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October 2018

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Date: 
10/15/2018 - 14:49
Date: 
10/15/2018 - 14:49

Picture 4.pngThis publication is being suspended temporarily because our founder and president, Bruce Morrison, is dealing with major health issues. As most of you know, Bruce is the heart and soul of the Running Journal. Bruce needs your support and understanding during this difficult time. Thank you.

Regional
Date: 
10/11/2018 - 14:18

10/11/2018 - Jeannie Rice (Concord, Ohio) demolished the U.S. women’s 70-74 age group marathon record to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Rice, 70, ran 3:27:50 at the Chicago Marathon to knock almost 20 minutes off the existing age group record of 3:46:18, set in 2005 by Ginette Bedard. She also set records at 20K, half marathon, 25K and 30K en route, and bettered the listed world women’s 70-74 masters marathon record of 3:35:29.

Other notable performances from the weekend:

Sara Hall — Hall outlasted Molly Huddle to win the women’s USATF 10 Mile Championships in Minneapolis for the second year in a row, edging Huddle by one second in 52:47 for her second consecutive Circuit win.

Regional
Date: 
10/10/2018 - 11:19

CHICAGO -- On a rainy and cool Sunday morning Sarah Crouch led a strong showing by American women finishing sixth overall with a personal best time of 2:32:37. The 2017 Chicago Marathon Champion, Galen Rupp was unable to defend his title, finishing fifth in 2:06:21.

Despite some top Americans dropping out in the weeks leading up to the race, the women continued to make a splash in elite marathoning. Laura Thweatt (Durango, Colorado) was the fastest American entering the race and the leading American before dropping out before just before the 10-mile mark. Taking over the top American spot was Sarah Crouch (Hockinson, Washington) who entered as the 12th fastest in the elite field with a personal best of 2:32:44. After the first 5K Crouch remained in the top 10 for the entirety of the race, eventually finishing first of six Americans in the top 12 overall.

Regional
Date: 
10/05/2018 - 14:18

10/5/2018 -- Sonja Friend-Uhl (Boca Raton, Florida) broke the masters women’s 45-49 road mile record to earn USATF Athlete of the Week for the second time in 2018.

Friend-Uhl, 47, clocked 5:06.33 at the Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., to trim more than 10 seconds off the existing record. She finished 11th in the elite women’s race as she added another national record to the indoor marks she set earlier this year.

Other notable performances from the weekend:

Ian Whatley — Whatley was the top men’s finisher at the USATF 30K walk championships at Owego, New York, with a 3:52:42.

Lydia McGranahan — McGranahan was the top women’s finisher at the USATF 30K walk championships in 4:02:16.

Regional

Too Perfect?

Date: 
10/04/2018 - 14:52
Date: 
10/04/2018 - 14:52

By Richard Ferguson Ph.D.
Society subtly places may unwritten expectations on people. Being perfect in numerous aspects of life is often communicated in popular media, through social media and product advertising. You have to look a certain way, live a certain lifestyle, drive a certain car and even be involved in a certain exercise routine. Each and every day the bombardment of being just right and perfect infiltrates the mind, and therefore your belief system.

Regional

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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