•      Let 2021 be a year of hope and rebirth. Happy New Year!     

JANUARY 2021

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The Isolation Equation: Why I'm not dying to see you

by Stephanie Mumford Brown
In the time of Covid-19, socializing and gathering in groups is a very dangerous idea. "Solitude sucks. But I have concluded that it beats the alternatives. Even more so if you’re an athlete." Stephanie gives reasons why we as athletes should stay low until the vaccine has done its job. "Loneliness may drive me crazy at times, but I’ll go even crazier if I can’t run." For full article, click here

Marcia Adams Joins Hall of Fame

by Ray Newkirk
Marcia Adams has the honor of being the first non-racer to be inducted into the HMRRC Hall of Fame. Her continuous and outstanding contributions to the club made her nomination inevitable. Her accomplishments have been legion, and we thank her for them with this well-deserved honor. For full article, click here

Apply Now for Bill Shrader, Sr. Memorial Scholarships

Now is the time to apply for the Bill Shrader, Sr. Memorial Scholarships that this year will award to four promising athletes going to college … scholarships of $3,000 apiece. In its 22nd year, the program has granted more than $200,000 in scholarships. Applications must be received by April 1st. For full article, click here

Five, Four, Three, Two, One ... Happy New Running Year!

by Brina Seguine
Once again our Pace Setter poet laureate, Brina Seguine, has created a poem that describes the precarious yet promising position that running in 2021 is in. We can all identify with what she says and share her hopes for the future. Happy New Year! For full article, click here

2021 Running Resolutions

by Our Club Members
Resolutions are the blessing and bane of every new year where hopes intersect with reality. The goals in 2021 are tempered by the pandemic, which has truly changed our existence. Hopefully with vaccinations becoming available in the coming months, running will return as we knew it pre-pandemic. Here is what our runners are hoping to achieve in this uncertain environment. For full article, click here

Changes Brought About by the Pandemic

by HMRRC Members
Covid-19 caused an unwanted upheaval in our lives, but the extra time and isolation that accompanied it changed our routines and added new elements to it. Interestingly, a significant increase in running resulted. Prominent runners in our community were asked how they coped with this and if it resulted in an unanticipated benefit. For full article, click here

2021 Race Preview Video

by Josh Merlis
2021 holds the promise of races going back to normal. In the meantime, racing will be held conforming to health guidelines and these events will give us a frisson of racing hope. ARE, under Josh Merlis' creative leadership, is offering 8 races from February to December for you. If you want to ensure entry into all of them and receive a colorful blanket, you can buy a season pass. For full article, click here

ARE You Ready for Adventure?

by Laura Clark
Laura may be the senior runner on this course, but when it comes to adventure, she has few peers! No matter how challenging, she is up for it. The new route ran across a field with more mud than the Everglades, craggy roots like out of the Hobbit, depressions found in battlefields, and deep running streams, but did this deter her? No way. She loved it. For full article, click here

Cold Weather Running

by Benita Zahn
Running in cold weather is exhilarating. Sure beats running on a treadmill, but there are certain precautions to take concerning clothing. The warmer the better, the brighter the better, and the wickier the better. With the right clothes, winter running can be spectacular. For full article, click here

Starting Your New Year Off on the Right Foot

by Tom O'Grady
"The key to moving forward after tough times is to leverage the mental and physical toughness of the runner psyche and utilize this to get off to a good start in 2021." Tom then gives tips for you to follow to achieve your running goals in 2021. For full article, click here

Training Pearls

by Russ Ebbets
"In healthcare a clinical pearl is a tidbit of information that helps one arrive at a decision in a shorter period of time. In a sense, a clinical pearl is a mental shortcut, maybe a “rule of thumb” that one has learned through observation, trial and error or experience." The same holds true for training pearls, which Coach Ebbets generously shares with us. For full article, click here

Is The Lighter Runner the Better Runner?

by Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
Whenever I saw anyone in my age category in a race that was super thin, I knew I was doomed. Were the ancient Greeks correct in saying that moderation is the key in life but maybe not to PRs. Ms. Clark weighs in on this topic from her perspective as a sports nutritionist. For full article, click here

Books to Read After Running

by Mark Mindel and Sally Drake
In this month's installment, Mark Mindel and Sally Drake give their top picks for 2020. Mark lists his 5 favs from 2020 along with his other 2020 5-star rated works. Sally provides her top 2020 works in both fiction and non-fiction. Between the two of them, you have a lot of great books to read in 2021 while relaxing after a strenuous run. For full article, click here

Top 2020 Articles from The Pace Setter

2020 was not the cool 20-20 start we thought it would be. Covid-19 does not rear its catastrophic head until the April issue. If you want to make your own Pace Setter Top of 2020 Articles, we will show you how. Surprisingly, yearly and monthly Pace Setter articles go back to 2008. Happy exploring! For full article, click here

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