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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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Swiss Days Race disappointment

I’d really hoped that by this year’s Swiss Day’s Race I’d have my 5K time under 30 minutes. Instead, I took a step backward, running a 32:38 after logging 31:58 in a June 9 race in the Adams County 5K … 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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Adapting to running while ‘on call’

In April I ran a 5k while on call and felt like I came away with a faster time because of it. Though there was a risk I’d need to stop and take a call during the race, I was … Continue reading

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5K Challenge #6: 2 races in 12 hours = 2018 PR

My plan was to change things up this week and run a Friday night event instead of Race #6 in the Adams County 5K Challenge. Instead I did both – and cut more than a minute off my 5K time, … Continue reading

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5K challenge #5: Disappointment + inspiration

I was a little disappointed that I didn’t improve my time in the fifth race of the Adams County 5K Challenge. After cutting more than 2.5 minutes last time out, I was hoping to be at least a little faster. … Continue reading

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5K Challenge #4: 2.5 minutes faster despite (or because of?) racing with on-call phone

I thought about skipping Race No. 4 in the Adams County 5K Challenge, given that I was on call. I took a new job recently with an agency that works with adults with intellectual disabilities, and it was my turn … Continue reading

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5K challenge: Exploring new terrain in familiar territory

Though I grew up in and currently live in Wells County, Indiana, I’ve always felt like I knew neighboring Adams County pretty well. My parents worked there, my grandparents lived there, and I’ve interviewed a fair number of Adams County … Continue reading

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A minute faster in 5K Challenge race #2

A friend talked me into attending a 6 a.m. Boot Camp class Friday. After all those burpees, jump squats and walkout pushups, I could barely move the next day – and I had an extremely drippy cold to boot. Nonetheless, … 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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