Friday, October 31, 2014

November 2014 Preview

I know October hasn't come to a close just yet, and there's still plenty of candy to be gathered in an attempt to derail those fall training diets; however, we have to look forward to a full slate of exciting running events that start as soon as this weekend!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Jazz Half 2014 Preview

This Saturday, November 1st at 7:00 a.m. is the Jazz Half Marathon in New Orleans, benefiting the cancer program at Children's Hospital. Online registration is now closed, and for those of you who have already registered for the half or 5K, there' plenty info here to get you prepared for the race. Anyone who hasn't registered, there's still time to participate and support a worthy organization.

Friday, October 24, 2014

2014 Fall Medal Preview

We all run for different reasons. I train for and participate in racing events to be social, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and assuage my guilt on the rare occasion of consuming more ice cream than any man should be able. Others simply run for the medals (aka bling).

Monday, October 13, 2014

NOLA Blue Doo Run: The 2014 Recap

It’s been a couple weeks since the NOLA Blue Doo Run on Tulane’s uptown campus, but now is never too late to post a recap. This first year event benefitted the Prostate Cancer Research Fund at Tulane, and with the color blue being the hue representing awareness for the disease, it was appropriate that numerous blue wigs, outfits, and costumes washed over the quad just off St. Charles Avenue.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New 10K Announced

The Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon and 1/2 Marathon is helping runners experience all the fun of the Crescent City, but with a much shorter distance. On Monday, they announced plans to have a 10K event on the same day as their other two signature races, January 25th, 2015.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Gulf Coast Half Marathon Preview

We're in half-marathon and marathon season, people. Have you been training for 13.1 miles, or have you decided to go all-out and tackle the full 26.2? The first local long-distance race of the season is the Gulf Coast Half Marathon series in Mandeville, LA. They are celebrating their 5th anniversary on October 19, 2014, and rewarding participants for the continued success of the event!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 2014 Preview

There's no question that we've hit fall. My consumption of Pumpkin Spiced Latte's is on the rise, while my electricity bill has taken a nose dive. I'm thrilled about this trend; however, the savings from Entergy are already spent on several upcoming races. When it comes to quality events in the Crescent City on which to spend your registration dollar, October is where things really start to heat-up.