The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is given by the Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club (HMRRC) annually to honor club members who have served the HMRRC with distinction over an extended period of time, typically several years or longer. The nominees for 2017 are Josh Merlis and Jon Golden and Dee Fisher-Golden (joint nomination). The election of the DSA recipient(s) will take place at the April 12, 2017 monthly club meeting. At that meeting, each finalist’s qualifications will be presented by the nominator or the nominator’s designee. All club members in attendance can vote.
The meeting will take place on April 12 at 7:30pm at the Point of Woods Recreation Center, 101 Ridgewood Terrace, at the intersection of Point of Woods Drive and Ridgewood Terrace, in Albany.
Their qualifications have been submitted as follows:
by Steve Morse
How much would you pay to run in one of the world’s toughest half marathons? How about $2500 for the Mt. Everest Half Marathon, PLUS airfare to and from Katmandu. Or maybe $1200 for the Sahara Half Marathon, but you’re on your own to get to Madrid. A relative bargain… the Pike’s Peak half marathon will run you $160, roundtrip airfare to Colorado not included. For those with a fatter wallet, the Frozen Continent Half Marathon takes place in Antarctica and costs the princely sum of $15,000. Whoa! That’s a lot of running shoes and gel shots! … continued
by Russ Ebbets, DC
You see it most any weekend. You go to a road race and there is XX banging out another 5k, 10k or whatever. The speed limit has been reduced to a low kneed shuffle but the age limit just keeps getting better, hitting 60, 70 or something more. While the competition has thinned, they keep going and going like that battery bunny. It doesn’t seem quite right. There is probably more envy or jealousy here than concern as you stand on a street corner, point a flag and say “That way.” .... continued
by Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD
Meals and snacking patterns have changed over the past 40 years. You have undoubtedly noticed that many of us are eating fewer calories from meals and more calories from snacks. As a result, I get questions from both runners and non-athletes alike about how to best fuel their bodies: Should I stop eating after 8:00 pm? Which is better: to eat 3 or 6 meals a day? Does it really matter if I skip breakfast? Because meals can be a central part of our social life—and busy training schedules can contribute to chaotic eating patterns—many runners disregard the fact that food is more than just fuel. When (and what) you eat impacts your future health (as well as today’s performance). ... continued
by Mike Naylor
Hi folks! It is time to prepare for the warmer weather by putting on your synthetic-blend clothes, dressing yourself more lightly, carefully choosing your running socks, wearing some cool shades, using major sunscreen, carrying a water bottle, and wearing a visor. Wow!!! .... continued