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Month: February 2013

Have I done enough?

Have I done enough?

With 3 days until the big race I find myself mulling over this past training cycle.  It’s been almost 13 weeks since my last marathon.  That’s not exactly a lot of time but I’m hoping it was enough.  Have I put in enough miles?  Have I pushed myself?  Have I done enough long runs?  Have I put in the right mix of quality speed work?  Have I had enough easy runs?   Have I rested when I needed to rest? …

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Facebook, Four Races and DOMS!

Facebook, Four Races and DOMS!

FacebookAfter having a running blog for going on 4 years (has it already been that long?!) I decided it was time to jump on the Facebook page train.  This way I can post about races, training and running and not feel like I’m annoying other FB friends who are not that interested.  So if you are interested in following my running adventures on FB you can find me there at Arkansas Runner Mom.  Thanks! Four RacesNow onto some running stuff… …

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Light Up the Night 5K Race Report- a surprise {Unofficial} PR!

Light Up the Night 5K Race Report- a surprise {Unofficial} PR!

Last night I ran in a race that I must admit surprised me.  I had very low expectations for this local night race which was probably a good thing.  All week I was getting nervous but I tried to tell myself it was just for the Little Rock Marathon- which is now one week away!  But in the back of my mind I knew there was one race/ workout that stood between me and LRM and it was this 5K….

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We’ve got history- The Little Rock Marathon

We’ve got history- The Little Rock Marathon

Just 10 days to go until the Little Rock Marathon and I am getting EXCITED!! It’s difficult for me to put into words what this race means to me.  I should point out that it has nothing to do with the course.  In fact, the course itself is fairly challenging.  It is by no means an “easy” marathon.  The Little Rock Marathon Course is usually described as hilly. Running legend Bill Rodgers once said “any marathon worth its salt has…

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Coming Out of a {Mini} Slump

Coming Out of a {Mini} Slump

Despite my bittersweet PR last weekend, I spent most of this week feeling a bit out of sorts in my running world.  I think I just needed to process the race and it took me a while.  For months I had built up a certain finish time and race strategy in my mind and when the weather and course didn’t quite meet my expectations I had to switch to plan B.  I know that every race does not go as…

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The Mississippi River Half Marathon Race Report

The Mississippi River Half Marathon Race Report

“Against the wind I’m still runnin’ against the wind I’m older now but still runnin’ against the wind.”  ~Bob Seger If you are hoping to read a race report about a perfectly executed race in which I nailed my pacing strategy this is not the one.  (That might better describe my 15K last week.)  The half marathon I ran yesterday was a fight from start to finish and it was rough.  I’ve never fought against nature in a race like…

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River Trail 15K Race Report (…and the 60 minute club!!)

River Trail 15K Race Report (…and the 60 minute club!!)

Wow! The 15K is a very interesting racing distance.  Love it.  I know it is not the most common of racing distances but if you ever get the chance to run one you should! Don’t let the random distance scare you.   If you recall, last year when I decided to run this race I actually googled the distance of a 15K. Then when I realized it was 9.3 I was like, “duh- 3.1 x 3!!” Not my brightest moment! The…

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