I don’t know if you saw it but on Wednesday, December 16, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series had a one day only special pricing (and limited space) for all of their races. I saw it on Facebook on my way to school and once there I quickly signed up for two races in Seattle and Las Vegas. I am already planning to run in New Orleans in February and have already run in both Seattle and Las Vegas. My nephew lives in Seattle so I would like to visit and run the race again hoping for a better experience. As for Las Vegas, well, why not? Plus, I had a great time the last time I was there.
I know, I know. I told myself I wouldn’t run another RnR race because I did so many in 2013. I haven’t even run the once in Chicago since then and I live here. Plus, it is always so hot here at that time but that is another issue. So now I have three next year!
Unlike most people, I do enjoy running on the treadmill. I like it when the weather just doesn’t make it possible for me to run outside or when my runs call for a specific pace. Lately we’ve been having great weather in Chicago so most of my runs have been outside.
I’ve been setting the incline at 1% for all of my runs. I came across this article “The Truth About Setting Your Treadmill Incline” and Matt says “So instead leave it at 0 percent unless you’re looking for the specific challenge of running uphill.” So now I am torn between leaving it at 1% or changing it to 0% like Matt says.
And totally random and to make you laugh. I have yet to put up my tree. No shame here.
Fan of RnR races? Which is your favorite?
We are signed up for RnR Seattle, which is a “hometown” race for us…my wife for the half and right now I’m signed up for the full though I may drop to the half as I want to run the full in Missoula which is about 3 weeks after Seattle…so we’ll see you here!!
We have done a few RnR events – last year we ran Portland, Seattle, and the inaugural Vancouver, BC which was fabulous and qualified us for a commemorative medal, of course!
Nice on the RnR races. They’re fun but expensive so I am glad to have taken advantage of the special price.
I haven’t done any RnR races, but I’ve got a couple that I’m thinking about for 2016…
Seriously not any RnR races?
I do enjoy the RnR races – they are well-organized and the swag is nice! I’m hoping to run RnR Vegas and RnR Vancouver someday. RnR NOLA, RnR San Diego, and RnR Montreal also look awesome!
Let’s do RnR next year!
Congrats on committing to your RNR races! With the treadmill, you could alternate between 0%, 1%, and 2%. One the one hand, I have heard that doing too much incline running on a TM can cause injury. On the other hand, too much of the exact same thing isn’t good either. So maybe change the incline every mile?
Good idea! For now I am running mostly at 0%. I guess one way or another we are bound to get injured right? 🙂