NY Flyers Nutrition Q&A With Alicia Shay

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Alicia (pictured above atop Mt Elbert, 14,439 ft) is a Run SMART coach and Nike sponsored athlete. She consults on Nutrition for Performance and has her BS in Nutrition from Stanford University. She is the former NCAA record-holder and two-time NCAA champion in the 10k. 

Below is part 1 of our MTP Nutrition Q&A:

MTP: The manufacturers of energy gels, like GU, recommend that a packet be consumed every 45 minutes of sustained activity. Is there a way to effectively test in training whether one would need a packet every 45 minutes? I have often thought that one every 45 minutes was excessive, but was fearful of hitting the wall in training or racing, if I consumed the gels less frequently than every 45 to 60 minutes.

AS: It depends.

#1 If you have fueled well heading into the run then you will be less dependent on taking in as many calories as frequently. If you have not eaten breakfast or another meal prior to your run then you will probably want to begin consuming gels a little earlier and closer together (every 30 min would be appropriate).

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2014 Run SMART High School Camp Movie

We’re super proud to wrap up another successful year in Steamboat Springs at our second annual high school running camp. This year we had athletes and coaches from 14 different states including Wyoming, Texas, New Jersey, Florida and more.

Run SMART High School Camp from The Run SMART Project on Vimeo.


‘World’s Best Running Coach’ Selfie


Coming Down From Spring Creek

Run SMART campers on their descent from Spring Creek Trail at 7,000ft in Steamboat Springs, CO.


“2 Seconds Faster Than College Days!”

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Earlier this spring Judy Stobbe signed up and began working with Run SMART coach Malindi Elmore. The 48-year-old from NYC just wrapped up her outdoor season with two new PRs. One, a lifetime PR of 5:05 in the 1500m or as Judy wrote us, “2 seconds faster than college days!” The other was a master’s 5k PR of 19:30.

Congrats to Judy and Malindi on a great season!

 


SpeedPass Season 2 Registration Now Open (NYC)

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SpeedPass, New York City’s only custom group training option, enters into its second season later this month. Most local speedwork groups are fun and motivating but they lack personalization. Unlike other running group options in New York, SpeedPass provides custom workouts and paces (runners of all levels) geared toward your current goal(s). 

SpeedPass – Season 2

16 Weeks ($125)

  • Tuesday nights at 7pm, starting July 29th
    • Designed for those training for a fall half and/or marathon
  • Thursday nights at 7pm, starting July 31st
    • Designed for those who aren’t running marathon until the winter or spring
    • Designed for those who want to get faster for shorter races like the 5k/10k

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Run With Ronnie

Running helped turn Ronnie’s life around. We’re inspired.

Ronnie Goodman is a self-taught homeless artist and runner living in San Francisco. On July 27th he will run the Second Half of The San Francisco Marathon to raise funds and awareness for Hospitality House and their ongoing efforts in the city. 

Donate today to win an original piece of art commemorating your run:

Donate HERE


Rob Krar And His Beard Share Western States Glory

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PRNewsFoto/The North Face Rob Krar nearly broke the course record while winning the 2014 Western States 100.

Congrats to Rob Krar for winning the grandaddy of them all, Western States 100-mile trail race. [Full results].

Rob is on fire now. Stories here on ESPN and Outside. And here’s a great interview on Competitor. You can congratulate and celebrate with his beard here.


Interview With Elite High School Miler Brandon Harvey

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Brandon (left) finished third at TN state meet in 1600m (4:13).

Last week we wrote about the amazing progress Brandon Harvey made in the 1600m working with Run SMART coach Malindi Elmore. This week we interviewed him about that progress and his upcoming transition to college.

RS:  First off congrats on an amazing season. Malindi is an amazing coach but we’re still amazed at the transformation you made this year into an elite miler. 4:33 down to 4:13 is great progress in four years, but in one year?!?! We want to know more and share with our audience. 

RS:  When did you start running and why?
Brandon:  I started running cross country as a 7th grader in middle school when I was 13, but didn’t start track until my sophomore year because I played soccer. I started running because two of my older brothers ran cross country and unlike other sports, running gives you a very tangible way to compare athletes. If your PR is better than theirs then you are better than them, no questions asked. I liked that and wanted to be tangibly better than them.

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Custom Marathon Training Groups (NYC)

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Train for your fall marathon with legendary coach Dr. Jack Daniels – named “World Best Running Coach” by Runner’s World – and receive a custom 18-week training plan, including weekly speedwork sessions in Central Park.

The Run SMART Project has partnered with local NYC club, the NY Flyers, to offer all fall marathon runners a custom training experience. Runners of all levels now have the unique opportunity of following a training schedule designed by legendary coach Dr. Jack Daniels and tailored to their training history/goals. Every member of the training program receives custom workouts/paces and trains in a group with runners of similar ability under the advisement of local Run SMART coaches.

Training program includes:

  • Custom 18-week training program designed by Dr. Jack Daniels (starting June 29th, 2014)
  • Online training calendar
  • Weekly group practice sessions in Central Park
  • Strength routine (video)
  • Marathon nutrition  w/professional runner Alicia Shay
  • Monthly social events with the team

More info visit:  NYFlyers.org.