GIRLS ON THE RUN EVENT

FROM Kimberlee Zateeny

Girls on the Run Pocono is hosting a Spring into Fitness 24hr challenge at Retro Fitness in Stroudsburg. We invite everyone of all fitness levels to participate in a one hour challenge on either a treadmill, bike, elliptical or stair stepper on Friday April 7th from 12am-12pm OR Saturday April 8th from 6am-6pm. The cost is $25 for one day or $40 for a spot on both days
Then you pick a one hour time slot to see how far you can go on that piece of equipment. The person who goes the furthest of each piece of equipment (treadmill will have a walker or runner entry) will win a prize. Teams are encouraged and costumes are always welcome! You do not need to be a member of Retro to join this challenge. All money raised at this event will go towards Girls on the Run Pocono scholarship fund. No girl ever gets turned away from the program!
To register please go to www.gotrpocono.org

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There are no secrets to success. It’s the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – Colin Powell

I HATE FAILURE! Though I do it frequently! : )

Its 24 days to Boston! THREE DAYS UNTIL IT’S TIME TO TAPER! Tapering is an art that I NEVER got right consistently. I would get it right for a marathon or 2 and then lose the recipe! While many will tell you training is 90% of marathon success and I agree, but I feel tapering is the other 90%! A good and proper taper can make up for a lot of training mistakes! Good training can make up for a lot of race day mistakes! I came to where I gave up on tapering and just kept a fairly normal training plan with 2 days of complete rest before the marathon or ultra.

If you have a favorite taper plan please share it with us!

SEVEN MARATHONS ON SEVEN CONTINENTS IN SEVEN DAYS – Michael Wardian Tells How He Shattered the World Marathon Challenge Time Record. Wardian is a past POCONO RUN FOR THE RED MARATHON WINNER!

http://running.competitor.com/2017/01/news/michael-wardian-shatters-world-marathon-challenge-time-record_161275

WEEKEND RESULTS
VIRGINIA BEACH – Some of the SLATE BELT CREW went to Virginia Beach (Destination Marathon) and found themselves in mild wintry weather the despite southern direction. Lou Camilletti ran the full – 4:36, while Sherwood Altemose ran the half – 1:55! Did I miss anybody Lou?

THIS WEEKEND
MAKE IT A GREAT WEEKEND!

03/25 – TWO RIVERS MARATHON – Half & full – http://tworiversmarathon.com/?RL=1
03/26 – SYRACUSE HALF MARATHON – http://www.syracusehalf.com/
03/26 – TWO RIVERS MARATHON – Half & full – http://tworiversmarathon.com/?RL=1

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

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RAT RACES/EVENTS:

04/01 – KNOWLTON MOVING TOGETHER 5K

04/01 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN – 10M & 5K Runs

04/02 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – plus this REALLY COOL training program!

04/18 – GARDEN SPOT MARATHON – half & full

04/17 – BOSTON

04/23 – ST LUKE’S HALF

04/29 – ST. JUDE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

05/21 – RUN FOR THE RED MARATHON

08/20 – Lehigh Valley Zoo Run Wild for Wildlife Conservation, 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Walk for Wildlife

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – Pumpkin Pie 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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I don’t regret the things I’ve done; I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance… author unknown

A fair number of folks are headed to Syracuse NY for a destination half marathon this coming weekend. I wasn’t there and I haven’t heard an account of how and why they chose Syracuse in mid-March. I can imagine a scenario where one may have said “hey let’s do a destination have marathon somewhere in an exotic location!” Probably another said “there’s a new first year half up in Syracuse, let’s so it!”

I’ve been traveling to upstate NY to camp and fish for 62 years, I began when I was 10 years old. I remember the first time I heard about the Syracuse Orange men and later thinking how appropriate the orange shirts the football team was! I suspected the orange color makes it easier to find their players when a lake effect snow storm hit unexpectedly! Back then they seemed to happen every other day.

