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RED Episode 77: Anchorage RunFest Half Marathon, Glacier Brewhouse, and Moosestooth Pub

RUN

Welcome back to Anchorage RunFest!  This week we recap our half marathon experience.  This race includes beautiful weather with the exception of a really strong head or tail wind from time to time and beautiful mostly off-road course.  It is mainly flat and scenery is simply amazing. Beautiful trails with picturesque water views, beautiful trees, and a paved course.  The time limit is so generous and you get to interact with others on the course that are running the full marathon and the 49k race.  Other runners on this course are so friendly!  The water and sports drink stops as well as port-a-potties are plentiful so you have what you need to be successful.  The medal is a beautiful metallic purple reflective color.  And we ran into Bart Yasso on the way back to the finish line in downtown Anchorage.    There was a complimentary beer from Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse after the race was over.  We’d come back and do this one again!

EAT

After the half marathon we really indulged by celebrating at Glacier Brewhouse.  We’d say that this is a special occasion kind of meal.  Good news:  reservations are taken on Open Table and we highly recommend them.  We had an appetizer of Smoked Salmon Dip that was delicious.  Alder wood grilled entrees are plentiful on this menu, including a Ribeye we had.  We also sampled the Herb-Crusted Alaska Halibut.  We each added a half pound of the Alaskan King Crab Legs because when in Alaska... you know what to do! We finished off the meal with the Original Peanut Butter Pie.  Everything was so tasty and Travis was a great server!  We recommend this place for sure.  We will be talking about their beer on an upcoming Quick Bite, so stay tuned!

DRINK

Moose’s Tooth serves Broken Tooth Brewing Beer and when we were waiting for and eating the amazing pizza that we talked about on Episode 76 , we sampled a few of their original beers.  Dana’s offerings were cleverly named Van Damme Belgian Strong Ale and Darth Delirium Belgian-Style Stout, while Aimee had Chugach Sessions Cream Ale and Hard Apple Ale. They have a wide variety and something for every palate.  We wanted to try them all!

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Stay tuned for more from Anchorage because we couldn’t fit all the amazing food and beverage in one episode, as you can already tell!

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RED Episode #66: Your Virtual Race Feedback and a Tough Speed Workout, Hunger Station, and Big Storm’s Category 1 Belgian Single Release

RUN

As we have said before, we are following Jeff Galloway’s training plan to prepare for our half marathon at the Anchorage RunFest in August.  We are e-coaching clients of his and this week, instead of a long run, we were working on half miles and trying to hit a target in a certain time.  We did 6 half miles, but the heat and humidity in Florida is really a challenge at this time of year and we made the mistake of starting a bit too late in the morning.  We did pour ice water over our heads, as Jeff suggested, and it did help, but while the mileage was around the times that Jeff wanted us to hit, I was slow this week, and I am still a work in progress.  I am sure the work with Cadence Drills, Acceleration Gliders, and quarter and half miles along with the long runs will get us there.  So my lesson in all of this is:  don’t get frustrated with short-term setbacks, and start earlier in the morning because it is a Florida summer after all.

EAT

Since this was a training week, we decided to try a new food truck that was making its debut at No. 3 Craft Brews, Hunger Station.  It was some great Mediterranean food.  We had Shawarma Fries with a garlic aioli and Falafel Wraps with spicy red sauce.  We really wanted the grape leaves but they were out by the time we got to them.  But they will be back and making more appearances around Southwest Florida.  So, if you love Mediterranean food, you should check them out.  They were so nice and let us try samples of the Shawarma while we tried to decide what to order because everything looked and smelled great.  They are a fairly new food truck.  We can’t wait for them to get their food truck decked out with their logo so we can easily spot them at No. 3 or wherever they might be to snag the grape leaves!

DRINK

Big Storm Brewing Company has a series of beer dedicated to making the best of hurricane season and their release schedule starts on the first day of that season.  We had a live beer chat dedicated to trying Category 1 Belgian Single, which is their first release.  We talk about it on this episode as well.  It has a nice yellow body and it is a bit cloudy.  It reminds us of a Hoegaarden with its banana and clove notes, but we get more clove than banana out of this one.  I think it is on the higher end of sessionable beers.

THAT’S A WRAP

Thank you for listening! We are having a great second year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!