Runner's Web Digest - November 1, 2002
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Michael Weber of Kingston, Ontario, won our November Pegasus Quiz by identifying a photo of Paavo Nurmi, the great Finnish distance runner. He wins a copy of Pegasus Software's RunLog.
On Monday, September 30th we began a weekly contest with an autographed copy of the book, Heroes in our Midst, autographed by and supplied by Canadian Triathlete, Sharon Donnelly.
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The winner for Monday October 28 was Rob Aikens of Ottawa who correctly identified the photos as those of Joan Benoit Samuleson, Kathrine Switzer and Grete Waitz.
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"Frank Shorter - "The Olympian"
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This Weeks News:
Baby, It's Cold Outside:
Cool weather allows you to run fast and recover even faster. But when temperatures drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, speed work can become dangerous. So as winter approaches, make sure to practice cold weather training safety. Don't attempt short, fast speed workouts - especially fast intervals - when it is extremely cold. Cold weather causes your muscles, ligaments, and tendons to remain very tight and unable to loosen up adequately, resulting in a lack of efficiency in your motion and possible injury. Do light, race pace runs to keep moving and warm.
Here are some other tips on cold weather training:
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Breaking Through the Wall:
by Dave Kuehls
For most runners, the last 10-K of a marathon is also the toughest. These strategies will help you break through to the finish line.
Just a 10-K to go? For marathoners, that phrase is both a blessing and a curse. It means you're almost there: only 6.2 miles to the finish. But it also means the toughest part is yet to come.
In fact, many runners consider the marathon two races in one: the first 20 miles and the last 10-K. That's because in the last 10-K, you're exerting the most effort. Your legs are complaining, your body has run out of glycogen, and your head feels like a typical day in Seattle (that is, cloudy). Some call it "hitting the wall"; others have names for it that we can't print here.
But with proper training and racing techniques, plus the right fuel, fluids and mental strategies, you can make the last 10-K of your marathon, maybe not a walk in the park, but an integral part of your marathon success story.
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The power of lifting weights:
It's easy to blame added flab on a slow metabolism. But there's a sure way to rev up the body's ability to burn fat: Build muscle.
One of the most persistent myths about weight loss is that people who have trouble shedding fat are simply cursed with a slow metabolism.
"Metabolism is everyone's favorite scapegoat," says William Evans, director of the Nutrition, Metabolism and Exercise Lab at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science.
Yet the metabolic rate -- a measure of how many calories your body needs to function -- is rarely responsible for weight-loss woes. "The metabolic rate is remarkably similar in most individuals," Evans says, once you control for these two critical factors:
Lean body mass, the percentage of body weight that comes from muscle, bone and organ.
Restrictive dieting, consuming significantly fewer calories than you expend.
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How stressed are they really:
Heart rate monitoring is fast becoming one of the most popular and accurate methods to track the body's response during exercise.
Monitoring the heart rate ensures that the body is trained according to it's own rhythm and capabilities ensuring optimal performance without injury.
But using heart rate monitors during the popular television series Fear Factor allowed a unique look into the minds of each participant, giving away their real response to each event, regardless of how they reported feeling.
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How Long Is Long Enough?
The continuing increase of first-time entrants in marathons around the country has also advanced a predicament for race directors. Do they welcome entrants of all abilities and have "open" courses or should events have time limits, with participants who remain on the course longer than the race's advertised time limit not counted as official finishers?
The issue is not new, but with the increase in various training programs around the country that are particularly popular with first-time and predominantly slower runners, the average finishing time for marathons nationwide has slowed.
The marathon time issue received a recent "jolt" however, when FootNotes, the quarterly publication of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), published several letters from opinionated writers who generally believe that slower runners "cheapen the effect of those who do the marathon in three hours."
One letter writer stated: "They should turn off the clock after five hours and consider the race over."
Hal Higdon, a senior writer for Runner's World and a founder of the RRCA, adamantly disagreed, and he responded accordingly.
In an essay printed recently in Runner's World Daily, Higdon wrote in part:
" . . . As one of the founders of the RRCA in 1958, I am saddened to see the organization allow such derogatory comments to dominate the publication linking its 700 clubs and 200,000 members. Sniff your upturned noses if you want, but marathoning today owes its popularity to many runners (and run-walkers), who struggle home after five hours."
