Giant Race Scottsdale Virtual Race Recap

New to the Giant Race series this year is the option to run races virtually. You guys know how much I appreciate virtual races due to my work / family / travel schedule. This year the Scottsdale, AZ Giant Race was scheduled for the same weekend I was at the Fox "Ride Your F#%king Bike - the Movie" premiere - so I had to opt to run the race virtually.

Nuevo este año en la serie de carreras Giant Race es la opción de correr las carreras virtualmente. Ayer finalmente corrí mi carrera de Scottsdale, AZ virtualmente porque he estado viahando tanto.

Photo: Giant Race

Photo: Giant Race

Although it was a bummer to not be able to run the race in Scottsdale with everyone else, I was still really happy to have the option to run it at all. Destination races aren't always an option runners can afford so I appreciate that the folks at the Giant Race took that into consideration when setting up the 2017 schedule.

A pesar de que era triste no poder correr la carrera en Scottsdale con todos los demás, todavía estaba muy feliz de tener la opción de correr aquí en casa. Aprecio que la gente de Giant Race entienden que viajar para las carreras no es algo que todo el mundo puede hacer.

By the way, there are still THREE more races you can sign up for! Use my discount code "JINDYSAVE5" and you'll save $5 off registration. Todavía quedan TRES carreras Giant Race esto año. Puedes ahorrar $5 con mi código “JINDYSAVE5”. 

The Sacramento medal and shirt are sweet! ¡Mira que nice la medalla y camisa de Sacramento.


I finally ran my Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Giant Race yesterday. I had been traveling so much (I was actually in Scottsdale just last week!) that I decided to wait until my first full weekend at home. I had also just received my bib, shirt and medal in the mail - so it felt more official. 

I set out to my local trail early in the morning and knocked out my 10K in my new New Balance Fresh Foam shoes which I LOVE! I had a great run and was happy I had the opportunity to run this at home on my own time.

Me fui a correr temprano en la mañana y terminé el 10K en mis nuevos zapatos Fresh Foam de New Balance. ¡Realmente me encantan! Estaba feliz de haber tenido la oportunidad de correr esto en casa a mi gusto.


After my run I came home and spent a few hours with my daughter before driving her back to school and running errands. I stopped off at Whole Foods with her for a healthy, hearty lunch and a bit of caffeine to refuel us for the rest of the day. 

Después de correr regrese a la casa y pase tiempo con mi hija antes de dejarla en la escuela. Hice más mandados y paré en Whole Foods con ella para comer un almuerzo saludable. También recuperamos nuestra energía con poco de cafecito.  


That's another perk of virtual races - you have the luxury of stepping right back into your normal routine right after the race. Can't beat that! 

Mi parte favorita de las carreras virtuales es tener el lujo de regresar a mi rutina normal después de la carrera. ¡Eso es lo mejor!

What's your opinion on virtual races and which Giant Races are you running this year? Be sure to say hi when we see each other out on the course! 

¿Cuál es tu opinión sobre las carreras virtuales y cuales de las Giant Races estás corriendo este año? ¡Asegúrese de decir "hola" cuando nos vemos en Sacramento, San Jose y San Francisco!

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