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Why YOU Should Run in the Arkansas Grand Prix Series

Why YOU Should Run in the Arkansas Grand Prix Series

If you like to run and you live in Arkansas then this post is for you.  For years I heard about something called the Grand Prix Series but I had no idea what it meant or what you had to do to be in it.  Most of the time when I heard the words “Grand Prix” my initial thoughts involved Mario cart or race cars.  What was the big deal?  I liked to run and I considered myself a fairly…

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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 helps refresh my mind on the course, the atmosphere and it prepares me mentally. I have a feeling I will…

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CASA Half Marathon Race Report 2014 – Going out strong!

CASA Half Marathon Race Report 2014 – Going out strong!

The last few weeks have been a blur of Christmas parties, activities, work, shopping, baking and RACING!  Ordinarily I consider myself fairly organized but right now I am just taking it day by day.  I would love to write a more lengthy race report but if I do it might never happen.  (If you recall I’m still short two 10K race reports from November…)  I saw this on a friends Facebook page this morning and could really relate.  It’s hard…

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The Big 5K Doubleheader- 2 Race Reports in One!

The Big 5K Doubleheader- 2 Race Reports in One!

It’s official.  The 5K is definitely my favorite racing distance- period.  Up until Saturday I had raced four times in 2014 and did not meet my pacing goals in ANY of them. To be honest I have been a little down and discouraged trying to figure out what’s been going wrong.  I wasn’t have fun and enjoying racing.  In every race I reached a point of frustration and switched from Plan A to “Survival Mode.” This is never a good…

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The River Trail 15K Race Report- the 2014 edition

The River Trail 15K Race Report- the 2014 edition

I’m going to try to keep this brief.  Saturday was not a great racing day for me.  I know everyone has races like this every once in a while.  And yes, I know I race often so I can’t expect them all to be perfect.  I really don’t have an excuse to what was my deal.  Bottom line: I didn’t show up to race.  Before I get into my own issues with the race let me say that this is…

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White River 4 Mile Classic- Lightening, Thunder and Hills- oh my!

White River 4 Mile Classic- Lightening, Thunder and Hills- oh my!

Last year as I drove myself home after the White River 4 Mile Classic I told myself “Never again!”  I had read about the “challenging” course online but naively went into the race thinking it couldn’t be that hard.  I guess some things you just have to experience for yourself.  Hello hills and hello Arkansas humidity in August… Two variables that are not going anywhere! This year I was pretty relaxed about it.  In fact, how could I not run…

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go! Mile Race Report- “One Lap, One Mile, One Fast Little Race!”

go! Mile Race Report- “One Lap, One Mile, One Fast Little Race!”

On Saturday I ran in a one mile race.  Yes, you read that correctly- ONE MILE. The last time I raced an all out mile I was 18 and a senior in high school.  That was over 16 years ago.  In college I ran the 1500 a few times but usually the 3000. When I first read about this race a few months ago on Arkansasrunner.com I honestly didn’t think much of it.  My first thought was- why would I…

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Toad Suck Daze 10K- Race Recap

Toad Suck Daze 10K- Race Recap

With marathon season officially behind me (for now) I have jumped head first into my 5 and 10K season.   I’ll be honest- sometimes just thinking about running a 5 or 10K makes me tired.  They are just so short and way too fast! But I know they make me a better runner so I continue to sign up for them.  I like the practice they give me in racing and I know they push me out of my comfort zone. …

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Capital City Classic 10K- Race Review

Capital City Classic 10K- Race Review

Yesterday was my third time to run in the Capital City Classic 10K.  If you live in central Arkansas and love to race this is one you definitely want to keep on your racing calendar.  The weather has been great every time I’ve run it and the course is perfect. Last year my big goal was to break 40 minutes in this race and when I did it was a huge confidence booster.   This year my “A” goal was…

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The River Trail 15K- Race Report

The River Trail 15K- Race Report

If you would have asked me last week what I knew about a 15K I would have had to stop for a second and add up the distance in my head.  I had never even heard of a race this distance- 9.3 miles.  As mentioned in an earlier post, during my run on Monday, one of my friend’s mentioned the River Trail 15K in Little Rock.  I checked out the website and it definitely sounded worth racing.  If nothing else…

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