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  • The importance of sleep
    The importance of sleep for athletes
    Sleep is an essential ingredient for the endurance athlete. There is a direct correlation between sleep and performance. Sleep, controlled by the hypothalamus in the brain, is as important as eating, drinking or exercise. It is during this time...
  • Half Marathon training group
    Want to run a half marathon this fall?
    Summer is only starting but for anyone contemplating a fall half marathon now is the time to start to get ready. This fall will bring many local half marathons; some are long standing events and some brand new ones to the race calendar. The fall...
  • Chesoo wins Calgary Marathon
    Chesoo wins Calgary Marathon
    According to Lucas Meyer of 660 News on Monday, Jonathan Kipchirchir Chesoo of Kenya has won the 2015 Calgary Marathon that took place on Sunday in Calgary. For winning the event, Chesoo received $3500.However the race did not materialize without...
  • Use the power of your mind to accomplish your goals
    The mind is very powerful
    The mind is very powerful. All physical movement is initiated by the nervous system. All the muscles that are involved with movement contain motor units which consist of a motor neuron and the muscle fibers it innervates. The neurons send...
  • B.A.A. 5K
    June races near Columbus
    Want to get your body moving? In June there are plenty of opportunities with several races/walks of varying distance and fitness level.June 5th: RadioU 88.7 5K5K run/walkWesterville, OHJune 5th: The Glow Run 5K - Columbus5K run | novelty...
  • Stress and exercise
    Stress and exercise
    For years, we've been hearing about how exercise, particularly cardiovascular exercise, can alleviate stress. Everyone has an anecdote about a good swim or run or bike ride that made you feel better after a tough workday. Research reveals...
  • Annual ultra-marathon race in the Florida Keys
    Keys 100 features ultamarathoners and teams running from Key Largo to Key West
    Thirty-six year old Vanderley Pereira of Mongagua, Brazil won the 100-mile Keys 100 race held May 16-17, 2015 in a time of 16 hours, 17 minutes. The 8th annual Keys 100 attracted hundreds of participants who ran individual and team races of...
  • adidas miCoach Smart Run review:  GPS sports watch of the future
    adidas miCoach Smart Run review: GPS sports watch of the future
    I have to admit, when it comes to GPS sports watches I'm a bit of a junkie. I’ve owned multiple Garmins, two Timex units, four Polars, a Suunto, a Nike, a Basis and now an Apple Watch. Needless to say, I was pretty excited to test the...
  • Boston Marathon 2015
    5 tips that will help you fall in love with marathon training
    In 2014, more than one-half million people finished a marathon in the United States. Running 26.2 miles is quite the feat and it requires substantial training to ensure you are ready to cross the finish line.It comes to more than just running, and...
  • WPC 5/2/15
    Great Marathon Sunday followed by warmer days
    As May begins, temperatures remained on the cool side to start the weekend. The Long Island Marathon, our biggest running event of the year, ends up dry. Warmer weather is ahead for next week.A chilly night is ahead Saturday night, as little...
  • DuChene and Coolsaet run Olympic marathon standard
    DuChene and Coolsaet run Olympic marathon standard
    According to Lori Ewing of the Canadian Press on Thursday, Canadian marathon runners Krista DuChene of Brantford, Ontario and Reid Coolsaet of Hamilton, Ontario have run the Canadian Olympic standard time for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de...
  • Fauja Singh the oldest person to run a marathon
    Older athletes
    There has been a surge of athletes competing in all sorts of races marathons, triathlons, swim competitions, etc. who are over the age of 65, and even those over the age of 75 and indeed 90 and above. For some older athletes exercise has always...
  • Boston Marathon runners
    This Missourian didn’t run the Boston Marathon
    She was supposed to but she didn’t. She had a Boston qualifying time in the “GO St. Louis” marathon; came in first actually. Yet the one who crosses the finish line first isn’t always a winner; sometimes it’s a...
  • Greenville and Upstate representatives at the 119th Boston Marathon
    Boston bound Upstate runners to track at Monday's marathon
    More than forty runners with ties to Greenville and the Upstate will appear at the 119th Boston Marathon on Monday. The country’s most legendary running event serves as a holy pilgrimage of sorts for distance runners, on the highest stage of...
  • The Altamont Race Series
    What to Know About Sunday’s Inaugural Altamont Race Series
    The name Altamont is well known in Greenville running circles. It conjures up images to where the journey up Paris Mountain’s 2,000 foot crest begins-and on any given run (more crawl than walk)- can rapidly end in physical capitulation. As a...
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