‘Tis the Season…for Racing!

Congratulations to our members!

Manny Mair and One to One Fitness on Soldier Rush – Manny and his team had over 1100 participants and raised over $7000 for the cause.

Miami Man International Distance Triathalon – Fabiola Pepe (PR), Kimberly Reyes (PR)

Coral Springs Run to Remember 5k – Melissa Meyer (1st PL F overall), Melissa Schwartz (3rd PL F overall), Armand Greyvensteyn (1st PL AG), Jean -Louis Beaudonnet (1st PL AG), Chuck Medcraft (2nd PL AG), Sadie Howes, Ryan Steuber, Maida Velez-Kopet, Christine Lada

Flanigan’s Rockin Rib 10k – Catalina Bonilla (3rd PL AG), Nicole Gerber, Kimberly Reyes, Doug Eaton, Raquel Alderman, Susan Frezer, Lee Bernstein

Tamarac Turkey Trot – Melissa Schwartz (1st PL AG), Robin Campbell (2nd PL AG), Catalina Bonilla (3rd PL AG), Alessa Hachigian, Nicole Gerber, Kimberly Reyes, Manuela Corrales, Huaina Classens, Melissa Pariaug, Fabiola Pepe, Maida Velez-Kopet, Chris Miller, Armand Greyvensteyn, Doug Hoffman, Tammy Measal, Yuu Soubra, Jean-Louis Beaudonnet, Kristen Alba, Stephanie Rodriguez, Andrew Lee, Melissa Lee, John Mehew, Tracy Gaynor, Sergio Yibirin, Jay Goldstein, Doug Eaton, Corie Hoffman, Raquel Alderman, Susan Frezer, Cliff Goldstein, Denise Harrison

Space Coast Marathon – Hector Mayol (BQ), Andrea Medalie, Mark Shachner

2017 Turkey Sprint Tri – Kara Sisti, Huaina Classens

Ironman Arizona – Debbie Meitz

Racing and more racing

WE LOVE RACE DISCOUNTS

Take advantage discounts just for being a NWBRRC club member

Chi Running Certified Coach Alan Miller at Runner’s Depot – Dec.  2 
Coral Ridge Dr.
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10% discount code: Club10

Palm Beaches Marathon and Half marathon – Dec. 3,2017
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discount code: NWBRRC20

A1A Ft Lauderdale half Marathon – Feb 18, 2018
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discount code: NWBRRC

Congratulations Club Members!

New York City Marathon – Kevin Quinn
Marine Corps Marathon – Paul Browne
Toronto Half Marathon – Jay Goldstein
Shott Community 5k – Mitch Dworet (2nd PL AG), Annika Dworet (3rd PL AG)
Fire Hero 5k – Raquel Alderman
Miami Beach 13.1 Halloween Half Marathon – Jean-Louis Beaudonet (1st PL AG), Dana Moss (3rd PL AG), Melissa Pariaug, Maida Velez-Kopet, Tracy Ackerman-Gaynor, Roberto Hernandez, Catalina Bonilla, Bryan Van Solt
Spooktacular 5k – Celia Blandon
Treasure Coast Halloween Half Marathon – Heather Nobler (3rd PL AG)
Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon – Maida Velez-Kopet
Disney Wine and Dine 10k – Maida Velez-Kopet
Humana 5k – Susan Frezer
FSU 5K – Debbie Meitz
Boca PAL Half Marathon – Shelbie Seys, Stephanie Rodriguez, Rebeca Rodriguez, Michael Riedhammer

Fall Racing Season is Here!

Lets congratulate the following members on their accomplishments:

  • Berlin Marathon – Linda Dickens
  • Chicago Marathon – Shelbie Seys, Dana Moss, Tammy Meisel, Catalina Bonilla, Rebeca Rodriguez, Roberto Hernandez, Rich Silcox, Doug Eaton, Dana Moss, Kimberly Reyes, Suzanne Windesheim, Heather Wilkinson, Linda Dickens, Chi Hoon (Charlie) Lee
  • Portland Marathon – Bob Capasso, Bev Capasso
  • Parkland Dash 5k – Michele Anthony(1st PL F overall), Melissa Schwartz (3rd PL F overall), John Oconnell (1st Male Master), Melissa Meyer (1st F Master), Chuck Medcraft (1st PL AG), Raquel Alderman (3rd PL AG), Annika Dworet, Denise Harrison
  • Parkland Dash 5 Mile – Alex Birchenall (2nd PL M overall), Andrea Medalie (1st PL AG), Mitch Dworet (1st PL AG), Laura Grajales (1st PL AG), Mark Shachner (2nd PL AG), Michael Riedhammer (3rd PL AG), Corie Opdyke, Christine Lada, Stephanie Rodriguez, Laura Lightbourn
  • Augusta 70.3 – Debbie Meitz (PR), Ivan Rodriguez
  • Ironman Chattanooga – Alana Miller, Paul Millman, Manuela Corrales

SHIRTS AND SWAG – We will start to distribute the shirts and swag bags beginning THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, between approximately 7a – 8a and continuing after that for the next two weekends. We want to get the shirts out as quickly as possible so that you can enjoy wearing them as well as racing in them.

