•Introducing Race 13.1 Durham, NC! Our 12th fall race is now open, making the 2015 Race 13.1 schedule complete! Visit Race131.com to get all the details for the inaugural, holiday-themed Race 13.1 Durham, NC on Dec. 12, and register early to take advantage of early bird pricing - $50 for the half marathon, $30 for the 10k and $20 for the 5k through July 6! This race will be open to the first 2,000 registrants, so don't wait!
• Don't forget to check out our 2015 Season Pass - Run ALL 2015 Race 13.1 events (12 remaining fall races in NC, SC, TN, VA, AR and FL) for just $199! You can check out the complete fall schedule, featuring 12 races in six states at Race131.com/races!
Series Scoring for all Spring 2015 Race 13.1 events is now fully updated! See where you rank compared to all Race 13.1 runners across the country! Whether you participated in one Race 13.1 event or all eight spring races, your result is ranked. Visit Race131.com to view the rankings and get all the details!
• There are separate scoring categories for the half marathon, 10k and 5k
• Each runner’s score is calculated as a comparison between a runner’s race time and the average race time of the middle 80% of the runners in each age group (Par Time).
• The Par Time is divided by the runner’s time to give each runner their race score.
• The Par Time takes into account the variables from course to course, including temperature and elevation.
Race 13.1 is Going Virtual!
Get ready to race Coast to Coast this summer and help us grant the wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition by supporting the Make a Wish Foundation! Check out the awesome race medal below, and stay tuned for more details!
Summer is here and it’s important that you plan and prep appropriately when exercising in the hot and humid conditions. Failing to plan and prepare for exercise in the heat can be detrimental to your health and performance and may even result in heat related illness, which can be very serious and possibly life threatening.
The three primary heat illnesses to be aware of are: 1. Heat Cramps: Heat cramps are painful muscle contractions that mainly affect the calves and quads in multi-sport, but may also be felt in the hamstrings and even abdominals as a result of poor hydration status and electrolyte imbalance.
2. Heat Exhaustion: Heat exhaustion occurs when body temperature rises above 103 degrees and may be associated with nausea, vomiting, headache, fainting, weakness and cold, clammy skin. If left untreated, this can lead to heatstroke.
3. Heatstroke: Heatstroke is a condition that occurs when your body temperature is greater than 104 degrees. Your skin may be hot, but your body may stop sweating to help cool itself. Typical symptoms are confusion and irritability. You need immediate medical attention to prevent brain damage, organ failure or even death as heatstroke can be fatal if left untreated.
There are many steps you can take to prevent yourself from suffering from heat illness making sure that you have the best workout possible in hot conditions. [CONTINUE READING]