Anyhow this would not be the destination chosen by a fair weather crowd for mid-late March! These folks have a very KEEN sense of adventure to choose this event at this time of year. With weather patterns as they have been during recent years they could be running at 70 degree temps or in 70 inches of snow! Please keep these hearty folks (not too bright!) in your prayers! Guys, wear your orange shirts, we want y’all to come back!
You folks are my HEROES!!!

I received notice recently that I didn’t get chosen in the NYC Marathon lottery. First sentence reads you didn’t get picked. Second sentence reads BUT you can BUY your way in through one of OUR charities. In a way buying my way in is tempting but at this stage of life I’m saving my money just in case I don’t get chosen in the Heaven Lottery because I will try to buy my way in there!

THIS WEEKEND
03/26 – SYRACUSE HALF MARATHON – http://www.syracusehalf.com/

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RAT RACES/EVENTS:

04/01 – KNOWLTON MOVING TOGETHER 5K

04/01 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN – 10M & 5K Runs

04/02 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – plus this REALLY COOL training program!

04/17 – BOSTON

04/23 – ST LUKE’S HALF

04/29 – ST. JUDE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

05/21 – RUN FOR THE RED MARATHON

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – Pumpkin Pie 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it.
Jimmy Dean

HAPPY ST.PATRICK’S DAY!

So your tired, too tired to run. You didn’t sleep well, there’s no way you can run this morning! It’s too hot/cold! Orrrr, you’ve had a hard day nothing has gone right, there is no way you can run tonight! HOW DO YOU KNOW!??? WITHOUT TRYING!

Give yourself a chance to be the VERY best you can be! Pick yourself and get out the door! You’ll be glad you did! Every mile and every minute counts as you progress into being the athlete you dream to be!

RESULTS
NEW HOLLAND BIKE RACE 50MILE – New Holland, PA no results on the website. Did anybody do this?

THIS WEEKEND
My favorite activity! TRAININNG! Let’s bring it!

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

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RAT RACES/EVENTS:

04/01 – KNOWLTON MOVING TOGETHER 5K

04/01 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN – 10M & 5K Runs

04/02 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – plus this REALLY COOL training program!

04/17 – BOSTON

04/23 – ST LUKE’S HALF

04/29 – ST. JUDE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

05/21 – RUN FOR THE RED MARATHON

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – Pumpkin Pie 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
-George S. Patton, Jr.

FROM BILL GAA:
Mr. President–
You probably already saw this, but the death of a GREAT guy.
I remember seeing Ed in Middletown at the Classic through the year. He was also so cheerful and happy.
Be careful out running in the snow!

http://runningmagazine.ca/ed-whitlock-dies-at-86/

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“A runner must run with dreams in his heart.” – Emil Zatopek

VERY COOL NEWS:
Stephanie Feely ran her first half marathon in the Run for the Red last year; I had the privilege of guiding her as she is blind. Stephanie is a Red Cross Volunteer and she works in the Salvation Army store. This year she is coming back to run the full marathon and she will be guided by Ernest Roundtree.

Please join me in prayer and kind thoughts for their combined success!

Boston is 37 days away.

FROM RALPH BENDER, MBA, CFP®
Years ago, during my regular visits to my hometown of Stroudsburg, PA, mom got me connected with a local fitness group dubbed the “Mill Rats”. They meet every morning at the American Ribbon factory to begin their group runs, or walks or rides.

These people are amazing in their dedication to fitness at all levels. Most of my races are run with or encouraged by people connected to the group. Frank Brown is the runner closest to me in almost every facet of running. We’re the same age and over the years we’ve always finished races within a few places of each other.

As I mentioned in previous running updates, my mileage volume dropped for a variety of reasons. Conversely, Frank is running better than ever. At last year’s hometown Run for The Red Marathon, he finished first in our age group in 3:15, a pace of 7:28 minutes per mile.

