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APRIL 2021

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Mohawk Hudson River Marathon and Hannaford Half Marathon

by Maureen Cox
Yes, really, we are making plans for a safe in person road race!!! Registration will open at 9 am on Monday April 12, 2021 and club members will receive a ten dollar discount on their entry fee..... For full article, click here

To Supplement or Not to Supplement; That Is the Question

by Dr. Theresa DeLorenzo RD
If you eat a varied diet with whole grains, plenty of calories, protein, fruits and vegetables, you probably do not need a multivitamin. One would assume it is good to take a multivitamin to fill in dietary gaps. While this might be true, it can also be harmful if done incorrectly. For full article, click here

50 Is the New 30!

by Deb Valois
By ignoring her neurologist (and listening to her doctor), staying healthy, and keeping a community of positive people around her, Deb Valois tells about her journey of reaching her 50th year feeling mentally and physically stronger than ever before. For full article, click here

The Keys to Increasing Your Aerobic Capacity

by Dick Vincent
Increasing your aerobic capacity involves a delicate balance between knowing when to run hard and when to run easy. Running easy runs too fast or workouts significantly faster than Lactate Threshold pace can be detrimental to training. The goal is for the body to adapt to utilizing and clearing lactate while also not requiring too many days to recover. For full article, click here

Big Losses, Small Wins

Stephanie Mumford Brown
I don’t just run for my body, I run for my brain. That may explain why, in the seventh decade of life, I continue to pursue plastic trophies and fake-bronze medals with the avidity of an 8-year-old. For full article, click here

My Aging and Running

by Dr. Bob Irwin
As I move toward the end of my 40s, I realize that I feel very different after long runs and hard workouts than I did when I was younger. Now I spend almost as much time on proper recovery as I do on the actual training. For full article, click here

Owed to the Foot

by Christine Bishop
Leonardo DaVinci said that feet are a work of art. Obviously he had not seen runners' feet. However, he was correct to celebrate the anatomical and mechanical wonders of the foot, for they perform miraculous functions. For full article, click here

The Electric City 5 Miler

by Josh Merlis
One year. Life as we know it, upended. And for as bizarre as it has been in some peculiar way, it never hit me as hard as it did today, 24 hours after our inaugural Electric City 5 Miler. Today, for the first time in a year, I boarded a plane. For full article, click here

Flyin’ FAST Frosty 5k

by Stephen Hallgren
While the Flyin’ FAST Frosty 5k was closer to an underground race than a publicly available race – you had to know people who knew people – it was nonetheless officially, and safely, timed by ARE and sponsored by Nark Running & Strength. This was the second race I ran this year, with the Come Run in 2021 Road Mile being the first. While I tried to unsuccessfully go sub-20, I still hit a new 5k PR... For full article, click here

Run 4 Your Life 5k

by Stephen Hallgren
Going on its 12th year, the Schenectady Firefighters’ Run 4 Your Life 5k could not be deterred by COVID-19. Staggered starts, group waves and mandatory masks are now routine protocol for races this year. While the weather was chilly, the sun was shining, and a little over 300 people came out to participate and support the Schenectady Firefighters Cancer Foundation. For full article, click here

The Endurance Society Presents: The Frigus Challenge

by Laura Clark
A wasted skeleton, still clinging to his sword (or in this case, trekking pole) crawling to the summit of the Staircase of Death. Frigid, bone-chilling temperatures that penetrate through your modern wicking layers down to your very bones... For full article, click here

Brookhaven Snowshoe Race 1 & 2

by Laura Clark
With Vermont and Massachusetts virtually shut down this winter and favorite locations such as Mt. Greylock, Readsboro (Hoot, Toot & Whistle), and Vermont’s Prospect Mountain off limits, we have had to confine our Dion Snowshoe Series to New York State, leaving noticeable breaks in our previously crowded weekend schedule.... For full article, click here

The Perfect Ending at Garnet Hill 5k

by Laura Clark
A perfect ending is the one which leaves you wishing for more … and that is what we got at Garnet Hill 5K. Temperatures were February cold, with an 11 degree send-off, ski trails were perfectly groomed, with just the right amount of give, and the abundant single track was a fun, challenging ride.... For full article, click here

Bill Robinson, 1946-2021

Bill Robinson, HMRRC Hall of Fame member and standout local runner, passed away on March 6, 2021. As a runner, Bill was elite. While focused on shorter events (he clocked a 1:59 800 meter as a master, a 4:24 mile as a 42-year-old and won both the 800 and 1500 meters masters titles in the Empire State Games), Bill more than held his own in longer events (posting a 2:35 marathon PR). For full article, click here

Books to Read After Running

by Sally Drake and Mark Mindel
Sally Drake and Mark Mindel continue to give us great reviews on some great books to read for your pleasure .... For full article, click here

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