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2 Races & 2 Records- Arkansas Runner 2 Mile & Go! Mile 2019

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 of 5k’s and 10ks, half and full marathons but some of the distances are few and far between. When I…

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Bring on the Speed- Arkansas Runner 2 Mile and Go! Mile 2018 Race Recap

Bring on the Speed- Arkansas Runner 2 Mile and Go! Mile 2018 Race Recap

It’s summer racing season which means I’ve switched gears from marathon training to racing some shorter distances.  Nothing like a fast 1 or 2 mile race to push you out of your comfort zone!  To be honest these two races are the most intimidating ones on the Arkansas Grand Prix schedule to me. There’s just something about the shorter races that makes me extremely nervous.  It must be the crazy fast pace! Race #1: Arkansas Runner 2 Mile Location: Benton,…

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Arkansas Runner 2 Mile Race Recap

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 not ready when things get tough. I want to head to the starting line feeling calm and confident in my…

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Arkansas Runner 2 Miler: 2016 edition

Arkansas Runner 2 Miler: 2016 edition

It’s always a little intimidating to follow up a race distance after a PR. Back in March I unexpectedly set a new 2 mile personal best time- finally beating my time from 1997!  I went into that race with zero expectations since it was 6 days after a marathon but once I got out there everything just clicked and I went with it. The result- negative splits and a new PR of 11:34. This past Saturday’s 2 mile race was…

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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 for this one and it was Anna’s first Grand Prix race. The Arkansas Runner 2 Mile definitely wins the award…

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The Arkansas Runner 2 Mile- Race Report

The Arkansas Runner 2 Mile- Race Report

Saturday morning I ran in a very last minute 2 mile race.  That’s right- 2 miles.  At any other time of the year a 2 mile race would probably sound like a sprint to me but I figured it couldn’t be any harder than racing one mile.  A few days before the race I got an email about it and before I dismissed it I thought I’d ask a couple running friends if they would want to make the drive…

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