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March 2016

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Adapt and Succeed is Good Advice

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03/31/2016 - 05:06
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03/31/2016 - 05:06

By Rae Ann Darling Reed

in the April issue of Running Journal

stats.jpg I shared this photo of my race result on Instagram and received some very nice comments like “awesome job” and “way to go” but the one I liked best was “I would love to know your training strategy!”

As a huge George Sheehan fan, I definitely see myself as “an experiment of one” in pretty much everything I do. I also feel that I am the exception to the rule, but that’s a whole other story. As a running coach, I love to try different ways of training and sharing the things that have worked for me with others. I love helping others be more successful in their own training and racing experiments.

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03/28/2016 - 18:58

NBC Olympics will present an unprecedented 76 hours of coverage of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials across NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra – including more than 60 hours of coverage in primetime – in the months leading up to the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

NBC Olympics will provide 16.5 hours of Trials coverage in the semifinals and finals of track and field events, including seven primetime telecasts, five on NBC. Coverage begins on Friday, July 1, at 9 p.m. ET on NBC, with the finals in men’s shot put and 10,000m..

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Date: 
03/27/2016 - 19:03

By Lena Hollman
in the April issue of Running Journal

How do we pick the races that we run? And what makes you pick one race over another?

I recently had to pick a half marathon, after the Naples Half Marathon which I had been training for was canceled due to inclement weather. My preparation for this race had included long runs on most weekends for the past few months, and I didn’t want all this training to be “wasted.” A friend of mine had recommended one in Sarasota that I eventually picked, but only after researching what other options I had, including a couple of half marathons that other friends had been raving about.

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03/25/2016 - 15:48

LEIPERS FORK, TN — Last year’s Franklin Half Marathon has changed its name because a rogue group known as the “Bailey Bottom Boys” heckled runners and played the “Deliverance” banjo tune. The new name is Hillbilly Half Marathon and will be held June 4 at Leiper’s Fork in Williamson County, which is south of Nashville.

A passerby, April Cantrell, captured footage at last year’s event, footage which has been seen by millions on Facebook, YouTube and elsewhere. You can see the video at http://FranklinHalfMarathon.com.

Race officials said the Bailey Bottom Boys “have promised to make their presence known to the “city folk in short shorts” at this year’s race.

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03/24/2016 - 10:27

Raleigh, N.C. -- The trails winding through the William B. Umstead State Park will be alive April 1-3 when 275 ultra marathon runners test their mettle against nature and attempt to run distances ranging from 50 to 100 miles.

The 22nd running of the Umstead 100 Endurance Run starts at 6 a.m. on April 2 and comes to a close at noon the next day, giving runners 30 hours to finish the race.

Blake Norwood, who died in 2014, founded the run in 1995 and built it into one of the most popular ultra marathons in the United States. The race, famous for its rich layout of food and supplies, friendly volunteers and commitment to helping first-time runners reach their goals, is like a family reunion. Runners return year after year to meet up with old friends and celebrate their achievements.

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03/22/2016 - 14:12

By Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D.
Remember when the Eat fat, get fat mantra prevailed? Runners avoided fat like the plague. They ate poached fish, dry salads, and steamed vegetables in efforts to reduce the risk of getting fat — to say nothing of having a heart attack. Unfortunately for many of these fat-avoiding runners, dieting went awry. Fat-free foods left them unsatisfied, with gnawing hunger and a relentless drive for fat-free frozen yogurt (fat-free = calorie free, right?) or (what the heck) a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey Ice Cream. They ended up gaining (not losing) weight.

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03/21/2016 - 14:23

PORTLAND, Oregon -- Home-field advantage paid off in a huge way for Team USA Sunday at the IAAF World Indoor Championships. With eight medals on the day, Team USA broke its own championship record for number of medals won, with 23, and number of golds, with 13. The medal tally crushed the previous records of 19 medals overall from 1999, and 10 gold medals from 2012. Ethiopia finished second in the medal tables with five medals and two gold, as Team USA totaled 249 points on the placing table to Ethiopia’s 56.

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Date: 
03/20/2016 - 20:12

gamaratho.jpgATLANTA – The 2016 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon hosted approximately 10,000 runners and walkers at Centennial Olympic Park. The 10th annual event featured an energetic crowd, clear skies and cool temperatures.

Oscar Ogwaro won the marathon with a solid lead in a time of 2:28:19. This was the Rome, Georgia, resident’s first full marathon. In the women’s race, Kathleen Turchin of Buford, Georgia, broke the tape in 3:03:22.

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Date: 
03/18/2016 - 15:16

WASHINGTON, DC — Race organizers of the 2016 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, the third stop on the 2015-2016 PRRO Circuit, announced today that Joan Benoit Samuelson will once again take aim at Rae Baymiller’s 55-59 age group record for 10 miles on Sunday, April 3. Samuelson, like many other runners in last year’s Cherry Blossom Run, had to be content with a personal best for 9.39 miles after the course was re-routed to avoid the scene of a pre-race accident near the Tidal Basin. Samuelson’s 2015 finish time of 58:50 projects to 1:02:40 for 10 miles; Baymiller ran 1:02:39 in August 1998 when she set the age group record at the Crim Festival of Races in Flint, Michigan.

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03/17/2016 - 15:13

MOUNT VERNON, VA – Grab ye olde tricorn hat and dash through history during the first- ever USATF-certified road race to enter the historic property at George Washington’s Mount Vernon! On Sunday, September 11, the George Washington Patriot Run will host thousands of runners for its 5K and 10K races beginning at 8 a.m. Organized by Mount Vernon and the Alexandria George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee, the race will take runners up the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway. Return down the George Washington Memorial Parkway to trace Washington’s footsteps through the historic area at Mount Vernon. Cross the finish line with the beautiful Mansion in view!

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