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Staying Connected While We’re Apart

Dear SMAC friends, For each of us, life has changed dramatically over the past couple of weeks. Between re-organizing work, family, and changing all the plans you made for the
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Coronavirus and SMAC Events

Dear SMAC community, While the SMAC Board of Directors has not yet cancelled or rescheduled any of the running events we organize, there is a very strong likelihood that we
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The Fine Art of Ultrateering

by Arielle Knudsen Ultrateering: a word coined by my good friend Erin Hazler to describe long volunteer shifts at trail/ultra races. Who can be an ultrateer? Why do it? What
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Runner Realness: Make it Work

by Jeannie LaPierre It’s a topic we all will grapple with, wrestle, ponder, ignore, deny, dismiss, and eventually accept. Lately, I run more local races. Two decades ago, waking at
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Unique Genius

by Jason Sarouhan My coach is looking at me intently. She tells me, “I’m a little confused by the words that you chose about how going on a run like
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Riding The Ghost Train

by Carla Halpern The idea of running 100 miles made me really happy. Whether the reality would make me happy remained to be seen. I had no idea whether I’d
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SOS Cape Cod Triathlon (6/22/19)

by JoEllen Reino As soon as I received the promotional email for this race last fall, I knew I wanted to participate. My husband John and I were going to
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Are You Running Too Fast?

by Laure Van den Broeck Raffensperger In July 2018, SMAC sponsored me to attend the RRCA-level 1 coaching course in Bloomfield, CT. It was awesome! Two days were crammed full
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Running Up That Hill

by Ben Kimball Hills. We all know how hard they can be on a run. From the brutes like Crittenden Hill in the middle of the Bridge of Flowers race
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SMAC Membership Distribution

  This map shows towns the 2018 SMAC members live in. It is limited to just western MA, though there are also several members from other states and countries who
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