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APRIL 2009 >> Vol. 18 >> No. 4



What Mama Should Have Told Me Rhona Melsky uncovers tips for all from female Zonie athletes


Paying Homage to Mama Earth Nancy Knoche finds lots of ways to celebrate planet Earth


Spring Running Shoe Review Adam W. Chase and his testing crew give you the latest and greatest to get and keep you running.

Publisher’s Note. . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Training on the cheap

Fast Breaks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Pandapalooza, The Peacemakers, Flower Power, Swim School


On Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Pat’s Run, Tour De Paradise, Urban Assault, Whiskey Row, Night Run for the Arts.

Gotta Have It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Kruzr II, Return to the Sacred, Morphin Merrell, Celsius

Sweat Shorts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Kona 24 Hour, Skirt Chaser, Valley of the Sun Stage Race

Que Pasa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The SWEAT Marketplace. . . . 29

Cover Salley Meyerhoff on the track at Mountain Point High School. Her alma-mater and where she currently coaches.

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On this page Cori Spangenberg of the Geezers and Little Girls ripping it up at Kona 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

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Publisher’s Note

Vol. 18 >> No. 4 >> APRIL 2009


Sue Berliner

Frugal Fitness

Editor at Large Joan Westlake


e all have those moments when our motivation to workout wanes. We dawdle with household chores or get absorbed in our I-Phones and Crack berries until our window for a 90-minute run turns into a 30-minute dash. Lately, I seem to be missing my weekend strength workouts. Weekends packed with events and a touch of laziness are to blame. From working with trainer Eric Bell, I know that 100 push ups take only five minutes. But, five minutes each for chin ups, pull ups or sit ups are easier said than done. To get back on track, I decided to work out while Eric trained clients on a Sunday morning. When I arrived at 6:30 a.m., I was surprised that I would be training with the other women. First we took a 24-flight jaunt in the stairwell. Next, three sets of a rotation among several leg exercises. The pace was frenetic and I struggled. Then, the stair climb again followed by sets of upper body exercises. We finished off with core work. Even after turning to toast after the vigorous, 70-minute, full body workout, I enjoyed it. Group training is not only fun, it is an economical and efficient way to get the benefits of personal training. Call it frugal fitness. Being thrifty, resourceful and not wasteful is in and green. There are so many opportunities, especially in Arizona, for exhilarating workouts on the cheap. Tops on my list is cruising to Camelback Mountain on my commuter-friendly mountain bike, then hiking up one side, down the other and running on the road back to my bike. For a quickie, I ride or run to a nearby park for some chin-ups and push ups. While I enjoy group rides, I never liked driving to a training ride. I would rather pump pedals then gas and prefer cycling to driving. Arizona has some of the country’s biggest and best parks in the nation. Our park system needs our support. Bring your friends and make a day of it. Most parks have great trails to hike, bike or run. Bring a picnic basket. Cool off with an open water swim or try some kayaking. Most parks have only small parking fees. If you are having a tough time plucking down dollars for a race, think of it as an investment in your health. Amortize the entry fees over the time you spend training and the fun you have. It’s a real deal. April offers an abundance of bargain activities, especially now Earth Day has turned into Earth Month. What was once Valley Bike week is now Valley Bike Month. There are bike rides with breakfast, bike festivals, swap meets, bike-to-work days and the Great Bike Chase -- a biking to baseball extravaganza. Tucson, Flagstaff and other towns boast their own bike celebrations. Check out our Mother Earth article for a full list of happenings. Show government officials how important these activities are to the community by attending. A continuing free source of information and inspiration on the road to health and happiness is SWEAT magazine. Please thank and support all of our advertisers and the 1,000 plus businesses that distribute our publication. I thank all of them and all our readers, contributors and staff for the opportunity to continue doing what I love. It is now 1 a.m. Up at 5 a.m. some 20 hours ago; I guess I have procrastinated long enough. There’s nothing left to do but those five minutes of push ups before I sleep.


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Nancy Clark Marty Velasco Hames Shelli Read Sharon Salomon Stephanie Spence

Photographers Randy Berryman Heather Hill


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Our Mama Earth feature writer says she loves combining travel, sports and fitness. Nancy Knoche climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge while attending the 2001 Olympics and ran a road race at Wimbledon. She moved to Arizona from Minnesota and, once she ran the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon, she never stopped. Noche has finished two more 26.2 milers, including New York City, and now regularly runs shorter distances. She keeps on moving by hiking the Grand Canyon, swimming the LaJolla Rough Water Swim plus boxing and working out at the Krav Maga Training Center. She is an NASM certified personal trainer.





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Rhona Melsky Profiling some of Arizona’s most notable female athletes is Rhona Melsky, a long-time journalist with experience as a reporter, writer, copywriter, copyeditor and managing editor for magazines, newspapers and Web sites. After a 13-year stint in New York City, she moved home to Arizona six years ago. She loves to travel, cycle, ski and take step class. Her passion is animal rescue work and she serves on the board of directors of Wildhorse Ranch Rescue, an equine rescue in Gilbert. She is pictured here with one of the rescued animals – Rufus. Her own rescue family includes three dogs, a rabbit and a mustang. She says, “I also like mucking horse poop. It’s a great upper-body workout.”



Adam Chase Adam W. Chase has more shoes than Carrie Bradshaw and Imelda Marcos put together. Mind you, his Manolo Blahniks come in the shape and flare of Pumas, Newtons, Mizunos or Karhus, perfect for our our running shoe review. A tax lawyer by day, Adam has an odd proclivity for running non-stop for hours at a time and even competes in weeklong adventure, running and snowshoe races. He serves as the president of the American Trail Running Association (, is the co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Trial Running and is the trail editor for Running Times. He owns Boulder Field Testing, LLC, a gear testing, consulting and focus group company that operates out of Boulder, Colorado. Most importantly, he is the proud father of his two sons, Noah and David. His testing team included Charlotte Bouscaren, Stephanie Byrd, Mike Dibbens, Fiona Docherty, Clark Edwards, Maureen Eldredge, Connie Eyster, Sarah Goe, Lisa Mason, Heather North and Doug Ray.

Heather Hill This month Heather shot running stand-out Sally Meyerhoff. Heather got her professional start photographing the Indiana University Little 500 bicycle race, and has been widening her repertoire of subjects ever since. Her photographs have appeared in numerous national publications as well as many local magazines. Although much of her work now focuses on portraiture, her favorite subject matter involves creative movement found in dance and theatre, as well as sport. These days, boot camp and teaching swing dance keeps her in shape.

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B]op>na]go Flower Power Swim School Savvy Away Stress A study just released by researchers at the National KjO_da`qha April is National Stress Awareness Month. Right, like you aren’t aware of stress the other 11 months of the year. Exercise, sleep and good nutrition are great tools to combat the tension. SWEAT suggests you consider adding Bach Original Flower Remedies to your arsenal of stress busters. You won’t find a more skeptical group than SWEAT’s staff. But some of us have been using Bach’s Rescue Remedy cream and drops for a decade. The recently introduced spray sits by the editor’s computer and the new pastilles are a briefcase must. The Bach remedies are an allnatural, completely safe healing system. There are a nearly 40 different remedies. Here’s what Bach recommends: Worried? Take Mimulus to put fears into perspective, restoring the courage and calm needed to face daily life head on. Fatigued? Take Olive for restored energy when you find yourself multitasking and too exhausted to enjoy life. Irritated? Try Impatiens when you are stuck in traffic or waiting on a long checkout line? Discouraged? Use Gentian when the ups and downs of life take away your enthusiasm and make you feel like giving up. “It’s simple to take the remedies,” says Bach Flower Remedies Expert, Nancy Buono, North American Director of the Bach International Education Program. “It only takes a moment, just two drops straight in the mouth or in a glass of water. Stress is part of daily living, but excessive stress can make us sick. The products were formulated 75 years ago by British physician, Dr. Edward Bach. Because they are homeopathic dilutions, they do not chemically interact like herbs. Find Bach remedies at local health food stores including Whole Foods Markets or online at www.bachremedies.

Institute of Health indicates very young children taking swimming lessons has a protective effect against drowning and does not increase children’s risk of drowning due to lack of parental supervision. SWEAT told you so. We wrote what became a nationally award-winning article in defense of swim schools a few years ago when the rest of the media was in frenzy over a misinterpretation of a report. That study said kids less than 4-years-of-age could not learn to swim. Even big national press jumped on the conclusion that it was dangerous because parents would get a false sense of security. SWEAT interviewed pediatricians and pool safety experts who said that although infants and toddlers couldn’t be taught the breast stroke, they could learn to not panic, get to the edge of the pool and the older ones could hand-over-hand themselves to steps to get out.

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The SWEAT editor’s 6-month-old nephew, Parker, was featured learning to do just that. “Swimming lessons are appropriate for consideration as part of a comprehensive drowning prevention strategy,” said Duane Alexander, M.D., director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the NIH Institute at which the study was conducted. This new study looked at data about 195 toddlers who had serious pool incidents. The results, appearing in the March Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, revealed that of the 61 1- to 4-year-olds who drowned, only two (3 percent) had received swimming lessons. In contrast, 35 of 134 children who did not drown (26 percent) had taken swimming lessons. The authors concluded that swimming lessons could appropriately be considered part of a complete prevention program, along with fencing for pools, appropriate adult supervision and training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for parents and caregivers. Photo courtesy of Arizona State Parks

New Cave Creek Nature Center


On your far, northeast Valley hikes, you can now stop by a cool, new nature center at Cave Creek Regional Park. Several features make the 4,000-square-foot nature center unique including a garden roof over the main space to increase the insulation value, a solar power generating panel to help offset energy consumption and the use of recycled materials. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, the nature center houses a small gift shop, administrative offices and meeting rooms which can be rented for group meetings. There’s also an amphitheater with a fire ring a short distance from the patio There is a $6 per vehicle entry fee at Cave Creek Regional Park, located at 37019 N. Lava Lane. More info at or call the park office at 623-465-0431.




