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ME to NB international marathon half, ultra, 10 K & fun run

border crossing page 20

BIKE MAINTENANCE 101 page 17

YOUR GUIDE TO RUNS, RIDES, TRI’S & EVENTS OF ALL SIZES

BOOTHBAY REGION’S HARBORFEST

HALF & 5K TRAIL RUN/WALK page 20

This year’s

HOW TO GET STARTED AS A TRAIL RUNNER

HOTTEST GEAR TRENDS page 10

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2018 FITNESS & EVENT LISTINGS

SPRING 2018

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• Mid-Winter 10 Mile Classic February 3, 2019 • Peaks Island 5 Miler July 28, 2018 • Maine Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay September 20, 2018 • Farm to Farm Ultra Run and Relay October 2018 • Maine Track Club Turkey Trot 50th Anniversary! November 18, 2018

• Portland Sea Dogs Mother’s Day 5K May 13, 2018 • Pat’s Pizza Clam Festival Classic 5 Miler July 21, 2018

Coaching & Training Opportunities • Group Runs • Fun Social Events Website & Newsletter with Run Calendars & Tips from Experts • Yoga Classes Annual Membership Banquet & Awards • Volunteering Opportunities • Active Wear Early Registration Window for Maine Track Club’s Mid-Winter 10 Mile Classic Participation in Race Bib Lotteries for TD Beach to Beacon 10K and Mt. Washington Road Race

- Est. 1979 Maine’s Largest Running Club For more info email mainetrackclub@gmail.com or visit

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aceME sat down with John Rogers, owner of Fleet Feet Sports Maine Running in Portland Maine, and Erin Flatley, Marketing Manager to learn about

trends we can expect to see in running gear this year.

“I see the future of shoe innovations continue to be aided by the latest technology in 3D imaging and scanning. This precise data combined with in-store gait analysis, makes it easier to assess proper sizing based on a person's foot type, individual shape of arches and pressure points. These advanced imaging tools give us more accurate details for measuring gait characteristics from ‘heel strike’ to ‘toe off’ with significant information in real time. In the future, I see more shoe stores having the ability to make customized shoes right in the store.” fit id™ creates a 3D scan of a

takes five seconds to complete and

technology that releases energy

appears on an in-store tablet, allowing

straight back to the runner, making the

the fit specialist to review, discuss

experience so fun they might feel like

observations, and find solutions

running forever.”

together with the individual. Customers

Other shoe companies have their

can get rescanned on future visits so

own proprietary and innovative midsole

Fleet Feet Sports staff can discuss any

material. Nike’s midsole material is

changes in measurements. fit id™ helps

called React, while Saucony’s uses their

create a powerful in-store experience

EVERUN material and New Balance

for customers that is free and they

features Fresh Foam. The technology

can’t get online. The technology also

in the midsole foam is also working

includes a kids’ scanning feature which

toward more resilient and durable

incorporates a gaming element into the

material to last longer over time.

scanning process. Erin is seeing another popular trend in shoe technology, “I see shoe manufacturers being more aggressive with their midsole material and new

person’s feet and provides specific

products are trending toward increasing

measurements including foot width,

the energy return from the shoe back to

length, and arch height. The scan

the person with every stride.” While many other shoe companies are developing their own midsoles in this energy return market, a recent press release from Brooks shoe company sheds some light on it, “Brooks Running is pushing the limits of energy return with the new Levitate

GARMIN 645 WRIST WATCH Enhance your run with the Garmin Forerunner 645 Music GPS watch. Technology is improving for more than running shoes this year. Garmin made this watch with runners in mind, the watch has music streaming, Garmin Pay and heart-rate tracking.

with DNA AMP midsole. The foundation of DNA AMP is a PU foam that naturally expands, returning energy as force is applied.” Carson Caprara, director of global product line management for Brooks Running says, “The Levitate features FIT ID

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our revolutionary new midsole

GARMIN 645 WRIST WATCH

$450

PHOTOS Courtesy of Fleet Feet Sports Maine Running.

Starting with shoe trends, John says,


CONTENTS HOW TO PREVENT IT BAND SYNDROME

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features 6 GETTING BACK ON THE ROAD (&

PREVENTING IT BAND SYNDROME) Anytime after a running hiatus, runners in particular, need to be cognizant of developing overuse injuries as they get back into training.

TURKEY TROT TURNS 50

RACE EVENT SCHEDULES 4 S OUTHERN MAINE 8 PORTLAND AREA 15 CENTRAL MAINE 16 WESTERN MAINE 20 M ID-COAST & DOWNEAST

BE A TRAIL RUNNER

10 GEAR GUIDE 2018

Provides major improvements in shoes and technology

18 HOW TO GET STARTED AS A TRAIL RUNNER

Where to run, what type of gear to use, and some basic trail running skills to help you get started.

