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January 2013

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Date: 
01/31/2013 - 05:26

•Avoid running on the roads in snowy conditions. Drivers have a decreased ability to maneuver and stop.

•Winter means fewer daylight hours. Wear bright-colored, reflective clothing or a reflective vest so you are noticeable to area traffic. For added visibility, wear a lightweight headlamp or flashing light.

•Wear layers of clothing that will help you maintain your core body temperature during the run but will keep you warm during warm-up and cool-down phases.

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Arkansas one-hour run Championship is held

Date: 
01/29/2013 - 16:16
Date: 
01/29/2013 - 16:16

Todd Hink, Joel Perez and JHames Bresette were the top three finishers in the one-hour track run Arkansas RRCA State Championship held Jan. 27 at Danville High School in Danville, Arkansas. Hink and Perez each completed 38 laps or 9.424 miles in one hour. Bresette completed 37 laps or 9.176 miles
Top three female finishers were Jenny Wilkes, Tammy Helmick and Kaitlin Bounds. Wilkes and Helmick completed 33 laps each or 8.184 miles. Bounds completed 32 laps or 7.936 miles.
Complete results:
http://www.macsrts.com/2013/onehourfinalsummary.htm

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Recovery Tips for Marathon Runners

Date: 
01/29/2013 - 09:26
Date: 
01/29/2013 - 09:26

By Carolyn Mather, RN, PhD.
Mather,_Carolyn.jpg__.jpgAs we enter another season of marathoning, I thought I would share what I have found to be the very best recovery tips after having finished 114 marathons. Although each of us has a variety of recovery strategies, I find that the following methods work but are often not followed. Plan to try all, or at least some, of the following after your next marathon. Your body will thank you.

Crossing the finish line is an emotional experience. Regardless of your time, you have completed 26.2 miles. Your body has gone the distance and after congratulating yourself, there are two key elements that need to be done immediately.

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Date: 
01/28/2013 - 16:52

Arlington, VA - The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce the 4th Quarter round of 2012 selections for the Runner Friendly Community® designation: Peachtree City, GA, Eugene, OR, and Columbus, GA.

These communities have shown that they meet the program’s criteria, which includes community infrastructure, community support, and local government support for running. Each community has an infrastructure that can foster physical activity in a safe environment; a proven track record that organizations and businesses work together to promote running as a healthy exercise and sport; and there are positive relationships between the running community and local government.

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17.75K Sells Out in 40 Minutes

Date: 
01/23/2013 - 16:04
Date: 
01/23/2013 - 16:04

All 2500 runners have filled available entries for the Marine Corps 17.75K. Within the first 40 minutes registration opened, runners from 36 states feverishly registered to secure their place in the unique distance event that also offers guaranteed entry to the 38th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM).

The Marine Corps 17.75K is an 11.03 mile run through Prince William County, VA on Saturday, March 23, that honors the year the U.S. Marine Corps was established. All 17.75K finishers (age 14 and up) will receive secured spots into the 38th MCM, just four days before the event opens to public registration.

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Date: 
01/16/2013 - 14:07

A record group of 75 athletes with disabilities under the banner of Achilles International will participate in the ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 27 in downtown Miami.

Achilles is a rehab sports program for people with disabilities, with focus on marathon achievement.

"They are all inspirations and each has an incredible story," says Achilles South Florida coordinator and Palm Beach resident ChrisHolcomb, himself a quadriplegic.

Achilles athletes have long had a presence in the ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon, and the record group includes 15-20 international athletes from Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, France, Italy and Canada. The Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans will also have a team entered in the event.

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Date: 
01/14/2013 - 18:10

Running USA wire
As part of the collaboration, New Balance becomes the official athletic shoe of Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

BOSTON and BURBANK, Calif. - New Balance and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts announced a multi-year strategic alliance that includes exclusive footwear, running-specific initiatives and co-branding opportunities.

This exciting alliance will bring New Balance’s innovative, design-forward athletic footwear to the leading vacation destination in the world, in particular Disney’s thriving sports business. As part of the collaboration, New Balance becomes the official athletic shoe of Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. New Balance also becomes the official running shoe for runDisney race weekends and the official baseball shoe of amateur baseball events at the Sports Complex.

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Date: 
01/14/2013 - 16:15

Massage Clinic at the Critz Tybee Run Fest Back for 2013

The Critz Tybee Run Fest is quickly approaching with a myriad of events and opportunities that includes fun for all ages. This year, the Run Fest is happy to once again bring back the popular massage clinic provided by The Savannah School of Massage Therapy.

The Savannah School of Massage Therapy Training, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, will have their massage clinic set up on Saturday February 2, 2013 starting at 7a.m. at the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort on Tybee Island. A team of Savannah School of Massage students will provide ten minute massages for $5 and all proceeds will go towards the school of massage and is tax-deductible.

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Date: 
01/09/2013 - 14:11

Running USA wire
BOSTON —John Hancock Financial has announced the Elite USA Team for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013. The strong U.S. team, recruited to compete with a deep international field, includes Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezighi, Abdi Abdirahman, Jason Hartmann, Fernando Cabada, Serena Burla, Stephanie Rothstein, and Alissa McKaig. The group joins previously announced Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan.

Ryan Hall has run Boston three times and set an American course record of 2 hours, 4 minutes, 58 seconds with his fourth place finish in 2011. He also placed third in 2009 and fourth in 2010. Hall is a two-time Olympian and holds the North and Central American records in the 20K, the Half Marathon and the 30K. Most recently he finished second at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

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It’s Cold Out There!

Date: 
01/02/2013 - 09:32
Date: 
01/02/2013 - 09:32

By Lena Hollmann

Hollman,_Lena.jpg__.jpgWhen you read this, the days are already getting longer. But they are still about as short as they will be, and it’s cold out there! Maybe not compared to what it is like in Maine or Michigan, but probably cold enough for you to wear a long-sleeve shirt, and possibly also tights and gloves when you go for a run.

It is always an adjustment for us runners in the fall when the days get shorter and the weather gets colder. I welcome the cooler weather because it’s easier to race in, but I often struggle with what to wear during my training runs this time of year. It may be 40 degrees when I start at 8 am, but the forecast says it will be 55 when I finish at 9:30. So, should I wear my tights or not? If I wear them I will be mighty warm during the last part of my run, but if I leave them off, my legs will feel like icicles the first couple of miles!

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