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Balance Training to Improve Running

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 11-01-2009 under NEWS

Balance. One might think of it as something that older people need to be concerned with or as something those who practice yoga are working to attain. But, balance for runners is important, too. "Balance is basically making sure your body is in...

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VIDEO: Reactive Training for Runners

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-25-2009 under NEWS

If you were an athlete in high school or college, reactive training might be familiar. But, you came to running later in life, have never done any other sports or are a self-coached runner the idea of reactive training might be a totally new concept...

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Where I Want to Be When I Go

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-20-2009 under OPINION

When I pray, which is usually as I drift off to sleep, I almost always thank God for my good health and my ability to run. Sure, there are other things I am thankful for: a good job, a great husband, my kids who challenge and delight me, true...

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Grand Rapids Marathon #6: Jack Frost Nipping

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-19-2009 under NEWS

The streets of Grand Rapids were filled with runners Sunday morning as nearly 3,000 runners headed out to take on the challenge of the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon and Half Marathon. In all, 1,555 people finished the 26.2 mile route and 1,...

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Run Far, Bite a Dog and Support a Good Cause

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-14-2009 under NEWS

Participants in Sunday's Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon have much to look forward to-a weather prediction of cool temperatures and sunshine, a course with lovely fall colors, running 26.2 or 13.1 miles AND a post-race buffet that includes free...

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First Time Marathoner: Kate Washburn

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-07-2009 under NEWS

Kate Washburn is a very unassuming runner. She laughs a lot when she talks about running and gives the impression that she even wonders how she ended up training for a marathon. Kate began running five years ago and never had it in her head to run a...

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Road Racing Jones: Don Kern, Director Metro Health G.R. Marathon

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-01-2009 under NEWS

This periodic feature of The Rapidian will reveal the road racing jonesing* of Grand Rapidians. My record is doing four marathons in a month. Usually it is at least one. I've run a least one marathon every month for 79 consecutive months. I never...

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Run Local: Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 09-30-2009 under NEWS

If you’ve not already completed a 20-mile training run, then it isn’t likely you’re up for a fall marathon. But, if you’re still in the selection mode regarding the big 26.2, here are a few reasons to choose the October 18 Metro Health Grand Rapids...

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2009 Gazelle Sports Bridge Run

by (rickey)

Submitted 09-24-2009 under NEWS

At last Sunday's 2009 Gazelle Sports Bridge Run, runners followed scenic 5K and 10-mile routes along the Grand River and across several downtown bridges.  In the morning sunlight, observant athletes got early glimpses of ArtPrize entries...

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Road Race Jones: Shelley Irwin

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 09-14-2009 under NEWS

A Q&A with the host of WGVU’s Morning Show This periodic feature for The Rapidian will reveal the running jones* of Grand Rapidians.  I’ve always been athletic but did my first 5k when I was 25 years old on the campus of the University of...

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