By Dan List
(Dan List, a two-time finisher of the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon, is the owner-operator of James River Physical Therapy in suburban Richmond, VA. For more information, check out http://jamesriverpt.com.)
Marines are known to be hard-headed. So maybe that’s my excuse.
But why did it take me – a Marine veteran, physical therapist, marathoner and former triathlon aficionado – so long to figure out what should have been obvious? That, at age 48, I could trim several minutes off my best finish in the Boston Marathon if I only practiced what I preached.
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Earlier this month, the RRCA announced its Fall 2016 Runner Friendly Communities. To better celebrate the communities that have been selected, and to encourage other communities to apply, we're spotlighting them with profiles of what made them worthy of this designation.
Tallahassee is the largest city in northwest Florida, with a population of over 181,000 within the city limits and over 375,000 within the metro area. The capital of Florida, the city is home to multiple government entities as well as several trade and professional associations.
SARASOTA, FL — The Sarasota Music Half Marathon announced its band lineup will include 20 course bands and 1 after-party headliner. Registration for the Feb. 7 event is available at SarasotaHalf.com.
Following the route along bayfront Sarasota, around St. Armands Circle and through Selby Gardens, runners and walkers will pass live music 42 times while completing the 13.1 miles through downtown Sarasota.
Popular event sold out in its fourth year.
ATLANTA –- The 2016 PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K featured the largest crowd in the event’s history on Sunday as well as the arrival of cool, fall temperatures. More than 5,000 participants toed the line at Atlantic Station to take on the challenging course, which winds through West Midtown and Buckhead.
Atlanta Track Club Elite’s Kirubel Erassa dominated the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler with a 50:01 finish, breaking the tape more than five minutes ahead of second place finisher Josh Carson of Atlanta (55:11). “It was challenging,” said Erassa. “I thought I was done with the hills, and then there was a lot more. It was fun.”
By Ryan Warrenburg
With summer mercifully in the rearview mirror, it’s time to turn the months of fighting through the heat and humidity into fast fall racing. There is no greater feeling than those first weeks when the weather breaks and the air is cool and crisp. The blood plasma boosting heat of the summer makes those first few weeks of fall feel like you could run forever, and now it’s time to take advantage of that in training and racing. One of the challenges in preparing for fall marathons is dealing with the summer heat early in training that can make long runs and workouts difficult to execute.
Abebe Bikila Award to be presented to past NYRR head Mary Wittenberg and George Hirsch Journalism Award to be presented to New York Times writer Jeré Longman
Public ceremony to honor inductees and award winners to take place at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion in Central Park on November 3 at 4:00 p.m.
ST. LOUIS -- The "Gateway City" of St. Louis played gracious host to thousands of runners at the Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis Half Marathon on Sunday. Participants faced warmer-than-usual temperatures with partly cloudy skies in Missouri's second largest city.
Group to ride lead vehicle and participate in race-week festivities as ambassadors for world’s largest marathon
The Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team – Amy Cragg, Shalane Flanagan, Desiree Linden, Meb Keflezighi, Galen Rupp, and Jared Ward – has been named Grand Marshals for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6, it was announced by New York Road Runners.
Annapolis is the capital city for the State of Maryland, as well as the county seat of Ann Arundel County with a population of 38,400 residents. It is home to the United States Naval Academy, which was established in 1845. Annapolis is situated on the Chesapeake Bay between the major metropolitan cities of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, and proximity to these cities have positive impact on life in the region.
INDIANAPOLIS – Pete Kostelnick (Lincoln, Nebraska) undertook what most would consider to be an impossible feat – running across the United States – and prevailed to complete 3,067 miles in 42 days, 6 hours and 30 minutes, unofficially setting a new record by four days. If confirmed by Guinness, this will break the previous record of 46 days, 8 hours and 36 minutes, set by Frank Giannino in 1980.
By Dave Hunter, RunBlogRun.com
In surveying the spectrum of sport, it is not unusual to observe certain world-class athletes who, frankly, are unpleasant human beings. Inwardly focused on perfecting their craft, these often-impatient, self-absorbed performers are frequently oblivious to the world around them, with little time for or interest in others.