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HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ON YOUTH RUNNNG AND BURNOUT

Written by Douglas Finley, Editor Journal of Children’s Running on 30 April 2018.

By a recent program-by-program count, there are now more than four million children logging miles in elementary school or after-school running programs. (1) Coupling that with the surging number of kids entering recreational Fun Runs and 5K races, there is an expectation that there would be similar growth in the number of kids who would run in high school and beyond. And yes, the number of high school students running cross country is at an all-time high nationally.

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Bob Lennon Memorial 5K/10K - Sunday, July 22nd

on 09 April 2018.

Mark your calendar for the 5th annual  Lennon Loop 5K/10K Run and Family Fun Walk on Sunday, July 22nd in Westerville in memory of Bob Lennon  -  https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Westerville/LennonLoop5K10K

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Spring Marathons

on 04 April 2018.

My first marathon was the Glass City Marathon which use to be held on Father's Day. As a freshman at Ohio Northern University I entered with a few of my track teammates. My longest run at the time was 12 miles, but was in shape from cross country and track and finished 20th in 2:51. The following year I ran 2:34ish, then I won on my third try a year later in 2:27:17 and after my senior year I finished second in 2:24:00.

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KEEPING TRACK - 3 Books

Written by Rod O'Donnell on 26 March 2018.

One was a World War II veteran who had a tremendous impact on American distance running. Another was a two-time Olympian and the father of a gold medalist in the 1500. The third was one of America’s great track and cross-country performers in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s. The lives of Browning Ross, Matt Centrowitz, and Craig Virgin are the subjects of three recently-released books. Despite widely-varied backgrounds, all three men shared a passion for their sport and were drawn to being the best that they could be.

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Becoming a Rational Runner

Written by Richard Ferguson, Ph.D. on 26 March 2018.

 

Many runners think too much.  They analyze, ponder and try to make sense out of the world around them. If anything they tend to over-think. In fact almost all humans tend to over-think. Our minds make us human, but at the same time our consciousness can get in the way of allowing ourselves to physically perform like we’re capable of. In other words, we may actually think ourselves into running below our real capability. Too often we cognitively distort things and think in very irrational ways. It’s this irrational thinking that may limit our performance, as well as limit our enjoyment of running.  Let’s look at some common irrational thinking patterns often seen in runners.

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The Athlete's Kitchen - Eating for Endurance

Written by Nancy Clark, MS RD CSSD on 22 March 2018.

What's the best way to fuel for the Boston Marathon?
Should I eat a high fat diet to train my body to burn more fat and less glucose? 

What percent of calories should come from carbohydrate? protein? fat?

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Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati

on 22 March 2018.

Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati did not get off to an auspicious start.

The forerunner of the current club, Clifton Track Club,  began with a few diehards in mid-1976 when a notice was placed in the window of the Clifton Town Meeting Hall  Building in Cincinnati seeking partners for one to three mile runs. In November 1976, the Clifton Track Club and Joggers Association -- no shame back then in being called a “jogger” -- was officially formed with about 40 members.

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2017 RUNOHIO Runners of the Year

on 19 March 2018.

The following runners were chosen by the staff of RUN- OHIO and its’ readers as the top runners in or from Ohio for 2017. RUNOHIO along with the runners of Ohio and the Midwest congratulate the following individuals for earning this honor.

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Roger Bannister | 1929-2018: First human to run mile in under 4 minutes

on 05 March 2018.

LONDON — Roger Bannister, the first runner to break the 4-minute barrier in the mile, has died. He was 88.

Bannister’s family said in a statement that he died peacefully on Saturday in Oxford.

On a windy late afternoon in Oxford on May 6, 1954, Bannister ran four laps on a cinder track in 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds to crack the mythical 4-minute mile — a feat many had thought humanly impossible.

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Image Gallery: 2018 Arnold 5K Pump and Run

on 05 March 2018.

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ON THE RUN with MATT MCGOWAN

Written by by Jim Silcott, Reprinted from March1989 on 01 March 2018.

Matt McGowan, a 32 year old full time business teacher/department chairman and coach at Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus has had a lifelong interest in running. Matt first got involved with running in grade school in Wheeling, Illinois. In junior high, Matt ran the dashes. However, after his oldest brother, Bill, broke the Circleville High School 880 yard run record, Matt was moved up to that event. Matt’s interest in running continued to develop while in high school. As a student at Ohio Northern University, he was a four year letter winner in Cross Country and Track. At Ohio Northern he was President of the Letterman’s Club and was a seven time NCAA National Qualifier in both cross country and track. While a graduate student at Miami University, he founded and coached the Women’s Cross Country program, where he worked with a number of eventual NCAA National qualifiers. He also worked with the Men’s Cross Country and Track program.

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