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Meet Micah True known as Caballo Blanco Sue Berliner introduces you to Micah about his passion running.


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Publisher’s Note . . . 6 Experimenting with Pikes Peak by Sue Berliner

Fast Breaks . . . . . . . . 8 Aids rising, Dominie Burwell, Rock N’Roll, Fast Women

On Schedule . . . . . . 10 F1 Tri, Sabino Canyon Classic, Las Vegas Tri, AIDS Walk

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Experimenting with Pikes Peak


t was all an experiment. Truth be told, I was sick of long runs and hikes through the sweltering and sticky summer months preparing for Pikes Peak Marathon. In 2008 and 2009 I spent most weekends doing multiple climbs up a busy Camelback paired with a long trail run the next day with more runs during the week. Weekend crowds on the mountain and long runs had lost their luster. I needed a change. So I returned to my endurance roots, cycling. In 1994, demands of magazine publishing limited pedal time and I shifted from Cat III USCF bike racer to runner. In just a few months I ramped up my running to 40 plus miles weekly, was goaded into running a marathon and qualified for the Boston Marathon. Long back-to-back hard training rides had provided a base of stamina, discipline and mental toughness. Stage racing taught my body how to operate efficiently just below that anaerobic threshold repeatedly and ongoing. That is very hard for me to achieve while running without major risk of injury. When it heated up this June, I amped up my cycling. I rode long, hard and on lots of hills on weekends. A weekday ride was followed by a short run. Hill climbing builds strength and power. It would translate well on Pikes Peak. I hit Camelback once or twice during the week for a double and would run one morning on the canal. I maintained strength workouts and often cooled down with short pool swims to just flush the muscles. My fitness on the bike came quickly. Muscles remember. But it was my trainer Erik Bell that provided the leg up with insane power building workouts in the gym throughout the winter and spring. To my amazement, one hundred mile rides in the big chain ring did not drain me. I was riding at near 1994 levels. A month before Pikes Peak, I exchanged the cycling for more jaunts on Camelback including a triple and quadruple climb on the mountain. When I arrived in Manitou Springs on August 20, I felt like a winner before I even picked up my race number. I was fitter and leaner than 2009, an all around advantage when climbing to 14,115 feet. The Ascent is run on Saturday, my race, the Marathon was on Sunday. On Saturday I attended the Ascent awards ceremony with my friends and hosts for the weekend Kay Martin, 73, and Lyle Langlois, 80. Kay finished 3rd in her age group. Watching Kay and the others receive their awards was inspiring and motivating. I was in awe of those in the master’s categories. In their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and even 81, they looked great and were setting new records. I had set a goal of cutting 30 minutes from my time, 15 minutes up and 15 minutes down. It did not matter what happened on the mountain. I was happy to be in the presence of so many great athletes and people. It is such a unique race, while it is very competitive, there is this bond among everyone. It is a tough climb up and bone jarring descent. I felt good ascending and was ahead of schedule. My energy waned a bit before tree line. An energy gel fixed the problem. I was back on track, feeling perky and passing people. I had cut about 13 minutes from my ascent. I turned for home, the breathing became significantly easier. People passed me. The toughest section for me is descending the top four miles. I was slow. When I reached 9 miles to go and the terrain improved, I pushed it. I finished a net 15 minutes quicker than the year before. I was pleased but have room for improvement. Those award winners tell me it is possible. The big bonus, I shed no blood. Not even a single nick. That is progress. Even better, my experiment worked. So you will continue to see me riding. For the long haul it will keep me running longer. There are so many great runs, rides and other events I want to be ready for. Thanks for reading my blogs, all the great support and encouragement. Hope to see you at an event soon.




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Rally your co-workers, form a team and start training for the 2011 P.F. Chang’s On January 18, 2007 Dominie Burwell was diagnosed with Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Get Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She went through radiation, chemo Fit Challenge. The Get Fit and a stem cell transplant. This past May marked two years Challenge is a fun team comsince she’s been in remission. petition designed to get you Three years ago Desiree and Dominie made a promise and your co-workers out of to participate in the Nike Women’s Marathon when “The training has been better than we expected,” said the office and in training for Dominie turned 16 and she was eligible to participate in the Desiree. “We have been training since May and have only the Marathon or ½ Marathon. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training missed 4 days total. The toughest part of training has been Corporations, running clubs, (TNT) charity sports training program. That day is finally the early Saturday mornings. We both are not morning health clubs and other orgahere. This October Desiree and Dominie will travel to San people and having to be at practice at 5 am is difficult. nized groups are welcome Francisco and accomplish something amazing, together. Finding a cure for blood cancers has been the motivational and encouraged to participate Including the Burwells, 135 women are currently preparpart of our training. There are many friends and family that in the Get Fit fun. Joining has ing for the race to benefit LLS as members of TNT. The team are fighting or have fought this battle, some win but some lots of great benefits. Free has been training hard through the summer for the October 17 have lost. We don’t want even one person to lose.” training, nutrition and gear event. The Nike Women’s Marathon is the premiere women’s seminars will be held each When not training or raising funds for the LLS, month to help you get started marathon in the country and TNT is poised to surpass the Dominie , an 11th grader, enjoys cross country running, and keep you motivated. Get $100 million mark in the seventh year of this event. shopping, watching movies, reading and playing guitar. Her Fit Challenge Participation “Recently I raised $160 for The American Cancer favorite classes are English and TV Broadcasting. Perks include $10 off race Society and had a toy drive for Andrea’s Closet and The Dominie’s advice for others: “Live one day at a time. Never entry fee and awards are Leukemia & Lymphoma Society so I can help others like give up because you are stronger than you think you are.” offered in 4 Divisions. The people helped me, while I was in the hospital and visiting To learn more about Team in Training call 602-567-7642 first monthly seminar will be the clinic,” said Dominie. or visit www.teamintraining.org/dm. held September 15, 6 p.m. at the Kierland P.F Chang’s, 7132 East Greenway Parkway. To form a Get Fit Challenge team today, visit RnRAZ.com. While researchers continue to make strides in treating, To rev your marathon engines up some more, plan prevention and finding a cure, the HIV infection rate to attend the Official Kickcontinues to climb especially among women from hetOff Party & Training Run erosexual contact. There are 8,000 confirmed cases in for the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Metro Phoenix with Americans diagnosed each year. Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ CheCk eACh box As A guiDe: Marathon on October 7th at After 11 years, the Slippery Pig AD Form HIV BY THE NUMBERS ❑ ❑ SRP’s Arizona Falls, Indian ❑ ❑ has found a new❑home. You • Every 9 minutes some- • 29%: percent of new School Road just east of 56th will find the popular uptown St. It is a great sampling of Authorized Signature: one tests positive in the HIV diagnoses among Phoenix Bike shop just north of Date: their expo held the two days Lux Coffeebar at 4412 N. Central United States people under 30 years AD ApprovAl: prior to marathon day on Ave. Their second location in • 83%: percent of new of age January 16th. This free comFountain Hills also hasTo:a (480) new 947-1215 Fax Back HIV diagnoses among • 45 Years of Age: 2/3 of munity event is hosted by address 15225 N. Fountain Hills women from heterothose who have died SRP, and features live music, Blvd. Voted New Times 2009 refreshments, prizes and givesexual contact of AIDS never reached Best Bike Shop you will find aways, entry discounts and a • 50%: one-half of all this age mountain, road, cruisers, BMX 3.5-mile training run. Invite bikes and more. Their staff are AIDS diagnoses in US • 50 Years of Age: more your family, friends and service pros so you can feel comare people 35-49 than 17% of new HIV co-workers! For details visit fortable bringing in your bike to • 50%: half of all new diagnoses are among arizona.competitor.com. fix a flat or for a complete over-

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Zonies at Leadville

The recent purchase of Leadville Trail Events by sponsor Lifetime Fitness gives the grueling series of running and mountain biking events some financial stability, how the purchase will ultimately affect the races are still a big question. At the recent Leadville Trail 100 MTB race held on August 14 Pro cyclist Levi Leipheimer won the 100 mile race in 6:16:37.2. Rebecca Rusch won in the women’s division in 7:47:35.2. Several Zonies faired well. Kimo Seymour finished 17th with a 7:40:36.5. He was third in the 40-49 age group behind David Weins (a winner multiple times) and Tinker Juarez, also a mountain biking legend. Seymour said it was a faster time but lower placing than in previous years and the competition has gotten tougher. Trapper Steinle finished 22nd, Will White 26th, Jake Rubelt 30th, Eric Salstrand 73rd and Tod Smith 74th. Katie Ellis finished 11th overall among the women with a time of 9:33:49.5 in her first Leadville Trail 100 MTB. She finished 3rd in the 20-29 age category. To see the complete results visit www.leadvilletrail100.com.

Law Offender to Crossfit Champ Peter Egyed used to run from police officers, and now he finds himself teaching them about fitness at his gym, CrossFit Fury. After kicking amphetamines and smoking, Egyed competed in all four editions of the CrossFit Games. Peter used CrossFit to pull himself out of the depths of addiction. On May 8th and 9th Egyed competed in the Crossfit Southwest Regionals at Irvine, CA. At regionals he took 1st place which solidified his spot at the 2010 CrossFit Games Only the top 50 women and men from around the world qualified for the 2010 Games. On July 16th-18th Peter represented Arizona and the USA at the Games. After a grueling weekend of competition he placed 10th overall. To learn more about Egyed and his gym visit www.crossfitfury.com

Arizona Distance Classic

Here is a heads up for your spring running plans. Think about heading to Oro Valley for the Arizona Distance Classic. Runner’s World Magazine called it “The Regions Best Kept Secret.” The classic half marathon and 5k takes place on March 27. Look for SWEAT and the Distance Classic to be partnering up in print and online to bring you some exciting promotions. Register by October 1 and save $10. Use coupon code SWEAT. The act of committing keeps you motivated. For more info and to register visit www.arizonadistanceclassic.com

Fast Women

Five years in the making Fast Women, a documentary about a group of local women attempting to qualify for the Olympic trials and the Boston Marathon was recently screened for the press on August 22. The rundocumentary was conceived, written and filmed by Arizonans and run ners George Delalis and Eve Drinis. Fast Women follows four female reach their runners from the same local running club as they aspire to reac goals. Three women are aiming for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, while the fourth is a 32 year old woman who is trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon after having suffered a debilitating stroke. Along the way friendships are tested as the club’s coach, and husband to one of the runners, goes through a divorce, leaving the group in turmoil. Fast Women shows what happens when four driven women follow their dreams. Publisher Sue Berliner saw an early screen screening and found the movie to be very moving and compelling. Delalis and Drinis are submitting the film to various Film Festivals. To view the trailer, go to www.26two.com www.26two.com.

