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Grilled Kabobs

Let’s Grill! While grilling meat creates hydrocarbons that can be cancer-promoting, grilling fruits and vegetables has no downside, only increased sweetness without increasing calories! When foods containing carbohydrates are grilled, the sugars undergo caramelization, a three stage process. In stage one the food becomes sweeter and develops a butterscotch flavor. As the food continues to cook, the sugars progress to the second stage in which the flavors are less sweet and achieve a nuttiness. The third stage occurs after longer cooking and...

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The Fruits (& Vegetables) of Summer

The Fruits (& Vegetables) of Summer Water Always a concern for runners but even more so during the heat. Fruits and vegetables, being 90-98% water, contain between ¼ cup to 1 cup water per serving. Energy Calories are how we measure energy and fruits give us simple unadulterated carbohydrates, i.e. pure energy!! Don’t be confused with the simple carbohydrate moniker. By simple, we mean monosaccharides, which are the only kind of sugars found in fruits- fructose!! Fructose is usable immediately for energy making it the runner’s magic...

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Sacramento Running Association adds new fall race

July 20, 2016 For immediate release Run the Parkway to serve as CIM tune-up The Sacramento Running Association, organizers of the California International Marathon, has partnered with the American River Parkway Foundation to bring a new fall race to Sacramento. The inaugural Run the Parkway event will be held on Saturday, November 5. Run the Parkway will feature a 20-mile run, a half marathon, a 5k and an untimed 3k fun run and nature walk. All distances will start and finish at William B. Pond Recreation Area in Carmichael and will be run...

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Never Underestimate the Power of Popsicles

By: Leonardo Zamudio Never underestimate the power of popsicles.  If there is something that I came to realize the last couple of weeks during our track club practices, it’s that kids will do anything for something sweet and refreshing as the mercury rises into the triple digits in Northern California.  The Sacramento Running Association Kids Track Meet Series were a great experience to be had by the Edward Kemble Elementary School Track Club, but it was about so much more than just going to put feet on the track. Students at my school have...

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Local runners ready for Olympic Trials test

June 29, 2016 For immediate release Competition starts Friday in Eugene, Ore. The Sacramento Running Association salutes the local middle-distance and long-distance runners who are entered in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials beginning Friday in Eugene, Ore. Headlining the local contingent is U.S Olympian Kim Conley. The 30-year-old former UC Davis standout has her eyes on the women’s 10,000 meters and 5,000 meters. Conley grabbed the third and final Olympic berth in the women’s 5,000 meters at the 2012 Trials and attained the required...

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Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Brendan Gregg

Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Brendan Gregg Name: Brendan Gregg Age: 27 Best events and PR’s: 5000m – 13:43.52 10,000m – 28:03.27 Half Marathon – 63:35 Favorite place to run in the Sacramento area: North Davis Greenbelt Favorite place to eat after a run: Taqueria Guadalajara Favorite movie: The Great Escape Who is your greatest inspiration and why? My parents, the two hardest-working people I know. Favorite Olympic memory: “Look at Mills! Look at Mills!” If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom...

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Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Rolanda Bell

Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Rolanda Bell Name: Rolanda Chanel Bell Age: 28 Best events and PR’s: 3000m SC – 9:47.16 Favorite place to run in the Sacramento area: American River Trail Favorite place to eat after a run: Old Soul Coffee Shop in Midtown Favorite movie: Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze Who is your greatest inspiration and why? I don’t have one person in particular but anyone who has overcome adversity and persevered always inspires me to be the best version of me I can be. First or favorite Olympic memory: Competing...

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Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Lea Wallace

Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Lea Wallace Name: Lea Wallace Age: 27 Best events and PR’s: 800m – 2:00.1 1500m – 4:09.3 Favorite place to run in the Sacramento area: American River Trail Favorite place to eat after a run: Bacon and Butter Favorite movie or book: Lion King Who is your greatest inspiration and why? My adoptive parents because of their selflessness. First Olympic memory: My first Olympic memory is watching Dominique Dawes and the “Magnificent Seven” win gold at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. If...

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Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Shadrack Biwott

Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Shadrack Biwott Name: Shadrack Biwott Age: 31 Best events and PR’s: Half marathon – 1:01:24 Marathon – 2:12 Favorite place to run in the Sacramento area: American River Parkway Favorite place to eat after a run: Karen’s Bakery Favorite movie: McFarland, USA Who is your greatest inspiration and why? My brother Duncan Kibet is my greatest inspiration. I look at how hard he trains and as a results of hard work ethics he was able to 2:04:27 for Marathon. It’s a reminder to me that...

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Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Alycia Cridebring

Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Alycia Cridebring Name: Alycia Cridebring Age: 24 Best events and PR’s: 1500m – 4:16.76 5000m – 15:35.34 10,000m – 33:12.93 Favorite place to run in the Sacramento area: American River Parkway Favorite place to eat after a run: Ettore’s Cafe Favorite book: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card Who is your greatest inspiration and why? My parents. They have always been supportive of whatever I chose to do and never pushed me in one direction or the other. When I chose running, I was confident that it was my...

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