By Richard Ferguson
Many runners think too much. They analyze, ponder and try to make sense out of the world around them. If anything they tend to over-think. In fact almost all humans tend to over-think. Our minds make us human, but at the same time our consciousness can get in the way of allowing ourselves to physically perform like we’re capable of. In other words, we may actually think ourselves into running below our real capability. Too often we cognitively distort things and think in very irrational ways. It’s this irrational thinking that may limit our performance, as well as limit our enjoyment of running. Let’s look at some common irrational thinking patterns often seen in runners.
Arlington, VA – The purpose of RunPro Camp is to provide an in-person seminar focused on sharing comprehensive information about what is involved in becoming a professional runner competing on the track, on the roads, in cross country, and on trails.
Runners who are completing their NCAA eligibility by June 30, 2017, along with runners who have completed eligibility within the last 24-months, are encouraged to apply. The 2017 RunPro Camp will be held July 20-22 in Arlington, Virginia, at the national office location of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). The deadline to apply is May 30. The application can be found at www.RunPro.com.
NC USATF 5K Championship is one of the events.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC-- Twin City Track Club announced that Cook Medical will become the Presenting Sponsor for the Beat the Heat 5K events, which will be held on July 22 starting at 6:30 p.m.
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman's Allie Buchalski has been chosen the NCAA Division I Women's National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Two weeks after doubling up on All-America honors at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships, Buchalski opened up her outdoor season in thrilling fashion at the Raleigh Relays.
Buchalski, a senior from Johns Creek, GA, dominated in the 5,000m, posting a time of 15:35.55, 33 seconds better than her previous outdoor best in the event. She shattered both the meet record and the Furman school record in the process. Buchalski beat former North Dakota State standout Erin Teschuk – who is now competing as a member of Furman Elite – by 15 seconds.
Race will be held May 20-21 in 40th anniversary of marathon.
By Scott Ludwig
Ask any long-term runner and they’ll all tell you the same thing: Over time a runner will discover two or three fellow runners they can truly count on; someone who will always be there when it’s time to go for a run. No matter what, when or where (and occasionally why), they will always be there for you.
As I’ve said before, runners are the finest people I’ve ever met. I’ve been fortunate to share the roads with quite a few of them over the years. Some have moved away, some are no longer physically able to run and, sadly, some are no longer with us.
I still run regularly with a couple of people with whom I’ve run for many, many years. We’ve shared many a mile running along too many roads to count in too many places to possibly remember. We’ve pushed ourselves physically, endured the worst weather imaginable and experienced virtually every injury under the sun. During all of it, we’ve no doubt shared every last detail of our lives with each other.
FAYETTEVILLE, NC — Stephen Marthy and Jack Brunecz, both of Fayetteville, finished 1-2 in the All American Marathon on Sunday, March 26. Marthy won the marathon in 2:40:01. Brunecz was second in 2:51:38 and Michael Blanchard of Southern Pines was third in 2:57:17.
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By Mary Countryman
CHARLOTTE, NC — Running is my passion. I grew up in Upstate New York with my four brothers and sisters. I was not a runner growing up, never did track, but did enjoy swimming, riding my bike, and skiing.
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC — Justin Pfruender of Winston-Salem won the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon on Saturday in 2:33:38. Brent Schouler of Hyannis, MA, was second in 2:34:41, followed by Walt Guyer of Charlotte in 2:36:45. Fourth went to Erasmo Ordonez of Harrells, NC, in 2:45:07, while Alexander Jeffs of Cary, NC, was fifth in 2:52:42.
NEW ORLEANS — Ian Carr raced home the winner Saturday in the 50th Annual Al Briede Gold Cup 5K at Audubon Park, finishing in 16:12. Lauren Ybarzbal was the female champion in 20:20.
Aaron Hunt, 15, was the youth winner in 19:48. Fiona Collins, 14, was the top youth female in 24:22.
Masters winners were Branden Wingate in 17:17 and Kirsten Reisig in 23:58.