The date for the Spin Psycle, a ride-and-tie style run and bike with mud, takes place on May 2 at MacDonald’s Ranch, Scottsdale. SWEAT was off by a few days in our March On Schedule column. Facts at www.

Guided Hikes And Strolls Arizona State Parks offer many paths to de-stress in Mother Nature. For the low price of admission, most parks feature ranger- led hikes with commentary about the history, geology, flora and fauna of the area. Here’s a few to check out. Go to • Dead Horse Ranch State Park features its renowned Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival April 23 to 26. The theme this year is “The River is the Reason” and features field trips, guided walks and presentations focusing on the Verde River. The registration fee for the entire festival is $10, which includes admission to the park, parking and access to exhibits and booths. Field trips, guided walks, workshops, seminars and some special events have an additional fee. The events fill quickly, so register as early as possible. Go to • Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park east of Apache Junction (520-689-2811) features Edible & Medicinal Desert Plants Walks at 1:30 p.m., April 11 and 25. • Oracle State Park (520-896-2425) offers guided nature walks most weekends through May. Walks may last nearly two hours. Call to confirm start time and meeting location. • Red Rock State Park in Sedona (928- 282-6907) has guided bird walks on Wednesdays and Saturdays, in April starting at 8 a.m. Also, guided nature walks at 10 a.m. daily, lasting up to two hours. • Roper Lake State Park in southeast Arizona (928-428-6760) rangers discuss the area’s history during daily 2-mile Heart Healthy Walks.

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B]op>na]go 10 Tips for

Green Cleaning

1. Use cleaning products made from safe natural and not-toxic ingredients to prevent exposure to the hazardous synthetic chemicals conventional cleaners often contain. 2. Dust with a damp cloth to ensure that household dust, which can collect toxins, is removed from surfaces and not stirred back into the air. 3. Open windows and doors occasionally (even in summer) to rinse out any air pollutants that have accumulated inside.

Rubin Goes Under 10

Marc Rubin set off on a mission New Year Day 2003 when he weighed in at more than 300 pounds. His goals included qualifying for the Ironman World Championships in Kona and to finish under 10 hours in an Ironman. With steady progress at whittling away his weight – now 168– and enduring several unfortunate mishaps, his dedication paid off. Rubin finished the New Zealand Ironman on March 7 in 9:55:48 and qualified for Kona. Read his blog at

4. Don’t use aerosol products. They fill your home with microscopic droplets that linger and are easily inhaled.

7. If you must use any conventional cleaners or other chemical products, absolutely keep them out of children’s rooms. 8. Don’t use chlorine-containing dishwasher detergent because it is easily vaporized by hot dishwasher water and then released into your home’s air. 9. Ask guests to remove their shoes when entering your home so they won’t track in pollutants. 10. Buy a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter that traps unhealthy dust particles. Courtesy of Seventh Generation

Rock ‘N Adventure Roger Clyne and P.H. Naffah are not your average rock n’ rollers. In addition to being members’ of the band Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, they are adventure seekers. Clyne loves the water and is a free diver (diving without air), which he uses in spear fishing. Also, he is a sailor and hiker and says he gets much of his musical inspiration from his outdoor adventures. Naffah is into hiking, biking, swimming and is currently training for a triathlon. They have climbed Mount Shasta. Clyne and the Peacemakers headline this month’s post -ace concert at the Whiskey Off Road Endurance Mountain Bike Event

on April 25 in Prescott. The race is produced by Epic Rides, famous for Kona Bikes’ 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, the largest such event in America and among the top five in the world. Known for blazing innovative trails, the band recently produced the Web-only release of “Glow In The Dark.” The project concept debuted February 2, and continues for 14 weeks at the band’s website – A new song (audio and video) debuts each of the 14 weeks. How cool is that? See them live April 25. Rock into for details.


5. Avoid room deodorizers or other air “freshening” products, which are frequently made from unhealthy chemicals. 6. Don’t use any pesticide products in your home, yard, garden or on your pets. Instead, adopt a preventative strategy with natural pest control methods.


Sam’s Back in Action Keith Poole’s Training Zone Moves Keith Poole’s Training Zone moved from its previous location on South Alma School to Fulton Ranch Towne Center, which is located at the southwest corner of Arizona Avenue and Ocotillo Road in Chandler. The fitness facility, owned by former NFL wide receiver Keith Poole, offers individual and group fitness training plans as well as a wide range of health-related services. “We specialize in training programs for athletes with services including sports conditioning, competition readiness and injury rehabilitation,” said Poole. “But we also enjoy working with those who just want to lose weight or raise their fitness level.” Find out more at www. or call 480883-0770.

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May 23, World Class Triathelete Samantha McGlone shares her career highs and lows from 9 a.m. to noon at Endurance Rehab, 9376 E. Bahia, Scottsdale. An Olympian, 70.3 World Champion and 2007 Triathlete Magazine’s Triathlete of the Year, McGlone is competing again after an Achilles injury required a six-month respite and countless hours with the Endurance Rehab team. During the seminar, she outlines her experience with training, racing and rehabilitation. Additional topics include Heart Rate Training 101 and basic injury prevention. The cost is $25 in advance/$30 at the door. Preregistration guarantees a T-shirt. Call 480-556-8406, e-mail or visit www.

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Pandapalooza Benefit

Get your cardio on the dance floor and pitching balls at a dunk tanks on April 25 at Thunderbird High School. Students are holding their second annual Pandapalooza fundraiser in memory of their school bud, Saulo Morris who passed away in December of leukemia. Team Saulo, created through the American Cancer Society, encourages students, staff and the community to learn more about cancer and to donate their time and money for the cause. The name pandapalooza came from Saulo who once said he looked like a panda. The April 25 event, from, 2 to 8 p.m., features Saulo’s band, Sideways 8. There will be concession stands, cake walks, ring tosses and other fun. Tickets are $8 at the door. For details, e-mail Chelsi Donnelly or Courtney Rothwell at SWEAT magazine


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This 4.2 mile-run/walk celebrates the life of former ASU football star and Army Ranger, Pat Tillman. Proceeds benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation and its Leadership through Action™ initiatives. Perry Edinger, Pat’s friend and former head trainer for Arizona State University, initiated the run/walk around ASU with a finish on the 42-yard line of Sun Devil Stadium because No. 42 was Pat’s Sun Devil number. Perry says he wanted the event to be something physical, outdoors and open to all. The race starts at Sun Devil Stadium, 219 Packard Drive, Tempe. Race day registration opens 5 a.m. with the wheelchair race at 6:55 a.m. The 4.2-mile race starts at 7 a.m. and Pat’s Kid’s Race, a 0.42-mile, non-competitive dash, starts at 9:15 a.m. The awards ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. Entry fees are $35 prior to race day and $40 on race day. Walk-up registration is April 15 to 17, 9 a.m. to 6p.m., at the north end of Sun Devil Stadium North End. Race day registration is from 5 to 6:30 a.m. at Packard Drive and Rio Salado Drive. All registrants receive a T-shirt and goodie bag. Info: 480-338-0991 or




Tour de Paradise The seventh annual Tour de Paradise offers 8- or 30- or 62-mile cycling options. The tour starts at Moon Valley Park in Phoenix. There are goodie bags before the event, SAG stops along the way and lunch at the finish. The easy 8 miler starts at 9 a.m. The intermediate 30-mile event begins at 8 a.m. with north Valley views and on bike paths. The 62-miler starts at 7 a.m. and is challenging with beautiful desert scenery and some climbing. Registration is $40 prior to the event and $50 day of. Proceeds benefit Beatitudes Center DOAR. For over 27 years, this nonprofit organization has helped homebound, older adults and their caregivers throughout the Valley. Info: 602-274-5022 or



April 19 Urban Assault Ride Beer, bikes and big wheels on a Tucson scavenger hunt roll out the first in a series of 10 rides across the country. Teams complete crazy activities at to check points all over the city where they. Participants play on modified big

wheels, bike joust, keg walk, and much more. Anyone over the age of 7, who can pedal a bike is invited. A huge party follows with New Belgium beer, music and a legendary prize raffle. The event starts and finishes at Maynard’s Market and Kitchen, 400 N. Toole Ave. Packet pick-up is there from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, the day before the big fun and the last chance to register. The entry fee is $45 or $60, depending on when you register. For all the details, visit

May 2 Scottsdale Night Run for the Arts The annual Scottsdale Night Run for the Arts signals the end of the Valley’s spring running season and the beginning of summer. The run has been recognized for having the best post-race event with music, food and fun at the finish line. The run, presented by SRP, starts and finishes in front the lush grounds by the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Amphitheater. The run rolls through downtown Scottsdale and includes an 8k, 3-mile, family fitness walk and an art stroll. All proceeds benefit the Center’s commitment to children through various youth education and outreach programs. Participants will enjoy live entertainment throughout the route. An outdoor party featuring live music and an awards ceremony awaits at the finish line along with a green building exhibit and eco-friendly activity area for kids. Fees are $20 from April 1 to May 1 and $25 day of event. Info:

Whiskey Row Marathon/ Half Marathon Runners from across the nation will flock to the 31st anniversary of what is considered one of the toughest and most scenic marathons in the United States. The terrain is rugged, the altitude exceeds a mile above sea level, and the weather can be severe. This out-andback course starts at 5,280 feet and increases to 7,000 feet at the 13-mile turnaround. The course is paved road for the first and last 3.5 miles, the rest is on Forest Service dirt road in the pines. The day also includes a half marathon, a 10k and 2-mile fun run. The marathon begins at 6 a.m. on Montezuma Street in front of the Palace Bar and Restaurant followed at 7 a.m. by the half marathon.

