Category Archives: road race

You vs. the 3.1

Adversity.  We all have had to or are currently dealing with it in some way shape or form.  Just ask those that are still without power from the hurricane! Adversity isn’t all that bad though….and no, this isn’t one of … Continue reading

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5K Weather Prediction

So many of you have the race bookmarked and are simply waiting to see what the race day weather will be like, right?  I made my earlier confession that I often do the same thing…especially for a 5K. Well, we … Continue reading

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Too Late to Train for a 5K?

Well, as of the writing of this post, the race is only 11 days away. Some of you are in that “should I enter this race” decision phase. For some, your reasoning is conflict with your personal schedule, for others, … Continue reading

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What the St. Charles Children’s Home 5k Means to Me

I was away the summer of 1996 when the children began running at St. Charles.  Imagine my surprise when I returned to find a house full of runners–and I had NEVER run before.  My running career began in the fall … Continue reading

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Waiting Until Race Day to Sign Up?

Guilty as charged. I am about to give you several reasons as to why you should not wait until race day to sign up. HOWEVER…. I am probably the worst offender here. I know all the reasons.  “I want to … Continue reading

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3.1 Reasons to Run This 5K.

1) Easy PR.  Courses do not get much flatter than this in New England.  It is USATF Certified course &  timed using electronic chips, so you know your time will be accurate. 2) Running with 1000 other people is like … Continue reading

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Road Racing Confession

Hello Everyone, This is Chris Bernier from Sub5racing.com.  If you read Sister Mary Agnes’s previous post, you were fairly warned that I will be posting on here. I have been running and racing for over 20 years…..and while I do … Continue reading

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Photos: 14th Annual St. Charles Children’s Home 5k

There’s nothing like being prompt and getting things done in a timely manner.  I planned to have the photos up from last year’s race by the middle of September.  Sigh.  Here they are now nearly 1000 of them!  I have … Continue reading

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Thank You to Everyone Who Came Out to the St. Charles 5k

For me, yesterday’s race was the best and most beautiful ever!  The weather was perfect and we had a great turnout.  I am now back in San Diego to take my finals in college so I can graduate on Saturday(!) … Continue reading

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Feedback from a runner: St. Charles 5k "One of the Best"

With the 14th Annual St. Charles Children’s Home a week from Monday, I thought I would share a nice letter I got last year from one of the runners: “Your race was one of the best that I have attended … Continue reading

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