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THE RIGHT BIKE FIT page 8
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MAINE & NEW HAMPSHIRE’S GUIDE TO RUNS, RIDES, TRI’S & EVENTS OF ALL SIZES
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8 BIKE FIT
The quest for comfort and performance BY JARED BUZZELL
12 MAINE BREW GUIDE
— The New Kids on the Block: Maine Welcomes New Breweries with Open Arms — Cooking with Maine Craft Beer
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THE RIGHT BIKE FIT
22 THIS YEAR’S GEAR TRENDS
It all about shoes and body maintenance tools for injury prevention COVER PHOTOS: by Kevin Morris
Biddeford native Carly Dion runs on cliffs at Fort Williams overlooking Casco Bay in Cape Elizabeth
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Checking for Chronic Injury BY DR. MITCH VANCE
32 ONE TOUGH MUDDER
Join the Tough Mudder movement. BY JEFF MCANINCH
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19th Edition Road Race Kennebunk Maine, July 8th
Southern maine & new hampshire
RUN 1791 TRAIL RUN 5K AT BERWICK ACADEMY
May 14: Berwick Academy Athletic Center, 31 Academy Street, South Berwick. Saturday 9:00am start. Raced on our challenging, certified cross-country course located on the Berwick Academy campus. All race proceeds benefit the Berwick Academy Athletics Boosters. Register: WWW.LIGHTBOXREG.COM/ BERWICKTRAILRUN
10TH ANNUAL KITTERY FIRE ASSOCIATION 5K RUN & WALK
May 22: Sunday 9:00am start, Kids Run at 10am. 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. WWW.KITTERY5K.COM
YORK HOSPITAL 5K ROAD & CROSS COUNTRY RACE June 4: Saturday 8:30am 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. 207-351-2385 WWW.YORKHOSPITAL.COM/5K
9TH ANNUAL KENNEBUNK BEACH CLASSIC
June 5: Kennebunk. 5K Run & 5K Fun Walk. Sunday 9:30am. Certified, Fast, Scenic, Oceanside course. Cash prizes top 3 overall/male female for run. Free t-shirts to the first 200 pre-registered by May 1. Discounted rates for Juniors (12 and under) and Seniors (65+). 207-967-8514 WWW.KENNEBUNKBEACHCLASSIC.COM
SOUTH BERWICK STRAWBERRY RUN
June 25: Certified 5 mile run and 2 mile fun walk the morning of the Strawberry Festival. Race located at South Berwick Marshwood Great Works School on Academy Street, 8:00am race and GSRS chip timing. Fun raffles and awards. Benefits South Berwick Recreation Summer Day Camp. Sign up online. email@example.com WWW.LIGHTBOXREG.COM/ STRAWBERRY-RUN_2016
FOUR ON THE 4TH
July 4: Monday 8:00am 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
19TH EDITION ROAD RACE
July 8th: Kennebunk. 5K Run/Walk. Friday 6:00pm 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 250 registrants. Free dinner for all registered participants, small fee for others. Live music. Great raffles. Beer & wine garden. 207-985-2173 WWW.KENNEBUNKLIBRARY.ORG
AMIDON FAMILY DENTISTRY 5K
July 24: A Seacoast Road Race Series Race. Sunday 8:00am 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 207-363-1040 WWW.YORKPARKSANDREC.ORG
SEACOAST CANCER 5K
September 25: 5K Run, 5K Walk, Kid’s Fun Run. Join more than 2,000 participants for a morning of family-friendly activities and entertainment benefitting the Seacoast Cancer Center at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. Race through Dover starts at 9:00am at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. Chip timing. Division winner awards. Registration fee includes race shirt / children 12 and under are free. WWW.WDHOSPITAL.COM/ SEACOASTCANCER5K
NEW HAMPSHIRE MARATHON: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MARATHON IN NEW ENGLAND
October 1: Runner’s World voted Best Small-Town Race in 2013! Experience the natural beauty of New Hampshire in this small,
friendly, community oriented marathon. Be a part of the marathon, half marathon, 10K, health walk or kids marathon. Enjoy a pre-race pasta dinner and a craft fair with the marathon exhibition. Register: NHMARATHON.COM firstname.lastname@example.org
OLD ORCHARD BEACH HALF MARATHON & 5K
October 9: 9:00am start at Jimmy The Greeks 250 runners. Includes chip timing, technical shirts, finisher medals, pint glass awards, post race festivities at Jimmy the Greeks. 20% of entries fees to local charities. Half Marathon $60, 5K $30. WWW.OLDORCHARDBEACHHM.COM
November 26: Saturday 11:00am 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
BIKE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION’S KENNEBUNKS TOUR DE CURE
June 12: A one-day cycling event along the beautiful coastline of Southern Maine. The Tour de Cure is a ride, not a race, with route lengths options for cyclists of all ages and levels – 5K, 25K, 50K, 100K, and 100 Mi. WWW.DIABETES.ORG/KENNEBUNKSTOURDECURE
the right BIKE
FIT The quest for comfort and performance Text JARED BUZZELL
PHOTO: Joey Walker
Every body is unique, so even if you have purchased the correct size bike, there are many variables that can be fine tuned to make
ou’re sitting atop your new bike with the excitement of a little kid as you push off and clip in. After a few rides
you notice your low back and knees are sore and you start to regret your new purchase or wonder if this sport is for you. Or maybe you’ve been riding competitively but can’t get to that next level because you just can’t seem to improve upon your power output. In both situations a good bike fit could be the solution to the problem.
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the right size into the right fit. Just as a suit will require tailoring because of various body dimensions, a bike should likewise be tailored to an individual athlete. A properly fitted bike means correct joint position and biomechanics that will maximize comfort, aerodynamics, and performance. Both recreational and competitive cyclist will benefit from a professional bike fit by a certified fitter. The certified bike fitters at OA Performance Center are all physical therapists with a deep understanding of the body, biomechanics, and how to best bike to rider.
Assessment A professional bike fitting begins with a detailed movement, mobility and strength assessment. The information taken from this evaluation is a key component in determining how to best fit the bike to the rider. For example, a hip restriction or
2015 Clam Festival PHOTO courtesy of
impingement may result in a bowing of the leg at the top of the pedal stroke or a compensatory movement through the spine. Such information can cue us that the stance width likely will need to be wider or crank arm shorter to allow for better mechanics and pedal efficiency. Once the physical assessment is complete, the client’s cleats are assessed for baseline measurements, and the rider then takes position and does what they love to do… ride! Unlike some fitting methods, we utilize slow motion video assessment and computer software that allows us to dynamically assess the rider’s posture as they power the bike. To ensure we are evaluating a cyclist’s true position when they ride, a dynamic fitting is critical. By using a dynamic fit, we can truly assess joint angles that might be misrepresented if measurements were taken from static positions. For example, a rider who sits at rest
Jared Buzzel reviewing riding video and comparing body position to the initial measurements. Small adjustments are made and this process is repeated until the ideal fit is in place.
with her heel dropped down, but actually pedals with more of a toe point strategy will have very different knee angles at the bottom of the pedal stroke. From these measurements careful adjustments are made to the bike, and then reassessments are compared to the initial data. Adjustments are made until all the components are in place and the rider is dialed into their ideal position to maximize comfort, power, and aerodynamics.
An example of bringing awareness to the rider in regards to inefficiencies such as hiking the hip or rotating excessively through the pelvis and strategies to improve upon.
Not only do many cyclists report immediate improvements in comfort, there have also been numerous quantitative improvements seen in power output following a fitting. On occasions I’ve seen riders have a 5-10% improvement in their
the right angles The numbers behind the perfect fit When the physical therapists at OA perform a bike fit assessment, precise measurements are taken to help identify the areas needing adjustment.
critical power, which experienced riders will know can take several weeks and even months of hard training to achieve.