20 WORLD CLASS EVENTS

HELD IN THE MID-COAST AND DOWNEAST REGIONS

PUBLISHER Stanley J. Rintz III ART DIRECTOR Larissa Davis GRAPHIC ARTIST Robin Bean Elizabeth Berry MacKenney Kristina Roderick PHOTOGRAPHY Mike Leonard Joe McGurn Kevin Morris OPERATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR Kristina Roderick CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Steve Stearns Jonathan P. Watling, MD Robert Ayotte MEMBER Maine Tourism Association Convention & Visitors Bureau Maine Merchant’s Association Chambers of Commerce Maine Track Club

TO LIST YOUR EVENT OR BUSINESS Stanley J. Rintz 207-671-7230 Portland & Western Maine Ellie Stengel 207-756-3453 Lakes Region & Southern Maine

14 FLOAT YOUR WAY TO RECOVERY

Jim Harnedy 207-255-0170 Downeast Maine

Used by Olympians and pro athletes, float tanks are an amazing tool for recovery.

GEAR GUIDE

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COVER PHOTOS: Runner in Boothbay Harborfest photo by Michael Leonard. Cyclist photo by Kevin Morris


Our knowledgeable and trained associates offer both a static gait analysis on our digital foot scanners and a dynamic gait analysis while watching you walk and run. After determining your biomechanics, our associates will recommend products that ďŹ t you from our selection of top brands and styles. sty Beyond our commitment to help keep you running and walking injury free and comfortable, we are also committed to helping our Maine communities.

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Southern mainE RUN 12TH ANNUAL KITTERY FIRE ASSOCIATION 5K RUN & WALK

May 20th: 12th Annual Kittery Fire Association 5K Run & Walk. Sunday 9:00 AM start, Kids Run at 10 AM. Running and walking along the waterfront in beautiful Coastal Kittery. Awards, raffles, food, and fun for the whole family. All proceeds to benefit the Kittery Fire Association. For more information and to register: WWW.KITTERY5K.COM

YORK HOSPITAL 5K ROAD & CROSS COUNTRY RACE June 2nd: Saturday 8:30 am start at York Hospital. 3.1 miles of scenic York Harbor and York Village. Chip timing. T-shirts to the first 150 registered. Division winner awards. Age 14 and over: $20, Age 13 and Under: $10. Families $45. Register online at WWW.YORKHOSPITAL.COM/5K. Questions: Call York Hospital’s Friendraising Office 207-351-2385.

SOUTH BERWICK STRAWBERRY RUN

June 30th. Certified 5 mile run and 2 mile fun walk the

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events morning of the Strawberry Festival. Race is located at Marshwood Great Works School at 8:00 am. Chip timing, finisher medals, fun raffles and awards. Benefits Rec Camp. Follow on Facebook at WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ STRAWBERRYRUNSOUTHBERWICK. Sign up online WWW.SOUTHBERWICKMAINE. ORG/RECREATION. Email sbrec@ sbmaine.us.

FOUR ON THE 4TH

July 4th: Wednesday 8:00 am start at York High School. 4 miles of Scenic York and York Beach. Professional bib chip timing. Pre-registration mail-in $25.00, Pre-registration on line $27.00 (including fees), Race Day registration $30.00 space permitting. Race limited to 1,200 runners. Overall cash prize and Division winner awards. Free fun run for kids immediately following. York Parks and Recreation Department for registration or information. 207-363-1040. WWW.YORKPARKSANDREC.ORG

21ST EDITION ROAD RACE, KENNEBUNK. 5K RUN/ WALK July 13th: Friday 6:00 PM start. Certified race route through beautiful downtown Kennebunk. Preregister online for discounted rates. All proceeds benefit Kennebunk

Free Library. T-shirt and fabulous goodie bag to first 200 registrants. Free dinner for all registered participants, small fee for others. Live music. Great raffles. Beer & wine garden. FMI: 207-985-2173 or WWW.KENNEBUNKLIBRARY.ORG.

AMIDON FAMILY DENTISTRY YORK DAYS 5K

July 29th: A Seacoast Road Race Series Race. Sunday 8:00 am start at York High School. Professional bib chip timing. 3.1 miles of scenic York and York Beach. Pre-registration mail in $25.00. Pre-registration on line $27.00 (includes fees), Race Day registration $30.00, space permitting. Limited to 1,200 runners. Overall cash prize and Division winner awards. Free fun run for kids immediately following. York Parks and Recreation Department for registration or information 207363-1040, WWW.YORKPARKSANDREC.ORG

TURKEY TROT, YORK

November 24th: Saturday. 11:00 am start at Village Elementary School in York. 3.1 miles of scenic York and York Village. Professional bib chip timing. Pre-registration mail in $20.00, Pre-registration on line $22.00 (includes fees), Race Day Registration $25.00. Donations to York Food Pantry

accepted. T-shirt given to first 200 registrants. Overall and Division Winner awards. York Parks and Recreation Department for registration or information 207-363-1040, WWW.YORKPARKSANDREC.ORG

