CBHM Weekly Update May 13 #cbhm #cbhm2016 #VT #NH #LebRecreation #VermontTourism #halfmarathons #WoodstockVT

Happy Friday the 13th!
22 days until our race.

We can't stress this enough.
To minimize traffic, parking issues and your stress levels-please consider sharing rides!
We have a ride share board set up to find riders and to share your car.

We've got a few folks using it so far from Boston MA and Concord NH. Think about it, share race tips and a ride to the parking lot. Save on gas and create a new friendship.


Latest Ask Jim

An Upper Valley Running Club friend asked me how much Gatorade to consume during a half marathon?
Actually, hydration for a half marathon should start the day before the race. It is always a good idea and a necessity when it's going to be warm on race day. 

As for race day, plan on consuming water and Gatorade (or some other electrolyte replacement brand) throughout the race. 

How much? When? On a hot day drink early and often. I like to wash down my Gatorade with water every three miles or so. 

Use both hands to get at least a half cup of each. An energy boosting GU packet 2/3 of the way through the race provides a little lift as well. 

After you run hard and sweat for more than an hour, leg cramps (calves, quads, hamstrings) are more likely to develop and slow you down. It's a really good idea to practice drinking from a cup and ingesting GU during your training runs. 

With practice, you can slip by two or three racers at each stop. 

The best way to get liquids down when you're running is to slow down just a bit to make sure you grasp the cup without spilling, pinch the top and pour carefully into your mouth while still running/jogging. 

But, watch out for other runners who may slam on the breaks in front of you in order to walk and drink. 

So, plan ahead and move through water stops efficiently. You might even be able to smile at the finish! 

The BIBs are being made/chipped so we hope you updated your emergency contact info.
You will be picking them up on Sunday at the Registration Tent beginning at 6 a.m. (NOT at the info Booth on Saturday or at the Pasta Dinner Saturday night)

And speaking of Pasta Dinner...
Have you made your reservation yet? 
Click on the Poster or Menu to Make Your Reservation TODAY!

 Spots are filling up fast and you don't want to miss out on this very cool pre-race event.
Good food, good music, good friends!
Hope to see you all there! 

Have questions?
Please read our FAQs page or Race Info Page 
Question about Training: ASK JIM!
Question about Our Race: ASK MIKE!

Remember NO Transferring of Race Bibs!

To help us Celebrate 25 Years of Giving Back to the Community, please consider a donation to our Charities.
 Check out our Race Charity Page and see and hear how your donation helps our community!

We Need Massage Therapists!
Spread the word! 
We need massage therapists at the finish line!
There will be a lot of runners and we want to provide a soothing post race massage to each and every one of you...but we need masseuses!
Each year, Strong House Spa coordinates the Covered Bridges Half Marathon (CBHM) Finish Line Post Race Massage Tent.

This year is the 25th running of CBHM so we are expecting even more runners crossing the finish line.
We want to provide as many massage tables as possible.
Licensed massage therapist will be paid ($125) for working from 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m. on Sunday June 5 at Dewey Field (across the street from Strong House Spa, 694 Quechee Main St. Quechee, VT)
Please call 802.295.1718 or email info@stronghousespa.com for more information.

See you all in a few weeks!
Mike, Bill and the Race Committee