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2011 Fall Cross Country Shoe Review

Date: 
10/10/2011 - 17:56
Date: 
10/10/2011 - 17:56

shoe-review.JPGCross country season is here. Got your summer miles in? Check. Got your t-shirt slogan picked and printed? Check. Got your racing shoes? We can help with our annual look at eight newly released or updated cross country shoes for fall. Differences in fit from one brand (or model) to the next allow most runners to find a racing shoe suited for their particular foot type.

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Date: 
09/29/2011 - 18:30

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Date: 
09/29/2011 - 05:04

Idaho Springs, CO -- Marshall Ulrich went 3,063 miles on foot, running about 60 miles a day for 52 days straight, from San Francisco to New York City. He was 57 years old when he ran the equivalent of 117 back-to-back marathons in an attempt to break a world record set by a man half his age. Ultimately, he set two new records and completed the third fastest trans-American crossing in history.

At the end, he ran right into Times Square on election night, November 4, 2008. As he watched people shouting and dancing in the streets as the election returns blared on the CNN jumbo screen, Ulrich remembers, “I pretended all the hoopla was for me.”

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Date: 
09/23/2011 - 12:33

By Jim Dugger
Dugger, Jim.jpg _.jpgThe Georgia USATF inducted its inaugural class into the Georgia Track and Field Hall of Fame at the annual Georgia Awards Banquet held in Lilburn, GA, on Aug. 14. Led by former USOC President Dr. Leroy Walker, the class included athletes spanning a 50-year time frame, from the legendary hurdler Spec Towns, to Edwin Moses, winner of 107 consecutive races and two Olympic Gold Medals.

USATF President Ian Dube stated during the induction ceremony that “Induction into the Georgia Track and Field Hall of Fame is the greatest tribute we can bestow on these individuals. Each of these remarkable individuals has made unique contributions to our state through sport, and we look forward to honoring them as they take their rightful place in the USATF Georgia Hall of Fame.”

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Will Running Make You Live Longer?

Date: 
09/23/2011 - 05:09
Date: 
09/23/2011 - 05:09

By Lena Hollmann
Hollman,_Lena_jpg___1.jpgAs runners, we are all aware of the benefits of our sport. We feel better, have more energy, and when we go to the doctor we discover that our cholesterol and blood pressure have gone down since our pre-running days. If you are a beginner runner, you may have noticed dramatic improvements in how you look and feel compared to before you started. You are less tired and can perform your daily activities with less effort. Maybe you also lost some weight.

But does running make us live longer? And is it the Fountain of Youth that Ponce de Leon never found?

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Go Bravely To Achieve Goals

Date: 
08/28/2011 - 14:18
Date: 
08/28/2011 - 14:18

By Teri Saylor

Teri Saylor photo.jpgAfter a lifelong fear of running, my fear of middle-age spread scared me more, and I joined the Galloway Marathon Training program in Raleigh, NC.

My disbelieving friends and family shook their heads and diagnosed me with a profound mental illness despite my insistence that I would never run a marathon.

But the day I completed a 16-mile training run, I began to agree that I might, indeed, be crazy for running all of those miles without having a goal.

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Running and Role Models

Date: 
08/26/2011 - 10:01
Date: 
08/26/2011 - 10:01

By Richard Ferguson
Ferguson,_Richard.jpg__.jpgThink back to the time when you first began running. Was there one particular individual who you really admired that served as a type of role model to get you started running? Is there anyone today that you look up to in your running and who you really feel is a positive influence on your running? I’m sure most of you can think of such role models you’ve had in the past and today. For most runners role models have played a very important part in their running careers.

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Date: 
07/28/2011 - 11:11

By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness
Rea,_Peter.jpg_.jpg2012 is nearly upon us. In a little more than six months the top American male and female marathoners will toe the line in Houston, TX, for the Olympic Marathon Trials. At stake are the coveted “top three spots” and a trip to the Summer Olympic Games in London as well as the culmination of the hopes and dreams of countless years of training, injury rehabilitation, highs, lows, doubt, and certainty. In a nutshell the Olympic Trials represents the dreams of scores of competitive runners from the moment they ran their first race.

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Mantras Contain Magic Words

Date: 
07/27/2011 - 11:38
Date: 
07/27/2011 - 11:38

By Teri Saylor

Teri Saylor photo.jpgI hate hills.

The mantra “hills are your friends,” are fighting words for me, but when helpful runners utter that phrase as I labor up a steep slope, I don’t have energy to fight. So I made up a hill mantra that makes perfect sense to me.

“Running up hills makes your butt look cute.”

Whether that phrase is true or not doesn’t matter. It has a nice rhythm and makes me believe the panting and burning just might do some good.

Remember that old classic “No Pain, No Gain?”

I prefer to end it at “No Pain.” Period.

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Date: 
06/24/2011 - 14:21

Eat Vegan front cover copy3X41.jpgIf you believe in eating healthy foods – and who doesn’t? – here’s an ideal book by Florida runner Ellen Jaffe Jones that provides answers at a very agreeable cost, both for the food ($4 a day) and the book ($14.95).

Jones, an award winning former television reporter, wrote the book after several members of her family suffered serious illnesses she wanted to avoid. She has spent years learning good nutrition and has put her knowledge to use by teaching cooking classes. She’s also an active runner and writes a column for Running Journal about nutrition and running.

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