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11 TIPS to make Running Easier

BY K. ALEISHA FETTERS October 30, 2014

 

No one heads out on a run thinking, “I want this to feel as hard as possible.” Nuh-uh. We want it to feel good. We want it to feel less difficult than before. And it will if you try out these 11 simple-to-follow running tips:

1. Shorten Your Stride
It’s counterintuitive, sure, but shortening your stride and aiming to take more steps per minute (180 is ideal) can help you run more efficiently. It saves you energy you would have spent trying to cover more ground with each step.

New Tuesday Club Run at HVL
New this year, Miler Officers, Marie Sherman and Jeanette Juell Addis lead a group on Tuesday mornings for a 1 to 4 mile run.  They meet outside the Anytime Fitness in Hidden Valley at 8:30 am. Strollers are welcome, but no dogs please.
Come on out next week! No charge and you do not have to be Miler member to join us for exercise (Must sign waiver but that is it!). Now is the time to get fitter for the rest of your life! 
Any questions,
please email:    jeanetteaddis@gmail.com 
Keys to Make Running a Habit

2017 Champagne Brunch 

Jeanette and Mike Addis (front) get their plaques for running/walking over 1500 miles for 2016 (turns out WAY OVER (2,000 + miles). Jeanine (left) Gold with 1,300 miles and Prez Bill Burnett, bronze (walking/running) over 400 miles.

You like to run, but you fall off the wagon if you are not careful. Read about how to make running a habit!

2017 Spring Has Sprung Run
It is time to register for the 15th Annual Spring Has Sprung Run, happening Sunday morning, May 7,  8 AM in Hidden Valley Lake (4 miles north of Middletown)  Featuring a flat family-friendly 5K WALK or RUN (3.1 miles) and a kids-only race. Plenty of shirts left but going fast!  5K Registration fees if registered by May 5-  5K $30 adults, 19 and under $15 and includes chip timing, super soft t-shirt , lots of goodies in our "famous" swag bags, and post race refreshments.  8:30 AM start (arrive by 7:45 am to pick up bib and race bag before kids race starts at 8 am!)

 

ARRIVE NO LATER THEN 7:45 AM IF PRE-REGISTERED AND 7:30 AM IF REGISTERING ON RACE DAY.

Kids race will happen at 8:00 AM. $5 entry with an option to purchase a youth shirt for an additional $8- but very limited shirts left  (NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION FOR KIDS RACE AND LIMITED TO 45 TOTAL REGISTRATIONS) 

It's an Exciting Springtime in Lake County!

The weather is awesome and our annual Spring Has Sprung Run is just around the corner. Many thanks to all of our milers and friends who have worked so hard to make this years event another great success. Additionally, I want announce the rollout of our new and classy 'Lake County Milers' website that was developed by one of our own milers, Larry Ross.  See his column below...

Weekly Runs &  Professionally timed events open to the public

Vine to Wine 10k/5k Registration Open!

 

The Vines to Wine run at Cache Creek Winery, will be a memorable experience whether you are walking or running the Scenic 5k course or running the 10K course. Both events will take place on hard pack vineyard roads winding among the vineyards and surrounding country side. This is not a flat course. Be prepared for moderate hills on portions of the course and two moderately steep hills.  Participants will experience the vineyards up close, for a truly unique and breathtaking event.  This event will be chip timed by NorCal timing.   Check out the incredible venue www.cachecreekvineyards.com

 

 

 

This upscale 5K and 10K  includes a long sleeve tech Shirt (guaranteed if register by 10-6-2017) with an option to upgrade to a hoodie sweatshirt for an additional $15. The day is made complete with a beautiful Cache Creek Winery logo stemless wineglass, a glass of wine if you are 21 or older, and a wine country catered lunch.

Vine to Wine 10k/5k Coverage

The Vine to Wine Run took place this past Sunday November 5th, on a crisp and beautiful autumn setting amid the majestic rolling hills of Cache Creek VIneyards.  

 

In the 10k race, Dan Sweet, age 38 and resident of Middletown, finished  first in the Men's event with a fantastic time of 38 minutes, 7 seconds (6:08 pace) and repeat Boston Qualifier, Jennifer Perez age 37, of Hidden Valley Lake, landed the top prize for the female division with a finish time of 48 minutes 11 seconds (7:46 pace). 

 

Both winners were awarded first place prizes that included  entry in the 2018 Napa Valley Marathon.

