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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.

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Date: 
09/18/2018 - 16:59

worm.pngThe Original Worm is perfect for travel, work out enthusiasts, or anyone on their feet all day. Roll away stubborn knots and tension from your neck down to your feet in minutes with The Original Worm. The Original Worm is a portable body and muscle massage roller with a unique “worm-like” design that can easily mold to any individual’s body contours to provide support and comfort.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Date: 
09/02/2018 - 19:04

R_bUmZAA.jpegVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Sept. 2, 2018) – Approximately 8,000 registered runners from age 12 to 83 took to the streets this weekend to participate in the 18th running of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach.

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Memories Framed in Lime Green

Date: 
09/01/2018 - 20:30
Date: 
09/01/2018 - 20:30

By Mary Marcia Brown

0805181342.jpg The material that holds the memories together is green – lime green like the color Phil and I painted the kitchen in our first home.

The roof, windows and siding representative had given us an estimate for the outdoor repairs needed on the house. With the stark realization that those items were simply not in the budget at the time, I promptly made a trip to the local home improvement store to buy brushes and bright green paint. Windows, roof and siding may have beckoned our attention, but brushes and bright green paint won over our wallets. So, while the outdoor repairs waited, the kitchen walls were dressed in lime.

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Date: 
08/30/2018 - 12:16

Masters athlete David Angell (Blue Ridge, Virginia) claimed his third USATF Masters Championships title of 2018 at the USATF Masters 5K Championships in Atlanta.

Angell defeated Californian John Gardiner for the first time in four tries at a national road race championships. The 41-year-old won in 15:45, opening up a five second gap on the final hill to the finish.

Other notable performances:

Christian Coleman sped to victory at the Birmingham Diamond League meet, winning the men’s 100m in 9.94, just 0.001 ahead of second place.

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Date: 
08/30/2018 - 12:09

ATLANTA – Running City USA gave a warm welcome to the athletes in the USATF 5K Masters Championships, hosted by the Atlanta Track Club at Atlanta’s Finest 5K. As nearly 200 Athletes set off from the starting line off in search of Championship titles, rousing cheers rang out for “the fastest Masters runners in the country!”

David Angell, winner of the 2018 8K and 10K Masters Championships, was battling his nemesis, John Gardiner. In 3 previous encounters on the roads over the last two years, Gardiner came home with the victory.

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GORUCK Partners with The Donna Foundation

Date: 
08/28/2018 - 12:03
Date: 
08/28/2018 - 12:03

goruck-image-1-275x272.jpgUniting Running and Rucking: GORUCK Brings New Energy to National Breast Cancer Marathon

JACKSONVILLE, FL -– GORUCK, a veteran-owned fitness company that specializes in leading rucking-based endurance events and producing American-made equipment and apparel, has partnered with The DONNA Foundation to create a new rucking division as part of DONNA Marathon Weekend, which supports the Foundation’s vision to finish breast cancer once and for all.

“It feels like a natural fit between our two organizations,” GORUCK Founder and CEO Jason McCarthy said. “Rucking is a great running alternative – walking with a rucksack and weight on your back, combining strength and endurance. We are excited to be able to offer this new option and simultaneously finish breast cancer alongside The DONNA Foundation.”

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Date: 
08/27/2018 - 13:01

By Rae Ann Darling Reed

IMG_3129.jpgWhile enjoying my first cruise this summer, I was especially impressed by the fitness center and spa where I spent the early morning hours each day. They offered several free classes each day, several paid classes, and a nice facility consisting of strength and cardio machines plus free weights. One class on the schedule caught my eye:

Foot Fitness.

The first morning I arrived early to find out exactly what Foot Fitness was all about. The other classes were self-explanatory with names like “morning stretch.” The instructor handed out folding chairs which confused me a bit. Then we were handed two small domes with bumps all over them. They are called Canyon Ranch Healthy Feet® and the exercise program is Fitness For Your Feet™. Of course, they sold them on the cruise and yes, I brought home a set of these magical domes!

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Date: 
08/24/2018 - 11:55

Desiree “Des” Linden, winner of the Boston Marathon -- the first American woman to win the race in 33 years, will race against the surprising Boston runner-up, Sarah Sellers, at the Rock ’n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon on Sunday, Sept. 16.

Joining them will be Kellyn Taylor, who’s recent marathon of 2:24:28 at Grandma’s Marathon in June put her seventh on the list of all-time fastest U.S. women marathoners.

Linden is a two-time Olympian from San Diego, California who represented the United States at the last two Summer Olympic Games with her best finish coming in 2016 in Rio when she placed seventh. Her personal best in the marathon is 2:22:38 and 1:10:34 for the half marathon.

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Date: 
08/22/2018 - 12:35

Jacksonville’s Beaches to Host all of the 26.2-mile Beach Block Party

course-new-1200x1200-275x275.jpgJACKSONVILLE, FLA. – The DONNA Foundation has revealed the new, reimagined marathon course for its annual DONNA Marathon Weekend to be held Feb. 8-10, 2019. Runners participating in the 12th annual event will enjoy a new flatter and faster course through the four beautiful beach communities of Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach with scenic views and an outpouring of neighborhood spectator support.

“We’re stoked to introduce our entire field to the outrageous crowd support in Atlantic and Neptune Beaches,” said event founder Donna Deegan. “Our half marathoners have missed this entirely in past years. I think folks will love this course and finishing in the heart of the Beaches Town Center will give spectators and finishers alike a great destination to enjoy at the finish line.”

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Date: 
08/22/2018 - 12:30

Seven races attracting over 19,000 runners are spotlighted at the national level of this historic event series

ARLINGTON, VA –- The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Championship Event Series is one of the oldest traditions in distance running in United States, dating back to 1958, when the RRCA awarded its first championship designation. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to celebrate and shine to a spotlight on outstanding events that are locally-organized.

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Date: 
08/21/2018 - 13:01

Keturah Orji.JPGATLANTA – August 20, 2018 – American record holder, U.S. Champion and eight-time NCAA champion triple and long jumper Keturah Orji has made a commitment to compete with Atlanta Track Club’s Elite Team.

Orji, a 2018 University of Georgia graduate and native of Mt. Olive, New Jersey, is the first field athlete to sign a professional contract with Atlanta Track Club. The Club will support her as she continues to train for the 2020 Olympic Trials under Coach Petros Kyprianou in Athens.

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