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Open dates for Grand Prix races available

Date: 
07/03/2013 - 08:28
Date: 
07/03/2013 - 08:28

gplogo.jpgThe Running Journal Grand Prix has openings for new races to be added to the series, which just completed its 35th season.

While all race dates will be considered, ideal months would be in September, November, January and April. All southern states will be considered.

“Eight races have already confirmed dates for their races to be on the Grand Prix,” said Running Journal Editor Mary Lou Day, who coordinates the series which awards points to southern runners at these races. The points are totaled at the end of the series and Grand Prix champions named in overall and age group categories.

The eight races already committed are from Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Regional
Date: 
07/01/2013 - 17:57

By Mary Marcia Brown

Timbo sRGB copy.jpgIt has been said that we can never truly understand another person until we have “walked a mile in his shoes." One can therefore conclude that if we were trying to understand Nancy Sinatra, we would probably be prancing around in a pair of go-go boots that were “made for walkin’.” If we wanted to relate to the rapping aptitude of Run DMC, we would likely be walking and talking in a previously conceived “way” in a pair of oversized Adidas (less the laces and with tongues out). And whether the line was straight or slightly bent, we can best bet that a path to better perceiving the “Man in Black” would call for shoes of a similar color.

Regional

Arkansas Races Fill the Calendar

Date: 
06/29/2013 - 14:57
Date: 
06/29/2013 - 14:57

By Nicholas Norfolk
costumes .jpgFor Arkansas to be such a small state, we have races that fill the race calendar with ease. There are some weekends when there are more than 60 races in the state. The number of races usually dwindles in the summer. Heat and humidity are a direct cause of the decrease in races.

These conditions force runners to decide how bad they want to run. Memorial Day weekend is the last time before summer for runners to take advantage of a four-day weekend of races. Memorial Day weekend in central Arkansas is a weekend of food, music, fun, and running!

Regional
Date: 
06/26/2013 - 10:56

Hoping to again have the men's and women's Olympic Marathon Trials at the same site, USATF is seeking bids from interested cities.

The 2012 Olympic Trials in Houston marked the first time the men and women competed at the same site for Olympic Team marathon berths. The event featured 375 athletes competing and a two-hour, race-day broadcast nationally on NBC.

Regional
Date: 
06/23/2013 - 05:04

By Nancy Stedman
(Editor's note: Nancy Stedman runs and resides in Tallahassee, Florida, where she is a real estate broker, RRCA Certified Running Coach, Certified Spinning Instructor, and co-director of the Tallahassee Marathon with husband Jay Silvanima.)

nancy Stedman.jpgSummer has arrived, it’s beautiful outside, and it's getting warmer, sunnier, and the days are longer. Getting to spend time in the great out-of-doors is one of the many benefits of being a runner, whether we choose to partake in our favorite activity around the neighborhood or out on trails farther from home. If we are really lucky, our home is right by a neighborhood trail!

Regional
Date: 
06/19/2013 - 18:51

By Monica Patino
Weston, Florida

photo 1.JPG(Editor’s note: The 88th running of one of the world’s most difficult and mountainous ultra marathons was held June 2. The Comrades Marathon was about 56 miles from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. This is Monica’s account of running that event and getting a medal by finishing in less than 12 hours.)

Comrades Marathon, what an unforgettable experience. The expo was very well organized. The day before the race I took a tour of the course to get an idea of what to expect.

Regional
Date: 
06/18/2013 - 16:01

Scott Author Pic.JPGA Few Degrees from Hell: White Hot Tales from the Badwater Ultramarathon features 25 runners telling of their adventures in running 135 miles non-stop from Death Valley to Mount Whitney, California.

The book by Scott Ludwig of Peachtree City, GA, has been published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (http://www.m-m-sports.com) and is being distributed nationally by Cardinal Publishers Group (http://www.cardinalpub.com).

