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How To Choose a Superbowl 5K

My friend and I have decided to do a few races this year and think about training for a half-marathon.  I am trying to get rid of the 12 pounds of Christmas.  And we’re both trying to get back to a place where we can eat and drink without guilt. 

Our first race is going to be Superbowl Sunday.  We had two races to choose from.  Here is our decision-making process utilizing my scientific, health-focused, methodology:

Me: “Okay there’s one 10 minutes from you and one 10 minutes from me.  Which one should we do?”

Her: “Didn’t you say the one by me had tailgate food afterwards?”

Me: “Ooh, yes, good point.  Tailgate food afterwards is a must.  Okay, I checked they both have tailgate food afterwards and beer.  Maybe we should look at elevations.  I don’t do hills.”

Her: “Oh yeah, flatter is better.” 

Me: “Okay, they both look about the same for elevation.  But the one by you does football jersey style shirts and the one by me does Hanes Beefy Tees – ugh.”

Her: “Oh, the beefy tees, always attractive.  What’s the cost of each?”

Me: “Ding, ding, we have a winner.  The one by you is $60, the one by me is $25.”

After emailing some other friends with our decision, a wise girl pointed out there is a great dive bar by the cheaper race too.

In summary:

  • Post race food and beer
  • Flat course
  • Cheap fees
  • Dive bar

We are true athletes!

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  1. January 5, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I am running a race that ends with a warrior helmet and beer…why would you run otherwise? I trained for a half marathon, and then decided to quite about 7 weeks before- I just didn’t want to!

  2. OC
    January 5, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Can’t wait. Looking forward to the dive bar afterwards.

  3. January 5, 2011 at 10:11 am

    LOL … Sounds like my kind of exercise.

    • January 5, 2011 at 11:51 am

      Diane – I like to think of it as motivation!

  4. January 5, 2011 at 10:28 am

    This is totally my kind of race.
    Ran the SF 1/2 Marathon a few years ago and the beer at mile 8 was HEAVEN SENT!
    BTW, you’re NorCal. Where is this race? I need this kind of motivation.

    • January 5, 2011 at 11:51 am

      I love that you drank a beer at mile 8 of your half! I am feeling more inspired about the half marathon now! (PS – no more spam for you!)

  5. January 5, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    I would so drive out to Folsom to avoid our traditional Superbowl “party” and add a run and a beer…. You may have yourself a Klingon.

    • January 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm

      Mads – Where do you live?

      • January 5, 2011 at 12:32 pm

        San Leandro. So, it isn’t realistic but you know if we fall in love with each other this weekend….you just never know!
        You’re going to #NapainJan, right?

  6. January 5, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Okay, I knew I liked you.
    You and I share the same priorities!
    We’re going to get along just fine!
    I can’t wait to meet you on Saturday. 🙂

    • January 5, 2011 at 9:09 pm

      Nichole – I am always up for a light run if I am running TOWARDS food and drinks!

  1. January 28, 2011 at 9:44 am

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