Bootstrap News

August 2022

SOME WORDS FROM CYNDI, OUR NEW PRESIDENT

SELF MASSAGE FOR RUNNERS

Massage has been known to decrease delayed onset muscle soreness in addition to stiffness and fatigue by relieving muscle tightness, restoring range of motion and improving circulation.

Five of the best Myofascial release moves:

  1. Outer hip ball massage
  2. IT band foam rolling
  3. Adductor foam rolling
  4. Inner calf ball massage
  5. Outer calf ball massage

There are 2 simple ways you can learn these moves. You can do a Google search for fascia and one of these moves, or better yet, come join me at the Appleton YMCA Wednesday or Sunday mornings for a full fascia/foam rolling class!

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ARROWHEAD PARK FUN RUN

Our next Fun Run is at Arrowhead Park, 5000 Astor Lane, Appleton, WI, on Wednesday August 10, 2022 at 6 pm. As with our other Fun Runs, there will be a 3 mile and 6 mile course option, and food and drinks will be served for participants afterwards, including chicken, Beer and Soda. Hope to see you there!!

HOW ABOUT A GAME OF PICKLEBALL?

Pickleball has become the fastest growing sport around, with many young and old players joining in on the fun everyday. Courts are being built at a record pace across our municipalities and rec centers, the newest complex in our area is set to open in Telulah Park later this month. Whereas running works some of our same muscle groups over and over, Pickleball adds more lateral movement to help mix things up a bit, strengthening other important areas. It's a fun, social game, and easy to learn and start playing quickly.

Several of our Pacesetters members have recently taken up this exciting sport, joining some more experienced members. Let us know if you'd like to play, we could organize games with other members. Contact Mike Blise at mblise@new.rr.com for more information or any questions.

For a very brief intro to this game, watch this quick video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqLRRNOpe8U

ST. JOE'S 5K RUN/WALK UPDATE

Register now as prices will be increasing on September 1st, this important community event will be held on October 8, 2022. All proceeds are given to the St. Joe's Food Program, the largest food program in the Fox Valley. The St. Joe's Food Program touches the lives of over 5,000 people a week year-round in four local counties, Outagamie, Winnebago, Calumet and Waupaca. The Pacesetters founded this annual St. Joe's 5k run/walk and it is 100% volunteer driven. As this is our club's big annual giveback to the community event, your participation as a runner, walker or volunteer is much appreciated!

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please Contact Us.

COMMUNITY FIRST FOX CITIES MARATHON TRAINING RUNS

Just a reminder that the Pacesetters weekly training runs are underway on Saturday mornings at 7am starting and finishing at Run Away Shoes at W3192 County Rd KK (or E. Calumet St.), Appleton, WI. This is to help runners prepare for the Community First Fox Cities Marathon and Half Marathon which is held in September 2022, but anyone can join us. Distances generally increase each week, there are water/Gatorade stations out on the course, and maps are provided for both the Full and Half training routes. The weekly routes will be posted prior to that day in the Club Runs/Marathon Training Runs page of this website. This is a friendly welcoming group for runners of all abilities and speeds. There have been about 50-75 participants each week. There is a porta-potty behind Run Away Shoes.

We are extremely grateful to our sponsors who help make these runs possible.

  • Thank you Community First Credit Union, a major sponsor providing overall support
  • Thank you Dunkin', for providing us with coffee, donut holes and coupons afterwards
  • Thank you ThedaCare for providing medical support
  • Thank you Run Away Shoes for providing our meeting location and discounts for Pacesetter members

Also special thanks to Dave Bonson, Jen and Jerry for their regular water station support. We do need more captains to give up their mornings to welcome people, help with setup, and ideally stay until most people have returned. If you can help, please Contact Us.