207-363-1040

BIKE THE 34TH BIKE MS GREAT MAINE GETAWAY

August 11-12th: Taking place at the University of New England (UNE) in Biddeford, one of Maine’s finest coastal town destinations. Mileage options range from 25 miles to 100 miles. Hundreds escape to Maine for the Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway adventure in August. Getaway riders experience Maine when cycling along the southern coastline, sampling a variety of Maine craft beer and feasting on lobster. Seasoned cyclists and novices will enjoy their choice of scenic routes. WWW.BIKEMSMAINE.ORG FACEBOOK.COM/ BIKEMSGREATMAINEGETAWAY


READY FOR THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE? BikeMS takes place in Biddeford, one of Maine’s finest coastal destinations. During this two-day ride, cyclists will experience the beauty of Maine’s southern coastline, including an up close look at “Walkers Point”, the summer home of President George H.W. Bush. Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.

Photos Courtsey of Bike MS

With several distance options, you’ll be treated to priceless views of the Atlantic Ocean as you begin and end your ride Saturday and Sunday. Upon your return, enjoy the festivities with food, music and a massage. The fun continues Saturday evening with an awards ceremony and dinner. On Sunday, enjoy a full breakfast and then head out for another beautiful ride. When you return, top off a great weekend with a Maine lobster at our traditional Lobster Bake. Whether you are an individual rider, part of a team, or a family looking for a destination weekend supporting an important cause, the Great Maine Getaway is the perfect event for you! *Early and on-going treatment with FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contracting the National MS Society at MSNEWENGLAND.ORG or 1.800.344.4867.

BIKE MS

August

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2018

Ready for the ride of a lifetime?

Great Maine Getaway Ride

August 11–12

Start/Finish at University of New England

www.bikemsmaine.org

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Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome &

GETTING

BACK

ON

THE

ROAD PHOTO: Shutterstock

W

hile the most hardy Mainers continue to pound the pavement year round, most of us probably stick to cushioned treadmills in the

gym, or even taking a breather over the winter months. But,

WHAT IS ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME? Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is an overuse injury caused by friction between the Iliotibial Band (on the

whenever it’s time to get back out on the road anytime after

outside of the thigh) and the lateral

a running hiatus, runners in particular, need to be cognizant

femoral condyle (outside portion of

of developing overuse injuries as they get back into training.

the knee). It is most commonly seen in runners, cyclists, and other athletes

By keeping a few key points in mind, athletes can prevent or

who are repetitively flexing and

significantly decrease the severity of these frustrating (and

extending the knee. Pain is usually

sometimes devastating) injuries.

felt in the front/outside portion of the knee and can be extremely debilitating. ITBS accounts for up to 15% of overuse injuries around the knee, and running athletes are at highest risk.

By JONATHAN P. WATLING, MD Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

6 spring 2018


STRETCHING & for your STRENGTHENING IT BAND GLUTE AND HAMSTRING STRENGTHENING

SQUATS

FOAM ROLLER STRETCH

TABLE HANGS

DEADLIFT

INVERTED FOOT SIDE LEG RAISE

WHAT CAUSES ITBS?

On average, 90% of patients engaging in appropriate treatment

extension in your regimen. (i.e.

Common causes for ITBS include a

will have resolution of symptoms

swimming)

rapid increase in either the volume or

within 4-8 weeks. Treatment initially

■■ Allow a rest day once per week.

intensity of running. A prime example

consists of rest, icing, and oral or

■■ Warm up and focus on stretching

is a runner who has not been running

topical NSAIDs. Physical therapy with

before your runs. A foam roller

over the winter and returns at the same

training modification is also a mainstay

can be particularly helpful to

volume as he or she was running the

of treatment. Therapy focuses on

previous season. Poor arch support

stretching of the ITB, lateral fascia,

from running shoes, particularly

and gluteal muscles, deep transverse

arch support from your running

in athletes with a tendency to over

friction massage, strengthening hip

shoes. Change your running shoes

pronate, also places runners at risk.

abductor muscles, and proprioception

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MEDICAL INTERVENTION

exercises to improve neuromuscular

stretch the IT Band. ■■ Make sure you have appropriate

every 300-500 miles. ■■ If you have worsening pain that

coordination. If initial attempts at

comes progressively earlier in

conservative therapy fail to provide

your runs and is not relived by

ITBS is a fairly straightforward

relief, a corticosteroid inject may be

rest, or if you have persistent

diagnosis. However, it is important to

considered.

pain, particularly at night, seek an

see a sports medicine trained physician if you are having persistent pain around the knee that doesn’t respond to simple

TIPS FOR PREVENTING AND RECOGNIZING ITBS

resting. X-rays are typically normal in

■■ Keep a running log. Increase your

athletes with ITBS. MRI can be useful

training intensity/volume by no

in athletes with particularly severe

evaluation with a sports medicine physician.

more than 10% per week.

cases in order to rule out more serious

■■ Consider including cross training

issues that may mimic ITBS including

with an exercise that does not

meniscus tears and stress fractures.

