Embrace Running 171: Running Off Road With Biggest Loser

This week, Elena gives her race recap of the Biggest Loser Off-Road Challenge at AT&T park. Tips for doing your first obstacle course race. Daily Mile now has coaching. Revel Rockies has a rocky weekend. And our week in training.

Revel Rockies Half Cancelled 
Biggest Loser RunWalk Race Series 



Embrace Running 170: Best Week Ever

This week, we talk about Scott Jurek’s incredible feat on the Appalachian Trail. New course records were set at Mount Marathon and Hardrock 100. The consequence of celebrating a win too early. Deena Kastor will be at the Chicago Marathon this year and will be trying to set a new U.S. Master’s record. And our week in training.

Mount Marathon
   Mens Coverage
   Womens Coverage
Runner Celebrates Early 
Hardrock 100  
Deena Kastor to Chase Record at Chicago 
Scott Jurek Breaks AT Record



The Biggest Loser RunWalk Race Giveaway

The Biggest Loser RunWalk Race Series is a nationwide series of races inspired by the same name television show that we have all become familiar with. Having been a loyal watcher, it seemed like a natural extension of the show when the race series was first announced. It’s a non-intimidating way to get people off the couch, moving, and part of a fitness event. 
The races are basically split into two categories, Premier Races and Off-Road Challenges. Premier races consist of 5k and half marathon distance option and are at destination locations such as Las Vegas, Seattle and Chicago. The Off-Road Challenges are designed by Spartan Race. Ranging from 3-5 miles and incorporates trails, obstacles and mud these races are definitely a different type of challenge. Always up for the challenge of trying a different type of race I have signed up for the Off-Road Challenge in San Francisco which will take place at AT&T park on July 18. Sign up and join me, we can even do the race together (although you might find yoruself helping me through some of the obstacles).

Great news for all of you is that I have a discount code to share for 20% off registration to any of the 2015 The Biggest Loser RunWalk races! Race registration gets you a finishers medal, event shirt and appearances by former The Biggest Loser contestants. Premier races also include free downloadable race photos and a drawstring backpack. That’s a pretty good deal. The discount code is EMBRACE. I also have two race entries to giveaway to two lucky people. See below for giveaway details. 

We are giving away 2 (two) free entries to the race of your choice. Just tell us which race you would run if you won. Enter the giveaway by doing one of the following (or do all three for a maximum of three entries):

1. Leave a comment below with which race you would do if you won.
2. Leave a comment on facebook  with which race you would do if you won.
3. Follow us on twitter and tweet @embracerunning which race you would do if you won and include the hashtag #biggestloserRW

Rules: Two winners will be chosen at random. Contest ends Tuesday, July 7th at 3 p.m PST, and winner will be announced soon after.

Disclosure: The Biggest Loser RunWalk Series is sponsoring this race entry giveaway by providing a unique, single use coupon code for the winners. Winners must register themselves for the race . No travel or accommodations will be provided. Winner will receive registration code at end of contest.


Embrace Running 169: The Year’s Half Over

This week, we talk about the Biggest Loser RunWalk Race series, including a race entry giveaway and discount! Western States 100 and USATF championships were this weekend. Ernie Andrus is running Coast 2 Coast and you should join him. A quick update on Disneyland Paris. Running in Hawaii and our week in training.

The Biggest Loser RunWalk Race Series 
Western States 100 Results 
Alberto Salazar’s Open Letter 
Disneyland Paris Half 
Follow Ernie Andrus running Coast to Coast