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Month: May 2014

Portfest 5K Race Report- 2014 edition

Portfest 5K Race Report- 2014 edition

In case you were wondering how it would feel to race a 5K 6 days after a marathon I will fill you in… It’s ROUGH.  So why did I do it?  This small, local race has become a little family tradition.  It’s the last Saturday in May and always offers some prize money to the overall male and female winner.  This was my third time to run Portfest and I’m pretty sure it was the hottest!  There happened to be…

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The Poconos Marathon Race Recap!

The Poconos Marathon Race Recap!

What is harder than running a sub 3 hour marathon?  Trying to do it again.   This distance has intimidated the life out of me since crossing the finish line of the 3 Bridges Marathon nearly five months ago. I had built up “the big sub 3” for so long and when it happened I was elated but after I came down from cloud nine something happened.  I didn’t know if I could ever do it again.  I had executed a…

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Women Run Arkansas 5K: A competitive mother daughter race!

Women Run Arkansas 5K: A competitive mother daughter race!

I know.  I did it again.  I said I was done racing until my marathon and then I heard about the Mother/ Daughter Division of the Women Run Arkansas 5K.  How could I resist?? The Women Run Arkansas program has been around since 1997.  This organization promotes health and fitness through running and walking. The WRA organizes free run/walk clinics for women, which are held for 10 weeks each spring. At the end of the 10 weeks there is a…

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Toad Suck 10K- 2014 Race Report!

Toad Suck 10K- 2014 Race Report!

On Saturday I ran in the Toad Suck 10k as part of the Grand Prix series.  This race is held every May during the Toad Suck Daze festival in Conway, Arkansas.  There are actually two races- the 5 and 10K with each race having over 500 runners.  I ran the 5K in 2010 and 2012 and last year was my first year to run  the 10K.  At the time it was a big breakthrough race for me (broke 39 minutes)…

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