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Fitness Tip#220 - October 5, 2012

Friday, October 05, 2012

How You Can Get Faster (2 of 3)
2. REFORMULATE YOUR FUEL. If you need to lose a few pounds, which is virtually guaranteed to make you faster, concentrate on high quality foods. Eat whole-grain carbs before workouts, and indulge yourself with low-fat chocolate milk soon after your training. Eliminate other sugary drinks--a common problem area for always-thirsty runners.

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BEAUTIFUL8186 10/7/2012 11:50AM

    I love my chocolate milk, organic creamy goodness!

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ALNEAGLE 10/6/2012 8:27AM

    I remember the Carb trick from middle and high school. My dad always had my mom fix my sister a carb rich meal before a big track or cross-country meet. It was usually spaghetti or something of that nature. He said it would give us what we needed to run well.
I do need to do something about my fluid intake though. hmmm...My hands always swell so bad when I'm running and I can't figure out why. I don't even drink those sweet beverages your talking about. I typically just drink water. Any tips you may have about what may be causing it would be appreciated.

Oh, just a little side note....My sister still holds the record at our old high school for the 2 mile...LOL. She had the 1 mile record too, but I believe it was broken back in 2006 or so. She graduated high school in 1995. She has held those records for a good while!

~Amanda

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KEEP_GOING247 10/5/2012 1:26PM

    Thanks for sharing. was looking for a boost this week.

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MYBABYGIRLS 10/5/2012 11:29AM

    good info emoticon

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SWEETEYES0601 10/5/2012 11:27AM

    Wow, I didn't know that was recommended. Thank you!

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Fitness Tip#219 - October 4, 2012

Thursday, October 04, 2012

How You Can Get Faster (1 of 3)

Most of us aren’t going to race in London’s Olympic Games, much less break a world record. But that doesn’t mean we can’t learn to run faster using some of the techniques champions have used. The top three guidelines for average athletes:

1. DO MORE TRAINING AT OR NEAR RACE PACE. These sorts of workouts, called HIT sessions for “High Intensity Training,” help the legs, heart, and brain adapt to the stress of race efforts. “Thousands of runners have reported that the FIRST training paces are challenging, but helped them achieve faster times,” says Bill Pierce.

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JAN155 10/5/2012 2:24PM

    Tempo runs are a great way to improve both PR time and VO2 max. They have helped me a lot! Thanks for the great info!

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ALNEAGLE 10/4/2012 9:08PM

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Fitness Tip#218 - October 3, 2012

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

This is WAY kewl!

GOOFY CHALLENGE

Running a half marathon or even a marathon through the flat Central Florida terrain of Disney’s theme parks might not be enough of a test for some. For those people, there’s the Goofy Challenge, which allows you to run the Disney Half-Marathon on Saturday followed by the full marathon on Sunday in the same weekend. The races take place in mid-January, and if you finish both races within the allotted requirements, you take home the coveted (and giant) Goofy medal. Want to bump up the degree of difficulty even more? Start the weekend with a Disney 5K run on Friday.


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JAN155 10/5/2012 2:25PM

    I REALLY want to do a run in Disney....got to save up to afford the trip, but it's definately something on my bucket list!!

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Fitness Tip#217 - October 2, 2012

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

MOUNT WASHINGTON ROAD RACE

It’s only 7.6 miles, but mile for mile the “Run to the Clouds” might be the toughest and most scenic running event anywhere. Runners climb 4,727 feet on an average grade of 12 percent to reach the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast, located in New Hampshire. The race has its origins in 1904 when George Foster, a medical student, completed the route in 1 hour, 42 minutes to impress his friends. In 1936, some of Dr. Foster’s friends organized a race in his honor and now the mid-June event, held annually since 1966, attracts 1,000 runners, though at least that many are turned away by the race’s lottery entry process.


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Fitness Tip#216 - October 1, 2012

Monday, October 01, 2012

RAGNAR RELAY
Round up 11 of your closest friends (or a bunch of fleet-footed acquaintances), pile into two vans, and spend the next 18 to 36 hours running, sweating, and stinking across 200 miles of pavement. That’s the Ragnar Relay, created in 2004 and named for a 9th century, adventure-seeking Norse Viking. These days, Ragnar events are held all over the U.S., attracting those who don’t mind sleep deprivation and automobiles with an air of body odor. Runners split the race into shifts that are between 3 and 8 miles in length. Teams launch between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. on a Friday and the majority finish between 25 and 32 hours later.


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TRAINER_T 10/2/2012 2:28PM

    emoticon If only I had 11 friends, this would be a loooong run for T.
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GRANDMABABA 10/1/2012 11:06PM

    My son and dil have done several of these. Sounds like a lot of fun.

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