Racing:

www.georgiarunner.com

Extensive race calendar plus Run & See Georgia Grand Prix points standings.

www.rungeorgia.com

Extensive race calendar that includes triathlons.

www.coolrunning.com

Race results and race calendar.

www.runningintheusa.com

Race results and race calendar.

www.marathonguide.com

If you’re thinking of doing a marathon or trying to decide what marathon to do next, this site is a great place to read reviews and advice.  Runners share their personal experiences.  It’s the Zagat’s of the marathon world.

Businesses we recommend:

OrthoGeorgia Orthopaedic Specialists

Getting injured is really a drag, and not being able to run is even worse. If you need help getting your game back, give them a call. We appreciate OrthoGeorgia Orthopaedic Specialists sponsoring the Macon Tracks OrthoGeorgia Race Series every year.

Run Fit Sports

Your local running store now has two locations, one in Macon at 4524 Forsyth and another in Warner Robins at 4025 Watson St.  This is a great place to get personal advice on which shoes are right for you.  Ask about current discounts for Macon Tracks members.

Racer Pal Online Race Registration

Andi Berger offers a low-cost, high-quality online registration service for your race.  And, unlike the hugely
overpriced Active.com, she won’t even try to sell your race participants magazines or pepper your form with ads while they’re registering!

Bike Tech

All your cycling needs in one professional shop.  Located at 3003 Vineville Ave. in Macon.

Resources:

www.runnersworld.com

One-stop-shop for training tips, advice on injury recovery, blogs, videos, forums, you name it. The “Smart Coach” feature that creates a customized training schedule is especially useful.

www.mapmyrun.com

Here’s an easy-to-use mapping program. You can go and see routes that other Macon area runners have plotted. This would also be an excellent tool to check out running routes in new areas when you’re traveling.

www.athlinks.com

This networking site lets you enter your name and magically gives you a list of races you’ve run and the results.

Calculator Links:

Vdot Calculator and Race Paces

This tool calculates VDOT, Jack Daniels’ performance-based VO2Max index for runners.

McMillan Running Calculator

Calculate goal paces for different distances based on a recent race time.

Runworks Multi-function Calculator

Recommended by Tom Weitzel. He says “In addition to normal stuff it calculates equivalent race times for different altitudes, elevation changes, temperatures, inclines or wind speeds.”

Age Graded Results Calculator

To see if you actually beat the youngster ahead of you on an age-graded scale (or to see if you’re maintaining or improving your fitness as you get older).


Team Oregon Pace Wizard

Can be used to compute effort based paces and pulse rates for training and racing.

Related organizations:

Robins Pacers Running Club

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Our sister running club in Warner Robins.  Membership in their running club is free and you can sign up on-line.

Ocmulgee Mountain Biking Association

OMBA is a nonprofit organization consisting of dedicated local bike enthusiasts working together to promote land access, trail construction and maintenance, educational programs, and responsible racing and recreational riding in Middle Georgia. This organization is a chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA).  Check their
site for links to maps of local trails and information about mountain biking events.  These trails are great for running, too!

Mid GA Triathlon Club

This local club’s mission is to “inspire local triathletes of all levels of interest, ability and experience, and build interest in the sport of triathlon.”  They aim to provide a comprehensive online resource for local athletes to communicate, encourage and motivate each other through a discussion board, blog, and group workouts.

Marathon Maniacs

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To become a member at the BRONZE level, you must either run back to back marathons, 2 marathons in 3 weeks, or 3 marathons in 3 months. It gets harder after that…

50 States Marathon Club

To be a member, you must have run 10 marathons in 10 different states.   The club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of health and fitness and the members share the common goal of running a marathon in each of the fifty states.