Rock n Roll Marathon Series http://www.runrocknroll.com Just another Rock 'n' Roll site Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:38:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 Rock With Ryan! http://www.runrocknroll.com/news/2016/08/rock-with-ryan/ Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:26:30 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=100326 Our Rock ‘n’ Roll Ambassador – and first time half marathoner – Ryan, is hitting the road this week to […]

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Our Rock ‘n’ Roll Ambassador – and first time half marathoner – Ryan, is hitting the road this week to share with you all things Rock ‘n’ Roll!

Ryan will be cruising around northern Florida, getting in some training runs, sharing some sweet swag, showing off some race bling and helping you out with some hot, hot, hot race discounts when you sign up on site, including $57 registration fee for Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah.

Come and join Ryan at the following locations and get ready to Rock With Ryan! Check our schedule below and hit our Savannah, Facebook pages for image and footage from the road.

Schedule

8/22 St. Petersburg, FL Store Appearance St. Pete Running Company 6986 22nd Ave N 5 – 7pm
8/22 St. Petersburg, FL Group Run St. Pete Running Company 6986 22nd Ave N 6.30pm
8/23 Clearwater, FL Store Appearance American Running Store 26024 US Hwy 19 N 10am – 1pm
8/23 Orlando, FL Group Run 5K Fun Run 606 Market St, Celebration 6:30pm
8/24 Orlando, FL Store Appearance Fit2Run 1494 E Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista 2 -5pm
8/24 Orlando, FL Group Run Brews Graffiti Junction 900 E Washington St 6:30pm
8/25 Gainesville, FL Store Appearance Gainesville Walking & Running Co. 3600 SW Archer Rd 10am – 1pm
8/25 St. Augustine, FL Store Appearance 1st Place Sports 1000 South Ponce De Leon Blvd 3 – 6pm
8/26 Jacksonville, FL Store Appearance 1st Place Sports 3931 Baymeadows Rd 9:30am – 12pm
8/26 Jacksonville, FL Store Appearance Jacksonville Running Company 9823 Tapestry Park Circle Unit #17 1 – 4pm
8/27 Jacksonville, FL 5K Lungforce 5K The Jacksonville Landing 6.30am – 10:30am
8/27 Tallahassee, FL Store Appearance Capitol City Running 1817 Thomasville Rd #510 3 – 7pm

 

Follow Ryan’s journey to his first half marathon start line by reading his blog here.

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Win a Race Day VIP Experience! http://www.runrocknroll.com/news/2016/08/win-a-race-day-vip-experience/ Tue, 09 Aug 2016 23:19:07 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=100231 For free sweepstakes entry, please fill out the information below. By participating in this sweepstakes, you’re being entered to win […]

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For free sweepstakes entry, please fill out the information below.

By participating in this sweepstakes, you’re being entered to win 1 Race Day VIP Experience. 1 winner will be randomly drawn for each participating race. You’ll be contacted via email if you win.

Enter before 8/15/16 at 11:59pm PT for your chance to win.

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Vargas, Spence Gracey Win Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago http://www.runrocknroll.com/news/2016/07/vargas-spence-gracey-win-humana-rock-n-roll-chicago/ Sun, 17 Jul 2016 20:57:21 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=99985 The finish line at Sunday’s Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon was nothing but smiles. The annual race, held […]

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The finish line at Sunday’s Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon was nothing but smiles. The annual race, held in the “Windy City” was celebrating its eighth anniversary and thanks to optimal mid-summer conditions with temperatures in the low 70s and clouded skies to keep the heat in check, many participants were rewarded with new personal bests.

Flashing what could be the biggest grin of them all was Mexican Olympic team member Daniel Vargas who was the first runner to break the tape at the finish. Vargas, who wore bib No. 2, rocked the 13.1 miles in one hour, five minutes, and 55 seconds. Fellow countryman Fernando Cervantes came through at the finish line in Chicago’s Grant Park over a minute later in 1:07:00, while Andrew Lemoncello, the pre-race favorite with bib #1, was third in 1:08:55.

The women’s race was much more decisive as Neely Spence Gracey obliterated the field with an impressive 1:12:26—a full four-and-a-half minutes ahead of second-place finisher Chirine Njeim (1:17:00). Third place went to Jessica Watychowicz (1:18:03).

