I have no problem with mapping out my own running route when I’m in a new city. After all, the best sightseeing is often done on foot, and when I can scratch my itch to be a total tourist and get in a run at the same, I’m all about it. However, running around a strange city is even better when it’s done as part of a race. The logistics are covered, there’s hydration provided along the course, you often gain pedestrian access into areas you wouldn’t otherwise be able to run, and, of course, you’re out there with a…

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G’day, FBG crew! Earlier this fall I was invited to lace up my kicks and head Down Under to join 37,000 other runners at Blackmores’ Sydney Running Festival, a one-day, four-race event in the Aussie city — you might’ve caught a little bit of the excitement when I took over the FBG Instastory on race day. It wasn’t the first time racing away from my home turf in Miami (I’ve run in the Bahamas, Antigua, Vancouver and with FBG Kristen in Jamaica’s Kingston City Run). But it was the first time I’ve run in the Southern Hemisphere (and, no, races…

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