Both sides of the issue, ESN believes, have merit, so we contacted three races directors and solicited their opinions. They follow:
Rich Benyo, runner, author, editor and long-time co-race director of the Napa Valley Marathon:
"Our cutoff time at Napa is 5:30 because that's all the time we can get from the county permits. They want the road opened after that--in large part to accommodate the tasting rooms at the wineries along the route.
"It's becoming apparent that many municipalities would like to get rid of some of the events that take part within their boundaries, this coming at a time when slower runners and walkers are making more and more demands to keep courses open longer.
"It is at some point going to reach critical mass. One solution would be for runners to organize their own 'events' rather than using running road races as their venue. But that would involve some work, obviously, and it's been a tradition, for walkers, wheelchairs, in-line skaters, bicyclists, and others to piggyback on road races already established."
Chris Lauber, race director, Florida Gulf Beaches Marathon:
"I put all marathoners on a pedestal, regardless of the time they need to complete 26.2 miles. While I am awed by the more accomplished and faster runners, I still believe and am fascinated by the slower runners and particularly enjoy hearing the stories of the individuals we attract. Former smokers, former drug addicts, massive weight loss, runners who never stopped running since high school, every runner has a store, and I love hearing them all.
"So what does this have to do with the cutoff times? For the Florida Gulf Beaches Marathon, we close the course based on a 7:00 hour pace, meaning that entrants need to hit certain checkpoints within that pace: midpoint within 3.5 hours, for instance. Entrants slower than that pace are required to move to the sidewalks or the side of the road."
"This is done in conjunction with the municipalities we travel through to limit liability, but primarily to limit the inconveniences we create for residents. When approaching the cities and county to create this race, I assured the powers to be that I had two main concerns: providing a safe, scenic course for the marathoners while limiting the inconveniences to the local residents.
"Our course closes the southbound lane of Gulf Boulevard for nine miles, the only access road for beach residents to access the mainland. I knew that if there were too many complaints, we ran the risk of being denied permits in the future.
"Secondary concerns do include financial outlay for traffic control, along with respecting the volunteers' time. Very few of our participants come in after 6:30 anyway.
"While I agree that all entrants who complete the distance should be counted in the final standings, there are practical reasons why the super slow can't expect course support beyond a certain time frame. If someone contacted me and told me they finished in twelve hours and when they arrived, no one was at the finish line and could they please have their finisher's medal, I would include them as a finisher and send them a medal."
Matt Kelley, marathon runner, race director, Durango Marathon:
"A 5:30 cutoff means that the marathon is really for runners only. 5:30 translates to about a 12:30 pace per mile; just faster than a walk. So, in my opinion, there are two reasons for the 5:30 cutoff. 1, Only runners are welcome and 2. logistics may limit the amount of time that the later part of the course may be open.
"For example, the leaders would reach mile 20 in roughly 2 hours and the last people in a 5:30 limit course would be there in 4:30, thus miles 20-26 would be restricted to traffic for 3:30.
"I don't feel the deadline is necessary as long as proper planning is done. You may need two shifts or may need to hire professional traffic control people from a highway traffic control company, but with some planning safety, traffic control and volunteer issues can be handled. The Durango Marathon course was open for 9 hours for walkers and 8 hours for runners.
"Everyone counts and I'd say that those who are out there on the course for the longest deserve more credit - can you imagine 6 or more hours of exercise? Their effort is amazing and they are an inspiration to the spectators that need the most encouragement to run.
"Our event comes around a corner and at that point participants can see the finish line 2 blocks away. The look of pride on their face is worth any effort involved in keeping the course open. They are an inspiration. As an event director think about this, there are many more 4:30 - 7:30 marathoners than there are sub 3-hour marathoners, and they are welcome in Durango."
********* ESN'S EDITOR E-SOAPBOX *********
Sometimes, we think runners forget that marathon race directors are businesspeople. As such, they have to consider the ramifications of their events, course security costs to safety issues to the generosity of their volunteers' time.
We'd like to see the "elites" get less and the rest of us get more, but maybe that's another issue?
Nonetheless, ESN also believes the individual has a responsibility. If a marathon is advertised with a 5:30 time limit, it's for a reason. The race director or race committee has decided a time limit is important and it's its decision to make.
The individual runner should enter a race knowing the event's rules and restrictions and he or she should be willing to abide by them.
