The Starting Line
If you’re a marathon runner, drinking some non-alcholic beer is good for you, according to a new study.
The study shows that non-alcoholic beer reduces inflammation and upper respiratory tract infections, the latter of which often increase with strenuous exercise.
I just bought myself a used, single-speed bike with a big, comfy seat, and I’m hoping to spend more time this summer biking around town.
Champaign and Urbana have been working to make the cities more bicycle-friendly, with bike lanes and sharrows established on many city streets.
Enjoy your holiday weekend and run a memorial 5K. There’s a Navy memorial race in Decatur and a 5K in Danville benefiting veterans’ care. Or, if you’re into multi-sport events, there’s a triathlon in Mattoon and a biathlon in Springfield.
Here’s the list.
Weekend of May 28-30:
— Navy Memorial 5K
A program created almost two years ago to introduce athletes with disabilities to running has been successful enough to add a spring training session this year.
The running program, through Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation, helped train eight athletes for a 5K this spring. They ran at the Kirby Derby in Monticello last weekend.