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    Community Improvements

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    acres are reserved for the general park use, and the about 400 acres are dedicated for use by Granite Peak, a ski area located on the west side of the mountain. (History of Ski Area, n.d.) Development of what is currently known as Granite Peak started in 1929 when breaking ground occurred to create a road to the crown of the hill. It was completed in 1931. A Chamber of Commerce Leader, Walter Roehl, spearheaded the project of the development of ski slopes when he went to the Conservation Department of Rib Mountain and convinced them of the opportunity a ski slope would make to the area. Runs for the slopes were created by hand with a team of workers cutting trees, removing stumps and crushing rocks with sledge hammers. Donations from Marathon Civic Corporation created the chalet in 1939, which is still present today. “The ski area has a proud history of joint cooperation between the State, the local community and private ski area operators” (History of Ski Area, n.d.). The State decided in 1947 that the ski area would be best if run by a private operator. In 1984, the State adopted a new Master Plan for increased development of the ski area, and a long-term contract was entered into with the new operator. For some reason, the expansions were minimal, until 2000, when the current operator took over. Multitude of improvements has occurred since that time to include the addition of 58 runs, installation of several new lifts, restoration of the original chalet, the…

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    certainly did for me. Just my luck… After the half marathon debacle back in January, I just wanted to get back in the game and prove to myself that the last marathon I had run was not my swan song. There was also a little anger involved, directed towards myself and what I had done to bring me to this point. I chose to train for a marathon that I normally would not consider. I was born in Illinois- so the Chicago Marathon would make sense. But this one was in Orange County, California, an area…

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    As far as the dates go, I would recommend 4th Saturday of October 2016. There are several reasons for selecting those dates. The first is definitely the weather. The desirable weather can help speed runners on their way along the desired 26.2 mile course. In their article "Impact of Weather on Marathon Performance" published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, author Matthew Ely and his co-authors concluded that the ideal temperature for running marathons is between 39…

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    On April 19 1966, Bobbi Gibb became the first women to run in the Boston Marathon—disguised as a man in men’s clothing. Growing up, Gibb was always passionate about running. She spent her adolescent and adult years running for her own enjoyment. After she witnessed her first marathon, Gibb felt the desire to participate in the marathon as a runner. Thus, she took it upon herself to train without professional assistance. By the end of her training, she was able to run 40 miles in one stretch;…

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    I've never witnessed the Boston Marathon of 1975, but novelist Bill Rodgers and Matthew Shepatin made me feel as if I was running the race the whole time, in April of 1975, when an unknown runner named Bill Rodgers decided to prove his worth to the not the country, but the world by breaking the world record in the marathon with a blazing 2:09:55. The story of how the whole world reacted to Bill’s outstanding performance is told by the Bill himself, and his mentor and teammate Amby Burfoot who…

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    While the pain is fresh and the glory is sweet, I decided to write this article about my experience running the marathon and how in my opinion, it correlates metaphorically of how I started and my diurnal responsibility as a Surgical Technologist. Less than a month ago; on March 19, I ran my 3rd marathon. It is becoming a yearly affair for me and my wife to ran the Los Angeles Marathon that we always look forward for the next year. It started 3 years ago when my wife signed me up for my first…

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    Horse Warm Up

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    Image a time when you forgot to warm up before a run and then regretted it later. Now think about how your horse feels every time you run him without a proper warm up. Without a proper warm up, you may be paying thousands of dollars in vet bills or even hospital bills if you or your horse gets injured during your run. Is running the fastest time really worth anything if you or your horse gets injured and can’t run again. The process of warming up your horse before a run may seem pointless,…

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    I have always been good at running. In middle school, I would always be the first to finish the mile long run for my Physical Education class. At that time, I often ran the mile in seven minutes flat; I was always at least thirty seconds ahead. It was the same outcome in high school as a freshman; however, that was not the case as a sophomore. As a sophomore, I ran the mile in seven minutes, but another sophomore, George, would run it in six minutes and fifty seconds. I wondered why he was so…

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    This case study follows the management of a 47 year old man who attends a Podiatry clinic presenting with pain and a fusiform swelling on the posterior aspect of the right ankle. The patient states that he has experienced discomfort for approximately the last three months, with the pain exacerbating after exercise. He discloses that he recently joined a local running club with the aim of training to run a marathon next year, leading to a significant increase in his activity levels. The patient…

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    also feel pain and possibly lead to plantar fasciitis when the “stiff-soled shoe” is taken off (Quinn 2). Don’t forget about shin splints caused by overpronation, either (Stromberg 2). Barefoot runners also increase their risk of “bone marrow edema, the accumulation of fluid in their foot bones” (Reynolds 2). Defenders of barefoot running claim that shoeless workouts reduce injury, but they are really creating more. Most of the population runs shod and injury-free, so why should we transfer…

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