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CIM expects big Trials’ turnout

July 28, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org Local race is top Olympic Trials qualifier, offers bonuses to runners earning berths The California International Marathon, long a favorite for runners seeking a Boston Marathon qualifying time or a personal best, will likely lure dozens of top U.S. runners looking for a berth in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. The qualifying window, which opened on Aug. 1, 2013, closes on Jan. 17, leaving the 33rd annual CIM on Dec. 6 as the last realistic chance U.S....

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Big response for free CIM training

July 21, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org SRA selects 50 runners from 1,000 applicants Steve Mellish is one of the chosen ones. And he plans to make the most of the opportunity. Mellish, a 49-year-old producer for KCRA TV, was one of 50 runners selected from more than 1,000 applicants for a free 17-week training program for the California International Marathon offered by the Sacramento Running Association and Fleet Feet Sports. He plans to complete his first marathon at the CIM on Dec. 6. His goal of...

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Optimizing Glycogen Storage

Optimizing Glycogen Storage: How Effective is ‘Carbo Loading’? Glycogen is the body’s storage form of carbohydrate and is the body’s favorite source of energy upon commencement of exercise. These ‘released’ carbohydrates provide fuel and hydration. The athlete who can dip into plentiful supplies of glycogen quickly has a distinct advantage. THE BASICS Glycogen is stored in the liver and muscles. While the liver has the largest single deposit of glycogen (~30%), the muscles together contain the bulk of our glycogen stores (~70%). The liver...

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Free CIM training for first-timers

June 8, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org SRA, Fleet Feet Sports Partner to Offer Spots for 50 Runners The notion of running a marathon for the first time stirs up a mix of excitement and fear, the prospect of an exhilarating finish tempered by doubts about being able to make it that far. What better place to take on the challenge than in your hometown? The Sacramento Running Association, which puts on the CIM, and Fleet Feet Sports are teaming up to offer a free 17-week training program for the 2015...

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Free CIM training for first-timers

June 8, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org SRA, Fleet Feet Sports Partner to Offer Spots for 50 Runners The notion of running a marathon for the first time stirs up a mix of excitement and fear, the prospect of an exhilarating finish tempered by doubts about being able to make it that far. What better place to take on the challenge than in your hometown? The Sacramento Running Association, which puts on the CIM, and Fleet Feet Sports are teaming up to offer a free 17-week training program for the 2015...

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SRA offers free youth track meets

May 28, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher Sacramento schoolkids ready for three events at Burbank The Sacramento Running Association’s Spring Youth Fitness Program includes a series of free track meets at Luther Burbank High School for Sacramento elementary school students. The meets, set for June 2, 4 and 9, run from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The SRA plans to bus children in grades 3-6 from 12 schools and clubs to the events. Focusing on effort, spirit and respect, the meets encourage kids to make healthy choices for themselves....

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Hanna, Hoeg earn Gold Rush titles

May 9, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher Men’s winner overcomes bad fall in 50k from Pilot Hill to Folsom Rich Hanna overcame a nasty fall to run away with the men’s title and Tracy Hoeg delivered a winning move along the second half of the course to win the women’s race Saturday in the Gold Rush 50k. Hanna, a longtime race director and coach from Sacramento, finished the 31-mile course from Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park in Pilot Hill to historic Folsom in an event record 3 hours, 52 minutes and 58 seconds. Sacramento’s...

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Gold Rush 50k hits trails

May 7, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher SRA event offers runners a gentler race experience The Sacramento Running Association’s effort to provide quality running events for local runners hits the trails on Saturday for the third annual Gold Rush 50k. Instead of pounding the pavement during events like the California International Marathon, the Super Sunday Run or the Credit Union SACTOWN Five- and Ten-Mile Run, runners can enjoy the softer feel of trail running during the Gold Rush 50k. The May 9 race begins at Cronan Ranch...

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Gold Rush 50k caters to runners

April 24, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org Ultra from Pilot Hill to Folsom provides training opportunity The Gold Rush 50k offers veteran ultrarunners a great opportunity to train for a summer 100-miler and newcomers a chance to check out the trails in a scenic setting for the first time. The third annual race, set for May 9, begins at Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park in Pilot Hill and ends in historic Folsom. The course, which follows gold-mining routes on mostly single-track trails through the...

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SRA’s Hitchings shines at Boston

April 20, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org Local runner claims 50-54 title, finishes 57th in women’s race Jenny Hitchings, who runs for the Sacramento Running Association’s Elite Team, won the women’s 50-54 age-group title Monday at the Boston Marathon with a 2-hour, 52-minute, 51-second effort. The 51-year-old Sacramentan finished more than three minutes ahead of runner-up Nina Ytterstad of Norway (2:56:03). Hitchings finished 57th overall in the women’s race, won by Kenya’s Caroline Rotich (2:24:55)....

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