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Patrick Crawford

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Feb 6, 2007

Training in the Winter

I guess this is the time of year that separates the truely dedicated with those who are just mildly interested. This past Saturday with group run was brutal. I passed by a bank that displayed the time and temperature. It was ready 12 degrees. I was thinking to myself, this is crazy. We went for our run. Part of course that we ran was covered in ice and snow. I proceeding with caution, while I know it is important to get conditioned to run in these conditions, I also know if I slip and fall, I could injure myself badly with only a month to go to the Anthem 5K.

One thing for sure you have to be ready for all weather, because you never know what Louisville has in store for March.

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About Me


I've never been considered an athlete; I didn't compete in sports in high school or college. I just started running in August 2006 as a fun way to keep healthy and stay in shape after losing 55 pounds. I've run in three races since then: the Race for the Cure 5K and the Outrunning Autism 5K in October and the Snowman Shuffle 4 Mile in January.

I'm currently training with the Running 101 group at Fleet Feet Sports, preparing for my first Triple Crown of Running. My goal is to finish each race. I also plan to run in the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon.




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