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Fitness Together
(508) 520-6888
13 Main St
Franklin, MA
 
Fitness Together
(508) 520-6888
13 Main St Ste 3
Franklin, MA
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Boston Sports Clubs
(508) 528-5960
750 Union St
Franklin, MA
 
Nautilus of Medway Fitness Center
(508) 533-7337
276 Village St
Medway, MA
 
Anytime Fitness Medway, MA
(508) 533-3100
106D Main Street
Medway, MA
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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YMCA
(508) 528-8708
45 Forge Hill Rd
Franklin, MA
 
Fitness Together Franklin MA
(508) 520-6888
13 Main Street
Franklin, MA
Programs & Services
Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Trainertown Personal Training Center
(508) 384-7884
44 South StWrentham
, MA
 
Trainertown Personal Training Center
(508) 384-7884
44 South St
Wrentham, MA
 
Curves
(508) 384-0900
10 Pine St
Norfolk, MA
 
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Picking Tunes for Your Run

Picking Tunes for Your Run
Running is a stunning example of physics and more specifically, momentum. Interestingly enough, progress in both running and life is determined by your management of potential and kinetic energy in order to maximize the benefits of momentum. Look up "momentum" in your favorite dictionary for a wonderful disruption to your day; it is truly fascinating stuff when put into context of a runner and the human body. However, disrupting a runner's momentum generally yields results that can be very unpleasant.  

Converting one's potential into kinetic energy should not be disrupted by the ill-kept promises of technology. Although gadgets have promised more of this momentum, it is all too easy to focus on the technology instead of the core activity of running. The latest running technology--such as Apple's iPod Shuffle and Adidas/Sennheiser running headphones--have made the integration of tech easier than ever before. Even so, the disruption caused by flailing cables or tumbling earbuds disrupts focus and results in lost momentum. Fear not my fellow odometers...I will share with you some battle-tested, top-secret, G14 classified tips for mastering running technology; you have the ability to eliminate disruption and make your run as fun or focused as you desire.

Lets start with apparel and the old mantra that less is more. For many, the appeal of running is its minimalist roots. Along with swimming and wrestling, it is the simplest sport known to man. As you add shoes, braces, visors, wristbands, iPods, fanny-packs, pedometers, heart-rate monitors, headphones and sunglasses, you increase your resistance significantly. Some of this gear is required and that is OK but for most, consolidation works wonders for improving stride, focus and efficiency. Keep a gym-bag or milk-crate in your car trunk with items that are not essential to every run, but may be essential to a particular run. This lets you keep what you need near you at all times instead of on you. As your performance increases, the need for gizmos will wane and the fine tuned machine you are driving starts to work on its own clock. Seasoned runners know their pace without a glance at the watch or distance and you can get there too.

Once you have consolidated your gadget collection to what you need it is time to increase efficiency with your bio-mechanics. While your stride is as unique to you as your fingerprint, your gear, no matter how generic, should work with your form- not against it. Shoes with a spider-web of laces contribute to drag and present a hurdle at every step. Use shorter laces and double-knot to reduce free-hanging laces from flopping.

Many athletes, pro and amateur, run to stay in good shape. If you run, wear running-specific shorts. Period. The reduction in fabric and seam alignment make a world of difference. Basketball shorts or even mid-length trunks add resistance to every stride no matter how bad you want to hide your s...

