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Miles add up for young McConnell runners

McConnell Running Club

McConnell Running Club members posed on a recent running day. Kids from 2 to 12 have been running again this summer with coaches Jeff McGonnell (back left) and Courtney Spear (back right).

The McConnell Running Club’s last official summer running day is this Friday, Aug. 24, at 7:45 a.m. A total of 24 kids have participated in Running Club this summer, coming out twice a week on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Read the full story

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Outside reading: Water vs. sports drink after workout?

What’s the best way to re-hydrate after your workouts in the summer heat? It depends on how long you exercise, according to the experts. The longer you’re out on the bike or the running trail, the more you’ll need carbohydrates and electrolytes.   LINK: Aug. 14, 2012, Washington Post, “Hydration: Water vs. sports drink”

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A beginner’s guide to triathlon

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A triathlete crosses the line in a Lake Norman Triathlon. (File photo)

I know even the word triathlon can be intimidating to people who have never tried it. But in reality, triathlon is a great sport for all levels – beginners included!

Over the years, triathlon has become synonymous with healthy lifestyle and there are a lot of good reasons why. First of all, preparing for a triathlon involves cross training, which builds a balanced physique and leads to fewer over-training injuries than training for one sport alone. Training for a triathlon also lets spend your summers like you did when you were a kid; swimming, biking and running with your friends. What could be better for your well being? Read the full story

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Get fit this Spring with Cornelius PARC

The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department (PARC) offers several ways to get fit this spring, including cardio tennis, a couch-to-5k running program, and boot camp. Which one is right for you? Read below for details. Read the full story

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‘Run Wild’ May 12 and help African AIDS orphans

HUNTERSVILLE - Early registration is underway for the Run Wild 5K and Wild Child Fun Run on May 12 at Birkdale Residence Club in Huntersville, and runners who register early will save $5 and receive a race packet with coupons and deals. The race is presented by the African Children’s Project, a 501(c)(3) organization run entirely by volunteers to benefit children who have been orphaned as a direct result of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. Proceeds from the May 12 race will support the construction of a family-style home for AIDS orphans in Kenya. Read the full story

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Running: Sponsors sought for Run Wild 5K in May

HUNTERSVILLE - The non-profit African Children’s Project will host a Run Wild 5K & Wild Child Fun Run May 12 at Birkdale Residence Club in Huntersville. The Huntersville organization, which helps children orphaned by AIDS/HIV in Africa, is seeking sponsors for the event. For more information, call 704-598-7884 or visit www.irunwild.org. For more information on the African Children’s Project visit, africanchildrensproject.org.

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