Bart Yasso Announced as 2013 SAMM Featured Guest

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Bart Yasso, known as Runner’s World Magazine’s “Chief Running Officer” since 1987, will be the featured guest speaker at the 2013 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon Pre-Race Dinner. He will also be at the SAMM Expo greeting the public and sharing his running wisdom and anecdotes. Yasso has coached thousands of marathon runners enrolled in the Runner’s World Challenge. He is the creator of the “Yasso 800's” a workout that predicts marathon race pace through running 800 meters 10 times. This technique has been … [Read more...]

December Volunteer Winners

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Happy Holidays! My name is Gabriela Guerrini and I am the new volunteer coordinator for the 2013 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon. Last year, I ran my first half marathon and benefited from the experience so much, I decided to take on a larger role in helping the marathon succeed. I am captivated by the energy the marathon brings to Modesto, in addition to the amount of people we see running and walking in town, it is inspiring. If you’ve run a race or have volunteered at one, you know the excitement it generates … [Read more...]

Sports Injuries: Prevention and Treatment

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Sports injuries can stop your marathon training fast. To increase your chances of running your best race at the Modesto Marathon, you need to know how to prevent getting hurt. If you do get injured, you need to know how to recover as quickly as possible to get back out on the road. The Modesto Marathon Medical Coordinator, Dr. Vance Roget M.D., shares his fast knowledge and experience in the field of sports injuries. Dr. Roget is a sports medicine specialist practicing here in Modesto (a great person to see … [Read more...]

Your Motivation

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It's been about six weeks since we started this journey! We have enjoyed sunshine, beautiful weather, new knowledge, new running shoes, and new friends. Some of you are beginning to adjust to this new path you're on; you take steps daily toward a healthier active lifestyle. It's not training just for today; it's training for a lifetime. As the weather starts to turn cold and the sky is sometimes gray, the mileage starts to increase, rain drops may be falling on your head, the busy holiday season is upon us and … [Read more...]

Top 10 List of Why to Run the Modesto Marathon

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If you live nearby, no one will lose your luggage. If you live nearby, you can sleep in your own bed, and for at least an extra hour. It is cheaper not paying for planes, trains, and automobiles (and hotels). We guarantee good pre-race food, motivating lecture, and interesting Expo. We guarantee a flat, fast course (and Boston qualifier, for the fast runners). We train adults and teens for safely finishing (half or full marathon). You will find an excellent variety of post-race services (including … [Read more...]

Blisters and Chafing

Ultra-runner Linda McFadden shares her extensive experience in the prevention and treatment of blister and chafing. Here is the Powerpoint presentation from her recent presentation to our marathon training group. … [Read more...]