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Jonathan’s Omaha 10K Final Blog

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Staff No Comments

The past few weeks of training for the event really paid off.  Going into the race, I had a very aggressive (for me) goal of finishing in under 60 minutes.  That is faster than a 10 minute mile average.  I ended up with a time of 73 minutes which is a 10:57 minute mile average.  I [...]

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Nicole’s Omaha 5K Final Blog

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Staff No Comments

I did it! After nine weeks of training and good nutrition, I ran the entire 5k in 33:15. I placed 43rd overall for all females and 5th in my age group! Not too shabby for my first ever 5K race. I did meet my trainer, Mark this weekend to thank him for all his support. [...]

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Brigid’s Omaha Half Marathon Final Blog

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Staff 1 Comment

Today was pretty awesome. I am not generally a morning person, so when my running pal said he’d be by to get me at 6 I was not super excited, but I was feeling pretty ok by the time he arrived.  First morning all week my silly knee didn’t ache upon rising!  I took it [...]

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Jeff’s Omaha Marathon Final Blog

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Staff 2 Comments

Well I finished my first ever marathon!  It was a great morning for a run with low temperatures and low humidity.  With training runs in the 90’s with high humidity it was a welcome change.  I was lucky enough to run with two of my really good friends and we made an agreement that no [...]

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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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