Meyer & Meyer is an international publisher based in Aachen, Germany and is the biggest sports publisher in Europe. It has over 2,000 titles in English and German, written by some of the world’s acknowledged experts in their fields, including famed running writer Jeff Galloway.

Regional

July Running Journal Has Unique Features

Date: 
06/17/2013 - 19:42
Date: 
06/17/2013 - 19:42

  Subscribers of Running Journal get unique feature stories every month from writers and columnists across the southern United States. It's a package of information you can't get anywhere else. The July issue is no exception:

  -- Pete Rea of Zap Fitness writes about "Making yourself the complete athlete."

  -- Sarah Crouch has insight on birth control options for female distance runners.

  -- Richard Ferguson asks what your running life would be like if you never tried anything new.Richard provides useful info each month in his "Running Psychology" column.

Regional
Date: 
06/13/2013 - 14:04

On Wednesday the USA Track & Field Alumni Association launched a pair of efforts to help the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions in the form of a 4x100m Relay for Boston event at the upcoming USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and a donations page set up at www.usatf.org.

Olympians, former world record holders and world class athletes will make up a total of eight relay teams that will take part in the 4x100m Relay For Boston scheduled for Sunday, June 23, at 1:40 p.m. at the USA Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

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LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Us

Date: 
06/10/2013 - 18:00
Date: 
06/10/2013 - 18:00

By "Coach Bob" Dozoretz
Florida Striders

I know we are not pro athletes, but we are athletes and can learn some valuable lessons from them.

Carmello Anthony plays for the NY Knicks and came into the NBA in 2004, same year as LeBron.
His stats, while impressive and are among the best in the league, have not improved.
His points/game went from 21 to 28.7
His field goal % from .426 to .449
His rebounds from 6 to 6.3
Assists from 2.8 to 2.6
Steals 3 to 3 and his 3 point percentage from .322 to .328

LeBron stats are quite different:
Points/game from 20.9 to 26.8
Field goal % from .417 to .565

Regional
Date: 
06/06/2013 - 12:57

AOW_Cain_sm.aspx_.jpgINDIANAPOLIS - Mary Cain (Bronxville, N.Y.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting American junior and high school records in the 800-meter race at the Nike Prefontaine Classic on June 1 in Eugene, Ore.

The 17-year-old finished the event with a time of 1:59.51. Her mark is the first time an American junior broke the two-minute threshold, establishing two records in the process. Kim Gallagher previously held both records with her mark of 2:00.07 from 1982.

Regional
Date: 
06/02/2013 - 16:00

JonathanAdams.jpgJonathan Adams wants to help the family of Martin William Richard, the 8-year-old victim of the Boston Marathon bombings. Martin Richard’s mother and sister are still recovering from serious injuries they suffered in one of the blasts.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Adams’ own mother passed away from cancer on Mothers Day.

A video tribute from Jonathan to Martin has been posted on You Tube. The link to that video is at the bottom of this story.

Regional
Date: 
05/30/2013 - 12:58

By Mary Margaret McEachern

Like many a runner these days, my mind, heart and thoughts are with the victims of the horrific Boston Marathon bombing. It is a sad time in which we live, that we now have to concern ourselves with more than just pre-race jitters on marathon day.

Horrific as it was, this tragedy did bring out the good in a great many people, specifically, fellow runners. Locally, our Wilmington Roadrunners Club held vigil runs both Monday and Tuesday evening of Boston week. On Tuesday, as part of the normal hill run in downtown Wilmington, many club members wore Boston bibs in solidarity.

Regional
Date: 
05/28/2013 - 11:18

IMG_1066.jpgMore than 2,100 runners competed at the 34th annual Mercedes Benz Cotton Row 10K on a beautiful Memorial Day morning in Huntsville, AL. Lydia Kosgei, 27, of Richmond, KY, repeated as the women's champion, running 35:33. Jennifer Dunn, 22, of Decatur, AL, was only 12 seconds back for the runner-up spot. Dunn had just finished her track and cross-country career at Florida State University.

