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Observations from running with a 22-year-old

Observations from running with a 22-year-old

Last May I met a college student who said she was interested in doing some speed work with me.  Jackie was a senior basketball player who wanted to increase her speed and fitness over the summer.  Up until this point I was doing all of my speed work solo so the thought of having someone to pace with for some of my faster, harder workouts sounded too good to be true. When she got to the track the first morning…

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Fast Firecracker 5K- 2014 edition!

Fast Firecracker 5K- 2014 edition!

The Fast Firecracker- I love this race.  The course, the atmosphere and the fact that it’s on the 4th of July.  Did I mention it’s also very fast?! Last year was my first time to experience this race and as soon as I crossed the line I knew I would be back!  This race will always be special to me as it was the first time I ever saw a 17:xx on the finish clock.  I hoped the magic of…

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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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The RRCA National One Mile Race- go! Mile Race Report- 2014

The RRCA National One Mile Race- go! Mile Race Report- 2014

If you think the expression “digging deep” applies to solely to marathoners I would have to disagree.  I don’t think you can truly appreciate the term until you have raced ALL OUT in a ONE MILE RACE. Photo courtesy of Arkansas Outside When I first saw this picture I was tagged in on Facebook my initial thought was “Oh no- I’ve got to untag myself.” But the more I thought about it I realized this picture says it all.  At…

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Training for a ONE mile race…

Training for a ONE mile race…

It’s been a little over a week since my last post– when I ran a 5K 6 days after my marathon.  Yes, that was rough.  Fortunately, running is going a little better now.  I am feeling much more like myself and have quickly jumped back into training.  But not my typical marathon or half marathon training cycle.  Summer is a fun time around here because I train specifically for shorter racing distances.  I have two big races coming up and…

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