Why Beets Help You Run Longer

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Image: Deep Thoughts by Healey

I’ve been juicing sporadically over the past several months and have been mainly doing the Mean Green Juice from RebootYourLife. Well, I found another recipe on their site that had beets in it. I’ve never been a fan, but thought I’d check it out since I wanted some variety in my juicing quest as of late. I’m glad I did and then I found out that beets can help you run longer. Check out why after the jump. Continue reading

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How do you cross train for marathon training?

marathon cross trainingPart of training for a marathon is cross training. What do you do for cross training? I cycle:

Ride Time: 37:11
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 7.78 miles
Average: 12.56 mph
Fastest Speed: 25.15 mph
Ascent: 112 feet
Descent: 33 feet
Calories: 578

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Step Outside and Just Go Running

It’s been awhile since I ran my last marathon (full in Phoenix circa early 2010; half in Seattle circa early 2010). I kind of lost interest in running. Sure, I had moments of running jubilee every now and again, but for the most part, I’ve just been busy with other stuff. Family, business, training to climb Mt. Rainier, etc. I was way out of shape to clime that mountain and had I been running regularly I think I would have had a better shot. Regardless, we were turned around by avalanche problems so we’ll never know, but deep down I know. Continue reading

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Introducing the New Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12 is Here

I received an email this week from Brooks Running about their new Brooks Men’s Adrenaline GTS 12 Running Shoe. Looks sweet, and from the chatter around the Web, sounds like it’s performing just as great as it looks. It’s tough for me to go with anything other than my fav kicks, the Mizuno Men’s Wave Rider 15 Running Shoe
… been with them since their ninth edition. But, Brooks’ new kicks seem like they’d be a great addition to my running gear family should I ever decide to change. Here’s a video from Carson Caprara, Brooks Footwear Manager, as well as the company’s description of the new shoe below.

This twelfth iteration of our most popular shoe is all about taking what’s great and making it even better. Adrenaline junkies can expect the same revered fit and feel with added upgrades like more mesh for breathability, a friction-resistant heel, and a crash pad that encompasses more strides.

Oh, and if you’re not ready to break up with the Adrenaline GTS 11 yet, we’ve marked them down along with the Ravenna 2, the Trance 10, and the Cascadia 6. Sizes and colors are limited, so check them out before they’re all gone.

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Don’t Train for a Marathon?

Photo Credit: Thought of the Jay!

Well, this baffles me… not that I don’t think some may just be super fit and able to take the pounding over 26.2 miles. However, I’m sure just about every expert out there will highly recommend a Marathon Training Program to properly prepare for this sort of a distance. Yet, the BBC is reporting that John and Edward Grimes claim to have completed the Los Angeles marathon without training. Interesting, here’s a snippet of the article with full link at the bottom.

“London Marathon entrants have a month of training left for what’s seen as one of the greatest feats of human endurance. Yet Irish twins Jedward claim they completed the Los Angeles marathon without any training. So is it possible to run one on a whim?

For most runners, a marathon is not just 26.2 miles of physical endurance – it means months and months of arduous, painstaking preparation.

Typically, those signing up commit to long periods of meticulous planning, a careful diet and a regimented programme of progressively longer runs.

And yet those limbering up for the London Marathon on 22 April can be forgiven for feeling galled by Irish pop singers Jedward – aka John and Edward Grimes – who claim to have completed the Los Angeles marathon on a whim, straight off a flight and with no training.”

[via BBC]

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