by Benita Zahn
In times like this, we need goals and hopes. We cannot do marathons or the Krispy Kreme Challenge, but we can compete in virtual races, many of which are associated with the canceled ones we love and that offer good swag like the Freihofer’s Virtual Run for Women and give our running meaning. For full article, click here

by Bill Hoffman
"Right before the apocalypse of racing in 2020, I got in one last race that I ran with friends from the Clifton Park Beer Runners. Now, the whole world has entered the Covid-19 Ultramarathon. This is going to be a long strange trip." For full article, click here

by Greg Rickes
“We’re now something like 6 weeks into the new reality, with a new lexicon of phrases and a new way of living. While the experience we share is literally universal, the perspective by which we frame it is individual.” For full article, click here

by Tom O’Grady
“One of the defining characteristics of a distance runner is grit. In other words – as a distance runner, you have a passion and sustained persistence that you apply towards long term achievements without any particular concern for rewards and recognition along the way.” For full article, click here

by Andy Reed
In month two of lockdown, road races have been cancelled and many runners feel adrift, but not Andy and his friends from Willow Street. They got together and created their own Virtual Grand Prix Race Series. We will get back to you on its progress. For full article, click here

by Pat Glover
COVID-19 has upset plans and forced us to improvise. Can't do scheduled race, do something else. Members of Pat's family planned on doing the NJ Marathon together. Pat went to Florida in March to train, but then COVID-19 struck. Did that deter Pat? No. He followed his credo, "Get Out and Move." For full article, click here

by Anouk Booneman
"Cooking and shopping during a pandemic take on a very different meaning, and we all navigate that path in different ways. Some of you might still go to the store, others might use a delivery service or a combination of both." For full article, click here

by Brina Seguine
When asked to update how she is doing in month two of the COVID-19 shut down, Brina replied by writing a creative poem that we all can identify with. For full article, click here

by Ben Heller
“How do we, as runners, manage to balance our competitive instincts and desires in a sport fueled by “Type A” personalities? I ask you this question because I am trying to figure out that concept myself.” For full article, click here

by Josh Merlis
Get out your running gear. Your virtual challenge is here. It will be covered by us with pictures in the June issue. Go for it! For full article, click here

by Kristen Hislop
"Now we are offering a virtual run, but the storied Freihofer's can't just toss a medal (although it is pretty cool) and a shirt (you can choose between a tank or a T-shirt AND raspberry pink or cardinal red) to our participants. No – we need to do more …” For full article, click here

Meet Our Runners: Jessica Bashaw, Bill Bean, Alex Perry, John Sestito, and David Troischt as they share their running heroes, favorite races, worst races, what they were training for before COVID-19 infected all our lives, and what runs are on their bucket list. For full article, click here

by Russ Ebbets, DC
Unlike academic exams, athletic tests are approached with anticipation and excitement. There are different types of athletic tests and reasons for them. Russ Ebbets describes the how and why of athletic testing. For full article, click here

by Karli Taylor
If you are struggling to fit your core training, stretching, strength training and meditation into your warm weather plans, try adding this strength vinyasa. Karli provides a free 40-minute video workout. For full article, click here

reviewed by Tom O'Grady
On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister toed the line at the Iffley Road Track at Oxford University to run a mile. Bannister completed that mile in a time of 3:59.4, making him the first person to run under four minutes in the mile. For full article, click here

compiled by Chris Bishop
What better way during a pandemic to get a smile than looking at throwback photos. We are starting with Benita Zahn and Dick Vincent and have 3 surprise pictures at the end that we will not reveal until next month. For full article, click here

by Jim Gazzale
In times like these, it is wildly easy to overeat. Jim tells how to move past stress eating and ultimately eliminate it altogether. Join his Weight Loss Warriors club. For full article, click here

by Mark Mindel and Sally Drake
With shut downs in place, now is the perfect occasion to read more books and help fight the spread of virus. Sally Drake and Mark Mindel, runners and readers, recommend good choices for you. The local libraries are closed, but you can order e-books online at
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This month Brian Northan covers the Virtual Runnin' of the Green, Jessica Northan writes about Mark Warner winning the HMRRC Distinguished Service Award, and you can explore virtual runs with great medals in exotic places. For full article, click here

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