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Pensacola, Florida, United States
Husband. *Dog Dad.* Instructional Systems Specialist. Runner. (Swim-challenged) Triathlete (on hiatus). USATF LDR Surveyor. USAT (Elite Rules) CRO/2, NTO/1. RRCA Rep., FL (North). Observer Of The Human Condition.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Runners' World: Thinking Upgrade?

Gear Check: Is The Apple Watch Series 3 Good For Runners?
Betty Wong Ortiz/Runners' World, Sep 20

As soon as I heard about the new Apple Watch Series 3, I couldn’t wait to put it through its paces. Not only did its sleek gold aluminum case and multitude of band choices—from sporty to sophisticated—make it the best-looking sports watch I’ve ever worn, but the built-in cellular connection would let me finally leave the iPhone at home. (No more Facebook tempting me at stoplights!) But with the Chicago Marathon coming up on my race calendar, I had one big question: Would this $399 watch last me through four-plus hours of running with enough battery left to call my loved ones at the finish line?

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Rodale: But I LIKE The Cookie...

Here’s What Just One Day of Binge Eating Does to Your Body
Is that “6-day day diet / 1-day gorge” method putting your health at risk?
By Christa Sgobba/Men’s Health, September 13, 2017

If you eat healthy six days out of the week, you’re allowed to go crazy on the seventh, right? Not exactly: Just one day of binge eating on high fat food can mess with your body, a new study in the journal Nutrients suggests.

In the study, researchers recruited 15 healthy volunteers and gave them a pretty pleasant task: For one day, eat a diet full of tasty, high fat foods—like sausage, bacon, fried eggs, burgers, and cheesecake—totaling 78 percent more total calories than their normal daily requirement. Then, they measured their blood sugar readings and compared it to their levels before their feast...

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Outside: Got Three Bills?

Salomon Launches the Fully Customizable Running Shoe 
The next phase of FKT-worthy custom gear puts consumers in the design chair
Will Egensteiner/Outside, Sep 11, 2017

"A foot is like a fingerprint,” says Jean-Yves Couput, innovation director at Salomon. “It’s unique to the individual.” Which is why this fall, the Annecy, France, brand is launching Mesh, a program that allows anyone to purchase a bespoke pair of trail- or road-running shoes based on foot shape, running style, and terrain...

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From Our Sponsor: RRCA State/Regional Championship Bid Deadlines

Got an event that's in (at least) it's second year of operation? Does it have what it takes to be an RRCA State, Regional or National Championship? Is it produced by an RRCA member club or event?

Events selected to host an RRCA Championship agree to brand the event to RRCA expectations, and follow RRCA Guidelines for Safe Event Management. In return, RRCA provides:

- RRCA Championship Medals for top overall, master, grandmaster, and senior grandmaster male and female winners
- Free race numbers for event participants, with the RRCA Championship logo, the race name, and the race date, supplied by Rainbow Racing - or - deeply discounted pricing on bibs ordered directly through Rainbow Racing
- Gatorade Sponsorship to events of 10K and longer, with at least 400 participants
- Discounted advertising in Club Running magazine
- Promotion through RRCA's social media channels
- Championship status noted on the RRCA Event Calendar, and
- RRCA-branded finish line tape for select events.

Contact your State Rep for more details - deadline for Regional Championship bids are October 1, deadline for State Championship bids are November 1. More details can be found here.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Runners' World: Not Just Warm Clothes and Cold Beer...

4 Things You Should Always Have Ready in Your Postrace Bag
The tools you need repair aching muscles and ensure a speedy return.
Pam Nisevich Bede/Runners' World, September 11, 2017

Seasoned runners know the drill—cross the finish line, jump for joy (if able), grab the medal, thank the volunteers, and find some of that free food in the tent. But the biggest key for your recovery could be that bag you checked before the race.

Pack it right and this postrace recovery bag can offer more than just a set of warm clothes; it can help your weary muscles refresh so your body breaks down less throughout the day. Make sure these essentials are ready to go on race day so you can walk easily—rather than hobble—to your car or the postrace party...

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Runners' World: Want to Help Houston?

Here’s How Runners Can Help With the Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts 
There are several opportunities for runners to help.
 Emilia Benton, Runners' World/September 1, 2017

 Although the sun is shining again in Houston, the aftermath and recovery process is far from over. 

After Hurricane Harvey made landfall last weekend, officials began calling it one of the nation’s worst-ever natural disasters, with estimates of up to 40,000 destroyed and damaged homes. Runners might not have been thinking about the destruction of their favorite routes as they helped neighbors escape waterlogged homes and cars by boat. But now as the water leaves, the running community in Houston will start to rebuild...

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Runners' World: Race Attire Sets Web Afire

My Race Attire Is Not an Invitation for Rape
A man writes egregious comments on a woman’s race photo. The runner takes the opportunity to educate about rape culture.
Laurah Lukin/Runners' World, August 23, 2017

The day after I ran a half marathon in early August, I woke up to a notification that I was tagged in a race photo on Facebook. Interested to see how the day had been captured, I clicked and was left speechless by several comments from a man I do not know...

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