TEAM "A" - Kirsten Dezort, Loretta Clark, Mike Barron, Susan Beach @ 1:44:55
TEAM "B" - Dennis Sowinski, Maureen Wicks, Patricia Mombourquette, Lynn Faubert, Lance Allin @ 1:47:39
TEAM "C" - Jim Mitchell, Jennifer Rogers, Jeff Hodgson, Joan Rannie - The "J" team @ 1:45:22
TEAM "D" - Heather Perron, Kathy Alexander, Chuck Chivers, Jeremy Guerette @ 1:50:45
TEAM "E" - Helen Politis, Rob Rodenhuis, Terry Norris, Shirley Schram @ 1:49:24
Congratulations to all who participated in this fun event . Pretty good times for a half marathon - If anyone wants their individual times - just send us an email and I will send them out to whom ever asks. We also had a great breakfast following at Alternate Grounds.
For anyone wanting more racing - Crim is in August, Bluewater Health 5, 10, and 21.1 is on September 7th PLUS FoF is starting to work on details for the MoRun in November (As well as all of your goal races!!) .
For anyone training for 10KM for BWH - there is a new training program listed which is more intense than the intermediate one listed in our programs.
ALSO as listed on the schedule for this week - there may be a contingent going to Arkona next Saturday - stay tuned for an email and or a posting on Facebook
A lot of things are changing right now in the world of athletics and training. I am sure you have heard your coaches speak about recovery, making a statement about a body at rest does not heal - well guess what?! - the adage about R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevate) has been proven wrong. Ice actually delays the healing process and the use of it came into being because a severed limb was suppose to be packed in ice so that it would be OK to reattach = delay decay (healing) process. The body's natural healing process includes inflamation to stop bleeding and then swelling because the junk from the trauma stays in the area. Swelling can be reduced by using the muscles around the wounded area to pump the lymph system to carry away the junk to allow the blood to restore homeostasis to the area. "Garbage OUT Groceries IN"
There is a book and a couple of videos if you would like to investigate further.
Many of you know that I am a Nutritionist and I am sure, (as I was taught), many of you believe that carbohydrates supply / fuel your body for sports. A high carbohydrate low fat diet was championed in the 1970 because of studies that showed that fats - saturated fats in particular - raised chlorestoral and caused heart disease. Well, guess what - those studies were flawed!!?? Carbohydrates, especially simple and processed ones (sugar) causes weight gain, hunger for more carbohydrates which eventually causes diabetes!!! Trans fats are bad and the world has pretty well eliminated them, however saturated fats do NOT create a problem, in fact now, most studies suggest that a "Low Carbohydrate High Fat" diet allows you to lose weight safer and quicker plus in sports, burning fats instead of carbs draws on a much larger energy supply which will eliminate the "BONK" - aka running out of energy - especially in longer endurance events. Following are some resources for you to investigate. A high fat diet can be accomplished with or without being vegetarian and please do not mistake this for high Protein - Protein should be limited as well as carbohydrates - high fat is what we want to fue. I have read and listened to this literature and now will proceed to do a trail on myself to see the effects:
Good Calories / Bad Calories by Gary Taubes = technical read
Why we get Fat and what to do about it by Gary Taubes = layman's version of Good Calories Bad Calories
The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrates (see books for Living and or Performance)
We could devote a short talk on either of these subjects as a Wednesday night topic "IF" there is interest?? Let us know
Dick for FoF