October is Dyslexia Awareness Month 
Send an email to your donors letting them know how important the funds they donated are. Below is a sample of information you can include!

The International Dyslexia Association is a movement of people focused on creating a better future for every individual who struggles with dyslexia and other reading differences resulting in a richer, more robust life and the access to tools and resources when and where they need them.

There are between 30 and 40 million people in this country and an estimated 1 billion people globally that deal every day with the challenges and frustrations of reading differences. It is a problem with world-wide implications impacting the evolution of learning and education in every country.

The International Dyslexia Association is on a quest to improve world-wide literacy and to achieve that important quest; we are impatiently focused on the following areas:
  • Embed structured literacy into every educational and teaching environment and assure that everyone has the opportunity to learn to read.
  • Assure that everyone knows what dyslexia is, how many lives it impacts and what that impact looks and feels like.
  • Provide resources and assistance to every child, family or adult dealing with dyslexia and meet them at their immediate point of need.
  • Assure that school systems have access to training and teaching resources and tools so that they can touch more students' lives through better teaching.
  • Educating public policy makers about their collective responsibility to join this quest and change our policy and regulatory educational environment.
For more information about the International Dyslexia Association click here.
Map My Run
This week's Map My Run city is Madison! 
 With over 14,440 running trails to choose from, you're bound to find the one for you.
We all have 'em. Those songs you hear on the radio that you don't want to like but can't get out of your head. Run to some of our favorite guilty pleasure pop songs this week.
Pumpkin Protein Smoothie
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
1/2 froszen banana
1/2 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Blend, pour, enjoy! 
Training With the TeamQuest Athlete Handbook

One word that a runner always hears is "pace." This is simply how fast you are running at any given time. The most important time this comes into play is race day. You want to make sure you are running the correct pace in order to reach your goal time. If you go out running too fast, then you will run out of energy before you finish. If you go out too slow, you will feel like you have too much energy left at the end.

Your pace of everyday runs is very important as well. If you run every day at race pace, you will find that after a few weeks you will be too tired to run and unable to train. Your everyday runs should be at a comfortable pace; about 1 - 2 minutes per mile slower than what you want to run the race in. If you don ' t know what that is, then your everyday runs should be at a pace at which you are able to have a conversation with someone who is running with you. You should be b reathing hard, but not hard enough that you can't speak.

Other workouts during the week (tempo runs, speed workouts, etc.) will either be at race pace or faster. These are important runs to do because they will strengthen your body and increase your efficiency at that cadence. In these workouts, there will be times when you will be breathing too hard to say more than a few words at a time.

The TeamQuest training program will allow you to gradually increase your volume of running so that you  will be running four to five days by the end of the training cycle. In addition, you will be comfortable running for long periods of time, and you will feel ready and confident as you take the line on race day. The training consists of varying distances and paces of running. You will have some hilly runs, tempo runs, long slow distance runs, and some faster running. 

Check out the Training section of the Athlete Handbook for more tips!
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