Knee pain One side effect of a poorly fitting bicycle is pain. Whether from frame size, cleat position, reach, saddle, saddle height, or a number of other variables, the pain caused by a poorly fitted bike can have long term effects both on and off the bike. Hand and foot numbness, neck, arm, low back, and ankle pain are just a few ailments from which some cyclists suffer. One of the most common complaints we see is knee pain. Although some athletes begin cycling to help their knees, this area is one of the most common cycling injuries. Knee position
A good time trial position consists of a flat back with shoulders directly above or very slightly behind the elbows.
is dictated not only by saddle height, but by saddle fore/aft, cleat position, and the reach. Common fit related issues that involve pain in front of the knee are cranks that are too long, a saddle that is too low or too far forward, and cleats that are too far forward or rotated in a way that doesnâ€™t match the athletes functional biomechanics (picked up in the initial screening process off the bike). Pain on the sides of the knee is typically caused by saddle height, excessive or limited float of the pedal (again this is rider specific), and too wide or narrow of a stance position causing the knees to bow away from, or knock in toward, the bike. Pain behind the knee can be the result of a saddle that is excessively high or too far back thus causing the cyclist to reach excessively at the bottom of the pedal stroke. Even the shape
the spine is a sign the rider is likely not comfortable in the saddle. This can be for various reasons including improper height, fore/aft or simply the wrong saddle selection for his/ her anatomy.
of the saddle can contribute to this if it blocks adequate pelvic position or places the spine in a position where nerves in the spine become irritated and refer pain down the leg.
The right saddle The saddle is one of the most commonly changed parts of a bike because so rarely does a stock saddle fit the rider. A cyclist who is uncomfortable in his/her saddle can be easily identified; usually these riders will demonstrate straight elbows as they push themselves back with a rounded spine in attempts to unload the perianal region. Numb genitals, burning pain,
Knee angles can varies among riders based on physical limitations, however typically fall in the 25-35 degree range; in road geometry, this angle is closer to 20-30 degrees. When pedaling, the knee should track directly in line with the hip and over the foot throughout the entire stroke.
bruised buttocks, saddle sores, and inflamed skin are common problems. Many riders tell me they have just accepted that this is part of the sport. But these are not normal issues and need to be addressed. A good fitting saddle should be comfortable and allow you to maintain a neutral spine position without the need for frequent position changes to unload sore areas. The past 15 years has seen dramatic changes in the saddle design, with models to fit a variety of anatomies. There are even a variety of nose-less designs that work well for many riders, especially those set up in aggressive time trial positions. Saddle choice is extremely individualized and trial and error is the key to finding the saddle
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PHOTO Kevin Morris
that best suits you. At OA, we carry several popular saddles that encourage proper spine angles. During a fitting, a rider will be able to try them out to see which model is best. But before you go searching for saddles, make sure you have a pair of good quality bike shorts that fit correctly (tight with no wrinkles). Chamois lubricant is a good next step if saddle discomfort persists, and is strongly recommended to all riders. Next time you ride, ask yourself if you truly are comfortable on your bike. Chronic nagging injuries that seem to creep up every season, limited gains in performance despite focused training, or finding it hard to sit in one place for an extended length of time are all signs that a fitting will likely benefit you.
Old Orchard Beach Half Marathon & 5K October 9, 2016 9:00 AM Jimmy The Greeks - Old Orchard Beach, ME http://www.oldorchardbeachhm.com
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The certified bike fitters and physical therapists at OA are a local resource that is nationally recognized for their expertise in this area and have helped countless athletes find their ideal biomechanical fit position to maximize comfort and performance. Jared Buzzell is the physical therapy manager at the OA Performance Center in Saco, ME. He joined OA in 2000 and specializes in sports therapy with a special interest in the biomechanics of the endurance athlete. Jared is F.I.S.T. certified through Slowtwitch for bike fitting and combines this methodology, along with his knowledge of physical therapy and how to make biomechanically sound athletes to determine the optimal cycling position that balances comfort, aerodynamics and performance. He is an avid cyclist and triathlete himself and has competed in several races of varying distances including Ironman Lake Placid and the Ironman 70.3 World Championships.
Lone Pine Brewing Company PHOTO: by Benjamin Moore
THE NEW KIDS ON THE
block Maine Welcomes New Breweries with Open Arms Text BENJAMIN MOORE Photographer and Martial Artist who has been blogging about craft beer for 5+ years
his is an exciting time in Maineâ€™s alcohol history. With demand for great quality beer growing, we are seeing new breweries opening in towns that previously had none. Here we highlight
five of the newest kids on the block: the freshman breweries you donâ€™t want to miss. Be sure to check them out and support our local beer.
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Outside Mastlanding PHOTO Benjamin Moore
Fore River Brewing Company
touch to it. The tasting room is
As South Portland’s first
about in local bars around
brewery, Fore River Brewing
Company opened it’s doors
Hansen and John Legassey
Mast Landing Brewing Company
at the helm of the brewing
Mast Landing is located off
process, Fore River currently
of the busy Main Street near
produces 3 beers: Lygonia IPA,
local restaurants like Portland
Timberhitch Irish Red Ale,
Pie Company. It’s Westbrook’s
and John Henry Oatmeal Milk
first and only brewery. As you
Stout. If you find one that
walk through the hallway to
you really like you can take it
the tasting room, you’ll notice
home in a growler.
their gigantic space that I’m
and shared their beer with the world in January. With TJ
Almost everything you
PHOTO: Benjamin Moore
located very close to Portland and open Thursday–Friday. You can find their beer scattered
sure they will easily grow into.
see when you walk into the
As a 2 barrel brewhaus they
brewery is custom made by
brew a few styles including
the owners, out of wood.
my favorite Maine Stay IPA.
From the bar top to the light
They’re known for brewing
fixtures, everything has a
pilot batches of different styles
custom look and personal
like a milk stout.
Bear Bones Beer PHOTO Bear Bones Beer
Dirigo Brewery is set to open soon in Biddeford PHOTO Benjamin Moore
to make the small trek to
Lone Pine Brewing Company
Westbrook to check these
An addition to East Bayside,
Lone Pine Brewing Company
Bear Bones Beer
has the smallest selection
Surprising most with their
an unconventional move,
funky yet drinkable styles,
they released Portland Pale
Bear Bones Brewing is a brand
Ale to the public in bottle
new nano brewery located
and draught a month before
in Lewiston, Maine. The first
the tasting room was open.
time I tried their beer I drank
Portland Pale is a yummy pale
the best Rauchbier Iâ€™ve had to
ale with a light bitterness but
date. It was lightly smokey but
At their current brewing
capacity, they are only open
GREAT LOST BEAR 78 BEERS ON TAP INCLUDING 40 LOCAL FRESH MAINE BEERS
on the weekends. Make sure
balanced enough to drink and enjoy. Bear Bones Beer brews
540 FOREST AVENUE PORTLAND, ME 207-772-0300 www.greatlostbear.com
of beer out of the breweries in production on this list. In
The tasting room is across the street from Urban Farm Fermentory on Anderson
their beer in a thriving area
Street in Portland, Maine. The
of Lewiston that is known for
brewery has plans to regularly
eating and drinking. They offer
have the tasting room open
their craft beer in reusable
in the summer with food
growlers that you can take
trucks and other fun events
happening. A little over a month after the release of Portland Pale
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Black Fly Brewfest JOIN US AT NORTHERN MAINE’S PREMIER BEER FESTIVAL as we celebrate Maine's brewers who are brewing up some of the best beer on the planet and have put our state back on the map! Sample amazing beers, talk to fellow enthusiasts and meet some of the best brewers in the state. VIP session at noon. Delicious craft food will also be available for purchase. Come TASTE THE BITE!!! BREWERY LINE UP (with more to come) Allagash, Banded Horn, Barreled Souls, Baxter, Bigelow, Blank Canvas, Dirigo, Fore River, Foundation, Geaghans, Gneiss, Grittys, Hidden Cove, Lone Pine, Marsh Island, Masons, Monhegan, Oxbow, Penobscot Bay, Rising Tide, Sea Dog, Sebago, Shipyard, SoMe, plus Hidden Spring Winery and Winterport Winery PHOTO: Benjamin Moore
Ale, they released their What What Wheat Ale exclusively to the Empire music venue
Dirigo Brewing Company
in downtown Portland.
