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Getting the MOST Out of Training

Written by Richard Ferguson, Ph.D. on 16 May 2016.

It’s a given that training is important to running performance. No matter how much genetic physiological talent you may be blessed with, if you don’t train then you’re not going to perform very well. All training is about working to maximize your potential and perform well no matter what the competitive circumstances. Many runners go out and run every day, but how many of them actually truly train, and for those that do train, just how many get the most from each of their workouts?

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Racing Shoes Spring 2016

on 15 May 2016.

Time to own up: You want to run fast or you probably wouldn’t be reading about racing shoes. Here’s our look at spring racing shoes that are suitable for your fastest road running, whether it’s a mile or a marathon. All eight shoes are updated models—tried and true—thanks to the brands’ commitment to the need for speed.

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The Athletes Kitchen - Fighting Fatigue: Why am I so tired….???

Written by Nancy Clark, MS, RD CSSD on 11 May 2016.

 “I feel tired a lot. What vitamins will give me more energy?”

“When I get home from work, I’m just too tired to cook dinner...”

 “I feel like taking a nap most afternoons. I get up at 5 a.m. to run—but really, should I feel this tired at 3:00 p.m.?”

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Butch Reynolds: Positive Messinger by Steve Blackledge

Written by Steve Blackledge - The Columbus Dispatch on 19 April 2016.

Sitting in the stands to watch his stepdaughter, Jenai, compete in a high school track meet, Butch Reynolds feels the familiar pangs of anxious excitement he had when standing in the blocks before an Olympic race.  READ MORE

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www.runblogrun.com/2015/03/reynolds-rap-reflections-from-the-400m-2-all- time-performer-by-d

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Will a Terrible Decision by the OHSAA Continue for a 4th Year?

Written by Jim Lowther on 29 March 2016.

At the 2013 OATCCC Track & Field Clinic Brenda Murray (Administrative Associate -Technology and Special Projects for the OHSAA)  and again  at  the Cross Country Clinic in 2014, Dale Gabor (OHSAA cross country/track representative) both said a few small school superintendents in 2012 were behind the push for combined enrollment to be used for cross country; even though in 2011 the president of the Ohio Cross Country and Track & Field Coaches Association said he and the members of the association were against combined enrollment.   " It is quite clear though that our membership finds the idea of using a single divisional assignment for a school not in the best interest of the student-athletes and their coaches in the sport of cross country. Moving programs out of their natural division creates competitive advantages/disadvantages and does not solve the problem."

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KEEPING TRACK

Written by Rod O'Donnell on 24 March 2016.

In the spring of 1971, a young coach and an enthusiastic athletic director at Division III Caldwell High School presented to the Board of Education a plan to start a cross-country program. The proposal was approved, and the young coach was paid $300.00, in addition to his teaching salary.

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Winning is Personal

Written by Richard Ferguson, Ph.D. on 24 March 2016.

Running is the most primeval of all physical activities. Pre-historic man ran simply to survive through hunting and gathering, as well as fleeing from predators. For early man success through running simply meant living to see the sun rise on another day.

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2016 Spring Shoe Review

on 21 March 2016.

Finding the best shoe for you has traditionally begun by assessing the characteristics of your feet and gait, and then matching them with the features and properties of a particular shoe. If you had a neutral gait, then your need for specialized shoes was reduced. However, if you rolled to the inside of your foot, called overpronation, the thinking was that you required a more heavily supported shoe. This approach was based on the science and construction-based solutions of 30 years ago. The notion of overpronation, and the thinking behind it, continued until recently. The (oversimplifi ed) idea was that overpronation was bad and required a design solution to “correct” it. Runners who overpronated risked injury if they didn’t run in shoes that employed a structure to correct the excessive motion.

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2015 RUNOHIO Runners of the Year

on 14 March 2016.

The following runners were chosen by the staff of RUNOHIO and its’ readers as the top runners in or from Ohio for 2015. RUNOHIO along with the runners of Ohio and the Midwest congratulate the following individuals forearning this honor.

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Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati

on 14 March 2016.

The 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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The Athlete’s Kitchen - Sports Nutrition Update: What Does the Research Say?

Written by Nancy Clark, MS, RD CSSD on 10 March 2016.

How much protein is enough? … What about vitamin supplements? … Should runners eat carbs before they exercise? Ask 10 runners and you will get 10 answers. But whom should you believe?

Review: 2017 Spring Shoe Review

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