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RA-201 Crazy Peacock Eight Miler

Hi Runners,

How did you like the run Saturday? Legg Lake makes for a nice change of scenry doesn't it? There's nothing better then having something nice to look at to take your mind off of your run right? Hopefully we can do it again, what do you think?

As usual you all ran well and with good form, I'm proud of you all, your training is going well.

This weeks schedule looks like this;

     Monday the 5th. - 4 miles + 25 minutes of Foundation Training.

     Tuesday the 6th. - Rest Day.

     Wednesday the 7th. - 4 miles

     Thursday the 8th. - 35 minutes of Foundation Training

     Friday the 9th. - Rest Day

     Saturday the 10th. - Crazy Peacock Eight Miler.

The following weeks schedule is;

     Sunday the 11th. -  Recovery Day

     Monday the 12th. - 4 miles + 25 minutes of Foundation Training

     Tuesday the 13th. - Rest Day

     Wednesday the 14th. - 4 miles

     Thursday the 15th. - 40 minutes of Foundation Training

     Friday the 16th. - Rest Day

Saturday the 10th. of Augusts run will be at Arcadia County Park it will be a Crazy Peacock Eight Mile Run.

If you were at the last run we ran at Arcadia County Park you know about the Peacocks, they make good subjects for pictures.

I hope to see you all there, Untill then EAT WELL, HYDRATE and RUN HAPPY!

Coach Jose


This weeks article continues the subject of nutrition but instead of talking about calories and fiber and how much to consume it tells us what we should be looking for when we go to the market. I hope it's helpfull.

 Foods Runners Should AvoidWhat foods should runners leave out of their shopping cart?By Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D.

Eating healthy starts in the grocery store. What you do or don’t put in your cart can determine how well you stick to your diet. By leaving sodium, fat, and sugar-filled junk on store shelves, and bringing home fruits, vegetables, and foods that are full of fiber, you won’t have to engage in as many food fights with yourself at home, and you’ll make it easier to make it a healthy choice when your stomach is growling.

So what, exactly, should be in your grocery cart and pantry?  The best and worst choices are listed below. Next time you’re headed to the grocery, take this list with you and you’ll be sure to be stocked with the good stuff by the time you get home.

WHITE AND BROWN BREADS Enriched white breads are highly refined and lack the nutrients of whole-grain breads. The bran and germ have been removed from white bread for longer shelf life, and with that, also gone are the fiber, iron, and B vitamins you need. And just because bread is brown or is labeled “wheat” doesn’t make it healthy. Be sure to check the ingredients panel. The first ingredient should include the word “whole,” which means that they include the entire seed. Whole grains have been proven to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

CRACKERS, COOKIES, AND CAKES These are filled with calories and added sugar and fat that will pack on the pounds. Plus, they don’t have the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals your body needs to stay healthy. If you must have a snack, choose versions that are labeled low-fat, whole-grain, or reduced sodium. For more on what these labels mean, read this article.

JUICE Even if it’s labeled 100 percent juice, it’s best to avoid it altogether. Sure, there are vitamins and minerals, but they’re full of calories and sugar, and devoid of fiber that will fill you up and keep you satisfied. It’s harder for the body to register “I’m full” when you drink your calories. Instead, choose water, milk, or other calorie-free beverages.

SOFT DRINKS The regular versions are packed with sugar and a meal’s worth of calories. And while the diet versions are free of calories, ingredients like “caramel color” and phosphoric acid aren’t doing anything to help your weight-loss and healthy-eating goals.

OILS AND BUTTER Avoid butter and lard and margarines that contain trans-fats. They’ve all been linked to increased risk of obesity and heart disease. Instead, choose oils (like canola, olive, and grapeseed). What to spread on your toast? Choose a vegetable-oil-based spread like Promise, which contains significantly less saturated fat, and is almost always cholesterol-free.

FULL-FAT DAIRY  Whole milk, cheese, and yogurt are packed with sugar and fat that you don’t need. When looking for milk, choose skim or 1% versions, or try other nondairy milks like almond and soy milk. Try low-fat cheeses and sour cream. With yogurt, choose brands with less than 5 grams of sugar per serving. Or better yet, buy plain Greek yogurt and sweeten it by adding your own fresh fruit.

CREAM-BASED SOUPS Soups will fill you up and warm you up on a cold day. But the wrong bowl pack on the pounds. Avoid cream of anything soup, like cream of broccoli or New England clam chowder. Instead, look for broth-based soups with less than 150 calories per serving, less than 3 grams of fat, and less than 149 milligrams of sodium per serving.

FROZEN MEALS Sure, they’re convenient and the portions are measured out for you, but they can be filled with calories, fat, and sodium. Avoid any product with more than 500 calories, 10 grams of fat or and more than 500 grams of sodium per serving. And be sure to check the serving size before you dig in. Lots of meals that look like they’re a single serving are actually two.

ALCOHOL Avoid any  fruity mixed drinks. They’re full of sugar and calories, and will wreak havoc on your waistline (and your head if you enjoy too many). Choose beer, wine, or spirits instead. Studies have shown that one to two drinks per day may actually reduce risk for chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Red wine has antioxidants that have been linked to heart health; beer offers protein, B vitamins, and a bit of soluble fiber.

NUTS Nuts come packed with fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and have been linked to lower risk of heart disease. Avoid nuts that are roasted or coated in oil and that have other added sugars and fillers. Avoid highly processed nut butters with a laundry list of preservatives and fillers like sugar, soy lecithin, and hydrogenated vegetable oils. Look for raw, ground, or dry-roasted nuts that are free of fillers and preservatives.


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  • Andra

    The Peacocks were asking about you today Ryan. Feel better!

    August 10, 2013

  • Ryan

    Won't make the "Crazy Peacock" run today. I'm still feeling under the weather.

    August 10, 2013

    • Lauren

      Hope you feel better. You NEVER miss a run!

      August 10, 2013

  • Kelly Stellmach C.

    Haven't been here before- where do we park/meet?

    August 7, 2013

  • Andra

    Thanks again Coach Jose for coming up with the great routes for our longer runs. I'm looking forward to the Peacock run again, and I'm sorry I missed the Legg Lake run...Hopefully we'll do that one again so I can make it.

    August 7, 2013

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