And, it’s Summer!

20 Jun

Summer certainly made itself known today. Makes sense since it is the first day of summer and all, but we don’t normally see temps in the 90s here in Rhode Island in June, we typically average mid 70s to 80.

So I threw myself right into heat training with a 4 mile run. Hey, the training schedule speaks to me – I must listen. And I was too lazy after staying up late watching a movie last night to get it in this morning.

Schedule says: 4 miles @ 9:55. My legs said:

First Day of Summer Run

I’m honestly surprised. Last time I ran in hot weather was an 8 miler over Memorial Day weekend and I was miserable.

This speaks volumes to me in terms of hydration – I drank 75 oz. of water and 16 oz. of (full strength) Nuun prior to this run.

It also tells me that my planlessness throughout May (and mostly lack of running – 71 miles in May, with my longest run being Cox Half Marathon) really paid off in the sense that my injuries have healed and my legs feel entirely too fresh.

This was Monday’s run, hence the “entirely too fresh”:

Chicago Marathon Training Run #1

Plus, I have a pretty kick ass pacer – I literally looked at Kevin at about 3.5ish miles and said “Who’s pacing this run anyway?” I was doing my damndest to keep up with him! It was then we decided on a strong finish! And strong it was. The best part is after that I’ve had no residual soreness, no dead legs, no problem doing it again today. I hope I can keep this up throughout my training program!


While we’re on the topic of running, heat, summer, etc… I have a little “first day of summer surprise” for you guys.

ZICO has been kind enough to hook me up with a case of coconut water to give away!

Coconut water is a phenomenal rehydration beverage post-run!

“ZICO contains the five essential electrolytes that gives your body everything it needs to stay hydrated and perform at your best. One ZICO has more potassium than a banana – 15 times more than most sports drinks – to prevent cramping.”

Whenever I have that “super thirsty” feeling – I reach straight for the coconut water, it truly does the trick.

And in the summer, what’s better than a refreshing beverage with a tropical feel?!

I’m going to make this short and sweet, so here’s how to enter:

(Required) Tweet: “@runcupcake wants to help you hydrate this summer with a case of @Zico! Enter here: ”

(Optional) Follow me on Twitter @runcupcake

(Optional) Follow ZICO on Twitter @zico

I’ll pick a winner Monday night at 9 p.m.!

Good luck and I hope you all enjoyed your first day of summer!



18 Responses to “And, it’s Summer!”

  1. Renata June 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Tweeted your giveaway link!

  2. Renata June 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Following you on Twitter

  3. Renata June 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    Following Zico on Twitter now too – thanks so much for the great giveaway!

  4. zerototwentysixpointtwo June 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm #


  5. Larisa Dixon (@0to26point2) June 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    following Zico

  6. Larisa Dixon (@0to26point2) June 20, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    and of course already following you:)

  7. Elle June 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm #


  8. Elle June 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    following you on Twitter

  9. Elle June 20, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Following ZICO on Twitter

  10. Jess Sutera June 21, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    Nicely done on the running on fresh legs. feels SO GOOD doesn’t it?? PS. I freakin’ love the chocolate Zico – and you’re welcome for introducing you to it at my house hehe 😉 PS. I just tweeted this out!

  11. christa June 21, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    i tweeted 🙂

  12. christa June 21, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    I love coconut water, Super hot here in VT these past 2 days, I follow you on twitter too!

  13. jobo June 21, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    Wow, awesome job on the run – I ALWAYS feel so much better running on fresh and/or rested legs. Makes a huge difference. And asslap on getting that run in, in yesterday’s heat! Glad you hydrated 🙂 (just tweeted – love zico!!)

  14. BarrAndTable June 22, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    I tweeted about your giveaway!

  15. BarrAndTable June 22, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    I also follow you and zico on twitter! (@beermeamartini)

  16. ashley June 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

  17. ashley June 22, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    I’m following @runcupcake on twitter ohsmiledarling

  18. ashley June 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    I’m following @ZICO on twitter ohsmiledarling

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