Running With Hypoglycemia

Ancient_Harvest_Quinoa_FlakesOver the last several years I’ve suffered from hypoglycemic symptoms which have devastated my running but after closely monitoring my diet and staying consistent for a few months I’ve finally begun to get some relief. Today, I hit 8 miles – longest run in a while without crashing!

While dealing with this issue I’ve created some weird recipes through consultation with experts, researching my problem and monitoring what foods seem to help me stay stable throughout the day. Today, I’d like to share my secret breakfast concoction with any runner who deals with hypoglycemia.

Mike Smith Interviewed By Runner’s World

Check out Run SMART coach Mike Smith’s interview on runnersworld.com.
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Michael Smith’s debut in trail racing has landed him some big wins already, and we predict we’ll be seeing a lot more of Smith on the top of the podium.

We first noticed 29-year-old Michael Smith from Flagstaff, Ariz., as he and his partner Robert Krar obliterated the competition at this summer’s multi-day TransRockies Run, which was no easy feat. He then got our attention when he won the high-altitude Soulstice Mountain Trail Run. And we just couldn’t ignore him when he won the three-day TrailRun WorldMasters race in Germany in November. So we had to ask:

Interview With Run SMART Coach Mike Smith

Run SMART coach Mike Smith dishes on everything from his recent trail racing success, what keeps him sane while training, capri tights in Germany, the new Pearl Jam album and much more…
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Run SMART: You recently won the TransRockies Run in Colorado and now the Windstoppers Trailrun in Dortmund, Germany. Is trail running your new focus and did your training change significantly to prepare for these races?

Mike Smith: I would say that trail running is something I am curious about and exploring right now. It’s been so much fun thus far and right now that’s the name of the game for me. If I can be competitive, keep it fun, and give the training the time is needs then I think I imagine I’ll keep pursuing it. It feels like a rebirth of sorts for my running, so much of it for so many years was in this certain box, and this feels so outside that box. It feels like growth vs staying stagnant and unsatisfied.

Give Barefoot Running A Try

Run SMART coach Vince Sherry contributes a column titled, “High Country Running,” to the Outdoors section of the Arizona Daily Sun. His latest piece is on barefoot running. Check out Vince’s take on the latest running fad. Below is his opener from the article…

Mike Smith Wins Windstopper Trailrun Worldmasters

Run SMART coach Mike Smith won the 2009 Windstopper Trailrun Worldmasters in Dortmund, Germany this weekend! The race consisted of three challenging stages in the mountains over three days for a total of 54 kilometers. Mike’s win on the second day was good enough for the overall victory by just under a minute. You can check out the full race results on the website here.

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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.

Blake Boldon Off To Great Start At UAB

Run S.M.A.R.T. coach Blake Boldon is now in his first season as head women’s cross country coach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Last week coach Boldon led his new squad off to a great start to the season…

The UAB cross country team took the title at the Fleet Feet Sports/Earl Jacoby Memorial Saturday morning in Huntsville, Ala. The Blazers finished the 5K with a perfect score of 15 points, sweeping all top-six spots.

“It’s a good feeling to see the first six spots wearing UAB,” head coach Blake Boldon said. “We are improving from top to bottom, and we had some strong performances today.”

For more on the race head over to UAB’s site.

Run SMART Coach Wins TransRockies Run

Mike Smith of the Run SMART Project and teammate Robert Krar victorious after finishing the grueling 6 day race through the Colorado Rockies. Full results here on the TransRockies website.

Run SMART Coach Mike Smith Leading TransRockies Run

Run SMART coach Mike Smith and teammate are leading the TransRockies Run with one stage to go!

The TransRockies Run is a grueling ultramarathon broken down into 150 teams of two covering 118 miles over 6 days in the Rocky Mountains. The course includes a mix of singletrack and forest road with nearly 25,000 feet of elevation gain, reaching altitudes of over 12,500 ft.

Run SMART coach Mike Smith and teammate Robert Krar of Team RunFlagstaff stormed to another stage win, finishing the epic 23.4mile/4407′ climbing stage from Red Cliff to Vail in 3:07:22 to stretch their overall lead to over 22 minutes ahead of Team Nike/Rogue Valley Runners.

Stay tuned…