Author Archives: Tracy Diane

About Tracy Diane

I run. I swim. I write.

Gone for a Long Run! Back Soon!!

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Run Fast Eat Slow: The Best Cookbooks for Runners

I’m always looking for new recipes that I can make for my two runners. The older they get, the more foods they are willing to try (thank goodness!) so when I found the Run Fast East Slow cookbook by Olympic … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Running, Swimming & Ice Gardening!?!

*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the page for more information* The long running joke in my family is that I absolutely suck at gardening. No matter how much I want … Continue reading

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Rules are there for a Reason in High School Running

High School athletics come with a variety rules in South Carolina, and I suspect other states as well. There are rules for different part of a season such as open season, closed season, and in-season. There are rules for eligibility … Continue reading

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I’m What Age for Track and Field?!

Track season is kicking off here is South Carolina and with a new year, come new age groups for many kids. My kids run USATF meets. Running has different age rules compared to come other sports like swimming. In swimming, … Continue reading

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Top 3 Reasons Your Kids Should Run an Indoor Track Meet

This spring will be my son

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My Version of Farklets on the Track

Farklets are a common distance running workout. Typically, runners will do their routine warm up and then for the main set, will run a set distance while rotating through a series of hard sprints followed by easier sections. Some runners … Continue reading

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Cross Country Team Scoring Explained

Cross country meets have a different method of scoring that traditional sports. In most cases, the high score wins. But not in cross country. In cross country, the lowest score wins. At each meet, a team is composed of seven … Continue reading

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Cross Country Meet Procedures

Cross Country season is upon us and that means shorter meets and hopefully, cooler temperatures. If this is your first time having a cross country runner in the family you are in for a wild ride. Here are a few … Continue reading

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Cross-Training Days for Runners Can Be Fun

Today, I jumped back in the pool for my first swim in a long time. It’s easy to forget that cross-training can help your running but picking a few days each week to try something different is great for your … Continue reading

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