Now Frank has a realistic goal to accomplish something I’d wanted for myself, but my relative lethargy prohibits. Frank hopes to achieve a top-ten age-group finish in the 2017 Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 17. To be truthful, I wanted to win the age-group, but Frank’s expressed goal is doable.

It’s been eight years since my only Boston Marathon race, and it was one of my finest racing accomplishments. I ran the event as a team member of presenting sponsor John Hancock. They took good care of me throughout the event, and I believe they’ll do the same for Frank, as he accepted their invitation to run with this year’s Team Hancock.

Age-groupings typically span five year periods, and this year Frank (and me) are the youngest members of our current age group. At our age, five years is starting to make a big difference in

RESULTS
03/04 – QUAKERTOWN ROTARY
4 MILE
33 38:51 392 MCDONALD ROBERT M 79 1st M 70 PLUS (man oh man, look at that time!!!)

10 MILE
13 1: 10:57 9 BROWN FRANK 60 M 1ST M60-64
37 1: 21:08 2 ARNDT LARA 32 F 2ND F30-34 50 1: 25:57 58 LENNOX DEBBIE 41 F

RUN FOR THE COOKIES 10K
41 7 Lara Arndt F31-33 47:10.70 7:36
49 532 Lee Miller M55-57 48:24.63 7:48
90 112 David Rehrig M43-45 52:10.24 8:24
128 545 Jim Rehrig M70-74 57:01.55 9:11
Run for the Cookies is a fairly tough course. A favorite moment of mine running it was the year after running up and down the dirt mound that is half way I got into a conversation with a young man who was struggling a bit. I offered some encouraging words to which he responded “you’ve run this before?” I replied “yes” to which he shouted out “why would you run it again?”

THINGS OF POSSIBLE INTEREST:

http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/go-outside/new-running-record-40-years-sub-three-hour-marathons/

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/07/iaaf-investigation-concerns-springs-running-shoes-marathon

THIS WEEKEND
03/12 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!

03/12 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER WINTER SERIES

03/12 – FROM LEHIGH VALLEY ROAD RUNNERS – THE ICESCRAPER –

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

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RAT RACES/EVENTS:

4/1 – Knowlton Moving Together 5K

04/01 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN – 10M & 5K Runs

04/02 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – plus this REALLY COOL training program!

04/17 – BOSTON

04/23 – ST LUKE’S HALF

04/29 – ST. JUDE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

05/21 – RUN FOR THE RED MARATHON

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/23 – Pumpkin Pie 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:

04/15 – NEW HOLLAND BIKE RACE 50MILE – New Holland, PA

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance-you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet.
-Doris Brown Heritage

There’s a lot of training excitement ‘round the mill and elsewhere! I got to trot about a half mile with Frank Brown Sunday, he’s REALLY excited about running Boston. His plan is to run an all-time PR in Boston which would be below 3:09 which is the time he ran about 10 years ago in the Pocono Marathon. Last year he ran 3:15 in the Pocono marathon but this year he is 10 lbs. lighter and his training has been awesome.

48 days to Boston
12 weeks to RFR

FROM STEVE MIKELS – I guess we aren’t the only people that like WaWa!

http://www.businessinsider.com/wawa-convenience-store-gas-station-locations-history-cult-like-following-fans-2017-2

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND
03/04 – QUAKERTOWN ROTARY 4 MILE & 10 MILE – http://pretzelcitysports.com/userfiles/file/12%20quakertown%20rotary%20app.pdf
03/05 – 50K CHAMPIONSHIP & GLIRC 25K RUN – Caumsett Park NY
Please join us for the Caumsett Park USATF 50K Championship and GLIRC 25K Run on Sunday, March 5th!
50K starts at 8:30am
25K starts at 8:35am

http://files.constantcontact.com/7e024829001/06a10f2e-e3c2-4be2-a833-ef812232a033.pdf

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

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RAT RACES/EVENTS:

03/03 – QUAKERTOWN ROTARY 4 MILE & 10 MILE – http://pretzelcitysports.com/userfiles/file/12%20quakertown%20rotary%20app.pdf

