Archive - May 2015

Monmouth’s Dylan Capwell Eyes NCAA Championships

Best of luck to Dylan Capwell of Monmouth University. The speedy Sophomore (whom we met earlier this season see here) advanced to the quarterfinals after winning his heat in the 800m on Thursday night at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field First Round.

Capwell, who ran the second fastest time of the day with a 1:48.03, advances to tonight’s quarterfinals at 7:15 PM. Out of today’s field of 24, the top-12 times will then advance to the finals at the University of Oregon, June 10 through 14. The sophomore claimed All-American honors during the indoor season, finishing runner-up at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

“Dylan did a really nice job today, getting to the front of his heat and making sure he earned one of the top-three qualifying spots to advance,” said Monmouth head coach Joe Compagni. “[Tonight] will be a touch race, so he’ll need to be ready to go back to work.”

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Electronic Gadgetry – Run with or Run from?

I’ve always considered myself a “minimalist” or, maybe, “throwback” runner.

Thick cotton sweatshirts to insure a good sweat – no “Tech T’s.” My shoes are usually whatever was on sale at the discount outlet, and they’re worn way past the “300 to 500 mile” turnover date. I never listen to music when I run, either.

However, I recently inherited my son’s iPhone, …

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Is Apres-Run The New Apres-Ski? 6 Reasons To Enjoy A Post Race Beverage

As a skier (and an admittedly mediocre one at best), I absolutely love the after-ski tradition (Apres-ski) where you belly up to a friendly pub or a warm lodge for some drinks and tall tales. It serves as the perfect way to relax after a strenuous day on the slopes. It’s also mandatory that you embellish your tales of skiing for the day. Bullshit is certainly encouraged…”I did a double black flip on on a double black diamond” for example.…

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More Than 10,000 Runners Complete The Legendary Spring Lake 5

Memorial Saturday. For many, it marks the start of a 3-day weekend. Others see it as the unofficial kick-off to another summer season. However, any runner in NJ knows it as the day of the Spring Lake 5. It’s an iconic race that has lived in the hearts of New Jersey runners for the past 39 years. One of the best races on the planet, the event is recognized nationally for its amazing crowd & picturesque course.

This year’s run certainly lived up to the race’s mystique as more than 10,000 runners crossed the line at the 2015 Spring Lake 5.…

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World’s Greatest 5 Miler… This Saturday in Spring Lake!

After months of snow shoveling and plenty of frostbite, Summer is finally upon us. And no event makes summer more official than the Spring Lake 5.

For the 10,000 + runners that will make the trek to this quaint shore town this Saturday, the Summer season is officially underway when the starting gun fires.

2015 Marks the 39th year for this iconic race.…

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Want to write for us??? Good, because we’ve run out of ideas. Just Kidding.

But seriously, if you love running and want to write great stories, informative articles, race coverage or anything else running related – we’d love to hear from you. Your stories will reach thousands of local runners every week and we’re always looking for new & interesting perspectives surrounding the New Jersey running scene.

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2000 + Superheroes Invade Morristown

What’s more inspiring than getting passed by Wonder Woman 400 times?

Spirits were incredibly high and the mood was certainly festive for the 6th annual Superhero Half and Relay this past Sunday in Morristown. More than 2,100 runners came out and proudly meandered the 13.1 mile course. Most runners were dressed as their favorite caped crusader. Capes, anvils, masks and face-paint were plentiful as the athletes and even many of the spectators donned their favorite superhero costume as well.…

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Superhero Half Asks “Are You Faster Than A Speeding Bullet?”

Are you faster than a speeding bullet???

If so, this weekend’s Superhero Half (Sunday May 17th, 2015) in Morris County is the race for you. We caught up with Chris Russo, the Co-Race Director (along with Heather McDermott), who shared his thoughts on this running event like no other. “It’s a great vibe. We try to make it a really fun race for everyone”.…

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Common Mistakes Runners Make (Part 4) – Response

Kindly see this link for parts 1, 2 & 3 of this series explaining the first 3 common mistakes that new runners makes.

Part 4: The Response Mistake:  Ambitious Runners Often Train Through Pain

None of the prior mentioned mistakes (IntensityFrequency, Volume) matter if the body is in pain. Pain is a signal that the body has had enough or is not ready for more work. It cannot be ignored. …

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