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Date: 
10/15/2018 - 14:49
Date: 
10/15/2018 - 14:49

Picture 4.pngThis publication is being suspended temporarily because our founder and president, Bruce Morrison, is dealing with major health issues. As most of you know, Bruce is the heart and soul of the Running Journal. Bruce needs your support and understanding during this difficult time. Thank you.

Regional
Date: 
10/13/2018 - 12:17

(Hilton Head Island, SC – October 24, 2018) – Over 1300 runners and walkers are expected to participate in the 17th Annual Hilton Head Island Marathon, Marathon Team Relay, Half Marathon & 8K on Saturday, February 9th. The event will commence at 8:00am from Jarvis Creek Park and follow a course that will take runners on the Cross Island Parkway, through several parks, numerous neighborhoods and over Broad Creek.

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Date: 
10/11/2018 - 14:18

10/11/2018 - Jeannie Rice (Concord, Ohio) demolished the U.S. women’s 70-74 age group marathon record to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Rice, 70, ran 3:27:50 at the Chicago Marathon to knock almost 20 minutes off the existing age group record of 3:46:18, set in 2005 by Ginette Bedard. She also set records at 20K, half marathon, 25K and 30K en route, and bettered the listed world women’s 70-74 masters marathon record of 3:35:29.

Other notable performances from the weekend:

Sara Hall — Hall outlasted Molly Huddle to win the women’s USATF 10 Mile Championships in Minneapolis for the second year in a row, edging Huddle by one second in 52:47 for her second consecutive Circuit win.

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Date: 
10/10/2018 - 11:19

CHICAGO -- On a rainy and cool Sunday morning Sarah Crouch led a strong showing by American women finishing sixth overall with a personal best time of 2:32:37. The 2017 Chicago Marathon Champion, Galen Rupp was unable to defend his title, finishing fifth in 2:06:21.

Despite some top Americans dropping out in the weeks leading up to the race, the women continued to make a splash in elite marathoning. Laura Thweatt (Durango, Colorado) was the fastest American entering the race and the leading American before dropping out before just before the 10-mile mark. Taking over the top American spot was Sarah Crouch (Hockinson, Washington) who entered as the 12th fastest in the elite field with a personal best of 2:32:44. After the first 5K Crouch remained in the top 10 for the entirety of the race, eventually finishing first of six Americans in the top 12 overall.

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Date: 
10/05/2018 - 14:18

10/5/2018 -- Sonja Friend-Uhl (Boca Raton, Florida) broke the masters women’s 45-49 road mile record to earn USATF Athlete of the Week for the second time in 2018.

Friend-Uhl, 47, clocked 5:06.33 at the Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., to trim more than 10 seconds off the existing record. She finished 11th in the elite women’s race as she added another national record to the indoor marks she set earlier this year.

Other notable performances from the weekend:

Ian Whatley — Whatley was the top men’s finisher at the USATF 30K walk championships at Owego, New York, with a 3:52:42.

Lydia McGranahan — McGranahan was the top women’s finisher at the USATF 30K walk championships in 4:02:16.

Regional

Too Perfect?

Date: 
10/04/2018 - 14:52
Date: 
10/04/2018 - 14:52

By Richard Ferguson Ph.D.
Society subtly places may unwritten expectations on people. Being perfect in numerous aspects of life is often communicated in popular media, through social media and product advertising. You have to look a certain way, live a certain lifestyle, drive a certain car and even be involved in a certain exercise routine. Each and every day the bombardment of being just right and perfect infiltrates the mind, and therefore your belief system.

Regional

Getting Back Into Training

Date: 
10/01/2018 - 16:39
Date: 
10/01/2018 - 16:39

By Carolyn Mather
As mornings in the 50's have graced north Georgia recently, I am reminded that summer will soon be but a memory and autumn will be upon us. We have had immense rain this spring/summer and that should bode well for a beautiful season of colors. There is nothing more peaceful than running in the falling leaves and admiring the works of nature.

Once again, this is the time to start up some more serious training, if you are so inclined.

