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September 2012

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Finalizing Your Marathon Preparations

Date: 
09/28/2012 - 10:00
Date: 
09/28/2012 - 10:00

By Carolyn Mather, RN, PhD.
Mather,_Carolyn.jpg__.jpgThe last few days have been a little cooler, and after the hot and humid summer we have had in the south, I am sure many are now planning their fall or early winter marathon or half-marathon. Being a longtime participant of these events I thought this would be a good time to offer some surefire tips to make the event a bit easier for you.

Training for a distance event requires a great deal of commitment and mileage. Unfortunately improper planning or lack of planning can derail all of your dedicated months of preparation. As you enter the final weeks of training it is a good idea to choose and practice a strategy to assist you in dealing with the rough patch that inevitably occurs in every marathon.

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Date: 
09/22/2012 - 17:53

By USATF

It would have been human for USATF Georgia Association President Ian Dube to have concerns about any support his 2009 idea would receive. However, doubt never entered Dube’s mind.

Dube was proud of the tradition surrounding the sport of track and field in the state of Georgia and inside the Georgia Association and wished to bring added exposure to its rich tradition. But would the idea catch on?

Now, three years later, the proof shows in the numbers.

When the Georgia Association inducted its second hall of fame class in August at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta, the 300 guests in attendance put to rest any concerns of the idea catching on.

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Watch, What You Say to Me!

Date: 
09/20/2012 - 14:48
Date: 
09/20/2012 - 14:48

By Bob Schwartz
WATCH, WHAT YOU SAY TO ME!.jpgOne of the differences between running and many other sports is its individualistic nature. How successfully you perform depends on you alone, and how hard you’re willing to go outside of your comfort zone is self-regulated. Our internal voice tells us when to push it harder, and sometimes an undermining voice arises and tells us to go back to sleep when the alarm clock goes off or to cut a run short. My internal voice often employs reverse psychology by appealing to my nuts running gene and asking, “What would a sane person do?”

But now we have other voices coming at us through what we wear on our wrist. Years ago running watches didn’t have much more than a stopwatch function.

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