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January 2018

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Date: 
01/31/2018 - 12:02

conv-2018-logo-60.jpgARLINGTON, VA- Since 1958, members and supporters of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the promotion of distance running, have gathered in different cities around the country for the RRCA National Convention. This year, the RRCA National Convention will be held April 5-8 in Arlington, VA. The event concludes on Sunday April 8 with the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile and 5K race, which serves as the 2018 RRCA National 10 Mile Championship Event.

The RRCA Convention consists of highly relevant education sessions for club leaders, event directors, coaches and running enthusiast volunteering and working in their local running communities.

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Are You Training Your Gut?

Date: 
01/30/2018 - 19:59
Date: 
01/30/2018 - 19:59

By: Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD
Runners tend to do a good job of training their muscles, heart and lungs. But some of them (particularly marathoners and ultra-runners) commonly fail to train their gut. As one marathoner reported, "I was so afraid of getting diarrhea during long training runs that I did not eat or drink anything beforehand. I really struggled after 14 miles..." A high school athlete admitted, "I'm so afraid I'll throw up if I run with food in my stomach." He ate only a light lunch at 11:00 and then practiced on fumes at 3:30. No wonder he had a disappointing season.

An estimated 30-50% of endurance athletes (including up to 90% of distance runners) have experienced gastro-intestinal (GI) issues during and after hard exercise. They fear bloat, gas, nausea, stomach cramps/pain, side stitch, diarrhea, vomiting, and urge to defecate. These issues arise during long bouts of exercise because blood flow to the gut is reduced for an extended period of time.

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Date: 
01/29/2018 - 14:50

By Scott Ludwig

You may recall I mentioned in the last issue of Running Journal that my newest book, Running Out of Gas: A Lifelong Runner’s Take on Slowing Down will be published by Meyer and Meyer in January 2018.

As a reader of this fine running periodical you will now have the opportunity for a sneak preview; specifically the Foreword to the book. My hope is that it whets your appetite for the 77,000+ words that follow. Once the book is published it can be found at Barnes and Noble as well as on everyone’s favorite online shopping site, Amazon.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Foreword to Running Out of Gas:

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Date: 
01/27/2018 - 18:19

Christian Coleman (Atlanta Georgia) ran the fastest indoor 60 meters ever to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Coleman, the 2017 IAAF World Championships 100m and 4x100m relay silver medalist, rocketed to a 6.37 at the Clemson Invitational, .02 faster than the existing world and American record, held since 1998 by Maurice Greene. The quadruple NCAA sprint champion last year ran 6.47 in the heats before his dash into the history books.

Regional
Date: 
01/26/2018 - 11:56

Publix-Gasparilla-Half-2018-logo-275x188.jpgThe 14th event edition on Sunday, February 25 offers $30,000 U.S.-only prize purse; final $10,000 Super Bonus qualifying race for 2018 PRRO Championship; overall 2017-18 Circuit event prize money exceeds $340,000 including $124,700 U.S.-only money

TAMPA, Fla. – The Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon kicks off the 2018 PRRO Circuit racing season on Sunday, February 25. The 14th edition will offer a U.S.-only prize purse totaling $30,000 that goes 5-deep ($8000, $3500, $2000, $1000 and $500) as well as a local purse of $10,000.

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Barnburner in Boston

Date: 
01/25/2018 - 16:22
Date: 
01/25/2018 - 16:22

By Carolyn Mather
On Monday April 16, 2018 the most stellar group of American distance runners will toe the line with the hope that an American woman will win Boston for the first time since Lisa Weidenbach won in 1985. 2016 Olympian at 10,000 and 5,000 meters, Molly Huddle, will be joined by 2016 Olympic marathoners Shalane Flanagan and Des Linden, Jordan Hasay, Sara Hall, Serena Burla and American record holder and Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor. To add to the excitement, 2017 champion Edna Kiplagat plans to defend her title.

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Polar Plunge Cold When You Think About It

Date: 
01/23/2018 - 17:07
Date: 
01/23/2018 - 17:07

By Teri Saylor

Lisa Garrity.jpgThe line of shivering, swimsuit-clad bodies behind the giant slide at Lifetime Fitness in Cary, NC was a short one. It was New Year’s Day, after all, and the outdoor swimming pool was a beautiful, frosty sight with a thin sheet of ice floating on its surface. There were more spectators lined up in heavy coats armed with cameras and mobile phones than there were polar plungers on this day of new beginnings. The squeals and shrieks started before anyone ever put foot to ladder for the long, cold climb to the top.

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The Last Marathon

Date: 
01/22/2018 - 16:10
Date: 
01/22/2018 - 16:10

By Art Zimmerman

Art Finishes 2018 Charleston Marathon (2).jpgWhen I started running in 2001 at age 55, just to lose some weight, running a marathon was definitely not on my radar. But in the process of getting hooked on running, and since 55 year old legs are not normally built for speed, definitely not mine, I found myself enjoying the challenge of seeing how far I could run. The following year I managed to finish my first marathon on Kiawah Island under my optimistic 5 hour time goal. I was hooked again, this time on the marathon.

Regional
Date: 
01/21/2018 - 18:38

2017 MCM Kids Run start line.jpgSource: Marine Corps Marathon
QUANTICO, VA – The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) has set sights on bringing the next generation of runners to the start line. This year, the MCMO will engage in the Next Generation Inspiration Initiative, promoting a love of running among youth age 17 and under.

“This effort is intended to grow the next generation of runners,” says MCM Director Rick Nealis. “This year, events organized by MCMO will offer runners age 17-and-under on event day a 40 percent discount off registration.”

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Date: 
01/18/2018 - 16:51

Molly Huddle (Elmira, New York) set an American record at the Aramco Houston Half Marathon Sunday to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Huddle crossed the line in 67:25 to take nine seconds off the previous record, set in 2006 at Berlin by Deena Kastor. Huddle also set American records for 10 miles and 20km en route to a seventh-place finish. It was the first race on U.S. soil to feature four women finishing under 67:00.

Other notable performances:

Leonard Korir — Korir defended his title at the Great Edinburgh XCountry International Challenge, kicking past Turkey’s Kaan Ozbilen to finish the 8km course in 24:32.

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