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RUNNING – Distance Running

By Brian Beatty The joys of running and the desire to share that joy is a big bond of our community. Here are some thoughts, shared with the hope that we can all reflect on the concept of distance running ...

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RUNNING – Staying Safe While Running Long Distance

By Casey Clark Kelley High mileage days require planning before you even hit the pavement, especially if you want to complete a successful training day. Mapping out your route, setting your expected pace, and even day-before carb-loading are all part ...

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RUNNING – My New Reason to Run: Prepping for a War Zone

By Dana Ayers I’ve learned it’s important to have a little stockpile of reasons to go for a run just sitting around in case of emergency. I can pull from those on days when my brain asks “Why are we ...

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RUNNING – Running into Motherhood: Olympic-trained Athlete Discovers Newfound Joy as a Mom

Sarah Brown of Warrenton, Virginia, started running when she was 12 years old. Last year, at age 29, she trained for and competed in the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials. Earlier in the year, she was also training for ...

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RUNNING – Why I Run | Rebekah Barricklow

By Rebekah Barricklow I started running early in life with my mom. She was extremely active when I was growing up and encouraged us to participate with her. We grew up joining in 5Ks, watching her in triathlons, and competing ...

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RUNNING – Why I Run | Ann Stuntz

By Ann Stuntz, aka Rebekah Barricklow’s mom I am a baby boomer and a running-boom baby. I started running a little bit in college after giving up basketball due to an injury. But it wasn’t until Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, ...

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RUNNING – Reason to Run | Wendell & Myra John

Wendell & Myra John I initially had no interest in running, training, sweating, crying, cramping, or enduring the pain involved with training for— or even completing— an endurance event. Sure I would dabble in running with a short jog on ...

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Tales from the Trail: The Sign Shifter (cont’d from December 2016)

By Joe Nuss CRASH! A bolt of lighting struck by the lake and so shook me that I stopped in my tracks and then when I tried to start up running once more, I tripped over a root and nearly ...

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RUNNING – Commit to Strength Training

By Dana Ayers When I trained for my first marathon, I used cycling as my cross training activity of choice. However, cycling is still a cardio activity. What I lacked – and what I assume many runners and triathletes may ...

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RUNNING – Tips For Avoiding Running Injuries

One athlete’s journey to the NYC Marathon In addition to traditional marathons, color runs and obstacle course races are attracting an increasing number of novice runners. In the U.S., over 19 million people complete organized running events each year. As a result, ...

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