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Meet the Winners | Jennie – 10K

Posted on July 30, 2015 by Staff No Comments

Hi, my name is Jennie and I am a soon-to-be 40 year old mom of 3 and my oldest will be starting college in the fall. I am self-employed and my husband, Mike, and I are busy keeping up with our kids’s sports schedules. Sometimes it seems hard to fit exercise in my daily routine! [...]

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Meet the Winners | Brian – Marathon

Posted on July 30, 2015 by Staff No Comments

I’ve never blogged in my life or kept a journal about my running so this will be a bit rough. I’ll use the first entry as an introduction and to set some goals for training and racing. My name is Brian. I’m 40 years old. I’m training for the Omaha marathon. I signed up for [...]

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Meet the Winners | Diane – 5K

Posted on July 30, 2015 by Staff No Comments

Hi, I am Diane and I am 52 years old, 53 on race day I am training for the 5k. I signed up for this contest because 3 of my 5 grandchildren live in Omaha! I am looking forward to seeing them at the finish line. They inspire me to keep going and I want [...]

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Meet the Winners – Tera | Half Marathon

Posted on July 28, 2015 by Staff No Comments

Hi, everyone! My name is Tera, and I just, reluctantly, turned 30 years old at the end of June. I am a mother to four awesome kids ranging in age from 1-9 years old and one old grumpy Chihuahua. I am a wife to an amazing and supportive man, Craig. I am also a recent [...]

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It’s back! The return of the Omaha Marathon Training Program…

Posted on July 27, 2015 by Staff No Comments

Forty years ago… the Omaha Marathon was born and this year, the legacy of Nebraska’s  iconic road race continues September 20, 2015. Offering a distance for everyone, the race will include a Friends & Family Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon, for beginners and running veterans alike. Over the next eight weeks Omaha Marathon [...]

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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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