Both Yuri and Thad addressed the difference between dynamic stretching and static stretching and the importance of stretching for injury prevention. Next, we moved on to nutrition. Yuri shared his nutritional approach with the group, which is based on incorporating more raw fruits and vegatables into your diet and consuming foods in their "unprocessed" state. In addition to stretching and nutrition, the group briefly discussed interval training - how it works and why it might help you become a better runner.
We had an open mike night with Marci of Marci Runs The Marathon, Matt of The Dump Runners Club, and, as host, Joe Garland of the Run Westchester blog. Mostly we spoke about the recent ING New York City Marathon, Marci having completed it for the fourth time. We had some discussion about recovering from injuries, Matt having recently gotten out of a boot needed for a heel issue, Marci telling us of her decision to run a marathon since, well, she had gotten over a bit of back surgery.
One site reference was the always informative Science of Sport, which recently had some good stuff on the NYC Marathon. There was a bit of talk about NYRR's Mary Wittenberg's response to the "Marathon Plodder" issue. Here's her letter. There was also a reference to Kenny Moore's "The Long Blue Line."
Unfortunately, the recording seems spotty at times, which perhaps can be fixed. The sound seems better on the Talk Shoe site itself: