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CAPE GAZETI, Friday, January 30 -February 5, 1998 - 67 Winter weather makes resolutions tough to keep The toughest two months for a significant amount of body heat runner is definitely January and February when one has to com- pete against mother nature as well as their own dedication and will. Any runner who braved the cold, rain, and wind this past Wednes- day is definitely a dedicated ath- lete, or possibly just a crazy ath- lete. I guess I'm not dedicated or crazy because this "early dis- missal half-day athlete" didn't go near running shoes all day. Some fitness fanatics may elect to do some indoor cross training during the winter months and there are several local places to work up a sweat on a daily basis. The YMCA, Midway, the Firm, and Plantations Fitness Center all offer programs to keep you in shape, while Stairmasters, tread- mills, stationary bikes, and steps can be used for a home workout. This past Tuesday evening in cold, windy, 38-degree Rehoboth Beach, I continued my Grove Club Tuesday streak as I took part in the weekly workout with a sur- prisingly large crowd of 30 taking part. The fh'st thing I thought was "these guys are crazy to be out here," then. I jumped out of my jeep and joined in! I teamed up with 12-year-old Tiffany Melendez again and 10- year-old brother P.J. for another five-mile run taking in Henlopen Avenue and the Boardwalk. We ran only a second off of last week's time, hitting the finish line in 39 minutes and 26 seconds with only half the effort of the previous week. This leads me to believe that by running the same time with half the effort means that I might be slowly getting into some kind of shape or just lucky. Tiffany, who might be heading toward her fastest summer yet, asked me dur- ing the opening mile whether we were going five or six and I quick- ly informed her that our contract was for five only. Another young runner, Matt Riggin, who will head to his first year of high school next year, flew by us on the Boardwalk and depending on his summer workout regimen and dedication, looks to be the fresh- man that could shake up the Hen- Tim Bamforth Outdoors Continued from page 66 Anyone who wants to. become involved should contact Lindsay at the refuge at 684-8419. The idea is that friends can help support the refuge, increasing ed- ucation and awareness and gener- ally promoting the refuge. Mem- bers may be part of the group's active volunteer group, but they do not have to be. Volunteers do great work, especially with coor- dinating hunting efforts, but the new group is not designed to take RUNNING lopen Conference in the fall. " Fourth and fifth graders, Laura Olenderski and Gina D'Amico, put in four-and-a-half miles and fell out laughing at my blue Nike running tights that I guess were not considered "the bomb." Kid runners, high school tanners, pro- fessional nmners and many others can wear "running" tights to keep them warm; however, apparendy kid coaches are not allowed to wear them. Taylor Donohue and Colin Benson also breezed through four miles, as well as a handful of adults that took to the streets in the cold winter evening. If you do motivate yourself to take your exercise regimen outside, here are several guidelines that you could follow in order to make your body more comfortable when burning those calories. I have nar- rowed down what I feel are the three most important items that walkers, joggers and runners, should follow that may help you prepare to tackle mother nature. Hopefully you tackle her better than the Packers tackled Elway last week, but I shouldn't talk be- cause my Niners were home watching! 1. Dress in layers - This will avoid overheating and allow you to peel off clothing as needed. Keep in mind that it's better to be overdressed than un- derdressed. 2. Try to start against the wind. If you start against the wind, then you will return to your destination with the wind helping you along. This way you will be less likely to get chilled. 3. Protect exposed body parts. There is a their place or steal any of their thunder. Instead, it's an effort to promote and support the refuge in any way possible, whether it is manning the visitor center, raising funds or clearing trails and guid- ing school groups. The need for help is particularly keen since pro- posed plans for an outdoor recre- ation planner did not receive any funding. Count the feet and divide The latest waterfowl count for Delaware shows still high num- bers of waterfowl (the title of this section is based on the running joke that Tom Whittendale, who has done 97 such counts for that escapes from the body from unprotected parts such as the head, neck and hands. My rule of thumb is that it's better to be a bit uncom- fortable and warm than comfort- able and cold. SPLITS...The annual Grove Club Hot Chocolate Run will be held Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m., in Ocean City at 28th street and the Boards or meet at the Grov e (5:45 p.m.) to hitch a ride...Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia broke his own world indoor record in the 3000 meters with a time of 7:26, which converts to just about back- to-back four minute miles or a 12:27 5K run..."News Journal" athlete of the week Kai Maull won the long and triple jumps, f'mished third in the 200-meter dash, and fourth in the 50-meter dash at last week's Tower Hill meet. Kai raked in 30 points to give him Tower Hill Grand Pfix total of 64 points for the season, 20 points ahead of the nearest Delaware ath- lete...Cape sophomore Lindsey Barkauskie finished third in the high jump with a leap of 4 feet, 10 inches, while freshman Meredith Marshall finished sixth in the long jump with a jump of 14-1 1/2 at Tower Hill...The boys track and field team is currently ranked sixth in the state by the News Journal and only one Cape athlete has scored in Tower Hill meets this year. I guess the panel is bas- ing it on Maull winning three to four events at the state meet and pulling in 30 to 40 points for the Vikings.. Sometimes one super- star athlete can place his team high in a meet like the state meet, such as the Arundel Community College long jumper/hurdler bud- dy Bruce Springer coached in the late 70s who won a junior college national championship by scoring 36 points himself. How about my 1993 indoor total of 74 points for a state championship title coming from four athlete/jumping beans Willie Savage, Art Hugge, Bruce Pitts and Nashon Selby. In that meet we only scored only once on the track in the 55m hurdles, and scored in the field in the long, triple, and high jump events. Delaware, counts the number of feet and then divides by two). Here are the numbers from the Jan. 9 count: 41,390 ducks, 52,627 canada geese and 134,525 snow geese. There was a total statewide count of waterfowl of 231,287 birds. Of the total number of ducks, 14,035 were found in Region Sev- en, which extends east of Route 1 from Big Stone beach to the Broadkill River. On Dec. 14 the count found 86,884 ducks, 235,403 snow geese, 57,527 cana- da geese, five bald eagles (all in Region Seven) and a total of 381,969 waterfowl. Why Emerald? SIG ARMS 12 Gauge Shotgun List $1,335 ,.,, t,,,,,,, fo,... LEVI00I_.,S LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION! WHEN?. Sat., Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. - noon and Tues. Feb. 3, from7 p.m. - 9 p.m. WHERE? Lewes Middle School Multi-purpose room WHAT'S THE COST?. $25 per child, $40 per family. Please bring child's birth certificate if registering for the first time. ATTENTION ATERFOWLERS NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE The Young Waterfowler's Award is presented each year by Ducks Unlimited and The R.A. Raley Family to "Promote the Conservation Spirit For Which Ducks Unlimited Stands"and is given to the Young Waterfowler who has best demonstrated this spirit. To NOMINATE CALL SANFORD HAZZARD AT 227-4035. Award to be presented at Eastern Sussex Chapter Ducks Unlimited SPONSOR DINNER ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1998. NOMINATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 2, 1998