We welcome Michelle Davis as our new Pace Setter Content Editor. Please contact Michelle if you have an article to go into this Pace Setter portion of our website.

by Ray Newkirk
“HMRRC is run like a business!” Is that a compliment – or a complaint? I’ve heard it both ways. The club members who express the latter opinion have multiple arrows in their quivers. “There’s too much formality.” “There’s too much emphasis on profitability for some events.” “Race directors have to submit budgets and document expenses.” “We were much more congenial and free-wheeling back in the ‘70s and ‘80s.” for full article, click here

by Nick Webster
Projected to be finished before the end of this year, large sections of the Albany County Helderberg Hudson (ACHH) rail trail are already open and being utilized by the local community. The first blacktop section opened in fall of 2015 and now stretches from South Pearl Street in Albany to a parking lot in Slingerlands. Even though it is not one-hundred percent complete, the trail has already become a popular shared-use path that fosters opportunities for recreation and fitness, such as running, bicycling, roller-blading and walking. for full article, click here

by Dr. Tim Maggs, DC
Despite having an injury-based website, I worry when people begin searching the internet for answers. The 6 doctors they've been to don't know the answer, so why would a nameless, faceless web page feed them the magic bullet. Especially when most doctors with information on the internet were taught the same thing as the 6 doctors they've already been to. Unless they find my webpage, which always has, at least, a different answer. And, I happen to think they're even better. for full article, click here

by David Glass
Mark your calenders HMRRC'ers ... the 46th Anniversary Run is scheduled for Sunday, September 17 at 9:00 a.m. at the SUNY Albany Athletic Complex Gymnasium (near the Western Ave entrance/exit), featuring two races starting simultaneously ... one, a 2.95 mile single loop around the campus and another, a 5.90 mile double loop around the campus. It's day-of race registration only and free to HMRRC members; non-members pay $5.00.

All entrants receive a commemorative Anniversary Run pint glass, and the top three male and female winners in each race receive a fresh apple pie from Smith's Orchard Bake Shop in Charlton. Also, the HMRRC Grand Prix 5.90 mile race features fresh loaves of Bountiful Bread to the first place finishers in each of five year age groups.

New this year is a Clydesdale Division, based on a Body Mass Index of 25.0 or more. Prizes to the top two male and female in the 2.95 mile race and top five male and female in the 5.90 mile race. Sorry, no duplicate awards. A weigh-in scale will be provided.

Any questions? Interested in volunteering? Please contact Dave Glass.

by Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD
In this era of highly competitive sports, more and more runners and triathletes are eagerly seeking information on how to fuel optimally. Performance nutrition is also of interest to Marines, special operations troops such as the Navy Sea, Air and Land (SEAL) teams, and others in the military who need to perform at a very high level to both survive and to carry out their missions. Hence, effective fueling practices are a topic of great interest and research for the US Armed Forces. for full article, click here

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