Category Archives: Running

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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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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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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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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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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