The Whiskey Row Marathon committees says that, in loving tribute to Al Clark’s determination and love for running, one runner each year, who exemplifies his resolve, fortitude, love of running and helping others, will be recognized. Info: or 928-445-7221 ext. 36.

May 9 Danskin SheROX The all-female, Danskin SheROX Tempe Women’s Triathlon is Saturday, May 9 at Tempe Beach Park. This tri event is a 750meter swim, 13.5-mile bike and a 3.1-mile run.. A relay is also available for those just testing the triathlon waters. Danskin SheROX is designed to encourage a sense of personal satisfaction, accomplishment and empowerment. SheROX Tempe is being produced with Red Rock Company, a leading event production company specializing in multi-sport events. Arizona has a booming population of female triathletes who will be celebrating Mother’s Day with a swim, bike and run. Packet pick-up is from noon to 7 p.m., May 8 at Tempe Beach Park. The race begins at 8 a.m. at Tempe Beach Park. To register, go to

May 16 Chino Valley Sprint, Triathlon & Duathlon Escape the early summer heat in this valley just 8 miles north of Prescott. The event kicks off at the Chino Valley Aquatic Center at 6:45 a.m. with youth hitting the water first. The kids swim 100 yards, bike 4 miles and run half-a-mile. The adult triathlon starts after the conclusion of the youth event at approximately 7:30 a.m. The adult Maxi event is a 300-yard swim, 15-mile bike and a 3-mile run. The Mini tri is a 150-yard swim, 7-mile bike and a 1-mile run. The adult duathlon is a .5-mile run, 7-mile bike and a 1-mile run. There is no youth duathlon. Cost for the individual tri or duathlon is $69 before May 1, $80 after. For the relay teams in the tri only, the cost is $150 before May 1, $175 after. The youth tri is $45 and $50 after May 1. Sign up quickly, this event is limited to 400 entrants. Day of race, it is $5 more, if there is room. Register online, or late register at packet pick-up 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 9 at Landis Cyclery, Scottsdale and Shea. Info:

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@ena_pHejao A sports beverage that burns calories popped to the top of our Gotta-try-this list. Celsius is the sports beverage that Dr. Travis, a regular host of “The Doctors” television show, recommended as being “actually better for you… than a sugar-laden drink.” The makers claim it was scientifically formulated and show some convincing clinical test evidence that it burns up to 100 calories or more per serving. A study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports nutrition indicated that participants who drank a 12-ounce serving of Celsius pre-workout achieved more fat loss and muscle gain over a 10-week period than did those doing the same program but consuming a placebo beverage. SWEAT staff found that the taste is light and barely sweetened; a huge step up from most of the overly sweet sports fluids. You can feel the thermogenic burn from the green tea, guarana and caffeine. The Cola flavor left a strange taste in the mouth. But the other flavors -- Orange, Wild Berry, Lemon-Lime, Ginger Ale, Green Tea Raspberry Acai and Green Tea Peach Mango – were tasty and refreshing. Ingredients include green tea with EGCG, ginger, caffeine, calcium, chromium, and B and C Vitamins. Celsius contains no sugar, no preservatives, no high fructose corn syrup, no aspartame, no artificial flavors, and contains very low sodium. Find Celsius at Fry’s and GNCs. Details at

Hiking, Pilates, massage, spa meals and bun-burning aerobics are what you expect at the world-renowned Canyon Ranch Spa. More surprising might be the inspiration that the Tucson wellness center offers with that perspiration and pampering. They have a Spiritual Director, Dr. Jonathan Ellerby, who has traveled the world studying with teachers from more than 40 different cultural traditions. If you don’t have the time or bucks to enjoy visiting Canyon Ranch, pick up Ellerby’s book, Return to the Sacred (Hay House USA/$24.95. This is not a religious manifesto. This is an invitation to explore your own spiritual nature. The 12 Master Paths and Practices are tools to guide those seeking something more meaningful in their lives. Some of the anecdotal stories might bring on eye rolling to those of us with skeptic natures. But there’s also a lot to stir your soul. The Traveler’s Tips alone are worth the price of the book. Find the guide at Amazon and better book stores. Go to for more info.


Osa]pOdknpo Morph Jacket

No day is the same when it comes to our mood and spring weather in Arizona. Merrell designed the Morph to vary in just the same way. With its reversible nylon and jersey fabric, there are eight different ways to wear it. It has bolero and vest zip-out options, so you can mix and match to achieve your coverage, and character, for the day. A stand up collar for a clean look with secure zip pockets. It is made of 100% nylon and 100% Jersey cotton reversible fabric with water resistant performance. It comes in women’s sizes XS-XL. Merrell also offers a men’s version. Eight looks for $129, can’t beat it. To find a retailer visit



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Manolo Blahniks hold no sway at SWEAT headquarters. But, flash a pair of trendy sports shoes and you’ve got our affections. Kuru Footwear’s latest design – the Kruzr II – is swoon worthy in looks and comfort. The new style features quarter panels of thick suede for durability along with anchor construction that wraps around the forefoot to provide a solid fit and lateral stability. The toe box is wonderfully ample. There was no breaking in these shoes – they became one with the foot from the first step. The manufacturer says the comfort comes from their patent-pending KuruSole® Midsole Chassis with Orthotic HeelKradl® – a technology developed by a team of certified pedorthists, physical therapists and footwear specialists. Every layer of the KuruSole® is anatomically shaped, which contributes to its orthotic-quality support. The soles grip well and are ideal for light hiking and looking cool around the city. The shoes range in price from $89.95 to $114.95 and are available in a variety of color combinations. Info:

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What Mama Should Have

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Tips from Zonie Female Athletes By Rhona Melsky

Maybe your mama didn’t know what to tell you about being a jock. To fill in the knowledge gap, here are tips from 10 zonie female athletes who impart their wisdom on everything from staying motivated to a good cup of coffee at the end of a long run.

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Sally Meyerhoff

25, Tempe, marathon runner On the run for 15 years, Meyerhoff was fifth overall and the first American woman over the line at P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon in January with a time of 2:35:52. Her next goal: qualifying for the 2012 women’s Olympic team. “When you run in Arizona, everyone thinks you’re crazy since it’s basically hot from May through October,” Meyerhoff says. “It’s hard to stay motivated. I’ve always tried to get up ridiculously early, like 4:30 or earlier. The goals you’ve set make it a lot easier to get out the door.” What else makes Sally run? “I think about what I’m going to eat afterword or my coffee with my sugar and my half-and-half gets me excited.”

Catherine Dickson 44, Glendale, cyclist After years of participating in other sports including triathlons, Dickson found the charm -- cycling in a state time trial, racing herself


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34, Phoenix, adventure racer Marks found triathlons weren’t exciting enough. A friend introduced her to an adventure race and she’s been hooked since 1999. Marks placed third at the United States Adventure Racing Association Nationals in 2005. She suggests varying your training workouts. “If you always stick to the road, go to the trail and vice versa,” she says. “You can get bored and you can plateau. If you mix it up, it makes things interesting and entertaining.”


Heidi Pahl

36, Scottsdale, triathlete When Pahl was 12, her mother took her to a cross-country meet. Pahl ran 3 miles and came in first. “I had my polyester blue jogging suit and my funky hair,” she says. “I think my shoes were at least 2 years old.” Pahl has been cycling for five years. She also runs marathons and was the third female finisher at the Surf City USA Marathon in Huntington Beach, Calif., this past Superbowl Sunday. “If you’re a cyclist and you ride a lot, your saddle really matters,” Pahl says. “If you don’t have a saddle that fits you well, you can really chafe and have pretty serious discomfort in an area that matters.” Along with a good saddle, Pahl recommends Chamois Butter, known as “butt butter,” to relieve discomfort from long rides.

42, Flagstaff, master runner: Painter brought home many blue ribbons after she started running at age 10. She ran track in high school, got serious about it in her junior year and ran collegiately and professionally. Armed with a master’s degree in health promotion and fitness, Painter coaches crosscountry at Flagstaff High School. She has been in four different Olympic trials and is a former American record holder for the 20k with a time of 1:07:06 in September 1995. To stick to an exercise program, Painter recommends buddying up with a friend. “If you wake up early in the morning and you know your friend is meeting you at 6 a.m., then you’re more likely to get up and meet her because you don’t want to let her down.”


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50, Phoenix, rock climber A divorce set Bostrom on a new path in the outdoors. After a basic rock climbing class, an anchors class and a lead climbing class with the Arizona Mountaineering Club, she found her passion for dangling around. She says that her greatest achievement was climbing Zoraster Temple, a formation in the middle of the Grand Canyon. Her party hiked to the bottom of the canyon and then ascended Zoraster in a multi-pitch climb, where they were level with the South Rim of the canyon. “You have to have a lot of confidence in yourself and have trust in the person you are climbing with because they have your life in their hands,” Bostrom says. “Don’t let your ego get in the way and don’t follow people blindly.”


