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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

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

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

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-

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