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June 25, 2012

Thank You

This past Friday, each runner received a small smoothie from the Smoothie Factory here in Elmhurst.  Kids were excited; I was excited.  Since my job was to supervise groups 1 and 2 on the path for their 75 minute run, I was not present for smoothie distribution.  While sipping this luscious treat, curiosity caused me Continue Reading

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June 20, 2012

Why do we run?

We are now into our second week of summer camp.  For some it is their first taste of distance running.  For others it is an opportunity to do something they love with a large number of their peers.  For others it is the start of a journey that they believe will end in December at Continue Reading

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June 18, 2012

Track Time

Today was the first day we ran a timed workout on the track.  The 5/6 graders now have an official mile time providing them with a mark to improve upon by the end of the summer.  Their effort was fantastic and I look forward to charting their progress.  The 7/8 graders ran a pace changing Continue Reading

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June 15, 2012

16 Communities

As we near the completion of the first week, I am amazed with the growth of the Championship Training Academy summer running camp.  CTA began in 2009 to help foster a love of running and prepare kids in Elmhurst for their cross-country season.  90 kids were part of that first summer camp.  Three years later, Continue Reading

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