The Starting Line (November 2011)

Spectator sport

It’s become a fall tradition for me to attend the NCAA Cross-Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. (known as Cross-Country Town USA).

The Division I championships are the Monday before Thanksgiving. I first went several years ago with a group of friends.


The Fit List

As the weather gets colder, the races get fewer, so get out there and run before it’s really cold. The Fit List will help you find a race.

Weekend of Nov. 26-27:
— FOLEPI River Trail Classic


The Fit List

Race at Lake of the Woods in the Run for the Mahomet Library this weekend, or get an early start on Thanksgiving with a Turkey Trot in Decatur. Don’t forget Urbana’s fun run on Thanksgiving Day.
Here’s the list of races for the next few weekends:

Weekend of Nov. 19-20:
— Run for the Mahomet Library


Finally: Daylight in the morning

We recently passed a milestone on my running calendar: the end of daylight saving time.

I’ve been counting the days, looking forward to the time change. I know I’m in the minority here. Most people hate to see it get dark so early in the evening.

But I can’t stand waking up when it’s still dark out. I’m a morning exerciser, and I’d rather not run in the dark.


The Fit List

Make your plans for a Turkey Trot before the holiday stuffing begins! Or ride Cranksgiving this weekend and give back by helping provide food for those less fortunate. Check out the races in The Fit List.

Weekend of Nov. 12-13:
— Schumacher Shuffle
This is an inaugural race at St. Thomas Catholic School in Philo on Saturday. There’s a 5K race and 1K kids fun run/walk.


The Fit List

Good luck to everyone running the half or full marathon at the Monumental Marathon in Indy this weekend.
For everyone else, here’s a list of more local races:

Weekend of Nov. 5-6:
— Rattlesnake Master


Beyond the basics

It was just a 2-mile ride to a friend’s house. But the fact that Mishauno Woggon chose to bike the most direct route — which meant riding on Kirby Avenue — rather than taking a more circuitous route or begging a lift from a co-worker spoke volumes.


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