A random collection of running-related articles, information, and funny stuff I found while surfing around.

Worth Reading

Inspiration: An empty nest led to running/weight loss and a whole new life for this dad Glutes are a runner’s engine, here are three ways to power-up the classic glute bridge. This is not running-specific, but certainly applicable: The power of imperfect starts . Useful info for those of you doing the Erie marathon, or another fall distance race: Everything You Need to Know About the Marathon Taper

Race Results

August 10, 2019 – LECOM Ice Cream Race

Upcoming races

Aug. 17 — Step Up Erie 5K — Presque Isle Aug. 18 — UPMC/Mayor's Cup 5K, 10K — Downtown Erie Aug. 25 —iRock Charity 5K — Frontier Park, Erie Sept. 1 — Bull Dam Trail Runs — Eaton Reservoir, North East Sept. 7 — MMLB 5K — Diehl Elementary School, Erie Sept. 8 — Erie Marathon at Presque Isle — Presque Isle, Beach No. 1 Sept. 14 — Albion Fair 5K — Albion Sept. 21 — Race for Recovery 5K — Presque Isle Sept. 28 — Stampede 5K — WLD Ranch, Girard

Worth making (Recipes for runners)

This chilled Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad is the perfect combination of salty and sweet and is great for this time of year when both watermelon and cucumber are full of flavor and available in abundance locally.

Group runs

Achille’s Running Shop has free weekly group runs from the store in the West Erie Plaza on Saturdays at 8 a.m. Join their Facebook group to stay up to date on group run info.

Heather Cass is an Erie-area freelance writer, runner, and active member of the Erie Runners Club for 20-plus years. She is immersed in the local fitness culture, and she’s taking your questions at zipdang22 at aol.com