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Picking the Right Race

Date: 
09/28/2018 - 14:46
Date: 
09/28/2018 - 14:46

By Lena Hollmann
What factors are important to you when you pick a race to run? Depending on where you live and the time of year, you may have several options when it comes to choosing a race. I was recently looking for a race nearby to run around Labor Day. One that was fairly close to my home, preferably no more than 30 minutes.

I found a 5K about 20 minutes away, that seemed to be perfect in every way. Until I saw the entry fee! That’s when I got sticker shock. Almost a month before race day, it was $35 to enter online. Plus a “convenience fee” that yanked the price up to almost $40. I’d be willing to pay that much for a half marathon, and maybe also for a 10K. But for a 5K that I enter ahead of time, it was too much. Especially here in Naples, FL, where I don’t expect to pay more than $25 or maybe $30 for a 5K.

Regional
Date: 
09/27/2018 - 12:08

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Registration is now open for up to 4,000 runners who will compete for their part of a $25,000 prize purse on Nov. 10 in Clearwater’s 2nd Annual Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Half Marathon, 5K & 1M, which benefits Clearwater For Youth.

On Thursday, the Doganiero Foundation presented representatives from Clearwater For Youth and race organizers with a $25,000 check in downtown Clearwater at Clear Sky on Cleveland. The donation will fund the prize purse for this year’s Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Race.

“While we know there are many other road races in the area during November, our amazing course of three challenging and scenic bridges and unprecedented $25,000 prize purse, which is one of the largest purses of any running event in the area, is sure to make this event memorable” said Susan Daniels, Race Director.

Regional
Date: 
09/26/2018 - 11:44

bdr-logo-3-275x270.pngSAVANNAH, GA – Special Olympics Georgia Area 17 has been chosen as a charity partner for the Inaugural Best Damn Race in Savannah on Feb. 16, 2019. Special Olympics Georgia Area 17 (Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, Liberty and Long counties) is honored to be a beneficiary of this great event.

For more than 48 years, Special Olympics Georgia has been spreading the message that people with intellectual disabilities can – and will – succeed when given the chance. The proceeds from Best Damn Race will benefit the Special Olympics Georgia Area 17 local games held twice a year at Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus.

Regional

Sports Nutrition Questions

Date: 
09/21/2018 - 16:00
Date: 
09/21/2018 - 16:00

By Nancy Clark, MS, RD
Runners have many questions about how to fuel for top performance. The Internet abounds with answers – but how do you know what's valid? Here are some trust-worthy answers, based on research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting (May 2018; www.ACSM.org).

FUELING DURING
Q. Do elite athletes consume the recommended 30 to 60 grams of carbohydrate (120 to 240 calories) per hour during moderate/high intensity training?

Likely not. A soccer study indicates the players barely consumed half that amount (17 g carb (~70 calories)/hour of moderate intensity training and only 14 g (~55 calories) per hour during high intensity training). All athletes, including distance runners – want to experiment with consuming the recommended amount of fuel during extended exercise. You'll likely learn you can have greater stamina and endurance at the end of your long runs – and that can be your winning edge.

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Advice and Insights from Jeff Galloway

Date: 
09/19/2018 - 16:17
Date: 
09/19/2018 - 16:17

By Jeff Galloway

jf3597c.jpgHow To Turn A “Bad Workout” Into A “Good One”
I was looking forward to my running retreat in Carmel CA after 3 weeks of non-stop travel.  Intuitively I felt that a good run would “wake up” the circuit in my brain that improves motivation.  But it wasn’t happening.  During the first 10 minutes my legs felt heavy and un-responsive--the switch wasn’t turning on.  I thought about turning around.  But then I remembered what I learned when researching for my book MENTAL TRAINING:  If you activate the human brain with a “checklist” of cognitive thoughts and questions, and make strategic adjustments, a bad run can turn into a good one.

