Run Rock N Roll improvements

Disclosure: I am on the 2018 Rock n Blog crew and was given a Rock n Roll Tour Pass 10-pack. The opinions expressed in this post are my own. 

My first marathon
is 82 days away! I am so excited to not only about the race, but also to run my first Rock N Roll event! Lots of my friends (in real-life and online) have run in RnR events and I knew I had to join in on the fun this year!

For over 20 years, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has made running fun by infusing each course with live bands, cheer teams, entertainment, and more.

Check out the new and improved racing experience.

Here are some of the changes I am looking forward to in Nashville!

MORE MUSIC
Rock ‘n’ Roll Curated Playlists: Search Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series on Spotify or click here for playlists customized by BPM. You can train all year long and get excited for what you’ll hear on race day!

I love finding new music and this was a fun way to find some new songs to add to my playlists. Have a favorite running song?! Share it with me in the comments!

MORE PORTAPOTTIES
At the start line and throughout the course. This is obviously a huge plus since having to wait in super long lines to go pee is the worst. Also. I have the bladder of a pregnant lady and have to pee 672 times a day.

MORE GELL STATIONS
One of my favorite handouts during races are the gels! Half marathon and marathon participants will have more chance for free fuel throughout the course to help them make it their best race yet!

Although, I do suggest not trying a new flavor on race day — I’ve had some disgusting gels and it really messes with your mind and your stomach. Stick to flavors you know!
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OTHER CHANGES
• New, illuminated starting corral markers
• Improved visibility pacer signs
• More community & spectator engagement
• New bib-tag timing technology

MARATHON ZONE
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Are you planning on running a RnR race this year? If so, comment on this post or email me at mileswithmeghann@gmail.com! I might have some good news for you 😉

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Rock N Roll marathon series – 24 hour sale!

Happy Thursday! Today started off super early (like 4 a.m. early) due to having a sick husband. Not the best way to start my day, but thankfully he is off work today, so he can stay home and get lots of rest.

Before I dig into some work, I wanted to remind you all of a super awesome sale RnR is having.

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Rock ‘n Roll Nashville 2018 race as part of being a member of the Rock N Blog team. All opinions are my own.

Guys if you are thinking about signing up for a Rock N Roll Race for 2018, TODAY IS THE DAY. They are having a 24-hour sale for TODAY ONLY and these prices are crazy!

*Like $40-off-the-Nashville-marathon crazy* Come run with me!

I’m definitely running Nashville and since the STL race is canceled, I might try and make it to Chicago.

What RnR races are you running? Let me know in the comments below or on Instagram @mileswithmeghann.

Thanksgiving races

Thanksgiving races and Turkey Trots are the best way to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s a great way to burn some calories before you dig into all of those comfort foods.

Turkey Trots are also usually such relaxed events that they are great for the whole family! So it makes sense that this time of year is the most popular time to race.

Are you running any Thanksgiving races this year?

5k treadmill plan

Happy Saturday, friends! I know there is usually radio silence on the blog over the weekend and lately there hasn’t been much talk of running, but today I am changing both!

While my plan is still run a half marathon sometime in the next 3-4 months, I am also wanting to work on my speed, so I am also looking at some 5k training plans. Right now my mindset is to not be too strict or hard on myself and run to have fun and be healthy. For a while I got burnt out on running and felt like I had to constantly be running 5-10 miles a day in order to be a real runner.

WRONG. Obviously.

Anyways. Back to the 5k training plan.

My favorite badass lady Kelly Roberts is currently promoting some 5ks plans and I am loving them! While I am training for a fall half marathon, I love not being super strict and having fun with my runs. Plus, since I am needing to work on speed anyways, this 5k plan should help with that too!

Two #BadassLadyGang5K training plans from Kelly Roberts.

Earlier this week, Kelly tweeted out this week 1 plan and I decided to loosely follow it (not gonna lie, the holiday and rock climbing kind of threw off my typical routine).

But here was the week one plan.
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So if you’re looking for a training plan to switch things up, I recommend giving this a try!

Sidenote: look up Kelly’s blog, RunSelfieRepeat.com Also. Follow her on Twitter. She is inspirational and funny as hell. @KellyKRoberts.