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Month: May 2015

Toad Suck 10K Race Report- Getting Back to Business!

Toad Suck 10K Race Report- Getting Back to Business!

I guess it’s about time I get around to writing my Toad Suck 10k race recap! This race is 8th in the Arkansas Grand Prix series (and my 5th) for the year.  The next one is this Saturday so I better get moving! Race: Toad Suck 10k Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015 Location: Conway, Arkansas This was my fifth year to participate in the Toad Suck Daze race series.  The first two times I ran the 5k and then I…

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Observations from running with a 22-year-old

Observations from running with a 22-year-old

Last May I met a college student who said she was interested in doing some speed work with me.  Jackie was a senior basketball player who wanted to increase her speed and fitness over the summer.  Up until this point I was doing all of my speed work solo so the thought of having someone to pace with for some of my faster, harder workouts sounded too good to be true. When she got to the track the first morning…

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The Illinois Half Marathon- Getting closer to a PR!

The Illinois Half Marathon- Getting closer to a PR!

During my long injury comeback this fall and spring I had it in my head that I needed to run a marathon to officially be “back” to normal.  For some reason I felt like my ultimate goal should be a faster marathon time.  I know I’ve mentioned it one or two (or a hundred) times before but coming back from plantar fasciitis took much longer than anticipated. Three weeks before the Illinois Marathon I started wondering if I really wanted…

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How to Start a Kids Track Night

How to Start a Kids Track Night

Recently I have had quite a few people ask me about our local kids track night program.  I thought it might be best to write a post about this for those who might be interested in doing this in their own town.  We have been running this track program for over six years and have learned a lot in the process. First of all, you do not have to be a running expert, former college athlete, or an elite runner…

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Giveaway winner and a weekend break from racing

Giveaway winner and a weekend break from racing

First of all, the big winner in the 73Threads Giveaway is Theresa Ferguson! Congratulations!  I will be emailing you to get your contact information for 73Threads.  Thank you to everyone who participated! In the next week I hope to have the race reports for the Illinois Half Marathon, the Toad Suck 10k, and the Light up the Streets 5k finished.  Yes, last weekend I went a little overboard with a 10k in the morning and a 5k that night. This…

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