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Runner's Web Digest - February 4, 2000

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    Runner s Web Digest - February 4, 2000 ******************************************** For New Subscribers ************************ If you have any questions
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      Runner's Web Digest - February 4, 2000
      For New Subscribers
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      New This Week
      Lynne Bermel's column has an interview with the Hickman twins of Ottawa who are identical twin masters runners, triathletes and duathletes.

      Robert Schwartz's "Battle in the Basement", and Robert Selman's "Running Around The Block" columns are both available.

      Our Running Trivia and Pegasus Trivia Quiz are available and we have already had a winner in the Pegasus Quiz.

      Check out our Flash page of new links, available from our FrontPage every Monday morning. All links added to the Runner's Web in the past 7 days will be listed here. The Runner's Web currently has over 5,000 links to other running, triathlon and multi-sport sites.

      Support Canadian amateur athletes; email our Minister responsible for Sport
      Mr. Denis Coderre: Coderre.D@..., or our Prime Minister at PM@... , with your suggestions for properly funding athletes who will represent Canada at the Sydney Olympics.

      Ongoing Polls:
      1. Now that it is apparent that our government has $100 million to spend over the next 4 years(and they are not going to spend it on the NHL), what should they do with it?
      2.Should Canada's Federal Government Support the NHL?
      3. "Australian Women Rule The Triathlon!" Should the Australian women be allowed more than 3 spots for their Olympic triathlon team?
      4. Should Toronto bid for the 2008 Olympic Games.?
      5. Will Johnson or Greene prevail in the 200m this year?
      Cast your ballots on these and other topics in our Voting Booth available from our Main Index. Some are also available on our FrontPage.

      If you have a good topic for a poll, email us at runnersweb@... and if we use we will credit you. Your chance to be famous!

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      Getting Enough Sleep
      Are you dozing off while taking a recovery interval while training at the track or in the poll or while going 80K down a steep hill on your bike?
      Maybe you're not getting enough sleep.
      Take the onHealth Sleep Calculation test at: http://onhealth.com/ch1/interactives/calc/sleep_info.asp .

      When we think of cyclists and runners, we often think of endurance-20,000 miles a year for pro riders, 100-mile weeks for top marathoners. But many athletes perform at elite levels with far fewer miles. Take British cyclist Ian Hallam, for instance. A winner of 25 British national championships, he trained very intensely only about 30 minutes a day because of his studies. Retired from racing for ten years, he returned in his 40's to win several World Masters championships-on similar abbreviated training. Roger Bannister, the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes, also did short, but very intense workouts.
      More...from Asimba at: http://www.asimba.com/go.nd/asm2Control/pgMainRedir?ac=951114&ed=527077 .

      Attire and Performance
      A recent study suggested a direct link between running attire and race performance. A group of university researchers compared the finishing place of runners in relation to their shirts and shorts, and reached some eye-opening findings.
      It has been rumored for a long time that the outfit of a runner has a direct bearing on performance. The role of running shoes and racing flats in shaving valuable seconds off a race is well established. Similarly, the size of our clothing plays a small, yet significant role in affecting wind drag and aerodynamics.
      More...from Dr. Kamal Jabbour writing in Syracuse Online at: http://uplink.syr.edu/running/column/20000124.html .

      Cold Weather Running
      This is a particular appropriate topic as many areas of North America have been experiencing colder than normal temperatures. Here in Ottawa we have had wind chill temperatures in the minus 30 range.
      The Road Runner's Club of America has a column at: http://www.rrca.org/publicat/cold.html .

      Winter Workout Tips
      Much as you might like to blame the weather for your extra winter weight, there is no direct link between cold weather and increased body fat. If you are toting around some extra pounds, they are probably from a combination of holiday overindulgence and lack of exercise.
      Your exercise schedule does not have to suffer in winter. When the weather is cold, try to workout inside. If running, walking or biking is a must in your exercise regimen, then go for it -- with these precautions:
      More information on working out in the winter from drkoop.com at:
      http://www.drkoop.com/nancy/dns-feature-article.asp?id=144&st=dkc&sct=nws&cr=nwsltr&dt=012800 .

      All You Need For Strength Is A Can Of Soup
      Cathy Vasto, a personal trainer with The Lodge & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida has a column on Hal Higdon's Running site on the need for strength training for runners to improve their speed.
      Read it at: http://www.halhigdon.com/15Ktraining/Strength.html .

