Good Day Atlanta viewer information May 29, 2019

No motor needed at June’s first-ever Speedway Spin

STORY: They call it Atlanta Motor Speedway — but during a first-time event in June, the people rounding the Hampton track’s world-famous turns will be providing their own power!

We’re talking about June 15’s Speedway Spin, a fundraising event for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta which challenges cyclists of all ability levels to ride their bikes on the grounds at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Registration for the event is open now, and both individuals and cycling teams of four are invited to participate in the ride, which covers a full Metric Century (in other words, 100 kilometers or roughly 62 miles). The course includes both the actual NASCAR track — the same mile-and-a-half loop that’s been thrilling stock car racing drivers and fans since 1960 — and the grounds immediately surrounding it.

All the money raised during the Speedway Spin will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, which provides specialized care to patients under the age of 21 at several locations throughout Metro Atlanta.

The ride’s honored patient will be Liam Fallas, an 8-year-old boy treated at CHOA for a life-threatening C. Difficile infection.

So…who says you have to be Brad Keselowski or Jimmie Johnson to bring in a win at Atlanta Motor Speedway? The Good Day feature team spent the morning at Atlanta Motor Speedway, learning more about the upcoming Speedway Spin and getting in a few practice laps themselves!


Skype segment with Maria More from Majic 107.5 and 97.5.  Tips for exercising in the heat.  See Maria More's tips below.   

Tips For Exercising In The Summer Heat 

  1. Hydration: Exercising in higher temperatures will cause you to sweat more than you normally would. Be sure to replenish with water (minimum of 6-12 oz.) every 15-20 minutes while training outdoors. 
  2. Stay In The Shade: Do your best to train before the heat peaks. If you can't workout in the early morning/evening (before the sun comes out), try to train in a shaded area to prevent overexposure to the sun. Also, be sure to wear sunscreen with a UV protection that is suitable for the weather conditions. 
  3. Proper Clothing: Opt for light colored/breathable clothing, especially when doing cardio outdoors. Bright colored, "Dry fit" fabric is ideal as it allows the body to cool down through perspiration.
  4. Ease into it: Training in the heat can be tolling if you are not used to it. Try starting with low/moderate exercises in 15 minute daily increments then gradually increase the intensity/time as your body adjusts.