• Hold these dates:  October 7 MHR Marathon & Half Marathon; November 11 Stockade-athon.

September 2018

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Michelle Pratt – The Next Step

by Christine Bishop with lots of help from Michelle!
Since our last interview in May with Michelle, she has run more 50K and 50 mile races on her route toward her next goal, the Western States 100. Included is up-to-date news on her and Josh Merlis's running of the Rut on September 2. For full article, click here

The Art of Tapering

by Karen Bertasso
With the Mohawk Hudson Marathon and Half Marathon coming up on October 7, the art of tapering is extremely important. Karen gives you tips on how to maximize your running for the event. As a note, there are spots left on the marathon.
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Escarpment Trail Run History

by Dick Vincent
Trail Runner Magazinehailed the Escarpment Trial Run as a race you probably don't know about, but should. Michelle Pratt has said that it is a race that eats its young and is the brainchild of the incredible Dick Vincent. For full article, click here

The Willow Street AC Cleans Up at the 40th Annual Bridge of Flowers Road Race

by Brad Lewis
This year, the Bridge of Flowers race was reduced from a 10k to an 8k version. In addition, prize money was added in a couple areas and Willow Street was able to take home some prizes as was the ARE racing team and Adirondack Athletic Club. For full article, click here

Moreau Lake Trail 15K, a True Adventure!

by Shaun Donegan
If you want a 15K full of adventure, than this is for you. It's a classic but brutal trail run up the "Staircase of Death" at mile 2 leading into miles of rollers, creeks, etc. before wending your way back to the beach, maybe for a cooling dip in the lake. For full article, click here

The 10 Mile Clove Run in Castleton

by Brad Lewis
Brad Lewis describes his experience running the Clove Run in preparation for the Wineglass Marathon. This was his goal race in his present training cycle. It's a local race with lots of color. For full article, click here

Yoga for Runners: Who's Down, Dog?

by Karli Taylor
Karli Taylor demos the Downward Facing Dog or Adho Mukha Svanasana that enables runners to do better. Note, the class at Fleet Feet has been changed to Keep Fit on Carmen Road. For full article, click here

Morton's Neuroma

by Russ Ebbets, DC
In his role as a chiropractor, Russ Ebbets describes a problem, Morton's Neuroma, common to runners and how to treat it. Russ has also written a book, Time and Chance that was reviewed in last month's Pace Setter by Mark Mindel. For full article, click here

The Athlete's Kitchen: Sports Nutrition Questions

by Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
Dietician Nancy Clark answers common vexing sports nutrition questions about how to fuel for top performance. Her answers are based on research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in May 2018. For full article, click here

Books To Read After Running

by Mark Mindel and Sally DrakeThis month our noted runners and book lovers, Mark Mindel and Sally Drake, review works ranging from Bill Clinton and James Patterson's terrific novel The President is Missing to Leslie Jamison's Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, a touching book about understanding the devastation that addiction can cause. For full article, click here

Letter to the Editor

Jim Tierney has been the director of the Bill Robinson Masters 10K race for us for the past twenty years. After this year’s race on April 28, Jim wrote to the Guilderland Police department to thank them for their help and here is the reply. For full article, click here

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