WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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10 tips for… ( R U N N I N G A R O A D R A C E ) Whether you're planning to run a 5K or a full marathon, there are steps you can take to prepare notes runners should never use brand-new shoes for a for the race. We talked to local experts about what beginners as well as seasoned runners should race. Make sure you've been running in them for at least do before their feet hit the pavement. two weeks. According to John Monz, cross country coach at Weston High School, the only real equipment one of this sport is your shoes. "It's vital not to have shoes Dress for Success that are worn out and ones that are appropriate to your What you wear for your race may seem cosmetic, but it's not. The first rule of thumb, according running style." to Jon Pierce, manager of the Wellesley Marathon Sports location, is to dress like it's 10 to 15 three degrees warmer than it is. If you need to, dress in warm clothes before the race and leave them in your car or in a place provided for runners when the race begins. The best way to be prepared for Eat Up It's important to replenish carbohydrates the day before or anything is to dress in thin, removable layers, says Laura Fisher, owner of GettiGear in Wellesley. ideally two days before a race, says Pierce. That means And make sure you don't wear clothing that can cause chafing. This especially applies to socks you should eat a lot of starchy foods like pasta or baked and bras, so you should choose them carefully. She also suggests an SPIbelt for holding small potatoes. He personally thinks runners should have a personal items like a phone, keys, and money. "You need proper gear," says Fisher. "That way good breakfast before a race, although he stresses that you'll feel better about the whole run." everyone is different. Some experts suggest you should two eat something high in carbs and lower in fat, fiber, and Prevent the Agony of the Feet protein the morning of the race. Wellesley High School cross country coach Walter Johnson notes that you says Pierce. He says that at Marathon Sports, they go through a gait analysis with each customer should eat relatively early on a race day and stay away buying running shoes. They also let the customer try shoes in and outside the store. That said, he BETH FURMAN Probably the most important step when it comes to dressing for a race is to have the right shoes, from foods that are hard to digest, such as dairy products. Here are some local races you can enter this summer… AUGUST JUNE n 9: Susan McDaniel Run for Lovelane (Weston – 5 Miles) n 15: Heartbreak Hill 5k (Newton – 5k) n 22: Angino Memorial Road Race (Newton – 3 Miles) JULY n 4: 3rd Annual Four on the 4th n 1: Beverly Homecoming Road Race (Beverly – 5 Miles/Kids Race) n 23: Marathon Sports "End of Summer" Classic (Hingham – 5 Miles) SEPTEMBER n 15: Race Wellesley First (Wellesley – 5k and 10k) We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 3 by TIR's "Rally for Sally" (Dedham – 4 Miles) n 18: 38th Annual Marathon Sports 5 Miler (Weston – 5 Miles) n Race information provided by Marathon Sports. To find out about other races, go to www.nerunner.com. 20: 46th Annual Bill Luti 5 Miler (Concord – 5 Miles) ( K E R I LY M A N writer ) 24

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