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RED Episode #75: Anchorage RunFest Training Updates and Splitsville Luxury Lanes

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These are our final training updates before next weekend’s Anchorage RunFest!  Aimee had one last round of trying to find a run-walk-run interval that she feels comfortable with for the Half Marathon on Sunday.  Yes, the goal is to PR, if possible, but you can never tell on a brand new race course what the unknown factors will be, so she is following the advice of Meb Keflezighi in his book, 26 Marathons, to have backup goals.  To PR, to finish, or to do the very best I can to “run to win” my own race, as he writes about in his book.  Meanwhile, Dana is continuing on with his physical therapy and getting ready to walk the Anchorage races.  It takes mental toughness to stay positive and heal following surgery, and he is doing a great job!

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RunDisney’s Virtual Race Series celebrates 80 years of Marvel. This month’s medals include the Black Panther medal for the August 5K and the bonus medal for running all three virtual races this summer, the 80 Years of Marvel.  While we were up at Disney completing the August 5K, we got some great food at Splitsville in Disney Springs.    

This summer at Disney Springs, all of the restaurants are creating special dishes as part of the “Savor the Flavors of Florida” event.  Splitsville created the Tuna Poke Tower, including seared ahi tuna, spicy crab mix, diced Florida avocado and Asian slaw stacked high and served with crispy wonton chips.  These flavors were so fresh and delicious. At Splitsville, their focus is fresh and flavorful food and this dish was a tasty example of that.

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Splitsville also created a beverage celebrating Florida flavors.  It was a strawberry sake spritzer including local strawberries, lemon juice, St. Germain, topped with rose-infused sake and garnished with a whole strawberry and mint.  It was a refreshing burst of strawberry flavor that was perfect in the heat of the Florida summer.


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Stay tuned for more from Splitsville throughout the week.  Mike Crave, their general manager, was so nice to sit down with us and give us a tour of his favorites from the menu.  There were so many amazing flavors that we couldn’t fit them all in one episode, so we will be sharing them as quick bites throughout the week.  Everyone should know about the elevated food, drinks, and fun at Splitsville.  

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RED Quick Bite #43: The Trifecta at Splitsville in Disney Springs

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In June, we started the Run Disney Virtual Running Shorts Race Series.  This is an Incredibles-themed series of 5ks this summer.  Complete one in June, July, and August plus get a bonus medal.  While you can do a virtual race anywhere, we heard about the Bourbon Experience at Disney Springs during the months of May and June. 

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While we were there, we discovered that Disney Springs had special pairings at various restaurants during this experience. We did not try any food at Splitsville, but we want to go back because the vibe and atmosphere are really cool.  They have burgers, sushi, and even Kimchi Fried Rice.

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Splitsville had a drink called the Trifecta made with 100-proof Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon.  It is not your typical Old Fashioned type of beverage.  It had nice spices that reminded me of fall.  The Trifecta was one of our favorites.

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