If you're a 7-hour marathoner, don't enter a race that advertises a 5:30 cutoff and then complain when you're not counted as an official finisher. It's self-serving, and doesn't ingratiate you to the sport.
Instead, choose an event that better suits your needs, and all the best to you on achieving your goal.
From...James Raia's Endurance Sports News (ESN)
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Exercise: Quality versus quantity:
Moderate physical activity is good for preventing heart disease, but revving up the pace may be better -- especially if combined with weight-training, a Harvard study of more than 40,000 men suggests.
Researchers have debated whether pace makes a significant difference in protecting the heart, but the new study found that men who exercised at high intensity were 17 percent less likely to develop heart disease than those who did low-intensity exercise.
High-intensity exercise includes running or jogging at 6 mph, while low-intensity activities include walking at a pace of about 2 mph.
Researchers also have debated whether weight-training has a big impact on the heart, since it does not give the heart and lungs the kind of workout they get from aerobic activities such as brisk walking or running for at least 20 minutes.
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Zinc deficiency: the risk for athletes:
Endurance athletes following high-carbohydrate diets in a bid to boost performance are actually putting themselves at risk of performance-impairing zinc deficiency, according to Italian researchers.
Zinc is an essential trace element involved in a range of vital biochemical processes and required for the activity of more than 300 enzymes. Marginal zinc deficiencies are common throughout the world, not only in low-income groups but among those eating unbalanced diets. Proteins, especially those of animal origin, and fat are the most important sources of absorbable zinc. Carbohydrate-rich foods have a lower zinc content to start with, and their relatively high phytate content serves to reduce the absorption of what zinc they do contain.
Mild zinc deficiency, thought to be common in athletes, is difficult to detect because of the lack of definitive indicators of zinc status. Poor appetite is one potential sign: because zinc is involved in the growth and development of taste buds, deficiency reduces taste intensity and selectivity. Thus 'hypozincaemic' people have a poor appetite, do not enjoy eating and tend to find protein particularly disagreeable, thus setting up a vicious cycle of continuing deficiency.
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Guinn: Water or sports drinks: Which works best?
(The following article was written by Meghan Morrison, a registered dietitian who performed an internship at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.)
Some 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated. In 37 percent of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger. Most people drink when they are thirsty, but the beverage of choice tends to be some drink other than water. Even mild dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3 percent.
Water is a natural appetite suppressant and can help in losing weight and keeping it off. Water eases digestion and regulates body temperature. It can ward off constipation and crankiness.
A good rule of thumb is to consume one liter of water (about one quart) for every 1,000 calories you expend. In hot weather, drink a little more than you are thirsty for to protect against chronic dehydration.
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By Coach Brendon
THIS ARTICLE originally appeared in NZ RUNNER MAGAZINE MAY 2002
Rotorua is nearly upon us and many other ½ Marathons and Marathons are coming up. Yes it is the silly season for runners. Now a lot of runners get fit and set themselves up nicely for the event with great training. There are plenty of great articles written on how to do that. What I want to look at is how to make your training count on the day!
Pacing. It is just too easy to run too hard. Think about it. Race day is often the first time that you have gone out to run fast and not been tired in a long time, your legs will feel unreal. Then there is the fact that you probably have been training for this goal event for some time and really want to achieve it. Next you have your supporters who will encourage you to run fast and finally you might have a rival or two who you would love to beat. Don't get suck into going out hard and trying to hang in there. Have a plan, get on your pace early and stay there. If your goal is to run a 3 hour time, seek out an experienced runner who is also aiming for this, you will find that in such a situation there will be a group who are aiming to do this.
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Finding The Motivation To Stick To Your Training:
Running and walking are activities of discipline, of will power, and of overcoming discomfort, particularly in the initial stages of training. Lack of motivation can happen to the best of us. There will always be days when it is difficult to take those first steps out the door. Perhaps you are pressed for time, or the weather is cold and rainy. Perhaps you just don't feel like it. In most cases, try to remember that you'll almost always feel better once you get started into your workout. Think about how good you will feel after completing your training, usually you feel better and are glad that you finally managed to struggle out the door.
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Cutting Calories May Keep Heart Young: Study:
(Reuters Health) - Cutting calories may do more than help people shed excess weight, research suggests. According to a new report, a low-calorie diet may also slow age-related changes in the heart's genes that can lead to chronic disease.
