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Published by : Tia Stone

Full Moon 25k- the Masters edition

It’s no secret that this summer I’ve been focused on speed and shorter distances. I probably had no business registering for a long trail race but there’s something about this race that brings me back each year.  This was actually my first trail race since running Full Moon last year! I usually run a few more in the spring and

The Heat Was Definitely On 8K

In my masters series quest one of the more obscure distance records is the 8k. I think it falls under the same category as the 12k and 20k. They are not very common these days- especially compared to the ever popular 5k, 10k, or half marathon. There used to be a popular 8k race in Little Rock (Rock Run) but

Firecracker Fast 5k- a PR Surprise!

The Firecracker Fast 5k is truly a race that lives up to its name! The first time I ran it in 2013 I had no idea what to expect and it did not disappoint.  It’s a fast point to point race with a lot of downhill in the first 2 miles.  I love downhill racing but unfortunately there are not

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