03/12 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER WINTER SERIES – http://www.pagodapacers.com/

03/12 – LEHIGH VALLEY ROAD RUNNERS – THE ICESCRAPER – http://lvrr.org

03/26 – SYRACUSE HALF MARATHON – http://www.syracusehalf.com/

04/01 – KNOWLTON MOVING TOGETHER 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-moving-together-5k-run-walk-and-fun-run-2017?int=

04/01 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN – 10M & 5K Runs

04/02 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – plus this REALLY COOL training program! – https://runsignup.com/scrantonhalftraining

04/17 – BOSTON – http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon.aspx

04/23 – ST LUKE’S HALF – www.stlukeshalfmarathon.com

04/29 – ST. JUDE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL – REGISTER TODAY – http://www.runrocknroll.com/

05/21 – RUN FOR THE RED MARATHON – http://poconomarathon.org/

06/17 – THE GREAT NEW YORK 100 KM & 100 MILE RUNNING EXPOSITION – TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK CITY, 47TH ST./BROADWAY

http://www.tgny100.com/

10/08 – STEAMTOWN – http://steamtownmarathon.com/

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON – http://ymcarun.com/?gclid=CKWliNvm0NECFYaCswodctoGEw

11/23 – Pumpkin Pie 5k – Nazareth YMCA – http://www.nazarethymca.org/5k/index.html
12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551 – wdg2001@gmail.com

RAT TRI’S:

04/15 – NEW HOLLAND BIKE RACE 50MILE – New Holland, PA – http://www.newhollandbicyclerace.com/

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon – https://www.piranha-sports.com/

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race – http://philadelphiainternationalcyclingclassic.com/

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack – www.tri2evolve.com/events/wally-man-tri

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – http://www.newhollandbicyclerace.com/

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park – http://hazyracing.weebly.com/course-maps.html

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ – www.cgiracing.com

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA http://rev3tri.com/pocono-mountains/

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County – http://www.thenightmaretour.com/

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon – http://www.steelmantriathlon.com/

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown – www.lehighwheelmen.org

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ – www.wwchallenge.com

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem – http://www.morningstarrotary.org/events/5k/

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve – http://www.rivertownrace.com/the-chilli-challenge/

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA – http://www.adamstowndirtydozenhillclimb.com/

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA – http://www.newhollandbicyclerace.com/

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack – http://www.lacawac.org/lake-to-lake-8k-trail-run.html

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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“Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people.” – David Sarnoff,

COWABONGA! Football is over for a few months! It happens every year, but it still catches me off guard and unprepared! What fishing video will I watch as I spin, or elliptical, or run on my treadmill!?

Saturday night the NYRR Millrose Games were on TV and they were REALLY exciting and inspiring! The competition is soooo exciting! After watching this event I had a hard time sleeping, I couldn’t wait for Sunday morning to try running!

So I ran what I could Sunday morning and soon it was afternoon and time for some leisurely spinning and now I must decide what am I going to watch on TV while I spin? I’m flipping through the channels and I come across women’s beach volley ball. These women are very athletic and they really give their all to the competition! I found myself thinking if only think that if they could overcome their modesty problems and decrease the size their uniforms their fan base will surely increase dramatically!

Soon the volley ball is finished, now comes the Crossfit Games. Again the show is the women’s division. This is especially interesting to me as several of our local runner girls have switched their fitness programs primarily to crossfit! The competition amongst these women is fierce! They’re athleticism is obvious, their struggling to the point of complete failure had me pumped and working much harder than I planned.

In the end the difference between winners and losers is their level of talent and their level of commitment to training and competition! Some appear to simply refuse to finish second! As far as Mr. Sarnoff’s statement is concerned I disagree with greatly. I feel competition may reveal flaws in some people’s character while in a far greater amount of people competition enhances their character! I believe competition can and does bring the very best out of people! Some of the best competitions in our fitness community are also the most supportive uplifting people I know!

