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Month: July 2013

I have a coach?! And thoughts from a track workout…

I have a coach?! And thoughts from a track workout…

I am not always confident in myself or my ability.  Yesterday’s workout was one that I had some serious doubts about being able to complete.  Last week I started using a running coach which I must admit has been a bit of an adjustment for me. My last coach was in college (2001)- before I became a Mrs. and long before babies.  I like to refer to this as my previous running life.  I’ve been coaching myself these past few…

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Reality Check: The Quiet Valley Rooster 5K Race Report

Reality Check: The Quiet Valley Rooster 5K Race Report

Several months ago my sister had an idea that when my family got together for a reunion in Pennsylvania this summer we should all run a race while we were there.  Yes, we are alike in so many ways…  She found a local race for the one weekend we were all there and it was only 12 miles away.  The race was the Quiet Valley Rooster 5K and like any other race junkee I did my homework.  I looked up…

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The Fast Firecracker 5K {Breaking 18!!}

The Fast Firecracker 5K {Breaking 18!!}

The Fast Firecracker 5K is a race that is very true to its name.  For the last few years I’ve heard it was fast but on Thursday I was able to experience it for myself.  And it was awesome. I’ve been gearing up for this race as my “A Race” ever since Boston.  I knew if there was ever a time to PR and/ or possibly break 18 minutes it would be with this one.  All last week I had…

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My Favorite Run of the Year and Some Final 5K Thoughts….

My Favorite Run of the Year and Some Final 5K Thoughts….

Can 2013 be over halfway over?  Summer is flying by and my official 5K training season is coming to a close.  It was short and sweet.  In two days is the big race and I hope I’m ready.  I’ve put in the training.  Time to put it all out there on July 4th. I am not one who traditionally races on Independence Day.  In fact, I believe the last race I did on the 4th of July was the Dominoes…

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