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Sports Nutrition Questions

Date: 
09/21/2018 - 16:00
Date: 
09/21/2018 - 16:00

By Nancy Clark, MS, RD
Runners have many questions about how to fuel for top performance. The Internet abounds with answers – but how do you know what's valid? Here are some trust-worthy answers, based on research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting (May 2018; www.ACSM.org).
FUELING DURING
Q. Do elite athletes consume the recommended 30 to 60 grams of carbohydrate (120 to 240 calories) per hour during moderate/high intensity training?
Likely not. A soccer study indicates the players barely consumed half that amount (17 g carb (~70 calories)/hour of moderate intensity training and only 14 g (~55 calories) per hour during high intensity training). All athletes, including distance runners – want to experiment with consuming the recommended amount of fuel during extended exercise. You'll likely learn you can have greater stamina and endurance at the end of your long runs – and that can be your winning edge.
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Advice and Insights from Jeff Galloway

Date: 
09/19/2018 - 16:17
Date: 
09/19/2018 - 16:17

By Jeff Galloway

jf3597c.jpgHow To Turn A “Bad Workout” Into A “Good One”
I was looking forward to my running retreat in Carmel CA after 3 weeks of non-stop travel.  Intuitively I felt that a good run would “wake up” the circuit in my brain that improves motivation.  But it wasn’t happening.  During the first 10 minutes my legs felt heavy and un-responsive--the switch wasn’t turning on.  I thought about turning around.  But then I remembered what I learned when researching for my book MENTAL TRAINING:  If you activate the human brain with a “checklist” of cognitive thoughts and questions, and make strategic adjustments, a bad run can turn into a good one.

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Date: 
09/18/2018 - 16:59

worm.pngThe Original Worm is perfect for travel, work out enthusiasts, or anyone on their feet all day. Roll away stubborn knots and tension from your neck down to your feet in minutes with The Original Worm. The Original Worm is a portable body and muscle massage roller with a unique “worm-like” design that can easily mold to any individual’s body contours to provide support and comfort.

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Date: 
09/17/2018 - 10:40

c136e4ae-720d-402e-841d-7c234f74f7fd-thumb-500xauto-39808.jpgPHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Sept. 16, 2018) - Approximately 11,000 registered runners from age 12 to 88 took to the streets this weekend to participate in the running of the Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon. With a renewed focus on the core pillars of great music in a community environment, runners of all athletic levels enjoyed the sights and sounds of Philadelphia.

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World Marathon Record Smashed by Kenyan

Date: 
09/16/2018 - 15:17
Date: 
09/16/2018 - 15:17

BERLIN — Eliud Kipchoge ran an incredible marathon on Sunday, breaking the world record by 78 seconds at the Berlin Marathon.

He finished in 2:01:39.

So complete was his victory that he finished nearly five minutes ahead of the second-place finisher, Amos Kipruto, who ran 2:06:23. Former world record holder Wilson Kipsang was third in 2:06:48.

It was a strong day for Kenya as the women’s winner was Gladys Cherono, who finished in a course record 2:18:11. Ethiopian runners Rutia Aga and Tirunesh Dibaba finished second and third.

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Join the Mission; Pass the Flag!

Date: 
09/14/2018 - 13:42
Date: 
09/14/2018 - 13:42

fla.pngHelp pass the Folded American Flag, containing over 10,000 names and/or pictures of those who perished on 9/11, military members and first responders who are no longer here to feel the ground beneath their feet.

Beginning on Saturday, October 6th at 6:45 a.m. the annual "Stride & Ride Relay" will kick off at Boston Logan Airport's 9/11 Memorial. We will be relaying down to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City; continuing on, we will head to the Flight 93 Memorial in Stoystown, Pennsylvania.

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Date: 
09/12/2018 - 18:39

INDIANAPOLIS -- USA Track & Field is bringing its Hall of Fame induction ceremony back to the USATF Annual Meeting for a Night of Legends gala. The 2018 celebration includes a special tribute to the 1968 Olympic Team as well as the annual Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athletes of the Year.

Slated for Saturday, December 1 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio, the Night of Legends red carpet opens at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and ceremony at 7 p.m. A special autograph opportunity with all of the evening’s honorees will take place immediately after. USATF’s 2018 Nike Coach of the Year, Masters Athlete of the Year, Youth Athlete of the Year and special Best of 2018 Wing Awards will also be among the honorees.

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Date: 
09/10/2018 - 17:41

By Tracy Green

GPTempDownload 22.jpg It’s hot. It’s humid. It’s the southeast from May until August, at least, and sometimes longer than that.

We’re training for fall marathons, reciting the mantra “humidity is the poor man’s altitude” and downing electrolytes.

But have you ever gotten late into a long run, somewhere past the 90 minute mark, and found yourself completely confused about how far you have to go before you turn around? Or not sure how you ended up in that neighborhood? Can’t remember that guy’s name as he waves and runs by?

It’s not you. It’s your hydration.

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Date: 
09/05/2018 - 15:05

210KRTN-logo-403-width-for-Facebook-3-275x212.jpgRRCA grants to forty-seven youth running programs in twenty-six states.

(ARLINGTON, Virginia – September 5, 2018) – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce the 2018 Kids Run the Nation grant recipients. Forty-seven programs from 26 states, serving nearly 23,000 children, will receive a total of $35,000 in grants from the RRCA. RRCA member clubs and events, along with individual donors, have once again shown their support for gender-inclusive, participation-based running education through their contributions to the Kids Run the Nation Fund. The RRCA will also donate copies of the Program Guide for Teachers, Coaches, and Program Leaders and the Running Guide for Kids booklet to 14 additional programs, an in-kind donation valued at over $5,000.

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Steagall, Munene Win 10K

Date: 
09/23/2018 - 18:52
Date: 
09/23/2018 - 18:52

IRMO, SC — Austin Steagall, 25, led a 1-2-3 finish for Greenville, SC runners at the Lake Murray Dam Run on Sept. 22. Steagall finished in 30:08, followed by James Quattlebaum in 30:36 and Frank Devar in 31:21.

Purity Munene, 30, of Columbia, was female champ in 36:17, followed by Julie Wiemerslage of Columbia in 37:34 and Kate Dodds of Greenville in 38:56.

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Deployed Airmen Run in Air Force Marathon

Date: 
09/21/2018 - 13:17
Date: 
09/21/2018 - 13:17

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As more than 13,000 runners descended upon Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for the 22nd Air Force Marathon weekend, nearly 2,000 deployed Airmen in Qatar, Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Southwest Asia marked the 10th running of the marathon at deployed locations.

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Date: 
09/20/2018 - 13:48

September 19, 2018

Humanitarian Relief Effort funds to support local recovery efforts in response to recent damage caused by Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina

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Runner Leading Race Hit By Car

Date: 
09/17/2018 - 15:40
Date: 
09/17/2018 - 15:40

MEDELLIN, COLUMBIA — Joseph Kiprono was in the lead in a half marathon in Colombia, South America, Sunday, Sept. 16, when the Kenyan was struck by a car.

Kiprono was taken to a hospital with cuts and bruises but was later reported in good condition. Kiprono was a previous winner of the race. The car had reported driven past a road closure.

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