require repetitive knee flexion/

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greater

portland FROM BEACHES TO BREWERIES, Greater Portland area races serve up some of the best competition in Maine. Whether your event is in Portland or nearby, plan time to take in the sights, enjoy local businesses, and experience the outstanding food of this vibrant region.

events RUN MEND THE GAP 10K

July 1: Sunday 8am rain or shine. Register to join the fundraising effort for the Eastern Trail Alliance to help close the trail gap between South Portland and Scarborough! Race start is at the Peterson Field Sports Complex in Scarborough. A Health Expo will be held on June, 30 from 12-5pm at Mend Health of Maine's office at 605 US Route 1, Suite G, Scarborough. FMI: GOMENDHEALTH.COM/RUNNING-EVENT/

Pat's Pizza Clam Festival Classic

Photo Courtesy of Trail to Ale

PAT’S PIZZA CLAM FESTIVAL CLASSIC

July 21: Saturday 8:00AM start for the 37th Annual Five-Mile road race starting and ending on Main Street at Memorial Green in Yarmouth, Maine. Sponsored by Pat’s Pizza and managed by the Maine Track Club. Registrations received by 7/14/2018 are $25/ entry and $30/entry effective 7/15/2018. Great cash prizes for the first male and female Open Division and Masters. For more details on Pat’s Pizza Clam Festival Classic, as well as other Yarmouth Clam Festival road events, please visit CLAMFESTIVAL.COM

PEAKS ISLAND 5 MILER

Photo Courtesy of Polar Bear Dip & Dash

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July 28: This race features amenities for an amazing Maine experience! First, ferry service to a coastal Maine island, then a course surrounded by beautiful water views. A post race Lobster

Bake with the following options; lobster, steak, chicken, vegetarian and children’s meals. Plus Maine’s finest craft beer! There is a kids’ race where all finishers receive a medal at finish line. For the adults, awards given to the top 3 male and female finishers. FMI and to register visit: mainetrackclub.com and click on Race Info.

THE TD BEACH TO BEACON 10K

August 4: The TD Beach to Beacon 10K will take place Aug. 4 along the shores of Cape Elizabeth. Founded by Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson, 2018 marks the 21st running of Maine’s largest road race, featuring top world-class and New England runners in a field of 6,800+. This year the race beneficiary is WinterKids, a nonprofit organization that helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through education and fun, outdoor winter activity. WinterKids will receive a direct donation from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of title sponsor TD Bank, N.A. For more information, visit WWW.BEACH2BEACON.ORG and follow the race on Facebook (WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ TDBANKBEACHTOBEACON10K), Twitter (WWW.TWITTER.COM/ BEACH2BEACON10K) and Instagram (WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/ TDBEACH2BEACON).

PORTLAND TRAIL TO ALE 10K RACE/WALK

September 16: Portland Trails Trail to Ale 10K Race/Walk, 9:00 am start: in its 19th year, this is THE quintessential “Fall in Portland” 10K Race/Walk with a beautiful course on trails along the water and a post-race party that includes beer, pizza, massage, healthy snacks, and a DJ. Proceeds benefit urban greenspaces and trails. WWW. TRAILS.ORG"

THE MAINE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND RELAY PORTLAND September 30: Info and registration: WWW.MAINEMARATHON.COM.

THE FARM TO FARM ULTRA RUN

TBA: Information and registration: FARMTOFARM.WEEBLY. COM

BURN OFF THE TURKEY 5K FUN RUN

November 24: Burn Off the Turkey 5K Fun Run, Gorham. Saturday. Race starts 9 am at Gorham Recreation Dept., 75 South Street. Proceeds support Gorham Athletic Boosters. Long-sleeved T-shirts to first 150 registered. Preregistration before Nov.19th is $20, registration after Nov. 19 is $25. Free Registration for over age 65 (no T-shirt). Race day registration 7:00 - 8:00 am. Overall and Division Winner awards. Free Kids .5 Fun Run around Robie Park at 8:15. Contact Gotham Recreation to register 207-222-1630 or register online until NOV. 19 at WWW.GORHAMREC.COM

POLAR BEAR DIP & DASH

December 31: 5k from Portland’s Back Cove parking lot at 11 AM and ending at East End Beach for dip at noon. Benefits Natural Resources Council of Maine’s work curbing climate change. 5k, polar dip, or both is $30 before November 15th, regular $35. WWW.NRCM.ORG


PHOTO: 45 Annual Turkey Trot November 2013 Credit Don Penta

MAINE TRACK CLUB'S TURKEY TROT 5K

TURNS 50 T

he Maine Track Club Turkey Trot 5K will take place on Sunday, November 18, 2018. This will be the 50th anniversary of the race, making it one of the oldest 5K’s

in the state of Maine.

Dick Goodie founded the race in 1969

in 2013. The race is capped at 1,000

and was the Race Director until handing

registered runners.

it off to the Maine Track Club in 1978.

