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November 2015

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Slow is Smooth – and Smooth is Fast!

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12/01/2015 - 18:30
Date: 
12/01/2015 - 18:30

By Mary Margaret McEachern

Jenny.jpgThis column departs from my usual because, frankly, this is about an unusual – no, virtually impossible! -- feat which was accomplished with absolute aplomb by my incredible and talented running coach, Kristen Smith Jeno, and her good friend, super-runner Jennifer (“Jenny”) Perrottet.

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12/01/2015 - 12:47

INDIANAPOLIS -- USATF, the United States Olympic Committee and TrackTown USA have announced the official release of the competition schedule for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track and Field. http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2016/U-S--Olympic-Tea...

Eight days, 40 events and countless dreams will be realized as the qualifying event for the “world’s toughest team to make” are set to take place July 1-10 in Eugene, Oregon. This will be the sixth time U.S. Olympic Trials for Track and Field will be staged at historic Hayward Field. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be held August 5-21 with track and field taking center stage August 12-21.

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11/30/2015 - 18:21

New research from David Nieman, DrPH, with the Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Lab on the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, pinpoints the long-term effects of marathon running on muscle glycogen levels, recovery time and inflammation. Dr. Nieman offers suggestions for runners who are challenged by inflammation and recovery after years of competitive, long distance running.

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Saying Goodbye To An Old Running Buddy

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11/27/2015 - 18:36
Date: 
11/27/2015 - 18:36

By Cedric Jaggers

It’s almost a new year so why talk about saying goodbye? Maybe the start of a new year is one of the best times to talk about how things change with the passage of time. So here goes.

Longtime readers of this article might remember back in February 2007 an article called ‘A New Running Buddy’. If you don’t you can just pick up your old copy of Running Journal for that month and year and look on page 15. If any of you newer readers (or anyone else for that matter) want to see the old article, just drop me an e-mail and I’ll send you a PDF copy.

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11/26/2015 - 14:44

Participants, Atlanta Track Club Give Back to Atlanta’s Homeless

atclogo1.jpgATLANTA, November 26, 2015 – Approximately 12,000 runners and walkers earned their turkey at the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon events. The Half Marathon, 5K, One Mile and 50m Dash all started and finished at Turner Field.

The winners of the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon have a history of success on the course. Geraint Davis of Suwanee, who was last year’s second-place finisher, won with a time of 1:10:54. Jill Braley of Rome broke the tape for the women in 1:18:47. She was also the female champion in 2013.

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RRCA Awards Kids Run the Nation Grants

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11/24/2015 - 11:58
Date: 
11/24/2015 - 11:58

KRN.logo_.2014_.yellow_.jpgARLINGTON, VA - The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has announced its 2015 Kids Run the Nation grant recipients. Twenty-eight programs throughout the U.S. serving more than 11,000 children will receive a total of $22,760 in grants from the RRCA. In addition, the RRCA will donate more than 13,000 copies of the Kids Run the Nation: A Running Guide for Kids booklets to be given to program participants in twenty-six different programs, an in-kind donation valued at over $14,000.

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Date: 
11/23/2015 - 19:51

IMG_1181.JPGWhen Blakely Moore, a junior at Highlands (NC) High School stepped to the starting line of the North Carolina 1A Cross Country Championship, she had never won a high school race. In fact, she was the only female runner on her small school’s cross country team.

On a very muddy course Nov. 7 at Ivey M. Redmon Park at Kernersville, NC, that changed.

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Date: 
11/20/2015 - 11:28

Deadline to apply for funding to attend the RRCA Convention is January 15, 2016

To further the goal of supporting the growth of local running clubs, the RRCA has developed the Leadership Development Scholarship for the RRCA Convention. The purpose of the Leadership Development Scholarship is to provide funding to attend the RRCA Convention on behalf of their running club for up to four individuals per year (one per region).

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Date: 
11/16/2015 - 18:24

131ftlauderdale-15.jpgFORT LAUDERDALE -- Bryan Sharkey, the manager of retail operations for Carnival Cruise Lines, has been cruising a lot lately, but he finds himself on cruise control these days when enjoying his passion of running. Sharkey blew away the competition Sunday in the eighth edition Michelob ULTRA Fort Lauderdale 13.1 Marathon. Sharkey's only opponent seemed to be the 20-plus mile-an-hour gusting winds that runners encountered throughout the race. "Wind was definitely a factor," said Sharkey, who finished in third place the last time he ran in the event in 2013. "But weather is weather. You have to look past it."

Sharkey's time of 1:19:23 was nearly nine minutes faster than second place finisher Wilson Shearin of Miami (1:27:51) and third place finisher Jared Dealmo of East Greenwich, RI (1:28:57).

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Date: 
11/16/2015 - 15:18

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- Three Masters records fell Sunday, Nov. 15 at the .US National 12K Championships on George Washington Parkway, where Perry Shoemaker ran away with her third consecutive title, Kristian Blaich won the overall Masters crown and Kathy Martin age-graded over 100 percent. The .US National 12K is also a part of the Masters Club Grand Prix for 2015.

Shoemaker (Vienna, Virginia), a W40-44 athlete, finished in 42:03 for first-place among Masters women and 12th-place overall in the Masters field. She claimed her three-peat with a new lifetime best, improving each year from the 42:45 in 2014 and 44:14 in 2013. Sonja Friend-Uhl (Brentwood, Tennessee) was second among Masters women on Sunday, making her finish in 43:23, and Brenda Hodge (York, Pennsylvania) was third in 46:33.

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