Friday, December 10, 2010

RRT 109: Vegan Running

This evening, we had a Runner's Roundtable discussion on vegan running. Show hosts included well known podcasters Megan (Run Vegan Run), Gordon (This Running Life) and Jake (Run Like Health) as well as bloggers Margaret (Flutter-bys) and Amanda (ChemE Runner).

Have you ever wondered what veganism is? Why people decide to become vegan? How it influences health, fitness and running? If so, this is the show for you! Come along with us as we discuss the ins and outs of being vegan and an endurance athlete. We will discuss what veganism is, how it applies to health and the advantages and disadvantages of this lifestyle.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

RRT 108a: Karaoke, Joe Garland and the Imeldas

After a bit of trouble with the original Open Mike show, we reconvened and did a second one, episode 108a. We talk about recent episodes about the heart and form and nutrition. We ended up peaking into one anothers' closets and discovered lots and lots of shoes. We had Westy's Running in the chatroom and Mark U, Craig J., and Paul on the line with host Joe Garland.

Mark U adds: During the show, there was a brief discussion of the down-side to taking anti-oxidants while training. Lo and behold today's post in the excellent Sweat Science blog addresses exactly that point. Recommended read: Antioxidants block gains from endurance training.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

RRT 108: Open Mike

Unfortunately it was only Joe Garland on the Open Mike, and he cut the show short. It happens. He recommended that folks listen to last week's episode on Nutrition, and spoke about about local trails.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

RRT 107: Nutrition Discussion with Nancy Clark

What are the key elements of appropriate nutrition for active runners and athletes? Recognizing that many runners' prime motivation is their desire to maintain or lose weight, how do they do so without impairing their health or their athletic ability? What are the key guidelines in properly tapering before a race? Do runners' nutritional requirements vary by gender, with the extent of exertion and/or age? During a race how should a runner optimally fuel and hydrate?

We discussed most of these nutrition-related questions, and many others in this episode of the Runners Round Table, which featured special guest Nancy Clark, internationally known sports nutritionist. The show was hosted by Mark Ulrich, Toni Harvey, Colin Hayes, Craig Macfarlane, and Margaret Suddeth.

Nancy answered all of our questions, and in the wrap-up section encouraged us to find a sports-dietitian via so-as to work with us individually and to answer additional questions. This site lists Members of Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), who are experts in nutrition for athletic performance, fitness and weight management, cardiovascular health, wellness, and in the prevention and treatment disordered eating and eating disorders.

Finally, Colin Hayes' excellent Runnin' So I Can Eat song, a clip of which was played on today's show, is available for free download from his site:

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