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TriSports.com Countdown to Kona Party Trisports.com is having one of their famous parties on Friday September 17th from 6-8:30 p.m. K-Swiss and TYR will be showcasing their newest gear that will be used to break records at the Ironman World Championships. They will be also wishing TriSports. com/K-Swiss protriathlete Leanda Cave and local Kona-bound athletes good luck as they make their final preparations to head to the Big Island. There will be goody bags for all Kona athletes. Don’t miss this fun happy hour complete with door prizes, appetizers and an open bar. Trisports. com is located at 4495 S. Coach Dr., Tucson, 85714. RSVP is required. Visit http://shop.trisports.com for more information and to RSVP for this fun social event. SWEAT magazine


September 19 GCC Fall F-1 Adult, Youth & Relay Sprint Triathlon The Glendale Community College Fall F-1 Adult, Youth, & Relay Sprint triathlon is not your usual triathlon. Adults do each discipline twice, perfect for practicing transitions. Adult distances are: 150 meter swim, 4 mile bike, .75 mile run then repeat. The youth race is a 100 meter swim, 2 mile bike, .75 mile run. Each relay team member does one of the disciplines twice. Top ten females and top ten males from the first adult race have a race off for the overall awards. A portion of the proceeds from this race will be donated to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition in memory of Pamela Zeman. This fast and flat event takes place at the GCC Pool, 6000 W. Olive, Glendale. The gun goes off on the youth race at 6:30 a.m. Race into www.trifamily.com for more details.

September 25 Tour de Pee Vee The Town of Prescott Valley and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona kicks off the fall racing season with the Tour De Pee Vee, a half marathon, 10k, 5k and a two-mile walk course All races start and finish under the east arch at the Prescott Valley Town Center at an elevation of 5145 feet, the highest point for each course. Most races go through Prescott Valley’s popular areas like Town Hall, Mountain Valley Park and Glassford Hill. The half marathon includes a portion of the Peavine Trail. The entry fees range from $25 to $35, and all proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona. The first race starts 7 a.m. For more info go to www.tourdepeevee.com.

September 25 Sabino Canyon Classic 4 Miler You will want to mark your calendar for the first ever Sabino Canyon Classic, a 4 mile hill raising experience. Sabino Canyon features some of the most spectacular views in the southwest. Your challenge: a four mile, seven hill climber from Sabino Canyon’s main road to the turnaround at the Bear Canyon Trailhead and back. Registration includes Everyone Runs famous Mexican breakfast, smoothies, free post-race photos, massage and a high quality tech shirt. Custom awards will be given to top finishers and in 5 year age groups.

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Presented by Tucson Medical Center and Fleet Feet the Sabino Canyon Classic benefits the Friends of Sabino Canyon and is held in cooperation with the Coronado National Forest - Santa Catalina Ranger District. For more information, visit www.everyoneruns.net.

September 26 Las Vegas Triathlon Not only does this event have Sprint and Olympic distances, but also a Half and relay! The race takes place at Lake Mead National Recreation Area with the start at LMNRA Boulder Beach. Water temperatures are expected to be 76 degrees so wetsuits should be allowed for this event. It is the flattest bike course in Las Vegas. You will finish up with a scenic run along the beach finishing at the waters edge. This is one race where what happens in Vegas need not stay in Vegas. It is the 12th edition, so don’t miss out. The races start at 6:40 a.m., 7:10 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and vary in cost. More info provided at www.mountainmanevents.com.

October 2 Show Low Bluff Tour of the White Mountains Epic Rides’ 15th Annual Show Low Bluff Tour of the White Mountains showcases some of Arizona’s best mountain bike single track located in Northeastern Arizona at 7,000 feet. Discover the challenges and gratification from riding smooth flowing single track under a canopy of Ponderosa pine in the ApacheSitgreaves National Forest. White Mountains Jam Session kicks off after the ride so you can enjoy some music and an evening in cool country. The tour offers 65, 35 and 15-mile challenges and a 10-mile fun ride. For the down and dirty, hop into www.epcirides.com.

Arizona Fire Chiefs Association 5k Fitness Challenge It is the third annual Arizona Fire Chiefs Association 5k. supports families of public safety and is family friendly. The race features 5K Run, a 5K Walk and a four-person Hose Carry (50ft hand line) 5K for those that want an extra challenge when they run. Medals will go to the top three overall run and top three centipede teams as well as the following age groups (run only): 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60- and over. Registration opens at 6:00 a.m. The race starts at 7 a.m. Food and

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drink will be provided plus raffle prizes will be given away. The entry fee is $25 before race day and $30 on race day. The race starts at 7100 North 58th Avenue in Downtown Glendale (adjacent to Murphey Park). Parking is available at the Bead Museum Parking lot. For more information visit www.azchiefs.org

October 3 AidS Walk Phoenix and 5k Run You may be surprised to learn the HIV infection rate continues to climb and primarily among heterosexual women, African Americans and men and women between 35 and 49. This is a great opportunity to support the cause. In its third year, the AIDS Walk Phoenix added a 5k run to the event giving you another reason to participate. The run will be timed with medals awarded to the top three men and women finishers in six age categories. The Walk and run starts at 200 West Washington Street, Phoenix. The run starts at 9 a.m. and the walkers will start 5 minutes after the last runner has crossed the start line. AIDS Walk Phoenix also offers Paws for the Cause, for walkers who want to bring their good-natured, sociable dogs along. This is an Aunt Rita’s event which will support 19 Valleybased agencies providing support, resources and services associated HIV and AIDS. To register visit www.aidswalkphoenix.org.

October 3 Seville Sports Club Mini & Maxi Sprint Tri Ready for a beginner-friendly triathlon? In Gilbert, Seville Golf and Country Club and TriFamily Racing are hosting four races- a mini sprint, maxi sprint, duathlon and youth triathlon. The mini race is for those who want to try their hand at a triathlon without committing to a full sprint, while the maxi is for those seeking a greater challenge than the mini. All triathlons begin in the non-threatening, heated pool of Seville Country Club, continue out onto a police-barricaded bike course and finish with a sidewalk run. Although the course is described as “pancake flat,” the bike course winds through the gorgeous golf course. The youth triathlon begins around 6:45 a.m. and the other races follow. All bikes need to be in the transition area by 6:45 a.m. For all the details go to www.trifamilyracing.com. S

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Odd Man Out

We profiled accomplished swimmer Jeff Commings in the June 2009 Men’s Issue. Commings, Associate Producer for Swimming World Magazine and Swimming World TV started writing Odd Man Out, an Autobiography in 2000 but made it a serious venture in 2005. He was a member of several USA Swimming national teams, competed in two Olympic Trials, was the first African-American to win a gold medal in swimming at the Olympic Festival and the first African-American swimmer to compete at the Pan-American Games. He tells his story as a gay African-American swimmer. He writes about his teenage years and most of his 20s, when he was afraid to live openly as a gay man. His fear of rejection affected his life socially and athletically. It is not only a story of Commings finding his place but a story of a black man who rose through the ranks of swimming’s elite when there were very few on pool decks with his skin color. You can read excerpts or purchase Odd Man Out available in paperback ($20) or for Kindle ($9.99) at www.dolphinsofthedesert.com.

Nutritional Healing

One of Publisher Sue Berliner’s go to nutritional reference books is Prescription for Nutritional Healing. The original was first published in 1983 offering the public a complete reference guide to achieving and maintaining the highest level of health and fitness through careful dietary planning and nutritional supplements. The fifth edition will be out early October with line by line revisions and additional updates related to Autism, Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s Disease, Prostate Cancer and more. Blending scientific research with traditional remedies, the popular book with over eight million copies sold is a comprehensive source on dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, and herbs. From Aromatherapy to Yoga, from Abyss to Wrinkles, Prescription for Nutritional Healing is 856 pages of disorders, remedies, and holistic information. This 5th Edition, with updates by Stacey Bell, D.SC, registered dietitian and formerly on faculty at Harvard Medical School, contains the most recent scientific research on supplements, diseases, additional resources and nutritional guidelines. Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 5th Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements will be available in October for $30. For more info visit www.prescriptionfornutritionalhealing.net

POM Recovery

It was a natural progression for the folks at POM Wonderful to develop an antioxidant rich recovery product. Their POM juices made from antioxidant filled Wonderful pomegranates are very popular. POMx Antioxidant Recovery, an allnatural pomegranate supplement is more concentrated than the juices. A two ounce serving delivers double the amount of polyphenol antioxidants found in an 8oz serving of POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice. Recently published research conducted at the University of Texas at Austin revealed pomegranate antioxidants can help speed muscle recovery and reduce muscle soreness following strenuous exercise. The study found that when participants consumed a daily dose of POMx they experienced over 30% less strength loss as well as 28% less muscle soreness compared to the placebo. Tod Miller, triathlete, coach and massage therapist, loves the stuff. He blends it into a smoothie or drinks a 2oz serving. He finds it beneficial in his training and recovery. POMx Antioxidant Recovery is available in a 16oz bottle for $24.95 and can be purchased at www.pomwonderful.com.recovery or by calling 1-888-POMx-001.

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M Meet Micah True, known as


BLANCO Caballo Blanco, the central character in Christopher McDougal’s popular book Born to Run is no ghost as described in the book and never was.

by Sue Berliner Photos by Luis Escobar

icah True was given his nick-name meaning White Horse by the Mayans who inhabited the highlands of Guatemala during the time of their civil war. While spending a few winters circling the volcanic crater lake of Attitlan, True would run into a village, greet the Indigenous people, buy some tortillas and bananas, then move on from village to village. Eventually as he entered the outskirts of each village, the women and children would line the streets calling out “El Caballo Blanco,” and the kids would follow him, laughing. He thought this sweet so he carried this name throughout his travels in Latin America. In his article Meeting the Tarahumara at the Leadville 100 (www.caballoblanco.com) he writes “The image of a Caballo Blanco must be rather endearing to Latin and Indigenous people, because I have always been greeted warmly, bringing a smile when I introduce myself.” I first met the soft spoken True at Sole Sports in Tempe where he spoke to a group of runners in late June. Slender, he stands 6’2, weighs 170 pounds with a shaved head and strong, working man arms. You can sense his kindness and warmth through his hazel eyes. He talked about his experiences with the Raramuri (Tarahumara) and the Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon (CCUM) he started in Mexico’s Sierra Madre Mountains. His 51-mile race dubbed “The greatest race the world has never seen.” was the focal point of McDougal’s book. Life is full of coincidences, especially with the advent of social media. Maria Walton, Micah’s girlfriend, and I became friends via Facebook prior to the presentation. We made plans for a feature on Micah. Maria, an Operating Partner for P.F. Chang’s in Mesa, arranged for the three of us to meet at P.F. Chang’s, Scottsdale Waterfront in mid July. True, 56, splits his time between Colorado and the Copper Canyons with stops in between. He is humble, passionate, and wise. Here is your chance to meet the True man behind Caballo Blanco.

