Marathon Nutrition Part IV – Day After

Part IV of Alicia Shay’s Marathon Nutrition Series covers tips for the “Day After.” You can read her tips for the Day Before, Race Day and During the Race here, here and here.

Day After

Congratulations! As part of finishing a marathon, most people want to kick back, eat a lot of junk food and drink a lot alcohol to celebrate.  However, the first 24-48 hours after a marathon, your body is trying so hard to rebuild itself….so treat it well! 

Everett Hill Sets 8 Minute PR At Marine Corps Marathon

Run SMART client Everett Hill set an 8 Minute PR at the Marine Corps Marathon today. Everett’s chip time was 4:00:32, check out his splits.  The most impressive part about his race was the perfect pacing job he did, coming through the half point just under 2 hours and running evenly over the last half on a course that is considerably harder over the last 13 miles.  Congrats to Everett on the new PR and also for being named ThinkFastMoveFaster.com’s Featured Athlete of the Week. Everett is coached by Vince Sherry.

Everett Hill

Ask a Coach: Walk test to estimate VO2 max

Question: What is the best field/non-lab method for obtaining VO2 max for an untrained or overweight person?

Dr. Daniels: W = weight in pounds   A = age in years   T = time for 1-mile walk (in minutes)

Marathon Nutrition Part III – During the Race

Part III of Alicia Shay’s Marathon Nutrition Series covers tips for “During the Race.” You can read the Day Before and Race Day here and here.

During the Race

1. Research.  Figure out what sports drink the race will be providing at the aid stations.

Anthony Gallo Blogs About His Training Under Dr. Jack Daniels

Run SMART coach writes about his training experiences under Jack Daniels at the USATF Niagara Association. Check it out…

Niagara Association announces the addition of an Athlete Blog : The 2010 P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Buildupgallo.jpg by Jeffrey Eggleston of Greece, NY and Anthony Gallo of Harpursville, NY while living and training at 7,000 feet in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Both elite runners are coached by legendary distance running coach Jack Daniels. Please join us at the Blog and following the training experiences of Jeff and Anthony in their quest to conquer the marathon.

Jamesina Simpson 4th at Duke City Half Marathon

Congrats to Jamesina Simpson for winning her age group and placing 4th at the Duke City Half Marathon.  Jamesina covered the course in 1:32:21 (very solid effort at 5,000ft).  Jamesina is training for the PF Chang’s Half Marathon in Phoenix AZ and is coached by Vince Sherry.

Duke City Half - Jamesina

Marathon Nutrition Series Part II

Marathon Nutrition Series Part II by Alicia Shay…

Race Day!

1.Wake up early enough to eat your regular breakfast or a slightly small version of it.  Ideally this would be 3-4 hours before the gun goes off.  This is important to do so that you are eating food that are familiar to your body, you have adequate time to digest the food and your breakfast will help top off your glycogen stores.

Marathon Nutrition

As part of our Marathon Nutrition Series, Run SMART coach, Alicia Shay, has put together some tips and suggestions for the Day Before the race, Race Day, During the Race and the Day After.  If anyone is interested in signing up for a nutrition consultation with Alicia please check out the Run SMART Nutrition page. Today we bring you the first part of our series:

Day Before:

1. Only eat foods that you are used to eating.

Hector Rivera Qualifies For The Central American Games

Since joining The Run SMART Project and working with Dr. Jack Daniels, Hector Rivera has now set new PR’s for 4 miles (19:45), 5 miles (24:54), 1/2 marathon (1:08:20) and now the marathon (2:22:15). His 2:22:15 at the Chicago Marathon this past weekend got him 29th place overall and 2nd in the 35-39 age group in one of the largest marathons in the world. It also qualified him for the Central American Games in 2010!

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You can check out Hector’s even splits at Chicago here.