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Update on Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon & 5K

We’re moving forward with an in-person Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon and 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, November 7th.   The first 250 registrants in either the 5k or the half-marathon will receive these goodies: Grand Canyon running buff Colorful long sleeve shirt Souvenir race coster medal Souvenir race bib We’ve been given permission from all required agencies … Read more

TMC Tucson 10K Results Are In!

Congrats to all of our virtual participants who ran, rolled, hiked and walked a 10K or 5K distance over the weekend!  This was the second leg of the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown race series and our second virtual event.  At times, we can get pretty down about not being able to host a big in … Read more

Fall 2020 Training Starting Soon!

Solo training with online group support. This program offers the most direct and comprehensive coaching.  You and coach Tia Accetta will discuss your goals and create a plan starting at your current fitness level and building to your peak performance goal.  You will have weekly online communication with your coach through the Training Peaks App. … Read more

Meet Me Downtown 5K & 1 Mile Final Training Week

This is the week of the race, commonly known as “taper” week.  The goal of tapering for a race is to feel your freshest on race day.   You must run enough to feel peppy  but not so much that you feel tired.  This fine balance can be achieved by running a little less than normal … Read more

TMC MMD 5K & 1 Mile Training Week 4

This is week 4!  This is the last week of training before race week and taper time.  By now maybe you are feeling like you’re in a groove?  Maybe the runs are even feeling slightly more comfortable?  I always like to say that becoming a runner is a matter of getting comfortable being uncomfortable because, … Read more

TMC MMD 5K & 1 Mile Training Week 3

Welcome to week 3!  There are 2 weeks left until virtual race weekend.  As usual, it gets hot around this time of year.  Be safe and more comfortable by doing your runs in the mornings before 9:00 AM, or in the evenings after 5:00 PM.  Make sure to sip on water throughout the day.  If … Read more

TMC MMD 5k & 1 Mile Training: Week 2

Welcome to week 2!  I really like to use the “introduce, improve, perfect” training model.  This means you will see 3 similar effort sessions 3 weeks in a row.  This gives you the opportunity to feel progress.  First and foremost, your runs should start to feel easier, if not faster.  Second, you’ll get more comfortable … Read more

TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K & 1 Mile Training Plans

It’s May!  Time to sharpen up for the MMD 5K or 1 Mile race on the weekend of June 5-7.  Here are some training ideas to keep you motivated.  Get out early and get these done before it gets too hot.  I recommend going out between 6-7 AM.  I promise you’ll enjoy it more and … Read more

Running in our COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Running and Fitness During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis: Everything to Know for Runners and Walkers Randy Accetta, Tia Accetta, and the RRCA March 26, 2020   TABLE OF CONTENTS ·      CDC Advice and Public Health Overview ·      What Experts Say About Exercise and Immune Health ·      Training Advice for Runners ·      Eating Well and … Read more