In the study, "middle-aged" 14-month-old mice were fed either a normal diet or one restricted in calories. When the mice reached 30 months of age, or the equivalent of 90 years of a human life span, the researchers analyzed their heart tissue.
The hearts of mice on the low-calorie diets showed nearly 20% fewer age-related genetic changes and also appeared to have less DNA damage than those of mice on regular diets. Restricting calories also inhibited potentially disease-causing changes in the immune system, and suppressed apoptosis, or programmed cell death.
While apoptosis is beneficial in tissues that undergo rapid DNA replication, such as skin, it can be damaging in other tissues, Dr. Tomas A. Prolla, the study's lead author, explained in an interview with Reuters Health.
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Swimming: Du Toit chases Olympic glory:
Natalie du Toit is a remarkable woman. The 18-year-old South African swimmer caught the imagination of the sporting world in the summer when she was named the outstanding athlete of the Commonwealth Games, for her performance and contribution to her team.
The story of her battle to compete at the highest level just months after losing her leg at the knee in a road accident is inspirational.
"I think I've grown up a lot since the accident," she says. "You realise what life means and what it would mean to lose it. I take each day and say, 'Make the best of it, you may not see tomorrow'."
There is not a trace of self-pity when she describes the way her life has changed over the past year-and-a-half. And she is sharing her experiences with others by giving motivational talks following her success at the Games.
In Manchester, in her first competition as a disabled athlete, Du Toit broke two world records on the way to winning gold medals in the 50m and 100m disabled freestyle, and then became the first amputee to swim in the final of a major championship, in the able-bodied 800m freestyle, recording a personal best of 9min 13.57sec
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From Runner's World:
Be Smart: The week after your marathon, don't run. Instead, sleep late,
hit the jacuzzi, and walk if you want. If you simply have to run, keep
it to 15 to 20 minutes of easy running a day. I've tried both ways, and
I think you recover about the same whether you run easy or take the week
off. - Ed Eyestone
Fartlek: Swedish for "speed play;" variable pace running; a mixture of
slow running, running at a moderate pace and short, fast bursts. Fartlek
training is a "creative way" to increase speed and endurance.
Better Your Balance: Striving for better balance? Try this: Do step ups
using a weight bench or a plastic step. Adjust the height so that when
your foot is on the step, your knee is bent at 90 degrees. Hold a
weighted bar across your shoulders behind your neck. While keeping your
torso vertical and hips tucked forward, step up onto the bench with your
right leg, then bring up your left leg. Stand straight and steady for 2
or 3 seconds. Quickly step back down, leading with your left leg. Repeat
eight to 10 times, then switch sides so you step up with your left leg.
For an extra challenge, use ankle weights.
De-Stress It: On particularly stressful days, make sure your running
route is scenic and hassle-free. Avoid roads with lots of traffic. Seek
out waterside trails, forests, or parks that you especially enjoy. -
Runner's World magazine
Fitness then and now: A fashion evolution:
You've witnessed the changing fashions in your twenty-some odd years, from torn jeans and big hair to the resurrection of hip-huggers. You've seen wireless replace cordless, CD players out-blast ghetto blasters and tight tanks and ankle socks unravel the g-string leotards and leg warmers of the '80s.
Since the middle of the 20th Century, everything from computer technology to the science of your workout wear has drastically evolved. Runners buy shoes scientifically designed to compensate for a high arch or no arch at all, and everyone from hard-core athletes to once-a-week walkers sport tops in the latest breathable fabrics, proven to keep you dry and cool.
Workout wear hasn't always been so functional or scientific. The '80s marked the beginning of a fitness boom with distinctive leotards and high-top sneakers, followed by a more moderate and comfortable '90s characterized by warm-ups. Today popular labels have launched lines that provide fashionable -- and functional -- gym clothes for all levels of activity.
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To beat the competition, first you have to beat the drug test.
At the age of twelve, Christiane Knacke-Sommer was plucked from a small town in Saxony to train with the elite SC Dynamo swim club, in East Berlin. After two years of steady progress, she was given regular injections and daily doses of small baby-blue pills, which she was required to take in the presence of a trainer. Within weeks, her arms and shoulders began to thicken. She developed severe acne. Her pubic hair began to spread over her abdomen. Her libido soared out of control. Her voice turned gruff. And her performance in the pool began to improve dramatically, culminating in a bronze medal in the hundred-metre butterfly at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. But then the Wall fell and the truth emerged about those little blue pills. In a new book about the East German sports establishment, "Faust's Gold," Steven Ungerleider recounts the moment in 1998 when Knacke-Sommer testified in Berlin at the trial of her former coaches and doctors:
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An interview with Charlie Francis
On September 24th 1988, the world held its breath for 9.79 seconds. It was the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea and Ben Johnson had just become the fastest human being on earth.
