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Feature Friday: Barbara Lorson

Feature Friday —
This week we are featuring our 2019 HOF Marathon Women’s Division Champion Barbara Lorson. Lorson ran a time of 2:59:51(6:52 per mile) in our marathon last spring and is looking to make another appearance in 2020.
“I would like to do the HOF Marathon,” Lorson said. “ It is definitely on my to do list for 2020.” 
After racing a challenging, humid marathon last week at the Akron Marathon, Lorson has completed a total of 17 marathons.
“Akron was my 17th marathon,” Lorson said. “It was hotter than everyone anticipated but I was pleased to be right under 3 hours.” 
Making her first marathon debut back in 2004 at the Columbus Marathon, Lorson shared some insight she has gained in becoming an experienced marathon runner.
“My sons have grown up in this running environment and have witnessed my growth,” Lorson said. “One phrase I’ll borrow from my son is “Know your pace, run your race”. I have learned to challenge myself and push through while also knowing my fitness and being mind…

Training Tuesday with Tina: Awareness

First Step-- Awareness
Oftentimes when we are setting a goal for ourselves, whether it is a short term or long term goal, we tend to aimlessly make goals without considering our current state. Where are we at in the current process?
Having self awareness from our past, present and the hopeful future (these are our goals) will help us be more realistic with setting goals and also create the suitable action to follow.
Specifically when it comes to training for races like the half or full marathons, we first have to acknowledge our current state of fitness. Are we starting from scratch or are we somewhere in the middle of our training process?
Knowing this will ultimately set you up for success and help you determine the proper action to take in your training process.Belief determines action. When we have a goal and analyze our current selves we then can create a plan. 
Although, it is important to know that self awareness doesn’t stop there. Being mindful of yourself during the entire traini…

Feature Friday: Nik Schweikert

This week's "Feature Friday" is on our Kickoff 5K champion Nik Schweikert. Schweikert won the 5K race in a time of 15:38. 
Taking 4 years off from the competitive world and only training consistently for the last 3 months, Schweikert is looking to make another go at his running career.
“In the last 4 years, I’ve ran about 200 miles,” Schweikert said. “When I was competitive running that was over a 2 week timeframe. So in 4 years doing what I use to do in 2 weeks essentially, so for sure took time away.”
According to the former Pioneer standout, taking time away from running was essential due to coaching and putting his main focus on growing a family. 
“Coaching football and basketball made it easy to say I didn’t have time for it. Also having three kids during that time shifted focus and priority.” 
With some encouragement from an old running friend, Schweikert found himself signing up for the Jackson Night Glow. 
“How it all came about really was Tony Migliozzi convinced me …


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Tina Oprean is here to help you improve your running, provide easy to use training tips, guide you through making good nutritional choices, and everything else a coach would provide. Tina joined our staff in the Spring of 2019 and is your resource for all things running.