RUNNERS KNEE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHQBXSoks08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RuUq411v3Y

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND
02/19 – FROM LEHIGH VALLEY ROAD RUNNERS – THE ICESCRAPER – http://lvrr.org

02/19 – National Run at the Mill Day!

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.
There is zero on the Pocono Area Running Club website calendar???

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RAT RACES/EVENTS:

SHIVER BY THE RIVER WINTER SERIES – http://www.pagodapacers.com/
03/12

FROM LEHIGH VALLEY ROAD RUNNERS – THE ICESCRAPER – http://lvrr.org
02/19
03/12

4/1 – Knowlton Moving Together 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-moving-together-5k-run-walk-and-fun-run-2017?int=

04/01 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN – 10M & 5K Runs
From Rod – you may not really need to be a complete fool but being a little crazy helps!

04/02 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – plus this REALLY COOL training program! – https://runsignup.com/scrantonhalftraining

04/17 – BOSTON – http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon.aspx

04/23 – ST LUKE’S HALF – www.stlukeshalfmarathon.com

04/29 – ST. JUDE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL – REGISTER TODAY – http://www.runrocknroll.com/

05/21 – RUN FOR THE RED MARATHON – http://poconomarathon.org/

06/17 – THE GREAT NEW YORK 100 KM & 100 MILE RUNNING EXPOSITION – TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK CITY, 47TH ST./BROADWAY

http://www.tgny100.com/

10/08 – STEAMTOWN – http://steamtownmarathon.com/

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON – http://ymcarun.com/?gclid=CKWliNvm0NECFYaCswodctoGEw

11/23 – Pumpkin Pie 5k – Nazareth YMCA – http://www.nazarethymca.org/5k/index.html
12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551 – wdg2001@gmail.com

RAT TRI’S:

04/15 – NEW HOLLAND BIKE RACE 50MILE – New Holland, PA – http://www.newhollandbicyclerace.com/

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon – https://www.piranha-sports.com/

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race – http://philadelphiainternationalcyclingclassic.com/

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack – www.tri2evolve.com/events/wally-man-tri

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – http://www.newhollandbicyclerace.com/

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park – http://hazyracing.weebly.com/course-maps.html

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ – www.cgiracing.com

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA http://rev3tri.com/pocono-mountains/

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County – http://www.thenightmaretour.com/

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon – http://www.steelmantriathlon.com/

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown – www.lehighwheelmen.org

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ – www.wwchallenge.com

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem – http://www.morningstarrotary.org/events/5k/

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve – http://www.rivertownrace.com/the-chilli-challenge/

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA – http://www.adamstowndirtydozenhillclimb.com/

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA – http://www.newhollandbicyclerace.com/

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack – http://www.lacawac.org/lake-to-lake-8k-trail-run.html

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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stuff ‘round the mill
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY
Valentine’s Day is a religious tradition for some while for others it’s simple one more excellent reason to lavish your sweetie with CHOCOLATE treats. Whatever your reason get in a GOOD run and CELEBRATE your day and life! And if you don’t have a sweetie have a double dose of chocolate goodness for yourself! YOU DESERVE IT!

FROM DEBBIE LENNOX:
4/1 – Knowlton Moving Together 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-moving-together-5k-run-walk-and-fun-run-2017?int=

Every so often you will hear someone use the term “real runner”. I HATE that term with a passion! As far as I’m concerned if you lace up some running shoes or strap on some prosthetics and give running your best try you are a real runner! You may not run fast and you may not run far but if you heart and soul you love to run you are a “REAL RUNNER!” I was blessed to run with Don McNelly in several marathons, perhaps you did also and may not have known it. This man was the epitome of a “REAL RUNNER”:
Don McNelly

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/09/don-mcnelly-whose-passion-running-led-744-marathons-dies-96/97726204/

RESULTS
02/12 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER WINTER SERIES – http://www.pagodapacers.com/
5K – 77 27:03 3387 REHRIG JIM NAZARETH PA M 73
10K – 34 48:11 3338 MILLER LEE BANGOR PA M 58

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND
02/19 – FROM LEHIGH VALLEY ROAD RUNNERS – THE ICESCRAPER – http://lvrr.org

02/19 – National Run at the Mill Day!