Last, but certainly not least is
Recently, Lone Pine made a
Dirigo Brewing Company. This
collaborative beer with Rising
is another brewing company
Tide, Shipyard, Bunker Brewing,
slated to open very soon in
Oxbow Brewing, and Urban
Biddeford. The co-owner and
Farm Fermentory. It was an
head brewer Tom Bull has
English Pale Ale brewed to
been immersed in the brewing
celebrate Portland Trails’
industry in Maine for many
25th anniversary with all the
years. Do you remember Bull
proceeds going back to the
Jagger Brewing Company in
2011? Those delicious lagers
Saturday, May 14th
1:30pm – 5pm
John A. Millar Civic Center
The Blackfly Brewfest is brought to you by the Maine Brewers' Guild and it's partners, Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce, The Thirsty Dawg and Maine Malt House.
were brewed by none other than Mr. Bull. Dirigo started their build out of the brewery in the
The Thirsty Dawg Bottle Shop was established May 2010 in an effort to bring the craft beer movement to Aroostook County. Offering the largest beer and wine selection in the County or north of Bangor for that matter. As one of original organizers of Black Fly Brewfest, the Thirsty Dawg is an enthusiastic supporter of craft beer and local Maine craft beer with 30+ Maine breweries in stock. A must visit if you love great beer!
summer of 2015 in an almost
than lagers this time around.
abandoned mill building in
The plan is to be open before
Biddeford. Since then they have
the summer starts with a
completely transformed their
massive tasting room and
space into something warm
delectable beer to follow. As
and inviting with spectacular
the freshmen breweries go this
views of the waterfall and river.
year, Dirigo is the one I’m most
More Beer Be sure to check out these other great establishments for local brews The Great Lost Bear has
medal at the prestigious 2007
become a Portland institution
Great British Beer Festival. The
since opening in 1979. The
Brew Pubs also have frequently
Bear is located about two miles
won statewide polls as ‘Maine’s
from Portland’s touristy Old
Best Brew Pub,’ ‘Best Maine
Port but well worth the journey
Microbrew,’ and ‘Best Bar.’
across town to the Mysterious
Gritty McDuff’s operates three
Woodford’s Area. The Great Lost
popular brew pubs in Maine.
Bear features an enormous,
Located in Portland, Freeport
eclectic menu with something
and Auburn, the locations draw
for everyone, all served in an
crowds of all ages. Known for
entertaining atmosphere. They
their seasonal and year-round
have added more taps as new
ales, tempting pub fare, and
breweries open throughout the
welcoming atmosphere, Gritty’s
Northeast. Now, with the Craft
pubs have been named an
Beer Revolution in full throttle
Editor’s Pick by Condé Nast
GLB offers 78 beers on tap with
Traveler, highlighted as “a
over 40 from the State of Maine
legend among New England
alone. Come taste some of the
brewpubs” by The Boston Globe,
Does a beer or two after a race hurt my fitness or training?
freshest local beer around at
and cited by Playboy.com as
one of the best bars in America.
Not according to a recent medical study we found on PubMed that states:
Dirigo Brewing will be
producing other types of beer
“After exercise and subsequent water losses, a moderate beer intake (i.e. 1-2 , 12 oz. servings) has no deleterious effects on markers of hydration in average size active individuals.
So enjoy your post race beverage “in moderation” — you’ve earned it! PHOTO: RaceME, 2015 Dynamic Dirt Challenge
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Since its founding in 1988,
Oak Hill Beverage proves
Gritty McDuff’s, Maine’s first
you can get a great selection
brew pub since Prohibition,
of beer and wine outside of
has brewed creative, quality
Portland. Since buying the
beers that have earned awards
store in 2014, owner/proprietor
ranging from repeat First Place
Robert Denton has focused on
wins at the annual Real Ale
increasing the diversity of craft
Festival in Chicago, to a silver
beer and fine wines. In addition
to local options from Maine’s
finest malts and hops to create
best breweries, Denton fills his
25 varieties of craft beer which
shelves with rare beers from
flow directly from our in-house
outside of Maine. They focus on
breweries. Eat, Drink, Relax &
customer service and know a
lot about what they sell. They
At 27 years old, Dan
will help you find something
ease started Rock Harbor
to fit all palates and budgets,
Restaurant on Main Street
and also provide party/event
in Rockland, Maine with the
planning and delivery.
idea of some day making it
The Run of the Mill and The Liberal Cup bring
a brew pub. After 2 years of
the comfortable, inviting
one of Rockland’s favorite pubs,
atmosphere of English style
a brewery in southern Maine
pubs to Maine. Housed by a
decided to close it’s doors.
sprawling mill building in
The opportunity to start a
Saco, ‘The Mill’ offers ample
brewery presented itself and
indoor and (seasonal) outdoor
Dan urchased the equipment
seating with views overlooking
and moved it two hours north
the Saco River and up-and-
and installed it at Rock Harbor
coming mill district. Smaller
in July of 2013. After licensing
and more intimate than its
Rock Harbor Brewing Co., the
southern counterpart, ‘The
brewing began and by October
Cup’ is located in the heart of
the first pints were poured
Hallowell- a vibrant, historic
Since October Dan has made
town. Both feature hand
three different IPAs, an ESB,
crafted beer and home-style
Pale Ale and two stouts. His
food surrounded by distinctive
only previous experience in
architecture and old world
brewing was ten years of home
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charm in rustic brick & mortar
brewing, but through research
structures. Our pub style
and experimenting he has been
menus feature an array of
able to create brews that people
lighter fare, hearty entrees and
at Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery
creative specials made from
growing the restaurant into
fresh, local ingredients. To wash it all down, we use the
ooking with c maine beer Slow Cooker Beer & Beef Stew SERVES 6-8
INGREDIENTS 11/2-2 lbs. beef stew meat 1 medium onion cut into 1-inch chunks 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced 6oz. Can tomato paste 2 T Worcestershire sauce 1 lb. carrots, peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks 4-5 potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 t oregano 1 bay leaf 16 oz. brown ale 2 cups beef broth 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup water 1 cup frozen peas (optional) 1 cup frozen corn (optional)
DIRECTIONS Combine first 11 ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6-7 hours. About 30 minutes before serving mix the flour and the water together in a small dish and pour into slow cooker. This will thicken the stew. Next add your froxen peas and corn. Continue cooking for 30 minutes. Thank you to Kate McCarty of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension which gives Maine residents access to the resources and expertise of the University of Maine. Through educational programs, publications, and events, UMaine Extension delivers unbiased, research-based information to Maine citizens. Recipe by Kathy Savoie, Extension Educator.
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rom 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.
