Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
May 2014
The Kansas City Track Club will be taking up residence at the Hospital Hill Run expo on Thursday, June 5th, and Friday, June 6th. We'll be the booth that, similar to the hill coming up Broadway, kicks major butt. Be sure to drop by booths 102 & 103 for great deals on merchandise and other fun stuff! We could also use some extra volunteers to help with the expo! If you have any available hours either of those days, contact us at kctcrunner@gmail.com. 

FALL 26.2 & 13.1 TRAINING

KCTC hosted Marathon Training sessions led by RRCA Certified Coach Bob Schluben starts on July 5th at 7am in Lenexa. For $75 you can get a custom tailored training plan to fit your individual fitness level. For $25 you can still join our group training runs and take care of the rest on your own. Exact location and registration information will be available soon. 

Coach Bob ran a marathon every week in 2013 and is loaded with plenty of advice and training tips to get you to the finish line. 

Half Marathon Training, led by RRCA Certified Coach Jennifer Ristau, starts July 19th, 7 AM at 55th and Brookside. 
You must be a KCTC member to join either training group. Become a member for just $20/individual, $25/family at www.kctrack.org

The 20th Brew to Brew was a major success! KCTC generated $66,000 for Cystic Fibrosis, $10,000 for Shriner's Hospitals for Children, $1,000 to the Leavenworth Water Rescue Team who safely navigated you o'er the river crossing, $500 to the Lawrence Trail Patrol for patrolling the levee, and $500 to the Medical Reserve Corp who provide medical care at each aid station! Thank you so much for your participation in Brew to Brew and a major shout-out to the creator and director for all these years, Lou Joline!


Congrats to all of the Kansas City runners who participated in last month's 118th Boston Marathon! Roughly 150 runners from KC made the journey north to participate in one of the world's most revered and historic races.


One Kansas City runner, Kerry Schmittling, was gracious enough to answer a few questions for us about the event. Kerry actually attended both this year's and last year's race and was able to draw some comparisons. 
Q: What was your primary reason for going back this year?
A: I was excited to return to Boston to finish what I started! It is more than just another marathon, it's a part of a lifetime goal and I wanted to prove to myself that I could complete it.
Q: Did you have any fear or trepidation heading into Boston this year after being there for last year's event?
A: After waiting awhile to hear from the B.A.A. on whether or not we (those who did not have a chance to finish) would be invited back, I had no doubt or hesitation about going back, given the opportunity.
Q: How did the pre-race mood (of other competitor's and the city itself) of this year's event compare to the pre-race mood of last year's event?
A: I feel like we were all there to run with a vengeance, to run for those who died and were injured, to run for all those who witnessed and are still affected by what happened last year and to show that nothing can 
stand in the way of any American or international runner. It is a 

city full of integrity, gratitude and spirit. The Boston Marathon is an accomplishment to any runner no matter how you get there, so last year's pre-race mood was full of excitement enveloped in tradition. No one had any idea that such a tragedy would have occurred.  

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Anemia is a lack of red blood cells in your body. Anemia may cause one more of the following symptoms; short of breath, tired, weak, cold fingers/toes, dizzy, craving ice, and/or restless legs.Strength, endurance and speed come with training and discipline. Stress and intensive training can certainly cause fatigue, but ensure that your fatigue and muscle weakness is not caused by anemia.

It is important to identify and treat anemia. Understanding the cause of anemia is key to determine the best treatment options. 

You can optimize iron intake at mealtime by including lean red meats or dark chicken/turkey a few times a week. Also, choose iron-enriched breads, pasta and cereals and use cast-iron skillets for cooking. When iron rich foods are paired with other foods high in Vitamin C (i.e., orange juice), iron absorption is enhanced. Avoid coffee, soda, and tea with your meals because caffeine reduces iron absorption.  

Simple blood tests will help further evaluate for anemia. Optimize your health to be your best. Call Saint Luke's Anemia Clinic at 816.932.6183. Our nurses are available to answer any questions.    

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How to Look Good

Our featured apparel this month is a 20th Anniversary Brew to Brew Nike Team Jacket! This navy blue jacket is admired for its enchanting looks, precise fit, and ability to draw out fond memories. Available in Men's and Women's Sizes.

 Price: $35  


NEW! Thursday Night Group Run

Daniel Brazzell of Team RWB (Red, White, & Blue) will be leading a run every Thursday night at Corporate Woods.The group meets at 6 PM at the Founder's Park Gazebo. All runners are welcome! 
Check out the Team RWB Facebook page for more information! 

Night Run
5/21 Heartland Race Walkers - Leawood
 5/28 - ?
6/4 -National Running Day Special Event! 
6/11 - Sue Robinette - Shawnee
6/18 - Bob and Ann Cook - Overland Park

Opportunities to host WNR are filling up quickly! If you would like to host a WNR, 
e-mail us at kctcrunner@gmail.com!

WNR's start at 6 PM with a 3-8 mile run followed by a potluck supper. Please bring a side dish!
KCTC Race Series
The last race in the KCTC Spring Race Series is this weekend! If you haven't completed the minimum 3 events to qualify for a Series prize pack, be sure to head out to Parkville on Saturday to volunteer or run in the GO Project Family 5K!
Then email your results to cameron@resultskc.com. Stay tuned for announcements on the Summer Race SerieS!

Next Series Race:

National Running Day
Join us on  Wed. June 4th to celebrate National Running Day! . Meet at the KCTC office, 208 W 79th St, KCMO 64114 at 6pm to run, play games, win prizes, receive a running shirt and eat dinner.  KCTC provides the main dish, you bring a side dish, dessert or beverage. No charge, no registration. Bring your friends- members and non-members. 
Weekly Group Runs  
Looking for people to run with in Kansas City? Want someone to run with but don't want to drive all the way across town? Be sure to visit our Group Runs page for weekly runs all across the Metro area! 
Looking for your next race?
As racing season continues, be sure to check out the Kansas City Track Club race calendar for a complete listing of local events! Feel free to submit a race to our calendar as well if you don't see yours listed.
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