Scroll Calendar Above for More Dates

Thursday Morning - HVL

@ Mountain High Coffee & Book, 

18983 Hartmann Rd, Hidden Lake Valley, CA  95467 

Saturday Morning - Kelseyville

@ Parking outside of Clear Lake Park on Soda Bay Road

The first place overall finisher in the Men's 5k was Isaac Rascon, age 14 of Middletown with a finishing time of 18 minutes, 48 seconds (6:03 pace). In the Women's 5k race, Anna Cobb, age 10 of Hidden Valley Lake took first place with a very impressive sub 7 minute pace.  

Welcome to Lake County Milers New Website!

Greetings and welcome to our new website.  I'm going to be giving you an introduction and some instruction on using this site, but first, I'd like to share a little about my background.  

 

I'm originally from southeast Michigan and now own a home here in HVL with my lovely wife, Karen Kendall.  We bought our home a little over a year...

Gold Sponsor, Santa Rosa Marathon has donated 6 free entries and 4 discounted entries into their Santa Rosa Marathon series to the Spring Has Sprung top finishers in both the 5k/10k and youth divisions. Our Spring Has Sprung Run has just got a whole lot more exciting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition all Spring Has Sprung participants will receive a $20 discount to be used towards the Santa Rosa Half or Full Marathon, happening the weekend of August 25-26.

Participate in the Spring Has Sprung 5K/10K then register for one of the Santa Rosa Marathon events (5k/10k/half marathon/full marathon happening in August! 

It’s hard to believe the Jr. Milers have begun their second session but it’s true! Practices are being held Mondays and Fridays from 3-4 pm at Coyote Valley Elementary school. There are 49 kids participating. That’s right. 49! 22 runners have returned from first session and 27 runners are brand new.  This session there will be a division of beginner and advanced runners for main run time but both groups will be together for warm ups and game time. Advanced runners will be given the opportunity to run off campus under the supervision of 2-3 leaders. Miles will be logged for both groups and incentives will be awarded every 2 1/2 miles. The program has been scheduled to culminate at the annual Spring Has Sprung 5k/10k And Kids runs   This was planned with the intention that all Jr. Milers will participate in this fun event whether it be the 5k, 1k or 1/2k.  

 

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There are several activities promoting family participation during the session such as the duathlon where kids and parents join forces in a non-competitive game-like atmosphere. Ideally, this will set the stage for families to run/jog/walk the Spring is Sprung together. On behalf of Coach Cobb and her fantastic leadership team, thank you for the opportunity to run with your kids!

Spring Has Sprung 2018 on the Books!

The Lake County Milers running club signature Spring has Sprung Event featuring a Kids K, 5K and a new scenic and challenging 10K course, took place on Sunday,April 22 in Hidden Valley Lake with participants ages 4 through 70+. This year’s event, the 16th annual, was greeted with perfect spring weather and an energetic crowd with over 200 participants.  The Kids K, a very entertaining event with kids strutting their fitness around a circular course kicked off the competition. The Spring Has Sprung event supports High School running and will benefit Middletown and Kelseyville Track and Field.

The Lake County Milers running club signature Spring has Sprung Event featuring a Kids K, 5K and a new scenic and challenging 10K course, took place on Sunday,April 22 in Hidden Valley Lake with participants ages 4 through 70+. This year’s event, the 16th annual, was greeted with perfect spring weather and an energetic crowd with over 200 participants.  The Kids K, a very entertaining event with kids strutting their fitness around a circular course kicked off the competition. The Spring Has Sprung event supports High School running and will benefit Middletown and Kelseyville Track and Field.

The first four runners to cross the finish line in the 5K distance (3.1 miles) were male athletes between the ages of 14 through 18. Isaac Rascon of Middletown claimed the top honors by crossing the finish line in 18:20.9, an impressive 5:55 per mile average on the mostly flat course. Jayson Tostie, age 18 of Cobb took 2nd place with a finish time of 20:05.6 (6:28.9 /per mile), with Dimitri Imbrunetti, age 16 of Hidden Valley Lake, taking 3rd with a finish time of 20:06.3 (6:29.1). All 3 male finishers belong to the Middletown High School Track Team.

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Perhaps the most impressive finish in the 5K distance, was Anna Cobb, age 10 who was #5 finisher overall with a finish time of 20:21.4 a solid 6:34 minute per mile. Anna, is no stranger to racing and took up the sport at age 5 with her running siblings and parents. Anna is part of the Lake County Milers, “Junior Milers” which is coached by her Mother, Sheri Cobb. 2 nd place woman in the 5K distance was Yareli Lozano (age 18) of Kelseyville with a finish time of 21:01.3 (6:46.8 pace) and claiming the #3 spot was Rachel Ahlmann, (age 34) of Lower Lake with a 6:48.6 per mile pace (total time 21:06.7).