After 19 years at the helm of the Stockade-athon, Race Director Vince Juliano has announced his resignation. The search for Vince's successor is already underway. While several viable candidates have been identified, the club's board has begun implementing a transition plan so that the race will continue to meet the high standard Vince has set while the race director recruitment process is still underway. HMRRC appreciates the time and effort Vince put into the race. He took one of the club's premier events and made it better.

by Alyssa Lotmore
Running has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. As an Albany native, I spent my high school days participating in the HMRRC events to prepare for Cross County and Outdoor Track. Then in college at UAlbany, under the talented coach Roberto Vives, I continued to excel in the sport that I loved. After I graduated back in 2007, my goal was to continue to race at the same level; however, I found out quickly that there is a difference in training when you are working full-time. Physically and mentally, running can take a toll, especially post-graduation if you lose that team competition aspect that is so common to many of us who were student-athletes. After about a year or so, I decreased my training and was not racing on a regular basis. However, despite that, it is not easy to just say good-bye to an area of our life that was such a main focal point .... continued

by Russ Ebbets, DC
In previous columns, we have discussed how aging brings on linear activities which in turn neutralize one’s dynamic stability that subsequently results in both decreased performance and an increased risk of injury. ... continued

Dear Editor of The Pace Setter:
Recently Paul Rosenberg and I exchanged several communications with regard to my article “A Look into the Past – The Origins of the HMRRC Winter Series” that appeared in the December issue of The Pace Setter. Paul has asked me to make a minor change. Paul pointed out that, although he played an important role and participated in the “I’ve Gone Bananas” race, the idea for the race came from Bob Oates (an HMRRC Hall of Famer like Paul) and Bob actually was the race director.
Thanks,
Don Wilken

by Mike Naylor
As we all know, pregnancy is measured in trimesters from the first day of your last menstrual period, totaling 40 weeks. The first trimester of pregnancy is week 1 through week 12, or about 3 months. The second trimester is week 13 to week 27. And the third trimester of pregnancy spans from week 28 to the birth .... continued

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