REMINDER – MEET THE BOARD SOCIAL – Sunday, October 15th from 5p – 9p on the back deck of Deja Blue Restaurant in Parkland. You should have received the e-vite. Please respond as quickly as possible. If you did not receive it and want to go contact me or any of the board members as quickly as possible and let us know you will be joining us. If you want to stay for dinner it is strongly recommended that you make a reservation ahead of time.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – tentatively scheduled for October 28th. Details to follow but we are working with Runners Depot to make this a fun event and originate the Saturday run from the store.

Speaking of sponsors we are happy to make you aware of a fun night of comedy to benefit a charity near and dear to one of our sponsors, Beth Laggan, from Charles Rutenberg Realty – The event is taking place on Thursday October 19th at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino. Check out the website and enjoy a great evening
http://comedynightcrohnscolitisfoundation.weebly.com/

Have a great rest of your week,

Jay Goldstein
President
Northwest Broward Road Runners

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Lot’s of exciting things going on in the club. I wanted to take a moment to welcome all the new members who have joined NWBRRC for what is now our 10th year. I also want to thank all of our renewing members for being a part of our group for another year. As we always start off. congratulations to the following members on their recent accomplishments:

Bogota Half Marathon – Gineth Mendez-Yibirin

Bix 7 – Shelbie Seys, Kristin Kohler

Hood to Coast Crawfish Crawl – Brian VanSolt

Team APMA 5k Nashville – Cary Zinkin

SeaWheeze Half Marathon – Shelbie Seys, Kelly Rainisch (PR)

Ironman Boulder 70.3 – Helena Redshaw

We had our first board meeting of the year on Monday August 14th. Topics covered included:

  • Ordering of the shirts and the swag bags – We anticipate having everything available by mid-October
  • Membership stands at approximately 175 members including our sponsors
  • Meet The Board Social – Tentatively on the calendar for Sunday, October 15th from 5p – 8p – details to follow in an evite
  • Fall Youth Running Program will get under way on Saturday October 7th

Speaking of the Fall Youth Running Program, please check here and for sign up. If we have any of our new members that would like to volunteer to coach the kids for an hour on Saturday from 8 am to 9 am please contact me or Melissa Schwartz – melissavs@myacc.net

​Also, as we welcome our new members I want to let all our members know that we still have towels and visors for purchase. The club running towels and visors are specially priced at 1 for $15 and 2 for $20. Contact me at jaygee725@gmail.com if you would like to have either of these items.

One of our hometown races, The Parkland Dash, is being held on Sunday, October 8th. You can register on Active or through the City of Parkland website. There is a discount code for our club members to use when signing up for 15% off : NWBDASH17. Sign up and be a part of either of two great races, the 5k or the 5 mile run. It is always a good time when you can run with your fellow club members as well as your neighbors.

Have a great rest of your week and I will see you on the road,

Jay Goldstein
President
Northwest Broward Road Runners

Dr. Cary Zinkin: A Simplified Guide to Plantar Fasciitis!

 

While any experienced runner will tell you there are quite possibly hundreds of different aches and pains associated with long distance running, the one that has sent them running to their podiatrist most often is a condition known as Plantar Fasciitis (pronounced Fah-shee-eye-tis).  This “sore spot” with runners is often caused by biomechanical flaws such as flat feet (where excessive pronation occurs with every step) and high arched feet (where the Achilles tendon is excessively tight).  But you don’t have to be born with a biomechanical problem to suffer from plantar fasciitis.  Many of us are our own worst enemy, bringing on this condition by overtraining, excessive weight gain and wearing the wrong shoes while not running.  That’s right, wearing the wrong shoes at work and going barefoot on hard floors at home and outside by the pool.  And of course, you know about those extra couple of pounds that you put on after increasing your mileage (and your appetite)! The combination of any or several of these mentionables is enough to make you writhe in discomfort with every step.  And the longer you wait to get treatment, the longer it takes to get rid of that agonizing pain that is now becoming a constant part of your daily life. 

