By Pete Rea, ZAP Fitness/Running Journal/November 2008
Each year, with each athlete (rookie and veteran) we have here at ZAP Fitness, we begin the outgoing year by setting outcome goals and mapping out strategies for the incoming. These goals include the expected performance based goals replete with PRs to target, places for National Championships for peaking, and the team based goals we have including Road Championships and Club Cross-Country.
By Richard Ferguson, Ph.D./Running Journal/October 2008
Like many of you, I spent a few hours in August in front of the television watching the Summer Olympics from Beijing. While my natural bias was towards Track and Field, I also marveled at Michael Phelps’s accomplishments in the pool, the perfection of the Chinese divers, the United States victories in men’s and women’s basketball and countless other winners in such sports as Field Hockey, Table Tennis, Team Handball, Rowing, and Judo.
ING Georgia Marathon Elevated from State to Region Championship Designation by Road Runners Club of America
March Event Named 2009 RRCA Southern Region Marathon Championship
(Oct. 13, 2008, ATLANTA) –The ING Georgia Marathon (www.inggeorgiamarathon.com) has been named the 2009 Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Southern Region Marathon Championship.
2008 Blue Ridge Relay
Press Release: Relay Results
“It is truly an amazing event that pushes your body, allows you to see beautiful scenery, and creates amazing memories with old and new friends. I would recommend this race to any runner who truly enjoys the feeling one gets from running!!! Thanks again!”
By Carolyn Mather, RN, PhD/Running Journal/September 2008
You are ready for your run but right from the start your legs are heavy and you have no energy. After slogging for several minutes you give up and walk home. What's wrong?
By Kristin Sevensky
“Wow, and We Thought the Blue Ridge Relay Couldn’t Get Any Better!”
That’s a quote from director Ken Sevensky excited about the eighty teams that will be running in the 4th annual Blue Ridge Relay this September 5th and 6th. The Blue Ridge Relay, which started in 2006 with a field of 10 runners, will bring close to 1,000 runners up to the High country the Friday after Labor Day.
By Richard Ferguson, PhD/Running Journal/June 2008
Maybe you’ve been running for a couple or years of maybe you’ve been running for 20. No matter how long you’ve been a “runner,” think back to when you first got involved in the sport.
By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness/Running Journal/May 2008
Working full time at a center designed by and for long distance runners provides an interesting view into the world and lives of runners and the sport of running at large --along with a unique historical perspective being that I am almost a full generation removed from my competitive days.