24, Phoenix, pro triathlete Raised in a very active family, Ellis did her first triathlon at age 10 as an IronKid. She came in third in her age group in Ironman Arizona in 2005. In 2006 she won her age group and qualified for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii where she came in third in her age group. “It’s better to be 5 percent undertrained than 1 percent overtrained,” Ellis says. “If you’re over trained, you’re broken down. If you go in undertrained, you’ll be fresher and have fewer injuries. Focus on your training quality instead of quantity.”

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59, Tempe, master swimmer Swimming was a childhood sport for Altman who started at age 9 and continued through her freshman year at Indiana University. Work and raising small children kept her from the water until she turned 47. A water aerobics class was the catalyst that led Altman back into the swim of things. Now with the Sun Devil Masters, Altman swims six days a week and has been competing 12 years. She ranks in the top 10 nationally in a variety of events and distances in United States Masters Swimming. Altman advises that when you swim, you must add weight bearing exercise. Altman stays competitive with weightlifting and Pilates. “It doesn’t matter what level your swimming ability is, anybody can do it with coaching,” she says.


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against the clock. She’s been racing eight years now and won the state time trial for Arizona four years in a row from 2004 to 2007. “The biggest thing is consistency in your training,” Dickson says. “I enjoy training and I make time for it. I am one of those people who can stay on the stationary bike for hours.”

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62, Tucson, paddler Miller takes kayaking seriously. With 15 years of water under her boat, she is a member of the Southern Arizona Paddler’s Club and served four years as its vice president. Miller prefers sea kayaking, which requires longer crafts and are used on big rivers or large lakes. Her group’s kayaking adventures run from overnighters to 12 days. Her longest paddle in one day was 25 miles on Lake Powell. As to fitness requirements, she says kayaking requires upper body and core strength and a good paddling technique. “Not only do you have to find a kayak that will fit you and that you can handle, you also have to have enough training so you can handle it in most any kind of condition,” Miller says.

Kim Saari 51, Phoenix, bodybuilder Preparation is essential for bodybuilders. Saari, owner of Strong for Life, a personal training business, has been competing 10 years. She says even pro bodybuilders must begin at least 16 weeks before a show to get their body competition ready. A World Natural Bodybuilding Federation natural pro bodybuilder, Saari placed fourth in The Mr./Ms. Natural Universe in 2007 and third in 2008.  Suit selection is among the many essential tips of competition. “The color of the suit as well as the style will help flatter the athlete,” Saari says. “The right color will bring out your skin and hair color, and the correct style will help with the lines of your physique.” In the Valley, Norma at Bilbo Baggs is the seamstress who creates winning suits. S


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Homage to

Mama Earth By Nancy Knoche


ince its hippie beginnings April 22, 1970, Earth Day is when we’ve paid homage to Mother Earth. Nearly 40 years since it began, you can now hike, bike, run, party and return computer waste to celebrate the orb on which we survive. To encourage chucking the gas engine for human power, towns and cities around the state hold annual bike festivals. Scottsdale kicks it off March 29 with its annual artsy fartsy Cycle the Arts where local experts take you on a 5-mile tour of the city’s public art and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The power of the pedal is celebrated in Tempe starting with Bike-A-Palooza April 5. Look for new wheels and gear at the Kiwanis Park bike swap and take a 12-mile community spin. Radio Disney plays while there are giveaways and contests plus games for the kids. April 4, Chandler citizens can spin their spokes on a 7-mile route from the city’s Paso



Bike-to-SMoCA Day

4th Annual Scottsdale Cycle the Arts 7:30 a.m. (registration) 8 a.m. to Noon (departing every 15 minutes) Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art 7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale alttransmethod/bikeways.asp 480-312-2308

ALL april Tucson Clean Air Days & BikeFest 2009 Bike events throughout April April 13 to 17 Bike 2 Work bikefest/ 520-740-3947

APRIL 4 Tucson Earth Day Festival and Parade 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parade, solar car races, alternative vehicle exhibits Reid Park – South Country Club Drive 520-206-8814 City of Chandler Family Bike Ride 9 a.m. (registration) 10 a.m. to Noon (ride) Chandler Park & Ride Lot 2100 S. Hamilton St. 480-782-3442 Peoria’s Pioneer Days Bike Ride 8:30 a.m. (registration) 9 a.m. (ride) North 83rd Avenue and West Washington Street

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Trail while Peoria citizens take part in Pioneer Days’ 6-mile bike ride. The City of Avondale hosts a Spring Bikefest April 11 with a safety fair, helmet fittings, and a bike rodeo for kids. Mesa invites riders to wheel out April 18 for a Bike4Life celebration featuring a 7-mile bicycle ride and community fair with games, exhibits about bicycling for health and cycle stuff. April 19, Glendale families can enjoy a 12- or 6-mile bike ride and Green Living Fair. Chase Field hosts Valley Metro’s Great Bike Race on April 26. Moms, Dads, and kids can take a 4-mile route through downtown Phoenix and then watch the Arizona Diamondbacks play. At the stadium, there is a bike rodeo, entertainment by Radio Disney and secure bicycle parking at the Jefferson Street garage. On the big day, April 22, Tempe delivers 12 hours of earth-loving activities. In the morning, pedal pushers biking to work and school can enjoy a breakfast and begin alongside Mayor 623-773-7564 APRIL 5 City of Tempe Bike-A-Palooza 7 a.m. to Noon 12-mile ride Kiwanis Park 6111 S. All-America Way, Tempe 480-858-2215 Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists Swap Meet 6 a.m. to Noon Kiwanis Park 602-686-1302 APRIL 11 Avondale Spring Bikefest 2009 9 to 11 a.m. City of Avondale City Hall 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale currentevents 623-333-4200 APRIL 18 City of Mesa Bike4Life 8 a.m. (registration) 9 Noon (ride and fair) O’Conner Elementary School 4840 E Adobe Rd, Mesa 480-644-2011 Flagstaff Earth Day 8:30 a.m. service project 11:30 a.m. celebration Flagstaff City Hall South Lawn www.FLAGSTAFF.AZ.GOV/ EARTHDAY 928-779-7685 ext 3208 APRIL 19 Glendale Family Bike Ride 7 a.m. (registration) 8 a.m. to Noon (ride and fair) Sahuaro Ranch Park 9802 N. 59th Ave., Glendale

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Hallman and other dignitaries from Whole Foods at Rural and Baseline to the Transportation Center at Fifth Street and College. Breakfast rides also leave from Wildflower Bread Company, Berning’s Fine Jewelry, Transportation Center and IKEA. Spin back to the lake in the evening for a 5k run and Green Expo with vendors and a farmer’s market. Phoenix’s Earth Day fete is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Caesar Chavez Plaza across from City Hall. There will be booths promoting recycling to businesses and all manner of other good green practices. Tucson’s Earth Day festivities run through the entire month of April. Riders of all ages will find a favorite event or two during Clean Air Days and BikeFest 2009. Bike 2 Work Week, April 13 to 17, encourages commuters to leave their car at home and cycle to work. Free breakfast stations, bike tune-ups, raffles and giveaways are scattered around Tucson to reward cyclists for their efforts. Each Saturday there’s an earthy event. Bike-2-the-Zoo from Reid Park is April 4 with festivities including a parade, solar car races and alternative vehicle exhibits. April 11 is the date for the Tour de Campus ride. The Santa Cruz “Cycling into spring” river ride is April 18. Use Earth month to do something that benefits Mother Earth. Even the smallest change, practiced by many, has a huge impact. If every American home replaced just one light bulb with a florescent, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, according EnergyStar. Florescent bulbs use about 75 percent less energy and last 10 times longer than incandescent light bulbs so you are saving bucks, too. Also consider you could stop using wasteful plastic water bottles, bring bags to the grocery store and frequent local famer’s markets. Small steps help ensure our grandchildren enjoy the great outdoors that has been entrusted to our care. S www.glendaleaz. com/transportation/ GlendaleFamilyBikeRide.cfm 623-930-2940

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Whole Foods Market 5k and Green Expo 5 to 8 p.m. Art Park Tempe Town Lake 480-858-2215 Earth Day Phoenix 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Green exhibits Caesar Chavez Plaza APRIL 24 Arbor Day Celebration – City of Tempe Tempe Mayor Hugh

APRIL 26 Valley Metro’s Great Bike Chase 9 to 10:30 a.m. (registration) 11 a.m. (ride begins) 1:10 p.m. (ball game) Margaret T. Hance Park 1134 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 602-262-7433

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It’s Spring: time to shake off that winter lethargy and put some speed back in your legs – some spring in your step, so to speak. To help with that, our 2009 road shoe review catalogs a number of new lightweight training and racing models that are ripe for speed.

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A u adiZero Boston $90

C u Avi-Lite II $100 This shoe got approval from both the American Podiatric Medical Association and our test team, who gave it rave reviews thanks to the combination of great features. In particular, it was the upper construction and out-of-the-box comfort, due to a remarkably airy mesh upper with V-Fit eyestays for a fit customized to a wide variety of foot shapes. The close-to-foot comfort of the antibacterial Ortholite sockliner also pleased our testers. The Avi-Lite’s cantilever system combines a decoupled lateral crash zone and a hollowed heel for mechanical cushioning to help with the foot’s natural landing. The heel cup got mixed reviews, with some testers liking the feel and others finding it hard on impact. Also, runners with relatively flat feet should try these on in the store to see if the arch hits them in the right place.

E u BIOM A $220

There’s a long history between adidas and Boston, both with the marathon and the shoe. Each is seriCompetitor ous and requires a certain level Award For: of ability and determination to Excellent race or wear, respectively. This Value shoe is designed as a lightweight trainer that can help you keep pace over long distances – think marathon – thanks to adiPRENE impact resistance and plenty of forefoot flex grooves. The women’s model features a different medial platform in the forefoot because women tend to land more centered, resulting in greater pronation. Both models feature a thinner torsion bar and a softer midsole compound to add more flexibility to the shoe, which our testers found to be the real deal when it came to no-nonsense training, especially for tempo workouts and faster workouts when you want to be up on your toes.

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B u GT-2140 $100 If runners vote with their feet, then the most often re-elected shoe is Asics’ GT-2000 series, which has now reached the level of the 2140. Without getting into politics, Asics has maintained its top-dog status by keeping it simple; a simplicity they’ve brought to a new level by modifying the 2130 with greater midsole resiliency and midfoot support and structure. For noticeable comfort, the 2140’s sockliner is made of memory foam and the upper is an all-new design, but with the same specs as prior models of this wellcushioned, supportive yet straightforward and faithful high-mileage and lightweight shoe. The 2140 felt snug for one of our testers with a highvolume foot, but he said he soon broke them in and appreciated the uniform comfort, arch support, solid-feeling heel and gel cushioning, which was “noticeable and welcome.”

• Brooks

D u Glycerin 7 $125 A favorite among testers, this was a lucky seven for the Glycerin and all of its luxurious comfort. Brooks was very generous when it came to the Glycerin’s midsole, giving the shoe a double helping of its environmentally-friendly BioMoGo with rear and forefoot shock-absorbing viscous fluid units, a rearfoot compound for energy dampening on heel impact, and a plastic shank for midfoot torsion. The fit of the mesh uppers, along with the moisture-management liners and Othrolite sockliner, combined to give our test team the impression that the shoes were trusted friends, even fresh out of the box. Said one tester, “The Glycerin is a dependable workhorse of a shoe.”

Representing the sharper end of Ecco’s BIOM Project, an engineerCompetitor ing feat for feet, the Award For: BIOM A is all about Most allowing the foot Technologically to flow naturally, Advanced without intrusive guidance or excessive protection or cushioning. This biomechanical accomplishment is carried out with the help of modern technologies and an unexpected material: yak leather. The yak, given its tolerance for cold climates, has a thick, dense yet breathable hide, and that translates to an ideal upper material, especially with the space age Ion-Masks treatment for water repellency. Models are also available in mesh for $195. The BIOM’s rounded heel, injected polyurethane midsole that wraps up the shoe and anatomical shank system combine with a flexible forefoot for unobstructed heel-to-toe motion, provided you are moving fast. The BIOM A is dialed in to run at a fast clip, when runners are up on their toes, and our testers noticed that they felt encouraged to pick it up when using the shoes. Like a racehorse, the A is made to gallop and isn’t happy trotting.


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F u Stable $120

H u CT Marquis $100

J u 904 $110

Although the Stable is Karhu’s most built up of the line, it’s still low-profile and rather Spartan for those unfamiliar with Karhu’s no-nonsense approach to footwear. That said, the Stable was given high marks from our lighter-weight, higher-mileage testers who liked it for everyday training and lightweight comfort. They found it delivered on its name with cushioning, too, using a stabilizing plate and Karhu’s patented Fulcrum technology to guide the foot to a neutral stride with torsional stability. The Stable also features Karhu’s package of a breathable, stylish upper, internal lacing for a secure fit, comfortable Ortholite insoles and durable carbon rubber outsole.

Our testers found that the only noticeable difference between the Marquis and the Stamina Competitor was the greater motion conAward For: trol, observing that the forMost Motion mer was like the latter “on Control ‘roids.” When Merrell classifies something as “maximum stability,” it doesn’t mess around. The Marquis is rigid and best reserved for those who need a straight-jacket, foot-directing, lowvolume shoe.

Going with the industry trend of using lighter midCompetitor sole materials to reduce Award For: the aggregate weight of Best Eye their shoes, New Balance’s Candy 904 uses a compound that is about a quarter lighter than the standard foams of the past. That, teamed with the shoe’s low profile and the associated stability, make the 904 a solid choice as a lightweight trainer or racing shoe for those who don’t want to go minimalist with a racing flat, given the 904’s supportive qualities. Our testers enjoyed the dependable NB fit and security of the N-Lock integrated lacing system, and said the shoe was a good choice for longer road races..

G u Fast $130 A somewhat stripped-down version of the Stable, the Fast is a neutral shoe for biomechanically sound runners. It offers a low profile, responsive feel that was not enough for our testers who appreciated the lack of weight but wanted more forefoot cushioning and support, especially for those with higher arches. Other, more competitive runners on the test team noted that it was smooth enough that the “transition from rear-foot to forefoot was seamless.” All found the colors and styling fun and pleasing to the eye.


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I u Wave Musha $120 Hold onto your hats. The Musha (Japanese for “warrior”) is one hell of a supported racing flat/dance hall hit. Weighing less than eight ounces, you’d think that the Musha would have that raw, naked feel to it. Fortunately, as our testers affirmed with fast smiles, it doesn’t. Mizuno managed to pack in relative comfort and support through its minimalist Wave technology, making a racer that can easily go a full 42K without brutalizing your paws. And if the fast feel doesn’t do it for you, the popping colors and emblazoned flames will do the trick.


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K u Gravity $175 To achieve the benefits gained from barefoot running, which encourages you to run on your forefoot by triggering action/reaction technology (for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction) Newton offers the carrot of a sweet reward for efficient form. The Gravity is a neutral trainer designed for forefoot or midfoot runners. A minimal 10 ounces, this shoe features very bright, lightweight, breathable and stretchy uppers, a midsole with a biomechanical metatarsal sensor plate, a flexible forefoot and high-rebound EVA. Newton shoes take some getting used to, so you’ll likely need to be careful adding on daily mileage over the course of a few weeks. Our testers found the shoes were forgiving and encouraged them to run on their forefeet, which translated to a quicker pace.

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L u Zoom Skylon+ 11 $90 Nike could have named these shoes the “Blast Off” because the newest round of the beloved Skylons prompts you to get up on the fore of your foot and pick up the pace. Although not touted as racers, the Skylon 11 would serve that purpose for longer races or for heavierfooted runners who need more cushioning on a racing flat but without the cost of extra weight. Using responsive midsole materials and Zoom units in the heel and forefoot, the Skylon is able to remain a low-profile performance shoe that moves naturally with the foot for a smooth heel-to-toe transition that kept our testers feeling fast and fluid. And for those using Nike’s SportBand or iPod Sport Kit, the Skylon+ is equipped to be chip compatible for those systems.

N u Concinnity III $95 As a flexible, lightweight, high-mileage trainer, the Concinnity III was totally rebuilt with footfriendly features. Our testers were impressed by the shoe’s comfort, which wasn’t bad out of the box but only got better, thanks to memory foam in the collar, a full-length padded tongue, blown rubber in the lateral forefoot for a plush landing and Puma’s strategic placement of IdCELL cushioning compound in the heel and fore of the shoe. This was a shoe that makes you want to keep running, thanks to its luxurious, lightweight, supportive and smooth ride. The beveled heel, combined with an arch shank and a non-invasive medial post created a seamless heel-to-toe transition, and the sandwich mesh upper was notably sock-like and got high marks.

P u ProGrid Triumph 6 $125 Building on its award-winning predecessor, the Triumph 6 boasts a more responsive and cushioned EVA midsole and a cushioned, wicking antimicrobial sockliner. It’s the performance shoe of choice for runners who want a neutral, flexible, comfortable trainer. For performance, the Triumph still offers favorite midsole features of full-length ProGrid, EVA and impact-transitioning technologies. The combination of blown and more durable rubbers in the outsole will withstand miles of easy running on these thumbs-up shoes, that our testers enjoyed because they “just didn’t notice it,” allowing them to “focus on more important things, like running.”

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M u SyncroFloat III $115 Neutral runners don’t always find a shoe that, like the Float III, offers a pleasant blend of technologies without intrusive motion control and rigid posting. Fortunately, the Float is there for efficient runners who still want some of the comfort and amenities without overt guidance systems. Built on a low-profile frame, the Float features its seamless upper, naturally-transitioning segmented forefoot outsole with flex grooves, injected dual-density EVA midsole with heel crash pad, and added forefoot cushioning and propulsion pad. Says one tester, “These shoes were a no-brainer. I found them steady and comfortable mile after mile.”

O u Premier Ultra KFS VI $120 Our testers were downright wowed by the Ultra KFS’ newest update. “What’s not to like?” one remarked, noting that even its slight heft didn’t come across Competitor when on foot. Reebok spared Award For: nothing, decking the Ultra Best out with custom-fit features Cushioning like a midfoot stretch upper and toe, moisture-managing lining and a polyurethane Ortholite sockliner. New for the VI is a more cushioned midsole that adds to the returning qualities of noticeably plush “DMX Shear” horizontal and vertical rear cushioning and responsive forefoot cushioning that added to the full-length 2mm of cushioning foam next to the foot. The midfoot transition bridge provides an element of stability, but not so much as to break apart the flow of what our testers felt was one of the smoothest heel-to-toe transitions of the lot.

