The Starting Line
Have a good weekend running or riding or whatever activity you choose. I’ll be doing a little of both, with some swimming thrown in too. And here’s your list of races.
Weekend of July 20-21:
— Run for the Bagel
This race includes 10K and 5K runs, a 5K walk, and a 1-mile run (timed or not timed — you choose). They are on Saturday in Mattoon.
Maybe you’re thinking about getting into mountain biking or triathlons. Maybe it’s time to upgrade from the three-speed bicycle you’ve been riding since middle school. Or maybe you want a higher-quality bike that will make riding with other cyclists more enjoyable and comfortable.
With all the options available, how do you choose the right bike for you?
For Jay Yost, cycling in the Race Across America has been a lifelong dream.
For Martin Gruebele, it’s part of a more recent passion for endurance events.
The two recently finished cycling nearly 3,000 miles across the United States as a two-person team in the Race Across America. The race started in Oceanside, Calif., and finished in Annapolis, Md.
It’s the Fourth of July edition of The Fit List. Holiday-related races start with the Kracker Klassic this weekend and continue through July 5.
Here’s your list of races, plus upcoming registration deadlines. Happy Fourth!
Weekend of June 29-30:
— Gifford Community Celebration 5K
Be on the lookout for the blue and yellow racing singlets of the CU Racing Team at the Freedom Celebration 5K on July 4.
The CU Racing Team is a new group of runners who aim to improve their performance — and to be some of the top competitors at local races.
I heard this story on NPR this morning, about how runners in one of the world's most dangerous cities stay safe.