Category: Races

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How to Choose Your Next Race

Spring may still be indecisive about its arrival, but race season is already in full bloom.  Each weekend, thousands of walkers and runners line up at the starting line in various cities all around...

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Question of the Day: Virtual Races

Participating in an in-person race can be so much fun: the crowds, the energy, the scenery, the post-race party. But a virtual race can sometimes be a great motivator to walk those extra miles!...

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Walker Friendly Races

In general, 5ks tend to be pretty walker-friendly.  Organizers expect (and usually encourage) walkers to participate.  But as the race distances increase, fewer and fewer races are as open to walkers.  If you’ve been...

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The Pros and Cons of Walking a Race

At every race, you’ll find a mix of participants.  You’ll find the serious runners who are competing to finish in the top three.  Depending on the race, you might even find elite runners who...

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Race Review: 2024 5th Line 5k

You already know that I’m passionate about walking and coffee, but there are some other things that I’m passionate about, too: my family, books, movies, making lists, snacks, and also hockey.  And when I...

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Shop Spotlight: Race Planner Pack

Are you planning to tackle a big race goal this year? Then you’ll want to pick up my printable Race Planner Pack! This three-page pack includes a training worksheet, so you can plan and...

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Should You Try Walking a Race in 2024?

Spoiler alert: the answer is YES. So you’ve thought about races.  You’ve heard runners share stories about last weekend’s 5k, and it sounded like so much fun.  But you’re not a runner, so they’re...

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Tell Your Story

One of the best things about longer races is the crowd: the DJs, the dancing volunteers, the high-fiving kids, the people with signs, the high school kids trying to sell you on their “fresh”...