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June 2013

Regional
Date: 
07/01/2013 - 17:57

By Mary Marcia Brown

Timbo sRGB copy.jpgIt has been said that we can never truly understand another person until we have “walked a mile in his shoes." One can therefore conclude that if we were trying to understand Nancy Sinatra, we would probably be prancing around in a pair of go-go boots that were “made for walkin’.” If we wanted to relate to the rapping aptitude of Run DMC, we would likely be walking and talking in a previously conceived “way” in a pair of oversized Adidas (less the laces and with tongues out). And whether the line was straight or slightly bent, we can best bet that a path to better perceiving the “Man in Black” would call for shoes of a similar color.

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Arkansas Races Fill the Calendar

Date: 
06/29/2013 - 14:57
Date: 
06/29/2013 - 14:57

By Nicholas Norfolk
costumes .jpgFor Arkansas to be such a small state, we have races that fill the race calendar with ease. There are some weekends when there are more than 60 races in the state. The number of races usually dwindles in the summer. Heat and humidity are a direct cause of the decrease in races.

These conditions force runners to decide how bad they want to run. Memorial Day weekend is the last time before summer for runners to take advantage of a four-day weekend of races. Memorial Day weekend in central Arkansas is a weekend of food, music, fun, and running!

Regional
Date: 
06/26/2013 - 10:56

Hoping to again have the men's and women's Olympic Marathon Trials at the same site, USATF is seeking bids from interested cities.

The 2012 Olympic Trials in Houston marked the first time the men and women competed at the same site for Olympic Team marathon berths. The event featured 375 athletes competing and a two-hour, race-day broadcast nationally on NBC.

Regional
Date: 
06/23/2013 - 05:04

By Nancy Stedman
(Editor's note: Nancy Stedman runs and resides in Tallahassee, Florida, where she is a real estate broker, RRCA Certified Running Coach, Certified Spinning Instructor, and co-director of the Tallahassee Marathon with husband Jay Silvanima.)

nancy Stedman.jpgSummer has arrived, it’s beautiful outside, and it's getting warmer, sunnier, and the days are longer. Getting to spend time in the great out-of-doors is one of the many benefits of being a runner, whether we choose to partake in our favorite activity around the neighborhood or out on trails farther from home. If we are really lucky, our home is right by a neighborhood trail!

Regional
Date: 
06/19/2013 - 18:51

By Monica Patino
Weston, Florida

photo 1.JPG(Editor’s note: The 88th running of one of the world’s most difficult and mountainous ultra marathons was held June 2. The Comrades Marathon was about 56 miles from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. This is Monica’s account of running that event and getting a medal by finishing in less than 12 hours.)

Comrades Marathon, what an unforgettable experience. The expo was very well organized. The day before the race I took a tour of the course to get an idea of what to expect.

Regional
Date: 
06/18/2013 - 16:01

Scott Author Pic.JPGA Few Degrees from Hell: White Hot Tales from the Badwater Ultramarathon features 25 runners telling of their adventures in running 135 miles non-stop from Death Valley to Mount Whitney, California.

The book by Scott Ludwig of Peachtree City, GA, has been published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (http://www.m-m-sports.com) and is being distributed nationally by Cardinal Publishers Group (http://www.cardinalpub.com).

Meyer & Meyer is an international publisher based in Aachen, Germany and is the biggest sports publisher in Europe. It has over 2,000 titles in English and German, written by some of the world’s acknowledged experts in their fields, including famed running writer Jeff Galloway.

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July Running Journal Has Unique Features

Date: 
06/17/2013 - 19:42
Date: 
06/17/2013 - 19:42

  Subscribers of Running Journal get unique feature stories every month from writers and columnists across the southern United States. It's a package of information you can't get anywhere else. The July issue is no exception:

  -- Pete Rea of Zap Fitness writes about "Making yourself the complete athlete."

  -- Sarah Crouch has insight on birth control options for female distance runners.

  -- Richard Ferguson asks what your running life would be like if you never tried anything new.Richard provides useful info each month in his "Running Psychology" column.

Regional
Date: 
06/13/2013 - 14:04

On Wednesday the USA Track & Field Alumni Association launched a pair of efforts to help the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions in the form of a 4x100m Relay for Boston event at the upcoming USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and a donations page set up at www.usatf.org.

Olympians, former world record holders and world class athletes will make up a total of eight relay teams that will take part in the 4x100m Relay For Boston scheduled for Sunday, June 23, at 1:40 p.m. at the USA Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

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LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Us

Date: 
06/10/2013 - 18:00
Date: 
06/10/2013 - 18:00

By "Coach Bob" Dozoretz
Florida Striders

I know we are not pro athletes, but we are athletes and can learn some valuable lessons from them.

Carmello Anthony plays for the NY Knicks and came into the NBA in 2004, same year as LeBron.
His stats, while impressive and are among the best in the league, have not improved.
His points/game went from 21 to 28.7
His field goal % from .426 to .449
His rebounds from 6 to 6.3
Assists from 2.8 to 2.6
Steals 3 to 3 and his 3 point percentage from .322 to .328

LeBron stats are quite different:
Points/game from 20.9 to 26.8
Field goal % from .417 to .565

Regional
Date: 
06/06/2013 - 12:57

AOW_Cain_sm.aspx_.jpgINDIANAPOLIS - Mary Cain (Bronxville, N.Y.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting American junior and high school records in the 800-meter race at the Nike Prefontaine Classic on June 1 in Eugene, Ore.

The 17-year-old finished the event with a time of 1:59.51. Her mark is the first time an American junior broke the two-minute threshold, establishing two records in the process. Kim Gallagher previously held both records with her mark of 2:00.07 from 1982.

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