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A bimonthly publication on Michigan running, road racing, cross country, track and field and Michigan runners. Features 14 page Photo Gallery

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  • About the cover:

    "Captain" Yazmine Corona-Rodiguez (bib 9136)and "Angels" Miguel Sarachaga (bib 874), ModestoCastillo (center) and Pedro Santiago (right) com-pleted the 2014 Fifth Third River Bank Run 25K in2:03:08.

    The West Michigan Chapter of myTeam Triumph isan active presence at many Grand Rapids area events.The Chapter's Website says: "myTEAM TRIUMPHis an athletic ride-along program created for chil-dren, teens, adults, and veterans with disabilities whowould normally not be able to experience enduranceevents such as triathlons or road races."

    A "Captain" is the person with a disability who goesalong for the ride and is the main focus of the raceexperience. "Angels" are the athletes who volunteerto push or pull the Captain through the event.Photo by Scott Sullivan

    In This Issue

    May / June 2015 Vol. 37, No. 2

    Event Calendar 32 May / June 2015 Events 43 Featured Future Events

    Features and Departments

    Online: Photo Gallery

    Inside May / June 2015 online issue:

    http://issuu.commichiganrunner/docs/mr0515

    Photography by Carter Sherline, PeteDraugalis, & VictahSailer

    Online: MichiganRunning News

    Weekly email newsletterTo join: emailjennie@glsp.com

    6 Editors Notes: Hop Dreams By Scott Sullivan 8 Beyond the Chip: Are These Buds for You? By Ron Marinucci 10 Is Too Much Running Not Enough? By Dave Foley 16 Running Detroit Streets a Matchless Treat By Kacey Tulley

    17 Michigan Runner Race Series 20 Running Shorts with Scott Hubbard 45 Running with Tom Henderson

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    Bunny Hop Hustle Kona Charity Run MITS New Balance Indoor Nationals New York City Half Marathon Pot O Gold Shillelagh Silverston Invite

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  • At the Races

    Online: Fall and Winter Video

    RRCA Presents Runner Friendly City to Detroit

    Ann Arbor Marathon Novi Memorial Day Run Preview Labor Day 30K Preview UA Plumbers & Pipefitters 5K Interview: Julie Moss & Kathleen McCartney

    Wrightsville Beach Marathon

    AAU Youth International Championship

    Little Rock Marathon Kona Shamrock Run Phidippides Award Goes to Gary Morgan

    Fifth Third River Bank Run with Kristen Aidi

    http://michiganrunner.tvhttp://youtube.com (search glsp)http://runningnetwork.com

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    12 Stanko, Veneziano Overcome Cold to Win Hot Kona Shamrock Run By Charles Douglas McEwen 14 Rock Romps at Roney Run By Charles Douglas McEwen 18 Of Lions and Lambs: Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon Roars By Anthony Targan 22 Rock, Gagnon Roll at St. Patricks Corktown 5K By Charles Douglas McEwen 24 Rock, Barthelemy Rule Shamrocks and Shenanigans By Tracey Cohen 26 Spartan, Former Wolverine Win Ann Arbor Marathon By Charles Douglas McEwen 28 Record Field Takes Cake at Twinkie Run By Charles Douglas McEwen 30 Scenes from the MITS State Championship

    Michigan Runner is published six times yearly for $17.00 per year by GreatLakes Sports Publications, Inc., 4007 Carpenter Rd., #366, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.Third Class Postage paid at Dearborn, MI and additional mailing offices. Post-master: Send Address changes to Michigan Runner,4007 Carpenter Rd., #366,Ypsilanti, MI 48197. All contents of this publication are copyrighted all rightsreserved. Reproduction or use, without written permission, of editorial or graphiccontent in any manner is prohibited. All unsolicited manuscripts, photographs,and illustrations will not be returned unless accompanied by a properly addressedenvelope, bearing sufficient postage; publisher assumes no responsibility for re-turn of unsolicited materials. The views and opinions of the writers are their ownand do not necessarily reflect endorsement and/or views of the Michigan Runner.Address all editorial correspondence, subscriptions, and race information to:Michigan Runner, 4007 Carpenter Rd., #366, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, (734) 507-0241, FAX (734) 434-4765, info@glsp.com, www.glsp.com. Subscription rates:Continental U.S. $17.00 per year: Payable in U.S. funds. Single issue $3.00, backissues $5.00. Change of address: Send your magazine label and your new addressto Michigan Runner, 4007 Carpenter Rd., #366, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

