Races

Turkey Trot 5k

3rd Annual Banc of California Pacific Palisades Turkey Trot 5k – Register Now!

Pacific Palisades Turkey Trot 5k

Banc of California Pacific Palisades Turkey Trot 5k Registration is OPEN!

Guys…we’re excited to announce that registration is OPEN for the 3rd annual Banc of California Pacific Palisades Turkey Trot 5k/10k! We’ve had so much fun helping put this event together the last couple of years and are thrilled that so many of you have joined us on Thanksgiving Day to get a running start to the holidays!…

the slime run 5k

Race Review: The Slime Run 5k

One of the most interesting things about being an epic runner is to be able to see races of all stages. A race in its infancy is a completely different experience than a mega-production (say, The Color Run or The Electric Run).…

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Zombies, Run! App Review

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4/4 Mobs Evaded…JUST sayin’.

Let me start by saying I’ve had this app on my phone for over a year and I have used it maybe twice – mainly because I didn’t exactly understand how to use it, and the two times I did use it, the zombies “caught” me and I quickly got frustrated.…

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Reader Question: How do I prepare for my first 5k?

Jessica H. sent us an email – and we liked her question so much, we thought a lot of you would benefit from a post about it:

“Well, [Rugged Maniac] is my first 5k. I’m far from in shape (well, round is a shape, but not the shape I’m looking for).

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Race Review: Escape the Nightmares 5k

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If you know me, you know I love horror. So when I heard about Escape the Nightmares 5k: A Nighttime Horror Obstacle Race, you could bet your ass that I was going to be there.

Escape the Nightmares 5k was originally scheduled for December 21 – 4 days before Christmas.…

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Getting Out of a Slump

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Slumps are the absolute worst. One minute, we are rocking along, hitting our goals and carpe-ing the diem, and then in what seems like the next minute, we are spending our evenings watching bad reality television and eating peanut butter straight out of the jar (or is that just me?).…

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Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run: Race Review

HO HO HO, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Okay, I know it’s not Christmas anymore, but I wanted to tell you about the 36th Annual Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run 10k we did on Dec. 7th. It was kind of a last minute decision, but a Christmas run ended up being a fun way to get into the holiday spirit.…

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Run It Out (Songs from Deanna’s Running Playlist)

Every time someone looks at my running playlist they give me a weird look. And I don’t blame them. That sh*t is RANDOM. My musical tastes resemble those of a squirrel with attention deficit disorder, and when I’m running, I like to get a little bit of everything in there.…

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Race Review: XTERRA Boney Mountain Trail Run 6k

Given that 2014 is the year of the Trail Run, I figured I’d better be the one to review the XTERRA Boney Mountain Trail Run.

After a 6am wakeup call, a fruit bar with almond butter and some coffee, Deanna and I headed to Newbury Park (side note: we’ve been listening to the Family Guy version of Ke$ha’s “Timber” and it gets scarily stuck in one’s head, which is what we were doing before the beginning of the video below)

We parked at a town center about a mile from the start, picked up our shirts, bibs and timing chips and put the rest of our stuff back in Deanna’s car (I swear XTERRA has the best race shirts, I’m wearing mine now actually):

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The line for the shuttle was EPICALLY shorter than it was at Spartan Race in 2012…ask us about that story sometime!…

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Run, Bitch! (Songs from Erin’s Running Playlist)

Jesse Pinkman and I must be sole mates. (GET IT!?) Run, Bitch! has been the name of my running playlist pre-Breaking Bad. Because we know everyone is always looking for new jams to pump you up on those long miles, we thought we’d do some installments of our favorite songs.…