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JULY 2021

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Colonie Tuesday Night Summer Track Series – USATF Insurance Requirements

The Tuesday Night Summer Track Series meets are being offered under USATF event sanctioning. In order to obtain insurance for the track meets, HMRRC is required to follow USATF guidance. USATF COVID guidance was last updated 5/7/21 and may change prior to any and/or all HMRRC outdoor weekly track meets, beginning on July 6 and ending on August 10, 2021. For full article, click here

How to Stop Going When You're on the Go

by Stephanie Mumford Brown
We may or may not talk about it, but eventually, we all do something about it. Peeing at the wrong time or place is a fact of running life, especially if you’re female. We use tactics like wearing dark shorts to hide wet spots, waiting in long lines at the Portajohn to avoid a second time before the race starts, strategizing about how much to drink, and putting pads in our panties. There must be a better way, right? For full article, click here

Sugar Substitutes: Good, Bad, Ugly?

by Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
The goal of this article is not to recommend for or against LNCS sweeteners such as Equal (aspartame), Sweet ‘n Low (saccharine), and Truvia (stevia), but rather to offer science-based information to help you decide whether or not they are safe to include in your sports diet. For full article, click here

Socks

by Benita Zahn
Perhaps you read the article in the NY Times on ‘How to Pick a Marathon’ now that real racing has returned. It talked about our current fitness level, reminded us to be humble and realistic with our schedule, and emphasized cross-training. It also encouraged us to find our community and, of course, identify our pace – all important items. For full article, click here

Why “Weight?”

by Dr. Theresa DeLorenzo, RD
Many people run to lose weight. When I started running, I gained weight. Was it muscle? Maybe. Or was it that I knew I had to fuel myself properly to get through a run without feeling like I was going to die? Probably a little of both. For full article, click here

Book Review: Two Hours

by Tom O'Grady
If you are looking for an excellent book to read while cooling off in the air conditioning after a run, or while sitting beside a pool this summer, then consider picking up a copy of Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon by Ed Caesar. For full article, click here

Book Reviews

by Sally Drake
This month Sally reviews Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Morningside Heights by Joshua Henkin, The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris, and The Guncle by Steven Rowley. For full article, click here

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