“I was really happy with today. The cloud cover helped,” Spence Gracey said afterward. “I had some guys out there helping me keep with the pace. I didn’t have to run alone until the last three miles. I can’t complain for sure.” Gracey says she will be running her third Falmouth Road Race next month in May and that she is undecided what she will be training for in the fall. “I appreciate coming to these Rock ‘n’ Roll events, because they help prepare me for other races.”

Spence Gracey admitted that she hadn’t spent much time in Chicago since she was 11 years old and today’s win allowed her to experience the city in a whole new way. “Rock ‘n’ Roll puts on such great events, it’s so cool to come to all these amazing cities and race. I love the energy here at these races. I love the music. It gets me going and keeps me focused out there.”

In its 8th year as Chicago’s premier half-marathon, the event welcomed more than 20,000 runners over race weekend.

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Join Our All New Virtual Run Series! Making a Band http://www.runrocknroll.com/news/2016/07/join-our-all-new-virtual-run-series-making-a-band/ Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:17:25 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=99965 Have you heard about our new virtual run? We’re Making A Band in the all new Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon […]

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Have you heard about our new virtual run?

We’re Making A Band in the all new Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Virtual Run!

Series Lineup:

Guitar Solo: June 26 – July 20
Drum Solo: July 21 – August 14
Lead Singer: August 15 – September 5

Register for the Making a Band Series and you’ll get a bonus medal! Four medals in total!

Run anywhere, get medals, earn badges and win prizes!

Learn More

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Making the most of being a 20-something http://www.runrocknroll.com/news/2016/07/making-the-most-of-being-a-20-something/ Tue, 12 Jul 2016 18:18:38 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=99945 Sleeping on a lumpy twin bunk bed in a European hostel, attending a Vegas foam party, and going barefoot at […]

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ExpediaSleeping on a lumpy twin bunk bed in a European hostel, attending a Vegas foam party, and going barefoot at an outdoor music festival—when you’re a 20-something, these types of adventures usually get the green light. Once you hit the big 3-0, though, your travel game will probably change. Sure, you can be that one “experienced” partier wearing a glow stick necklace at Burning Man. But we would lovingly suggest you get that out of your system now. Other travel activities are appropriate at any age, but it’s still pretty cool to accomplish them at least once before your 401K plan ranks higher than your travel fund. In no particular order, here are 30 travel adventures around the U.S. we think you should have before you turn 30:

  1. Run a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Strap on a new pair of running shoes and collect some serious marathon bling at a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon! These events take place across the country, in cities like San Diego; Washington, D.C.; and Las Vegas. Run the one in Sin City before you turn 30—you can hit up the club afterward instead of retreating to an ice bath.

  1. Attend Coachella

In your 20s, a few days in the desert wearing flower crowns and short shorts and discovering new indie bands is fun. At a certain point, you may long for musical events with assigned seating and less free-flowing inhibition. Visit the festival before you turn 30, when you will no longer recognize the band list so it may as well be a Stefon sketch on SNL (“The newest Coachella lineup has everything: Haunted Tornado, Zombie Cummerbund, Time Traveling Squirrels, and Cyclops Lollipops.”).

  1. Climb Half Dome

Yosemite National Park is renowned for its hiking, and the piece de resistance is Half Dome. Reserved for fit and experienced hikers, climbing this monster with youth on your side is a wise decision. Even if you go on to accomplish the feat many times in years to come, it makes for a pretty special memory in your 20s!

  1. Eat Rocky Mountain Oysters at Testy Fest

While you’re riding the last gasp of your teenage invincibility, try eating something way out of your comfort zone. Rock Mountain Oysters, for one. If you need some moral support, the folks at Testy Fest in Clinton, MT are happy to supply it (along with a side of ranch).

  1. Race an Exotic Car at the Auto Club Speedway of California

If there was ever a time to speed around a track behind the wheel of a Ferrari or Lamborghini (aside from when you’ve just won the lottery), it would be before you find yourself parking a minivan in the garage. Do 24 laps at the Auto Club Speedway of California in Southern California, or test an exotic car in Vegas.

What’s on your travel bucket list?

To view the full article on expedia.com click here.

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Train Like A Pro Swimmer To Run Like A Champion: Jessica Hardy http://www.runrocknroll.com/promotion/2016/06/train-like-pro-swimmer-run-like-champion/ Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:50:24 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=99817 Current holder of three American records and winner of 28 medals (14 gold) in major international competition, elite swimmer Jessica […]

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Current holder of three American records and winner of 28 medals (14 gold) in major international competition, elite swimmer Jessica Hardy isn’t afraid to push the boundaries. With her sights set on international competition this summer, Jessica discusses her workouts outside the pool that can help you improve as a runner.