If you have never had this condition and are now experiencing heel and/or arch pain, stiffness and tenderness at the bottom of your foot (or feet) upon the first few steps in the morning, and even pain that seems to be radiating from the bottom of your foot and up into your leg, you need to read on.  Instead of ignoring the pain and trying to “run through” it, I want you to think about and follow the next few steps which will help you evaluate your condition and determine at what point you need see a podiatrist.

First, go to your closet take out all the shoes that you commonly wear during a normal work week. Aside from your running sneakers, determine which shoes you wear most often.

Men, do you wear those heavy black “men’s oxford” type shoes to work?  You know, the ones with the hard innersole?  How about those backless pool ‘slip-ons’ or loafers or moccasins?  These all might be contributing, step by step to your ever-increasing torture that has become a daily experience.

Ladies, you are usually worse than us men, your stylish work shoes, heels, backless shoes and the fact that your “sexy looking” shoes generally squeeze your foot into about two-thirds of the amount of width that you really need, all add up to trouble.

So, here’s the plan: First, both men and women, if you must wear a fancy shoe to work, try and find a comfortable shoe, like a Rockport, and replace the sockliner with an extra soft, rubbery innersole.  You know, the kind you can buy at your local running or sports store.  When not at work, wear an older pair of running sneakers around the house and again, replace the sock liner with a sport type aftermarket innersole. You can use the same innersoles that you use for your work shoes.

At this point, do not use a plastic orthotic device or any prefabricated devices that you might buy in a store. These are generally not made for your foot and can sometimes worsen a bad situation. Lastly, NO BARE FEET.  Wear your sneakers in and out of the house (ok, not in the shower), but you get the picture? You need to have support and softness as well as a small heel lift to try and alleviate stress and to help distribute weight a little more efficiently.  For those of you that can take an anti-inflammatory medicine such as ibuprofen, you might try using it for a week or so.

Now as a long-distance runner and a podiatrist, I am at odds to tell you that reducing your mileage, at least for a week or two, might certainly help.  Lord knows, that’s the last thing you want to hear!  But if, after that amount of time, the condition has not improved, that is the time to be examined by your podiatrist.

The treatment of plantar fasciitis can certainly be more complicated than I have described above, and it often takes time to resolve the condition.  Methods such as injections, custom casted orthotics, physical therapy and strappings are often used to alleviate pain.  The sooner you receive treatment, the faster you will get back on the road pain free.

See you on the road!!!

Cary
Dr. Cary M. Zinkin, Podiatric Physician

VACATION IS REST. RIGHT?

I have always maintained that runners are special. Ask anyone who lives with a runner and you will risk being subjected to a lengthy, heartfelt and even frustrated sermon about how special they really are. They disappear at all sort of unseemly hours and then come back home utterly exhausted but strangely elated. The only conclusion for a sane ( non-runner) is that the runner in their life must be ‘special’. The rest of the pleasure of cohabiting with a runner is clouded in mystery and probably makes most sense left that way.

This ‘specialness’ can be expressed in many aspects of life, be it related to diet, insistence on a rigid weekly routine or the decorating of entire rooms with medals and race bibs. You know it happens!!! That said, there is one annual ‘negotiation’ that probably equals no other. Every year the prospect of the family holiday looms large and then bursts into the family conscience. Both sides of the running divide start to think how this should or could be handled.

The non running partners, a number that often includes children, speculate on whether Mom or Dad will take a whole bag of running gear with them on the annual family vacation. This is an additional bag to the one with either beach gear, evening wear or other good stuff in it. This side of the family will also consider how much of the vacation might be structured around ‘getting a run in’ whether the intended destination is Rome, Paris, Nashville or the Sahara Desert. These deliberations might cause the occasional spirited debate around the dinner table as the running side of the family enters into delicate negotiations intended to balance their obsession with the needs of the family.

As for the runner, there really is very little to debate or discuss. Training cannot be disturbed just because familial obligations must be observed in order to maintain a civil marriage or family life. That said, this apparently straightforward and ‘obvious’ point of view tends to come unstuck when the opinions of the non-runners are, for whatever reason, taken into account. They just do not get it. The need to run seems to be lost on them. After all, they see the runner in their life do it all year round which raises the question for them: why not take a rest?

A rest? WHAT HERESY IS THIS? Surely only a non-runner could contemplate such an incomprehensible idea let alone actually dare to say it, but say it they do. This delicate subject thus forces its way onto the agenda and detailed discussions ensue as a precursor to getting some sort of treaty signed before the vacation. Of course, some families have two runners in them. These combos, often husband and wife, make the idea of no running on vacation totally beyond consideration. The hapless kids in these hopeless situations are stuck with the problem so, I guess, there is no choice but to suck it up and deal with it.

