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You’ve logged the miles, done your speedwork, targeted your pace, even bought a new pair of running shoes — broken in nicely over the past couple of weeks, naturally — in preparation for the big day. For area runners who plan to participate in the Dalton Half Marathon, it’s almost time to lace ’em up and go.
The Dalton Half Marathon, which is part of the United States Running Association’s half marathon series, is set for this Saturday. And after the long-distance racers take off at 8 a.m., a 5K will follow at 8:15 and a one-mile fun run at 9:45 for a morning full of activity that will be followed with an awards presentation and finish line party.
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Doug Hawley: Coleman’s example offers inspiration
When Dr. Sean Coleman was a starting offensive lineman for the Dalton High football team in 1986, his senior year, he had a disdain for running.
Doug Hawley: Going over the course
It was a shock to learn the first Dalton Half Marathon suddenly became brutal with a change in the course. Due to complaints by some veteran runners about a lack of hills, race organizers decided to revamp the course in a big way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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