The USATF certified course starts

The Turkey Trot was inducted into the

at the Cape Elizabeth High School and

Maine Running Hall of Fame in 2014. In

initially runs through the center of Cape

2015, it was the Road Runners Club of

Elizabeth. After leaving the center of

America (RRCA) Eastern Regional 5K

town the course runs downhill and then

Championship and in 2013 was the RRCA

through several neighborhoods before

Maine State 5K Championship. The

heading back uphill to the Cape Elizabeth

Turkey Trot also had the distinction in

Middle School for the finish.

2012 of being the inaugural celebratory 5K of Girls on the Run – Maine. The Turkey Trot has averaged 740 registered runners over the past six years

The course records for the Turkey Trot belong to Ethan Hemphill who ran 15:24 in 2004 and Emily Durgin who ran 16:51 in 2016.

with a peak of 840 registered runners

ABOVE: Dick Goodie Founder and Race

Director from 1969 to 1978. Dick wrote a book about Maine's rich heritage of runners titled: The Maine Quality of Running that was published in 1984. A timeless read for anyone interested in the sport and history of Maine running. Photo credit Photo from Dickie Goodie's book The Maine Quality of Running

[ SEE “TURKEY TROT” PAGE 13]

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RUN CLUB

Below is an example of just two groups where you will be part of a running/walking community that includes experienced coaches who are working out with you and cheering you on! There are several more options through out the year! Our training programs are very social and many participants form great friendships through their fitness journey and the transformations we see from training program participants are just phenomenal. We witness amazing changes in confidence, a passion for fitness developing and reduced health issues.

The Reach The Beacon B2B 10K (6.2 miles) training program is designed for runners and run/walkers looking to improve their running goals beyond a 5K. All participants are suggested to have completed a 5K (training included) prior to the start of this program, and should expect longer runs from about 3-6 miles. The program will take place every Wednesday evening at 5:30pm from May 23rd to August 2nd and costs $175 with a B2B race bib and $125 without a B2B race bib.

RUB CLUB 2018 IS FREE! PORTLAND: 309 Marginal Way The Portland group starts April 3rd and meets Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6pm, Saturdays at 9am (after June 9th – 8am) BRUNSWICK: 89 Maine Street The Brunswick group starts April 2rd and meets Mondays & Wednesdays at 6pm, Saturdays at 8am

PHOTOS Courtesy of Fleet Feet Sports Maine Running.

At Fleet Feet Maine Running we have a variety of training programs catered to your current fitness level as a part of our "Running Club". Your experience level does not matter, whether you are not currently active or are a seasoned runner we have a training program that will help you meet your goals, needs and be at your ability level.

Notable Features

with your watch, so you can

■■ On-device music storage

leave your cash and cards at

lets you run with your favorite tunes; download up

home ■■ Tracks speed, distance,

to 500 songs and connect

steps and calories burned,

with Bluetooth headphones

heart rate as well as

(not included) for phone-

advanced running dynamics

free listening

including ground contact

■■ Garmin Pay contactless payment solution lets you

time, balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more.

We hope to see you there! Happy Running!

make convenient payments

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Aspire, Perspire and Restore WITH OAKHURST CHOCOLATE LOWFAT MILK

THE ULTIMATE POST-WORKOUT BEVERAGE

I

ntense exercise requires serious recovery. That's why athletes—from the most elite to the everyday—turn to

chocolate milk as part of their recovery routine. And science supports what elite athletes have known for years: Chocolate Lowfat Milk has what it takes to help you

ABOVE: In 1969, 21

runners ran the Cape Elizabeth Turkey Trot. In this photo from 1978 388 runners participated, shown here descending Scott Dyer Hill. Photo credit Photo from Dickie Goodie's book The Maine Quality of Running

RIGHT: Turkey Trot Race

Director since 2012 Bob Ayotte in the middle is bookended by mascots Donna Bisbee and Paul Lewandowski.

recover. So after you’ve worked up a serious sweat, leave carbheavy ‘sports drinks’ behind and replenish and restore

PHOTO: Jenny McCarthy

with Oakhurst chocolate milk. Drink lowfat chocolate milk within about 15-45 minutes after a workout or between multiple exercise events. 16 ounce serving offers the perfect mix of high quality proteins and carbohydrates to build and repair muscles, and water

[“TURKEY TROT” CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9]

The beneficiary of the Turkey Trot is Wayside Food

and electrolytes to replace what you lose through

Programs. Wayside is a major distributor of surplus meals

sweat, preventing dehydration. Oakhurst chocolate

and provider of community meals to those in need in the

milk also boasts plenty of Calcium and Vitamin D to

greater Portland area. Over the past six years the Turkey Trot

build and maintain strong bones and help prevent

has contributed $19,000 and collected 11,500 lbs. of food for

injury. And the sodium and sugar in chocolate milk

Wayside. This is the equivalent of serving 22,000 meals to

help recovering athletes retain water and regain energy

those less fortunate during the holiday season.

post-workout! At Oakhurst, we support active healthy lifestyles –

The race would not be possible without its sponsors. The presenting sponsor of the Turkey Trot is Fleet Feet Maine

and so when you and your kids are finished exercising,

Running. Other race sponsors are Hannaford Supermarket,

remember to reach for Oakhurst Chocolate Lowfat Milk

Target, Poland Springs and Cape Integrated Health.