      How Do You Handle Stress
      Do you let stress get the best of you? Take a tension tests to find out how well you cope. Plus, discover 52 Relaxing Rituals to help rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.
      Take thriveOnline's stress test at: http://www.thriveonline.com/serenity/stress/smq.index.html .

      Pumping Iron Is Good For You
      More on weight training. Karin Jeffrey of Asimba says "Why weight?".
      Read her column at: http://www.asimba.com/go.nd/asm2Control/pgMainRedir?ac=951114&ed=527217 .

      Athletics Canada News
      Athletics Canada is pleased to announce that it has named its coaching and managerial staff for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. The Athletics portion of the Olympic Games will commence September 22, 2000 and finish on October 1, 2000. The medical staff will be announced at a later date.
      Check out the list at: http://www.athleticscanada.com/AthcanNews/jan26_coa.html .

      A "Sound of Music" Running Experience?
      Join Jeff Galloway in Switzerland this summer (late July) for beautiful trail runs, scenic villages and a Swiss trail run. More details will be posted on this website shortly. For more information, contact Carol Miller at ccmiller@.... For information on other fitness vacations, check out http://www.jeffgalloway.com/fitness.htm .

      Win A Trip To Switzerland
      Hike and bike in the majestic Swiss Alps.
      More...from drkoop.com at:
      http://www.drkoop.com/promotions/swiss/?st=dkc&sct=nws&cr=nwsltr&dt=012800 .

      IAAF Ready To Review Drug Cases
      Things could change in coming weeks for Merlene Ottey, Javier Sotomayor and Linford Christie when their cases come before the IAAF.
      More...from CNNSI at: http://www.cnnsi.com/athletics/news/2000/02/04/iaaf_cases/index.html .

      How Much Fat?
      How many grams of fat should you have each day if you are on a good diet?
      More...from thriveOnline at: http://www.thriveonline.com/eats/experts/joan/joan.09-11-97.html .

      Grime Fighter's Guide To Cycling Cleanliness
      Asimba is fortunate to have all-world bicycle mechanic Jim "This Old Bike" Langley on staff. Today, Jim teaches us all how to quickly and easily clean our ride to showroom condition. A clean bike will also do wonders for the next excursion, whether on Colorado dirt or French cobblestone
      More...from Asimba at: http://www.asimba.com/go.nd/asm2Control/pgMainRedir?ac=951114&ed=527267 .

      Runner's World Tips
      Speed up your reactions: Numerous studies over the years have criticized ginseng, showing time and again that the herb most likely does not boost athletic performance. A new study, however, looked at reaction time instead of speed or endurance. And it finds that ginseng may in fact have some promise. The researchers tested 15 soccer players. Half took 350 milligrams of ginseng daily for 6 weeks, while the other half took a placebo. Those who had the ginseng performed better on a test of reaction time during and just after cycling to exhaustion. How could this help your running? Well, it probably won't. But it might help you avoid the occasional deer that jumps in front of your car. (The study was published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition.)
      Avoid ibuprofen before your marathon: Runners who take NSAIDS such as ibuprofen just before and during a marathon may be putting themselves at risk for GI problems, according to a recent study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition. Researchers tested 34 Chicago marathoners after they crossed the finish line. Those who had taken ibuprofen before the race had a significant increase in intestinal permeability compared to those who did not. (The study was published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition.)

      Recovery, An Essential Ingredient
      There are several components of proper recovery: the cooldown, easy days, proper nutrition and sufficient sleep.
      More...from RaceGate at: http://www.racegate.com/story.cfm?story_id=729&sport_id=1 .

      Endurance Training
      The objective of endurance training is to develop the energy production system(s) to meet the demands of the event.
      More...from SportsCoach at: http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/enduranc.htm .