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.
There is zero on the Pocono Area Running Club website calendar???

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

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RAT RACES/EVENTS:

SHIVER BY THE RIVER WINTER SERIES – http://www.pagodapacers.com/
03/12

FROM LEHIGH VALLEY ROAD RUNNERS – THE ICESCRAPER – http://lvrr.org
02/19
03/12

4/1 – Knowlton Moving Together 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-moving-together-5k-run-walk-and-fun-run-2017?int=

04/01 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN – 10M & 5K Runs
From Rod – you may not really need to be a complete fool but being a little crazy helps!

04/02 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – plus this REALLY COOL training program! – https://runsignup.com/scrantonhalftraining

04/17 – BOSTON – http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon.aspx

04/23 – ST LUKE’S HALF – www.stlukeshalfmarathon.com

04/29 – ST. JUDE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL – REGISTER TODAY – http://www.runrocknroll.com/

05/21 – RUN FOR THE RED MARATHON – http://poconomarathon.org/

06/17 – THE GREAT NEW YORK 100 KM & 100 MILE RUNNING EXPOSITION – TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK CITY, 47TH ST./BROADWAY

http://www.tgny100.com/

10/08 – STEAMTOWN – http://steamtownmarathon.com/

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON – http://ymcarun.com/?gclid=CKWliNvm0NECFYaCswodctoGEw

11/23 – Pumpkin Pie 5k – Nazareth YMCA – http://www.nazarethymca.org/5k/index.html
12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551 – wdg2001@gmail.com

RAT TRI’S:

04/15 – NEW HOLLAND BIKE RACE 50MILE – New Holland, PA – http://www.newhollandbicyclerace.com/

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon – https://www.piranha-sports.com/

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race – http://philadelphiainternationalcyclingclassic.com/

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack – www.tri2evolve.com/events/wally-man-tri

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – http://www.newhollandbicyclerace.com/

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park – http://hazyracing.weebly.com/course-maps.html

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ – www.cgiracing.com

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA http://rev3tri.com/pocono-mountains/

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County – http://www.thenightmaretour.com/

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon – http://www.steelmantriathlon.com/

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown – www.lehighwheelmen.org

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ – www.wwchallenge.com

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem – http://www.morningstarrotary.org/events/5k/

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve – http://www.rivertownrace.com/the-chilli-challenge/

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA – http://www.adamstowndirtydozenhillclimb.com/

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA – http://www.newhollandbicyclerace.com/

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack – http://www.lacawac.org/lake-to-lake-8k-trail-run.html

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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stuff ‘round the mill
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein

Einstein came up with many good metaphors for life! We must keep our balance, we must keep moving…forward not backward!

One of the favorite procedures in cycling for long and fast distances is drafting or slipstreaming. In some events like Ironman competition drafting on the bike is not legal because it gives those behind the leader a BIG advantage. The irony is it is legal to draft in the swim and on the run. In either case those behind the leaders find less resistance and can keep the pace with the leaders much more easily.

When drafting is practiced fairly the leader after absorbing the resistance gets to fall to the back and take advantage of the draft while another moves up and takes on the role of breaking through and moving forward.

The same could be applied to a community. If the community wishes to remain in a union every so often a new someone or perhaps a group of new someone’s must step to the front to do the hard work, to absorb the resistance. The ideal person or group is hopefully not looking to only enhance themselves, or to change the direction, but to absorb the resistance unite the effort so the community can continue growing and move forward.

Or…the community can break back into splinter groups and wander aimlessly…

Marathons are getting very expensive! I believe my first marathon in Atlantic City was $30. I believe my first Boston was $50. This year’s NYC is $295. And as big as entry fees have grown they don’t include the travel and assorted expenses. I don’t know if I could afford to run the 6 to 12 marathons per year I once did!

