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Jonathan’s Omaha 10K Training – Week 9

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Staff No Comments

One week to go! I am getting excited for the big day, but at the same time I am nervous. I know I will complete the race, but will I do as good as I should?  My goal at the beginning was to complete the 10k in less than 1 hour 30minutes. I have since [...]

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Nicole’s Omaha 5K Training – Week 9

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Staff No Comments

This was a light week of training, because I put a one inch gash in my leg last week that was bothering me. Mark told me to take a few extra days off and then test the leg with an easy 15 minute run and if that was okay to then do a 30 minute [...]

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Brigid’s Omaha Half Marathon Training – Week 9

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Staff No Comments

Here we are, a week away from the race!  I was noticing this morning at breakfast that it is awful dark yet at 7 AM. My last long run in the morning was this past week was pretty chilly too – I had to get the boxes of cold weather gear out of the closet, [...]

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Jeff’s Omaha Marathon Training – Week 9

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Staff No Comments

So it’s officially one week until the Omaha marathon and my progress for this week hasn’t been nearly as much as I’d hoped it would be.   I’ve been tapering off a lot of my runs and I have been running about two-four mile runs instead of the longer runs that I have been doing during [...]

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Brigid’s Omaha Half Marathon Training – Week 8, Part 2

Posted on September 11, 2014 by Staff No Comments

When I first started running, I ran only on a treadmill and always with the music blasting at top volume. I had a handful of CDs that were reliably fast-paced for long enough for me to log a few miles, occasionally climbing off the treadmill to advance a track. This rhythm was totally shattered by [...]

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Nicole’s Omaha 5K Training – Week 8

Posted on September 8, 2014 by Staff No Comments

This week Mark asked me to work a little harder and be even more diligent about the low carb, no sugar diet to prepare for race day in a few weeks. After a year of weight loss plateau, I’ve lost about eight pounds in the last seven weeks working with Mark. That is motivation to [...]

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Jonathan’s Omaha 10K Training – Week 8

Posted on September 8, 2014 by Staff No Comments

  Running in the rain is the worst.  Your shoes get soggy and heavy,  your cloths never dry out – even the moisture-wicking shirts are wet and heavy. When your gear gets wet, it makes it easier to create blisters on your feet and chaffing in weird places.  Once my Omaha Marathon 10k is complete [...]

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Brigid’s Omaha Half Marathon Training – Week 8

Posted on September 8, 2014 by Staff 1 Comment

This has been a week of the Lone Runner. My running partner is out for a time due to an emergent illness and surgery, and although I convinced a coworker to meet me for half of my long run this week, I am getting really bored with my running playlist. Last night I hit up [...]

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Jeff’s Omaha Marathon Training – Week 8

Posted on September 8, 2014 by Staff No Comments

It is starting to get to that time before the race where the nerves are creeping up faster and faster.  I honestly can’t believe that there are less than two weeks remaining until the race.  Usually when I think about the marathon I worry about running it, lasting through it, and surviving.  Now I have [...]

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Nicole’s Omaha 5K Training – Week 7

Posted on September 2, 2014 by Staff No Comments

This week was rough again. I got sick early in the week and had to take a few days off from training. I also have a pinched nerve that causes pain in my one hip through my ankle. I purchased a new computer desk chair a few weeks ago and Mark, the trainer, believes that [...]

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