      Toronto officially in run for 2008 Summer Olympics
      From...Canadian Press
      The Canadian Olympic Association has officially confirmed Toronto's bid for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
      The COA advised the International Olympic Association in a letter Wednesday that Toronto is Canada's candidate city for the 2008 Games.
      ``There is no doubt in the COA that Toronto has the ability, the heart and innovation needed to mount a successful bid and leave our country with a meaningful legacy of sport and cultural facilities and activities,'' said Carol Anne Letheren, the COA's chief executive officer.
      The Toronto bid also has the support of mayor Mel Lastman, who also sent a letter to the IOC outlining the city's desire to hold the Games.
      ``Toronto has the will, desire and ability to host the greatest Games ever,'' Lastman wrote in his letter. ``We are honoured to join with the Canadian Olympic Association in this application to host the Games in 2008.''
      Toronto certainly faces a tough fight for the 2008 Games.
      Osaka, Japan, Beijing, Havana, Istanbul, Paris, Seville, Spain and Thailand have already announced their interest to stage the Games. Kuala Lampur, Buenos Aires, Cairo and Cape Town, South Africa might also enter bids before Tuesday's deadline.
      The winning bid is to be announced in 2001.

      See You In Sydney
      Are you tired of hearing "Heaven must be missing an angel tonight" or " Come here often?" or perhaps "what's your sign".........
      This Valentines Day, See You in Sydney is hosting a party where "no pick up lines are needed". Please see attachment.
      "See You in Sydney" is a non-profit fund that was established to directly support the training and development of Canada's premier Olympic amateur athletes. After Olympic talent has been identified, the next step is to get financial support. Unfortunately, many talented Canadians have failed to realize their Olympic dreams because they did not have the financial resources available to develop their gift.
      At the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games, a survey was conducted by Athletes Can. It discovered that:
      - 70% of athletes representing Canada earned less than $15,000 a year.
      - 67% of those athletes lived below the poverty line.
      Financial support is needed years before the medals are presented!
      Here' s how "See You in Sydney" works:
      - The trust is set up in the athlete's name.
      - Funds go directly to the athlete.
      - The athlete can only access the trust for training purposes.

      For more info please call or email!!!

      Jane Roos
      107 Bedford Road, Upper Suite,
      Toronto, Ontario
      M5R 2K5
      tel: (416) 966-0888
      fax: (416) 966-3321

      Events Coming Up
      February 4, 2000
      Millrose Games
      New York, NY

      February 5, 2000
      Hampton Coliseum Road Race
      Hampton, VA

      February 5, 2000
      Ironman South Africa

      February 5, 2000
      Hart House Indoor Triathlon
      Toronto, ON

      February 6, 2000
      Ocala Marathon
      Ocala, FL

      February 6, 2000
      Mardi Gras Marathon, Half, & 5K
      New Orleans, LA

      February 6, 2000
      3M Half Marathon & Relay
      Austin, TX

      February 6, 2000
      Las Vegas Marathon
      Las Vegas, Nevada

      February 8, 2000
      Athina 2000
      Athens, Greece

      February 12, 2000
      Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K/5K
      Tampa, FL

      February 12-13, 2000
      USA Winter Cross Country Championships
      Greensboro, NC

      February 13, 2000
      Winterlude Triathlon
      Ottawa, ON

      February 13, 2000
      Kingston twosome Run
      Kingston, ON

      February 18-20, 2000

      Cross Country Ski Races
      Sirius ExSprints 2000, February 19
      Ottawa, ON/Gatineau, PQ
      Register Online
      Winterlude Site

      February 19, 2000
      LA Invitational Track Meet
      Los Angeles, CA

      February 20, 2000
      Anheuser-Busch Colonial Half Marathon
      Williamsburg, VA

      February 26, 2000
      US Women's Olympic Trials
      Columbia, SC

      February 27, 2000
      YMCA-Gatorade Half Marathon
      Peterborough, Ontario

      Running, Track and Triathlons on TV
      ***check all TV listings against your local TV guide as networks quite often change broadcast times***

      The Olympic Show
      Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ET on CNBC

      Feb 5 2000 Sun 2:30-3:30 pm NBC
      Indoor Track & Field: Millrose Games
      New York, NY

      February 12th: Tyson Invitational
      Live ESPN from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EST

      February 19th: Golden Spike Invitational
      Simplot Games ESPN2 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. EST

      March 4 2000 Sun 2-3 pm NBC
      USA Track & Field Indoor Championships
      Atlanta, GA

      March 4:
      Track and field "Indoor Track and Field"
      USA Track & Field Indoor championships
      Atlanta, Georgia) 2:00-3:00 p.m. NBC

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