– a delicious way to replenish and restore. After you’ve

The Turkey Trot is truly a community event as every year

given your all, get it back – with Oakhurst Chocolate

there are two dozen volunteers from Cape Elizabeth High

Lowfat Milk!

School who help with the Kid’s Fun, water station, flagging and finish line water.

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MORE THAN CHOCOLATE MILK,

It’s the ultimate

Recovery Drink.

After they give it all, help them get it back with Oakhurst Chocolate Milk.

• Perfect mix of high-quality proteins and carbohydrates to build and repair muscles

• Water and electrolytes to replace what they lose through sweat • Calcium and Vitamin D to build and maintain strong bones • Nine essential nutrients to keep them on top of their game

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portland area

WHY FLOAT?

stimulation. Float sessions are

well. No longer exclusively

recommended to be around

for research, they became

60-90 minutes. Research

popular with athletes and

If you keep hearing about

over 1,000 pounds of epsom

suggests that around the 45

hippies. Float centers were

this floating thing, it’s for

salt. This solution is warm,

minute mark during a float

predominately located on the

good reasons. Floating

supportive, rich in magnesium

session your body begins

west coast, however sprinkled

is just starting to reach

and allows you to float

to show signs of reduced

throughout the US and Europe

the mainstream, but the

effortlessly on the surface.

cortisol production, reduced

as well. With recent research

concept has been around

The water and air are heated

inflammation, increased

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since the mid 50’s and offers

to the same temperature as

blood flow and dopamine

speed at which information

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your skin (about 94 degrees).

production. It is a truly unique

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grandparents, and even some

sensational boundaries

National Institute of Mental

waking up to the importance

kids are experiencing how this

become blurred. Modern float

Health to study the brain

of a healthy, active lifestyle,

simple practice of floating in

tanks are spacious and often

and it’s response to reduced

many are using floating as

epsom salt can benefit their

equipped with colored lights

stimulation. These studies

another tool in their wellness

health. Floating is used for

and music options for easing

became known as R.E.S.T.

routine. It couples nicely with

muscle recovery, relaxation,

into the sensory reduced

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yoga, meditation, chiropractic,

pain management, rest,

environment. You can choose

Stimulation Therapy)

massage, and acupuncture.

mindfulness and more.

to turn both off and allow

or Sensory Deprivation.

Try it for yourself and see how

your central nervous system

Eventually float tanks were

much better you can feel.

a reprieve from external

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RUN ST. MARY'S COMMIT TO GET FIT CHALLENGE WALK/RUN May 5: Health and wellbeing of our

community are at the center of all we do at St. Mary's Health System. Join us for the 4th Annual 3K walk, 5K walk/ run, 10K and 15K run, starting from the St. Mary’s Medical Building in Auburn. Proceeds from the event benefit the Marguerite d'Youville Fund for the Needy. Register online today and learn more at WWW.STMARYSMAINE.COM/COMMITSIGNUP.

NINTH ANNUAL EMMC CHAMPION THE CURE CHALLENGE August 18: All proceeds benefit local

cancer research at EMMC Cancer Care. Choose from: a 1K, 5K or 10K walk/run, a 25, 50, 75 or 100 mile bike ride or a 58.9 mile motorcycle ride. You can even be a virtual participant! All ages are invited

to participate. Participants are asked to meet minimum fundraising goals. And remember, every penny raised stays right here in our community to support local cancer research! WWW.CTCCHALLENGE. ORG

SAVE YOUR BREATH 5K RUN/ WALK November 4: Doors open at 7am race at 8am. Timed run along scenic Kennebec Rail Trail from Augusta to Hallowell and return. Capitol Park is reserved for the walkers. A children fun run is also available. Prizes for the first 3 men and women, and all children participating in the children’s fun run will receive a medal. FMI contact Deb@freemefromlungcancer.org 207-215-9035

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Ready to trek? THE 34TH ANNUAL TREK ACROSS MAINE will take place on

Father’s Day Weekend - June 15 – 17, 2018. Over the course of 3 days and 180 miles, you will travel from the remarkable western mountain region to the beautiful coast of Maine. You’ll be accompanied by nearly 2,000 cyclists and 700 volunteers in this fully supported charity ride. Join the American Lung Association as we save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease!

2 DAY OPTION AVAILABLE - JUNE 16 & 17, 2018 Starting at Colby College, this 102 mile route option offers the fun of the Trek with shorter mileage and a lower fundraising minimum.

