Monthly Archives: June 2015

Too much water dooms Waterfall 5K Trail Run

The good news: My hamstring is recovering better than I could’ve hoped. The bad news: Sunday’s Waterfall 5K Trail Race was canceled due to flooding. As of Saturday, when another 3 inches fell, June 2015 officially became the wettest month … Continue reading

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Treadmill ‘sprints’ produce a PR — and a muscle pull

Did an impromptu attempt at a 200-meter PR cost me a shot at the 5K I’ve been training for the past eight weeks? At the time, cranking the treadmill all the way up to its maximum of 12 mph for … Continue reading

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A reluctant runner conquers his world

How many people who don’t enjoy exercise manage to trick themselves into running 19,000 miles? Retired principal Jim Schwarzkopf, the topic of this week’s News-Sentinel column, figured out a way to make his workouts more interesting. And now he’s not … Continue reading

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5K race training week 7: Adapting to a flood

I don’t mind running in the rain, but we got such a consistent deluge this past week that our primary running routes were flooded. Heck, even driving was a challenge as several roads in our county were closed. I’m pretty … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Rain ruins softball season :(

By Colleen, age 12 So it has been raining here for like over a week now. Our softball tournament kept getting pushed back and pushed back and then on Wednesday THEY CANCELED THE REST OF THE SEASON! I cannot even … Continue reading

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Programming in a PR: Treadmill intervals

After getting my butt kicked in last week’s 200-meter intervals, I was desperate to change things up for Tuesday’s 8 x 400-meter workout. So instead of tearing off down a gnarly gravel road in the afternoon heat and humidity, hoping … Continue reading

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5K race training week 6: Frustration sets in

I was hoping to be building momentum by now, with just two weeks to go until our first 5K of the season. Instead, this was an incredibly frustrating week. Heat/humidity and severe thunderstorms became a major problem. I also think … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Look what I won!

By Colleen, age 12 So I didn’t get up for my 6 a.m. runs this week because I didn’t want to be tired for basketball camp. Now that camp is over, today I am getting back at it.  Ben and … Continue reading

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Learning to feel full: Can I fix my broken fuel gauge?

It kind of amazes me now that I got through My Perfect Season of Weight Loss with only amateur-level eating skills. I could stop on a dime sometimes, but only if I was really dialed in, and only if I … Continue reading

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5k race training week 5: Getting off the pavement

It’s amazing what a few days off the pavement can do for sore shins. Last week both my sister and I thought we felt a case of shin splints coming on, likely due to a big increase  in speedwork. We … Continue reading

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