He reacted to the gun in 0.132 seconds and had taken three blazing steps by 0.8 seconds. Moving at five strides per second, Johnson reached a top speed of 30 MPH. At 94 meters, knowing he had won the gold and already ahead of his arch rival Carl Lewis by six feet, Ben raised his hand in the air in victory. Despite the fact that this caused him to lose form and decelerate drastically, he still shocked the world with the fastest time ever recorded. Ben's coach, since the age of 15, was Charlie Francis.
Later, the 26-year-old sprinter told reporters that he had eased off at the end of the race, saying that he could have run a 9.75, but he was "saving that for next year." You know the rest of the story. Ben tested positive for steroids. His medal and his record were stripped, he and Charlie Francis were painted the biggest cheats in Olympic history, and there would be no next year.
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Guelph cyclist ready to test his limits in Africa:
Paul Gamsby will head to Africa with his bicycle in January.
GUELPH -- It took Paul Gamsby all of one minute to make the decision of a lifetime.
On Jan. 14, the Guelph native will head to Africa for a four-month, 10,500-kilometre bike race from the foot of the pyramids in Cairo to the most southern tip of the continent.
"This is all I think about," the former manager of the Woolwich Arms said during an interview Sunday.
And while he felt it was time for a change from the job he'd been at for 10 years, the race gave him a little push in that direction, and he quit at the beginning of this month.
He also sublet his home and is living in a tent for the next three months. He is camping in friends' backyards.
"I am definitely doing that to save money, and probably to toughen myself up," said Gamsby, 37, who will sleep in a tent through the race.
The Tour D'Afrique will be the longest bike race ever held, and while no monetary prizes await racers, the winner will be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records, Gamsby said.
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Katie Lynch, 27, dies; was inspiration to many:
Katherine Gabriele Lynch, a tiny woman who inspired thousands when she overcame dramatic physical limitations to run her own version of the Boston Marathon, died yesterday in Children's Hospital from complications following surgery. She was 27.
Weighing 35 pounds and standing just 28 inches tall, Ms. Lynch was born with a unique form of dwarfism and floppy connective tissue that led to numerous medical problems and life-threatening surgeries. But her life was a series of goals accomplished and hearts lifted. One of her favorite expressions was ''parva sed potens,'' which is Latin for ''small but powerful.''
Ms. Lynch used a wheelchair nearly her entire life, but at the start of the Boston Marathon in April 2001, she walked 26.2 feet with her family's help. It took her 15 minutes. She dedicated the effort, for which she had trained for months, to doctors and nurses at Children's, where she had been a patient since childhood, and later worked as an adult.
After the marathon walk, Ms. Lynch addressed the crowd of runners jumping and stretching to stave off the morning chill at the starting line. She reminded them that if they thought they could finish the marathon, they would, her father, Chris Lynch, recalled yesterday.
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October 27 - November 3, 2002:
Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival - Australia
November 2, 2002:
Senior Bowl Charity Run 10K - Mobile, AL
Baton Rouge Beach Marathon - LA
Humana Kansas City Marathon - Kansas City, MO
Midsouth Marathon - Wynne, AR
Television: St. Croix Half-Ironman:
Canada Sportsnet - 1500hrs
Sportsnet Pacific - 1630hrs
Sportsnet West - 1830 hrs
Television: Track Cycling
CBC 1:30 - 3:00 PM EST
Television: Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon
CBS Television Network. 2:00 PM EST
November 3, 2002:
New York City Marathon - NY
Runner's World Coverage
Television Live WNBC Channel 4 New York
10 AM-3 PM.
National 1-hour recap NBC at 3:00 PM
San Diego Triathlon Challenge - CA
United States Half Marathon - San Francisco, CA
Athens Marathon - Greece
City of Trees Marathon - Boise, ID
Santa Clarita Marathon - Santa Clarita, CA
BMW Auckland Marathon - Auckland, NZ
Television: St. Croix Half-Ironman:
Canada Sportsnet East - 0800hrs
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