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November 2011

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The Mental Peak

Date: 
11/29/2011 - 10:35
Date: 
11/29/2011 - 10:35

By Richard Ferguson, Ph.D.
Ferguson,_Richard.jpg__.jpgYou have trained really hard for your most important race of the year. Months and months of effort have been invested and you have sacrificed physically and mentally. It won’t be long now until you run your biggest race of the year. You want to be at your best, both mentally and physically. In other words you’re looking to “peak” for your big event.

Your training has gone well and you indeed feel fit and very well prepared. You understand that you will need to back off of your training in the weeks preceding the race to ensure that you’re rested and energized. The proper taper period and proper rest are most certainly a requirement for being able to physically peak at the proper time for your important race. But what about the mental part of peaking? Most runners are pretty good at physically peaking, but they totally ignore the mental aspects of peaking.

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Date: 
11/25/2011 - 16:22

Special athlete needs expense help

MichaelMurray.jpgMichael Murray, a gifted 20-year-old paralympic runner from Nashville, TN, recently won the bronze medal in the 1500 meters in international competition at the Parapan (Pan Am) Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. It was Murray’s first medal in international competition. Teammate Markeith Price, also of Nashville, won bronze in the long jump.

The race was run at high altitude and Murray was not running his favorite distance – he prefers the 800 and 400. He suffered cramps and nosebleeds from the altitude and dry air.

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2011 Arkansas RRCA Grand Prix Champions

Date: 
11/23/2011 - 17:38
Date: 
11/23/2011 - 17:38

The 2011 Arkansas RRCA Grand Prix Champions were recently announced. Leah Thorvilson was named the Overall Female Champion while Imari Dellimore was the Male Champion. The Little Rock Roadrunners took top honors in both the Male and Female Teams Category.

For a complete list of winners, see the Arkansas RRCA website.

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Date: 
11/16/2011 - 12:49

Palm Beach (FL) Road Runners newly named Executive Board members are, left to right, Dr. Chris Fox, president; Nicole Rice, membership; Paula Herron, secretary; Dianne Lavado, treasurer; and Ken Baxter, vice president. Not pictured is Gary Walk, legal.
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Date: 
11/15/2011 - 16:15

YMCAcheck.jpg“The Go Commando Half Marathon and 5k presented by CDE Lightband announced Tuesday they would donate $35,000 to local non-profits and community organizations. The largest recipients, Clarksville Area YMCA and Fort Campbell Historical Foundation were on hand to accept the donations.

The intention of the Go Commando Half Marathon and 5k will always be to give back to the community; this money emphasizes that mission in a big way,” Channel Lemon, one of the Race Directors, stated.

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