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Date: 
06/23/2011 - 13:03

By Lena Hollmann

Hollman,_Lena.jpg__.jpgFor the first time in three decades, I have reached a major milestone birthday without having a nagging injury stopping me in my tracks. Instead, I was able to run a sub two-hour half-marathon just days after changing age groups, finishing in 1:57:58. I am still recuperating as of this writing, but healthy (knock on wood!), and looking forward to more races to come.

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Run for longer, healthier life

Date: 
06/22/2011 - 16:22
Date: 
06/22/2011 - 16:22

A study at the Stanford University School of Medicine that tracked the lives of more than 900 people over more than 20 years concluded that regular running or other consistent exercise for those in middle and late life may result in a longer, healthier life.

The study, led by Dr. Elizabeth Chakravarty, studied more than 500 people who ran on a regular basis against a control group of more than 400 who did not run.

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Running’s Healing Power

Date: 
06/07/2011 - 11:24
Date: 
06/07/2011 - 11:24

Our daily ritual is far more than sport
By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness
Rea,_Peter.jpg_.jpgIn 20 years of coaching I have seen athletes drawn to our sport for a myriad of reasons. For some it is the last best option after numerous “other sport” failures. For others, particularly the introverts, it is the allure of the individual (as opposed to team) sport, with the open road being a beacon of solace. And for many the convenience of a sport that can be executed anywhere, anytime is enormously attractive in our go-go-go society. For many, however, running is more than simply exercise or competition or even ritual, but a friend. “Running is the least expensive shrink I know,” said 1960 Olympic 5,000m Champion Murray Halberg.

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You can be Happy as an older runner

Date: 
05/25/2011 - 10:41
Date: 
05/25/2011 - 10:41

By Lee Fidler

Fidler,_Lee.jpg_.jpgAs I have just passed another birthday, pieces of this article have been floating through my mind for several days. However, capturing these thoughts has been like trying to catch fog. Perhaps a mild existential crisis is hard to explain. Your adaptation may be different but here are some of my nods to aging.

Forty-seven years after my first race, goal setting has changed. Rather than setting long range performance goals, I often look six months to a year out. Those are based on where I am now and performance in the same or a similar race last year.

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50 Awesome iPhone Apps for Runners

Date: 
05/15/2011 - 15:03
Date: 
05/15/2011 - 15:03

Runners who own iPhones are in luck. There are tons of great apps to help track, train, and cross-train or find out about nutrition, weight management, or health and safety issues. Check out these 50 apps--some are free and some are available for a small fee--to find high-tech help to support your running passion.

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A More Positive Approach to Running

Date: 
05/13/2011 - 12:27
Date: 
05/13/2011 - 12:27

Ferguson,_Richard.jpg__.jpgNone of us were born being positive or negative thinkers. We have all learned to think in a positive or negative manner through varied life and socialization experiences. The word “learn” is the key here! We can all learn to become more positive in how we approach our running and how we approach life in general.

Life has its ups and downs, ongoing challenges, and obstacles that must be overcome. We can use these challenges as an excuse for not trying or even as an excuse for failing, or we can look at challenges as an opportunity to become successful.

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Date: 
05/11/2011 - 13:53

By Carolyn Mather

Mather,_Carolyn.jpg__.jpgThe death of Sally Meyerhoff was the main topic as the elite field assembled at the 34th Gate River Run national 15K championship. Sally died instantly when she crashed her bicycle into a truck after failing to yield the right of way. We were all reminded how precious and fragile life is and how quickly it can be gone. Sally was a friend, one of my dark horse picks to make the 2012 Olympic team and an incredible role model for young athletes. She had just obtained her professional triathlete license and finally had her life exactly where she wanted it to be.

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Date: 
05/05/2011 - 12:29

The Event. This special event organized by the Greenville Track Club is an attempt to beat the World Record for the 100 x 5K Relay, which consists of 100 different persons running one 5K (5000 meters) each, consecutively. We’re calling it the GTC “100 in 30” Challenge. The “100 in 30” means 100 5Ks in 30 hours.

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Date: 
05/05/2011 - 12:28

Zoe Romano has been running across the USA since January -- about 25 miles per day -- and will finish in Charleston, SC. As of this writing (May 5), she's already in South Carolina, having started in California.

To see where she is go to her blog: http://zoegoesrunning.wordpress.com.

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Still Running After All These Years!

Date: 
04/27/2011 - 09:15
Date: 
04/27/2011 - 09:15

By Lena Hollmann
Hollman,_Lena.jpg__.jpgWhen you read this, I am about to celebrate my 20th anniversary as a masters runner. I will be 60 years old in May. Yes, 60!! I can’t quite make it sink in that soon I will “officially” be considered a senior, and get the matinee rate at many establishments, including my favorite movie theatre. Especially since I feel as vibrant as if it were my 20th birthday coming up instead! With a recent career change into personal training, and an improvement of a minute and a half in my 5K time during the past year, it’s like I am a young woman starting out in life.

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