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Today’s story comes from runner Bethany Hart. In the summer of 2015 I had run several 5Ks and my running season was really ramping up. I still had 2 other races I was scheduled to attend and I had just run my best 5K time since I started running a year ago. I was training

When it comes to training for a race, whether it is a 5K or a full marathon, does nutrition really matter? The answer is YES! Nutrition plays a very large role in your training plan. Many athletes function under the myth that because they are burning extra calories while training, then they can consume whatever

The saying goes “stop and smell the roses.” In other words, slow down a little and enjoy life and the moments around you. As runners, we can sometimes get so focused on our goals or our races or the times we want to achieve or even if our body is losing weight and making progress.

Today we bring you the story of Tracey Judd, and her journey into running and the Air Force Marathon. My family moved to Dayton in 1968 after my dad, William H. “Bill” Judd, received a transfer to Wright-Patterson from Hughes Aircraft Company. He would be a civilian electronic engineer for the U.S. Air Force, with

Grit is defined as “Courage and resolve; strength of character.” Running is not based on an outward appearance. Running does not discriminate. It does not matter if one is male or female; 10 or 100; white or black; thin or heavy; muscular or not; rich or poor; or even an elite runner or a beginner.

A popular question almost immediately following the Air Force Marathon is “What is the featured aircraft for next year?”  Many of our runners are either active duty Air Force, veterans or just aircraft aficionados and everyone has an opinion on what it should be.  Of course the featured aircraft is important because it ends up

Today’s blog is from a guest writer, Trina Crosland, who shares her story and journey with us. We all have stories. Overcoming adversity or challenges and/or people who changed your life.  In 2012, I met a guy one day at a blood drive. I spoke with him throughout the process, and we parted ways not

It’s likely that every word a runner dreads hearing is “injury.” No one likes to think about it and certainly no one wants to experience it. However, even the healthiest of runners can experience an injury at one time or another. The truth is, the muscles get pretty beat up when pounding the pavement. Injury

  This week we open our space to a guest blogger, one of our runners, Sarah Jo Wright I was never athletic growing up.  As opposed to the rest of my family who were very athletic, I was awkward and clumsy, never good at anything related to sports.  So, as a sort of anti-rebellion, I