First Race About every seven or eight years Micah True has those turning points choosing either to live or start dying. At an early age Micah True knew he would not live a conventional life. After growing up in California and attending school in Humbolt County his wandering ways began. “I was very transient,” said True. “I wandered all over the place. I was in Hawaii when I was 25, 26. I landed in Colorado when I was about 27. I was a prize fighter, a professional boxer. I ran some for that, I ran more than other boxers.” Once in Colorado while still boxing he started running more and got into full contact karate. He began traveling to Mexico and Central America traveling by foot.

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“I thought it was romantic and special and I just got around by foot, self propulsion so that is what I did,” said True. “I did not run a race until I was 32, but I ran 100 plus mile weeks for years. When I finally did run a race I had been running 170 and 180 mile weeks for a year, for fun as an experiment. I would get up at 4 in the morning and run 25 miles. At noon, I would run another 10 miles. “I ran my first race because someone talked me into it. He [the friend] said there was a fifty miler up in Wyoming. So my first real race was a fifty miler and I accidentally won. I got stronger as I went.” That was in 1986 at the Rocky Mountain Double 50 miler from Laramie to Cheyenne on the back roads of Wyoming. “I did 6:12.That was a pretty good time for a High altitude 50, I guess. My first race and my record,” said True. “Fifty-one out of the all time fastest 50s,” Maria Walton added. “I won a few fifty milers and started taking myself seriously,” said True. “I started thinking I had to keep up the mileage. I started getting competitive and I don’t really like myself then. Starting to get injured, in the long run, was a good thing because it lightened me up and opened me up to other things. It took me out of myself and then I stopped running competitively. I started running for the reasons I began with, just to be fit and my own reasons other than competition. I have been doing it that way ever since although I have slowed down quite a bit.” He attributes the slowing down to getting older. He has never done speed work. He runs because it is meditative. “It is a good way to clean myself out and let ideas flow. I always have better ideas, more clear about my thoughts. I need to be happy when I run. When I am not happy I don’t want to run. Although, it makes me happier for sure to do it. The hardest part sometimes for any runner is just getting out the door. You move through the barriers you get into that zone.”

A Bicycle Accident Leads to the Raramuri In 1993 he returned to Leadville, Colo. for the Leadville 100 after a six year hiatus. “I ran the race to celebrate being alive after having a really bad bicycle accident and waking up in the hospital,” said True. “It was about a month before the race and I decided I would celebrate being alive by entering the race again. “So I went and ran Leadville and I met this 55-year old Indian. Sixty miles into the race he passed me and he went on and won the race. I did pretty good. I started getting intrigued by it. The next year I wanted to enter the race again to bring my time down and I could not get into the race so I volunteered to pace some of the Raramuri in 1994.”


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The hardest part sometimes for any runner is just getting out the door. You move through the barriers you get into that zone. Micah True

It was a different team that year. True said the promoter from Tucson had a falling out with the 93 team. So the promoter brought a different team. “They were younger and they came in 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11,” said True. “That was the year the La Bruja, Ann Trason came in second. That is when we named her La Bruha. They were in awe of the ‘witch’ right away.”

Ghost Stories True started going to the canyons in 1994, stopping on his way south to Guatemala. Then he started making the Canyons his home, living at the bottom of the deep canyon and began building a house. “They [Raramuri] lived in the boondocks for good reason. I did not want to intrude on them and wanted to give them space. I did my own thing and found my own way around. After awhile I started skirting some of the villages. That is where Christopher [McDougal] comes up with this ghost thing about this ghost [me] running through the villages because the Raramuri were curious as to who this guy was because I wasn’t going to intrude on them. I was respectful. I don’t think there was any rumor I was a ghost. They see Gringos down there. They see tourists. To make it seem like a different planet is not accurate. It is a different world but not a different planet. Sensationalism sells. It is not how it is there.” After awhile he began to interact with the people. He said it takes years before the Raramuri open up to you.

Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon is Born He felt the Raramuri were not treated properly and taken advantage of by promoters in the states. “That is the big reason I am doing the race in the canyons” said True. “I feel as though they are better off where they are at. They don’t have to deal with all that crap. People want to run with them where they are. They don’t have to leave their homes or go very far from their homes. And they are winning prize money in corn and prizes and stuff that their traditional races provide.”

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He also started the race to encourage the Raramuri to keep running free and to continue their age old traditions. He added “To have pride in who they are. That is a free running people because a lot of humanity is not free anymore.” Six Raramuri and True ran the inaugural CCUM in 2003. In 2006, the event Born to Run covers, seven gringos and 25 Tarahumara ran the race. Before the book left the editor’s desk, the race had already gained popularity attracting a couple hundred Raramuri. In 2005 he moved the race from Batopilas, where most of the Raramuri live, to Urique. “That was the year Urique wanted to help sponsor it. The Presidencia wanted me to have the race there because they liked what I was doing. Previous to that I would hike over with the Ramuri and we would race back. “The more traditional Raramuri lived in Batopilas, the men wearing their kind of loin cloths and skirts and sandals. In Urique they don’t see those kind of people anymore except when we walk over for the race. So they really appreciate them. Where as in Batopilas they see them all the time, they don’t care about them. They are just Indians. In Urique they are special because the traditional Rarmuri no longer exist. “Analagoy: as humans,two legged confused ones, we tend to appreciate what no longer exists. When it is gone we wish it was there. When the air is no longer clean we long for clean air. When you can’t drink the water you long for clean water. When your partner leaves you, you wish she was back. We are confused because we want what is not there. We want what is not attainable.”

The Present This year 367 ran the race, 265 Raramuri, 62 gringos and 40 Mexican Nationals. Nine out of the top ten were Raramuri. First place wore his traditional skirt, headband and blouse and Asics stability shoes on his feet. The first gringo was Nick Curry from Tempe, Ariz. finishing 6th, his brother Jamil finished 13th. True had just returned from Mexico sporting a few scrapes and injured shoulder when we met for dinner. He was there to run another race and took a tumble on a gnarly descent. He considers himself a good downhill runner, but admitted he probably should not have pushed the pace when the others were walking.

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He was also there to check on the status of his race. “My race is up in the air for this year because of the new President and the elections and not having sponsorships.” The race he ran was the 14th edition of a Mexican government sponsored race. He has held his race nine times, with two races some years. “It is mostly Mexican Nationals and Tarahumara,” said True. “They don’t pay near the prize money as my race. My race had $14,000 cash, 100,000 pounds of corn. This race had no corn. Fifteen thousand pesos, which is $1,200, went to first place and there was prize money paid five deep. Our race pays twice as much cash and equal value of corn. Six through 10-wins $250 plus 1/2 ton of corn per person, 5th place $500 plus a ton of corn, 4th place $1,000 plus a ton of corn 3rd place $1,500 plus a ton 1st place $2,500 plus a ton of corn.”

More important to him were the conditions of the Raramuri. “The truth in the conditions of the Raramuri people lies somewhere in between some charity organizations depictions of starving baby’s with their ribs sticking out and desperate women to Christopher’s depiction of a Zen-like village state. Disease less and pure happiness, joy and no problems. Both descriptions do the Raramuri no favors. They lie somewhere in between. They have real problems just like all of us. They are real people so to put them on some sort of pedestal is not realistic and doesn’t do anybody any favors. We should respect them (we should respect all of us) for who they are but don’t treat them as God” Meeting his dog Guadajuko was one of his most memorable guiding experiences. “He emerged from the river when I was guiding a group of students, said True. “He escaped from drowning in the river and picked

When the air is no longer clean we long for clean air. When you can’t drink the water you long for clean water. When your partner leaves you, you wish she was back. We are confused because we want what is not there. We want what is not attainable. Micah True

He used to deliver the corn. Now they give coupons for the value of 100,000 pounds of corn. So the participants can buy beans, corn, rice, flour, whatever they need from the market.

On the Raramuri, What Makes them so Good and More When asked why are the Raramuri are so good. True stated: cellular genetic memory. “They remember how. A lot of us have forgotten and we are retraining ourselves to call up our genetic and cellular memories. If you have been an athlete you’ve got it in you. So you can recall it and you train yourself to recall it. On a different level you recall it from way back when, from your ancestor.” During dinner True mentioned there had been some inaccuracies in the book. I inquired as to what the biggest were. “Nobody ran barefoot,” True was quick to note the book did not say anyone ran barefoot. It was how some people were reinterpreting it.

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us up. He started walking with us and followed us all the way over from one canyon to another and got in on three square meals a day. [He] Slept with the girls in their sleeping bags at nighttime. When we got to where we were going, the girls all left and I got stuck with Guadajuko. It means the equivalent of cool, awesome. Late in the interview, the conversation tuned back to running and why he started running. “When I was 21, 22-years-old, I had been smoking lots of dope drinking lots of booze, partying hard,” said True.” And I wanted to do something and I couldn’t. It was hard. My throat was bleeding, I was panting and feeling like crap and determined I did not ever want to feel that way again. I thought I was too young to feel that way and never wanted to feel that way again. It was one of those turning points where you either live or you start dying. I have had a few of those every seven or eight years. I go through that same thing. So are you going to let it go or you going to live? So every now

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and then the decision comes up again. I was curious if any obligations to run came with the notoriety of being a main character in the Born to Run. “I feel bad if I don’t run and I feel good if I do,” said True. If I don’t run I don’t feel really good. I don’t have to meet up to any expectations. When I get things moving I feel better, when things aren’t moving they stagnate. When water is flowing it is cleaner. When you stop moving you die.” Many people know the Raramuri as Tarahumara. True explained the difference. “Raramuri is what they call themselves. It means light footed ones or running people. Tarahumara is what the Spanish Conquistadors thought they heard from the Raramuri. And the Raramuri are gentle non-confrontational people. They did not want to argue the point, so they said whatever,” True said with a light laugh.

