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Date: 
01/03/2018 - 11:10

IMG_3388.jpgOn Saturday, April 21, 2018, over 3,000 runners will line up on Greenville, South Carolina’s iconic Main Street for the 41st annual TD Bank Reedy River Run. During their race they will experience the small-town charm of Greenville’s downtown area, the springtime beauty of both Cleveland Park and Falls Park on the Reedy and cross the event’s namesake river six times.

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Cold Weather Running Tips

Date: 
01/02/2018 - 11:05
Date: 
01/02/2018 - 11:05

Always follow the RRCA General Safety Guidelines

Leave the headphones at home. Your ears may help you avoid dangers your eyes cannot see. Wet, wintery conditions may weaken tree limbs causing them to fall. Hearing the crack before the fall may be the difference between avoiding a falling branch or being tackled by a dead limb.

Avoid running on the roads in snowy conditions. Drivers have a decreased ability to maneuver and stop.

Winter means fewer daylight hours. Wear bright-colored, reflective clothing or a reflective vest so you are noticeable to area traffic. For added visibility, wear a lightweight headlamp or flashing light.

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Full Circle: Finishing Last In A Race

Date: 
12/29/2017 - 15:14
Date: 
12/29/2017 - 15:14

By Cedric Jaggers
Every new year is a new thing. But the past is merely prologue to the present, so we are all one year older than we were this time last year. But why complain? Why not just enjoy what we have and what we used to have? So here is a story of the past and the present.

Back in June of 1979 Kathy ran her first 10K race. It was a small race, the Run From The Fighting Lady 10K in Mt Pleasant, SC. It started in front of the old Yorktown Aircraft Carrier and went through the nearby neighborhoods of the city. She was afraid she might not be safe on the course, since she was afraid she would be behind everyone, so I told her I would run the race with her.

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Date: 
12/28/2017 - 14:38

By Richard Ferguson
No, I’m not out of mind, even though it is winter and summer is almost unimaginable. Barren trees, cold rain, snow, early darkness and a biting wind blowing from the west may mean less than ideal running conditions. Early winter can also mean few races, a loss of motivation to train, and as such, a decline in overall general fitness. Spring and summer seem far away and it’s easy to convince yourself that spring and summer racing season is way, way out in the future. For many, late December, January and early February could possibly be the low point of the running calendar.

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Tackling the Treadmill

Date: 
12/27/2017 - 14:35
Date: 
12/27/2017 - 14:35

By Ryan Warrenburg/ZAP Fitness
Given the choice, the vast majority of us would rather run outside on the roads or trails, feel the wind in our face and watch the scenery go by, rather than be relegated to the treadmill. I get it. But with little daylight and having to navigate sometimes icy and slick running surfaces, the treadmill can be a brilliant tool to get quality training in during the winter, and for many with hectic schedules, a necessity year round. This winter is time to stop thinking about the treadmill as the “dreadmill” and embrace the machine that can make all of us better runners. There are countless examples of professional athletes and coaches using treadmills to improve the quality of training by avoiding inclement weather, improving the specificity of a workout, and other purposes that we all can take advantage of.

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Fitbit to sponsor Miami Marathon

Date: 
12/27/2017 - 14:34
Date: 
12/27/2017 - 14:34

MIAMI, FL — Fitbit has become the sponsor of the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon, which will be held Jan. 28.

Officials hope to attract as many as 25,000 runners to the 16th annual event.

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RRCA Convention April 5-8

Date: 
12/26/2017 - 16:38
Date: 
12/26/2017 - 16:38

The 60th RRCA National Convention will be held April 5-8 in the metropolitan Washington, DC area in conjunction with the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Race. The start and finish is at the Washington Monument grounds.

Additional information at RRCA.org.

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Gasparilla Race Weekend Feb. 24-25

Date: 
12/26/2017 - 16:38
Date: 
12/26/2017 - 16:38

TAMPA, FL — The Gasparilla Distance Classic Association has donated over $5 million to Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa, Big Brothers Big Sister of Tampa Bay, Friends of Tampa Recreation and youth running programs. The Gasparilla Distance Classic Weekend, which began in 1978, will be held Feb. 24-25. Click on the banner on this website to go to registration.

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Using Data to Improve Your Running

Date: 
12/23/2017 - 15:36
Date: 
12/23/2017 - 15:36

By Tracy Green

Armwarmers, breathe-right nasal strips, sunglasses, gloves — when you watch the elites race, they wear their share of accessories.

But have you ever noticed what a lot of them aren’t wearing?

A GPS watch.

There are a few reasons for this, one being they are often racing for place more than time and can also utilize the on-course clocks/pace car better than I can (if I just ran, say, 6 or 5 minutes/mile flat, the math would be so easy).

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Date: 
12/23/2017 - 15:35

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
Molly Huddle is one of the finest distance runners of her generation. She is tough, meticulous and focused. I have watched her race from the mile to the marathon. What she has done with her coach, Ray Treacy, is fascinating to watch. How will she do in Boston? It will be exciting to see, with Shalane Flanagan, Desi Lindan and Jordan Hasay battling Molly in Boston in April 2018.

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