Monday, October 26, 2009

Bill's Beer Run

The running of the 21st Bill's Beer Run was a hugh success with over 650 runners negotiating the scenic 5 mile course on Casey Key. The weather was fantastic with temps in the 60's and little to no humidity. Many runners wore Halloween costumes while posting great finish times. The post race festivities grow larger each year with beer,hot dogs,pizza,bagels and fruit offered in ample quantities to runners and guests. Sarasota Footcare Center had a booth and many runners took advantage of our presence to ask questions and request copies of our free books about Heel Pain and Running. This is an event our community should be proud of.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Congrats to all of you who have already completed your fall marathon goal. The races in Chicago and Hartford were great with Sarasota runners doing very well. This week we have MCM and then NY to look forward to. All of us have trained smart and I expect the same smart running during your races. DO NOT start out too fast,keep hydrated even if it is cool and use your GU, etc. at regular intervals. Remember this is NOT the time to try any new gear(shoes,shorts or singlets). Lay everything out in advance and be sure to account for all weather variations before you finally pack up to go. Best of luck to all. Run safe smart and hard! Let me know your results so we can post them and share the joy