RANdom Thoughts About an Electrodash 5K Giveaway & Discount Code, the Big 20, Some Bridges and Some Easy Miles

Have you heard about these neon 5Ks?

These mind-blowing, glowing races are redefining fun runs.  The Electrodash 5K Dance Party guarantees a non-stop neon dance party atmosphere from the electronic dance music at the start to neon swag.  Next month, my daughter and our party rocking team will be dancing our way through a gallery of dazzling light displays and rocking inflatables at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

We’ll still working on our team name and costumes, of course. Should we dress like Rainbow Brite or wear plan white?  Either way, I think a tutu is necessary.  Maybe even a tutu with lights.

Who wants to join me at Electrodash 5K Dance Party in Tampa on March 21? I’m giving away FIVE ENTRIES to one Run DMT reader for you to create a glowing team with your friends.  To enter, leave a comment below telling your team name. That’s it.  This Run DMT #ElectroTampa giveaway ends Monday, Feb. 10 at 11:59.

For a chance win an additional race entry, join the Tampa Bay Bloggers #ElectroTampa Twitter Party this Thursday night at 8 pm. Follow @TBbloggers, @ElectroDash5k, @denisermt and #ElectroTampa.

Electrodash

But if you can’t wait to win and simply have to buy some Electrodash race entries, then at least save dough for the glow.  Use TBB15 and save $15 off your entries.

ElectroDash Code

We had some really horrible weather last week. Mind you, it was nothing like the clusterfluff on snow the city of Atlanta faced, but we had a lot of rain and icky weather.  Thankfully, it all cleared up by Saturday for the Best Damn Race (recap to follow), but I never had the chance to squeeze in some easy miles before the race.

10K – 6.2 miles
Time 1:01:17
Ave Pace 9:46
Max Pace7:08

5K – 3.1 miles
Time 30:04
Ave Pace 9:34
Max Pace 6:26

On Saturday, I had to find a way to squeeze in 20 miles. Since I ran the Best Damn Race Challenge (10K + 5K), I  finished 9 miles but I still needed to run 11 more. I managed to run a few more after my two races when I paced Mica to the finish line for her half marathon. Then I had only 9 more to do in my neighborhood.

2 miles
Time 20:24
Ave Pace 11:04
Max Pace 5:47

When I attempted those 9 miles mid-afternoon, the heat had turned up and it was hotter than Hades’ bawls.  How crazy is it that the weather went from below 40 to above 80 in just a few short days?! I’m not complaining because I prefer the heat, but I was not mentally or physically prepared for it. Nonetheless, I finished 9 very slow, easy miles and hit that necessary Big 20 miler.

9 miles
Time 1:52:36
Ave Pace 12:18

My Asics Kastor marathon training plan recommends two days rest after the Big 20 miler which I gladly took to recover.  Today I ran 3 easy to get back into the swing.

3.11 miles
Time 31:03
Ave Pace 9:59
Max Pace 7:24

I followed up those easy miles with a really tough Body Pump class. Today’s express class had two leg tracks with a squat and lunge track. Holy Mother Squatter!  Those lunges killed me.

For the rest of the week, I plan to fit in some more easy miles. The plan is to run 3 tomorrow, 6 miles on Thursday and 3 miles on Friday.  Then, on Saturday, Nanci, Marcia and I organized an Iron Girl Bridge Training Run on Facebook.  If you’re local and want to run with us, RSVP here.  We’d love for you to join us.

My marathon training plan has me running 13 this weekend, so I need to run 13 miles with those bridges.  It’s all good, because my goal is to incorporate more hills into my training runs to prepare for Iron Girl Half Marathon, Sarasota Half Marathon and of course New York Marathon this November which all have some tough bridges and inclines.

So come join us this Saturday. I’m bringing bagels.  After this, it’s only one more training week until A1A Marathon!   Yippee Ki Yay, Mother Runner!

Denise

From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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6 comments

  1. Amy says:

    My team name will be #willrunforfit :)

    thanks for the list of favorite spots to run on your last post! I’ll have to try them out

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