The Future Did he think about working with the Raramuri thirty years ago when he amped up his running? “I did not visualize the exact projects I am doing now but I guess I knew I would live a similar lifestyle. I knew I would not be doing a mainstream thing. Thirty years ago I knew little of the existence of the Tarahumara. I have always been and admirer of indigenous people. I am sure I have dreamed and fanaticized certain aspects of my way of life. Some of it is not as glamorous as I have dreamt and some of it is more glamorous. I think I have always had a yearning for adventure and being different.” He did not have any set in stone long term goals or plans except to run until he dies. He is writing a book Born to Run Free--True Trails From the Horse’s Mouth. Meanwhile rumors of Born to Run on the big screen surfaced when Jake Gyllenhaal and McDugal showed up at the recent Leadville 100 Trail Run. In regards to the Raramuri he hoped they were going to gain something from the notoriety Born to Run has exposed them to. He feels a big responsibility to keep things real and to do his best to help the Raramuri to help themselves and to continue to run free, be respected and admired from the outside and looked at realistically. He wants them to gain from the exposure and experience and not necessarily in material ways. The Raramuri way focuses on Korima. The Tarahumara word means “a gift, the circle of sharing.” The CCUM is based on those principals. “The Ramuri share everything they have, said True. “There is no greed to speak of, people are just more generous.” Seeing it all come full circle would please the White Horse “I just want to live a healthy life, live and love,” said True. “To do what I can with whatever I am blessed with. I have no material goals of being wealthy. I feel I am already wealthy in the ways I care about.” S


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DAve KeOugh’S Ultimate Challenge By Geri Kilgariff


ver since he was a kid, Dave Keough has had a passion for the outdoors, adventure and physical challenges. He grew up on the east coast, sailing boats in the ocean and swimming in open water. When he was 12, he hiked 450 miles of the Appalachian Trail alone. And he wasn’t even running away from home. For the past couple decades, Keough’s completed numerous marathons, ultramarathons, century bike rides, open water swims and Ironman triathlons. Often finishing near the top. “I never started a race I didn’t finish” is his motto. Recently, Keough completed the Race Across America (RAAM) as part of an 8-man team. It is considered one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet, even for Tour de France riders. Keough completed it with one lung and while undergoing chemotherapy for lung cancer. Cancer hasn’t killed his passion. Keough’s heroes are the great explorers of the past few centuries. He’s inspired by how they overcame hardships and their willingness to venture into the unknown. “In a weird way, having cancer has been a kind of journey into the unknown,” Keough says. “This journey’s been hard and arduous, but it’s brought me closer to the things I love. It’s an incredible experience. You focus on every part of your life that’s important and that’s what matters.” Keough doesn’t look like he’s sick. He’s fit and moves with confidence. His smile lights up a room. He talks with energy and enthusiasm. Shaved heads are in style, so it’s not obvious his baldness is from chemo. But it is. “My endurance training--the ‘toughness’ it takes to get through the mental and physical pain--is what gets me through. I know that as soon as the spark is snuffed out, you give up. I’m keeping that spark alive as long as I can.” The Race Across America (RAAM) is a 3,005 mile, coast-to-coast bike race that passes through 14 states with more than

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100,000 feet of climbing. The route goes through the desert, over mountains, through desolate terrain in hot, dry, wet, humid and windy weather. It’s known as “The World’s Toughest Bike Race.” Teams average 350 to 500 miles a day. Three riders from each 8-man team ride daily in 8 hour shifts, trading off throughout their shift. Dave rode some of the toughest legs, including the steep climb up the eight percent grade over Wolf Creek Pass in southern Colorado. “I wanted it,” Keough said. “I got my wish.” The race started on June 12 in Oceanside, California and finished in Annapolis, Maryland. The team Keough was on, The Friar’s Club, finished on June 20. Their official time was 7 days, 14 hours and 55 minutes. Just 2 minutes behind the team in front of them. If it wasn’t for a red light, The Friar’s Club would’ve beat them. The teams had been battling for position for the last few hours of the race. “It added extra excitement to the race,” Keough said smiling. Keough is Telecom Manager for SRP. When SRP President David Rousseau invited him to join the RAAM team in April this year, it took Keough less than two minutes to accept. That invitation came almost exactly a year since he had been diagnosed with cancer. Back in the spring of 2009, Keough wasn’t feeling well while attending avalanche mitigation training on Red Mountain near Silverton, Colorado. He thought maybe he had a bad cold. Or at worst, pneumonia. A chest x-ray showed a tumor. On April 1, 2009 he found out he had lung cancer. It was a shock. He had never smoked. The doctors weren’t optimistic, but Keough’s proved them wrong. “Even for someone with no health issues, in a race like this your resolve is tested,” Rousseau said. “Your turn seems to come up a lot faster than you think, and the natural reaction is hoping the guy out on the road


can stay out there just a bit longer. But Dave, with much more consequential things to deal with, he never took a pass. There aren’t a lot of people who would be able to do that.” That kept his teammates from complaining about their aches and pains. Nothing they had could compare to what Keough was going through. “About midway into the race, the entire team’s focus shifted to the success of Dave’s race,” says Rousseau. “It was more about the adventure than the race. It was a real teambuilding experience.” Keough’s activities haven’t ceased since his diagnosis. In the past year, he’s gone on a 10-day river trip with his son, mountain biked in Crested Butte, Colorado, took a trip to New Zealand with his wife, rode on the RAAM team and spent 2 weeks fly fishing and hiking in Wyoming. “Every athlete has to deal with adjustments,” Keough admits. “You can’t always perform at your peak. There are some things you have to give up and take a different approach. You come to grips with what works for you. The basic elements and joy of the activity are still there. It’s an important part of my life.” Keough credits the Wellness Community for helping him deal with cancer. The Wellness Community is a non-profit organization that provides support and education to anyone touched by cancer free of charge. In appreciation, Keough raised over $4,000 for the organization through RAAM. “Cancer has changed me,” Keough admits. “Mainly spiritually. Things I took for granted before, I don’t. It’s caused me to reflect on my life and my experiences.” “So if life is a race, and the finish line is a life well-lived, “Keough concludes, “I’ve won.” S

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Age: 55 | City: Phoenix | Family: Married to Lucy for 30 years, two sons Patrick and Kevin Favorite Quote: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing” –Helen Keller

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New Balance Scottsdale

16211 N. Scottsdale Rd. #a-2, Scottsdale 480-315-0404 www.newbalance.com hours: M-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm Size: 2500 Sq. Ft. Years Open: 10 # Emp: 8 Brands of Shoes: New Balance, Dunham, Aravon Apparel: basic-new balance Other equipment: sunglasses Services, etc.: youth, gait Sponsored events: Race for the Cure, Girls on the Run Running Program, PF Changs

Road Runner Sports

Shops at Chauncey Ranch 7077 e Mayo Blvd, Scottsdale 480-513-1774 www.roadrunnersports.com hours: M-F 10am-8pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 10am-7pm Size: 9000 Sq. Ft. Years Open: 3 # emp: 20 Brands of Shoes: Asics, Nike, Brooks, Saucony, Newtons, New Balance, Adidas Apparel: Nike, Adidas, Road Runner Other equipment: HR monitors, GPS, sunglasses, insoles, watches, nutrition, water bottle carriers Services, etc.: nutri, none, club- USATF, disc, gr, train, sem, gait Sponsored events: Road Runner Sports 5k Series, 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk

Sole Sports.

6941 N. hayden Rd. #B4, Scottsdale 480-991-2475 www.solesportsrunning.com hours: M-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm Size: 3900 Sq. Ft. Years Open: 3 # emp: 14 Brands of Shoes: Asics, Brooks, Mizuno, Saucony, Nike, New Balance Apparel: full-Nike,Skirt Sports, Asics Other equipment: HR monitors, GPS, sunglasses, insoles, watches, nutrition, water bottle carriers Services, etc.: nutri, youth, club-Landis TriClub, disc, gr, train, sem, gait Sponsored events: SOMA Triathlon, Nathan Triathon, Skirt Chaser, Rocky Point Triathlon, SheRox

Tribe Multisport

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Size: 9000 Sq. Ft. Years Open: 6 # emp: 10 Brands of Shoes: Newton, Mizuno, Saucony, Pearl Izumi, Zoot, Avia, Scott Apparel: Zoot, Louis Garneau, Sugoi, Pearl Izumi Other equipment: vizors, clothing, ipod accessories, insoles, GPS systems Services, etc.: nutri, Tribe Racing, ASU, AZ tri club, First Wave Tri Club, Vitesse, Freak Factor., gr, train, sem, gait Sponsored events: DCB Adventure, Four Peaks

Triple Sports

4032 N. Miller, Ste 100, Scottsdale 480-994-1174 www.triplesports.com hours: Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 Years Open: 6.5 # emp: 6 Brands of Shoes: Avia, Zoot, Keen Apparel: Full- Zoot, Sugoi, TYR Other equipment: vizors, hydration, HR monitors, travel bags, insoles, GPS systems, casual wear Services, etc.: nutri, club, sem Sponsored events: Mountain Man, TriFamily Racing, Nathan, Soma

TEMPE Road Runner Sports

Tempe Market Place 43 S McClintock Dr, Tempe 480-968-2022 www.roadrunnersports.com hours: M-S 10am-8pm Sun 10am-7pm Size: 10,000 Sq. Ft. Years Open: 3 # emp: 17 Brands of Shoes: Asics, Nike, Brooks, Saucony, Newtons, New Balance, Adidas Apparel: Nike, Adidas, Road Runner Other equipment: HR monitors, GPS, sunglasses, insoles, watches, nutrition, water bottle carriers Services, etc.: nutri, club- USATF, disc, gr, train, sem, gait Sponsored events: Road Runner Sports 5k Series, 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk, Team in Training

Sole Sports

1006 e. Warner Rd, #104, Tempe 480-522-2475 www.solesportsrunning.com hours: M-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm Size: 3900 Sq. Ft. Years Open: 3 # emp: 14 Brands of Shoes: Asics, Brooks, Mizuno, Saucony, Nike, New Balance Apparel: full-Nike,Skirt Sports, Asics Other equipment: HR monitors, GPS, sunglasses, insoles, watches, nutrition, water bottle carriers Services, etc.: nutri, youth, club-Landis TriClub, disc, gr, train, sem, gait Sponsored events: SOMA Triathlon, Nathan Triathon, Skirt Chaser, Rocky Point Triathlon, SheRox

TUCSON Fleet Feet Sports

7301 e. Tanque verde Rd. Ste. 151, Tucson 520-886-7800 www.fleetfeettucson.com hours: M-F 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm Size: 3600 Sq. Ft. Years Open: 6 # emp: 12 Brands of Shoes: Nike, Brooks, Asics, Saucony, Pearl Izumi, New Balance, Mizuno Apparel: full-Nike, Pearl Izumi, Brooks, Moving Comfort, Asics, Sugoi

Other equipment: fitness equipment, watches, HR monitors, hydration Services, etc.: nutri, youth, gr, train Sponsored events: Fleet Feet AZ Trail Race, Everyone Runs Half Marathon and 5k, Old Pueblo 50-miler

New Balance Tucson II

7366 North Oracle Road, Tucson 520-327 7772 www.newbalancetucson.com hours: M-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm Size: 3000 Sq. Ft. Years Open: 5 # emp: 5 Brands of Shoes: New Balance, Dunhay, Aravon Apparel: New Balance Services, etc.: youth Sponsored events: Everyone Runs New Balance Tucson 10k and 2k at Old Tucson, Everyone Runs TMC Half Marathon and Handmaker Foundation 5k run and walk

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New Balance Tucson/ The Shoe House

5632 e. Speedway Blvd, Tucson 520-747-5555 www.newbalancetucson.com, info@theshoehouse.com hours: M-Sat 9:30am-6pm, Sun 11am4pm Size: 8000 Sq. Ft. Years Open: 10 # emp: 7 Brands of Shoes: New Balance, Aravon, Rockport, Dunham, Clark, Ecco, MBT, Skechers Apparel: Basic: New Balance Other equipment: Services, etc.: youth Sponsored events: Tucson Race for the Cure

