RESOLUTION RUN 5K (Optional…Polar Bear Dive!)
January 1st 2017 at 10:30am. Magnuson Park. Cost $35.
Why not do something fun and active to celebrate New Year’s Day?
Gather some friends and family and participate in the SAC Resolution Run 5k (and maybe a polar bear dip in the lake!).
Run or walk the 5K race that has an optional Polar Bear Dive into Lake Washington – just prior to the event finish line area. Stay for the post-race celebration which includes a free kids dash for children 10 & under and a beer garden for those over 21.
Free chili, coffee, hot chocolate, and more will be provided.
Register online at: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=125485
Use the DISCOUNT CODE: SAC10 to receive $10 off!!
For more information please contact Wellness Director, Kendra Kainz (email@example.com).
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Have you considered participating in your first Triathlon in 2012? Or are you the type of athlete who always seems to forget something on race day? Here’s a quick list of essential items that should be in every triathletes bag for their next event.
- Timing Chip
- Timing Chip Strap
- Wetsuit/Speed suit
- Tri Top
- Tri Bottoms
- Body Glide
- Helmet number
- Bike Shoes
- Fuel (water/electrolytes/gels/bars/etc)
- Race Belt
- Race Number
- Change of Clothes
- Fresh shoes
- Recovery Food
Seattle Athletic Club Downtown is proud to have USAT Level II Triathlon Coach, Teresa Nelson along with her team of supporting coaches leading our multi-sport program. For more information on training for multi-sport events, please contact Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Let the race season begin!!!
Kicking off the 2011 local race season, we had an amazing showing at the Mercer Island 5K, 10K and half Marathon. And a super kick-off it was with over 32 athletes racing, we were a pack to be reckoned with! The sun was shining and so were all of our athletes with some superb performances! Plenty of fantastic races, course PR’s, top placements, and race debuts made it a very memorable day for all!
While there was plenty of pre and post race laughter and kidding around, the MI courses are no joke! The courses have more ups, downs, turns, and bends in them than a roller-coaster! And just when you think that you have hit all the hills and rollers you could, there is that last little steep climb to the finish that is placed there like a bad joke but oh so exhilarating when you crest the top and sprint that 30yds down to the finish line!
Congrats to all of those who raced your performances were amazing and inspiring out there! And of course always a big thanks to the support systems out there cheering them all on! Your cheers of encouragement are the secret weapon that kept all the racers charging up those hills to the finish line! It would’ve been that much more mentally difficult out there without all of that positive energy to keep our athletes moving forward. Your cheers are what helped to give all the racers that boost when we really need it out there!
We look forward to seeing you all out there at the many races to come this season creating more fabulous memories!!!
SAC’s roster of speedy racers – keep up the great work!
- Amanda Camp – 2:00:16 (9:11)
- Chuck Cathey – 1:43:45 (7:55)
- Bridget Jones Cressman – 1:35:24 (7:17)
- Ethan Morris – 1:54:20 (8:44)
- Patricia Nakamura – 1:51:12 (8:29)
- Mike Podell – 1:31:25 (6:59)
- Chad Baker – 49:51 (8:02)
- Mark Longman – 52:16 (8:25)
- Elizabeth Martin – 47:48 (7:42)
- Kirsten Nesholm – 44:20 (7:08)
- Lisa Ohge – 51:08 (8:14)
- Tammi Westphal – 59:14 (9:32)
- Teresa Nelson – 22:25 (7:14)
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Many Seattleites enjoy the vast terrain of Washington through the means of biking. Weather permitting many people hit the outdoors and enjoy all of its scenery using a road, mountain or on a hybrid bike. While the true enthusiast might brave the Seattle downpour, most people come inside the club and enjoy one of the many different spin classes offered at the club.
One Factor that is constant with all cyclists, indoor and outdoor, is that their posture will start to take a turn for the worst. Having correct posture consists of maintaining a balance in the strength and flexibility of the front side (chest and front deltoids) and back side muscles (rear deltoids, mid traps and upper lats) of the upper body. As we ride any type of bike we maintain a slight or extreme forward lean, sometimes for hours. This forward lean eventually causes a strengthening and tightening of the front side muscles, while never addressing the backside muscles. If this continues without constant stretching and strengthening of the backside muscles a kyphosis or mid back hunch back look will start to form. So now that we cyclists know what the issue is, how do we address it? Some of the great options offered at the club are to take a yoga class and ask them to add a cat and cow sequence to their class. This sequence is performed by getting onto your hands and knees and alternately depressing your chest as far as possible (cow) and then pushing your shoulder blades as far upward and apart as possible (cat). Another possible rehab solution would be to try pilates, where everything involves lengthening the spine and strengthening the core. If these are not addressing the posture problem then you could always get a personal fitness trainer to make a rehab workout to strengthen all the backside and core muscles as well as show you upper body stretches.
Cycling should be a fun and enjoyable sport that we can enjoy both indoor and outdoor until we are in our later years; in order to keep it that way and not create muscle imbalance problems for ourselves, we need to make sure that we stretch our chest and strengthen our back muscles as often as possible. If we keep our posture safe, we keep all of our daily activities safe and enjoyable.
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