Run on a Scenic Atlanta USATF-Certified Course

Spooktacular Chase: A 5K/10K on a Scenic USATF-Certified Course

The morning sun is still low in the sky, the air is fresh, and you’re making great time under the leafy canopy of a famous southeastern trail. Does this sound like the perfect Atlanta USATF-Certified Course?

If so, then you need to sign up for the Spooktacular Chase! This year’s 10th anniversary race takes place of Saturday, October 13, 2018 and all proceeds will go to the non-profit Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia (VRS), an organization that aids blind and vision-impaired people across 33 counties in north Georgia.

Why ‘Spooktacular Chase’? Since its being held in October, this AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier offers a Halloween theme, with many of the participants, cheering, volunteers and spectators decked out in creative costumes.

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Spooktacular Chase: A Unique AJC Peachtree Road Race Qualifying Race

Spooktacular Chase: A Unique AJC Peachtree Road Race Qualifying Race

The witches and pirates are cheering. Zombies and superheroes are waving. Suddenly, a stream of 600 runners bursts from the lush Silver Comet Trail.

You’re at the Halloween-themed Spooktacular Chase, a 5K/10K like no other. On Saturday, October 13, 2018 in scenic Powder Springs, Georgia, runners will be going for their personal best – and the chance for a coveted early start wave assignment on July 4, 2019.

This AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifying race is being held by Vision Rehabilitation Services (VRS) of Georgia. That means all the money raised from registrants, sponsors and spectators will be going to help blind and vision-impaired people across North Georgia.

So no matter when you cross the finish line, it’s a win for everyone.

The One Race You Really Don’t Want to Miss

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5 Tips to Prepare for Race-Day

Here are 5 simple, yet very valuable tips to help you get ready for the Big Day!

 

  1. Hydrate and fuel yourself. The day before the race, drink plenty of water and choose a dinner with lots of carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol or excessive amounts of caffeine this specific day. Your morning cup of coffee is OK, but not all day.

 

  1. DO NOT wear brand new shoes for the race. Whatever shoes you plan to race in, be sure to wear on your training runs.

 

  1. Have your gear ready and packed before going to bed. Clothes, food/snacks, water should all be packed and ready to go. If you’re using any electronic devices, such as smart phones or mp3 players, make sure they are fully charged.

 

  1. Eat what you normally eat. On the morning of the race, eat foods that you have been consuming prior to [Read More...]

Keep the Momentum Going

Today’s post is about the importance of “Keeping the Momentum Going”. More specifically, it’s about staying motivated throughout the course of your journey. You’re almost there! Stay with it!! One of my favorite analogies on the power of momentum Jim Collins’ Fylwheel Effect, as discussed in his book Good to Great (fantastic read, by the way). Collins uses his Flywheel Effect analogy to demonstrate the necessity of gaining momentum in turning a business from Good to Great – this same concept can be easily applied to health & fitness. Here is an excerpt from his book Good to Great:

“[P]icture a huge, heavy flywheel. It’s a massive, metal disk mounted horizontally on an axle. It’s about 100 feet in diameter, 10 feet thick, and it weighs about 25 tons. That flywheel is your company.

Right now, the flywheel is at a standstill. To get it moving, you make a tremendous effort. You push with all your might, and finally you get the flywheel [Read More...]

Exercise Nutrition

Exercise NutritionHow far can a car get on an empty tank? Not very far! (Unless, of course, it’s a standard sitting at the top of a hill, but good luck getting it back up there!!)

Here’s another: Any idea what happens when you pump a Prius full of diesel fuel? Me neither, but I can tell you one thing that won’t happen: The Prius won’t perform the way it was built to.

These two analogies should run through your mind every time you think about food, especially now that [Read More...]

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