Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Running Stupid Podcast Challenge

Running Stupid is in the final round of the Podcast Challenge and needs you! Please spread the word to anyone you think would be interested!!!!

Ultra-runner Ken: "I host a podcast called Running Stupid. Over the last fourteen months, RS has been involved in a contest with forty seven other running related podcasts. I'm is excited to be able to tell you that this is the final month of the Podcast Challenge and RS is in the final two! It's been quite a year. This contest has really helped the RS community of Stupidheads, if you will, grow into something very special! On top of that, winning this will be a great opportunity for RS. Already, we've attracted the interest of folks who would like to give away products on the show. Winning this event will open a lot of doors for RS! Growth, opportunity and bragging rights are the only prize in this contest.

This month our competition, RunRunLive has really set the bar high. Currently, they are in the lead by about 500 miles. I'm really excited by this for two reasons: First, it gives the Stupidhead community a chance to really show it's true colors and shine! Second, it gives me an excuse to reach out to people like you, my running friends that I don't get to see enough of!

If you have the time, here's how you can help: The contest is on Buckeye Outdoors. I've been using Buckeye to log my runs for the last year now. Last month, they had a major overhaul. I'm finding the site easier to use and pretty convenient.


You'll have to create a user profile. From there, go to the group challenges and join Running Stupid on "There Can be Only One Round 14". Here's a direct link to the contest:


After that, simply log your miles. This round only involves running in May and is retroactive for the whole month. Chris from RRL pointed out in his great video tutorial that you don't need to log every day. Once or twice this month should do the trick.


I know that we're all in the middle of our season and time is at a premium. Logging miles for RS should hopefully only take five to ten minutes of your time. Any time/miles you can give will mean a lot!!!

If you haven't listened to RS yet, please check it out:


You can also find it for free in the iTunes store. I have a lot of fun doing this show! As I runner, I think that you'll really enjoy it too! There are a couple fun (and long) interviews (Dean Karnazes and Gary Robbins) along with some back of the pack race reports (including my just barely finishing the 100k version of HURT 100... Woah!) and what I hope is a lot of information and entertainment!

If you have any questions about the Podcast Challenge, Running Stupid or how to sign up, you can check the Running Stupid Facebook page:


Or email me at


Thank you so much for your time and miles!!! Please forward this to any friend you can think of that can help in the contest! (Anyone good friends with Scott Jurek? We could really use his record breaking 24 hour run!!! He-he!) Can't wait to see you out on the trail!

All Day!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Coach Laura's Tips for Eating Out

* Don't drink before your food arrives. Ask the waiter to bring your drink with your meal. You will be less likely to over-eat and make better food choices.

* Portion out your exchanges before you begin eating. You can either ask the waiter for a to-go box at the beginning of the meal or for an extra plate. Get rid of anything that is over your serving so you are not tempted to eat it.

o ex: 6oz. burger. Cut the burger in half. Save half for later. This leaves you one starch exchange for fries (1/4 cup). Cheese is dairy and fries have the fat.

* Eat a snack like an apple before you go out to eat if you know you may have to wait a long time to be seated. When you are starving you are more likely to over-eat.

* Enjoy your meal, but stop when you are full. Remember, you can always enjoy left overs later!

* Ask the waiter questions such as How is the food prepared? Can you have it cooked using less butter or oil? Can you have light dressing or dressing/sauce on the side.

* Ask the waiter not to bring bread to the table if you will be getting your starch exchange with your meal.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Sunday Group Workout 5/2/2010

Running Intervals:
-1/4 mile warm-up
-1/4 fast (set pace)
-1/2 mile at pace
-3/4 mile at pace

Barbell Workout on Crissy Field
-Squat to press
-Walking lunge
-Bicep curl
-Oblique tilts
-Push up to oblique knee ins
-Barbell leg lifts
-Chest press
-Bent over row