• Under Armour Q u Illusion $95

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This shoe stood out as the favorite of the Under Armour styles tested. One ebullient tester glowed, “I love this shoe. I love the material, which is light and breathable, and the colors they use. As soon as I put them on, I knew I would like this shoe for running.” The Illusion had a fluid transition from heel to toe that was most impressive, although the snug upper fit also got good grades. The midsole cushioning of this neutral, flexible shoe erred on the sparse side, but our lighter testers found there was enough underfoot to go for a comfortable two-hour run. Our testers recommended that those with higher-volume feet try the shoes on before they buy because the fit took a little getting used to and might not work for everyone, especially those with sensitive insteps.


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Osa]pOdknpo John Earley Memorial, Valley of the Sun Stage Race By Everardo “Paco” Keeme Just as baseball fans recognize Arizona as a great place for spring training, international cycling competitors make the John Earley Memorial Valley of the Sun Stage Race the kick-off to their race season. The 17th edition spun off Feb. 13 to 15 as 809 pace-pushing players from 10- to 60-years old took to streets around Central Arizona. The cyclists with the lowest cumulative time from the three stages win in their respective categories. It began Friday the 13th with the nearly flat, 14-mile Trek Bicycles Time Trial held on Sun Valley Parkway near Buckeye. The Pro Men’s winner was Jonathan Chodroff (OUCH p/b Maxxis) in 28:57. Women’s leader Ruth Clemence (Simple Green) posted a time of 33:28. On Saturday, teams headed to Casa Grande for the Landis Cyclery Road Race. Right before the finish line, the 16-mile circuit features a 470-foot climb. In the women’s race, a number of crashes separated the peloton, including overall leader, Ruth Clemence, who ended up finishing nearly four minutes behind the day’s winner, Evelyn Stevens (CRCA). Breaking from a small pack of 20 riders, Stevens won the stage in 2:36:30 with Amanda Miller (Team Lip Smacker) in second. In the overall ratings, Moriah McGregor (Team BC) jumped from third to second by taking a fivesecond time bonus and finishing safely in the lead pack while Heather Sbortz (Bicycle Haus) also ascended in the General Classification rankings with her third place result and a 10 second time bonus putting her into third overall just 1:10 back. Racing concluded Sunday with the 0.8-mile, eight-corner Verrado Criterium in Buckeye. The 70-minute pro men’s race was a highly controlled affair that saw few breakaways last more than a handful of laps. With two laps to go, Carter Jones (Waste Management), who had been out front solo for nearly 10 minutes earlier in the race, jumped from the pack. Jose Garcia (Rock


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Kona 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo By Sue Berliner Celebrating a decade of mountain biking in the Sonoran Desert, Kona Bikes 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo is one of the largest such events in North America and one of the top five in the world. The mountain bike community has been filling this epic ride to capacity for years. Prior to race day, the 24-hour town was erected in the Sonoran desert near Oracle Junction in Southern Arizona. On Feb. 14, 1,654 fat tire athletes left their tents and campers and descended on the dirt trails. The course is 16 miles of sculpted, single track built specifically for this event including an occasional vintage, double-track road and gas service line. The race goal is to complete as many laps as possible in 24 hours. Some race solo while many compete on teams to give themselves short breaks from the treachery of the trails and darkness.

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Racing) bridged up to him and the peloton’s slight hesitation was just enough for Garcia to win the stage. The 40-minute pro women’s race was another story. Evelyn Stevens (CRCA) attacked early on and was later joined by eventual stage winner, Shannon Koch (Metro Volkswagen). The two maintained a 30-second lead for the majority of the race. Koch sat on Stevens’ wheel and drafted until the finish line push to win with time bonuses vaulting her to seventh overall. The day also included a kids’ race with competitors as young as 3-years-old, Bike Rodeo, free helmet fittings and bicycle safety clinics. Proceeds benefitted the Safe Kids Coalition of Maricopa Country.

valley of the sun stage race results WOMEN

Pro/II Amanda Miller (Team Lip Smacker) Moriah Macgregor (Team Bc) Melissar Mcwhirter (Veloforma/Zym Banks) Cat III Cutts Julie (Colavita Vegas Wicked Cycling) Donovan Kathryn (Kahala La Grange) Garnet Julia (Team Sask / 2nd Nature) Cat IV Tayler Wiles (Park City Iron Man) Summer O’Black (Swami’s Cycling Club) Shawn Shackelton (Colavita AZ) Masters 35+ Chrissy Saraceni (Swiss America Racing) Carla Flores (Colorado Bike Law) Monika King (South Bay Wheelmen) Jr Women 12-14 Lucia Carreno (Major Motion) Marielena Banuelos (Major Motion) Julyn Aguila (Major Motion) Jr Women 15-16 Kennedy Bizer (Derby Bicycle Center) Morgan Almazan (Black Sheep Cycling)


PRO/I Jonathan Chodroff (Ouch P/B Maxxis) Ben Kneller (Ciclismo Racing) Graham Howard (Bissell Pro Cycling) Cat II Chase Pinkham (Canyon Bicycles/Sienna Dev’t) Chris Lyman (Morgan Stanley) Jonathan Scholnick (Rideclean) Cat III Bryan Bitter Las Vegas Nv Jonathan Baskin (Possabilities Elite) Ian Gordon (Team Arc-En-Ciel Racing)

Master 40+ Louie Amelburu (Paultracy.Com) Scott Biaggi (GST Racing) George Opria (Evolution Cycling) Master 50+ Gary Painter (3 Rivers Velosport/ Koehlinger Kelly) Keith Brodhagen (Carlos Obriens Racing) Dan Grygier (Colobikelaw.Com) Master 60+ Franz Hammer (First Mortgage) Ken Louder (Ffkr/Sportsbaseonline) Gary Devoss (San Diego Cyclo-Vets) Jr Men 12-14 Pedro Zaragosa (Major Motion/Crazy Cat) Eduardo Lopez (Major Motion/Crazy Cat) Marcelo Cleveland (SC Velo)

Cat IV Robert Shaw (PAA/Remax) Adam Kruse (USAF Academy Cycling Team) Shane Buysse (Hi-Tech Bikes) CAT Va Jesse Robles (Bicycle Haus Racing) Mahting Putelis (Bicycle Haus Racing) Todd Hoeder (Colavita AZ) CAT Vb Frank Frederick - Phoenix Kevin Taddonio - Scottsdale Paul O’brien - Tucson Master 30+ Peter Andersen ( CA Pools Racing) Donny Carroll (Dewalt Racing) Michael Williams (CA Pools Racing)

Jr Men 15-16 Erik Volotzky (Major Motion) Taylor ‘Tj’ Eisenhart (FFKR/SportsBaseOnline) Cory Williams (Major Motion) Jr Men 17-18 Danny Heeley (South Bay Wheelmen) Stephen Leece (Rock Solid Cycling) Connor Oleary (SportsbaseOnline/FFKR)

Adrenaline Race Team posted the men’s fastest laps for the day with Sam Schultz blazing a 55:53 during daylight and Andy Shultz clocking a 1:04:00 during the wee hours. The Screaming Beavers’ Kelli Emmett clocked 1:06:23 for the fastest female lap. Pedaling the most laps was the four-person Men’s Open team Adrenaline Race that completed 22 laps in 24:11:44. Just behind them, Kona finished 22 laps in 24:44:12. In the four-person Women’s Open division, Pussy Power completed 17 laps in 24:34:53 and Team Luna Chix finished 17 laps in 25:01:32. In the women’s solo category, Sarah Kaufman (Titus/Roaring Mouse) cranked out 15 laps in 24:05:38. She smoked her closet competitor, Terri Wahlberg, (Intense/Nightrider) who finished 13 laps in 24:14:00. In the men’s solo, Evan Plews checked off 18 laps at 24:01:49 and Ian Leitch followed with 18 laps in 24:39:50. For complete results and to check out more amusing team names, visit

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CLUBS Arizona Bike Club. Sundays 6:30 am. Granada Park, 20th St. & Maryland, Phoenix. Sylvia Berlatsky, 602-2645478, Better Than Ever. Train for a 35M or 66M bike tour and support the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson. All fitness levels welcome. 520626-5752, 520-626-7177, www. Bicycle Ranch. Saturdays 7 am. North Scottsdale ABC Road Ride. SE corner of Frank Lloyd Wright & the 101. 480-614-8300. Bike Barn Road Rides. Every Saturday 7:30 am. Novice to experienced riders welcome. Rides run from 1.5-2 hours in length. Leaves from Bike Barn, 36th Street and Indian School. 602-956-3870. Bike Chalet Road & Mountain Bike Rides. Various times and locations. Brian 480-497-6514, Mike 480807-2944. Black Canyon Ride. Weekends. Mike Cargill, Bullshifters Club Rides. 7 am. Road rides Sat. and Sun. from the SW corner of I-17 & Thunderbird (behind Best Buy). 602-862-6262. www. Desert Breeze Spin-Cycle. 8 am. Sundays. Email for time. Desert Breeze Park, between McClintock & Rural, Chandler Blvd. & Ray along Desert Breeze Parkway (north parking lot). Ride options of 30M-40M+, beginner and advanced classes available. John, 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. Focus Cyclery. Thursday mtb. Rides. Locations vary. Saturday road bike rides 6 am, 1040 S. Gilbert Rd. 480558-0104, Greater Arizona Bicycling Association. Tucson. Steve Wilson 520-749-9014, www.sportsfun. com/gaba/rideschedule.html. Kokopedallis Rides. 30M, 50M. Sundays. Call for time State Farm Office. No-drop rides. New to cycling or out of shape. Various locations. Mike Morross 480-219-6700. Team LUNA Chix.  Monthly free women’s mountain and road bike rides., phoenixmtb@ Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club. 40-80M. Sundays. Keith 480-4607341. Pinnacle Peak Peddlers. 35-50M. Wednesdays. 7:30 am. Bob 480895-2601. Prescott Bicycle Club.  Red Mountain Cycling Club. 60-80M. Saturdays 7 am. Rides for advanced/ intermediate cyclists. 35-40M. Sundays 7:30 am. Recovery rides. Wayne 480-962-7527. REI Tempe Group Rides. Every other Sunday. 7 am. Starting October 6th. REI Tempe parking lot. Open and free to all level of riders. Rides

I]ngaplh]_a 18th Annual Holualoa El Tour de Phoenix. 74 or 24 miles. Red Mountain Park, Mesa. Prescott Punisher. MBAA State Championship Series. Prescott. Gen Garan, 602-351-7430, U of A Crit. USCF. Tucson.

