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Tollefson, Peterson earn Gold Rush titles

May 14, 2016 For immediate release Top overall runner sets women’s event record Lindsay Tollefson overcame a nasty fall to run away with the overall title and Robert Peterson delivered a strong performance to win the men’s race Saturday in the Gold Rush 50k. Tollefson, 30, captured her first ultra win by finishing the 31-mile course from Skunk Hollow in Pilot Hill to historic Folsom in a women’s event record 4 hours, 15 minutes and 17 seconds. The Mammoth Lakes resident is a two-time U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier with a 2:41:31...

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Hydration: Water Anyone?

Running during the hot months of the year presents a problem for most runners unless they are fully hydrated or water replete. Of course, the best way to be fully hydrated on a permanent basis is to: Eat 60% of daily calories as carbohydrates, 20% as protein and 20% as fat Drink 8-10 8 oz. glasses of water daily Avoid dehydrating beverages like alcoholic drinks Restrict high sodium foods… Anyone feel overwhelmed yet? Okay, some of you may do all of the above consistently but for everyone else, here are some ideas to help make those...

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Gold Rush 50k adds two-person relay

April 27, 2016 For immediate release Ultra from Skunk Hollow to historic Folsom set for May 14 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 in either the 50k or the two-person relay. The fourth annual race, set for May 14, begins at Skunk Hollow in Pilot Hill and ends in historic Folsom. The course, which follows gold-mining routes on mostly single-track trails through the Sierra foothills, features 1,700...

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Gold Rush 50k adds two-person relay

April 27, 2016 For immediate release Ultra from Skunk Hollow to historic Folsom set for May 14 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 in either the 50k or the two-person relay. The fourth annual race, set for May 14, begins at Skunk Hollow in Pilot Hill and ends in historic Folsom. The course, which follows gold-mining routes on mostly single-track trails through the Sierra foothills, features 1,700...

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Pre-workout recipe: Easy Bake French Toast Casserole

Cook with Kathleen Pre-workout recipe: Easy Bake French Toast Casserole Everyone loves French Toast, right? It is a great source of carbohydrates that are necessary for the energy to propel you forward in a workout or race. Providing your body with all the carbohydrate it needs will prevent the loss of muscle protein during the fasting state that occurs during exercise. This recipe has an even higher carbohydrate:protein ratio than the recommended 4:1 for pre competition meals. The simple carbohydrates in the white French bread enter the...

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Run celebrates Boston Marathon

April 11, 2016 For immediate release Sacramento Running Association 
plans free run on Wednesday The spirit of the Boston Marathon returns to Sacramento on Wednesday night. A free fun run offered by the Sacramento Running Association on April 13 honors and celebrates the Boston race, which began in 1897 and is the world’s oldest annual marathon. It also pays tribute to the three victims who were killed and the more than 260 people who were injured by the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. A 6 p.m. start is planned for the third annual...

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Run celebrates Boston Marathon

April 11, 2016 For immediate release Sacramento Running Association 
plans free run on Wednesday The spirit of the Boston Marathon returns to Sacramento on Wednesday night. A free fun run offered by the Sacramento Running Association on April 13 honors and celebrates the Boston race, which began in 1897 and is the world’s oldest annual marathon. It also pays tribute to the three victims who were killed and the more than 260 people who were injured by the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. A 6 p.m. start is planned for the third annual...

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Records fall at SACTOWN Run

April 3, 2016 For immediate release Past champions Chipangama 
and Kibii sweep top honors After setting event records for money raised and runners registered for Sunday’s Credit Union SACTOWN Run, past champions Jordan Chipangama and Jane Kibii kept the momentum going by besting strong elite fields to win 10-mile individual titles and claim the $2,000 first prizes. As an added bonus, Kibii, a 31-year old Kenya native who has lived in Auburn, set the women’s course record by nearly a minute to take home an additional $500 course record reward....

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Post-workout recipe: Spinach and Feta Egg Muffins

Post-workout recipe: Spinach and Feta Egg Muffins This recipe is a wonderful post-competition meal because of its higher protein content. After a workout or an event, you should eat a meal that is 3:1, carbohydrates to protein; higher than the 4:1 ratio needed pre-workout or pre-competition. The higher protein provided by the eggs will speed your recovery by furnishing the materials necessary for muscle repair and maintenance. Your immune system will thank you as well since intense exercise impairs our immune function temporarily. The 2-3...

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Elite runners set for Credit Union SACTOWN Run

March 30, 2016 For immediate release Past winners and former national
 champions headline strong field Past champions Jordan Chipangama, Tesfaye Alemayehu and Jane Kibii and former national champions Sara Hall and Nicholas Arciniaga headline a strong elite field for Sunday’s Credit Union SACTOWN Run. The sixth annual event, which helps raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including UC Davis Children’s Hospital, serves as USA Track & Field’s Pacific Association 10-Mile Championship. The SACTOWN 5k run begins at 8:00 a.m....

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