Author Archives: Tracy_Barnhart

My Reindeer Run 5K Workouts – Week 3 – September 18th through 23rd

This week was a little rough because I was a little stuffy from being in West Virginia last week. I took a few days at the beginning of the week to try to get rid of the congestion so my … Continue reading

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My Reindeer Run 5K Workouts – Week 2 – September 10th through 17th

*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the page for more information* Hurricane Florence has arrived! This week is a disaster for training. My plan is totally out the window since we … Continue reading

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My Reindeer Run 5K Workouts – Week 1 – September 3rd through 9th

*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the page for more information* This week starts my 14 week training for the Charleston Reindeer Run in hopes of reaching my goal of 28:13. … 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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Reindeer Run Charleston Goal and How I Plan to Hit It

*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the page for more information* It has been a while since I ran a good 5K and even longer since I got a PR, or … 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’s tenth season running track and my daughter’s ninth. We live in South Carolina where there is only an outdoor track and field season. Since my son wants to run in college, he decided to … Continue reading

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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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