By Ginger Herring, Editor
St. Petersburg (FL) Road Runners Newsletter
It was with mixed emotions that I said good bye to the Olympics. I enjoyed every minute, day and night, and I'm going into a bit of Olympic withdrawal. On the other hand, I am glad to get back to my normal schedule, especially getting more sleep.
The Olympics seemed to instill motivation and inspiration in me. I saw myself running track like Alison Felix. When I ran longer, I saw myself running like Shalane. My posture was straight and my stride was strong. I felt like an Olympian. Even though we don't run with the speed and talent of an Olympian, we are more Olympian than we realize. Think about it.
We both establish goals. The Olympics might be a goal for an elite runner or triathlete. Your goal might be to qualify for the Boston Marathon or the Ironman in Kona. Your goal might be to run your first 5K. Whatever it is, your goal is no different than the Olympian. It's still a goal.
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By Lena Hollmann
We runners run a lot, some of us every day. And then we are wondering why our legs hurt so much!
Especially as we get older, running every day can take a toll on our legs. They feel dull and achy, and when we run, it can seem like we are dragging our feet. At least that’s the feeling I have on some of my runs. But if I just ran lightly the previous day, or took a yoga class instead of running, then I might feel like I’m floating on air.
By Alex Mill, RunBlogRun
While the Olympic Champions rightly get the majority of the plaudits when it comes to media coverage and public attention, it's worth appreciating just how much even gaining a medal of any colour can mean to the other athletes involved.
Sure, there are a few wishing they had won gold instead, but for many, this month's achievements have signified a first global breakthrough that could itself be converted into an Olympic title one day.
NEW YORK — Fresh off of podium appearances at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz and bronze medalists Jenny Simpson, Emma Coburn, and Clayton Murphy, will race New York City’s most prestigious thoroughfare on Saturday, Sept. 3, when they compete in the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile, it was announced today by New York Road Runners.
By Tracy Green
When you live in this part of the country (Louisville, Kentucky), summer is for short racing because it’s generally too miserable for much else. This summer, I squeezed in three races in less than six weeks while building my marathon base for Monumental in November. Multiple times I thought, “Why on earth did I think this was a good idea?"
By Mary Marcia Brown
My eyes were intensely fixated on the women of the Olympic Team USA as they ran the 4x100-meter heat in Rio. My poached eggs cooled in the hushed bagel shop as, in shock, I watched the baton bounce between runners before rolling out of the confusion-filled television frame.
Jorgensen joins an already stacked American professional athlete field that includes U.S. Olympic distance runners Molly Huddle and Kim Conley, both also making their debuts
NEW YORK — Four days after winning the USA’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in triathlon, Gwen Jorgensen will shift gears to begin training to make her marathon debut at the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 6, it was announced by New York Road Runners.
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By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
Long time RW editor, Joe Henderson once wrote that cross country is the meeting place of the miler and the marathoner. If you want to be good in either of those events, or those in between, you should run cross country. The savvy cross country runner trains all summer (and in Summer of 2017, we will be ther for you), but it is August 22, and cross country is starting for high schoolers across the U.S. today.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- 2012 Olympic 10,000m silver medalist Galen Rupp (Portland, Oregon) went the distance at the Rio Olympic Games, winning bronze in the men’s marathon to become just the fifth American man to medal in the marathon this century. Rupp, who finished fifth last week in the 10,000m final, coasted through the closing steps of the Sambódromo to finish his second career marathon in 2:10:05.
ARLINGTON, VA — The Clarendon Day Run 5K & 10K promises to have the “Fastest Downhill Course” here Sept. 17 in connection with the annual Clarendon Day Festival which has attracted up to 30,000 attendees in past years.
TYBEE ISLAND, GA — The Critz Tybee Run Fest has attracted a large number of participants and supporters for the past several years with its unique 2-day format combining 5 races to total a 26.2-mile marathon distance. 2017 marks the sixth year in the current format, with the 5K night run, 10K, Half- Marathon, 2.8-mile Beach Run, 1 Mile Fun Run, plus the Kiddie Run.