Even the single runner wrestles with the dilemma of ‘to run or not to run, that is the question’ when venturing further afield from local and comforting roads. Clearly some vacations lend themselves to running as the break from work might be destined to land the runner in a place where running is even more exciting and mind soothing than normal. Others, like my 2017 trip to the Cotswolds in England present more interesting problems. My home town is hilly and I do not need hill training right now. My fragile knees are just beginning to carry me again. Thus, the dilemma of whether to take my ‘gear’ even presents itself to me. Great beer, ancient hostelries, fabulous high calorie food and endless bonhomie with old friends all range themselves against the obvious pleasure of enjoying Merry Old England. Thus, the question arises of whether I pack running gear or just say ‘to hell with it’ and relax awhile. I am not Mo Farah, I am not trying to get into Team GB, so maybe a rest might be a good idea. I have two knees that concur, even though I might sneak one change of gear into my bag. We shall see.

In conclusion, the prospect of a complete break from running might be very therapeutic. Families might be rediscovered and good times had. While it is tempting to think life revolves around running it is quite sobering to realize it might not. Any coach worth their salt will tell you a rest is good. Some I know stop running for a three week period every year. This could, cunningly, be made to coincide with the family vacation. So. Think about it. Why not take a rest. Enjoy your vacation and chill. You might find out that it makes complete sense.

Mark Darley
aka Britrunner
Britrunner.com

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With some recent community feedback concerning running on the road I thought it appropriate to publish a few safety tips for everyone who gets this publication to see

  • Wear your safety light. If you don’t have one please buy one.
  • Wear light colored clothing to increase visibility
  • Run against the flow of traffic in the bike lane or on the sidewalk if it is safe to do so.
  • If you are starting your run up Coral Ridge Drive please go to the crosswalk at Holmberg and Coral Ridge and cross at the light before heading up Coral Ridge Dr. Remember, although pedestrians have the right of way, assume that the drivers are not aware of you in the early morning and they will not stop.
  • If you are running in the bike lane, the proper thing to do is move into the road or onto the shoulder and let the bike stay in the lane. You can see oncoming traffic and decide the best course of action. They ride with the flow of traffic and cannot.

I wish to thank both Shelbie Seys and Rebeca Rodriguez for their contributions to the board and the club as a whole. Both are stepping down from their current roles of board secretary (Shelbie) and membership/media (Rebeca). We are sad to see them go but are happy to wish them well on their next pursuits. It has been a great pleasure serving with both of them. They certainly brought a passion to their roles and for this the club is a beneficiary and grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

It’s funny; in all the years I have been writing an article in the South Florida Running Forum, I never stopped to thank the editor of this paper, Jim Niemir, for the contributions that he has made to the running community. Jim has provided a forum for the running club presidents to publicize the events of their clubs, to spotlight individual members and sponsors, to recognize charitable work, and even to allow a certain degree of advertising of beneficial products and services to our members. Although NWBRRC members receive a separate News You Can Use newsletter based on what is happening inside the club, I can tell you it means so much to our club members when they see their names out there for the entire South Florida running community to see. So, Jim, if you are reading this (and I hope you are for content and editing – LOL) I speak for our club membership and say: THANK YOU.

Race Report

Beverly 10 miler – Dana Moss
Park City July 4th 5k – Stephanie Rodriguez
Freedom 5k – Jean-Louis Beaudonnet (3rd PL M Grandmaster), Kimberly Reyes (1st PL AG)
Weston Hometown 4th of July 5k – Melissa Meyer (3rd PL F Master), Lauren Fuchs (3rd PL AG), Eric Fishman, Kelly Rainisch, Shelbie Seys, Maida Velez-Kopet, Nicole Gerber, Raquel Alderman, John O’Connell, Doug Eaton, Jean-Louis Beaudonnet, Cary Zinkin
4th of July Sprint Tri– Kimberly Frendhal Reyes

Jay

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A couple of quick shout outs of congratulations to the following members: Inline image 1

Weston Memorial Day 5K – Nicole Gerber, Maida Velz-Kopet, Pam Aks, Cindy Brown, Raquel Alderman, Annika Dworet, Mitch Dworet, John O’Connell
Boca Memorial Day 5k – Kimberly Reyes (1st PL AG)
Run for the Animals 10K – Gaile Valcho (2nd PL AG)
DTR Full Moon 10 Miler – John O’Connell, Willie Torres, Melissa Meyer, Brian Keintz
Super Spartan Race – John O’Connell (1st PL AG)
Wings For Life World Run – George Spas, Paul Millman
Swim Around Key West 12.5 Mile  – Mimi Reeves
Ironman Boulder – Patrick Manley
Race # 2  – 8 Hours of Hell Trail Series – Anne Carroll (2nd PL F)