Q:           What does a typical training week look like for you?

A:            During training season, I currently swim six days a week, for two to three hours a day. In the offseason, I run once or twice a week, lift weights three times a week and do Pilates once a week religiously. If I have time, I will squeeze in some yoga and try to mix up my cross training with new exercises like boxing, spinning, etc. Swimming has been a constant throughout my life, but changing up my cross-training has helped keep training challenging and interesting!


Q:           What is your “go-to” core workout?*

A:

  1. With your feet in a suspension trainer, hold onto an upside down exercise ball and bicycle curl your legs into your belly button
  2. Rope climb an invisible rope while lying on the ground, lifting your hands one at a time toward the sky
  3. Tap a medicine ball on each side of you while sitting on the ground, keeping your feet off the ground in front of you
  4. In a sitting position with your feet off the ground, extend your upper body straight off the ground, then crunch up to touch your toes
  5. Laying on your back, lift your feet straight up in the air using your lower abs
  6. Laying on an exercise ball, place your feet against the wall and keep one leg in the air, while doing crunches
  7. Leg V sit-ups while sitting on a exercise ball
  8. Bicycle crunches one leg at a time on the ground


Q:           What are your recommended tips for chasing your fitness goals?

A:            Take one day at a time, one workout at a time, one rep at a time, one movement at a time. Living in the moment relieves you from being overwhelmed by a workout, reduces stress/anxiety and allows you to be more engaged in what you’re doing. I also like to set two different types of goals: a short-term goal that is attainable within the month, and a long-term goal that I’d like to achieve by the end of a year (or four years in my case). For me, I keep focus on my husband, my dog and going to the beach – I soak up that energy and rely on those things to keep me positive. It helps me be stronger when I’m back in the pool.


Q:           How do you recover after workouts, and why is it key to your performance?

A:            I’ve learned a lot throughout my career – recovery, nutrition and taking care of my body is so important. Being one of the oldest in my sport, recovery is key so lowfat chocolate milk is my go-to because it helps my body rebound quickly. I might not feel the effect of chocolate milk when I drink it, but I sure feel it if I don’t have it! I will freak out if I don’t have it at a race.  I make sure to drink it within 20 minutes after tough workouts to help replace fluids and electrolytes that are lost in sweat, build lean-muscle and refuel exhausted muscles. The protein also helps to repair the damage done to your muscles. I also try to keep a clean nutritional plan, with lots of veggies, chicken and fish. Foam rolling, massage, cryotherapy (or ice baths) are also some tools I use to help keep me prepared for the next workout!

For more on Jessica Hardy’s training journey to international competition, watch here:

To learn more about the science behind recovering with chocolate milk, visit builtwithchocolatemilk.com.

*Core workouts are a key complement to running. A strong core increases running efficiency and speed, while maintaining a healthy support system for your heart and lungs to prevent injuries.

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ROCK Chicago & St. Louis & Earn up to 8 Medals! http://www.runrocknroll.com/news/2016/06/rock-chicago-st-louis-earn-8-medals/ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 21:27:42 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=99622 You could earn up to 8 medals by crossing the finish lines of both the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago […]

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You could earn up to 8 medals by crossing the finish lines of both the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon AND the Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis Half Marathon!

We know you’re thinking this is too good to be true, but we promise it’s for real!

Follow the steps below to earn all 8 medals in the Midwest!

1. Run the Saturday 5K and Sunday Half Marathon or 10K at #RnRCHI > Earn both races Finisher Medals + the Remix Challenge Medal (+ 3 medals)
2. Run the Saturday 5K and Sunday Half Marathon or 10K at #RnRSTL > Earn both races Finisher Medals + the Remix Challenge Medal (+ 3 medals)
3. Earn the Midwest Quest Medal for crossing finish lines in both cities (+ 1 medal)
4. Be sure you’re enrolled in the Heavy Medal program and earn an additional medal for rockin’ at least 2 RnR races in 2016 (+ 1 medal)