OMG! That’s it! It’s the cost of marathoning that hurts my knee, not the joy filled miles I cherished every step of! (VERY big smile here!)

Here’s a little proposal:
National Run at the Mill Day! 02/19

I have consulted with the powers that be and we are declaring the third Sunday of February to yearly be our National run at the Mill Day! So please join us and bring a friend Sunday February 19 at 7:30 am for a run and fellowship at THE MILL!

You don’t need to buy a membership or receive an invitation to be a Mill Rat. BUT it does help to have a cute tale…

THE SUPERBOWL TAILGATE TROT 10K – dumb me, I can’t find the results on the website. ?? http://lvrr.org/races/superbowl-10k/

THIS WEEKEND
02/12 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER WINTER SERIES – http://www.pagodapacers.com/

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.
There is zero on the Pocono Area Running Club website calendar???

MILL RATS – training and coffee as usual!

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

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RAT RACES/EVENTS:

SHIVER BY THE RIVER WINTER SERIES – http://www.pagodapacers.com/
02/12.
03/12

FROM LEHIGH VALLEY ROAD RUNNERS – THE ICESCRAPER – http://lvrr.org
02/19
03/12

04/01 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN – 10M & 5K Runs
From Rod – you may not really need to be a complete fool but being a little crazy helps!

04/02 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – plus this REALLY COOL training program! – https://runsignup.com/scrantonhalftraining

04/17 – BOSTON – http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon.aspx

04/23 – ST LUKE’S HALF – www.stlukeshalfmarathon.com

04/29 – ST. JUDE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL – REGISTER TODAY – http://www.runrocknroll.com/

05/21 – RUN FOR THE RED MARATHON – http://poconomarathon.org/

06/17 – THE GREAT NEW YORK 100 KM & 100 MILE RUNNING EXPOSITION – TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK CITY, 47TH ST./BROADWAY

http://www.tgny100.com/

10/08 – STEAMTOWN – http://steamtownmarathon.com/

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON – http://ymcarun.com/?gclid=CKWliNvm0NECFYaCswodctoGEw

11/23 – Pumpkin Pie 5k – Nazareth YMCA – http://www.nazarethymca.org/5k/index.html
12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551 – wdg2001@gmail.com

RAT TRI’S:

04/15 – NEW HOLLAND BIKE RACE 50MILE – New Holland, PA – http://www.newhollandbicyclerace.com/

06/04 – INDEPENDENCE TRI – Lake Nockamixon – https://www.piranha-sports.com/

06/04 – Philly Int’l Classic – Pro/Am bike race – http://philadelphiainternationalcyclingclassic.com/

06/11 – WallyMan Tri - Lake Wallenpaupack – www.tri2evolve.com/events/wally-man-tri

07/15 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – http://www.newhollandbicyclerace.com/

07/16 – Anthracite Tri – Mauch Chunk Lake Park – http://hazyracing.weebly.com/course-maps.html

07/22 – NJ State Tri – Mercer County Park, NJ – www.cgiracing.com

08/12 – REV3 POCONOS 2017- SPLIT ROCK RESORT Lake Harmony, PA http://rev3tri.com/pocono-mountains/

08/12 – Nightmare Tour – 177 mile bike race – Lancaster County – http://www.thenightmaretour.com/

08/13 – Steelman Tri – Lake Nockamixon – http://www.steelmantriathlon.com/

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown – www.lehighwheelmen.org

09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ – www.wwchallenge.com

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem – http://www.morningstarrotary.org/events/5k/

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve – http://www.rivertownrace.com/the-chilli-challenge/

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA – http://www.adamstowndirtydozenhillclimb.com/

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA – http://www.newhollandbicyclerace.com/

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack – http://www.lacawac.org/lake-to-lake-8k-trail-run.html

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

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