by Christine Bishop
Anny's running career has been filled with honors, awards and accolates. She didn't start to run until she was 49 but she has been setting records since culminating in 2018 with two national awards with another looming on the horizon.
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by Andrew Rosenbaum, M.D.
Meet Andrew Rosenbaum. M.D., a foot and ankle specialist, who works with Dr. Todd Shatynski at the Bone & Joint Center in Albany. In Dr. Rosenbaum’s introductory article, he mentions that the foot and ankle are especially important for runners because with each step they bear three times our body weight, unlike the knee which bears only one and a half. Read more to find out what Dr. Rosenbaum intends to cover in his articles and what he would like you to do.
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In a love/hate relationship with treadmills, our runners weigh in on how to best use them when necessary such as now while frigid winds blow and roads become a sea of glare ice. Also read about a really cool new treadmill that will soon become the rage around the country.
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by Hector Vargas
Defending champion Leonard Korir defended his national title with a strong 10k over the course in Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee with a time of 29:16.6 while Galen Rupp finished in 29:17.8. Korir also led the US Army team, which won the military teams division over teams from the Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy. A variety of runners had led during the race, with Rupp taking a slight edge with about one quarter mile to go, but then he was overtaken in the stretch by the defending champ. Steeplechasers Stanley Kebenel and Evan Jager took the next two spots, who finished .1 second apart and were both credited with a time of 29:32. Kebenel and Jager staged a furious sprint to the tape, with Kebenel prevailing. Conditions were ideal, with a temperature of about 50 degrees and no noticeable wind.
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by Hector Vargas Tallahassee will host the USATF Cross Country Championships on Saturday, February 3. Unfortunately there is no televised coverage, but coverage is available (for a fee) at usatf.tv. The fee may be worth it, as even in an “off” year with no World Cross Country Champs to qualify for this year, the field is great! For full article, click here

by Dick Vincent
That’s right, after the work the rest is easy, but it is also easier said than done. It is hard to convince the avid runner, that easy days (let alone recovery days), are in their best interest. We grind through workouts, running in lousy weather, enduring head colds, sore muscles, and overall fatigue, making sure we are abiding by the venerated schedule. Suddenly, we have a fever or a sore Achilles. We have all seen it; we have all done it.
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In a short time the PyeongChang XXIII Olympic Winter Games, Korea will begin in Korea. A poll of our runners, asked what winter sport they were looking forward to the most and how they thought athletes found to be doping should be punished.
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by Karli Taylor
Karli Taylor once again gives us a detailed yoga exercise that will improve our running. "This month we will focus on stretching the inner thighs (adductors) while strengthening and stabilizing the outer thighs (abductors)" in the Ananda Balasana pose.
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Lucky Lisa D is married to a wonderful Vegan cook who is sharing with us his scrumptious vegan pizza. After cooking this, pizza will never be the same!
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by Maureen Cox
The Mohawk Hudson River Marathon and Hannaford Half Marathon offer a discount to members and an opportunity to register early. The Mohawk Hudson River Marathon and Hannaford Half Marathon registration will open at 7 a.m. for club members on Monday March 19, 2018. For full article, click here

by Tom O’Grady
People who know me understand that running is important to me. It’s not and never will be the most important thing in my life but it certainly ranks up there. I’m not nor would ever be the same without it. Running and the traveling involved has taken up large chunks of my time for good and bad (traveling, commuting, exercising, etc).
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