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Tag : Arkansas Grand Prix series

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

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

CASA Half Marathon

Ready or not I ran the CASA Half Marathon exactly 4 weeks after 3 Bridges. I love this race and truly believe it’s the fastest half marathon course in Arkansas. (At this point I think I’ve run most of them!)  I’ve worked this race into my schedule every year since 2013.  CASA was originally scheduled for December but bad weather

The Spa 10k – 2018 edition “It’s all uphill from here!”

There was never really any question of whether or not I would run the Spa 10k. I love this race.  It’s challenging and exhilarating all in one.  This is one of those races I like to run regardless of whether I’m in shape or not.  I’ve had years when I’ve been fit and ready to PR and I’ve also run

White River 4 Mile Classic Race Recap 2018- the one with a new PR!!

When I look back on my fastest race times most of my PRs are from races I did not get the overall win.  My fastest marathon (2015) was set in the Chicago Marathon and obviously I wasn’t winning that one.  I finished 2nd when I ran my half marathon PR (2013).  I finished 3rd in my fastest 5k (2013) and

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