Author Archives: Tracy_Barnhart

Will Cross-Training Help Improve My 5K Time?

I started running about three years ago when my kids participated in their first season of cross country. Up until then, we were strictly a track and field family. My daughter and I did our first 5K road race about … Continue reading

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Run Smart in Summer Heat

I know it is August and summer is winding down but it is just still so darn hot here in the south. This summer we’ve had ‘feels like’ temperatures around 113 degrees! Even today, at 7:30 am, the ‘feels like’ … Continue reading

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Summer Dinner Planning to make Busy Days Easier

If you are anything like me, planning dinners and grocery shopping are not your favorite activities. Every time I go to the store I ask for input on the list from my kids but they never have anything to contribute, … Continue reading

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Write and Run Update: May 23, 2016 Week

This is my second week of my Write and Run Challenge. This is more of a typical week for me as far as the number of days running. I usually run four to six days per week. So, here is … Continue reading

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May 2016 Youth Track Meet…My Kids did Great!

As you may know, my kids run for the local track club. My son runs for his high school but participates for the youth track club when his high school season is over. This year, his high school team was … Continue reading

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Write and Run Update: May 16, 2016 Week

This is my first week of my Write and Run Challenge. My kids have a track meet this coming Saturday so my runs this week will actually be lighter than a normal week since I run with my daughter. On … Continue reading

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Today Begins the Write and Run Challenge

I have a lot of friends that write for a living. Whether you write novels, blog posts, articles, technical report or even email. You use your writing skills on a daily basis. In fact, some of us write as much … Continue reading

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Top 5 Things to Know about Your Kid’s First Track and Field Meet

My kid’s track club had their first meet this weekend. They had a great first meet and got a look at some of their competition for the season. Luckily, this is season number eight for us so we are well … Continue reading

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Aqua Jogging…It’s a Real Thing and Can Help Your Running

Aqua jogging…have you heard of it? It is a real thing, it is harder than it looks, you do feel like an idiot when you start but it can really help your running. Aqua jogging is running in water without … Continue reading

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Do I Have to Race to be a Runner?

There is a lot of focus these days on road races, trail runs, and runs with obstacle courses. But, do you really need to race in order to be a runner? I don’t think so. There are a lot of … Continue reading

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