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5K Challenge: A race that felt more like a club run

The North Adams Strides for Students 5K felt more like a club run than a race. Most of the 39 runners knew each other, and even though I’m from out of county, I’m starting to identify who’s who. I know … Continue reading

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Helping others race is a great feeling

Looking to boost our dreadful preregistration numbers for our local 4-H 5k, I’d recruited a handful of walkers from the agency for intellectually disabled adults where I’ve been working the last few months. I wasn’t really sure how long it … Continue reading

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Running reboot: Starting over with a 5K Challenge series

There was a time when I didn’t much bother with 5Ks. But coming off a year of injuries, followed by a winter during which I essentially started working two jobs, I’ve been barely running at all. Given all my frustration, … Continue reading

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Getting paid to run a race

I love the River City Rat Race, with its gorgeous autumn views of all three Fort Wayne rivers, but it didn’t look like it was going to work out this year. Nobody was available to run it with me, I … Continue reading

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A ‘Make the best of it’ race: The Bison Bash 5K

This is what I get for running what turned out to be the “junior varsity” event Saturday at Ouabache State Park. The Bison Bash 5K was delayed six weeks to give the park’s trails time to dry out from this … Continue reading

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5K Race Training: Week 1

This was my first week on Hal Higdon’s advanced 5K 8-week training plan. Not surprisingly, I didn’t wind up following it very closely. Still, it helped to see what was supposed to happen over the course of the week, and … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: River City Rat Race!

By Colleen, age 12 On Sunday me and Mom and Ben ran the River City Rat Race. It was definitely cool because there were lots of people dressed up in costumes. Another cool thing about that race was that it finished … Continue reading

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From last place at a 5K to USAT All-American

This was pretty cool: When I took Ben to Fort Wayne Orthopedics on Friday to have his  IT band checked out,  there was a huge poster in the lobby promoting local triathlete Diana Schowe. I’ve written before how Schowe, 49, … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: My longest run ever!

By Colleen, age 11 I can’t believe I ran an entire 5K without stopping! As you know, me and Mom ran the Trailblazer 5K on Sunday. I didn’t know if I could run the whole thing or not, so I … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Training for a 5K

By Colleen, age 11 On Sunday me and Mom are running the Trail Blazer 5K. I haven’t been running much lately, but on Tuesday we ran 1 1/4 miles without walking. On Wednesday my training was playing Ultimate Frisbee at Grandma’s … Continue reading

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