• 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

  • Doug Hawley: Lace 'em up and let's go running

    You’ve probably heard the athletic adage, “He (or she) can do anything he (or she) wants to do.” This pertains to that natural male or female athlete. My personal feeling is the addition of two key words are necessary to the saying: “WITHIN REASON.”

    July 14, 2010

  • Doug Hawley: Half marathon, football can work

    Not even the hectic middle of the football season figures to hinder the excitement anticipated Oct. 16 for the first Dalton Half Marathon foot race.

    July 14, 2010

  • Doug Hawley: Young shrugs off surgeries to run

    When talking about tough athletes, you do not get much tougher than veteran runner Belinda Young of Chatsworth.

    May 8, 2010

  • Run for John '10 2 mlh.jpg Goodwin win gets an assist from Bruners

    Although Dee Goodwin had not competed all year, the veteran distance runner made up for lost time Saturday morning.

    April 24, 2010 1 Photo

  • Doug Hawley: Taylor making grades, too

    We often hear the term student-athlete used in college athletics.
    That is particularly true for our top spectator sports such as football and basketball. Judging by the low graduation rates at so many schools, there obviously is a lot of lip service.
    If you are looking for the true college student-athlete close to Dalton, try the Tennessee-Chattanooga cross country and track programs that annually compete for Southern Conference athletic and academic honors.

    April 10, 2010