Your Motivation

motivation

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

Dr Vance Roget

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...]

Set the Course Record and Get Paid

cheetah

We love to see records off. So much so that we are offering a cash prize to any runner who can set a new SAMM course record. Imagine running the race of your life and receiving an extra $500 for the effort. Even if you don't have a record setting marathon in you, having elite athletes competing for the record will make for an exciting finish to watch. Current Marathon Records Male course record set in 2012 is Clyde Behunin 2:32:46 Female course record set in 2011 is Michelle Meyer  2:52:25 We're … [Read more...]

Halloween Fun Run a Huge Success

Waldo

This year's Halloween Fun Run was a huge success. The participants had a great run and we saw a lot of creative costumes. Best of all, over $1000 was raised for Teens Run Modesto. What a tremendous way to start this year's program. Check out photos from the day: … [Read more...]

Free Food at Fuzio

Fuzio

That's right, free food at Fuzio in downtown Modesto. All you need to do is register early for the Spirit of Giving Run. Come down this Saturday to Fuzio, register for the race and enjoy free appetizers and a coupon for a future meal. Heard Our Radio Spot? This event is going to be so much fun that it is being spotlighted on local radio. Check it out: Spirit of Giving Registration Drive Radio Spot What Registration Drive for 3rd annual Spirit of Giving Jingle Bell Run & Walk When Saturday … [Read more...]

Optimum G.I. Functioning (i.e., Preventing Upset Stomach) During Long Distance Running

Prevent dehydration, and get acclimated to heat; Adequate electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium); Anti-acids: Zantac or Pepcid (before and during run; I even start the night before); No diet sodas (before or during run); limit fructose (fruit – sugar drinks); Stomach – soothers during run: Tum's, ginger (e.g., gel candy), peppermint candy, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), L-glutamine (this may be better as prevention); Caffeine: increases gastric emptying (i.e., good if you tend to get … [Read more...]

Food for Thought – Human Hibernation

Have you ever WONDERED?? People often wonder why we gain weight as we get older, but it’s especially because we forget to play like children, becoming much more sedentary, with the excuse that we can’t be as active because we are getting old, but actually people are getting old because they are less active: cause and effect are reversed. Humans are also experiencing some of the effects similar to other mammals that hibernate. When an animal hibernates it significantly decreases its activity level to almost … [Read more...]

Halloween Fun Run

Halloween Fun Run

Halloween is fast approaching and so is our Halloween Fun Run. This informal 5K and 10K event is a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday and support a great cause. Proceeds of the day will sponsor Modesto youth in the Teens Run Modesto program. No need to pre-register, just show up on race day. Only $10 to participate. Get creative with your costume and you could win a prize.  There will also be drawings and a silent auction for giant pumpkins. Saturday October 27, 2012 East La Loma … [Read more...]

Buy Yogurt, Support Teens Run Modesto

Yogurt Mill

Do you love frozen yogurt? Of course you do. Why not enjoy this guilty pleasure while helping a great cause? Enjoy any tempting treat at the Yogurt Mill this Tuesday, October 16th. 20% of your purchase will be donated to Teens Run Modesto. The offer is good all day (10:00AM-10:00pm) at either of the Yogurt Mill's 2 locations. The only catch is YOU MUST PRESENT THE FUNDRAISING FLYER. Download that flyer here: So treat yourself to a tasty frozen yogurt and help keep Modesto youth on the right … [Read more...]