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Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Kate Grace

Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Kate Grace Name: Kate Grace Age: 27 Best events and PR’s: 800m – 1:59.4 1500m – 4:05.6 Favorite place to run in the Sacramento area: American River Trail, of course. I like the run starting at Ashton Park. Favorite place to eat after a run: Somewhere with counter service (after a run I want my food quick!) Favorite book: I like poetry. A book of poems by Pablo Neruda or Hafiz I could read again and again. Who is your greatest inspiration and why? My mom, because she enjoys life and is always...

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Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Lauren Wallace

Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Lauren Wallace Name: Lauren Wallace Age: 26 Best events and PR’s: 800m – 2:00.4 1500m – 4:13 Favorite place to run in the Sacramento area: American River Parkway!! Favorite place to eat after a run: Any type of brunch place. Fortunately, Sacramento has tons of options – Bella Bru, Orphan, Bacon and Butter, Etorres Favorite movie or book: Movie- Wild Things Can’t Be Broken, Book- Life of Pi Who is your greatest inspiration and why? My aunt Mary. She embodied love, compassion, toughness and...

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Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Kaitlin Gregg Goodman

Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Kaitlin Gregg Goodman Name: Kaitlin Gregg Goodman Age: 29 Best events and PR’s: 5,000 meters – 15:29 10,000 meters – 32:09 Favorite place to run in the Sacramento area: American River Parkway! Favorite place to eat after a run: Crepeville Favorite movie: Forrest Gump Who is your greatest inspiration and why? Meb Keflezighi – he’s a fierce competitor who gets the job done on the big stage, always rising to the occasion when it counts. He’s also a super nice guy, down to...

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Catching up with Olympic Hopeful Lianne Farber

Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Lianne Farber Name: Lianne Farber Age: 24 Best events and PR’s: 800m – 2:03.9 1500m – 4:12.3 5000m – 16:05 Favorite place to run in the Sacramento area? American River Parkway by the fish hatchery in Folsom Favorite place to eat after a run? Old Soul at the Weatherstone Who is your greatest inspiration and why? I’d have to say my teammate Kim Conley. She was an inspiration to me before I even knew her just because her story really stuck with me, but being her teammate and seeing how hard she...

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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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