to race? Three dozen races on this summer calendar
ME A MAP: Three dozen routes for running, biking
or hiking in Rock Hill
Colaizzo column, with frightening account of runner
hit by car
summer trail run series to the north
Herald Record running column
much to cover with Mike Barnow
County Classic results
Memory of Dr. Schenker
now for the Boilermaker
dog attacks while running
most comprehensive database of cycling routes
of the Marathon" merchandise
with the Record Online
track series in Dutchess County
your running stride
City Marathon 2009
Fats in the Cats Bicycle Club
Five-part series on runner's knee
on the trail of a race
you see the Summer
Solstice Run pop up on the calendar, it's time for
the series runs of the summer. And for those of us who
hate running in the morning, there are plenty of weeknight
races to keep you hopping.
begin in the Gunks. The New Paltz Summer Cross Country
Series begins on July 6 with the popular "Undercliff/Overcliff"
race. What a great remedy for a Monday! If you can ignore
the views from the cliff, you are a better runner than
I. I think it was David Goodman who first told me about
this race, and I have been back almost every year since.
The courses are not easy, but that has never affected
the turnout. But let's face it: all you need for a great
summer running series is a halfway decent trail and watermelon.
You must have watermelon.
Albany Running Exchange has decided the best way to handle
trail series is to overdose on them. They have been dedicating
each Thursday evening to trail runs since May 28. This,
coming from the group that brought us the Hairy Gorilla
Half Marathon, looks like a great time, with or without
Kingston Summer Cross Country Series makes a return to
Williams Lake this year. The Williams Lake races were
the heyday for this series, and we are heading back. This
will probably be you only chance to run through a cave
this year, so you better grab it. Grab a piece of watermelon
those who like a flat, even surface, why not bring the
whole family to the Twilight Summer Track Series at the
Union Vale Middle School in Lagrangeville. It's just like
a high school track meet, except the parents are allowed
(and expected) to compete too. Show up, stretch out, and
listen for the megaphone. This is how running addicts
spend their Friday nights.
let's review your summer running week: Start at the New
Paltz Trail Series on Monday, rest those weary legs on
Tuesday, bop down to the Kingston Trail Series by 6:30
on Wednesday night, try and figure out where the Albany
Running Exchange crazies are on Thursdays night and then
try to get there, and then it's down to Dutchess County
on Friday night for some leisurely 200-meter sprints.
That should get your legs warmed up for a Saturday morning
5K, and you can take your pick of those this summer too.