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January 2017

HMRRC and The Pace Setter staff wish you a Healthy and Happy New Year!


2017 Stockade-athon Plans Announced

After 19 years at the helm of the Stockade-athon, Race Director Vince Juliano has announced his resignation. The search for Vince's successor is already underway. While several viable candidates have been identified, the club's board has begun implementing a transition plan so that the race will continue to meet the high standard Vince has set while the race director recruitment process is still underway. HMRRC appreciates the time and effort Vince put into the race. He took one of the club's premier events and made it better.

Returning to Racing: The Importance of Strength Training

by Alyssa Lotmore
Running has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. As an Albany native, I spent my high school days participating in the HMRRC events to prepare for Cross County and Outdoor Track. Then in college at UAlbany, under the talented coach Roberto Vives, I continued to excel in the sport that I loved. After I graduated back in 2007, my goal was to continue to race at the same level; however, I found out quickly that there is a difference in training when you are working full-time. Physically and mentally, running can take a toll, especially post-graduation if you lose that team competition aspect that is so common to many of us who were student-athletes. After about a year or so, I decreased my training and was not racing on a regular basis. However, despite that, it is not easy to just say good-bye to an area of our life that was such a main focal point .... continued

Off The Road – Multi-Lateral Development and the 7 Primal Movements

by Russ Ebbets, DC
In previous columns, we have discussed how aging brings on linear activities which in turn neutralize one’s dynamic stability that subsequently results in both decreased performance and an increased risk of injury. ... continued

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor of The Pace Setter:
Recently Paul Rosenberg and I exchanged several communications with regard to my article “A Look into the Past – The Origins of the HMRRC Winter Series” that appeared in the December issue of The Pace Setter. Paul has asked me to make a minor change. Paul pointed out that, although he played an important role and participated in the “I’ve Gone Bananas” race, the idea for the race came from Bob Oates (an HMRRC Hall of Famer like Paul) and Bob actually was the race director.
Thanks,
Don Wilken

Running: Step 7 ... Exercising with a Baby Bump

by Mike Naylor
As we all know, pregnancy is measured in trimesters from the first day of your last menstrual period, totaling 40 weeks. The first trimester of pregnancy is week 1 through week 12, or about 3 months. The second trimester is week 13 to week 27. And the third trimester of pregnancy spans from week 28 to the birth .... continued

The Athlete's Kitchen - Nutrition News from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

by Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is the nation’s largest group of registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs). This year, over 12,000 RDNs convened in Boston (Oct 15-18, 2017) to learn the latest food & nutrition news. Here’s a taste of some of topics that were discussed and might be of interest to hungry runners ... continued

The Pace Setter is seeking articles!

This electronic version of The Pace Setter is seeking articles.
If you have recently run or plan to run an HMRRC race and want to report on it, let the Race Director know; he or she will be thrilled. Have you volunteered at a race and want to share your experience? Have you traveled to another race and want to share the moment? Have you met a goal, overcome an obstacle, completed your first race or your first marathon and want to share your excitement? Do you have words of advice or training tips for new members? Have you come across a new place to run and train and want to spread the word? Has HMRRC done something that has impacted our community and you that you want to brag about?
HMRRC and our members would love to hear from you, as we all share the passion and excitement of running, fitness, camaraderie and community. Submitting an article is easy and you have the ability to attach photos. Race articles and other time sensitive articles can get posted in real time. Thank you.
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