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Tag : Arkansas Grand Prix series

The Arkansas 20k- a few thoughts on racing after an injury

The first race back after an injury and an extended amount of time off from training can be very intimidating.  What is a realistic time goal?  What if something starts hurting?  Am I ready for this? Usually I train and race often enough that I have very realistic goals going into any given race.  In May when my plantar fasciitis

Go! Mile 2017 Race Report

Well I’ve put off writing this race recap for about as long as I can.  It’s not nearly as much fun going into a race when you’re not prepared and for some reason it’s even more intimidating when it’s a one mile race.  Go! Mile was the 10th race in the Arkansas Grand Prix schedule this year and the only

Arkansas Runner 2 Mile Race Recap

I’m not a fan of being unprepared when it comes to racing.  I know there are some who like to race “for fun” but my version of fun typically involves racing fast and running well. Racing is hard enough as it is and I don’t need a little voice in my head telling me I can’t do it or I’m

Toad Suck 10k- the 2017 edition

There wasn’t really any question in my mind whether or not I would run the Toad Suck 10k this year.  It was the 8th race in the Arkansas Grand Prix series so ready or not I was going to do what I could.  Once again my older two joined me so we left for Conway a little after 6 am

Two races back in April… Capital City Classic 10k- 2017 edition AND Chip’s Share it Forward 5k

I am a few race reports behind so I thought I’d catch up before I forgot all together.  I’m not sure how many people even read these but I tend to be a repeat racer so I guess I’m doing this so I can remember for next time. Race: Capital City Classic 10K Date: April 1, 2017 Location: Little Rock,

Staying Focused and Staying POSITIVE- Spring Fling 5k 2017

When it comes to racing I tend to be a creature of habit.  2017 marked my 5th consecutive year of running the Cabot Spring Fling 5k.  Three of these years have been within 2-3 weeks of finishing the Little Rock Marathon but it’s just hard to pass up this one since it’s only 30 minutes from our house and it’s

Chase Race and Paws 2017

Once again Little Rock Marathon recovery has included a 2 mile race! Why would I do this? Well, besides this particular race being in the Arkansas Grand Prix series this is an all around fun race for the whole family- including our new puppy Pepper!  After last year’s surprising 2 mile race success (6 days post marathon) I decided to

CASA Half Marathon 2016- Officially an Iron Runner!

As luck would have it my favorite half marathon in Arkansas and my goal marathon were scheduled one week apart. I know most people would forego the half and focus on the marathon. I might have agreed but the CASA Half Marathon was the 20th and final race on the Grand Prix series schedule so as far as I was

The Spa 10k 2016 and the 2016 RRCA Awards

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to relax and enjoy some quiet time with friends and family. This week has flown by and I’ve enjoyed every bit of downtime we’ve had! It’s actually been peak mileage training week and I cannot think of a better week for it than Thanksgiving. Extra time to run and plenty

The Breakaway 10k and Breaking 38!!

I remember a time when the 10k was my most dreaded racing distance.  I ran two of them my senior year of high school and vowed never again!  I knew nothing about 10k pacing and my strategy was basically to go out like I was running a 5k and hold on.  Obviously this is a terrible race plan and makes