By Richard Ferguson
Many runners think too much. They analyze, ponder and try to make sense out of the world around them. If anything they tend to over-think. In fact almost all humans tend to over-think. Our minds make us human, but at the same time our consciousness can get in the way of allowing ourselves to physically perform like we’re capable of. In other words, we may actually think ourselves into running below our real capability. Too often we cognitively distort things and think in very irrational ways. It’s this irrational thinking that may limit our performance, as well as limit our enjoyment of running. Let’s look at some common irrational thinking patterns often seen in runners.
Arlington, VA – The purpose of RunPro Camp is to provide an in-person seminar focused on sharing comprehensive information about what is involved in becoming a professional runner competing on the track, on the roads, in cross country, and on trails.
Runners who are completing their NCAA eligibility by June 30, 2017, along with runners who have completed eligibility within the last 24-months, are encouraged to apply. The 2017 RunPro Camp will be held July 20-22 in Arlington, Virginia, at the national office location of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). The deadline to apply is May 30. The application can be found at www.RunPro.com.
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman's Allie Buchalski has been chosen the NCAA Division I Women's National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Two weeks after doubling up on All-America honors at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships, Buchalski opened up her outdoor season in thrilling fashion at the Raleigh Relays.
Buchalski, a senior from Johns Creek, GA, dominated in the 5,000m, posting a time of 15:35.55, 33 seconds better than her previous outdoor best in the event. She shattered both the meet record and the Furman school record in the process. Buchalski beat former North Dakota State standout Erin Teschuk – who is now competing as a member of Furman Elite – by 15 seconds.
By Scott Ludwig
Ask any long-term runner and they’ll all tell you the same thing: Over time a runner will discover two or three fellow runners they can truly count on; someone who will always be there when it’s time to go for a run. No matter what, when or where (and occasionally why), they will always be there for you.
As I’ve said before, runners are the finest people I’ve ever met. I’ve been fortunate to share the roads with quite a few of them over the years. Some have moved away, some are no longer physically able to run and, sadly, some are no longer with us.
I still run regularly with a couple of people with whom I’ve run for many, many years. We’ve shared many a mile running along too many roads to count in too many places to possibly remember. We’ve pushed ourselves physically, endured the worst weather imaginable and experienced virtually every injury under the sun. During all of it, we’ve no doubt shared every last detail of our lives with each other.
(Editor’s note: Running Journal became aware of unique and beautiful headbands produced by someone called “Greeciegirl” that provide extra moisture wicking, are non-slip, and are properly sized to your head. We tracked down the maker in Charlotte, NC, and asked her to write about her company. Here is her story.)
By Mary Countryman
CHARLOTTE, NC — Running is my passion. I grew up in Upstate New York with my four brothers and sisters. I was not a runner growing up, never did track, but did enjoy swimming, riding my bike, and skiing.
By Dimity McDowell, RunningUSA.org
(This story was published by Running USA at http://www.runningusa.org/tidbits-iris-simpson-bush. It is republished with permission. The Flying Pig Marathon weekend is May 5-7.)
Iris Simpson Bush, Executive Director of the Flying Pig Marathon (.com), has been at the helm of the Cincinnati-based race series for nearly 15 years. Although she and her staff of six are already hard at work planning the 20th anniversary of the race in 2018, she took a little time to chat with Running USA to share some strategies that have helped the Flying Pig — and can benefit any race.
Lottery selections announced via email.
ATLANTA –– Atlanta Track Club, organizer of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, has made a limited number of charity entries available for purchase. The special entries benefit Kilometer Kids, Atlanta Track Club’s youth running program.
The announcement comes as registrants of the AJC Peachtree Road Race lottery learn their status for the 2017 event. Registrants will be notified by Saturday, March 25 via email whether or not they were selected as one of this year’s 60,000 participants. Searchable results of registration status will also be posted on peachtreeroadrace.org and AJC.com/peachtree. Those who were not selected for the 2017 event or who did not enter the lottery can purchase a charity number.
VIRGINIA BEACH: On March 17-19, J&A Racing hosted close to 25,000 runners and walkers at the 45th running of the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, a three-day event which featured a two-day Sports & Fitness Expo and five separate races in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Founded in 2003 when J&A Racing owners Amy and Jerry Frostick first took over the Shamrock Sportsfest, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend has become the largest running event in Hampton Roads and one of the most popular events in the country.
Donations reach $130,000 this year, set cumulative total since 2010 at $761,500.
CARY, NC — The Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) and the Feetures! Half Marathon has set a new mark for the event’s annual charitable contributions, bettering last year’s record-setting performance by $2,500 with a total of $130,000.
Event celebrated the culmination of inaugural 55.5-mile Ultimate Peach Challenge
ATLANTA – March 19, 2017 – Approximately 9,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2017 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon this morning at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. The 11th annual event drew crowds of spectators despite cool and breezy conditions.