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THE SHIPYARD OLD PORT HALF MARATHON & 5K
july 9 2016
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The Shipyard Old Port Half
cruise ships, oil tankers, and
the largest running event in
overlooking the water. The
Marathon & 5K takes its
freighters. The natural pull of
the state, possibly exceeding
second is situated in another
namesake from Portland,
the Old Port at this time of year
the TDBank Beach-to-Beacon
park with a stage featuring
Maine’s famous Old Port
is so strong that it draws people
10K race by 2017. The Old Port
the band the Fogcutters, a
district and from title sponsor
from around the country
event is part of a new breed
20-piece colossus with 13 horns
Shipyard Brewing Company
and around the world. With
of professionally organized
and 5-piece rhythm section.
Portland’s largest and one of
more than 70% of participants
races with strong community
There’s also amenities like free
the oldest craft beer breweries.
coming from outside Maine,
support. While runners will
pizza, ice cream, personalized
this destination race is unlike
be constantly delighted
race photos and videos. It’s
the courses are distinguished
any other in the state. At
by spectacular views and
no surprise that people return
by sweeping views of the Casco
its current rate of growth of
enthusiastic volunteers they
each year and bring their
Bay with its many islands, sail
adding nearly 1,000 people per
also have a lot to look forward
boats, ferry boats, tug boats,
year the event could become
to after the race. The post-race
here are few places in the country, and only one in Maine, where a
party includes two separate
runner has the opportunity to start a race on a 600' long pier and
beer gardens where runners
then run through a historic working waterfront district.
can receive two free beers. The
Held at peak summertime,
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first is situated in a grassy park
greater porTland events
RUN 11TH ANNUAL SALOMON TRAIL RUNNING FESTIVAL AT PINELAND FARMS
May 28 & 29: This is a two-day extravaganza of trail races, beer drinking, barbeque, potluck salads and desserts, old time music, and fun family events. Held annually on Memorial Day weekend, the current events include seven races; a 10km, 5km, barefoot 5km, canicross 5km, 25km, 50km ultra & 50 mile ultra all on beautiful trails. See Race Spotlight on page 27
THE HARVARD PILGRIM 5K CHALLENGE
June 16: 6pm. Team up with your co-workers for a fun 5k on Back Cove in beautiful Portland, Maine! Proceeds support the Portland Police Activities League. FMI and to register: WWW.HARVARDPILGRIM5KMAINE.COM
THE SHIPYARD OLD PORT HALF MARATHON & 5K
July 9: This is a premier summertime running event that cuts through the heart of the Old Port district and West End neighborhood and features sweeping views of the Casco Bay along the way. WWW.OLDPORTHALFMARATHON.COM
See Race Spotlight on page 20
THE TD BEACH TO BEACON
August 6: 10K will take place along the shores of Cape Elizabeth. Founded by Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson, 2016 marks the 19th running of Maine’s largest road race, featuring top world-class runners and a field of 6,500+. This year the race beneficiary is My Place Teen Center (MPTC), which 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 or follow the race on Facebook at WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ TDBANKBEACHTOBEACON10K and Twitter at WWW.TWITTER.COM/ BEACH2BEACON10K.
THE POWER OF SHE 10K
August 21: The Power of SHE 10K, Sunday, USM Portland, 9:00am. All Women’s 10K to benefit Maine Women’s Fund. Something magical happens when women gather torun together in the spirit of taking bigger steps toward a better you! 12 week run training program available, check out our website! WWW.THEPOWEROFSHE10K.COM
FREEPORT HALF MARATHON & 5K
PORTLAND TRAILS: TRAIL TO ALE 10K RACE/WALK
THE FARM TO FARM ULTRA RUN
September 18: 9:00am start. In its 17th year, this is THE quintessential “Fall in Portland” 10K Race/Walk with a beautiful coastal off-road course and a post-race party that includes beer, pizza, massage, healthy snacks and a DJ. Proceeds benefit urban greenspaces and trails.
October 9: A long-distance, road-running event in Freeport and Brunswick, Maine that consists of a 25K, 50K, 50 Mile, 50K Relay. Farm to Farm is a nonprofit event owned by the Maine Track Club and organized in partnership with the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and Wolfe's Neck Farm.
THE MAINE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND RELAY PORTLAND
October 2: Celebrating it's 25th Anniversary! This Maine Track Club event is an all-volunteer, non-profit race and relay that sells out annually is capped at 3,500 participants. The spectator-friendly course is a Boston Marathon qualifier, and has donated $3.4 million to charities since 1997.
See Race Spotlight on page 23
POLAR BEAR DIP & DASH December 31: 5k from Portland’s Back Cove parking lot at 11:00 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
See Race Spotlight on page 24
BIKE GRITTY'S G3 RIDE
August 21: A 75-mile ride for experienced cyclists that challenges riders to go from Gritty’s brew pubs in Freeport to Gritty’s in Portland to Gritty’s in Auburn and back to Freeport. To join Gritty’s cycling team e-mail email@example.com. G-3 registration starts online in June. WWW.GRITTYS.COM See Race Spolight on page 25
September 11: 9:00am start at Freeport USA. 500 runners. Includes chip timing, technical shirts, finisher medals, pint glass awards, professional announcer, greater portland post race festivities. 20% of entries fees to Freeport Community Services and Freeport Pownal Durham Educational Foundation. Half Marathon $60 5K $30. WWW.FREEPORTHALFMARATHON
aceME spoke with John Rogers, owner of Fleet Feet Sports Maine Running in Portland Maine,
about the trends we can expect to see in
running gear this year.
The biggest trends emerging in
What new gear and technology trends do you see in the items you sell?
footwear are the evolution of
There is a greater emphasis on injury
“Geometric” Design, new midsole
prevention and recovery then ever
materials and seamless upper
before at Run Specialty. New brands
designs. Stability features are now part
such as Addaday, Moji, Pro-Tec
of the design platforms vs. traditional
and Trigger Point are scientifically
denser materials placed in the medial
designing sticks, foam rollers,
areas of midsoles. Geometric designs
bodywork balls, and flexible massage
with such products as Hoka One
devices, which incorporate varied
One Bondi, New Balance 980 and
surface textures, materials and
1080 Fresh Foam models and Adidas
shapes to release muscle and tendon
Boost. These shoes feature new
adhesions, and realign joints. Many of
foam technology designed for greater
these products are self massage tools
cushioning properties and better
and mimic the techniques used by
adaptation and guidance through the
physical therapists to speed recovery,
gait cycle, as well as variable midsole
break down muscle and tendon
stack heights and drops. Additionally,
scarring and help runners relieve
new welding techniques and fabrics are
IT band syndrome, plantar fasciitis,
allowing brands to incorporate more
hamstring strains, shin splints, low
seamless uppers that traditionally
back tightness and glute pain. These
utilize more pieces and stitching. The
advances are truly helping runners
seamless uppers create greater comfort
recover at greater speed, prevent injury,
and less irritation for runners.
and run pain free.
What new shoe trends are you seeing for 2016?
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THE TRIGGERPOINT GRID
Foam rollers can help runners prevent injury and recover at greater speed
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT New Balance 1080 Fresh Foam, Adidas Boost, and Hoka One One Bondi
THE STRASSBURG SOCK An easy-to-use,
inexpensive device to keep tension on the plantar fascia so it heals in a stretched position at night
THE ADDADAY Massage sticks like this mimic the techniques used by physical therapists
PHOTO Courtesy of Maine Running Photos
THE FARM TO FARM October ULTRA 2016 RUN The Farm To Farm Ultra Run is a long-distance, road-running event in Freeport and Brunswick, Maine and consists of a 25K, 50K, 50 Mile, and 50K Relay. Farm to Farm is a nonprofit event owned by the Maine Track Club and organized in partnership with the BrunswickTopsham Land Trust and Wolfe’s Neck Farm. Farm to Farm is a “green-minded” event with a charitable purpose to support conservation and locally-grown food in Maine. This event traces its roots to the Pennellville 50 (formerly MTC 50), which the Maine Track Club organized nearby in Brunswick for many, many years. Races will start and finish at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport. The out-and-back-style course starts and finishes at Wofle’s Neck Farm with a turnaround loop at Crystal Spring Community Farm in Brunswick. The two farm properties are approximately 61/2 miles apart by public road, which constitute most of the race course. Runners will also run on the farm properties. The course is flat to rolling. Surface is primarily asphalt road with some running on gravel road. The course includes the trails at Crystal Spring Farm. Approximately 10-15% of the course will be on these trails. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers in the 25K, 50K, and 50 Mile.