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Video with Alana Hadley on Marathon Debut

Date: 
05/23/2013 - 16:00
Date: 
05/23/2013 - 16:00

Alana Hadley, 16-year-old Charlotte, NC runner, was interviewed by Jennie McCafferty of Michigan Runner for Running Network TV, of which Running Journal is a member. Hadley had just made her debut marathon run at the May 18 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. The high school sophomore finished in 2:58:23 as the sixth overall woman. A recent New York Times article referred to her as "the top 16-year-old long-distance runner in the country." She hopes to run in the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials.

Regional
Date: 
05/22/2013 - 15:36

INDIANAPOLIS - Mary Cain (Bronxville, N.Y.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting the American junior and high school 1500m record at the USATF Oxy High Performance meet with her incredible time of 4:04.62 on May 18.

Cain finished second to Katie Mackey by only two-hundredths of a second as Mackey crossed the line in 4:04.60. The race saw six athletes dip under the previous meet and stadium record of 4:05.92 held by Shannon Rowbury. Cain and Mackey were joined by Nicole Sifuentes and Sarah Brown to dip under the World Championships A standard of 4:05.30.

Regional
Date: 
05/20/2013 - 10:19

hadley1.jpgCLEVELAND– The 2013 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon weekend opened with a sun-splashed Saturday morning at FirstEnergy Stadium and ended Sunday with a pair of blazing fast times in the men’s and women’s marathons.

The 36th annual event includes a 10K, half marathon and full marathon on Sunday and a 5K and Kids’ Run events on Saturday.

Regional
Date: 
05/20/2013 - 04:16

B.A.A. issues special invitation to 2013 Boston Marathon starters who did not cross Boylston Street finish line

Running USA wire
BOSTON - The B.A.A., organizer of theBoston Marathon, is issuing an invitation to participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon to official entrants in the 2013 Boston Marathon who were unable to cross the Boylston Street finish line. More than 5000 official starters were affected on Monday, April 15 at the 117th Boston Marathon when the race was stopped at 2:50 p.m. ET.

"The opportunity to run down Boylston Street and to cross the finish line amid thousands of spectators is a significant part of the entire Boston Marathon experience," said Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director.

Regional
Date: 
05/19/2013 - 05:19

Faber_Jeannette-USOlyT12.aspx_.jpgJeanette Faber of Nashville, Tennessee, has set a personal record in each of the 13 marathons she has run, dropping her debut time of 3:28:51 in 2004 by more than 56 minutes.

USA Track & Field announced Faber, Denna Kastor of Mammoth Lakes, California, and Dot McMahan of Oakland Township, Michigan have each qualified for Team USA Women's Marathon Team for this summer's IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

Kastor is the veteran of the team and an Olympic bronze medalist. She qualified with a time of 2:32:39 at this year's Asics L.A. Marathon, where she placed third. Kastor owns the fastest time ever run by an American woman with 2:19:36 at the London Marathon in 2006. This marks Kastor's fifth Outdoor World Championships team, but her first time competing at a distance other than the 10K.

Regional

Bugs Bunny: 'Turn left at Albuquerque'

Date: 
05/16/2013 - 04:29
Date: 
05/16/2013 - 04:29

By Scott Sullivan
Editor, Michigan Runner

Sullivan mug shot.jpg(The annual RRCA National Convention was recently held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the same time, the Running Network, of which Running Journal is a member, was also holding its national meeting in Albuquerque.  Scott Sullivan, who is also editor of a newspaper in Saugutuck, Michigan, wrote this column after returning home.  We thought you would enjoy reading his humorous report. By the way, Bugs was once involved in a "Tortise vs the Hare race." You can located that race on YouTube.com to see who won. )

Michigan Runner publisher Art McCafferty has doctorates out the wazoo. So when he asked if I’d like to visit the home of Bugs Bunny, instead of my usual, “Huh?” I replied to him, “What’s up, Doc?”

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