Regional
Date: 
09/18/2018 - 16:59

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Regional
Date: 
09/17/2018 - 10:40

c136e4ae-720d-402e-841d-7c234f74f7fd-thumb-500xauto-39808.jpgPHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Sept. 16, 2018) - Approximately 11,000 registered runners from age 12 to 88 took to the streets this weekend to participate in the running of the Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon. With a renewed focus on the core pillars of great music in a community environment, runners of all athletic levels enjoyed the sights and sounds of Philadelphia.

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World Marathon Record Smashed by Kenyan

Date: 
09/16/2018 - 15:17
Date: 
09/16/2018 - 15:17

BERLIN — Eliud Kipchoge ran an incredible marathon on Sunday, breaking the world record by 78 seconds at the Berlin Marathon.

He finished in 2:01:39.

So complete was his victory that he finished nearly five minutes ahead of the second-place finisher, Amos Kipruto, who ran 2:06:23. Former world record holder Wilson Kipsang was third in 2:06:48.

It was a strong day for Kenya as the women’s winner was Gladys Cherono, who finished in a course record 2:18:11. Ethiopian runners Rutia Aga and Tirunesh Dibaba finished second and third.

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Join the Mission; Pass the Flag!

Date: 
09/14/2018 - 13:42
Date: 
09/14/2018 - 13:42

fla.pngHelp pass the Folded American Flag, containing over 10,000 names and/or pictures of those who perished on 9/11, military members and first responders who are no longer here to feel the ground beneath their feet.

Beginning on Saturday, October 6th at 6:45 a.m. the annual "Stride & Ride Relay" will kick off at Boston Logan Airport's 9/11 Memorial. We will be relaying down to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City; continuing on, we will head to the Flight 93 Memorial in Stoystown, Pennsylvania.

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Date: 
09/12/2018 - 18:39

INDIANAPOLIS -- USA Track & Field is bringing its Hall of Fame induction ceremony back to the USATF Annual Meeting for a Night of Legends gala. The 2018 celebration includes a special tribute to the 1968 Olympic Team as well as the annual Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athletes of the Year.

Slated for Saturday, December 1 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio, the Night of Legends red carpet opens at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and ceremony at 7 p.m. A special autograph opportunity with all of the evening’s honorees will take place immediately after. USATF’s 2018 Nike Coach of the Year, Masters Athlete of the Year, Youth Athlete of the Year and special Best of 2018 Wing Awards will also be among the honorees.

Regional
Date: 
09/10/2018 - 17:41

By Tracy Green

GPTempDownload 22.jpg It’s hot. It’s humid. It’s the southeast from May until August, at least, and sometimes longer than that.

We’re training for fall marathons, reciting the mantra “humidity is the poor man’s altitude” and downing electrolytes.

But have you ever gotten late into a long run, somewhere past the 90 minute mark, and found yourself completely confused about how far you have to go before you turn around? Or not sure how you ended up in that neighborhood? Can’t remember that guy’s name as he waves and runs by?

It’s not you. It’s your hydration.

Regional
Date: 
09/05/2018 - 15:05

210KRTN-logo-403-width-for-Facebook-3-275x212.jpgRRCA grants to forty-seven youth running programs in twenty-six states.

(ARLINGTON, Virginia – September 5, 2018) – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce the 2018 Kids Run the Nation grant recipients. Forty-seven programs from 26 states, serving nearly 23,000 children, will receive a total of $35,000 in grants from the RRCA. RRCA member clubs and events, along with individual donors, have once again shown their support for gender-inclusive, participation-based running education through their contributions to the Kids Run the Nation Fund. The RRCA will also donate copies of the Program Guide for Teachers, Coaches, and Program Leaders and the Running Guide for Kids booklet to 14 additional programs, an in-kind donation valued at over $5,000.

Regional
Date: 
09/05/2018 - 15:01

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Little Rock Marathon Race directors announced today they will be hosting the National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA) in recognizing their 2019 National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame honorees. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will occur at the 2019 NBMA Annual Summit banquet at the 17thannual Little Rock Marathon on Sat., March 2, 2019. The honorees include: Herman Atkins, Alisa Harvey, Oscar Moore, and the Honorable Mayor Catherine Pugh of Baltimore, MD.

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