‘Misleading Food-Label Lingo’

I love this NY Times article because it’s so true and everyone needs to be aware of the cheap marketing tricks the advertising industry uses to sell food. The FDA needs to step up their regulations.

“Food Labeling Chaos” report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest that identifies several misleading labeling tactics used by food companies. Here are six common but misleading claims included in the C.S.P.I. report:

Becky Angeles Sets PR At Rock ‘N Roll Marathon

Rounding out the Run SMART results at the 2010 P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon is Becky Angeles of Murphy, TX. Becky set a new marathon PR by 1 minute and 10 seconds finishing 14th female overall out of 2500+ in a very impressive time of 2:48:04 (6:25 per mile)! Check out Becky’s full results and a short video of her crossing the line here.

Run SMART Results – Manhattan Half Marathon

Two Run SMART clients and one coach competed in the NYRR Manhattan Half Marathon this past weekend in Central Park. Weather was great – 37 degrees, 5mph winds and the rain held off until later in the day!

Hector Rivera, who used the race as a workout by running tempo pace for several miles, still managed to finish third place overall in 1:09:55 (5:20 per mile) and first in his age group by almost 4 minutes! Hector is coached by Dr. Jack Daniels.

No Slowing Down For Toni Miller

Toni Miller of Redding, CA improved on her performance from last year’s P.F. Chang’s Half Marathon. Since working with the Run SMART Project Toni managed to drop her time by over 5 minutes from last year. She finished in 1:52:35 (8:36 per mile).  Toni’s performance placed her 14th in the 55-59 age group. (Full results)

Toni works with Dr. Jack Daniels.

Run SMART Really Rocks P.F. Chang’s

Run SMART Rocks P.F. Chang’s Part I featured Vince Sherry’s clients. Part II focuses on Mike Smith and the success of his clients…

John Robinson of Savannah, GA competed in the full marathon at PF Chang’s Rock n Roll Marathon and set a 38 minute PR, running 3:33:09. Robinson’s half marathon split of 1:38 en route was also a half marathon PR! Robinson has been working with Run SMART coach Mike Smith for nine months and set PRs in the 10k, half marathon, and marathon in that time.

Run SMART Rocks P.F. Chang’s

Run SMART Coach Vince Sherry and clients had a big day at the P.F. Chang’s Rock & Roll Marathon and Half Marathon in Phoenix this past weekend.

In the marathon Chris Budwig dropped a 5 minute PR finishing in 2:56:25 and Michelle LaSala improved her marathon time by over 10 minutes finishing in 3:15:36! In the half marathon Jamesina Simpson ran an impressive 1:29:11, which was a 4 and a half minute improvement from the same race last year!

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Pre-Exercise Nutrition Tips

The latest question in our Ask a Coach series comes from Håkon from “cold Norway.”

Question:  My problem is that my stomach hurt during training. And that happends quite often. I was wondering if you, as specialist, could give me some tips about “yes”-food and “no”-food before long runs? And maybe some guidance in eating habits?

Run SMART Coach, Alicia Shay:

The most important rule is to eat foods that are familiar to you and to practice your meal timing to figure out what works best for you as an individual.  That being said, there are some guidelines that seem to work for most runners…

How to Prevent Stress Fractures

Came across an interesting article I’d like to share from the NY Times, titled: How to prevent stress fractures.

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A recent study showed a correlation between smaller or weaker calf muscles and greater risk of acquiring a tibia stress fracture, one of the most common forms of stress fractures. The article talks about even a minor increase in calf muscle mass or strength can go a long way to help prevent tibia stress fractures, especially in women runners.

The other half of the article focused on a separate study which showed that shorter stride lengths, or a higher running cadence helped minimize the risk of tibia stress fractures.

Brian Schmidt Wins Run For The Ranch Half Marathon

Run SMART client Brian Schmidt picked up a huge win at the Run for the Ranch Half Marathon in final preparation for the P.F. Chang’s Marathon on January 18. Schmidt finished almost a full four minutes head of the next finisher. His official time was 1:17:36 (5:55 pace) – full results. This victory should supply Brian with plenty of confidence going into P.F. Chang’s later this month.
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Brian is coached by Blake Boldon.