    Publisher and Chief Executive OfficerArt McCafferty

    artmccaf@glsp.com

    EditorScott Sullivanscott@glsp.com

    Associate PublisherJennie McCaffertyjennie@glsp.com

    Editors EmeritusDave FoleyMike Duff

    Senior PhotographerCarter Sherline

    ColumnistsPaul AufdembergeIan Forsyth

    Tom HendersonScott HubbardDesiree LindenHerb LindsayLaurel Park

    Robin Sarris HallopRachael Steil

    ContributorsTracey CohenJason Elmore

    Heather Dyc HanksJeff HollobaughDean JohnsonBill Kahn

    William KalmarDr. Edward H. Kozloff

    Doug KurtisGrant LofdahlRon Marinucci

    Riley McLinchaCharles D. McEwenGary MorganJim Neff

    Bob SchwartzBob ShafferRyan SquandaNick Stanko

    Anthony TarganKacey Tulley

    Cregg WeinmannPamela ZinkoskyMichael Zuidema

    ComposerJamie Fallon

    Social Media EditorRose Zylstra

    Photo / VideoPeter DraugalisRandy MiyazakiGary MorganDane RobinsonGreg SadlerVictah Sailer

    Chief Financial OfficerCheryl Clark

    Great Lakes Sports Publications, Inc.

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  • 6 Michigan Runner - May / June 2015 | michiganrunner.tv

    Ilovebas-ket-ball. Toobad itdoes notlove me. Irolled myleft ankleplaying re-cently.Thats mygoodankle.

    Why keep playing if youre just going to hurtyourself? my wife asked.

    Why keep living if youre just going to die? Isaid.

    Why do you always answer me with a ques-tion?

    The crutches were still on the porch from lasttime. I used them to go get x-rays. While waiting Igot an email on my laptop: Nothings hotter than aguy who can dunk, it said.

    I heard this while leaving my gym, wroteDaniel Hawkin, whom Id never met but seemed toknow all about me. Two girls were watching a 3-on-3 basketball game which abruptly ended whenthe biggest guy jumped, knocked the defender flaton his a** and dunked on him while he was layingsprawled on the blacktop.

    What kind of gym has a blacktop floor? I won-dered. But I kept reading.

    Thats when the blonde cheekily whisperedthis confession to her smoking-hot Asian friend inpink sweatpants: Nothings hotter than a guy whocan dunk. Uh huhhh! the Asian hottie whim-

    pered.

    I could dunk through my 30s, back when I hadto be fit to avoid the dinosaurs. All thats left arememories. In college friends and I would play hoopsat a nearby playground, where Mimi M. watched,adding to my incentive to jam (and frequency thechain nets ripped my fingers).

    I dunked during one game when the guy cover-ing me was a junkie. He didnt sprawl on his a** onthe asphalt, just freaked out and could not continue.

    My dunking ended when I took up running.Nothing like pounding 50 miles a week horizontallyto trash leg muscles used to spring vertically. Turn-ing 40, 50 and 60 were also factors.

    Daniels letter reminded me of all I have givenup. OK, not really. Mimi and I stayed platonicfriends, to my chagrin. Cheeky blondes and smok-ing-hot Asians whimpering Uh huhhh! were hardto come by.

    I married a woman who shared my later-in-lifelove for running. Shes still going even though Imnot, thanks to what pounding too many miles over-did to my right ankle. Basketball, played at a loweraltitude, once more beckons.

    My hopes to re-find my hops and take onelast crack at those hotties seemed kaput till I readDaniels email further.

    Breakthrough research, he wrote, has sur-faced about the exact levers which allow people tojump ridiculously high. Now the worlds highest(vertically, I assumed) dunker is selling a bada** pro-gram that can transform regular guys who cant eventouch the rim into dudes who can dunk with twohands every time with ease.

    Fountain of youth, here I come! Mimi may be agrandma now, but look out Asians sizzling in pinksweatpants!

    With both ankles crippled, I am finally bal-anced and signing up for this bada** program. In notime Ill be jumping higher and so hot no one willtouch me. (Wait ... was that my problem in collegetoo?)

    What you need, said my wife when I told hermy latest strategy, is to stop treating symptoms anddeal with causes.

    Like what?

    How you sprained your brain, she said.

    - MR -

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    Editors Notes

    TheALDEN RUNOn beautiful Torch Lake

    Saturday, July 25, 201510K & 5K run and 5K walk

    on scenic, sanctioned xc courses.

    Registration & Packet pick-up area:Helena Twp. Community Center located

    at the traditional Run start line

    Registration and information: Steve KershnerPOBox 444, Alden, MI 49612

    (231) 676-2493 skikersh@aol.com aldenrun.com

  • 8 Michigan Runner - May / June 2015 | michiganrunner.tv

    They seem ubiquitous headphones or ear-buds. For quite a while runners have beenlistening to music while they run