The Race Within The Race

March 1, 2016

          Ever notice the mother or dad pushing a stroller at a race? That's dedication. Dedication to being there, and dedication to bringing your new child or children to meet your passion. Once I was in a race and I was on the 2nd row behind the "fast people". I couldn't help but notice a woman with a stroller next to me, and my initial reaction was, "right". That quickly changed over to, "I can't let her beat me" after a mile into the race. I was impressed that she was running a pretty good pace. In the end I celebrated crossing the finish line before the woman, but the reality is, had she not been pushing a stroller, she'd have beaten me. It got me to thinking, I wonder if we'll ever see a division dedicated to stroller racers? I mean why not? There could be single stroller, double stroller and even triple stroller sub-divisions. As road races explore new ways for you to get your run on, I wouldn't be surprised to see a whole race dedicated to strollers at some point. If it ever comes to that, I just hope our runner parents don't get too caught up in the moment. I mean winning isn't everything, especially when you are pushing your pride and joy across the finish line.


 

Dallas Stricker

February 22, 2016

     Dallas Stricker is one of Mississippi's future high profile runners who is actually a high profile runner now. Dallas Stricker has been running since he was able to from all accounts. His family who is loaded with athletic talent are fixtures in the running community in Hattiesburg and the coast. At 7 years old he broke the world record for his age in the half marathon twice. At age 8 he did it again for that age. There seems to be no distance he won't try and if he's in the race, my bet...


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Running Blogs

February 17, 2016

      The really cool thing about running and the discovery of running by people who are just coming to understand the benefits and passion, is that those of us who have been around for a while get to experience it again through another's perspective. Such is the case when I discover a running blog of someone who is still relatively new to running. They bring a breath of fresh air and excitement that renews the passion we all feel for our sport. If you attend races long enough on a regular ba...


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The Bling Thing

February 15, 2016

         Once upon a time, most runners gave little thought to awards outside the usual suspects of fierce competitors. These days, the awards have expanded to include... well a lot of competitors. No longer are the top spots the only sought after awards; or the places that are most intriguing. Now there are Masters, Grand Masters and age groups in 5 and 10 year spans. Once the awards were mostly trophies and the bigger the award, the higher you placed. But since the running boom of 2010 and ...


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