RACE DATE & LOCATION:
October 9, 2016
October 9, 2016
Wolfe’s Neck Farm
184 Burnett Road
6am - 9:45am. Please note
various start times for each event.
Runners who register prior to September 1, 2016 will receive an Atayne long-sleeve made from 100% recycled materials. FARMTOFARM.WEEBLY.COM
oct. 2 2016
The Maine Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary this year. This allvolunteer non-profit event is capped at 3,500 participants. The spectator-friendly course is a Boston Marathon qualifier.
Each year, event organizers designate a local charity as the main beneficiary of race proceeds, and entrants are invited to make additional donations to that charity. The main beneficiary for 2016 is the Dream Factory of Maine, which grants dreams to critically and chronically ill children from ages 3-18. Since 1997, the event has donated $3.4 million to charities. The race is organized by runners, and focused on providing a memorable, high quality, runner experience. The race, starts and finishes near Portland’s scenic Back Cove. WWW.MAINEMARATHON.COM
PHOTOS: Maine Marathon photos courtesy of Maine Running Photos
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RACE AMENITIES Hi-tech long-sleeve race shirt Unique and memorable goody bags to first 3,500 runners at packet pickup ChronoTrack B-Tag chip timing All entrants receive a coupon for tickets to a selected 2017 “Maine Marathon Day” Portland Sea Dogs game Showers and lockers available at USM’s Sullivan Gym Pre- and post-race massages available at start/finish line Baggage check available at start/finish area Water stops with Gatorade (lemon-lime Endurance
Formula) approximately every two miles Medical personnel along the course, and medical tent located at finish line Local entertainment on course (weather permitting) Finishers medal to all runners and certificate of completion to marathoners Plenty of easily accessible post-race snacks and refreshments for all runners Lots of free parking close to expo and start/finish area Professional photo service, PhotoChambers, will take photos of all finishers and make them available for purchase
GRITTY’S G3 RIDE
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ABOVE: courtesy of Gritty’s G3 Ride
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The G-3 Ride, produced by Gritty’s, is quickly becoming an annual cult favorite. This 75-mile epic ride for experienced cyclists challenges riders to go from Gritty’s brew pubs in Freeport to Gritty’s in Portland to Gritty’s in Auburn and back to Freeport. “The proceed go to a couple of charities and the beer goes to the riders…” Gritty’s cycling team is actually
a drinking team with a cycling problem. This loosely knit band of abbout 95 bikers rides in several charity events each summer raising tens of thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society at the Trek Across Maine and for the Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at the annual Dempsey Challenge. Gritty’s cycling team is a mix of riders of all skill levels bound by the love of cycling, good times and Gritty’s beer. To join Gritty’s cycling team send an e-mail to their marketing director: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration for the G-3 starts online in June. WWW.GRITTYS.COM
SELF-ASSESSMENT Checking for Chronic Injury
Focusing on the following three major areas will allow for a proactive and injury free running season: POOR ANKLE MOBILITY preventing your body to get into a full depth squat. If your heel comes off the ground to get this low during the squat, this is you. Focused ankle mobility will help prevent calf issues, shin splints, and plantar fasciitis. Stretch the calves and the tibialis (anterior) muscles of the lower leg to allow for proper “spring”
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in your step.
very year patients come into the clinic seeking resolve from hip, knee, or ankle pain when they run. In a basic history intake, the question “How much do you
stretch?” is often replied with a shoulder shrug and “I don’t have time”, “a little” or “I foam roll” becomes the answer. Or I find that patients “doing the stretches and rolling” with no results. If you can relate, this article is for you. Let’s teach you how to assess your
Put your feet shoulder width apart
POOR HIP MOBILITY also will prevent the low squat. This is common in desk workers. If you feel a pinch, often times your hip flexors are getting compressed. When these muscles are too tense your hip is not able to freely move. Compensation can result in hip impingement, iliotibial band syndrome and knee pain. Focus on hip opening stretches and hip extension stretches. HAMSTRING TENSION, lower back
mobility/flexibility on your own so
and squat as low as possible. The
tension, and weak gluteal musculature.
you know the areas to work on. If you
requirements for a “pass” grade is this:
If your back rounds for you to get in
need help or would like a professional
Head up, chest up, back straight in
this position your hamstrings may
assessment then give our office a call.
neutral position, knees outside of the
be overactive and playing a “tug of
hips, full knee bend, and heels have
war” with the lower back resulting in
THE WHY BEHIND THE WHAT
to stay on the ground. Give this a try,
a tension in both. For those chronic
Your body is brilliantly designed to have
below is a picture. Many people cannot
hamstring injuries this can be the
mobile joints and stable joints. The
get into this low position.
cause. Also, if you can get into the deep
ankle is mobile, knee is stable, hip is
squat but are unable to keep your back
mobile, and pelvis/lower back is stable.
upright, weak glutes may be preventing
The body, when injured will switch, or
stability in that region.
compensate by altering this pattern, resulting in injury. Here is a simple assessment that will allow you to determine any deficiencies.
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Dr. Vance at HealthSource of Portland West is available for full assessments. Call 207-780-1070 or email Dr. Vance at email@example.com
THE SALOMON TRAIL RUNNING FESTIVAL
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here are few places as beautiful and well-maintained as the facilities at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester,
Maine. The Salomon Trail Running Festival at
Pineland Farms is a two-day extravaganza of trail races, beer drinking, barbeque, potluck salads and desserts, old timey music, and fun family events.
While most trail running
5K to 50 miles. The festival
and 50 miler. Each race course
events take a minimalist
kicks-off on Saturday with a
is an off-road roller coaster on
approach, this one isn’t
5K canicross race where the
well-maintained XC trails that
typical. Now in its eleventh
runner is accompanied by a
twist, turn, and roll their way
year, the trail running festival
dog and the two are connected
through forests and across
is the crown jewel in Maine’s
by a long leash. Imagine the
pastoral, working farmland.
trail running community.
electricity in the air when 150
It’s not uncommon to see
With over 2,000 registrants
barking dogs line up in the
farmers haying the fields while
it’s the largest trail running
start chute while their nervous
the race is in progress. The
event in New England, and
owners try to hold them back.
trails are level, wide (12'), and
one of the largest running
The canicross is followed by
non-technical with no roots
events in Maine, even when
a traditional 5K and 10K race,
or rocks, but very hilly. If you
compared to road races. Held
as well as a Barefoot 5K where
want to run in one of the most
on Memorial Day weekend, the
runners don’t wear any shoes
beautiful country settings then
festival includes seven races
at all. The races on Sunday
this is the place for you.
