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Doug Fredrick placed 5th overall in 1:05:51 (less...

7.26.14

Congratulations to Dan Riederer!!  2nd in the 30-34...

7.20.14

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7.19.14

Rhett finished the Muncie course in 5:28:54 with a...

7.13.14

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Age Group Perspective on 70.3 - by Robin Trotman

All of us race, participate, or train for different reasons.  After several years of racing, my wife Jill as a spectator/supporter and me as a delusional age grouper, we have made some interesting observations.  We thought that it might just be helpful to share these, in the context of our recent experience in my first half ironman.  Just to give folks something to chew on and maybe even remember at their next race.

Iron Lent

Now is the time of year that most northern hemisphere athletes begin to ramp up their training in preparation for their first big race.  In previous years I tended to come out of hibernation in late-February - early-March and begin serious preparation for my upcoming season.  It is a really fun time of year to begin this type of training with the temperatures beginning to rise, the sun shining longer, and the first race of the year quickly approaching.

Measure to Excel

In the January 26-27 Wall Street Journal, Bill Gates wrote an article titled, "My Plan To Fix The World’s Biggest Problems – Measure Them!"  The take home message was:  without feedback from precise measurements, any progress is destined to be “rare and erratic.”  Gates writes, “You can achieve incredible progress if you set a clear goal and find a measure that will drive progress toward that goal.”  

Yin for Runners Sequence

Over the years, I have come to appreciate a restful, meditative style of yoga called Yin Yoga. Yin is practiced “cold” without warming the muscles. This allows you to bypass giving the muscles a stretch, allowing you to target the deeper connective tissue - fascia, ligaments and tendons. 
I like the following sequence for the many aches and pains that running can produce. I find if I practice this sequence once a week, I can avoid many chronic injuries. 

Carbohydrates

As we discussed the types of macronutrients a human body needs (by macronutrient, I'm referring to carbohydrate, protein, and fat) we were stuck by the enormous discrepancy between the dietary needs between a sedentary person's and an active person. 

Briefly, sedentary people don't do much activity and, as a result, don't activate their muscles very much.  As a result, they never deplete their stored muscle glycogen (stored carbohydrate).  On the other hand, a person who trains for endurance events, depletes their glycogen stores daily (if not multiple times daily).    

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