•     Celebrate the Luck of the Irish at the HMRRC Runnin' of the Green on March 18. Our cameras will be there!  


MARCH 2023

      Pictures compiled by Graphics Editor Bill Meehan. Click above.      

Winter Series Race 5: Overview, Results and Volunteer List

by Christine Bishop
On February 12, Winter Series 5 ended on a high note. The weather was perfect, attendance high, and unwinterlike weather. As an added feature, a Pace Setter article from 1985 where the weather was very winterlike is included. Anny Stockman ran the race this year and in 1985 with her husband, Wade. Enjoy! For full article, click here

Get ready! The CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge is Coming in May!

by Ben Heller and Chris Bishop
"We are all aware of the phrase "fear of missing out," (FOMO) where we are afraid of missing out on a good time. There is an outstanding event in the Capital Region that is so much fun, healthy, epic, and "you can be a part of this as a runner, sponsor, or volunteer.” For full article, click here

Meet Bill Meehan – Documenter Extraordinaire

by Chris Bishop
Bill Meehan has been a photo editor on The Pace Setter since its beginning. He is very modest and is uncomfortable talking about himself, but he has made extraordinary contributions to documenting the history of the HMRRC. He was a top runner and when his running career was derailed by knee injuries ... For full article, click here

The Good Life

by Michael McCarthy
John Burt, the former Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland ... recently recommended a book: The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness... You will be surprised and heartened by where Michael McCarthy found it. For full article, click here

Lauren Scarupa – Athlete of the Month

Lauren has been on fire in the Winter Series Races, but her running accomplishments show that her performances were to be expected. She has graciously filled out a questionnaire detailing her life as a runner. For full article, click here

Born to Run 2: The Ultimate Training Guide – Book Review

Review by Tom O'Grady
This month Tom tackles book 2 of one of the most popular books ever written on running: Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. The first book single handedly started the barefoot running trend. So, the obvious question is: How does this book stand up to the first? For full article, click here

Footnotes: A Medical Journal

by Stephanie Mumford Brown
I am Stephanie's Left Foot. My other two articles chronicling the odyssey of my lapiplasty to remove a world record bunion were so well received that I am now happily writing a third installment. I'm not recovered but almost normal. Please don't be shocked by... For full article, click here

After a Tough Workout, Enjoy a Bath

by Benita Zahn
After a demanding run or a tiring workout, a great way to soothe sore muscles is with an Epsom Salt bath. Benita explains what Epsom Salt is and how it works wonders. The Chinese used them in 2700 B.C. and the English in spas in the 1700s. For full article, click here

Adirondack Sports Summer Expo: Your Adventure Starts Now!

by Darryl Caron
The 17th annual free Adirondack Sports Summer Expo is back at the Saratoga Springs City Center on Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19 with 200+ exhibitors. In addition to the wealth of wonderful exhibits, the HMRRC will be there offering a free gift to all who sign up for membership. Also, it will be Saratoga Springs St. Patrick's weekend. For full article, click here

4 Seasons 4K Fun Run Events: April 1

by Megan James
The second installment of the new fun run series, the 4 Season 4K, will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 10:00 am at Camp Stomping Ground (3430 Boyhaven Rd, Middle Grove NY), whose goal is to inspire the next generation of radically empathetic decision makers. For full article, click here

Grafton 15K- Trail Race Coming on April 23

by Bill Hoffman
For the second year in a row, Mountain Dog Running will be holding the Grafton 15K on Saturday, April 23. This course runs through the fun and challenging terrain of Grafton Lake State Park. It is 9.3 miles with 900 ft. of elevation gain. Good for beginners and pros alike. Prepare for mud! For full article, click here

Which Running Apps are Changing the Sport (for the Better)

by Jake Greski
Want to know your exact pace, cadence, elevation, heart rate and lap count precisely twenty-three minutes into your run? Download a fitness app onto your phone and you’re good to go. I’d like to highlight some of the running and fitness apps that I enjoy... For full article, click here

What Running Apps Our Runners Use and Why?

by Our Members
This survey of our members shows that as Emily Taft mentioned in her comment, almost all of our members use Strava. The advantages of Strava are detailed and numerous. Garmin comes in a close second. Links are given at the article's end to other running apps that could be fun to explore. For full article, click here

Training challenge for the 45th Freihofer’s Run for Women on June 3, 2023

by Kristen Hislop
"Is 13 a lucky number? We sure think so. This year is the 13th Training Challenge – a program to help women get ready for the 45th Freihofer's Run for Women on June 3, 2023. Why would I tell a bunch of runners about a training program that starts March 20, 2023?" For full article, click here

Breakfast and Lunch: Food for Thought

by Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
"Way too many athletes and fitness exercisers alike consider breakfast and lunch to be somewhat optional. The goal of this article is to share food for thought about these two important meals of the day. "There is a saying: Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen, and dinner like a pauper.” For full article, click here

All the Meals are Important

by Theresa De Lorenzo, RD
Nancy Clark's article stresses the importance of eating breakfast and lunch. What about dinner? Is that important? I asked Dr. De Lorenzo to respond and respond she did, adding extraordinary recipes that I definitely plan to add to my cooking repertoire. For full article, click here

New HMRRC Members for February

by Christine Bishop
New members are the life line of our club. The HMRRC is engaged in notable projects from generous scholarships to student/athletes, to the Just Run Program to encourage elementary school-aged kids to run, to community outreach programs that need help from membership to implement them. So, we gratefully thank our new members! For full article, click here

Christine Bishop, Editor

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

Mary Claire Falotico & Kristen Hislop, Editorial Advisors

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