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Welcome Runners!

Quote of the Week

“My whole attitude is that whether one shall run on his heels or his toes is hardly worth discussing. The main thing in distance running is endurance and the ability to get there as quickly as possible.”

-Clarence Demar

Picture of the Week

Eau Claire Marathon

There were a lot of changes this year and an uncommonly late start for the half but the biggest concern of the day was the weather.

The loop course faced a head wind that would keep you cool as well as slow you down and the final section on the campus sidewalks instead of the soft trail made for some tough running. There's still a few kinks to work out but all in all this is a nice course and very friendly race. Congratulations runners you earned that medal!

In The News

Meet a the middle school track @ 5 PM

Chris Stevens wins the Criterium in La Crosse!

Joy 2 guns Keller Places 3rd overall at EC Marathon

Sue hosts a pre-Eau Claire Carbo-load dinner! THANK YOU!

Heather rocks Get in Gear!

Steph and Kate are certified running coaches! Congratulations!

Jeff places 3rd winning some nice pottery for his efforts at the Shiprock Marathon in New Mexico!

Sue and Brian took off to Madison for the Crazy Legs 5 Miler!

Uffda Half Marathon Registration is now open!

La Crosse Half Marathon

Crazy Legs 5 Miler

NRRC's Adopt A Highway

2015 Pre - Boston Marathon

Zumbro Endurance Run

Goldys Run

Hogeye Marathon

VFW Pancake Run

Zumbro Prep

Get Lucky 7K

Runners Quick Tip

You only need fuel if the race is longer than an hour.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 9 at 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Saturday, May 9 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday, May 23 at 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Grandmas Marathon Week 12

Monday: Cross Train or Rest

Tuesday: 3 - 5 Miles

Wednesday: 4 - 6 Miles

Thursday: 3 - 5 Miles

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 8 Miles (@race pace)

Sunday: Half Marathon

Hydration Guideline for Runners


Three to six ounces every 15 to 20 minutes. Water is usually fine. For a tough run over 30 minutes, consider a sports drink to give you a kick of energy at the end.


Three to six ounces every 15 to 20 minutes. A sports drink with carbs and electrolytes will replenish sodium. Prefer gels? Chase them with water to avoid sugar overload.


Drink three to six ounces of sports drink every 15 minutes, after which use thirst as your main guide (drinking more if you're thirsty and less if you're not).


Replace fluids, drinking enough so you have to use the bathroom within 60 to 90 minutes postrun. Usually eight to 24 ounces is fine, but it varies based on running conditions.

4 Ways To Beat The Heat

Is the forecast for your next race looking steamy? Here's how to start preparing now.

This article is presented by Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute

by Brett Singer

1. Hydration

Hydration is a critical part of staying cool and competing at your best. While fluid needs may vary, each athlete should strive to lose no more than two percent of their body weight from fluid loss. The effects of heat are magnified when combined with dehydration and can greatly hinder performance. 

To best determine specific fluid needs, athletes should frequently monitor fluid loss in training. This can be done by weighing first thing in the morning prior to training, then again immediately following training. Each pound of water weight lost is equivalent to 16 ounces of fluid. Add this number to the amount of fluid consumed during your training session, and then divide the total volume by the number of hours trained. This will provide a much better picture on how much fluid you should consume. Keep your fluids cool, and make sure to include electrolytes like sodium through the consumption of sports drinks, salt tabs or salty snacks.

2. Get acclimated

You can expect the weather to be hot and humid for IRONMAN Texas. The best way to prepare for heat is to train in it. Heat acclimatization takes 10 to 14 days of training in similar weather. Heat acclimatization will increase the amount of sweat lost, increasing fluid needs and keeping the body cool, while decreasing electrolyte loss. Not only is it helpful to train in similar weather, but consider training at a similar time of day. All of IRONMAN Texas will not be completed in the morning, so neither should training. Try training on the bike and run in the early afternoon and evening in preparation for a similar environment.

3. Apparel 

From a thermoregulation perspective, clothing serves primarily to facilitate cooling by drawing moisture away from the skin, allowing heat loss to the environment. It also acts to protect the skin from prolonged exposure to sunlight and provides a limited capacity for carrying supplies while cycling and running. With this perspective, here are some basic recommendations for clothing choices:

  • Skin-tight but not so restrictive as to limit movement, particularly at the shoulder
  • Synthetic materials, as opposed to cotton, possess greater wicking capacity
  • Light colors reflect more of the sun’s thermal energy than dark colors
  • Easy-to-access storage capacity that also fits tightly to the body line, especially when full
  • Do not wear new or untested clothing on race day 

Athletes racing in an IRONMAN event can count on prolonged sun exposure. Even the fastest athletes can expect to spend more than seven hours in the sun between the biking and running legs of the event. Shade, even intermittent shade, can offer a welcome reprieve from the direct heat source and provide a brief chance to cool down. When convenient, "chase the shade" on your run course, or time walking breaks with shaded areas to maximize time not spent in direct sunlight.

4. Education

The single best thing you can do to fight off or prevent the effects of hyperthermia is to educate yourself. What does this mean?

  • Understand and respect the threat that heat and humidity pose.
  • Know when, how and with what you are going to hydrate. Practice this routine repeatedly before your event – do not go into your race with an untested plan.
  • Understand how your body reacts to heat stress and know the warning signs of heat illness.
  • Be honest with your self-assessment – do not let ego get you into trouble. It’s about coping, not mental toughness.
  • Plan for mishaps and mistakes. Race day can be chaotic and stressful – leave yourself room for human error.


Amidst this tragedy an immediate strength occurred well known to all of us in the running community. To us running isn't a sport it is how we live everyday. This feeling is deeply embedded in our hearts. We are a unique worldwide family of caring and positive people. This act has done nothing but bring us closer together and get more of us out into the streets. Our perseverance is shown not only from what occurred but as we cross every finish line from now on. Lace up people! We have a job to do!

-Joe The Brick "NRRC"

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The Centre

Facility Hours:

Monday - Thursday 4:45 - 10:00

Friday     4:45 - 8:00

Saturday 7:00 - 8:00

Sunday   7:00 - 8:00

The New Richmond Running Club

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