Winter Series #2 - Hangover Half/Bill Hogan 3.5M
Given the brutally cold weather (wind chill below zero) we are now facing which is forecast to last into next week, we have decided to postpone the Winter Series #2 events scheduled for Monday January 1, 2018. We are mindful of the well-being of both our runners and volunteers (who would be standing out in the cold for several hours). The events of Winter Series #2 will be moved to January 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. Winter Series #2’s Half Marathon will remain as a Grand Prix Event. This will cancel Winter Series #3 (3.5M, 10K and 25K). If you are already registered for Winter Series #2, there is no need to re-register. If you are registered as a volunteer, the race directors will confirm your availability for January 14. Registration will remain open to run or volunteer at Winter Series #3 on January 14. Winter Series #4 will remain on January 28th and Winter Marathon/Winter Series #5 will remain on February 18, 2018. We wish you all a very safe, healthy, and happy New Year!

The staff of The Pace Setter wishes you many, merry miles of running during the coming New Year and invites you to check our site frequently to enjoy the many changes that are coming this year!
Best wishes in 2018!

Wondering what to get the runner in your life for Christmas? Barb Gillen, general manager of Fleet Feet Albany, has great suggestions.
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by Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD
Nutrition misinformation and food confusion surrounds today’s health-conscious runners. To arm myself with knowledge to better educate my clients, I (along with 10,000 other registered dietitians) attended the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics annual convention to learn the latest food and nutrition updates. Here is some information that might help you on your health journey.
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by Colleen Brackett
Willow Street runner and master chef Colleen Brackett shares one of her favorite recipes, which happens to be from Run Fast, Eat Slow, our December Book Choice. She writes, “I often find, as I am sure other would agree, that food always just tastes that much better after a long run.” Amen!
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by Karli Taylor
Karli Taylor, owner of Poise Studios in Slingerlands has joined the staff of The Pace Setter to write a monthly column, “Yoga for Runners.” She will present a comprehensive program designed to strengthen the muscles that are underutilized by the mechanics of running and stretch the ones that are over-trained.
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by Lisa Chase
If you plan on venturing outside to get your heart rate up, consider participating in HMRRC’s five-part Winter Series as a marvelous way to break up the tedium of winter running. Your membership gives you free entry into all of these great races!
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Coaches' Corner will be a monthly column featuring advice from three of the area's leading coaches: Karen Bertasso, Mathew Nark, and Dick Vincent. Tri-monthly, each will contribute a column and all articles will be archived. For full article, click here

by Christine Bishop
If joy and enthusiasm could be bottled, the Just Run Program would be in the S&P 500 Stock Market Index. Contagious excitement and energy fill the air. The experience at being at one of these events is so joyous that Director Ken Skinner has no trouble getting volunteers to return since the program began in 2010.
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by Christine Bishop
Cold, rainy, with strong blasts of wind, but nothing fazed runners who flocked to the Turkey Raffle Run at Tawasentha Park bearing goodies to raffle on Sunday, November 19. Organizers Randy and Kathy Goldberg and volunteers could easily be spotted preparing for the event by the colorful turkey hats they wore. Runners were greeted warmly and their offerings piled next to the 10 turkeys bought for the annual event sponsored by the HMRRC.
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by Larissa Bates
Larissa Bates had applied for entry to the NYC Marathon via lottery over the past couple years, but was never lucky enough to be chosen. One of its top sponsors this year, Michelob Ultra, offered 95 free spots in the NYC Marathon for those who had personal stories that explained why they deserved to win. They were looking for people who personify the ideal of sportsmanship and would go the extra mile. They found that and more in Larissa Bates, who a month previous was in the ICU struggling for her life.
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by Karen Bertasso
Karen Bertasso shares with us her experience running the Berlin Marathon on September 24, 2017. Her time of 2:49:29 placed her fourth among American women. She ran for the Willow Street Athletic Club, as did Martha DeGrazia, who placed first in her age group in 4:24:53. Enjoy reading about Karen's adventure.
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by Ray Newkirk, President
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