by Christine Bishop
Michelle Pratt takes multitasking to unheard of levels. She is nationally ranked in the top 10% of female trail runners, is going for her Ph.D. in applied economics; is working at the Minnesota Population Center; and has been carrying on a long distance engagement with fiancé Josh Merlis, president and founder of Albany Running Exchange. For full article, click here

On an annual basis the HMRRC awards six $3,000 non-renewable scholarships to three male and three female runners planning to attend a college, university or community college on a full-time basis. Read who this year’s winners and past winners are.
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by Tom O’Grady
Read about Tom’s voyage from being a track star in high school, running in college, and then as an adult setting blazing records in races in the Albany area. “For me the decision to more formally pursue coaching was both a natural and unexpected progression.” For full article, click here

Want to read stories in real time about running or other sports that come from all over the Web? Dallas DeVries’ invention will let you do it. Dallas decided to combine his computer engineering skills with his passion for running and SportSpyder was born. The saying, “Try it, you’ll like it” is wrong here. You will love it! For full article, click here

by Karli Taylor
Since it’s finally starting to feel like Spring in Upstate New York, I am taking inspiration from nature for this months article. Instead of two separate poses, we will focus all of our attention on one- Tree pose! For full article, click here

The Anatomy of the Running Shoe
We tend to buy running shoes based on comfort and, many times on looks, but it is important that we get the right pair because they can help to “maximize the chances of an injury free summer.” Dr. Rosenbaum examines what to look for in running shoes For full article, click here

by Dick Vincent
Taking it too easy and cutting your training back too much is a recipe for disaster. Keep in mind that you are not preparing to go into hibernation, you are preparing to race! For full article, click here

The Boston Marathon made history on April 16, 2018, when for the first time in 35 years an American woman won the race in spite of frigid temperatures, rain, snow and sleet. Scott Mindel, a former Shen star, came in 30th and Karen Bertasso placed 41st. Read their story and those of others on that day. For full article, click here

We are proud to announce that Sally Drake, a noted Willow Street runner and avid reader, will join Mark Mindel in recommending books for us to fill our leisure hours when not running. If you are looking for a good book to read, than go no further. For full article, click here

This month’s question posed to HMRRC members was thought of by Brad Lewis: How do you plan your training? Do you use a coach? Who do you use? How much do you pay? For full article, click here
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by Jim Tierney
In ideal running weather Aaron Knobloch and Kimberly Miseno-Bowles won the 38th Annual Bill Robinson Masters 10K at Guilderland High School on Saturday, April 28th, 2018. For full article, click here

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