NEW 1 DAY OPTION AVAILABLE - JUNE 17, 2018 Ride from Colby College to the finish line in Belfast with the Trek Across Maine. This one day option offers 56 miles of beautiful Maine scenery and the camaraderie of the full Trek experience. For more information or to register, please visit BIKETREKNEWENGLAND.ORG or email TREKACROSSMAINE@LUNGNE.ORG.

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MAINTENANCE 101 Depending on how many

labor costs can run $150-

miles you ride and how well

$225. Shops can gauge the

you keep your bike clean

wear of a chain that runs

there is a certain budget

along the drivetrain as well

you should keep in mind

as the drivetrain itself since

when it comes to service and

a new chain will not run as

part costs at your favorite

it should on worn teeth. This

bike shop. At a minimum, a

preventative maintenance

recreational cyclist should

will save you money because

spend $50-$60 for an annual

if you let a chain wear well

basic tune-up to be sure of

beyond its life expectancy, the

the bikes safety and basic

additional parts bill is going

efficiency. When it comes to

to hurt sooner than it needed

training to race the clock and

to be. There is no set mileage

or your competitors during a

that wears out a chain. Every

weekly group ride, you need

rider is different in their

to regularly replace parts such

pedaling power, shifting

as brake pads and cables/

proficiency and how well they

housing and monitor the

keep their drivetrain clean

wear of your bikes drivetrain

and lubricated. If you budget

(chain, cassette, chainrings,

the appropriate amount to

pulley wheels) to maintain

maintain your bike each year,

its ultimate performance.

you will be on your way to

Eliminate the common

enjoying the sport more and

small issues that come up

costing you less.

over a season and schedule an annual overhaul where

BIKE THE 34TH ANNUAL TREK ACROSS MAINE June 15–17: The 34th Annual Trek Across Maine will take place on Father’s Day Weekend. See Ad and editorial for ride details and new 1 & 2 day options.

ADVENTURE RACE THE AMAZING CHASE SEPTEMBER 22: The Amazing Chase is a team tech adventure race involving a series of challenging team building activities. This adventure involves SMART technology, strategy, finding landmarks, solving clues, trivia, performing tasks, completing physical challenges, and taking photos/videos. In the first event of its kind in Maine, teams will utilize high-tech Apple iPads and experience video, photo, and audio clues as well as multi-media trivia. The entire event will be produced into a feature video for all teams to enjoy! YOUR GOAL Earn the most points AND return to the finish line before your competition to win fabulous team and individual prizes! FMI and to Register go to: AMAZINGCHASESEBAGO.COM

RUN RUN AROUND THE OTTER PONDS 5K October 14th: Run Around the Otter Ponds 5K, Standish. Sunday. Kids Fun Run 9 am, 5K Run/Walk 10 am. Running and walking on the Portland Water District’s Otter Ponds Trails in Standish. Awards presented to winners. All proceeds to benefit the Cumberland County Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS). Contact Terry at twchristy@roadrunner.com for more information.

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How to get started as a

TRAIL RUNNER By STEVE STEARNS

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rail running provides all of the health benefits of traditional road running and more while connecting you with nature. Getting started as a trail runner is

easy. You need to know where to run, what type of gear to use and some basic trail running skills. In this article I’ll review the very basics you need to get started as a trail runner.

heel and ankle. These trail running shoes also feature thick tread with a pattern well spaced to distribute mud,sand and other loose surfaces. For smooth, hard packed, dirt trails a lighter, flexible trail running shoe with good cushioning is a great choice. If you’re just getting started and run for recreation, a good rugged shoe

WHERE TO RUN

like the ASICS Women’s Gel-Kahana 6 check on-line and look for local parks,

Trail Running Shoe or the ASICS Men’s

The great thing about trail running is

fire trails, ATV and hiking trails. Check

Kahana 6 Trail Running Shoe is an

that it can be done anywhere, on any

with local clubs or try the excellent trail

excellent choice. I have been running

trail. Trails will vary from wide carriage

by state database at the ATRA American

on Asics for years and, for my foot,

trails to very narrow fun and twisty

Trail Running Association.

nothing is better.

animal paths. To find trails in your area

GEAR Shoes

top, loose comfortable shorts, and breathable socks to stay cool and

make all the difference. You wouldn’t

dry. For colder running, add gloves,

use your cross country boots with your

hats, thermal compression pants and

downhill skis and you shouldn’t use

other protection. Be sure everything

your road shoes on the trail.

is breathable because even when it’s

Trail running shoes are specifically

cooler you’ll work up some good body

designed for rugged terrain and they

heat.

shoes made for the road. Shoes for the trail fall in two main categories: light

BASIC SKILLS

shoes for racing, sturdy and rugged

Walking

shoes for the more recreational runner.

