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Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill {Discount Codes}

Ten days later and I’ve finally gotten a workout in. I ran three miles and felt like a superhero. No big deal or anything. Kidding. I felt lucky to survive since I decided to run at 8:30 PM. That’s really late for this ol’ lady. (I may be old, but I’ll never outgrow a good #gymselfie.)

three miles

Now that I’m up and moving again, I can officially commit to a very exciting event. I have heard amazing things about Runner’s World races, and I am honored to say that I’ve been given a chance to attend the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival as a part of their blogger ambassador crew.

The event takes place on the Boston College Campus with races that run through Newton, Massachusetts. The race weekend, which lasts from June 6-8th, will include seminars, live music, a keynote address by Sarah Reinertsen, a prerace dinner with Runner’s World editors, races and events for children, 5k and 10k races on Saturday, and the half marathon on Sunday. Their are also multiple-race options that include the Hat Trick (5K, 10K, and Half Marathon) or the Five & Dime (5K and 10K).

This race is a big deal for me, because well, it’s actually three races all in one weekend. Yep. I signed up for the Hat Trick. I might have gotten a little trigger happy with that one, but I do think I’m up for the challenge. I know I go back and forth about whether or not I actually enjoy training for races, and I’m still not 100% sure if it’s my favorite thing in the world. However, when you get offered the chance to run a race like this, you take it.

My game plan as of right now is to train like I normally would for a half, but then actually only “race” the 10k. I’ll use the 5k as a warm-up since it occurs immediately before it, and then on Sunday I’ll run the half for fun. Obviously, you can go ahead and start praying for me. I know there are going to be some absolutely amazing runners attending, but I’m just going to do my best to survive the whole thing.

I would love to see y’all there. Seriously. Someone has to make sure I make it over the finish, right? If helping me out isn’t incentive enough, Runner’s World is currently offering up some nice discounts. The following discount codes are good for 10% off of your registration:

blogrunprettyblog5&10 <- Five & Dime

blogrunprettyblogHalf <- Half Marathon

blogrunprettyblogHat <- Hat Trick

I’m so excited to get to run with so many of my favorite people. This weekend is seriously going to be a blast. I’m amped up just thinking about it. I better calm down, though, because I need some rest if I’m going to get into training mode again. Goodnight, y’all!

Question: Have you ever run back-to-back races? What was your game plan? Did you live to tell the tale?

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56 Responses to Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill {Discount Codes}

  1. That race looks so fun.. I wish it was later in the year so I could do it. June is tough!

    Three races in one weekend is going to be so fun and quite the challenge!
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  2. Fellow southerner by birth(NC)/current Boston resident – signed up for the five and dime! Also have heard great things about this race although I’ve never run it. See you there :)

  3. I really wanted to run this race but can’t due to our move. Look forward to hearing about it though! I would love to run back to back races – I think it would be a great challenge!
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  4. I’m one of the runners world bloggers too for this! I signed up for the hat trick as well. I don’t know if I lost my mind or what, but I’m ready for the challenge. I doubt I’ll be racing any of them so we may be doing the half for fun together :)
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  5. AH I would love to do that race, and it would be the perfect time of year for me to train…. but I’m not sure if I can talk my hubby into traveling for it. I really need to get another race on the calendar… but I might need to find something closer to home to work towards. SO COOL that you signed up for the hat trick. I think your racing plan sounds totally reasonable! Good luck getting into training mode!
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  6. Never done it….but I want to! You go girl can’t wait to hear all about this!
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  7. back to back races–you’re a beast! :) Sounds like a fun challenge!
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  8. Wow – running 3 races back-to-back?! So awesome!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it – I know you will do awesome!!
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  9. I would love to do this half!!! I’m already flying out from Cali to do the Brooklyn Half in May and sadly, I think my bank account can only afford one destination race this year. Maybe 2015 :) Cannot wait to hear your review!!!! 3 races in one weekend, you’re a tough cookie.

    • Too bad you won’t be there! It’s hard to decide what races to do each year. It’s a pretty expensive hobby. I haven’t started looking at flights yet, so I hope I can snag a good one.

  10. My Canadian hockey adoring heart loved that you said hat trick. So much I felt the need to comment on it ha.
    3 races in a weekend sounds impossible to me girl lol.. sorry no tips! I’ve never run further than 5 miles.
    I did a yoga-thon for charity and it was awesome and blissful and horrific and pain inducing :)

  11. Yay! You are so lucky to have been picked! Would love the opportunity!
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    • Maybe next year they’ll send us both! ;)

      Let’s be real. This is probably my one and only go at the Hat Trick once they realize I’m a little worse than mediocre, haha)

  12. I’ve only done one back to back races…I went all out for the first, then the next day ran for fun. Not sure if that worked or not since all out for me is still middle of the pack ;)
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  13. Thats exciting! I have seen that advert in runners world, and wondered what it meant! That will be a lot of fun :)

    In college, at Nationals we would race the 10k one day, have one day rest and then the 5k. It was pretty painful as allowed enough time for the soreness to set in. The 5k was usually a tactical race, but I did well and one time still PRd in both events!
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    • Because you ROCK, obviously. I’m not sure when or if I’ll ever PR in anything again, but I doubt it will be during this… haha

  14. I’m wanting to run the Dopey at Disney next year (5K, 10K, Half and Full Marathon), so this may be a great practice round!
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  15. This is so exciting! Congrats to being an ambassador :)
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  16. My dad went to Boston College. It is the most beautiful campus. If I had the money to travel up there, I would say count me in!

  17. I will definitely be there as well! Can’t wait for the hat trick!
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  18. So fun! wish i was going I have always wanted to run there

  19. I’m going too!!!! Can’t wait to hang out with this great blogger crew!!
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  20. I did the hat trick in Bethlehem this past Fall. It was awesome, but very hilly. I considered it Dopey practice!
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  21. Ive never done back to back, I think I could handle the 5 and dime but yikes at the hat trick!
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  22. Really kind of jealous you’re doing this! Sounds like a completely amazing and insane thing to do. Just my kind of thing! Can’t wait to read all about it and then training up to it!
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  23. I’m part of the Runners World blogging crew too! I am doing the Five & Dime since I am running a half here in Boston the previous weekend, but I’ll be there rooting on all of you doing the Hat Trick. Looking forward to meeting everyone :)
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  24. So glad to know someone else in this! I’m signed up for the Hat Trick, and looking forward to my first “Runcation” in Boston.

    I’m in NYC right now and while I have done the NYC Half and am doing the NYC Marathon, it’s not quite the same as traveling somewhere!

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  26. There’s one this fall close to me, but I totally chickened out on the 5k the night before because I’m calling this half as my PR half. You can totally do it though! I’m just a chicken:)
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  32. This race looks amazing! I would love to get involved next year as a blogger. Any tips? Thanks so much!

    • I am still in shock that I got chosen! I know that I made it clear that I was a huge fan of Runner’s World, their SmartCoach plans, etc… Who knows if that’s what got their attention? I wish I could be more helpful! I do hope you get to attend something of theirs, because the experience is incredible!

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