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Tumacacori Road Race. USCF. 58 miles south of Tucson.

APRIL 11 Copper Valley Road Race. USCF. Globe.

APRIL 14 Bike Clinic. 7-9 pm. This clinic is designed for those just starting out and for those who haven’t ridden recently. It will answer all of those questions you forgot to ask when you bought your bike and will also have tips for the more experienced riders. Session will cover: Adjusting and sizing a bike for fit, flat repair, lubrication, and state and city bicycle laws you need to be aware of. Plus tips on shifting skills and advise for riding with greater safety and better efficiency. Tempe Bike, Rural & University. 480966-6896,

APRIL 18 7th Annual Tour de Paradise. 8M, 30M, 62M. Moon Valley Park, 7th Avenue and West Coral Gables Drivem Phoenix. Beatitudes Center DOAR 602- 274-5022, .



Tempe Bike Clinic. 7-9 pm. Learn how to adjust & repair your bicycle. This free clinic covers adjusting breaks, gears & bearings, chain repair and safety checking. Tempe Bicycle, Rural & University, Tempe. 480-966-6896, www.

APRIL 24-26 31st La Vuelta de Bisbee Stage Race. USCF. Bisbee.

APRIL 26 12 Annual Ride for Children; >> Benefiting the Real Gift th

Foundation. 65, 25, 10 miles. Horizon High School, Scottsdale. Leslie Todd 480-315-0600, www.

MAY 2 Mogollon Masher. Arizona State Championship Series. Mogollon Rim. Gen Garan, 602-351-7430, . Sedona Century. Metric century. Sedona.

MAY 16 Flagstaff Frenzy Arizona State Championship Series. Campbell Mesa Trail System, Flagstaff.

JUNE 13 Flagstaff Finale. Arizona State Championship Series. Flagstaff.

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Mountain Bike Showdown. Barn Burner 100+ Mile endurance mountain bike race June 20. Cross the Ranch, cylocross race, June 21. Flagstaff.

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meet at Tempe store, helmets and plenty water are required. 1405 W. Southern, Tempe. Saturday Cycling for New Riders. 8 am. 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Granada Park, 20th St & Maryland Phoenix. Start off slow and soon you will be riding with advanced groups. Helmet a must. 
Kay 602-264-9318, 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. 520-3273232, John 520-323-0571, www. Sun Lakes Bicycle Club. 40-50M. Saturdays 7 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. Tribe Multisport Bike Rides. Tuesdays, 7:10 pm: Mountain bike ride through Papago from Tribe. Thursdays: 7:10 pm. Road bike ride, 10 M loop from Tribe. Saturday rides 50M+ and 30M (no drop policy for 30M). Meet at Tribe, 1800 N. Scottsdale. Call for times. 480-4219442. West Valley. Every Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday. Rides around the Sun Cities/ West Valley area. Start at McDonald’s, corner of Reems and Grand Ave. Don Pearson, 623-5468017, Gene Marchi 623-546-8112.

MULTISPORT/ ADVENTURE RACE APRIL 18 Las Palomas Triathlon Olympic >> Distance Triathlon, Olympic

Relay, 10k & 5k Run. Charter bus service available. Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Beth Murphey 877-681-7223 ext 1,

APRIL 19 Tri for the Cure Arizona. 7 am. S400m/B8m Triathlon, 2 to 3 person Relay Triathlon, R1m/B8m/R2.25 mile Duathlon. Tri-Scottsdale Foundation. Chandler High School, Chandler.

MAY 2 Spin Psycle. Two people, One >> bike, ride and tie, mud run.

MacDonalds Ranch, Scottsdale. Arizona Open Water Swim Series #1. 4000 meters. 10 am. Saguaro Lake, Key Hole Recreation Area, Mesa. . Sundevil Super Sprint Adult and Youth Triathlon. Polytechnic Campus, ASU East.

MAY 9 SheROX Tempe Triathlon. >> Women only event. Tempe Beach

Park. Beth Murphey 877-681-7223 ext 1,

MAY 16 The Town of Chino Valley Adult & Youth & Relay Sprint Mini & Maxi Triathlon & Duathlon Adult Mini Triathlon 150 yd. heated pool Swim,

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7 mi Bike, 1 mi Run, Adult “Maxi” Triathlon 300 yd. heated pool Swim, 21 mi Bike, 2 mi Run; Adult Duathlon: 1/2 mi. Run, 7 mi. bike, 1 mi. Run Youth Triathlon: 100 yd. Swim, 4 mi Bike; 1/2 mi Run. Chino Valley. Run for the Mountain. Mountain Charter School 2K/5K/10K. First race of the Flagstaff Summer Series. www.


MAY 17 Tempe International Triathlon. 6:30 am. Triathlon. Tempe Beach Park, Tempe, AZ. Jonathan Grinder 928607-6737.

MAY 25 Sahuarita Lake Triathlon. >> Olympic. Best of the US

qualifier. Rancho Sahuarita, Tucson.

MAY 30-31 Deuces Wild Olympic Distance >> Triathlon. Long Course: 1.2 mi.

swim, 56.2 mi. bike, 13.1 mi. run. Olympic: 1500 m. swim, 40K bike, 10K run. Xterra: 800m swim, 24K mtn. bike, 8K trail run. 5am. Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area, Show Low.

JUNE 6 Tribal Sprint Triathlon. 1000m swim, 23K bike and 5K run Triathlon. 6:15 am. Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Morristown. Arizona Open Water Swim Series #2. 4000 meters. 10 am. Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Morristown,


JULY 12 Town of Chino Valley Adult >> &TheYouth & Relay Sprint

Triathlon & Duathlon TRI: Adults: 300 yd. heated pool Swim, 15 mi Bike, 3 mi run; Youth: 150 yd. Swim, 4 mi Bike; 1/2 mi Run, DU: Adults: 1/2 mi. Run, 15 mi. bike, 3 mi. run. Chino Valley.

JULY 19 Mountain Man Triathlon. >> Sprint, Olympic, Half Ironman.

Lake Mary, Flagstaff. www.

counts, 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, phone registration: Glendale Community College at 623-845-3333. Haus Triathlon. Based on friends, fitness, and attainment of personal goals. Beginner to Kona; Weekday and weekend group workouts with periodic social gatherings. www. 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, 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 Tri-Cats U of A Triathlon Club. U of A Student Recreation Center. 520-2415437, www. Triple Sports Tri 101 Clinic. A free beginner triathlon overview held from 6 to 7 pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Triple Sports, Registration not required. 4032 N. Miller Rd., Scottsdale. www., 480-994-1174. 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 or


CLUBS 1st Triathlon/Durapulse. Training valley-wide for all levels. Practice begins (officially) in August 23rd, 2008, 7 am - but you can start early at no additional cost. Brian Collins 480-826-3076. 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 at Pecos and Usery Pass. All ages and abilities Dr. Jeffrey Banas. 480-633-6837, First Wave Tri. Valley wide workouts and meetings, check web site for current meeting locations & times. Gage Total Training. Triathlon training. All levels welcome. Train in the Ahwatukee/Phoenix area. Jane & George 480-704-1295, info@, Triathlon Training Glendale Community College - Beginner to Elite The class offers inter-class competition, field trips, sponsor dis-

4th Annual Measure of Love Charity Hike. 8 am. Run. McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Fountain Hills. Emily Laats 602-955-4050.

