Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hot, Hot, Hot Chocolate!

Well I've got some exciting news.

A surprise race has made it's way onto my 2017 running calendar and it's a first. My first race for BibRave and my first 15k: The Hot Chocolate 15k Minneapolis.

Every time I think of this race the "Hot Chocolate" song from the Polar Express comes to mind. If you haven't heard it yet, I highly encourage you to take a second to listen :)

Hot, Hot - Hey, We've got it! - Hot Chocolate!

The race swag is pretty amazing. Because, well, I love chocolate and one can never have too many cute hoodies. Plus with the "MinnHCBR" code when registering, you receive a bonus visor. Pretty cool. I mean hot! 


I received a free 7-week race plan when I registered which was great because... how do you train for a 15k? Not a 10k but not quite a half and definitely not a full.

The plan has been a great motivator for me to jump back into "training mode" again. I have missed those long runs!


Anywhoo, I'm really excited for this race and a trip to "the city". I hope my family can join me so we can check out Lego Land and visit a new church for Easter service while we're down there. It's quite a drive so we might as well make a vacation out of it!

My Workout Weekly Wrap: 02/20-02/26


MONDAY: 

3.22 mi, 00:30 @ 09:19 pace. Shaking out the legs after the Frozen Feat 10k and enjoying the remainder of our warm weather streak.

My Yaktrax broke a coil!

TUESDAY: 

4 mi, 00:38 @ 09:30 pace. Easy miles with the pup joining me for a couple.

WEDNESDAY: 

Runner's Yoga video (25:29) and 6 x 1:00 planks

THURSDAY

(Treadmill) 5 mi, 00:41 @ 08:07 pace. Tempo run while watching the tail end of "Finding Dory" with the kids.


FRIDAY:

Vinyasa Yoga Flow video (17:55)

SATURDAY:

8.11 mi, 01:07 @ 08:14 pace. Let the Hot Chocolate 15k training begin!


Sunday:

Rest day with the family! Church and waffles included, of course.

What is your ultimate FAVORITE distance to race?



Linking up with Holly and Tricia's Weekly Wrap Up.

6 comments:

  1. My favorite distance to race is probably the half marathon. When I was training for a marathon (RIP, thanks to injuries), I used one as a training run with some added miles, but I like training specifically for them as I seem to be better at them than 5Ks. I do like 5Ks though because they're a great tempo workout and substitute for a weekly speedwork.

    This race sounds so fun! I would be refueling with some hot chocolate after those runs too, especially the YakTrak runs but kudos for you getting outside to run in that cold. Looks like you had a good first week back to training.

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  2. Yay for running the Hot Chocolate race and getting a chance to visit the city.

    I have not heard that song before.

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  3. Aggggh, now I'm singing the hot chocolate song too! I'll be running the Philly race and I can't wait. Can't wait to hear about your experience! xo

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  4. Anything with the word chocolate...well, I'm all for it! I like the half distance but really enjoyed my first 10 miler last fall. We don't have many of those around, sadly. There is always a song in my head on ready, and I've seen Polar Express (it was the first movie my youngest sat through) but I can't come up with that song! What's wrong with me? LOL. Thanks for linking, Amy!

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  5. Oh the Hot Chocolate series is so much fun! I hope you love it! The 15K distance is nice too- just enough to require some extra training :) Enjoy!

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  6. I have wanted to do a Hot Chocolate race since I was able to do a half. I hope I can make it come together soon!

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