Week 8 - Where to Train

Thursday, 26 March 2015 12:00 AM Written by
  Good Thursday morning! Below you will find a comprehensive listing of where to train this week in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. As always, I have selected “A Race to Consider” as well as cross training opportunities. If you have an organization that has activities that you would like listed,…

Week 8 - Hydration by our Dietitian

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:00 AM Written by
  Over the last 4 weeks we have investigated fueling for sport in terms of energy. While energy is mandatory for performance to occur, there is another equally important area of nutrition that dictates your ability to perform well. The general term hydration refers our body’s need to maintain proper…

Week 8 - The Workouts

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 04:24 AM Written by
  Welcome to your second step-back week, and congratulations on making it through two-thirds of your training! I hate to use such a bad running joke, but things are really all downhill from here... At this point of the season, we've started to see some nicer weather. This means better…

Week 8 - Coach's Letter

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 03:19 AM Written by
On the coldest day in March on record, we mocked Old Man Winter. We stared him in his frosty, gray eyes, and kicked him right out of Pittsburgh. We had to climb to the top of Federal Street to get to him, but we did...and now he's gone. The Friday…

Can I Get Ready In Just 6 Weeks

Monday, 23 March 2015 12:00 AM Written by
If you read my last post, and you are ready to give this "getting a late start without a lot of pain" a try, the following will get you close enough to know you can at least enter one of the Pittsburgh Marathon events and not "die". Armed with a…
  CURRIED CHICKEN SALAD PG tested   This easy, low-cal chicken salad is a perfect busy runner’s lunch -- you can make it beforehand, and it travels well to the office or running trail. It’s packed with lean protein and carbs, which are important for muscle repair and energy reserves.…

Week 7 - Where to Train

Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:00 AM Written by
  Good Thursday morning! Below you will find a comprehensive listing of where to train this week in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. As always, I have selected “A Race to Consider” as well as cross training opportunities. If you have an organization that has activities that you would like listed,…

Week 7 - Ketogenic Diet from our RD

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:00 AM Written by
  Ketogenic Diet: Potential Applications Thus far in the blog we have discussed endurance activity using carbohydrate as the primary fuel source. In the last three weeks we outlined the protocol for pre, during and post workout fueling. While our body does prioritize carbohydrate as the primary fuel source for…
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