Interview with 2012 SAMM Female Winner

Sonya Decker 2012 SAMM Winner 3:01:08 You are from Minneapolis, MN. What brought you to Modesto to run the 2012 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon? How did you hear about our race? I came to Modesto because a friend of mine moved out…

Adult Training Program Starting

Hard to believe that it is that time of year again already. Time to start training for the 2013 Modesto Marathon. This year, our training program will be bigger and better than ever before. We have more coaches, mentors and coordinators…

Interview with 2012 SAMM Winner

Clyde Behunin 2012 SAMM Winner 2:32:46 (course record) You are from St. George, Utah. What brought you to Modesto to run the 2012 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon? How did you hear about our race? I found the race online... had…

Create Your Own Marathon Pace Wristband

One of the keys to achieving your best marathon time is to keep an even pace throughout the race. Go out too fast and you'll hit the wall, go out too slow and you won't be able to make up the time later (but you may feel more rested at the end).…

Here We Are, Ready For Race Day Information.....

This week, stay hydrated, be cautious about what you eat (think healthy), and stay healthy with lots of hand washing and avoiding sick people. Later in the week, lay out every item you need for race morning (shoes, shorts, socks, gels, hydration…

Boston Contest winner is Vicky King of Salida......

Vicky King of Salida wasn’t supposed to be running the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon on March 18. She was supposed to be home with her hubby, celebrating 34 years of wedded bliss. But when she couldn’t find a marathon she wanted to…

Congratulations! And, What's Next?

Congratulations! Whether you realize it or not, you have inspired people with your commitment to you marathon goal! What's next for you? We hope your commitment to a healthy and active lifestyle is just beginning. First, you get to rest for…

It's Taper Time!!!

With just 20 days until the Modesto Marathon, it's finally time to "taper."  I want to share the following article with you so that you'd understand just exactly what tapering means. (source: www.runnersworld.com)  The final 3 weeks are the…

Proper Clothing & Shoes

Clothing... There's a saying..."Cotton is rotten." It applies to your running clothes (even your socks)! No cotton! For your clothing, look for items that are marked "dri-fit," or "moisture wicking." The fabric is NOT cotton. These types of…

Jon Olsen Successfully Defends His 2010 SAMM Title

Were you confident you'd repeat as winner this year? Absolutely not! I knew of three competitors that had faster PR's than me. My training was ahead of last year but I thought at best I would run 2:40. I thought the winning time would be…

San Franciscan Michelle Meyer Captures the 2011 Women's Crown

What made you enter the Modesto Marathon? How did you hear about it? I discovered the Modesto Marathon online on http://www.runningintheusa.com/ and saw that it was a fast, flat course that was relatively close to my home in San Francisco.…

Motivating Kids in Physical Activity

Motivation is defined as behavioral choice, effort, persistence, and performance. It can be characterized by frequency, intensity, time (F.I.T.), and level of physical activity. Why children and adolescents participate in physical activity…