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The Running Shop

3055 N. Campbell Ave #153, Tucson 520-325-5097 www.runningshopaz.com hours: M-F 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm Size: 2200 Sq. Ft. Years Open: 29 # emp: 6 Brands of Shoes: Asics, Nike, Mizuno, Brooks, Saucony, New Balance, Adidas, Pearl Izumi, Inov8, Vibram Apparel: full-Brooks, Nike, Asics, Adidas, Under Armour, Mizuno, Champion, Moving Comfort, BOA Other equipment: watches, HR monitors, sunglasses, hydration systems, GPS watches Services, etc.: nutri, club, disc, gr, train, sem, gait Sponsored events: Thanksgiving Cross Country Classic, Get Moving Tucson, Meet Me Downtown


4495 S Coach Dr., Tucson 888-293-3934 www.trisports.com hours: M 10am-9pm, T-F 10am-6pm, Sat/Sun 11am-4pm Size: 6000 Sq. Ft. Years Open: 10 # emp: 45 Brands of Shoes: Newton, Zoot, K-Swiss, Asics, Brooks, Pearl Izumi, Karhu, Saucony, Mizuno Apparel: full-Brooks, DeSoto, Zoot, SkirtSports, Pearl Izumi, Loui, Craft, CW-X, Moving Comfort Other equipment: watches, HR monitors, sunglasses, GPS, Hydration Systems, Hats, running accessories, custom insoles, sports nutrition, body/muscle care Services, etc.: nutri, club, disc, gr, sem, gait Sponsored events: Deuces Wild Triathlon, Trifest

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Fax 12, 2010 The Prescott Racquet Club Triathlon/Duathlon – MINI TRI Adults: 75 yd. Swim, 6 mi Bike, 1 mi Run; MAXI TRI Adults: 150 yd. swim, 15 mi Bike, 3 mi Run, Maxi DU Adults: ½ mi. Run, 15 mi Bike, 3 mi Run, Youth Tri: 75 yd. Swim, 2 1/2 mi Bike; 1/2 mi Run – Entry forms for this race now at: trifamilyracing.com, soon to be on Active.com Authorized Signature:

September 19, 2010 The Glendale Community College Fall F-1 Adult, Youth, & Relay Date: Sprint triathlon Adult TRI: 150 m Swim, 4.0 mi Bike, 3/4 mi Run X 2; (All Adults do each discipline

TWICE) Youth Tri: 100 m Swim, 2 mi Bike, 3/4 mi Run (All Youth Only do each discipline ONCE) Adult Relay teams also! Each partner does one of the above disciplines TWICE! Top 10 Females & Top ten Males from the 1st Adult race have a race off for the OVERALL awards. A portion of the proceeds from this race will be donated to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition in memory of Pamela Zeman

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heated pool Swim, 15.4 mi Bike, 2.8 mi Run, Adult Duathlon: 1/2 mi. Run, 10.4 mi. bike, 1/2 mi. Run Youth Triathlon: 100 yd. Swim, 5.4 mi Bike; 1/2 mi Run, Gilbert, AZ • Look over your project and check for errors; spelling, address, telephone #’s, copy or content. SWEAT is not responsible for typos or incorrect information. October 17, 2010 The 4th Annual JCC Scottsdale Fall Adult Mini & Maxi & Youth & Relay • Sign this page and fax it back to SWEAT. Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon - MINI TRI: Adults: 250 yd. Swim, 9.5 mi Bike, 2 mi Run; MAXI TRI: 500 • Any Changes from this point forward may cost you in time and materials. yd. swim, 12.6 mi Bike, 4 mi Run, Youth: 100 yd. Swim, 3.1 mi Bike; 1/2 mi Run, Scottsdale, AZ • SWEAT cannot process your job until receipt of Sign-Off. October 31, 2010 The City of Mesa Halloween Adult & Youth Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon - MINI TRI: – MINI TRI: Adults: 200 yd. Swim, 7.5 mi Bike, 1/2 mi Run; MAXI TRI: 400 yd. swim, 10 mi Bike, 2 mi Run. Youth: 100 yd. Swim, 2.5 mi Bike; 1/2 mi Run MAXI DU: Adults: 1/2 mi. Run, 10 mi. bike, 2 mi Run

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Undesired Sideliners: Side Stitches and Runner’s Trots Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD “I’m afraid to eat before I exercise … I might get a side stitch.” “I always carry toilet paper with me when I go on a long run.” “How can I change my sports diet to so I don’t need pit stops..???”


ittle is more frustrating to a competitive athlete than to be well trained for an event and then get sidelined with a side stitch or diarrhea. Yes, the sports diet that’s intended to enhance your performance can also bring you to a screeching halt! Sound familiar? Transit troubles and gastrointestinal (GI) concerns are common among athletes, particularly those who run and jostle their intestines. An estimated 30 to 50% of distance runners experience exercise-related intestinal problems, with women experiencing more problems than do men. If you are among the many active people who fear side stitches, loose stools, and GI distress, keep reading. The goal of this article is to offer some information and advice that can help you manage, if not reduce, your transit troubles.

SidE STiTChES A side stitch—that stabbing pain in your gut that can bring you to a stand-still—is familiar to about 60% of athletes. Because getting attacked by a side stitch is unpredictable (that is, one day you might get one but the next day you don’t), they are hard to research. The available data suggests they commonly occur in the same spot: on the upper right side of the abdomen where the liver is attached to the diaphragm by two ligaments. While we aren’t 100% certain what causes a side stitch, the prevailing theory is exercise creates stress on the ligaments that connect the liver to the diaphragm. Stitches can be provoked by a heavy dose of preexercise food/fluids, minimal training and inadequate pre-exercise warm-up. Wearing a tight belt can help reduce organ jostling and reduce the symptoms. You could also record your food and fluid intake to try to detect triggers (too much pre-exercise water? too large a meal?). With repeated dietary tweaks, you can hopefully discover a tolerable portion of pre-exercise fuel. To treat a side stitch, many athletes bend forward, stretch the affected side, breathe deeply from the belly, push up on the affected

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area, tighten the abdominal muscles, and/or change from “shallow” to “deep” breathing. (Pretend you are blowing out candles while exhaling with pursed lips.)

dREAdEd diARRhEA Marathoner Bill Rodgers may have been right when he commented more marathons are won or lost at the porta-toilets than they are at the dinner table! Diarrhea is a major concern for many athletes, particularly those who run. Understandably so. Running jostles the intestines, reduces blood flow to the intestines as the body sends more blood to the exercising muscles, stimulates changes in intestinal hormones that hasten transit time, alters absorption rate, and contributes to dehydration-based diarrhea. Add some stress, pre-event jitters, high intensity effort—and it’s no wonder athletes (particularly novices whose bodies are yet unaccustomed to the stress of hard exercise) fret about “runners’ trots.” Exercise—specifically more exercise than your body is accustomed to doing— speeds up GI transit time. (Strength- training also accelerated transit time from an average of 44 hours to 20 hours in healthy, untrained 60-year old men.) As your body adjusts to the exercise, your intestines may resume standard bowel patterns. But not always, as witnessed by the number of experienced runners who carry toilet paper with them while running. (They also know the whereabouts of every public toilet on the route!) Athletes with pre-existing GI conditions, such as irritable bowel or lactose intolerance, commonly deal with runners’ trots.

SOLUTiONS FOR iNTESTiNAL REBELLiON To help alleviate undesired pit stops, try exercising lightly before a harder workout to help empty your bowels. Also experiment with training at different times of the day. If you are a morning runner, drink a warm beverage (tea, coffee, water) to stimulate a bowel movement; then allow time to sit on the toilet to do

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your business prior to exercising. When exercising, visualize yourself having no intestinal problems. A positive mindset (as opposed to useless fretting) may control the problem. The following nutrition tips might help you fuel wisely and reduce the symptoms: 1. Eat less high fiber cereal. Fiber increases fecal bulk and movement, thereby reducing transit time. High fiber = High risk of distress. Triathletes with a high fiber intake reported more GI complaints than those with a lower fiber intake. 2. Limit “sugar-free” gum, candies and foods that contain sorbitol, a type of sugar that can cause diarrhea. 3. Keep a food & diarrhea chart to pinpoint food triggers. For a week, eliminate any suspicious foods--excessive intakes of juice, coffee, fresh or dried fruits, beans, lentils, milk, high fiber breads and cereals, gels, commercial sports foods. Next, eat a big dose of the suspected food and observe changes in bowel movements. If you stop having diarrhea when you cut out bran cereal, but have a worrisome situation when you eat an extra-large portion, the answer becomes obvious: eat less bran cereal. 4. Learn your personal transit time by eating sesame seeds, corn or beets--foods that can be seen in feces. Because food moves through most people’s intestines in 1 to 3 days, the trigger may be a food you ate a few days ago. 5. stay well hydrated. GI complaints are common in runners who have lost more than 4% of their body weight in sweat. (That’s 6 lb. for a 150 lb. athlete.) Runners may think they got diarrhea because of the sports drink they consumed, but the diarrhea might have been related to dehydration. 6. When all else fails, you might want to consult with your doctor about timely use of anti-diarrhea medicine, such as Immodium. Perhaps that will be your saving grace.

ThE BOTTOM LiNE You are not alone with your concerns. Yet, your body is unique and you need to experiment with different food and exercise patterns to find a solution that brings peacefulness to your exercise program. S Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD (Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) counsels both casual and competitive athletes in her practice at Healthworks, the premier fitness center in Chestnut Hill MA (617-383-6100). Her Sports Nutrition Guidebook and food guides for new runners, marathoners, cyclists and soccer players are available at www.nancyclarkrd. com. See also sportsnutritionworkshop.com.



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mountAin mAn olympic And HAlF ironmAn By Sue Berliner

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The Mountain Triathlon in its 26th year is more popular than ever. Race promoter Eddie Carlin opted to split the tri races into two events holding the sprint race in late July and the Olympic and Half Ironman in August. On August 8, despite the thin air at 7000 plus feet in elevation, nearly 600 athletes jumped into Flagstaff’s Lake Mary to start their day of swim, bike and run. The Olympic race consisted of a 1.5 kilometer swim, a 40 km bike ride and a 10 km run. In the Half Ironman distance, a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike and a 13.1 mile run, it was a tight race among the top three men once they were on their bikes. Brad Hendron, 36, of Chandler led until mile 6 when Brian Fults, Dan Springborn and Bryan Dunn passed him. By the time Hendron racked his bike Springborn and Dunn had been running for six minutes. Hendron pushed his pace and caught Dunn with two miles to go. With 200 yards to go Hendron narrowed the gap to just within feet of Springborn and passed him with 100 yards to go for the win. In the women’s half Mary Knott was first out of the water but Cara Payne racing for Valdora dominated on the bike putting six minutes on Christina Feliz of Tuba City. Payne and Feliz battled for second at the Lake Pleasant Tribal Sprint at the end of May with Payne finishing just ahead of Feliz. Once Feliz pulled on her running shoes, she put the hammer down, made up the deficit winning by 48 seconds. Lately it seems any race Pro triathlete Lewis Elliot enters whether a triathlon or running race, he wins. That was the case in the men’s Olympic race. Once on the bike he took command of the race and moved into the lead until the finish. Erica McClurg, a long time local standout and new to the masters category led the women’s field into the run. Karleen Dirmantas would eventually catch her on the run for the win.

