by Jennifer Gish
Anthony Giuliano is easy to spot at most races because he is the one without a shirt on, even when frost is covering the race field. Recently he was having a tough time and then as he neared 40 his running took off and he became a phenom on the field. This article details what makes him tick and how he has achieved his impressive wins. You can find out his recipe for success. For full article, click here

by Chris Bishop and Brian Northan
The Stockade-athon is one of the top 15K races in the country. Unlike the Boilermaker, entrants do not have to worry about running in temperatures in the 90s or having a heat stroke; instead they will race on a cool, beautiful Autumn day. In addition, the Great Flats Brewery will be giving out half pints of beer. So, come as a runner or to cheer them on and enjoy this phenomenal 15K race. For full article, click here

Pictures by Charles and Christine Bishop
The Stockade-athon 2019 is history but interestingly history is brought alive by these photos. The day was gorgeous, and the runners were psyched. Willow Street member Andy Reed has this to say about it, “Ran the Stockadeathon 15k yesterday, which is pretty much my favorite race of the year. I just love the new course and the whole vibe of the race." For full article, click here

by Chris Bishop
Teaming with runners and tons of onlookers, the HMRRC marathon and half marathon are always thrilling providing exceptional and sometimes unexpected feats of running. This year did not disappoint, and you can read about the highlights of the race, see the runners in hundreds of pictures, read their stories, and mull over the statistics.
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by Maureen Cox, Race Coordinator
Race Director Maureen Cox gives a big thank you to all who were involved in making this the success it was. It will amaze you the number of all who contributed. Maureen left herself off the list, but without her, it would not have been the wildly enjoyable event it was. Thank you, Maureen!! For full article, click here

by Bill Hoffman
"A popular book with business leaders these days is Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek. When I tell people about my running hobby/obsession, I am often asked the simple question, "Why? Why run? Why do you do what you do?” My best answer and the one that keeps me going is I run to be young. For full article, click here

by Josh Merlis
The weather forecast for the day of the Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon could not have been worse. The universal forecast of 100% chance of rain with gale winds was correct but did that deter the fans who love this event? The parking lot was filled and people swarmed to the shelters dressed in great costumes before the race began. For full article, click here

by Tom O’Grady
In 1954 Roger Bannister accomplished what no one thought was possible: a human running a mile in under 4 minutes. Today 1,497 have accomplished this and the present world record for a mile is held by Hicham El Guerrouj in 3:43.13. So Nike took on the next big challenge of pursuing the "impossible dream" of a sub 2 hour marathon and chose Eliud Kipchoge to deliver the miracle. Tom 'Grady describes the achievement and how it was done. For full article, click here

by Members of the Running Community
Readers were asked: What was your reaction to Eliud Kipchoge running a sub 2 hour marathon and what is the implication of it for the future of running? Their responses cover a range of opinions. What is your reaction to a marathon run at 4:34 per mile for 26.2 miles? For full article, click here

by Dick Vincent
For most of us, races aren't only a chance to test our abilities but also to provide a large social circle. How many times have you gone to a race that you weren't planning being a part of but found out all of your friends were doing it? For full article, click here

by Kerrianne Sanicola
Planning for and then executing a triathlon is fraught with details, incidents, emotions and attitudes that can seem almost insurmountable. Kerrianne tells of her overriding goal of making it to the starting line and then finishing it no matter what. As we know, Tris take true grit. For full article, click here

by Judy Lynch
When Judy Lynch retired, her world was rosy. Now she would be able to pursue her running dreams, volunteer in the running community and spend more time with her family. But that was not to be. Her daughter told her she was feeling tired and run down but that doctors could not diagnosis the root of her problem. When they finally did, Judy found out her beautiful daughter had a terminal form of cancer. You can read about what action Judy chose to make her daughter's death have a significant impact that you can be a part of if you wish. For full article, click here

by Theresa DeLorenzo, RD
We are happy to announce that we have a new contributor to The Pace Setter who will share her vast scientific and sports related experience with us on how to achieve better nutrition and therefore better performances as athletes. Her first piece illustrates the need for a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and she provides us with a scrumptious recipe to enjoy during the upcoming holidays. For full article, click here

by Kristen Hislop
Frost is now covering the ground and icy winds are blowing. Kristen has a great idea on how to combat this and come out a winner. She recommends heading toward a local swimming pool and enjoying a warm swim that will be great exercise and help to soothe aching muscles. She asserts that swimming is one of best ways to prevent injuries and recover more quickly from those you have. For full article, click here

by Russ Ebbets
At some point athletes must decide what sport they want to specialize in and that is sensible. However, what about children whose parents decide for them? Many parents read about child prodigies in sports who were started early by their parents and think they should do the same, but is this a good idea? Are children's bodies physiologically mature enough to master certain skills or can they ultimately harm them and not achieve the desired effect? For full article, click here

by Jim Gazzale
November and December are times full of opportunities to overeat. Jim Gazzale gives us tips on how to enjoy the holidays and maintain our normal weight. In addition to giving us a great way to cope with eating sensibly during holiday, there is information at the bottom of his article on how to order his free recipe book online. Happy holidays! For full article, click here

by Anouk Booneman
Anouk is a master chef who has taken courses in cooking worldwide. She is a firm believer in a plant-based diet and will be providing us with incredible recipes each month. This month she deals with beets, a popular vegetable for endurance that are low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate and vitamin C. Beets also contain nitrates and pigments that may help lower blood pressure and improve athletic performance. For full article, click here

by Nancy Clark, MS, RD
The Internet is a vast repository of information but the problem is how to evaluate and find the best information on topics of interest to you. Renown sports nutritionist Nancy Clark helps with this by recommending reputable, valuable and helpful resources divided into categories for your exploration. Enjoy and have a healthful Thanksgiving. For full article, click here

by Christine Bishop
I am pleased to announce that Daniele Cherniak has agreed to become the Editorial Assistant of The Pace Setter. Before The Pace Setter went online, she worked for years as a proofreader for the print version. Daniele is an accomplished runner and writer of numerous articles for scientific journals. Her bio will amaze you with all she has accomplished, and we are delighted to have her working with us to help produce a memorable online journal for the running community in the Greater Albany Area. For full article, click here

by Sally Drake and Mark Mindel
Tired after a long run and want to relax? Well, you can curl up in a chair by a fire with a cup of mulled cider and relax with a good book recommended by Sally and Mark. There are enough books here to keep you busy both before and after the Stockade-athon. Enjoy! For full article, click here

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