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Boston Marathon
April
Boston, MA
info@baa.org
www.baa.org/
After experiencing the spirit and majesty of the Olympic Marathon, B.A.A. member and inaugural US Olympic Team Manager John Graham was inspired to organize and conduct a marathon in the Boston area. With the assistance of Boston businessman Herbert H. Holton, various routes were considered, before a measured distance of 24.5 miles from Metcalf's Mill in Ashland to the Irvington Oval in Boston was eventually selected. On April 19, 1897, John J. McDermott of New York, emerged from a 15-member starting field and captured the first B.A.A. Marathon in 2:55:10, and, in the process, forever secured his name in sports history.The 1896 Olympic marathon distance of 24.8 miles was based on the distance run, according to famous Greek legend, in which the Greek foot-soldier Pheidippides was sent from the plains of Marathon to Athens with the news of the astounding victory over a superior Persian army. Exhausted as he approached the leaders of the City of Athens, he staggered and gasped, "Rejoice! We Conquer!" and then collapsed.The marathon distance was later changed as a result of the 1908 Olympic Games in London. That year, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandria wanted the marathon race to begin at Windsor Castle outside the city so that the Royal family could view the start. The distance between the castle and the Olympic Stadium in London proved to be 26 miles. Organizers added extra yards to the finish around a track, 385 to be exact, so the runners would finish in front of the king and queen's royal box. Every Olympic marathon run since the 1908 Games has been a distance of 26 miles, 385 yards.
Fat Ass Marathon
January
Topsfield, MA
gacman@verizon.net
http://gaconline.net/
Bay State Marathon
October
Lowell, MA
Glrrmc@aol.com
http://www.baystatemarathon.com
Dunkin' Donuts Cape Cod Marathon
October
Falmouth, MA
marathon@cape.com
http://www.capecodmarathon.com
The Cape Cod Marathon takes its participants on a twenty-six mile loop around the town, beginning in the historic Falmouth Village Green, past the picturesque Falmouth Inner Harbor, along the breathtaking Nantucket Sound vistas of Falmouth Heights and Menauhant, across Green Pond and through the rustic wooded areas of Davisville and past Falmouth's legendary Cranberry bogs in Hatchville. The race then turns west towards the Buzzards Bay villages of West Falmouth and Sippiwissett and south through the internationally famous scientific community of Woods Hole.
Walter Childs Memorial Race of Champions Marathon
May
West Springfield, MA
fastfeetinc@comcast.net
http://www.harriers.org/marathon
The Greater Springfield Harriers, Inc., is an athletic club focused on the specific sports of track and field, cross country, long distance running (particularly roadraces), and race walking. Founded in 1978, the club is incorporated as a notfor profit organization in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is based in the Greater Springfield, Massachusetts area. The Harriers have several hundredactive members, male and female, of all ages and abilities. Membership is open to all upon the payment of annual dues.
Hyannis Marathon
February
Hyannis, MA
BAEvents@aol.com
http://www.hyannismarathon.com
The course is extremely picturesque & historical along Craigville Beach, Kalus Beach, historic Hyannis Harbor, Lewis Bay, John F. Kennedy Memorial, Kennedy Family Compound, Officer Michael Aselton Memorial Park, and the charming Cape Cod villages of Hyannisport & Centerville. The course is paved and mostly flat and gentle with a few rolling areas ideal for a late winter/early spring PR. The Hyannis Marathon is a two loop course. The Hyannis Half Marathon is a one loop course and the 10Km course is a loop course that runs along the Half Marathon course. The 10Km course is not USATF certified but is fairly accurate by wheel and very fast. The course is not closed to traffic however the traffic is very light on most of the courses. The Course is well monitored by police and volunteers.
Memorial Day Marathon
May
Lenox, MA
info@memorialdaymarathon.com
http://www.memorialdaymarathon.com/
The 2nd Annual Memorial Day Marathon Weekend will take place on May 28-29, 2011 with the start and finish at the iconic Tanglewood Music Center in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Come experience The Berkshires, a true slice of Americana featuring the quaint towns, beautiful views, and friendly people depicted in Norman Rockwell's art and James Taylor's music, as we celebrate running - a true American pastime - on the national holiday honoring our fallen soldiers.The weekend will feature The Memorial Day Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, The Berkshires 10K & 5K races and a Pre Race Expo at Tanglewood. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
Somerville Road Runners Around the Lake Marathon
July
Wakefield, MA
24hour@srr.org
http://www.srr.org
Welcome to the website of the Somerville Road Runners, a motley crew that works hard, but doesn't let that get in the way of having a good time, too. Our club organizes several events a year and we welcome new members of all abilities. Read on to find out what we've been up to lately.
Curly's Trail Marathon
September
Pittsfield, MA
http://www.berkshiresports.org
This year we are adding a shorter race - 5k (just a tad longer according to my latest GPS track) all on trails! Half marathon course slightly changed from last year - got rid of the portion of ATV trail and added in a downhill and uphill. Starting from the Lulu Cascade area, runners will run in a counter clock-wise direction. Both races start at 9:30. 5Kers with run with the Half marathoners and before the "real climbing" starts they will finish. The half marathoners will continue up the mountain. Aid stations are located at approximately 3, 6, and 11. You can expect pretzels, crackers, cookies, candy, powerbars, hammergel, bananas, water and HEED at the stations.