Looking Forward to the Inaugural Bridgehampton Half-Marathon!

Get ready folks, we’re counting down the days for the first official Bridgehampton Half-Marathon! The event will take place on Saturday, May 10th at 9am. Runners can still sign up and get training, it’s going to be a gorgeous spring route around the Hamptons…and a super fun day for all!

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The Bridgehampton Half is more than just a normal half-marathon. It’s an event for the entire community. Participants will run through storied Sagaponack and Bridgehampton, past potato fields and stunning estates, past horse farms and white sand beaches. What could be better?!

The course is beautiful, flat and fast, with ample opportunities for everyone to come out and cheer on the runners – Sagg Main Beach parking lot should prove to be a party! Join One Healthy Hamptons and Anke’s Fit Bakery to be a part of what we hope will be a springtime mainstay for years to come! We’ll be cheering, meeting, greeting, and serving Anke’s fresh-baked healthy goods. As if that’s not yummy enough, the Bridgehampton Half is a registered 501(c)3 charity; all net proceeds go directly to local outlets. This year’s run will benefit the Southampton Hospital and The Bridgehampton Museum! Fitness, food, fun, and philanthropy? We can get on board for sure!

photo-1-e1394487406729While registration is filling up fast, volunteers for the Bridgehampton Half are much-needed. If you’re interested in volunteering, or you have a child who needs community service hours, this is a great way to earn some credit while doing something fun outside. Please email volunteers@bridgehamptonhalf.com if you can help out!

One Healthy Hamptons: see you at the starting line on May 10th, let the games begin!

Winter Running Tips

If you like to run regularly or you’re training for a spring race, you’re not going to wait around for the ice to melt and warmer weather. Let’s face it, that treadmill is just not the same. Unfortunately, it could take weeks…months for spring running, so, let’s face reality, bundle up, and get out there!

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  • Spray sneakers with a waterproof solution.
  • Dress as if it’s about 15-20 degrees warmer than it actually is. This will prevent overheating when you start to sweat, but will keep you warm enough to keep on chuggin’.
  •  Wear a moisture-wicking base layer and add breathable layers. The first thing to get cold is the first thing to overheat: neck, head, and hands. Sport zippers, a pullover, and items of clothing that keep you warm, but allow for ventilation when you work up a sweat.
  •  Make sure your clothing is tight enough that it all stays in place, but loose enough that you can move freely.
  •  Keep your core warm. If the majority of your body isn’t warm, you won’t last. Wear a vest to add heat to your middle while keeping your arms free to move with your stride.
  •  Run during the warmest time of the day (around 2-3pm). If you’re going to run early in the morning or after dusk, be sure to wear reflective gear or a light, so that passing cars can see you clearly.
  •  Start running into the wind and finish with the wind on your back. You’ll be more comfortable before you start to sweat.
  •  Use the 3 W’s: be sure that your outer layer is warm, waterproof and wind-resistant.
  •  Get down with down, it’s hands-down one of the warmest and lightest materials you can wear.
  •  Wear gloves with grippers. Taking your gloves off to change your music is the worst. Grippers rock.
  •  On a snow day, opt for fresh snow rather than packed-snow, which can be very slippery.
  •  Don’t forget to hydrate. Just because it’s not hot out doesn’t mean your body doesn’t need to replenish water. Drink up as you wind down.
  •  Stretch. Your muscles will crave a post-run stretch, as the cold increases tightness.
  • Have fun! If you don’t enjoy it, it’s just not worth it.

One Healthy Breakdown: The Bridgehampton Half is less than 12 weeks away, get running today!