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…

Week 7 - The Workouts

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 12:00 AM Written by
Week seven is perhaps the most important week of training during the entire 12-week process. At this point in time, most runners are feeling a little worn out. It has been a grueling six weeks of training, and high-mileage LSD runs and speed work don't always seem like the most…

Week 7 - Coach's Letter

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 12:00 AM Written by
Welcome to Week Seven, and congratulations on making it past the first half of the training program! Another big milestone is on the horizon, as the prescribed LSD run for this week will take you past the halfway mark for the half-marathon mileage. By now, most of you are probably…
    GREEK FETA BURGERS PG tested   Burgers can have a reputation for being unhealthy, but done right, they can be a part of a balanced diet. This burger has lean meat and pairs well with a variety of vegetables. Served on a whole-wheat bun, it’s a great source…

Week 6 - Where To Train

Thursday, 12 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 6 - Nutrition Post Workout

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:08 AM Written by
  After months of training you did it. You crossed the finish line. Your mind takes a huge sigh of relief as your heart rate and breathing begin to slow. Usually at the conclusion of a physical stress, you do not feel hungry. If anything food sounds nauseating. Contrary to…
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