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Arkansas Runner Mom

Quick Race Update- Capital City Classic 10k and the Wildcat Extra Mile

Capital City Classic 10k The running theme this spring has been “just go with it.” For a number of reasons I’ve learned to be more flexible and remember no race plan is set in stone. For example, the first Saturday of April has always been the Capital City Classic 10k in Little Rock.  I’ve run this race every year since

2 Races & 2 Records- Arkansas Runner 2 Mile & Go! Mile 2019

This masters series quest has taught me a lot these past 6 months. It’s been challenging, fun, and extremely motivating. When you’re chasing state records there are a few things to consider: 1.) Races need to be in state and certified. 2.) There are some race distances you only get one or two shots at a year. There are plenty

Inaugural Grand Prix Track Meet

Racing the day after a long road trip is not ideal. Last year I tried to race a 5k after a day long car ride home from Disney and 5 hours of sleep. The key word there was tried.  I felt decent for about one mile and it was pure torture after that. It went from 5k pace to marathon

Mystic 10k and my favorite running vacation route

A few weeks ago we took a 9 day family vacation road trip to the Northeast and had a great time.  We went to Pennsylvania, NYC, Connecticut, West Point and Cooperstown, NY, and finally Niagra Falls. We planned this trip months ago and when I gave my sister the dates of our trip (specifically the days we would be at

Missing a Marathon, running in a college track meet and Doc Rock Half Marathon- Take 2!

It’s been a while… Not really sure where to pick up so I guess the best place to start is with Little Rock.  (Feel free to skip ahead to brighter days!)  Missing the Little Rock Marathon was crushing.  It’s been almost 7 weeks now and I’ve definitely moved on but the first few weeks were tough. I trained for months

Run the Line Half Marathon 2019!

Last weekend I headed to Texarkana for the 4th year in a row to Run the Line! This is a fun race along the Texas/ Arkansas border and I highly recommend it if you like running back and forth between states! It’s not the easiest half marathon course but it’s not too tough and the rolling hills just make it

River Trail 15k 2019

The 15k is not the most popular distance to race but it’s become one of my favorites.  To my knowledge we only have one certified 15k course in the state and it’s held on the first Saturday of February on the Arkansas River Trail. Once I find a race that I like it’s hard for me to pass it up

One Hour Track Run 2019

It’s hard to pass up the One Hour Track Run because it is such a unique race. The race distance is up to you. How far can you run in an hour? This wasn’t on my schedule as a goal race but I had a tempo planned two days later so I messaged my coach and we moved up the

CASA Half Marathon

Ready or not I ran the CASA Half Marathon exactly 4 weeks after 3 Bridges. I love this race and truly believe it’s the fastest half marathon course in Arkansas. (At this point I think I’ve run most of them!)  I’ve worked this race into my schedule every year since 2013.  CASA was originally scheduled for December but bad weather

3 Bridges Marathon 2018

Has it already been over a month since the marathon? I thought I would write this recap at some point over the holidays but obviously never got around to it. Even though things didn’t go quite as planned I like documenting my races because there’s always things I can learn from them.  I usually learn more from races like this