with distances ranging from
include a grueling 25K, 50K,
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RUN ST. MARY'S COMMIT TO GET FIT CHALLENGE WALK/RUN April 30: The health and well
being of our community is at the core of our mission so we will be hosting a 3K walk, 5K, and 10K runs (along with great activities for the kids!) at our Medical Building in Auburn. The first 100 to register will get a Tee shirt. FMI: RUNSIGNUP.COM/RACE/ME/AUBURN/
NOT YOUR ORDINARY 5K May 15: 5k along the Kennebec River Rail Trail (trailhead next to YMCA) at 9:00 AM. Teams also complete nature-themed challenges in the categories of art, construction, athletic, or problem-solving. Benefits Natural Resources Council of Maine’s work protecting the nature of Maine. 5k is $25, includes organic t-shirt. HTTP:// NRCM.KINTERA.ORG/NOTYOURORDINARY5K
7TH ANNUAL PFBF CPA'S “RUN THE NUMBERS” 5K AND KIDS FUN RUN June 18: 9:00am, Oakland. To benefit Kennebec Behavioral Health. We welcome retired News Center weatherman, Kevin Mannix and his wife Linda Rota who just released their recent autobiography, Weather Shame, as this year’s race ambassadors! Yes, we’re an accounting firm, and when we aren’t busy doing tax returns, we like to raise money for Maine charities! The race will begin and end at the office of PFBF CPAs at 46 First Park Drive, Oakland. Race is professionally timed. 1st Place
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Overall Male/Female Finisher, $500; 2nd Place Overall Male/ Female Finisher $250! Stick around for the post race party! Register before June 1st and receive a free sport-tek shirt! WWW.PFBF.COM
RUN FOR THE TREES September 17: Augusta. A cross country trail race through the beautiful fields and forests of the Viles Arboretum. What a terrific way to support the Arboretum while participating in what is the best autumn run in Maine. Walkers are welcome. Arboretum is a 224acre preserve in Augusta that boasts fences, bridges, trails, and a boardwalk in which they continuously add to its collection of trees and plants, its educational activities, programs, events and its trail system. Registration is open now and right up till 9:00 am on the day of the event and it’s officially timed by Bart Race Service. Registration can be done online at RunReg.com up till five o’clock on the 16. You may register the day of the event beginning at 8:00 AM at the Arboretum. Start time 10:00 AM, $25 includes a T-Shirt. For five or more from the same club/group/family it is discounted to $20 and only $13 if you are a current member of a school track or XC team. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-7989.
THE 20TH ANNUAL SUSAN G KOMEN MAINE RACE FOR THE CURE 5K AND 1K September 18: Bangor's
beautiful waterfront. The
PHOTOS Courtesy of Champion The Cure Challenge
Maine Affiliate is proud of the 20 year history of this race where survivors are celebrated and we remember those we have lost to breast cancer. 75% of net funds raised stay IN MAINE to help Maine women have access to care and treatment. 25% of net funds support research endeavors. Education, treatment and research come together to fulfill our mission to END breast cancer. T-Shirts guaranteed for the first 2,500 registrants. Register today: WWW. KOMENMAINE.ORG
TRI THE BANGOR YMCA TRI FOR THE Y SPRINT TRIATHLON & DUATHLON August 28: The Bangor YMCA
Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan in Ellsworth. This is an “old school” event, not for TriBikes. Compete as individuals or relay team. For athletes of all levels.WWW.BANGORYMCA.ORG/
RUN / BIKE SEVENTH ANNUAL EMMC CHAMPION THE CURE CHALLENGE August 20: The seventh annual
EMMC Champion the Cure Challenge will take place on Saturday, August 20,2016. All proceeds from the event benefit cancer research at Eastern Maine Medical Center Cancer Care. EMMC Champion the Cure Challenge offers something for everyone! Choose from: a 1K, 5K or 10K walk/run, a 25, 50, 75 or 100 mile bike ride or a 35 mile motorcycle ride. You can even chose to be a Lawn Chair or Virtual Participant! People of all ages are invited to participate. In order to help reach our goal, participants are asked to meet minimum fundraising goals. And remember, every penny raised stays right here in our community to support local cancer research!
“YESTERDAY YOU SAID TOMORROW.”
ABOVE: Photo courtesy of Bangor Tri for the Y
Benefiting Kennebec Behavioral Health June 19, 2016 9:00am
THE BANGOR YMCA
to male & female 1st place finishers
An Event for ALL Levels.
PFBF ̏ UN NUMBERS ̋ $500 Cash Prize R the
KIDS + FUN RUN
46 First Park Drive, Oakland
$250 Cash Prize
to male & female 2nd place finishers or call for more info...
TRI FOR THE Y SPRINT TRIATHLON & DUATHLON Sunday • August 28th REGISTER ONLINE.
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pring is here. As much as you’re looking forward to sprouting daffodils and tulips, it’s the first races of the season that really get your juices flowing. If you took
advantage of the relatively mild winter to get some extra miles in, now’s the time to kick it up a notch. And it’s all about making better time. There are tons of ways to shave off seconds, but here are a couple of tried and true practices.
PHOTO by Kevin Morris
Visit us at the Commit to Get Fit Challenge on April 30th where our athletic trainers, orthopaedists, podiatrist and strength and performance experts will be on hand to answer your questions. The 3K, 5K, 10K race takes place at the St. Mary’s Auburn Medical Building at 15
training tips Form for function
Switch up the pace
First of all, relax! Your upper body
While training, jog then sprint.
should be straight and tall, arms
Then jog, sprint, jog, sprint… you
at a 90 degree angle, and your foot
get the idea. Picking up the pace a
should hit the ground when it’s
bit will help you to build speed and
aligned under your hip.
endurance. On race day, though,
Jeffrey Davila, MD is Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. He is currently the Director of White House Orthopaedic Clinic, Chairman of the Joint Surgical Optimization Council, and an Orthopaedic Surgery Consultant for the National Capitol Region. He was formally assigned to the professional sports teams of NY Knicks and NY Red Bulls.
keep it on an even keel. Your pace
David Enos, ATC received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Southern Maine. He provides preventative health care to patients in St. Mary’s Center for Orthopaedics and is the Head Athletic Trainer for Leavitt Area High School. David is passionate about wellness including strength and conditioning, functional movement patterns, and injury management.
Gracelawn Ave. in Auburn. Registration is 7am, opening ceremony is 7:45am. The 10K starts at 8am, the 3K and 5K start at 8:15am. Cash prizes for top winners in each age/gender group. WWW. STMARYSMAINE.COM
Drink 64-80 ounces of water per day. Spread it out so you’re consistently hydrated. Have an 8 oz. glass 30 minutes before a run. Running a 10K or longer? Bring
at the start of the race should be the same as at the end. Good rules of thumb…if it’s a long race, slow the pace. A shorter run? Pick up the pace for fun.
a water bottle with you or plan a
Take to the Hills
At least once a week, take a run on
Go hard core
a hilly course. An up-hill run will
Having a strong core will help with form and posture as well as overall strength. Studies have
improve your leg strength and the decent will enhance your running economy.
shown a strong core can improve performance.
RUN HARRISON PARKS & RECREATION - 14TH ANNUAL 5K RUN BY THE LAKE. July 6: 7:00pm rain or shine. Enjoy a beautiful evening run in
our friendly village beside Long Lake. Ribbons and prizes to winners in seven age divisions, our famous Whoopie pies at the finish line, and a raffle for everyone!! WWW.HARRISONMAINE.ORG
MOOSE POND HALF MARATHON AND 5K November 5: Scenic country loop around Moose Pond in the shadows of Shawnee Peak. The 5K is out and back on Mountain Rd. This race benefits the Shawnee Peak Adaptive Program. All half marathon finishers receive medals.