CLUBS Arizona Mountaineering Club. Mondays @ 7 pm. Two public rock climbing courses per yr, other outdoor courses & outings. Los Olivos Senior Center, Phoenix. 602-485-1198, 623-878-2485,, Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Group. Open to all hikers and campers. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of odd months (Jan/March/etc.). The club has 3-4 hikes a month from easy to moderate. AZ on the Rocks. Arizona’s largest indoor climbing gym. Fully air-conditioned, showers, fitness equipment, yoga. Beginners welcome. Classes for all levels and ages. Near Bell Rd. off the 101 Fwy., Scottsdale. 480502-9777, Backcountry Hiking Club. Active adults schedule, lots of day

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hikes from easy to experienced. Backpacking, car camping, cycling, & other fitness fun. Monthly potlucks. 602-280-7647, Tom 602-955-3661. Canine Hiking Club of Arizona. 3-5 hikes per month. All ages, skill levels & dogs welcome. 623-516-9422, Central Arizona Backpackers Assoc. 1st Wednesdays, 7:30 pm. Pyle Adult Center, 655 E. Southern, Tempe. American Hiking Society affiliate. Off trail backpacking. 602-438-9628. Flagstaff Hiking Club. Backpacking, car camping, bicycling & crosscountry skiing. 520-774-1068. . Friends. Hiking, camping & outdoor club., www. Glendale Hiking Club. Several hikes each month. Meets 2nd Thursday of month at 7 pm. Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown. 602-2305391, 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, Phoenix Trail Mix. Guided outdoor programs in the city’s desert and mountain preserves. 602-495-0222, Senior Trekkers Club. 3-4M. Thursdays 8am. Meet at Sabino Canyon Visitors Center, Tucson. Social hikes for those over 50. Emory 520-296-7795. Solid Rock Climbing. Kids classes, boy and girl scout programs and climbing competitions offered on a regular basis. I-17 and Pinnacle Peak. 623-587-7625, www. Southern Arizona Hiking Club. Tucson. 50-60 hikes per month for all ages & abilities. 520-751-4513, 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. Sierra Club Singles. Hiking, biking, backpacking, camping, climbing, canyoneering & caving, 480-654-1234. Tucson Orienteering Club. For beginners to experienced orienteerers. Peg 520-628-8985. Wandering Soles Hiking Club. 1st Tuesdays. Weekly hikes throughout Arizona. Members ages 25-40. Boulders, 530 W. Broadway Rd., Tempe. 602-222-8665. http://www.

Gaylor 602-274-5840. Friday Night Skate. 1st Fridays 7:30 pm. Phoenix Public Library, www. Tucson Inline SK8 Club. Sundays. Afternoon social skate. Fast Eddie 520-722-4044, fstedysk8@yahoo. com, Tucson Roller Derby. FebruarySeptember games. kimsin@ Arizona Inline Skating Association. Sunday Mornings. Skate Classes offered at Parks & Rec. in Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale & Chandler. 602-361-6616, www. azinline.php.



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

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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. Arizona Dragon Diva’s. Women’s dragon boat team now forming, all abilities welcome. Practices Tempe Town Lake. azdivadragons/. Central Arizona Paddlers Club. Open to novice & veteran paddlers. Events, gear sales, trip reports & more. CAPC, PO Box 27257, Tempe. 85285. City of Peoria Outdoor Adventure Kayaking Classes. ACA certified classes for adults and children. Ongoing at Lake Pleasant. Call 623-773-7725. Desert Paddlers Club. Last Wednesday of the Month 7 – 9 pm. Anyone who paddles, all are welcome. 107 East Broadway, Tempe. Pete 480-755-1924, Na Leo ‘O Ke Kai Outrigger Canoe Club. Weekend practices open to novice and experienced paddlers. Tempe Town Lake. 623-875-2682, Rio Salado Rowing Club. RSRC member open row. Twice-Daily open rows. Junior rowing for ages 13-17 yrs. old. New classes start beginning of each month. Boatyard, behind the Red River Music Hall on Mill Avenue & Curry Street, Tempe Town Lake.

RUNNING/ WALKING APRIL 4 Full Moon 5k. 8 pm. LA Fitness, Tatum & Cactus. Havasu Half. 7:30 am. Run. The Shops at Lake Havasu Lake Havasu. Karen Opperud 928-453-4936. Pioneer Days 5k Run/Walk. 8 am. Johnny E. Osuna Memorial Park Peoria. Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA 5k Run/Walk. 8 am. Ahwatukee YMCA, Phoenix. Elizabeth McCarthy 602538-9017. Emma’s Run at Anthem Days. Anthem Community Center, Anthem. Thunder Mountain Running Club

10 Mile/ 5 Mile Run. 8 am. Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus Sierra Vista. Josh Sheffield 520559-0997.

APRIL 5 Alport Syndrome 5K for Healthy Kidneys Run. 8 am. Kiwanis Community Park, Tempe. Sharon Lagas 480-460-0621.

APRIL 11 State Park 5.5 & 10.75 >> Catalina Mile Trail Race. 7:30 am. Tucson. 4th Annual Measure of Love Charity Hike. 8 am. Run. McDowell Mountain Regional Park Fountain Hills. Emily Laats 602-955-4050 ext 112. Hunter’s Runners. 8 am. North Central Phoenix. Jenny Ensley 480759-5298. Skull Valley 10K. 7 am. West on Tonto Road at Iron Springs, North of SV, Skull Valley Ron or Ida 928-442-2314

APRIL 18 PAT’s Run. 4.2M run/walk, .42 >> fun run. 7 am. Sun Devil

Stadium, ASU Tempe. Shannon Williams 602-318-7872, Las Palomas Triathlon Olympic Distance Triathlon, Olympic Relay, 10k & 5k Run. 9:30 am. Charter bus service available. Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Beth Murphey 877-681-7223 ext 1, Brian Mickelsen Memorial Half Marathon, 10K, 2 Mile Run/Walk. 7:30 am. Run. Cottonwood Riverfront Park Cottonwood. Ryan Bigelow/Lin Mickelsen 928-639-3200.


APRIL 19 Phoenix Pride 5k Run & 3k Walk. 9 am. Moeur Park in Tempe. SE corner of Mill Ave & Curry Tempe. Ken DeWald 602-740-8150.

APRIL 22 Earth Day 5k Run/Walk. 6:30 pm. Tempe Center for the Arts, Hardy & Rio Salado Pkwy. 480-220-2019.

APRIL 25 Dirty 6. 6M mud run. 9 am. >> Rawhide, Wild West Town at

Wild Horse Pass, Chandler. www. Zane Grey Highline Trail 50 Mile Endurance Run. 5 am. 50 Mile Ultra/ Trail, Run. The Highline Trail from Pine to Christopher Creek, Payson. Joe Galope 602-380-4797. 5k Run for the Cheetah. 6:30 am. Papago Park, Ramadas 9 & 10 (next to Phoenix Zoo)Phoenix. 5k for JA - Run/Walk for Education. 8 am. Tempe Town Lake. Chris Nelson 480-219-0226.

APRIL 26 Fireside at Norterra Adventure Run Series. 5M. 8 am. Fireside at Norterra Community Central Phoenix.

MAY 2 Spin Psycle. Two people, One >> bike, ride and tie, mud run.

MacDonalds Ranch, Scottsdale. Prescott YMCA Whiskey Row Marathon. 6 am. Run. Laura Winniford 928-445-7221 ext 21.


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Courthouse Square and surrounding streets Prescott. Scottsdale Night Run for the Arts. Civic Center Mall Amphitheater, Downtown Scottsdale. 480-948-4436. www. NABI Chasing the Sun 10k & Pow Wow. 10k and free 1M Health Walk. 5:30 am. Native American-themed event and run. Health expo May 2-3. Artisan and food booths, activities for the whole family. Uninversity of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix. www.rednoteinc. com or

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MAY 17 Tucson 5000. Reid Park, Ramada #14, Tucson. Dave Hill 520-548-7555.

MAY 31 N’ Roll San Diego. 26.2 >> Rock miles. Balboa Park San Diego.


JUNE 6 Sacred Mountain Prayer Run. >> NACA. Race 2 of the Flagstaff

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JUNE 27 Rock N’ Roll Seattle. 26.2/13.1 >> miles. 800-311-1255 www.

JULY 13 Second Annual Colossal Cave 5K Road Race. 6:30 am. 5K Run. Colossal Cave Mountain Park Vail. Steve Taggart 520-820-6447.

AUGUST 16 America’s Finest City Half >> Marathon & 5k. 7 am. www.

CLUBS 1st Marathon. Saturdays. Marathon training program for runners & walkers. Step by Step coaching taking the novice, weekend or experienced runner through a marathon-training schedule. Experienced coaching for all levels. Brian, 480-358-0488. 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, 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., Performance Footwear. Group runs Wed. nights at 7 pm and Sat. mornings at 6 am.  All ability levels welcome!  Groups leaders are all experienced runners.  NE corner of Rural and University, 725 S. Rural Rd. #C105.  480-829-7473, www. Phoenix Bobcats Track & Field Club. Mon.-Fri. 5:30-7 pm. Shadow Mountain High School 29th St. & Shea. Training for all ages & coaching by Erwin D. Jones. 602-392-3599, 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, Run AZ. 7 pm. Tues. & Thur. runs. Run AZ, 48th & Warner, Ahwatukee. 480-592-0900. RunFar Arizona. West Valley half and full marathon training, and general running program. www.runfaraz. com, Running Arizona. Have fun while training to run distances from 5k to marathons. Coaching on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert. Richard 602-3730438, Rx Running. Comprehensive, individualized programs. Flexible meeting times. Nationally certified running coaches. 480-491-3506,, coach@ Scottsdale Running Company. Tue. & Thurs. runs 6:30 pm, 6:30 am Sat. 6941 N. Hayden #B-4. 480-9484436, Sole Sports Running Club. Group Runs and Marathon Training. Long Runs Sat. & Wed. Mornings, Mon. & Thur. evenings. Track Workout Wednesday Evenings. www. 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 Running Shop. Weekly Wednesday morning group runs. 6:15 pm. Open to everyone.  3055 N Campbell suite 153, 520-325-5097. Zonie Hash House Harriers. Regularly scheduled hare & hound chases, generally in the Chandler/ Tempe area. 480–821-0471, www.

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