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ArizonA roAd rAcers summer series rAce #5 And points Winners The 2010 Arizona Road Racers Summer Series came to an end on August 8 at South Mountain Park in Phoenix. The five race series started on May 29 at Papago Park. The series continues to grow with attendance topping 1000 at some races. For the final race more than 700 came out for an uphill and downhill 5k run or walk. It was the last chance to earn points in the series. Sally Meyerhoff won the women’s race beating points leader Ariana Kira Hilborn, 29. Meyerhoff, 26, an Arizona standout raced cross country and track for Duke University. This past spring Meyerhoff won the seventh annual More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s HalfMarathon. Hilborn is looking to qualify for the 2010 Olympic Trials. Jon Harmon, 25, won the final race by two seconds and took the series crown as well. S



MeN OveRALL Brad Hendron (4:31:01) Dan Springborn (4:21:32) Bryan Dunn (4:33:43)

MeN OveRALL Lewis Elliot (1:57:57) Tony Delogne (2:04:56) Carlos Mendoza (2:07:57)

WOMeNS Age gROuP WINNeRS 20-24: Christina Thompson (6:08:36) 25-29: Cara Payne (4:57:46) 30-34: Mary Knott (5:39:06) 35-39: Teri Twarkins (5:30:01) 40-44: Julie Egea (6:03:31) 45-49: Maria Chaira (6:00:22) 50-54: Peggy Kampa (6:15:50) 55-59: Lorie Armstrong (6:37:26)

WOMeNS Age gROuP WINNeRS 20-24: Melissa Lesage (2:42:35) 25-29: Natalie Bojko (2:32:32) 30-34: Robin Watson (2:38:39) 35-39: Shannon Driscoll (2:30:45) 40-44: Sue Meno (2:25:00) 45-49: Bobbi Calero Reimer (2:40:49) 50-54: Holly Button (2:58:26) 55-59: Gail Hughes (2:52:59)

MeNS Age gROuP WINNeRS 20-24: Brian Folts (4:44:13) 25-29: Brian Mchenry (4:54:05) 30-34: Dan Springborn (4:31:32) 35-39: Randy Stueve (4:40:46) 40-44: Dan Beaver (4:45:32) 50-54: Paul Brinkmann (4:47:11) 45-49: Steve Rink (5:02:00) 55-59: Robert Swift (6:05:11) 60-64: Victor Werhanowicz (7:43:24)*

MeNS Age gROuP WINNeRS 01-19: Dennis Graves (2:43:11) 20-24: Robert Mercer (2:21:02) 25-29: Blake Hice (2:24:13) 30-34: Evan Deszoeke (2:17:01) 35-39: Tony Delogne (2:04:56) 40-44: Leo Carrillo (2:08:40) 45-49: Michael Olson (2:13:21) 50-54: Tom Rozint (2:18:55) 55-59: Steve Foree (2:31:31) 60-64: Rick Kalinowski (2:36:02) 70-74: Dennis Winsten (3:58:25) 75-79: Leonard Moore (3:19:33)

WOMeN OveRALL Christina Feliz (4:56:58) Cara Payne (4:57:46) Linda Hurley (5:24:27)

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WOMeN OveRALL Karleen Dirmantas (2:19:20) Erica Mcclurg (2:21:01) Sue Meno (2:25:00)

ROAd RACERS RESULTS OveRALL WOMeN Sally Meyerhoff (17:27) Ariana Kira Hilborn (18:20) Magaly Burciaga-Schober (19:03) OveRALL MeN Jon Harmon (16:14) Jony Bailon (16:16) Denis Patrick (16:37) WOMeN WALKeRS OveRALL Dawn Tenney (32:42) Ellerie Lagerhausen (34:02) Ellie Kallal (36:23) MeN WALKeRS OveRALL Jim Troche (34:23) Cliff Elkins (41:52) Anthony L. Hannan (45:01) WOMeNS Age gROuP WINNeRS 4-10: Mikaela Ramirez (24:02) 11-13: Vanessa Ramirez (27:23 ) 14-17: Lely Bailon (19:18) 18-24: Samantha Meyerhoff (19:50) 25-29: Meggin Tengberg (22:46) 30-34: Alanna Bernacchi (20:10) 35-39: Tere Derbez Zacher (19:42) 40-44: Tricia Schafer (20:36) 45-49: Betty Phillips (23:13) 50-54: Jan Tefft (21:55 ) 55-59: Carol Bennett (23:45) 60-64: Karen Davis (24:42) 65-69: Joann Graham (34:55) 75-94: Claire Louise Elkins (46:53)

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MeNS Age gROuP WINNeRS 4-10: Joshua Reveles (23:58) 11-13: Leroy Hinojosa (18:35) 14-17: Orbelin Araujo (17:06) 18-24: Zachary Woodward (17:01) 25-29: Alan Walker (17:03 ) 30-34: Matt Marchese (18:11 ) 35-39: Jad Levi (18:06) 40-44: John Reich (17:00) 45-49: Ricardo Maldonado (17:50) 50-54: Mike Flanigan (19:49) 55-59: Bruce Baker (20:41) 60-64: Dale R. Gehr (21:44) 65-69: Richard Kutzner (23:06) 70-74: Adelio Percic (30:14) 75-94: Bodo Diehn (36:55)


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35-39: Louise Turner 40-44: Tricia Schafer 45-49: Karla Averill 50-54: Michelle Berman 55-59: Pat Richert 60-64: Karen Davis 75 & over: Claire Louise Elkins MeN OveRALL Jon Harmon Orbelin Araujo John Reich MeN WALK OveRALL Jim Troche 4000 MeN Age gROuP SeRIeS WINNeRS 10 & under: Joshua Reveles 11-13: Leroy Hinojosa 14-17: Orbelin Araujo 18-24: Dauda Sheriff 25-29: Brandon Nelson 30-34: Darrell Marshall 35-39: Jad Levi 40-44: John Reich 45-49: Ricardo Maldonado 50-54: Mike Flanigan 55-59: William Lynn 60-64: Dale R. Gehr 65-69: Dave Beracy 70-74: Adelio Percic 75 & over: Bodo Diehn


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SEPTEMBER 26 Kit Peak Time Trial. 11.6M. The TT begins at the gate at the bottom of AZ Highway 386. www.saguarovelo.org

SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 2 Scottsdale Cycling Festival. Criterium at DC Ranch, Canyon Village. 70 mile Tour de Scottsdale, Market St. DC Ranch. www.raceplaceevents.com

OCTOBER 9 Dust Devil Mountain Bike Series #1. 6:30 am. McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Scottsdale. www. dcbadventures.com. RTC viva Bike vegas. 118M, 62M, 35M. 6:30 am. RTC Administration Building, 600 S. Grand Central Pkwy., Las Vegas. 702-676-1542, www.rtcsnv.com/vivabikevegas/. TReK Breast Cancer Awareness Ride. 10M, 25M. Peoria. Southwest Bicycles www.southwestbicycles.com. 22nd Cochise County Cycling Classic. 45M, 92M, 157M, 252M. 2 am. Douglas. Perimeter Bicycling, 520745-2033, www.pbaa.com.

OCTOBER 23, 24 Artisan Prosthetics Cyclocross Series Races #1 and #2. Sat. Sinagua High School Campus, Sun. Coconino HS., Flagstaff. www.azcross.com.

OCTOBER 30 de New River. 40 miles, 72 >> Tour miles. 7:30 am. Starts at Desert

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Dust Devil Mountain Bike Series #2.. 6:30 am. Estrella Mountain Regional Park, Goodyear. www.dcbadventures.com.

NOVEMBER 12-14 Creek Bike Festival. Sat. 9 >> Cave a.m. Spur Cross Ranch

Mountain Bike Race. Kids Kriterium. 4 pm Alley Cat Race. Sun. 35, 50 mile Discovery Road Ride. Cave Creek. www.cavecreekbicyclefestival.com.

CLUBS Arizona Bike Club. Multiple rides all over the valley. Saturdays and Sundays, Moon Valley Rides. 40-50M. 6:00 am. Moon Valley Park on Coral Gables Drive, Phoenix. Claire Sutter, 602-942-3682, www. azbikeclub.com. Bicycle Ranch. Saturdays 6 am. North Scottsdale ABC Road Ride. SE corner of Frank Lloyd Wright & the 101. 480-614-8300. Bullshifters Club Rides. 6 am. Road rides Sat. and Sun. from the SW corner of I-17 & Thunderbird (behind Best Buy). 602-862-6262. www. bullshifters.org. Curbside Cyclery No Drop group Ride. Saturdays. 4855 E. Warner Rd., Suite 10, Phoenix, 480-5986778, www.curbsidecyclery.com. Cyclocross Racers. Rides every other Saturday starting Nov 2nd. Flagstaff. Cross bike friendly courses with plenty of technical & fast flats. All abilities welcome. 928-774-4235, john@azcyclocross.com, www.azcyclocross.com. Desert Breeze Spin-Cycle. 6:30 am. Sunday morning road rides (moderate/ advanced) from Desert Breeze Park, Chandler. Glen Fletcher wgfletcher@ cox.net , www.sportsfun.com/gaba. east valley Road Bike Rides. Saturday & Sunday 8 am. Westwood High School, Westwood & 8th St. Rides geared for bicycle race training. Dale 480-964-8168. greater Arizona Bicycling Association. Tucson. Andrea Lightfoot, 520-461-5170, www. bikeGABA.org. www.sportsfun.com/ gaba/rideschedule.html. No Women Left Behind (NWLB) Women’s ride. All women welcome, but encourage you to find out your average speed and be able to maintain at least 15 MPH. The goal is to reach 30 miles or more every ride. christinac1@ cox.net, www.nowomenleftbehind.me. Pathfinders. Entry level cycling group. Sundays 9 am. 10m and 20-25m. Paradise Bakery Parking lot, Double Tree and Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. Contact Betty Denson betty@progserve.com, www.thepathfinderscycling.com Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club. Saturday and Sunday rides, some weekdays and holidays, 20-60 miles with regroup stops, less-experienced to advanced level rides. Extensive club web site. www.pmbcaz.org. Pinnacle Peak Peddlers. Saturday Breakfast rides, 6:30 am. 2.5 hrs, breakfast half way. Leave from Pinnacle Peak Cyclery on Pima Road

