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RED Episode # 85: 2019 Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Expo & Pre-Race Carb-Loading at Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando

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This week, we start to recap our amazing 2019 Wine and DIne Half Marathon Weekend.  We start with all the pre-race festivities, including Packet Pickup, Expo, and a chat with Olympian and America’s Coach, Jeff Galloway.  He discusses considerations for those of us who are running the 2-Course Challenge and it applies for anyone who may be thinking about it in 2020!

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Carb-loading for your races at Disney?  Look no further than Harvest Bistro.  Located on the ground floor of the Hilton Bonnet Creek, it has something for everyone in the family, including a dynamite breakfast buffet that we have had before as well.  We dined there on not one but two separate occasions during our stay, so we had the chance to sample pasta from both the regular and Marathon Weekends menus.  All four dishes were so flavorful and filling!  What a great way to get fueled and ready for a successful race.

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Myth Bar inside the Hilton Bonnet Creek is an amazing bar and has a special place in our hearts because that is where we uploaded our first podcast episodes and shared them to Apple Podcasts (formerly known as iTunes...).  Have you tried their charcuterie plate?  If not, you should.  But, more importantly, since this is the drink segment of our show, we have to talk about the Goldmine as one of the best celebratory beverages we have ever had.  It is tobacco-infused bourbon, ginger ale, and “gunpowder” which is cocoa powder.  It is strong, smokey but with a hint of sweetness.  Such a great beverage to sip in the bar right by the fire pit while watching the Walt Disney World fireworks show, without having to fight crowds!!

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Thank you so much to Hilton Bonnet Creek for hosting us during this race weekend!  Their Marathon Weekends package is not to be missed!

Are there races we should try?  Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great 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, thanks to Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Special thanks to Hilton Bonnet Creek for taking such great care of us during their Marathon Weekends events for the 2019 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend.

RED Episode # 84: Dealing with the Taper, Meat Cottage, and Oktoberfezt at Coastal Dayz Brewery

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This week, we talk about the taper that comes right before a race and your listener feedback about how to deal with it. 

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This week we were lucky enough to go to Coastal Dayz Brewery for their Oktoberfest celebration featuring food from The Meat Cottage.  They have an incredible potato salad!  Dana had the Brewery Plate with Bavarian Pork Roast, grilled Krakauer, Bavarian Onion Sausage, and brown pork gravy with Sauerkraut.  Aimee got the Hunter Style Chicken Schnitzel with white wine mushroom cream sauce and French fries.  

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We featured Coastal Dayz Brewery back in Episode 59.   Coastal Dayz Brewery tapped their Oktoberfezt brew for their own Oktoberfest celebration.  We love their nautical theme and the cute dog behind the bar!  Their Märzen Lager is amber in color and has a slight sweet flavor with hints of caramel or butterscotch with a very subtle salty end to a sip of this original brew.  It was tasty and went well with the delicious German food we ate that night.  If you are local, swing by Coastal Dayz Brewery and give it a try!

BONUS!

We also talk about the upcoming Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend and our two-course challenge.  We will visit the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and discuss the food we might try at the different booths.  Are we headed in the right direction?  Let us know if there is another booth we absolutely must try!

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Are there races we should try?  Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great 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. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Special thanks to Warby Parker for sponsoring this week’s show!  Don’t forget to check out www.warbyparkertrial.com/red!  Get a free 5-day in-home trial of 5 frames shipped to you at no charge.  We thank Warby Parker again for sponsoring this week’s show.

RED Episode # 83: Speed Work Training and Key West Recap Part 2

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Last week, we recapped our time running the Southernmost Half Marathon in Key West.  This week we are taking what we learned and applying it to our training to prepare for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend.  There is a tight time limit at Disney and we want to make sure we can reach the finish and explore and indulge. Trying to find the right run-walk-run ratio is on the list as well as making sure we reach the start line as healthy as possible.

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Blackfin Bistro is a great option on Duval in Key West that is right across from Nine One Five, where we had amazing pasta before the race.  It was a cute little place with a bar and some booth seating inside and a cute patio out back where they could have concerts and parties with beautifully strung lights for night events.    Blackfin Bistro has a great burger that was recommended to us by a listener.  It is an 8 oz. Wagyu Burger for $22, cooked to order and including port wine mayo, shallot marmalade, and smoked Gouda fondue. It is served with some perfectly-cooked truffle fries.

DRINK

The Roost is a small bar off Duval with a great ambiance and tasty original cocktails.  They make their own ginger beer and put it in a Moscow Mule cocktail on tap.  I had their house bourbon, one of our favorites, Buffalo Trace, in a perfectly made Old Fashioned.  The bar seating is intimate and there are high back comfortable chairs at small tables all around.  They also sell small plates, we couldn’t help but have fruit, cheese, and charcuterie.  Also, we saw that they sell liquor, including Papa Pilar’s rum!  It was a friendly little place off Duval that we’d go back to again.  I want to try more of the small plates and original beverages.  They looked tasty!

THAT’S A WRAP

Are there races we should try?  Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great 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. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Special thanks to Warby Parker for sponsoring this week’s show!  Don’t forget to check out www.warbyparkertrial.com/red!  Get a free 5-day in-home trial of 5 frames shipped to you at no charge.  We thank Warby Parker again for sponsoring this week’s show