Tag Archives: Swiss Days

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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Sitting out the Swiss Days Race :(

  After all of Saturday’s agonizing about whether to attempt walk/jogging the Swiss Days Race or just watch from the sidelines, I put my injured hamstring to the test on Sunday when I burned my thumb in a backyard fire. … Continue reading

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Free to run (but not for free)

I’ve worked Saturdays ever since Cassie was a baby — and she turns 15 this summer. When I started running in 2010, it wasn’t long before I began to resent how I was never free to race on Saturdays. Then … Continue reading

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Running ‘sacrifice’ brings rewards

The bad news: I feel like I’ve got increasingly less control over my running and racing schedule as I try to mesh my needs with those of my family. The good news: At 48, I’m faster than ever before — … Continue reading

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The 40th running of the Swiss Days Race

Along with medals marking the 40th running of the Swiss Days Race, the committee thought it would be neat if the founders laced up their shoes and ran in it for the first time in decades. But it was not … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Swiss Days Race excitement!

By Colleen, age 10 We are really excited about the Swiss Days Race tomorrow. The shirts this year are a lot cooler than last year’s since it‘s the 40th race and everything. Grandpa brought ours home early and we’ve already … Continue reading

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Tracking down a longtime Swiss Days runner

We’re all getting psyched for the 40th running of the Swiss Days Race on July 27, and on a whim I tracked down longtime participant Mark Shorter — a Kokomo math teacher who turned out to be the guy who … Continue reading

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The long arm of the Swiss Days Race

So we drove down to an old minor league ballpark in Kokomo on Saturday for Norwell’s semistate baseball game, and my dad thought the guy selling tickets looked familiar. “Who are you?” he asked, with exactly as much tact as … Continue reading

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Two 5Ks in one day

I  wasn’t sure I could get off work for the Swiss Days Race this year, so when I found out my triathlon nemesis, Chad Ware, was hosting a 5K Saturday evening — the Gator Gallop at Saint Aloysius, just a … Continue reading

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Ode to an unassuming running hero

I’d been hoping to interview Fred Liechty at some point, to get his perspective on logging 85,000 miles without ever investing in a “real” pair of running shoes. Unfortunately, Fred, who’d moved to Goshen, Ind., to be near his children, … Continue reading

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