by Ray Newkirk and Frank Broderick
At the club’s annual meeting and banquet on September 20, Nancy Egerton was inducted into HMRRC’s Hall of Fame. In addition, Jon Rocco was honored by President Frank Broderick for the unceasing supportive work he has done for the HMRRC year in and year out to make this a better organization. For full article, click here

by Christine Bishop
Steve, an ultra-runner extraordinaire, seriously injured himself at the beginning of the year. Several months later he was on the road to recovery and adventurously started his comeback in a glorious manner with an 100K race. Steve discusses that , his experiences and his philosophy on running. For full article, click here

by Colleen Murray
Colleen, being relatively new to triathlons, was amazed and daunted by qualifying for the world championships in Nice, France. "Arriving in Nice, the heart of the French Riviera, was electric. Ironman basically takes over this lovely village. At every turn you’ll find fit, toned and well-trained triathletes strolling through sun-drenched quaint historic streets ..." For full article, click here

by Jim Gazzale
Jim is a triathlete, sports nutrition specialist, certified trainer and the proprietor of SENSFitness. He has agreed to write a monthly column called Food For Thought. In this, his premiere piece, he discusses why when you exercise heavily, the weight you want to lose may not disappear. The answer is simple and one you may not want to hear. For full article, click here

by Dick Vincent, USATF/I.A.A.F. Level 3/5 Coach
Recovery is not as easy as it seems. There are many variables that influence how you should proceed. Coach Dick Vincent gives you advice on how to judge your situation and use a plan that will help rather than hinder recovery. For full article, click here

by Michelle Merlis
As the running season draws to a close, Michelle recommends for runners things to do to relax while your body is recovering. She suggests a great book, a movie and a podcast for you to savor... For full article, click here

by Samara Anderson
Samara is familiar to many of you because of the courses she gives at the Annual ARE Trail Running camp in Dippikill on yoga. She has kindly agreed to write a series of articles for The Pace Setter on yoga for runners and writes about how she became aware of how yoga produces the body/mind connection essential to good performance in all activities be they physical or intellectual. For full article, click here

by Christine Bishop and Ken Orner
In a new series, members 80 and over will be interviewed who think of age as only a number. Joe Kelly, who is now 86 and still running and racing, is our inaugural profile. We start with an interview of Joe in 2005 by Ken Orner and then fast forward to 2019. You will see that the one constant that unites the years is Joe’s determination to compete and win. You will also find that Joe is the only member of our club to have a glacier in Antarctica named for him. For full article, click here

by Jennifer Lawrence
"I recently completed my 50th half marathon at the Saratoga Palio, a total of 655 miles, countless new pairs of shoes, gallons of sweat equity, and who knows how many dollars spent ..." For full article, click here

by Jona Favreau
Jona started running in college, but over the years vacillated between running and hiking. Then, she found trail running in the summer of 2017 at an ARE Summer Trail Running Series. She loved it and the further the better. Her latest adventure was the Shawangunk Ridge Trail Run 70-miler, which reaffirmed her passion for ultra trail races. For full article, click here

by Nancy Clark, MS, RD
Noted sports dietitian Nancy Clark deals with the dilemma facing runners who want to eat healthy while sustaining the environment. Do these plant-based burgers accomplish that or are people unknowingly eating Frankenburgers? For full article, click here

by Tom O'Grady
One of our leading runners, Tom O'Grady, reviews The Amazing Racers by Marc Bloom. The book chronicles the extraordinary success of Bill Aris, a coach of the Fayetteville-Manlius High School cross country team, to reach unheard of records. Both male and female cross country teams performed astonishingly, putting this relatively small geographic area on the map of top teams in the United States. For full article, click here

by Bob Irwin
"Many athletes and individuals are performing high‐level activities despite inefficiencies in their fundamental movements. They are attempting to add fitness to dysfunctional movement patterns. Many individuals train with a pre‐existing problem." Bob explains how to cope with and treat these problems. For full article, click here

by Lisa DiCocco
The Guilderland Y's program to increase fitness is being taught by our own Lisa DiCocco, a runner and coach. The eight-week course covers many topics, all designed to help members increase their fitness through exercise, diet, and group motivation. It continues until the end of November and will be given again at the start of the New Year. In addition to improving fitness, the program offers many incentives and prizes. For full article, click here

by Peter Sheridan
At the Second Annual Induction Banquet for the Greater Capital Region Track, Field, and Cross Country Hall of Fame (GCRTFCCHOF) on September 21, many coaches, athletes, and officials were honored. "Of particular interest to The Pace Setter distance-running community, Tom Dalton and the late Barry Brown were inducted." For full article, click here

by Darren Brown
On behalf of his father, Darren Brown accepted the award of induction into the Greater Capital Region Track, Field, and Cross Country Hall of Fame. Both he and his father share the honor of being the first father-son duo to run sub-four minute miles. Barry died when Darren was seven, but in this speech he remembers him and honors his achievements. For full article, click here

by Kristen Hislop and HMRRC Members
This month’s survey question was submitted by Kristen Hislop. If you have an idea for a survey question, click here. If we use your suggestion, you will get credit for it. October Question: What is the biggest draw for you to choose a race? 1. Team categories 2. Awards 3. Cool giveaway 4. Beer 5. Fun location/experience 6. Other activities around the run 7. Supporting a charity. For full article, click here

by Anouk Booneman
"There is a big mushroom world out there. Fall is the time to back away from your white mushroom or Cremini habit. This Fall try fresh wild mushrooms, available at our local farmers’ markets." Anouk is a proponent of healthy eating through plant-based foods and is onboard to writing a monthly column with recipes and observations on how to achieve a healthy lifestyle through diet. For full article, click here

by Mark Mindel and Sally Drake
This month we have an abundance of books to read. Michelle Merlis recommended Matt Futterman's book Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and The Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed and Tom O'Grady praised Amazing Racers: The Story of America’s Greatest Running Team and Its Revolutionary Coach by Marc Bloom and in addition we have book picks from Mark and Sally. If you follow coach Dick Vincent's advice to rest and recover, you have a lot of wonderful choices here to explore. For full article, click here

The notes have gone out from the Boston Athletic Association letting lucky, talented local runners know that they have been accepted into one the of world’s most prestigious races: the Boston Marathon. If you have been accepted and your name is not on this list, click here and it will be added immediately. Congrats to those who qualified; that is quite a feat for your feet. (That hurt, right!!). For full article, click here

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