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Nicole’s Omaha 5K Training – Week 6

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Staff No Comments

Motivation has been hard to find this week. Mark, the trainer, even gave me an easier training week. I did two days of 40 minute hill walking, one day of speed training, a 30 minute run, one day of strength training and two days off from training. I have noticed my hip has been aching [...]

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Jonathan’s Omaha 10K Training – Week 6

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Staff No Comments

This week Mark had me run longer distances – actually long times, but with more time comes more distance.  My shortest run was 1 hour, and I ran two days at 90 minutes.  the 90 minute runs are still difficult, but not nearly as bad as a few weeks ago.  I can get to just [...]

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Brigid’s Omaha Half Marathon Training – Week 6

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Staff 1 Comment

It is a month before the half marathon (as of the writing of this) and I am TIRED.  I did a long run the other morning and felt bleary and exhausted the rest of the day – even went to bed for the night when my toddler did!  When I spoke Mark about this week, [...]

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Jeff’s Omaha Marathon Training – Week 6

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Staff 3 Comments

In the 8 months that I have been training for my races I have come to the conclusion that there will be good days in training and there will be bad days in training.  For some reason this week, there have been a lot of bad days in training.  I think part of that is [...]

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Nicole’s Omaha 5K Training – Week 5

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Staff No Comments

This week, Mark, had me increase some of my training times since I did well the first three weeks. The hill walk once a week is now 40 minutes instead of 30 and the two days of speed training are now 8 laps instead of 4. For speed training, I run hard on the straight [...]

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Brigid’s Omaha Half Marathon Training – Week 5

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Staff No Comments

This blog is gross.  I have learned recently that being a runner can make you really gross. I have come to the point that no spa pedicure in the western hemisphere will make my feet pretty for a while. I have learned in recent weeks about Second Skin and blister cushions and have used quite [...]

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Jonathan’s Omaha 10K Training – Week 5

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Staff No Comments

This week was a good week.  I got a lot of running in and I felt good, even though last week I did no running at all. I incorporated hills into a few of my runs this week, and boy that makes a lot of difference.  Just like how running on a treadmill is easy [...]

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Jeff’s Omaha Marathon Training – Week 5

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Staff 4 Comments

As I write this blog, the Omaha Marathon is exactly 5 weeks away. This makes me worried and excited at the same time. My longest run thus far is 20 miles. I have two more long runs of 22 miles each over the next 4 weeks to try to accomplish. I know if I can [...]

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Jonathan’s Omaha 10K Training – Week 4

Posted on August 11, 2014 by Staff No Comments

This week I did not accomplish much in the way of my training.  I had to travel out of state to attend my father-in-law’s funeral.  With travel time and being with family, I did not train at all.  I feel that this ultimately will not hurt me too much because as Mark noticed last week, [...]

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Nicole’s Omaha 5K Training – Week 4

Posted on August 11, 2014 by Staff No Comments

This week Mark had me repeat the same endurance training from week one and two, which was just over 11 miles of running. This was also the last week I had to entertain my three kids (ages 3, 5 and 8) while I run since they go back to school on Tuesday. After I figured [...]

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