Runners Notes
By Heather Cass Erie Times-News staff blogger
If you want to know anything about the local running scene, ask Heather Cass. A member of the Erie Runners Club for 10-plus years, she is immersed in the local fitness culture, and she's taking your questions.   Read more about this blog.
Posted: April 12th, 2012
Things I found — 4/12/12

5K Tips for Newbies

Ah, spring. ‘Tis the season for 14,245 5Ks to choose from. Planning to run your first one, or know someone who is? Read or share this article: 10 Things to Know Before Your First 5K.




Cleveland Marathon organizers posted this on their Facebook page this week:

Guess who’s coming to Cleveland race weekend? The legendary Joan Benoit Samuelson – the first Olympic Gold Medalist in Women’s Marathon. Stay tuned for details on her schedule so you can plan to meet her. AWESOME!



These are your Biceps on Caffeine

As if I need a good reason to drink even more coffee, now recent research has suggested that a cup of Joe before your morning workout can improve the ability of your muscles to perform in the morning. So, chug-a-lug, but, um, word to the wise — slip a little T.P. into your SpiBelt.



T-shirt of the week

…is actually a cycling jersey, but it’s a good one:

And there’s plenty more where this one came from. See them all at  Hey, maybe Pennsylvania residents will get a discount on the jerseys with the 3-foot reference since the Commonwealth just passed a law requiring motorists give cyclists 4 feet.

Motivational Poster No. 15




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