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September 2018

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Getting Back Into Training

Date: 
10/01/2018 - 16:39
Date: 
10/01/2018 - 16:39

By Carolyn Mather
As mornings in the 50's have graced north Georgia recently, I am reminded that summer will soon be but a memory and autumn will be upon us. We have had immense rain this spring/summer and that should bode well for a beautiful season of colors. There is nothing more peaceful than running in the falling leaves and admiring the works of nature.

Once again, this is the time to start up some more serious training, if you are so inclined.

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Picking the Right Race

Date: 
09/28/2018 - 14:46
Date: 
09/28/2018 - 14:46

By Lena Hollmann
What factors are important to you when you pick a race to run? Depending on where you live and the time of year, you may have several options when it comes to choosing a race. I was recently looking for a race nearby to run around Labor Day. One that was fairly close to my home, preferably no more than 30 minutes.

I found a 5K about 20 minutes away, that seemed to be perfect in every way. Until I saw the entry fee! That’s when I got sticker shock. Almost a month before race day, it was $35 to enter online. Plus a “convenience fee” that yanked the price up to almost $40. I’d be willing to pay that much for a half marathon, and maybe also for a 10K. But for a 5K that I enter ahead of time, it was too much. Especially here in Naples, FL, where I don’t expect to pay more than $25 or maybe $30 for a 5K.

Regional
Date: 
09/27/2018 - 12:08

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Registration is now open for up to 4,000 runners who will compete for their part of a $25,000 prize purse on Nov. 10 in Clearwater’s 2nd Annual Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Half Marathon, 5K & 1M, which benefits Clearwater For Youth.

On Thursday, the Doganiero Foundation presented representatives from Clearwater For Youth and race organizers with a $25,000 check in downtown Clearwater at Clear Sky on Cleveland. The donation will fund the prize purse for this year’s Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Race.

“While we know there are many other road races in the area during November, our amazing course of three challenging and scenic bridges and unprecedented $25,000 prize purse, which is one of the largest purses of any running event in the area, is sure to make this event memorable” said Susan Daniels, Race Director.

Regional
Date: 
09/26/2018 - 11:44

bdr-logo-3-275x270.pngSAVANNAH, GA – Special Olympics Georgia Area 17 has been chosen as a charity partner for the Inaugural Best Damn Race in Savannah on Feb. 16, 2019. Special Olympics Georgia Area 17 (Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, Liberty and Long counties) is honored to be a beneficiary of this great event.

For more than 48 years, Special Olympics Georgia has been spreading the message that people with intellectual disabilities can – and will – succeed when given the chance. The proceeds from Best Damn Race will benefit the Special Olympics Georgia Area 17 local games held twice a year at Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus.

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Sports Nutrition Questions

Date: 
09/21/2018 - 16:00
Date: 
09/21/2018 - 16:00

By Nancy Clark, MS, RD
Runners have many questions about how to fuel for top performance. The Internet abounds with answers – but how do you know what's valid? Here are some trust-worthy answers, based on research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting (May 2018; www.ACSM.org).

FUELING DURING
Q. Do elite athletes consume the recommended 30 to 60 grams of carbohydrate (120 to 240 calories) per hour during moderate/high intensity training?

Likely not. A soccer study indicates the players barely consumed half that amount (17 g carb (~70 calories)/hour of moderate intensity training and only 14 g (~55 calories) per hour during high intensity training). All athletes, including distance runners – want to experiment with consuming the recommended amount of fuel during extended exercise. You'll likely learn you can have greater stamina and endurance at the end of your long runs – and that can be your winning edge.

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Advice and Insights from Jeff Galloway

Date: 
09/19/2018 - 16:17
Date: 
09/19/2018 - 16:17

By Jeff Galloway

jf3597c.jpgHow To Turn A “Bad Workout” Into A “Good One”
I was looking forward to my running retreat in Carmel CA after 3 weeks of non-stop travel.  Intuitively I felt that a good run would “wake up” the circuit in my brain that improves motivation.  But it wasn’t happening.  During the first 10 minutes my legs felt heavy and un-responsive--the switch wasn’t turning on.  I thought about turning around.  But then I remembered what I learned when researching for my book MENTAL TRAINING:  If you activate the human brain with a “checklist” of cognitive thoughts and questions, and make strategic adjustments, a bad run can turn into a good one.

Regional
Date: 
09/18/2018 - 16:59

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Regional
Date: 
09/17/2018 - 10:40

c136e4ae-720d-402e-841d-7c234f74f7fd-thumb-500xauto-39808.jpgPHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Sept. 16, 2018) - Approximately 11,000 registered runners from age 12 to 88 took to the streets this weekend to participate in the running of the Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon. With a renewed focus on the core pillars of great music in a community environment, runners of all athletic levels enjoyed the sights and sounds of Philadelphia.

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World Marathon Record Smashed by Kenyan

Date: 
09/16/2018 - 15:17
Date: 
09/16/2018 - 15:17

BERLIN — Eliud Kipchoge ran an incredible marathon on Sunday, breaking the world record by 78 seconds at the Berlin Marathon.

He finished in 2:01:39.

So complete was his victory that he finished nearly five minutes ahead of the second-place finisher, Amos Kipruto, who ran 2:06:23. Former world record holder Wilson Kipsang was third in 2:06:48.

It was a strong day for Kenya as the women’s winner was Gladys Cherono, who finished in a course record 2:18:11. Ethiopian runners Rutia Aga and Tirunesh Dibaba finished second and third.

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Join the Mission; Pass the Flag!

Date: 
09/14/2018 - 13:42
Date: 
09/14/2018 - 13:42

fla.pngHelp pass the Folded American Flag, containing over 10,000 names and/or pictures of those who perished on 9/11, military members and first responders who are no longer here to feel the ground beneath their feet.

Beginning on Saturday, October 6th at 6:45 a.m. the annual "Stride & Ride Relay" will kick off at Boston Logan Airport's 9/11 Memorial. We will be relaying down to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City; continuing on, we will head to the Flight 93 Memorial in Stoystown, Pennsylvania.

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