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November 2012

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Pain or Discomfort?

Date: 
11/27/2012 - 09:10
Date: 
11/27/2012 - 09:10

By Richard Ferguson Ph.D

Ferguson,_Richard.jpg__.jpgWhether we like to admit it or not, there is a certain amount of physical discomfort that comes with running if we’re really pushing to our physiological capacity. I hate to use this word, but yes, there is pain involved with running. The pain I’m talking about has nothing to do with injury. Running pain comes with effort and endurance when metabolic waste products build up, energy stores become depleted, and muscles become sore because of eccentric loading. Our emotions actually are very important in how we perceive and interpret the pain of running. Often, if we are really concentrating on a pace or competitor, we don’t have any awareness of pain until something breaks our concentration. Usually if our concentration is not on ourselves we are much better at dealing with pain when pain does occur.

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Date: 
11/24/2012 - 05:20

daprano-resize.aspx_.jpgINDIANAPOLIS – After establishing a total of five age-group world records in 2012, Jeanne Daprano (W75) has been named the Masters Track & Field Athlete of the Year by the USA Track & Field Masters Committee. Daprano (Fayetteville, Ga.) will be honored at the Jesse Owens Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, December 1, which is held in conjunction with the USATF Annual Meeting in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Daprano proved her ability both indoors and outdoors in 2012. She established age-group world records in the 400-meters (1:19.28), 800m (3:16.21) and mile (7:13.51) indoors and set additional world records outdoors in the 400m (1:22.98) and mile (7:13.31). Her season also included winning three events at both the USA Masters Indoor and Outdoor Championships and two gold medals and one silver medal at the World Masters Indoor Championships in Jyvaskyla, Finland.

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Date: 
11/16/2012 - 11:13

runway.jpg"The Greenville Downtown Airport will host a fundraising run on Saturday, May 18th, 2013. The money raised will go towards completing the new community aviation park," stated Joe Frasher, Airport Director of the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU). "Since we are in the airport business, not running business, we have pulled in a very experienced race planner, Joe Lanahan. Joe currently oversees the very successful TD Bank Reedy River Run and we are ever so grateful that he has volunteered his time to help us," Frasher stated.

"Several airports in the country have this type event and they can be very successful. It's a unique and fun project to take on," stated Joe Lanahan, a Program Manager for the Greenville County Recreation District.

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Date: 
11/07/2012 - 13:27

Great Pyrenees Rescue Atlanta was named “Participant Favorite”and took home top monetary prize

The Atlanta Track Club (ATC) will award $132,125 to the 23 local nonprofit organizations that participated in the Adopt a Marathon Mile program at the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay on October 28. Seven of the 23 participating nonprofit organizations were awarded the top donation of $7,500. Great Pyrenees Rescue Atlanta also took home an additional $500 as “Participant Favorite,” an honor awarded based on feedback from participants in a post-event survey.

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Date: 
11/06/2012 - 16:56

The RRCA has partnered with Road Race Management and leading event directors from around the country to provide an affordable education opportunity for anyone interested in putting on a distance running event.

Our program goals are to:

Provide a baseline of training and knowledge for anyone that directs a distance running event;
Provide a structured program for individuals seeking to become certified race directors through a recognized national association for the sport;
Provide credentials to race directors that may assist in the permitting process;
Provide continuing education opportunities and requirements for certified race directors;
Provide a Code of Ethics for Certified Race Directors to follow to help ensure the integrity of the sport and running event management.

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