Dalton Half Marathon

Dalton Half Marathon
  • Doug Hawley: Stylish is fine, but stay safe training

    Something can be said for stylish running shirts, but looking good should not surpass safety as you prepare for the first national Dalton Half Marathon, scheduled for Oct. 16. Many area runners appear in the darkness of almost any early morning wearing these name-brand shirts.

    August 29, 2010

  • Doug Hawley: Think nutrition, too

    Diet for runners is an inexact science at best as we set our sights on the first Dalton Half Marathon in October. What works for one person simply does not work for somebody else.

    August 21, 2010

  • Doug Hawley: Building up strength, endurance key to race

    As runners prepare almost two months to the day for the first Dalton Half Marathon, they should be aware of one key word: PATIENCE. That old adage, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” long has imparted to us the message of a building process. The same can be said for our national 13.1-mile foot race on Oct. 16.
    In anticipation of the event, some area runners already have run the course. That is noble to a certain extent — if you are ready for it.
    One veteran area runner had been nursing an ankle injury. With the lure of running this distance with his friends, the ankle did not prevent him from negotiating the full distance.

    August 14, 2010

  • Doug Hawley: Ex-Bruin takes runner’s high to extreme heights

    One Dalton native’s main obstacle while training for the first Dalton Half Marathon, which is scheduled for Oct. 16, is not the excessive heat that most people encounter, a subject addressed in last Sunday’s column.
    “I know well the struggles of running in the heat as you discussed in today’s article,” 1959 North Whitfield High graduate Gary Ray wrote from Fairplay, Colo.

    August 7, 2010

  • Doug Hawley: Run early or late to beat brutal heat

    I get this question all the time in regards to running: “Do you run on these hot days?” The answer is easy: yes.

    August 1, 2010

  • Doug Hawley: Run early or late to beat brutal heat

    I get this question all the time in regards to running: “Do you run on these hot days?” The answer is easy: yes.
    Sure, running in the middle of the day can be hazardous to one’s health. You have the heat and high humidity to contend with at the worst possible time of the day.

    July 31, 2010

  • Doug Hawley: Variation is key to keep training fresh

    Even the most enthusiastic runners can tumble into a bad case of the blahs.
    This often happens with constant running over the same ground. Some versatility should help.

    July 24, 2010

  • Doug Hawley: Steady increases in training runs is best

    As area runners prepare for the first Dalton Half Marathon, they are encouraged to abide by the 10 percent rule. No, this does not relate to tithing. Sorry, preachers!
    It means not running more than a 10 percent increase in total miles from one week to the next.

    July 17, 2010

  • Doug Hawley: Age is no deterrent

    As runners prepare for the Dalton Half Marathon, slated Oct. 16, they can take stock in the adage, “Age is a state of mind.”

    July 14, 2010

  • Doug Hawley: Work way up to half marathon

    On the assumption that you have passed the doctor’s physical for the challenging Dalton Half Marathon race in October, take time out to set a goal.

    July 14, 2010