Author Archives: Tracy_Barnhart

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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How to Remove those Stuck-On Track & Field Lane Number Stickers

If you are a Track and Field Parent, there is no doubt that you have dealt with those stuck-on hip numbers. Some of those hip numbers just seem to fly right off as the kids run, but never the ones … Continue reading

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Picking Events for Your Next Track Meet

Track and field meets are great because they give young athletes the chance to try several different types of events. There are sprints, middle distance, and distance running events as well as a variety of jumping and throwing field events. … Continue reading

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My New Favorite Juice…Tart Cherry

I’ve mentioned before on this blog that I did not grow up running. I was a swimmer. But, do MY kids want to swim? NO. One did for a few years and other had no interest at all. So, off … Continue reading

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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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