Archive for May, 2011

Running With Coach Kinsey: Altitude Training

May 27, 2011

                                                                                    Most of us have heard that if we train at altitude, we can have a great boost in performance at sea level. While many elite athletes will train at higher elevation levels, there is no guarantee that training at altitude will boost your performance. This has led to a variety of [...]

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USDA Revises Recommended Cooking Temperature for All Whole Cuts of Meat

May 26, 2011

If your anything like me, you probably throw a slab of beef on the grill, then give it the ol’ eye ball test to see when its ready. Not smart. Undercooked meat can lead to severe illness. With summer upon us and the official bbq season heading into full roar, I thought this would be [...]

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Excouch Potato Turns Iron(Wo)man: Calories In, Calories Out, Repeat…

May 25, 2011

Rachael Ray would be proud. I have started to become somewhat of an endurance foodie. I have to you see, in order to keep from getting bored, sick or bonking while cranking out these 16 and building hours of training each week. I am more than ever becoming creative about what I eat and drink [...]

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Don’t Be “That Guy”: What NOT To Do At The Gym

May 24, 2011

Not cool sir Every gym has at least one. Yup, “that guy” or “that girl” that is continuing to annoy fellow gym goers all over the world. I was at the gym tonight running on the treadmill next to “that guy”, and decided this post is in order. If you don’t want to be “that [...]

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Running With Coach Kinsey: Success or Failure

May 20, 2011

                                                                                    Marty Kinsey As runners, we push our bodies to extremes. Our sport has been dubbed “the one that is the other sports’ punishment.” We push and we push. We sacrifice and we sacrifice. Then, the day arrives for us to perform in a race that will (in our minds) be the [...]

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Excouch Potato Turns Iron(Wo)Man: A Little A.D.D. Goes A Long Way

May 18, 2011

So here I am, 26 weeks out from my Ironman race and the volume of long slow paced endurance base is building. I started at 10 hours a week of only running and riding. By last week I was up to 15 hours of swimming, riding and run training. Basically it has reached the level [...]

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Losing It With Kacie: Super Vitamin D

May 16, 2011

New studies show that vitamin D is a key substance in fighting cancer. Cancer of the colon is one of the main cancers vitamin D helps, by destroying cancer cells that could be growing there. Breast and uterine cancer can also be prevented by the proper amount of D. Vitamin D lowers inflammations of the [...]

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Excouch Potato Turn Iron(Wo)Man: Open Your Eyes To Everyday Inspiration

May 11, 2011

6 weeks into our journey together, you are probably getting a sense that I don’t take life too seriously. Yes, I am an average Jane excouchpotato who happens to be training for the toughest 140.6 mile race of her life, but my motto is “if it ain’t fun then I’m not going.” However, I don’t [...]

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That’s Not A Salad, THAT’S A Salad

May 10, 2011

In the same respect that Crocodile Dundee said, “That’s not a knife, that’s a knife,” I tell you the same about what some call “salads”. Technically the would-be mugger in the movie had a knife, but compared to Crocodile Dundee’s knife, it wasn’t much. See video below. It may be called a salad on the menu, but [...]

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Talking Recovery With Decathlete Chris Randolph: Hyperbaric Chamber, Acupuncture, And Cold Laser Therapy

May 9, 2011

How do you get back to your best so you can put your body through it all over again? Chris Randolph, a professional decathlete, knows all about training hard and trying to find the best ways to get back to form. The two-time NCAA National Champion in and 2012 Olympic hopeful not only trains hard, [...]

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