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FEBRUARY 2024

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President's Message

by Ravi Chauhan
I hope your 2024 is going smoothly so far. The club is bustling as usual with activities, and we are grateful for our members' support within the running community. We are eagerly anticipating another year full of exciting races and events … For full article, click here

Chuck Terry - HMRRC Hall of Fame Inductee and Athlete of the Month

by Tom O’Grady
Chuck Terry has been a fixture in the local running community for nearly 20 years. During that time, he has won nearly every HMRRC event on the race calendar. Learn more about this year's Hall of Fame Inductee. For full article, click here

Christine Bishop: Her Life as a Runner and Editor

Christine Bishop has dedicated almost a decade to serving as the editor of The Pace Setter. Under her guidance, the publication successfully transitioned to a fully online format. Christine has truly excelled in her role, a result that was possible because it aligns so seamlessly with her background, interests, and outgoing personality. For full article, click here

Greater Capital Region Area Marathon Top 20 Lists

by Mark Mindel
The Greater Capital Region Track, Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame has decided to include road running as part of its Hall of Fame Accolades. Peter Sheridan and Mark Mindel did some research and put together a list of the top 20 fast men and women in the marathon that have Capital Region connections. Thank you to Mark Mindel for adding some interesting facts about the list and identifying the runners included on the list. For full article, click here

Mind Over Matter

by Dr. Benita Zahn
As runners, we struggle from time to time as we train. It's sometimes easy to forget that mental training is as important as our strength and endurance work. Read about mental training and the personal story of Keri Alonzo and her inner strength as she battled colon cancer. If you're struggling with your mo-jo think of Keri and consider signing up for the Mother Lovin' 5k. For full article, click here

Running While Black: Finding Freedom in a Sport That Wasn't Built For Us – A Book Review By Thomas O'Grady

Review By Thomas O'Grady
Running While Black by Alison Mariella Désir is a searing exposé on the whiteness of running, a supposedly egalitarian sport, and a call to reimagine the industry. As Desir notes, “Runners know that running brings us to ourselves. But for Black people, the simple act of running has never been so simple. It is a declaration of the right to move through the world. If running is claiming public space, why, then, does it feel like a negotiation?” Read more in this month's book review. For full article, click here

Yoga for Runners Pose of the Month: Half Lord of the Fishes, Ardha Matsyendrasana

by Sally Drake
Each month, Sally features a yoga pose, breathing technique or guided meditation that is beneficial for runners. Even just a few minutes of yoga added to your pre- or post-run routine will positively impact not just your athletic pursuits, but all areas of your life. For full article, click here

The Athlete's Kitchen – Runners, Iron & Anemia

by Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
How you eat and fuel your body is of utmost importance for your athletic performance. How, what and when you eat before and after exercise is important but complicated. Ms. Clark unravels the complexities for you that will improve your athletic performance. For full article, click here

United States of America Track & Field, Adirondack Association Seeks Volunteers for Leadership Positions

by Kristen Hislop
The USATF-Adirondack is one of 56 associations responsible for governing and promoting the sports of track and field, cross country, and road racing in the United States. Geographically, the Adirondack Association spans from the Canadian border in the north to areas beyond Utica in the west, Kingston in the south, and the Massachusetts border in the east …. For full article, click here

Tom and Sara O'Grady, Editors

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Jon Lindenauer & Jake Greski, Sports Correspondents
Daniele Cherniak, Deputy Editor

Mary Claire Falotico & Kristen Hislop, Editorial Advisors

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