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Race 13.1 - The Extra Mile, September 2015 Edition      

Race 13.1 News

- Fall Race Season:
  • We close out the month of September with BCBSNC Race 13.1 Charlotte this Sunday, Sept. 27. It's not too late to sign up for the half marathon or 8k! Click here for race details and registration.
  • October will be a packed month of races, featuring inaugural events in Newport News (10/18), Nashville (10/31) and Charleston (10/31), plus our second annual BCBSNC Winston-Salem race (10/25). Nashville and Charleston both feature a Halloween-themed race, including a costume contest! One 5k, 10k or half marathon race participant will leave with a $1,000 cash prize! Click here for details!
- 2016 Schedule: We're planning to add another 19+ races to our 2016 calendar in the coming weeks and months, featuring several brand new events as well as bringing back many locations from 2015! Stay tuned to our website for calendar additions!

- Race 13.1 Season Pass: If you missed our announcement about the 2016 season pass, be sure to check out all of the details here! Pay $150 for the pass, and you'll only pay $15 for any Race 13.1 event you'd like to run, no matter the distance or location! Click here to learn more!

- Volunteers: Our races would not be successful without the help of our numerous (and awesome!) volunteers. Sign up to volunteer at one of our races, and you'll earn Race Bucks (credit) to use towards a future Race 13.1 event! To sign up, click on the "Volunteer" tab on the race page you'd like to volunteer for and complete the short form!
Race 13.1 Training Plans:

Whether you're looking to set a new PR in the 10k or starting to train for your first half marathon, we're proud to now offer FREE training plans for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels for the 5k, 10k and half marathon! These training plans are an excellent tool to help you prepare for your next race, whether you're a seasoned pro or looking for a couch-to-5k program! 
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Getting to Race Day Injury-Free   

This month's tip was written for the Race 13.1 Blog by Teri, who is located in Winston-Salem, NC, and is the blogger behind A Foodie Stays Fit.

You sign up for a race. You put in the miles. You pass up Friday night plans so you can get in bed early in preparation for that Saturday long run. One thing that seems like you can’t control? Showing up to race day injury-free. I’ve showed up to races injured, and I’ve skipped races because of injuries. Neither is fun. But, after 15+ years of running and countless races, I’ve learned (sometimes the hard way) a few things that help keep me running strong, from training to the finish line.

1. Yoga
I’ve struggled off and on with IT band pain ever since I ran my first half marathon in 2005. In 2007, I had run multiple races with severe pain (despite a prescription for prednisone to help with the injury) and was under the care of an ortho and a PT. Despite their treatments, I was still running injured. I started yoga in 2008 and the IT band issues went away, and for the most part, have stayed away as long as I’m consistent in my practice.

Moral of the story : My doctors weren’t looking at me holistically. Yoga addressed a root issue that I didn’t know I had and my doctors didn’t address: severely tight muscles and muscle imbalances. (second moral: find a good doctor!) [CONTINUE READING]

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