Your Board of Directors for the 2017/2018 Membership Year Inline image 2
Board Elections were held on Monday, June 12th.  Here are the folks who represent our club for the 2017/2018 board year, our 10th year serving the Northwest Broward running community:
President – Jay Goldstein
Vice President – Melissa Schwartz
Treasurer – Anne Bengtson
Secretary – Tess Williams
Members at Large – Dana Moss, Mark Darley, Alana Miller, Doug Eaton, Susan Frezer

The membership year is quickly winding down and officially ends on June 30th. As we have done the last two years we are giving our loyal members an opportunity to renew their memberships from June 1st to June 30th at a discount. Members who renew during this time will save $5 on an individual membership category and $10 on a family membership http://www.active.com/coral-springs-fl/running/northwest-broward-road-runners-annual-membership-18-2017.

Its going to be a great year. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to keep our club as the premier running group in South Florida.

Jay

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Another week, another group of us racing.  Congratulations to the following members on their accomplishments:
 
Disney Princess Half Marathon – Dana Moss, Celia Blandon
The Dunes 50 Miler – Brian Keintz, Michelle Manley
Run for the City 5k – Rocio Arnold (1st PL AG)
Gasparilla Half Marathon – Shelbie Seys, Kelly Rainisch, Laura Lightboun,Alberto Grajales
Gasparilla 15K – Corie Opdyke, Kristen Kohler, Jennifer Barter
Gasparilla 5K – Laura Grajales
MSSOA Adventure Race – Catalina Bonilla
 
Thursday, March 16th from 6p – 730p: our sponsor, Ameriprise Financial (Diego Velasquez) is holding a dinner seminar from 6p – 730p at Bru’s Room on Hillsboro Blvd.  The topic is “Learn How to Cover Long Term or Chronic Care costs.”  To RSVP, please call:954-603-0515, Alejandro.Silva@ampf.com or Judy.Morales@ampf.com.
Thursday, March 23rd from 530p – ??: we are having our spring social at Angelo’s in the Heron Bay Shoppes (5920 Coral Ridge Dr).  It is pay as you go and drinks under $20 are 2 for 1 as well as discounted tapas. Happy hour is from 4p – 7p.   As an added bonus, our new sponsor Mobile Cryotherapy will be  in the parking lot from 6p – 8p so that you can experience their service.  It is $40 for the session but discounted to $35 if we have 15 people signed up to try it.  Get happy and give your body a treat to get it ready for the weekend run.
Saturday, March 25th: the Race for Women’s Wellness Half Marathon and 5k takes place.  We are hosting the Mile 1 water stop.  Kelly Burke, the race director, is asking if we can provide 8 volunteers.  This can be club members but also their children, etc.  Please contact Melissa Schwartz and let her know that you can help (melissavs@myacc,net)

I would like to take a moment and introduce you to our newest sponsor Fusion Fitness and Yoga – Group Training with a Personal Touch

Our professional staff of Certified Fitness and Yoga Instructors and Personal Trainers are here to share their knowledge with you. We have over 100 group fitness classes per week and are open to every level of fitness ability from beginner to the more experienced. We keep our classes small enough to know you personally and to meet all of your fitness needs and goals. 

Fusion Fitness and O2 Yoga is a boutique, independently owned, fitness studio located in the heart of suburban Coral Springs, Florida. It is the fruition of experienced fitness enthusiasts Debbie Wolff and Andi Boddie and has become a haven for those seeking a balance in their lives, mind, body and soul.

Fusion Fitness and O2 Yoga has grown from a small space to a multi-room studio offering over 100 classes weekly in a variety of group fitness formats. Classes are intentionally kept small enough to provide personal training in an intimate group setting. Fusion Fitness and O2 Yoga enables clients to meet their whole body fitness needs and goals. Fusion Fitness and O2 Yoga has consistently been voted “Best Fitness Studio in Town.”bFusion is located at 4670 Coral Ridge Dr, Coral Springs, FL 3307 Phone(954) 345-9642.  Check out their website, fusionfitnessyoga.com for a list of classes and schedules.

Thank you for your sponsorship.  I look forward to our membership taking advantage of all they have to offer.
Have a great rest of your week,
Jay Goldstein
President
Northwest Broward Road Runners