Register for Chicago Register for St. Louis

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Earn the Midwest Quest Medal in 2016 http://www.runrocknroll.com/news/2016/06/earn-midwest-quest-medal-2016/ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 21:15:15 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=99620 Earn the ALL NEW Midwest Quest Limited Edition Medal by completing the Half Marathon in both Chicago and at Rock […]

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Earn the ALL NEW Midwest Quest Limited Edition Medal by completing the Half Marathon in both Chicago and at Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis 2016:

Register for Chicago Register for St. Louis

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2016 Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon | Photos http://www.runrocknroll.com/news/2016/06/2016-suja-rock-n-roll-san-diego-marathon-photos/ Sun, 05 Jun 2016 21:36:06 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=99518 Photos: More than 33,000 participants took to the streets in sunny San Diego for the 19th annual Suja Rock ‘n’ […]

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More than 33,000 participants took to the streets in sunny San Diego for the 19th annual Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon and ½ Marathon on Sunday and the 5K presented by Brooks on Saturday. 2016 Olympian Shalane Flanagan ran a blazing time in San Diego, winning the women’s race in 1:07:51. It smashed her personal-best in the half marathon, and was the second-fastest half run by an American this year. Fellow Olympian Amy Cragg finished two minutes behind Flanagan on Sunday, but still ran a personal-best 1:09:51. On the men’s side, Scott Smith won the half marathon in a time of 62:35, ahead of Daniel Teklebrhan (63:38) and Jeffrey Eggleston (63:48). 4-time Olympian and San Diego native, Meb Keflegizhi paced both the 5K and the half-marathon in his hometown. Kevin Gonzalez ran his 100th Rock ‘n’ Roll event when he completed the half marathon greeted by his parents and friends at the finish. In the marathon, Eric Noel placed first in the men’s race (2:26:39) followed by Franklin Tenorio (2:34:37) and Eddie Venegas (2:37:50). On the women’s side, McKale Davis won the marathon with a time of 2:56:16 coming in behind her was Maija Hitchings (3:03:09) and Bessy Leszczynski (3:06:15).

The event concluded Sunday afternoon with the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert by Gavin DeGraw. Over the 19-year history of the race, participating runners have raised more than $176 million for charity in San Diego.

 

 

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Rio Ready: Shalane Flanagan Runs Blazing Time at Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon http://www.runrocknroll.com/news/2016/06/rio-ready-shalane-flanagan-runs-blazing-time-rock-n-roll-san-diego-half-marathon/ Sun, 05 Jun 2016 16:00:54 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=99511     Shalane Flanagan and Amy Cragg have turned into quite the team. “We literally do everything together,” Flanagan says. […]

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Photo: Paul Nestor
Photo: Paul Nestor

 

Shalane Flanagan and Amy Cragg have turned into quite the team.

“We literally do everything together,” Flanagan says.

But not so at the Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon. The two decided to run their own race Sunday—and it was impressive, particularly for Flanagan.

The 34-year-old Flanagan ran a blazing time in San Diego, winning the women’s race in 1:07:51. It smashed her personal-best in the half marathon, and was the second-fastest half run by an American this year (behind Molly Huddle’s 1:07:41 at the NYC Half in March).

Cragg, who beat Flanagan at the U.S. Olympic Trials marathon in February, finished two minutes behind Flanagan on Sunday, but still ran a personal-best 1:09:51.

Their coach, Jerry Schumacher, was thrilled.

 

“For both of them to run PRs like that,” Schumacher said, “you come away knowing that I’m going in the right direction, and maybe something big is capable of happening in Rio. And that’s what you want.”

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego will be the pair’s only race between February’s Olympic Trials and the Olympic marathon in August. At the Trials in Los Angeles, the two ran together for the first 25 miles, until they split up when Flanagan started having trouble with the heat. Cragg won the race, and Flanagan finished third—both securing an Olympic bid along with Desiree Linden.

The two have trained together this entire year, even going to Rio together in April to run on the Olympic marathon course. But on Sunday, they did their own thing.

“Amy and I have done some amazing workouts,” Flanagan said, “and we said, ‘You know, let’s see what we can do,’ and we ran our own race today.”

On the men’s side, Scott Smith won the half marathon in a time of 62:35, ahead of Daniel Teklebrhan (63:38) and Jeffrey Eggleston (63:48).
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2016/06/rock-n-roll-marathon-series/rio-ready-shalane-flanagan-runs-a-blazing-time-at-rock-n-roll-san-diego_151347#FXjDyKyFdCgBJoym.99

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