The right mind set about trail running

Knowing how you’ll be running and the

helps you enjoy the sport. Trail running

type of terrain you’ll be tackling will

is like life, it’s not a race. Enjoy your

help you determine which shoe is best

time along the way. Think “it’s more

for you.

about the trail and less about the run”

For recreational use or rocky and

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For clothing wear a wicking breathable

In trail running the right shoe can

are significantly different from running

PHOTO Joe McGurn

Clothing

and it’s ok to walk.

uneven trails, a shoe that is sturdy and

Walking for the first few minutes

rugged is the best choice. These shoes

of every run is a great way to warm up

will have a heavier, beefier chassis with

and get a feel for the terrain. Walking

added protection around the toe box,

when things get more technical is


PHOTO Joe McGurn

smart and an excellent way to ease

Using a longer stride is a common

With some good shoes and basic skills

into trail running. The same is true

mistake road runners make when

you’ll be ready for your first run in no

of up and downhill sections that are

trying trail running for the first time.

time. Get out there and give it a try. I bet

particularly challenging. In fact, many

Focus

you’ll be hooked after your first run.

experts will tell you it’s more efficient to walk, briskly, up a hill than it is to

Trail running requires focus and

run.

attention. Make it a habit to scan

Stride

the trail 8 – 10 feet ahead so you’re

Use a smaller, shorter stride. If you’re

react. The first time you get caught day

converting to trail running from the

dreaming you’re likely to take a tumble.

prepared for obstacles with time to

Steve Stearns is a blogger who writes about health and nutrition. He is interested in fat biking and mountain biking, and lives in Bowdoin.

road your natural tendency may be to take longer strides. On the trail, where

Trail running is an excellent outdoor

you need to make quick, fast moves on

activity that’s fun, exciting and can help

uneven terrain, a shorter stride allows

keep you in great shape. Finding trails is

you to be responsive.

easy and getting started doesn’t require a huge investment in time or money.

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RUN 37TH ANNUAL ROCKY COAST ROAD RACE June 30: 8 AM and consists of a 5K run/walk, 10K run. It is one of Maine's most enjoyable and scenic courses with unequaled panoramic views of the rocky coast traversing a wooden footbridge across the inner harbor. This coincides with the Boothbay Harbor Region’s Annual Windjammer Days. Contact Lisa McIntosh at LMCINTOSH@BRYMCA.ORG 207-633-2855 ext 230

BOOTHBAY REGION HARBORFEST ½ MARATHON & 5K September 2: Challenging and Scenic: Truly a one of its kind in Maine, this course offers miles of water views, from inner harbor, to open ocean, to lakes and tidal rivers. It crosses over two islands and a historic footbridge. It passes by three waterfront parks, (perfect for spectators) and through our waterfront harbor village. A picturesque and iconic coast of Maine experience that will inspire you to crest the hills. An ideal training course, and the perfect race to plan a family vacation. To Register and FMI: BOOTHBAYHARBORFEST.COM

ADVENTURE RACE EAST GRAND ADVENTURE RACE May 12: 20 miles-compass run, mountain bike, climbing wall and paddle (canoe or kayak). Location: East Grand High School, Danforth. Extra challenges may include climbing wall, tough mudder crawl, log rolling, etc. 9 Divisions: High School, Adult, Family, Open, Jr/Sr. (Open division can be a relay team, solo, teams of any size. In short, anything that doesn't fit into the other divisions can compete in the open division. Family division leaves out the biking leg…great for families with younger kids and those not up for the biking leg). Over $1000.00 in student prizes! All racers entered into a drawing for a new Old Town Discovery Canoe and 2-North Maine Woods Family passes valued at $280 each Registration: Pre-registration required. 7:30-8:00am check-in at East Grand High. $20 per person, $30.00 per person the day of the event. Contact: Dave Conley, phone 551-8729, email: DAVE@CANOETHEWILD. COM Download forms on line at WWW.CANOETHEWILD.COM/EAST-GRANDADVENTURE-RACE/ Registration fee includes t-shirt, lunch and awards.

RUN BAY OF FUNDY INTERNATIONAL MARATHON + HALF + 52 ULTRA + 10K + FUN RUN June 24: Canada and the USA: Two countries four events – Marathon, Half Marathon, Ultramarathon, 10K. Plus a Fun Run, running tour of Lubec, Lobster bake, street fair, and more. Run from the most easterly point in the USA through the border into Canada (without stopping) and back. Or just run from Canada into the USA in the half marathon. A not for profit Boston Qualifying event put on by the communities of Campobello Island, New Brunswick and Lubec, Maine, now in it’s sixth year. An event for the discerning runner – all fields capped at 350 runners; no crowds or traffic lights; beautiful scenery, fishing villages and the world’s biggest tides; bald eagles, seals, sometimes whales seen from the course; medals and awards handcrafted by local artists; warm welcoming hospitality. BAYOFFUNDYMARATHON.COM

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2017 Harborfest Photo: Mike Leonard

Bay of Fundy International Marathon + Half + 52K Ultra + 10K + Fun Run

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Bay of Fundy International Marathon Photo: Samuel P. Winch



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