by Christine Bishop
Karen Bertasso has the honor to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials. Her goal of achieving this has been a long run and hard fought journey that began where it culminated at the Hartford Marathon. For full article, click here

by Bill Hoffman
Ultra runner and devoted trail runner Bill Hoffman is starting a regular column in The Pace Setter with an aim to encourage other runners to discover the magic of the trail. Bill runs on the trail year round through snow, sleet, rain, and heat waves so he won’t have a shortage of tales to tell both tall and short. He plans on adding videos tracing his routes for you to follow. Enjoy his thrilling column. For full article, click here

by Larissa Bates
A year ago Larissa was training for the Chicago Marathon when she realized that there was something horribly wrong with her. She went for an exam and found out that she had a bilateral pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. Read about her year-long recovery and her running of this year's Chicago Marathon to attempt to qualify for Boston. For full article, click here

by Scott Mindel
On a cool, blustery October morning, Scott set out to accomplish one of his two major running goals: to break the tape at a marathon and win as his father Mark did at the 1979 Montreal Marathon. For full article, click here

by Dick Vincent
One of the bigger challenges for today’s runners is to not become intimidated by what they see on Facebook, Strava, or any other venues that athletes use to publicize their workouts. It doesn’t take long before a runner is trying to better someone else’s workout rather than worry about their own. For full article, click here

by Kristen Hislop
What should you do when you finish the Stockade-athon on November 11 with some gas in the tank? Why not sign up for the Veterans Day Dash on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. and get ready to run a fun and flat 5k on the Shenendehowa High School campus? There will be unique awards, refreshments, chip timing and more! For full article, click here

by Christine Bishop
I went to the MHR Marathon event thinking that I would interview the winners, but as the day progressed, I realized there were others who I encountered whose stories should also be told. So I interviewed them too. As the penultimate story, I am including a heartwarming event made possible by our marathon! Finally, Paul Rosenberg writes about running this event 35 years after he created it in 1983. For full article, click here

by Christine Bishop
For the past three years, BlueShield of Northeastern New York has generously sponsored mile markers for the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon and Hannaford Half Marathon. As racers travel the 26.2 miles, they pass BlueShield signs along the course that cheer them on. For full article, click here

by Russ Ebbets
Lou Zamperini, you’ll remember, was the focus of the recent movie Unbroken and the author of his stunning autobiography about his Pacific Ocean survival and WW2 concentration camp experiences in Devil at my Heels. Lou was an accomplished runner who combined that skill with a love of hiking. For full article, click here

by Karli Taylor
Legs Up the Wall pose (or Viparita Karani) is a restorative yoga posture that allows the mind and the body to relax, relieving stress and tension. It is one of the most approachable yoga poses as it doesn't require much flexibility or strength. But even though it's a passive pose, its benefits are pretty amazing. For full article, click here

by Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
Nutritionist Nancy Clark recently visited the almond growing region of California and learned a lot about them So much so that she decided to design a quiz to let you test your knowledge about this incredibly healthy and great snack for runners. For full article, click here

by Mark Mindel and Sally Drake
Want to read a great book after running? Sally Drake, noted Willow Street AC runner, and award winning runner, Mark Mindel, have some excellent suggestions that will fill your leisure hours with delight. For full article, click here

Field notes covered here include the engagement of one of our leading runners, the one year anniversary of our editor, the new HMRRC Winter Survivor Series, and good news for those runners in the 70-74 bracket! For full article, click here

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