Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Running Ramblings and Race Ragz Review

Only 10 weeks until the Chicago Marathon!  I'm really excited about this race.  Not only do I get to visit my cousin Erin and her hubby Alex, but I'm hoping to PR in the cooler Chicago weather after training in the Florida heat.  My current marathon PR is 4:49 from the A1A Marathon. I'm aiming for closer to a 4:30 finish time in Chicago.

Here are my runs and average paces for the second half of July.  To finish a marathon in 4:30, my average pace needs to be 10:18 for the entire 26.2 miles. 

Date Miles Duration Avg Pace Type/Run
7/26/2014 14 2:29:04 10:38 long
7/24/2014 6 0:55:11 9:11 tempo
7/22/2014 5.02 0:46:10 9:12 intervals
7/19/2014 12 2:00:40 10:03 long
7/15/2014 5 0:45:17 9:02 tempo
7/12/2014 15.2 2:31:16 9:57 long

Saturday's 14 mile run was tough because I didn't eat enough carbs on Friday. I realized that about half way through the run when I was starving and already running out of steam. Mental note for later.

On Thursday's tempo run, I ran in my new Race Ragz custom made dry fit shirt. I received lots of compliments.  Everyone loved my new shirt with our running group's logo on front! Suncoast Striders Rule!

After 6 very humid and sweaty miles

My Race Ragz offers custom made dry performance shirts made for runners by runners.  I created my one of a kind personalized performance shirt using my own logo on the front and one of Race Ragz's pre-loaded images on the back.  They have 1000+ pre-loaded images/sayings for you to use on your custom shirt.

I ordered the women's synergy race tank in size medium.  It fit true to size.  This shirt was a thin, soft dry fit material.  It was very comfortable to run in with no chaffing issues after 6 miles.  It also did not ride up on my hips as I ran...always a plus for me!  The ordering process was very easy including uploading my own image for the front of my shirt.  I recommend My Race Ragz for any custom running shirt needs.

Now one lucky reader gets to win their own Race Ragz custom running shirt (up to $46 value)!  Enter below through Rafflecopter. Contest ends Aug 6, 2014.

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Disclaimer: I was given a $46 credit to create and order my own shirt from My Race Ragz.  All opinions are my own.


  1. Would love an awesome new Strider shirt for Frankenfooter :)

  2. I love that shirt! So flattering on you Chrissy! We could match! :)

    Jackie Bradley

  3. I would love that shirt for my next race!!!

  4. I LOVE this shirt. I eye it every time you wear it. This would be a great addition to any runner's wardrobe!

  5. Love the shirt! It looks great on you!

  6. I love this shirt and have wanted a pink one since I've started running with Striders! It would wear it to my second half in Savannah!

  7. Love the shirt! I know what I would put on the front (Striders logo obviously) but what to put on the back..choices choices!!

  8. Love the shirt. Hate it when they ride up.


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