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  • June 6, 2016

    Be Proud

    Running expert Nate Vandervest talks about taking pride in your race — no matter what the results Race season is full swing, and with it comes expectations.  I tell all the runners I work with that the first goal in training is commitment. The first thing a person should do is sign up for…

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  • June 6, 2016

    Bellin Run Road Closures Begin Friday

    Alternate Routes, Race-Day Shuttle Service Help Ease Traffic Concerns There are a number of road closures planned in conjunction with the 40th annual Bellin Run on Saturday, June 11. On Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, many roads near Bellin Hospital will be closed to traffic and alternate routes…

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  • June 2, 2016

    Elite Field Announced for 2016 Bellin Run

    Keflezighi to compete as he prepares to run 2016 Olympic marathon in Rio Perennial crowd favorite and soon-to-be four-time U.S. Olympian Meb Keflezighi will headline a stellar elite field for the 2016 Bellin Run. Known to the running world simply as “Meb,” Keflezighi captured the hearts of…

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  • May 31, 2016

    Ready to Run? Race Day Dos and Don’ts

    You’ve had June 11, 2016 circled on your calendar for months. Now the 40th annual Bellin Run is just around the corner. Event organizers want everyone to have an awesome race-day experience. Here are some quick reminders for participants as the big day draws near. Race Day DOs • Sign Up for…

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  • May 23, 2016

    The Art of Recovery

    Running expert Nate Vandervest shares why recovery is important — and how you can make the most of it. With spring race season in full swing, I want to touch on a key area of your training you may be missing out on: recovery. Here’s what you should know about recovery between workouts and…

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  • May 16, 2016

    Why Run Far When You Can Run FAST?!

    Running expert Nate Vandervest offers his thoughts on why, when it comes to mileage, bigger isn’t always better. In 1990 there were 224,000 people who completed a marathon. Today, more than 550,000 people complete a marathon every year! Half marathon numbers are even bigger, with 303,000 people…

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  • May 12, 2016

    The Scoop on Nitrate-Rich Foods

    Performance Nutrition Specialist Lee Hyrkas offers his expertise on the benefits of dietary nitrates A product that is becoming more and more popular with runners is beetroot juice. You may be wondering — what’s so special about a beet? Beets are a natural source of dietary nitrates. Dietary…

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  • May 4, 2016

    Pre-Race Fueling

    Performance Nutrition Specialist Lee Hyrkas shares his advice on eating right pre-race Do you often find yourself struggling with what to eat pre-race? This is a common question I get from many runners. That is why today’s blog is going to focus solely on building a quality pre-race meal. A balanced…

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  • May 2, 2016

    Training: The Buddy System

    Running Expert Nate Vandervest shares his thoughts on the power of training in tandem One of the challenges of training can be that it’s tough to do on your own. Most of us can lace up our shoes when we please and head out the door for a run — but we are social people, and running alone all…

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  • April 28, 2016

    Our Birthday, Your Party: The Bellin Run is 40!

    It was June 12, 1977 when the Bellin Run was born. Known then as the Bellin Heartwarming Run, the goal of the Sunday noon race was to promote heart health and cardiovascular fitness. Planned as a one-time event, no one was even thinking about a 2nd annual Bellin Run, yet alone dreaming of a milestone…

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