One Tough Mudder
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TRI MAINE STATE TRIATHLON August 7: Starts at 8am at The Bethel Inn Lake House on Route
5/35 in Bethel. 750m swim, 24k bike, 5.8k run. Individuals $72, teams $124 if registered by July 24. Kids’ Triathlon August 6th. FMI WWW.MAINESTATETRIATHLON.COM
GREAT ADVENTURE CHALLENGE August 20: Shawnee Peak Bridgton, Maine. A Unique Off
Road Triathlon 2.5 miles Kayak on closed course-16.5 mile mountain bike- 2.0 miles run/trek up and down Shawnee Peak 9:00am Start - Single competitors $60 Teams $150 post race: great food ,a drawing for $1000.00 kayak package, awards, lots of family fun. Benefits Adults with Developmental Challenges. Rob @ 207-647-5298 WWW.MAINEADVENTURERACING.COM
ABOVE: competing at Mt. Snow in Vermont
ack in 2013,
I immediately began gathering
my team. Many friends were
respond by saying, “are you
on New Year’s Eve I made my resolutions for the upcoming year. In a weird chance of fate, that day I received an email invitation to attend a Tough Mudder event. I checked out the website to learned
reluctant to join and would crazy?” or “NO”. After a few weeks and some convincing, I was able to assemble a team of five guys. We had three months to train and in that time we became a family, prepared to complete the Mudder. I completed my first Tough Mudder in 2013: an eleven-mile obstacle course that included fun challenges such as: the “arctic enema” (swimming through ice water), “electro-
about the eleven-mile
shock therapy” (running
obstacle race and read
through electric wires, some of
volt charge; see videos on
testimonials. I quickly began to understand why people participate and signed up for my first Tough Mudder.
which contain a ten thousand YouTube for some cool face plants!), and “walk the plank” (jumping into cold water from around twenty feet high). While the fitness aspect of the Mudder is important, Mudders are also centered on a powerful philosophy. First, the
PHOTO: Courtesy of Harrison Run by the Lake
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western maine Tough Mudder organization is
never complained, and made
about giving back to wounded
the best of a difficult situation.
veterans through the Wounded
The theme of camaraderie and
Warrior Project. Second, all
friendship spilled over into the
participants take this pledge:
way racers treated each other.
As a Tough Mudder I Pledge That…
nine events with a total of 18
— I understand that Tough
laps. I am signed up for eight
Since 2013 I have completed
Mudder is not a race but a
Mudders in 2016 including
the extreme 24 hour Worl'ds
— I put teamwork and
Toughest Mudder Challenge in
camaraderie before my
Las Vegas. I write this article to
tell you to join the movement.
— I do not whine—kids whine.
No matter your fitness level,
— I help my fellow Mudders
you will feel a sense of
complete the course. — I overcome all fears.
accomplishment never felt before. Take it from a guy that once was over 275lbs, anything
Throughout the race, I
is possible if you set your mind
encountered genuine people
to it. I hope to see you out on
who helped each other out,
the course this year!!
Shawnee Peak Adaptive Ski Program The Shawnee Peak Adaptive Ski Program is a non-profit 501c. It was started in 1990 as an outlet for the local school system and their special needs children. Today, it has grown to serve more than 125 children and adults weekly from Cumberland and Oxford Counties. We have 17 groups coming in during the week, 5 adult groups and 12 school groups. Participants learn to ski, snowshoe and interact with other groups, thus getting the full experience of the winter world. Volunteers are the mainstay of the program, each group has a group leader with their staff and volunteers. The number of Adaptive programs has grown to a present day average of 25 volunteers spread out during the week. The Shawnee Peak Adaptive Program is a pre-registered, multiweek group program for children and adults with disabilities. Their groups consist of local schools and adult agencies. Many of our groups practice for the Special Olympics games, which are held annually at Sugarloaf. The program is in operation every weekday morning for 7 weeks, starting in early January. Many of these groups have been training with us for a number of years. They include but are not limited to: Jordan Small MS, Windham HS, Windham HS Autism, Café, Landmark, Good Neighbors, Progress Center, Sacopee Valley, Momentum, Lake Region HS, Elm Street School, Poland Regional HS, Poland Community School, Molly Ockett MS, Fryeburg Academy and Oxford Hills HS. The program is run by Ross Graham and Charlie Scribner. For more information contact Charles Scribner, Adaptive Program Co-Director, 207-329-4384.
When and how much should I eat before a 30-minute run?
electrolytes lost in sweat
If you are running in the
from the small intestine
morning after waking you
into to the blood stream
(primarily sodium and some potassium). Electrolytes also help to move carbohydrates
don’t necessarily even
where they are needed. bring
nutrition guide for
What are some common mistakes runners make with nutrition?
need to eat. Later in the
liquids in a handheld water
day, the general rule of
bottle, hydration belt, or
thumb is to eat just a small
Rewarding yourself with
1.5-2 hours before the run.
you’ve completed a run
What are the best pre-run foods?
is a common mistake. It’s
Carbohydrates that are
okay to treat yourself once
easier to digest along
in a while, but remember
with a little fat and/or
what your goals are to
protein (to help stabilize
What nutritional supplements do you recommend?
keep things in check.
blood sugars and keep
At Fleet Feet of Maine,
Beginning runners tend to
you feeling satiated). Some
we carry GU, Hammer,
overestimate their calorie
examples: banana w/nut
Clif, Huma, Nuun, Bonk
expenditure. In reality
butter, 5-6 crackers with
Breaker, Picky Bars and
we only burn about 100
nut butter, 5-6 crackers and
Honey Stinger. Within those
calories/mile no matter
a couple small pieces of
brands are several different
how fast we run.
cheese. For those on the go
nutrition forms: gels, chews,
and need of a “convenience
electrolyte drinks, recovery.
e spoke with nutritionist and running coach
Tara Whiton of Fleet Feet Sports to get answers to some common questions
snack (200 calories) about
Eating lots of carbs is another common error.
snack,” have 1 serving of
While eating carbs is
Clif Shot Bloks, a gel, or a
definitely important for
small glass of Gatorade,
out these important tips to
running, runners still need
30 minutes before run.
make sure you are on track
to eat a balanced diet just
athletes have as they get into their training routines. Check
to meet your goals. Tara Whiton Has her Master's (MS) in Exercise Physiology & Nutrition, is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, and a running coach. Tara is the Director of Social Media and Communications and Run Coach At Fleet Feet Maine Running. She is fond of trail races, particularly the 50K as well as short, steep uphill running races and on the road her prefered distance is the half-marathon.
be focused on carbohydrates. Convenient carbohydrates to
“treats” or very large meals simply because
Nutrition options should
bring with you are gels and chews.
What about hydration and electrolyte replacement?
and repair, healthy fats
How much should you eat before a 60-minute run?
As with a 30-minute run,
can occur by drinking too
and omega-3’s), fruits &
eat a small snack of around
much water without
vegetables for vitamins,
200-300 calories, keeping
minerals and antioxidants.
in mind that caloric needs
Drinking only water, you
A balanced diet is
are dependent on body size
dilute your blood sodium
important for fueling
and how fit you are.
levels, and this can be
like everyone else. Lean protein for muscle building
performance and recovering for the next exercise session.
Rehydrating with water plus electrolytes is vital to prevent hyponatremia. Hyponatremia
deadly! This is only a concern
What do you need to bring on a long run? Liquids
in very hot conditions and
are the most important
can also help move
thing. Bring water plus
longer/more intense races. Drinking electrolytes
electrolytes (like Nuun tablets) to replace
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mid coast events RUN
PHOTO: Courtesy of 3C Race Productions
Hidden Valley Nature Center
Explore 25 miles of trails at Midcoast Conservancy’s HVNC in Jefferson, ME. Open to the public year round for non-motorized recreation and events like: TRAIL RUN TRAINING SERIES Wednesdays 4/20-5/25 Great for runners of all abilities! Each run is timed, and flexible start times make it easy to schedule. HTTP://HVNC.ORG/TRAILTRAINING/
THE FORT EDGECOMB HALF MARATHON & 5K May 22: 9:00 AM start at the Sheepscot Bay Resort in Edgecomb. 250 runners. Includes chip timing, technical shirts, finisher medals, pint glass awards, post race festivities at Sheepscot Bay Resort. 20% of entries fees to a local non-profit. Half Marathon $60, 5K $30. WWW.FORTEDGECOMBHM.