to Carefree. Thursday nights, 6:30 pm, 21-29M. 23359 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. 480-473-4601, mail@ pinnaclepeakcyclery.com. Prescott Bicycle Club. www.prescottcycling.org. Red Mountain Brumby’s Cycling Club. Weekly fast or moderate Saturday ride, 5 am. MWF 5 am, Usery Pass, 30M. T/ Th 5 a.m. Las Sendas Ride, 23-26M. Sterling Baer, www.azbrumbys.com. Scottsdale ABC group Rides. Saturdays 6:30 am. Cycle Ranch, SE corner Via Linda & Mountain View. Sundays 6:30 am, Smith’s Shopping Center, Shea & Pima. John 480-391-2629. Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Assn. Weekly mountain bike rides/adventures. Various terrain/levels. All welcome. Tucson. 520-358-3338, Pollock@arizona.edu, www.sambabike.org. Sun Lakes Bicycle Club. 30-50M. Saturdays 6 am. Meet at flagpole at Sun Lakes Cottonwood Clubhouse on Robson Blvd, S of Riggs Rd. golf course of Sun Lakes. Bob 480-895-2601. Team LuNA Chix. Monthly free women’s mountain and road bike rides. www.teamlunachix.com, phoenixmtb@teamlunachix.com, lunachixaz@gmail.com. Tucson Cyclocross. Wednesdays 7 am. Have fun and refine skills. Himmel Park, Tucson. Momentum Tribe Multisport Bike Rides. Thursdays: 7:10 pm. Road bike ride, 10 M loop from Tribe. Saturdays: 7 am. Road bike ride, 46M. Meet at Tribe, Indian School & Miller, NE corner. Call for times. 480421-9442, www.tribemultisport.com, Kevin@tribemultisport.com West valley. Every Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday. Rides around the Sun Cities/ West Valley area. Start at McDonald’s, corner of Reems and Grand Ave. Gene Marchi 623-546-8112. Westvalley Cycle. Saturdays 6am. 25-60M. A & B Groups. Life Time Parking Lot, goodyear. Estrella/Verrado. Intermediate to Advanced riders. David 949-2124000 Vicki 623-546-5767 http:// members.cox.net/westvalleycycle/

MuLTISPORT/ ADveNTuRe RACe SEPTEMBER 4 Anthem Sprint Triathlon. Reverse order Tri. 5k run, 22k bike, 400m swim. 7:30 am. Anthem. www.4peaksracing.com.

SEPTEMBER 11 Rock Sprint and unified >> Red Triathlon. Sprint and unified

super sprint team tri. Benefits Special Olympics. DC Ranch, Scottsdale. www. SpecialOlympicsArizona.org/Triathlon.

SEPTEMBER 12 Racquet Club >> Prescott Triathlon/Duathlon. Adult Mini,

Maxi, Relay and Youth Tris, Adult du. 6:45 am. www.trifamilyracing.com



Countdown to Kona Party. 6-8:30 pm. K-Swiss and TYR will be showcasing their newest gear. And it is a send off for pro-triathlete Leanda Cave and local Kona bound athletes. Appetizers, door prizes and more. Trisports.com

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SEPTEMBER 19 **The gCC Fall F-1 Adult, Youth, & Relay Sprint triathlon. Adult Tri: 150m Swim, 4M Bike, 3/4M Run X 2; (Adults do each discipline TWICE) Youth Race: 100m Swim, 2M Bike, 3/4M Run (youth do each discipline ONCE) Adult Relay teams also! Each partner does one of the above disciplines TWICE! Glendale Las vegas Triathlon. Sprint, Olympic, Half and relays. 6:40 a.m. Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA). From Las Vegas take I-515 South (also known as: Hwy 93/95), NV. www.mountainmanevents.com


OCTOBER 3 Sports Club Mini & Maxi >> Seville Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon &

Youth Tri. Adult Mini Tri: 150yd swim, 10.4M bike, 1/2M run -Adult Maxi Tri: 300yd swim, 15.4M bike, 2M run -Adult Duathlon: 1/2M run, 10.4M bike, 1/2M run - Youth Tri: 100yd swim, 5.4M bike; 1/2M run. Gilbert.

OCTOBER 9 Carlos O’Brien’s Prospector Triathlon. Olympic, Oly relay, sprint tri. 7 am. Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Peoria. www.4peaksracing.com

OCTOBER 10 holualoa Tinfoilman Triathlon. 825yd swim, 12M bike, 3M run. 6:30 am. Hillenbrand Aquatic Center, University of Arizona, Tucson. www. TriTucson.comOCTOBER 17 The 2nd Annual JCC Scottsdale Fall Festival Adult & Youth & Relay Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon. TRI: Adults: 250yd Swim, 9.5M Bike, 2M Run; Youth: 100yd Swim, 3.1M Bike; 1/2M Run; DU: Adults: 1/2M Run, 9.5M bike, 2M Run. Scottsdale.


OCTOBER 31 of Mesa halloween Adult & >> City Youth Sprint Tri & Duathlon.

Adult Mini, Maxi and youth tri, Maxi du. 6:45 am. Freemont Pool, Mesa. www.trifamilyracing.com

NOVEMBER 7 Sprint Championship. >> Amica 6:15 a.m. Lake Pleasant

Regional Park, Morristown. www. amicachampionship.com. Blue Water Resort and Casino Triathlon. Sprint, Long and Relay. 7:45 am. Blue Water Resort and Casino, Parker. www. mountainmanevents.com.


NOVEMBER 25 valley Regional >> Southwest YMCA Youth and Adult Relay

Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon. 7 am. Southwest Valley Regional YMCA, Goodyear. www.trifamilyracing.com.

CLUBS Durapulse. Training valley-wide for all levels. 480-862-3076. info@ durapulseperformance.com, www. durapulseperformance.com. AZ Tri Club. Participation is more important than placing. Free triathlon club. East Valley training. Swims at Canyon Lake, and Pure Fitness. Weekly bike rides in Tempe, Mesa and Scottsdale. Runs at Tempe Town Lake. All ages and abilities

Dr. Jeffrey Banas. 480-633-6837, drjeffbanas@aztriclub.com, www. AzTriClub.com. First Wave Tri. Weekly Master’s swimming and running at Arrowhead Country Club, biking from Starbucks on 67th Ave & Arrowhead. www. firstwavetri.com. gage Total Training. Triathlon and multisport training. All levels welcome. Train in the Ahwatukee/ Phoenix area. Jane & George 480704-1295, info@gagetotaltraining. com, www.gagetotaltraining.com. Triathlon Training glendale Community College. Beginner to Elite The class offers inter-class competition, field trips, sponsor discounts, exposure to outside events and swim, bike, and run workouts guided by experts. The class culminates with competition in a Sprint Triathlon. Class requirements: road or mt. Bike, bicycle helmet, swim goggles running shoes and an open mind. Mark 623-547-5349, trifamilyracing@msn.com. Phone registration: Glendale Community College at 623845-3333. www.trifamilyracing.com. Landis Triathlon Club. Open for all levels. Training rides, runs and swims. Informative club meetings -with speakers. Landis Cyclery, 480-730-1081, 602-430-1043, mike@mikehughes1. com, www.landistriclub.com. Phoenix Triathlon Club –Come Tri with us! We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the multi-sport community. Weekly rides / runs, Monthly meetings for schedule see www.phoenixtriathlonclub.org. TriCats u of A Triathlon Club. Come practice, race, and socialize! Open to all ability levels. U of A Student Recreation Center. 520-241-5437, tomcbrown1@home.com. www.arizonatricats.com. Tri-Scottsdale Foundation. Goal is to increase awareness of the sport, sponsor races and sponsor athletes. Coaching is available from Gage Total Training and Lewis Elliot Racing. Women’s cycling with No Woman Left Behind. Group workouts schedule online. www.triscottsdale.org. Tucson Desert heat Triathlon Club. TDH provides its members with organized group cycling and running workouts every weekend, various training clinics throughout the year, training www.tucsondesertheat.org or kirk_strang@hotmail.com. Whole Body Coaching. Comprehensive, custom triathlon coaching. All abilities welcome. Ironman experienced. Tod Miller 602-275-9177, www.wholebodycoaching.com.

hIKINg/ CLIMBINg CLUBS Arizona Outdoor & Travel Club. A group that likes to hike, bike, camp, and do 4x4 off-roading. Tuesdays are general meetings. Scottsdale. www.azoutdoortravelclub.com. Arizona Trailblazers hiking group. Open to all hikers and camp-

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ers. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of odd months (Jan/March/etc.). The club has 3-4 hikes a month from easy to moderate. Yellowallpapaer@hotmail. com, www.azhikers.org. AZ on the Rocks. Arizona’s largest indoor climbing gym. Fully air-conditioned, showers, fitness equipment. Beginners welcome. Classes for all levels and ages. Near Bell Rd. off the 101 Fwy., Scottsdale. 480-502-9777, www.AZontheRocks.com. Canine hiking Club of Arizona. 3-5 hikes per month. All ages, skill levels & dogs welcome. 623-516-9422, jdeben@hotmail.com, www.mydog8az.com. Flagstaff hiking Club. Local club that hikes most Saturdays. No meetings but communication through email and monthly newsletter. www.flagstaffhikingclub.com, adelpha@npgcable.com. Friends. Hiking, backpacking, and canoeing for beginners to advanced. Mail@friendshiking.com, www.friendshiking.com. glendale hiking Club. Several hikes each month. Meets 2nd Thursday of month at 7 pm. Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown. 602-230-5391, www.glendalehikingclub.org. Lost Dutchman State Park. Saturdays 2-3 hours. Guided hikes focus on plants, wildlife & local history. Ask about their Moonlight Hikes. 480-982-4485. Orienteering Club. Phoenix. Clinics, meetings & competitions on finding the way with a map & compass. 480-706-4824. Phoenix Rock gym. Rock climbing classes. 480-921-8322, www.phoenixrockgym.com. Southern Arizona hiking Club. Tucson. 50-60 hikes per month for all ages & abilities. 520-751-4513, www. sahcinfo.org. Southwest Outdoors Club. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7:30pm. Hiking, backpacking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking. Pyle Adult Rec. Center, 655 E. Southern, Tempe. Ed, 480-921-3821. Tucson Orienteering Club. For beginners to experienced orienteerers. Peg 520-628-8985. www.tucsonorienteeringclub.org. Wandering Soles hiking Club. 1st Tuesdays at 7 pm. Weekly hikes throughout Arizona. Members ages 25-40. Boulders, 530 W. Broadway Rd., Tempe. 602-222-2572. www. wanderingsoles.org.

INLINe/SKATINg CLUBS Predator Speed Skate & Cycle Club. Predator Speed Skate Club is the largest speed-skating club in the southwest, and is one of the largest outdoor clubs in the nation. Mark Gaylor 602274-5840, www.predatorspeed.org. Phoenix Fun Skate. Monthly skate organized by Phoenix AZ Inline Skate School 480-570-3306, www. PhoenixAZinline.com. Tucson Inline SK8 Club. Sundays. Afternoon social skate. Fast Eddie 520-722-7434, www.skatetucson.org.

