Celiac versus Non-celiac

Gluten is a protein molecule with a unique found in wheat, barley and rye. One in 130 people have celiac or gluten intolerance (non-celiac). When the doctor told me I have celiac, I educated myself. Luckily, today there are more gluten free products in grocery stores but eating out can be tricky. Some restaurants sayContinue reading “Celiac versus Non-celiac”

Run For Boston

Wednesday night 4/17, many runners from around the country ran in groups in solidarity to remember the victims of the Boston Marathon Finish Bombings. The picture above is part of Latitude group. The running community, we are a large united strong group which are resilient. We will keep running marathons and road races. Fear isContinue reading “Run For Boston”

Upcoming Clinics

Be ready for your 2013 races with these clinics: Running Boot Camp  This program is for Runners, Triathletes or anyone wanting to improve endurance and performance. Mondays:  6:00 – 7:00 PM Start Date: April 29, 2013 Duration: 8 Weeks Members $96 Non-members: $116 Workouts are outside and will include speed workouts. This is open members andContinue reading “Upcoming Clinics”

3rd Annual Latitude Indoor Triathlon Race Series

Thanks to all the athletes participated in the 3rd Annual Latitude Indoor Triathlon Race Series. The results are posted for each race at: https://gearupforfitness.com/2013-indoor-triathlons/ See you next year’s race, Pam Race Director


First of the 3rd Annual Latitude Indoor Triathlon Series happened Saturday, January 26th. 17 athletes completed the race. The results can be found on Coolrunning.com. Each year the series has grown. Last year, 5 triathletes sign up for the series, this year it tripled. Thanks to the sponsors to make the race series successful: Riverside CyclesContinue reading “Updates”


The start of the New Years is a time to reflect the last year’s accomplishments. In those accomplishments, what did you do in the training to improve and what needs to improve? I found my running and bike mileage were about equal for the total mileage for the year and I ran faster and strongerContinue reading “Reflection-Direction”

Keep your body and mind in balance through this holiday season.

During the holiday season, many start skipping their workouts which leads to adding weight. This season think of your workouts as a way maintaining your fitness and reducing stress. Do quality workouts. Check my blog Crunch Time on 3/1 for ideas to get the most out of your workout. When you have only 10-15 minutesContinue reading “Keep your body and mind in balance through this holiday season.”

What’s Next?

As race season winds down and reviewing you accomplishments, it is time to set goals and plan for 2013: Write down your goals. Get a 2013 calendar. Start putting races on the calendar. Use Coolrunning.com or race websites for the dates. Prioritize the races from C to A. C races are workouts, A races areContinue reading “What’s Next?”

Is Big is too Big

Today, I was reading about the NYC Marathon growing from 37,000 to 47,000 and price is more than doubled. The same thing happened with the Boston Marathon. Is this do to the running craze or greed for long distance races? 2 weeks ago, a group of us ran the Smuttynose Rockfest half marathon and oneContinue reading “Is Big is too Big”