MAINE SUMMER ADVENTURE RACE July 23, 2016
Race across land and water: trail running, biking, canoeing and orienteering; three-hour or eight-hour course, individuals or teams. FMI/registration: HTTP://MAINESUMMERAR.WEEBLY.COM
35TH ANNUAL ROCKY COAST ROAD RACE
6TH ANNUAL RACE THROUGH THE WOODS Sunday 10/2/16
All races are entirely on trails. Choose from a half marathon, 5.5 mile, or 5km race. Kids races too! Food and festivities to follow the races. email@example.com HTTP://HVNC.ORG/EVENTS-AND-WORKSHOPS
Hidden Valley Nature Center
Midcoast Conservancy’s recreation and nature center in Jefferson, ME www.hvnc.org · firstname.lastname@example.org · 207.389.5150
July 2: 8am and consists of a 5K run/walk, 10K run. It is one of Maine's most enjoyable and scenic courses with its unequaled panoramic views of the rocky coast traversing a wooden footbridge across the inner harbor. This coincides with our Boothbay Harbor Region’s Annual Windjammer Days. Contact Laura Raymond at email@example.com 207-633-2855
COASTAL PERFORMANCE RUN FOR CHARITY June 12: 14 Thomas Point Road Brunswick Maine Pre reg $20 or race day $30. Sponsored by Shaws & Byrnes Irish Pub. 5k road race starts at 8 AM, loop from Coastal Performance to/ from Thomas Point Beach. Benefits Bath Food Bank, all
proceeds allow distribution of clothing and food to people in need.
HARBORFEST HALF MARATHON & 5K TRAIL RUN September 4: Scenic run along Mid Coast Maine’s picturesque wooded trails. Local gift bags for the first 150 registrants, a HUGE wellness fair, photographer at finish line, new course starts & finishes from Boothbay Region YMCA. Register online at: I am Athlete. FMI contact Andy Hamblett firstname.lastname@example.org 207-633-2855
PADDLE BOOTHBAY REGION YMCA 23RD ANNUAL SOUTHPORT ROWGATTA August 13: Start and Finish at Newagen Town Landing, Southport Maine. A 12 nautical mile row or paddle around Southport Island. Register as an individual or with a team. Start time 8:30am. Any non power- non sail craft is allowed. Contact Abby Jones email@example.com 207-633-2855
http://www.nehalfmarathontour.com Race 3CProductions New England Half Marathon Tour 2015
Half Marathon & 5K
May 22, 2016 9:00 AM Sheepscot Bay Resort - Edgecomb ME http://www.fortedgecombhm.com raceme.us 35
downeast events RUN BIKE / PADDLE EAST GRAND ADVENTUPRE RACE May 14: Danforth, Annual event, 2nd Saturday in May, 20 milescompass run, mountain bike and paddle. Extra challenges along the way may include traversing a river, tough mudder crawl, tomahawk throwing, log rolling and two person crosscut sawing. 8 Divisions, High School, Adult, Open (Open division can be a relay team, solo, teams of any size, kayak or canoe). Contact: Dave Conley 207-551-8729 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Registration fee $20.00 includes t-shirt and lunch. $1,050.00 in prizes for the high school divisions and the juniors in the Jr./Sr. Division. WWW.EASTGRANDSCHOOL.ORG/
RUN BAY OF FUNDY INTERNATIONAL MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, 10K RACES June 26: Run from the USA to Canada and back, from Canada to the USA, or just run in the USA. Lobsters, whales, fishing villages and lighthouses. Medals and awards hand crafted by local artists, Boston Qualifier, certified courses, chip timing, welcoming communities, non-profit event. BAYOFFUNDYMARATHON.COM
Border Agent welcoming runners to Canada PHOTO: by John Rule
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PHOTO: by Kevin Morris
College of the Atlantic 2016 Bar Harbor Running Camps
and into the blood steam (so
What about having a beer or two after a race or running? I think
will help prevent that sloshing
having a beer or two is just fine.
feeling) AND can help prevent
Beer is only dehydrating if you
that nauseous feeling that
drink a lot of it, but everything
many people experience after
in moderation of course! You
a long run. If feeling that way,
are consuming liquid + carbs +
drink a glass of electrolytes
B vitamins. Also, if not just for
What are the best food and drink choices after a moderate run?
Why are training groups successful in furthering runner's abilities and goals?
Post run it’s important to eat
I think training groups
something within the first
are successful from the
30 minutes after exercise
motivational and accountability
(preferably some carbohydrates
stand point. We have friendly
and liquid). If you can't
coaches and great people who
stomach it, try to suck down
attend our groups. They are
some Gatorade (carbs, liquid +
very high energy and I think
electrolytes). Within the hour,
that runner's typically thrive
try to consume a small meal
in this type of supportive
consisting of carbohydrates,
environment! People make
protein, and some fat...a well-
friends and find running
rounded meal. Some examples
buddies through our groups
might be a piece of toast with
and we see them return year
peanut butter and banana and
after year! In a few words:
2 eggs, a fruit smoothie with
High energy, fun, supportive,
some protein powder, yogurt
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out of your small intestine
with fruit and granola...etc.
About Photographer Kevin Morris Kevin moved to Maine in 2007 from the west coast with a budding marathon habit and established photo business that merged and turned into a passion for capturing on film athletes in competition, especially elite runners. He says “Maine is not exactly the epicenter of happenings in America, but we produce a lot of great athletes who are succeeding on the national and world stages. I find a lot of pleasure in following their pursuit for excellence and cheering them on as I record their effort. I love having a front-row seat to the action.” Kevin and partner, Diana Norwood, are raising two daughters and a small apple orchard a stones-throw from the ocean near Brunswick. You never know when he’ll pop up at a race near you.
Three unique camps — one incredible destination.
Women’s Running Experience: June 19–25 Trail Running Experience: July 24–30 Running Experience: August 7–13 www.coa.edu/summerprograms/ adult-workshops/bar-harbor-running-camp
College of the Atlantic is excited to host the
inaugural Summer of Bar Harbor Running Camp on beautiful Mount Desert Island. Explore Acadia National Park with expert runners familiar with all of the best trails. Enjoy daily runs, relaxation events, informational sessions with professional sports experts, and inspirational speakers on College of the Atlantic’s relaxed, seaside campus. Healthy, nutritious meals will feature foods from COA’s organic Beech Hill Farm. Limited room and board is available for non-participating family members. BAR HARBOR WOMEN’S RUNNING EXPERIENCE June 19–25
Running camp for women focusing on healthy training, self-challenges, and outdoor fun both on and off the special trails of Acadia. BAR HARBOR TRAIL RUNNING EXPERIENCE July 24–30 This camp will take you off-road into the splendor of winding hiking trails. Enjoy the diverse terrain of woods which open up to extraordinary panoramic views. BAR HARBOR RUNNING EXPERIENCE August 7–13 Take to the road with a team of locals and experience the wonder of the scenic MDI landscape. Share their intimate knowledge of Acadia and the camaraderie of hometown runners. WWW.COA.EDU/SUMMERPROGRAMS/ADULT-WORKSHOPS/BAR-HARBOR-RUNNING-CAMP/
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RaceME 2016 brings you inspiring photography, easy-reference event listings, and features on the topics you care about. Check it out!
Published on Apr 25, 2016
RaceME 2016 brings you inspiring photography, easy-reference event listings, and features on the topics you care about. Check it out!