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ROWINg/ PADDLINg CLUBS Arizona Dragon Boat Association. The association invites young and old, or all abilities to participate in a 2500 year old paddling sport. Svasquez2@ cox.net, www.azdba.com. Arizona Dragon Diva’s. Women’s dragon boat team now forming, all abilities welcome. Practices Tempe Town Lake. info@azdragonriders. com, www.azdragonriders.com/azdivadragons.html. City of Peoria Outdoor Adventure Kayaking Classes. ACA certified classes for adults and children. Ongoing at Lake Pleasant. Call 623773-7725. Polynesian Outrigger Canoe Club Na Leo ‘O Ke Kai. Experience island style fun and exercise. Tempe Town Lake, North side of Lake at white umbrellas on East side of boat launch. Tue & Thu 5:30 pm Sat 8:00 am. Look for Andrew, Janet, Peggy, or Auntie Diane.No equipment needed. 602821-0641 or 626-200-9440. www. outriggeraz.com Southern Arizona Paddlers Club. Second Monday of every other month starting in January, AZ Game and Fish Building, 555 N. Greasewood Rd., Tucson, 7 pm. vicepresident@soazpaddlers.org, www.soazpaddlers.org.

RuNNINg/ WALKINg SEPTEMBER 4 Wounded Warrior Project 5K/10K Run/Walk. 6 a.m. Show Low city park, Old Pavilion. 928-537-4327. 12th Annual Territorial Days 10k & 2 Mile Fun Run. 7:15 a.m. Memory Park Chino Valley. Mark Metz 480-220-5085

SEPTEMBER 5 Arizona Road Racer’s Jerome hill Climb. 4.6M. 8 am. Arizona Road Racers 602-954-8341, info@arizonaroadracer.com.

SEPTEMBER 6 Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run. 8M, 2M. 6:30 am. 2 mile details TBD. 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail Rd. Tucson. Randy Accetta 520-9910733, www.azroadrunners.org.

SEPTEMBER 11 Paatuwaqatsi Water Is Life Run. Ultra run, relay, 4M. 6 a.m. Polacca, AZ. www.waterisliferun.org

SEPTEMBER 12 Arizona Road Racers I-Did-A-greenRun. 10k, 5k, 1M. Reach 11 Horse Lovers Park, Phoenix. Steven Finkelstein 602-954-8341.

SEPTEMBER 18 Arizona grape Stomp 5k. 8 am. Wilcox. www.arizonawine.org. Run4fun 2010 race for Kids #3. 7:30 am. Papago Park, Phoenix. Racelab. Run for the gecko 5k & 1mile Fun Run. 8:15 am. Reach 11, Phoenix. 602-9548341, www.arizonaroadracers.com



Sabino Canyon Classic 4 Miler.

6:15 am. Sabino Canyon, Tucson. www.everyoneruns.net Tour de Peevee. Half marathon, 10k, 5k. 3001 Main Street, Prescott Valley. 7 am. www.tourdepeevee.com Moon valley grasshopper Bridge 5k. 7 am. Moon Valley Park, Phoenix. Paul Ruckel 602-866-2560. Tour de Pee vee. 7 a.m. 13.1M, 10k, 5k. 7 a.m. Prescott Valley Town Center, Prescott Valley. 928-776-8686. Flagstaff half Marathon, half Marathon, 10k and kids kilo. 8 am. Flagstaff Nordic Center. Tim Young 928-220-0550, www.flagstaffnordiccenter.com. Javalina 12 hour full Moon Night Run. 6 pm. Pemberton Trail, Fountain Hills. 602-361-7440, www. javelinajundred.com.

SEPTEMBER 26 Walk for hope. 5k desert run, 1.3 leisure walk. 8 am. Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix / Victory Lane, Glendale. www.walkforhope.org.

OCTOBER 2 Annual The Arizona Fire >> 3rd Chiefs Association 5k Fitness

Challenge. 7 am. 7100 N. 58th Avenue, adjacent to Murphy Park, Downtown Glendale. 623- 581-8586 Man Against horse Race. 12M, 25M, 50M. 6:30 am. Mingus Mountain, Prescott. Ron Barrett, 928-6362028, www.managainsthorse.com.

OCTOBER 3 Walk Phoenix & 5k. 5K >> AIDS run and walk. 7 a.m. Cesar

Chavez Park, Phoenix. 602-2774333, www.aidswalkphoenix.org. XTeRRA Trail Run estrella Mountain. 20k, 8k. 7 am. Estrella Mountain Regional Park, Goodyear. www. aztrailrace.com Jim Click’s Run ‘N’ Roll. 8k run/walk, 8k-wheelchair race, 3k run/walk. 7:30 am. University of Arizona Mall, Tucson. www.runnroll.org.

OCTOBER 9 Cactus ChaCha Trail Runs. 3M, 7M. 7:15 am. White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Waddell. www.cactuschacha.com. get Moving Tucson 10-Miler and 5k walk/run. 10M, 5k. 7:30 am. Tucson Convention Center, Tucson. Randy Accetta, 520-991-0733, president@ azroadrunners.org.

OCTOBER 10 Stache Dash 5k Run. 2 pm. Tempe Town Lake/Rio Salado Park. Pinnacle Peak Events. 602-9992468, www.pinnaclepeakevents.com Arizona Road Racers Mazatzals Trail Run. 18M. 8 am. Sunflower. Arizona Road Racers 602-954-8341, info@ arizonaroadracer.com.

OCTOBER 16 19th Annual Frank Kush Family Fun Run & Walk. 5k, 1M. Tempe Town Lake, Tempe. Andy Dzurinko, 480921-9341, dzurinko@juno.com 20th Annual Bisbee Stair Climb. 5k. Courthouse steps in Old Bisbee. www.bisbee1000.org

OCTOBER 17 South Mountain Classic 20k and 5k. 7:30 am. Park entrance on Central.

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www.arizonaroadracers.com. Mount Lemon Marathon and half Marathon. Tucson. www.mountlemmonmarathon.com.

NOVEMBER 7 half Marathon and 5k. >> Women’s 7 am. Scottsdale to Tempe.

Shuttle to start line. Expo on Saturday. www.womenshalfmarathon.com Phoenix 10k. 10k, 5k. 8 am. Wesley Bolin Memorial Park, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix. www. Running Masters.net Phoenix Fight For Air Climb. 8 am. A stair climb event for the American Lung Association. Renaissance Square, Downtown Phoenix. American Lung Association 602-258-7505 www.climbphoenix.com.

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Wednesday Evenings. www. solesportsrunning.com. Team in Training. Training for Rock N’ Roll AZ. Teams to walk or run a variety of marathons to help find a cure for leukemia. All fitness levels welcome. 602-788-8622, 800-568-1372. The Lightning Track Club. Phoenix. Athletic and speed training. Coach Mo. 480-217-0175, mstreety@hotmail. com, www.coachmospeedcamp.com. The Running Shop. Weekly Wednesday evening group runs. 6:00 pm. Open to everyone. 3055 N Campbell suite 153, 520-325-5097, www.runningshopaz.com. Zonie hash house harriers. Regularly scheduled hare & hound chases, generally in the Chandler/Tempe area. 480–821-0471, www.zoniehhh.org.

Runs half Marathon, SeMINARS/ >> edveryone 5k, Children’s Fun Run. 7:20 am. Sabino High School, Tucson. WORKShOPS/ www.everyoneruns.net. CLASSeS 10-Mile/5k Run and >> Irongirl Core Classes. Dynamic and challenging Walk. Women only event. Tempe Beach Park, Tempe. www. iirongirl.com

CLUBS American Diabetes Association. TEAM DIABETES. Walk. Run. Cure. Join us and help children and adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Training programs designed for all levels with a supportive TEAM environment! Michelle, 602-861-4731 x7095. Feel The heat Track Club. Tues & Thurs. 6:30 pm. Youth, Open, Submasters, & Masters Athletes. USATF Certified & Experience Coaching. Our Coaches are athletes also! Stop by and try us! Marcos de Niza HS, Hamilton HS, McClintock HS. 480235-4587, www.speedbyrawle.com Marathon Coaching Consultants. “Human kindness through running” Running Club and Personal Training Across the Valley. Group runs: Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Track workouts: Tuesday and Wednesday. Coach David Allison: 480326-1495, www.marathoncoachaz.com. Northern Arizona Trail Runners Association. NATRA’s mission is to promote trail running in Northern Arizona to folks of all abilities. Saturday group runs on various trails. nsw1731@earthlink.net, www.natra.org. Phoenix hash house harriers. A drinking club with a running problem hosts non-competitive “Hare & Hound” runs “hashes” each Sat. at various locations. 602-230-JERX, http:// phoenixhhh.org/. Run AZ. 7 pm. Tues. & Thur. runs. Run AZ, 48th & Warner, Ahwatukee. 480-592-0900. www.runaz.net. RunFar Arizona. West Valley half and full marathon training, and general running program. www.runfaraz. com, runfaraz@cox.net. Rx Running. Comprehensive, individualized programs. Flexible meeting times. Nationally certified running coaches. 480-491-3506, www.RxRunning.com, coach@RxRunning.com Sole Sports Running Club. Group Runs and Marathon Training. Long Runs Sat. & Wed. Mornings, Mon. & Thur. evenings. Track Workout

60 minutes, designed to strengthen the core of the individual while incorporating the entire body and increasing endurance, flexibility, strength and power. Phoenix /4440 N. 36th St. Suite 240 / 602-956-4040/ Kraemer@ endurancerehab.com Scottsdale/ 9376 E. Bahia Dr. / 480-556-8406 / Brandon@endurancerehab.com or Andi@endurancerehab.com www. endurancerehab.com.

SWIMMINg SEPTEMBER 18 Open Water Swim Series. >> Arizona 1000/2000/4000 Meters. 8:25

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NOVEMBER 7 Open Water Swim Series. >> Arizona 1000/2000/4000 Meters. 8:25

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CLUBS Arizona Masters Swimming. Non-profit organization dedicated to promoting aquatics fitness and swimming events within the State of Arizona. Part of United States Masters Swimming. 480-365-0037, www.azlmsc.org. Camelback Coaching. Swim workouts at noon M, W, F. 12-1pm. Scottsdale JCC. Drop ins welcome. 480-3633867, www.camelbackcoaching.com Sun Devil Masters. Variety of programs. 25+ workouts a week. Scottsdale and Tempe pools. 602818-4790, www.sundevilmasters.com. DATeS & TIMeS ARe SuBJeCT TO ChANge, PLeASe CALL The INFORMATION NuMBeR PROvIDeD. Free calendar listings are available to events with specific dates & ongoing activities that are free & open to the public. Listings are limited to space available and subject to publisher’s approval. If you would like to see your event listed, send your notice before the 5th of the preceding month to: calendar@sweatmagazine.com

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SWEAT September 2010 - Caballo Blanco  

Annual running issue featuring running legend Micah True known as Caballo Blanco.

SWEAT September 2010 - Caballo Blanco  

Annual running issue featuring running legend Micah True known as Caballo Blanco.