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Races in Arkansas

The Arkansas 20k- there’s a first time for everything!

Last Saturday I made my way to Benton, Arkansas for the 34th annual Arkansas 20k. Exactly how far is a 20k? It’s 12.4 miles… or in my case 12.5 if you don’t run the tangents just right!  Since it’s one of the longer races on the Grand Prix schedule I was doing this one solo without the kids.  I made

The Wildcat Road Mile- Race Recap

Racing an all out mile is by far the most intimidating distance to me.  For the last three years I have raced the mile once each summer. My time has gone from 5:17 in 2013 to 5:20 in 2014 and then even slower this year with a 5:31.  For whatever reason I was a little off this June at GoMile

Hot Pepper Nights 10k Race Recap

As a general rule I tend to avoid races with the words, “hot”, “fire”, or “Hell” in the name and for good reason.  Well, I broke my own rule for this one.   The Race: Hot Pepper Nights 10k Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015 Time: 6:30 pm Location: Jonesboro, AR Weather- HOT! Not the hottest race of the summer but

Go! Mile 2015 Race Report
Go! Mile 2015 Race Report

This past weekend I ran in what I can honestly say is my most intimidating race of the year.  Yes, it’s only one mile but it’s ONE MILE!  Was I ready for it? Not quite.  I think I was more ready physically than mentally. The week got off to a rough start with the stomach bug which hit myself and

Arkansas Runner 2 Mile Race Report 2015
Arkansas Runner 2 Mile Race Report 2015

On Saturday our family made the drive down to Benton, Arkansas for a 2-mile race.  This is another one of those rarely raced distances but that’s one of the things I like about the Arkansas Grand Prix series. There’s plenty of variety and it’s always a bonus when my kids can participate.  I actually registered three of our four kids

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

Capital City Classic 10k Race Report and a Change in Plans…
Capital City Classic 10k Race Report and a Change in Plans…

Hello there!  Long time…  I am a few race reports behind- 3 to be exact!  I really want to get caught up so forgive me if this seems a bit condensed!  I thought I would start with my favorite race in Arkansas and go from there. 🙂 The Race: Capital City Classic 10k The Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015 Time:

The Spring Fling 5k Race Recap and Breaking 19 Minutes… again!
The Spring Fling 5k Race Recap and Breaking 19 Minutes… again!

Coming back from an injury can take a while and it’s hard not to get a little discouraged during the comeback phase.  For the last several months I’ve been comparing myself to where I was last year before the plantar fasciitis started.  My foot has felt good for a while now but my confidence in my ability has not been

River Trail 15K: The 2015 Edition!
River Trail 15K: The 2015 Edition!

Better late than never, right?  I actually ran the RT 15k almost two weeks ago.  I am now 9 days away from the Little Rock Marathon so I figure I better get this one posted!  The 15K is a very interesting distance to race.  I only race one a year and it is this one- the River Trail 15k.  It’s

Spa City 10K- Race Report
Spa City 10K- Race Report

This is my last race report for the year! It is not the last race I ran but this one sort of fell through the cracks during my racing rampage of November and early December.  Why bother writing it at all?  To tell you the truth, I often go back through my old race reports before running them again.  It