon.  It was great to listen to him talk about running and life.  He was funny and inspirational.  Afterwards I bought his book, it was the last one he had!  After the expo I had a chance to read the first chapter and it was a hard book to put down.  I'm nearly done now, and recommend it to anyone who enjoys good stories, especially if they like running stories and stories of overcoming adversity. 

You can purchase the book from the Dick Beardsley Foundation.

Dick set the course record at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth (2:09:37).  They have his picture on the Grandma's website (link).  When I pick up the book I want to run Grandma's!  I'd register for the Half today, but they use a lottery system (registration for the lottery starts 2-14-2011).