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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wine and Dine Half Marathon Verification

I found the link for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon to verify your registration.

Here is the After Party map, with events and things that will be open. It looks like that the World showcase side will be open. And the finish line is at UK. Which they left off of the map. Letter E on the map.

Here is track my runner.

The after party is 65% full. If you want to go to the party it's another $35 for that ticket if you're not a runner/walker in the race. And you have to call 407-WDW-IRUN.

I do not remember where we all had made a meeting place for after the race. I think it would be awesome to have Team Voice at the finish line cheering on the rest of us coming in . It is a great feeling to see faces you know. =)

Team Voice Many Goals, One Voice!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

From Lance Armstrong's Master Your Shift.

It’s Time to Practice Your Race Day Plans

By Terrence Mahon

Today is September 3, 2010 and whether we want to admit it or not – summer is practically over. This means that autumn is fast approaching and with it comes all of the great fall road races.

Especially relevant are the half marathons and marathons that stand as the high point of so many of our running programs. Whether you have been training through the summer months for your upcoming 13.1 mile race or for the full 26.2 miler – now is the time to fine tune those race plans so that nothing is a surprise as your big event nears.

When it comes to getting it right on race day, there is nothing better than a good dress rehearsal. As we say in Mammoth… “Practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.” Time will be well spent if you use these next few weeks to find out what works and what doesn’t. Whether it is choosing what pair of shoes to race in, what your pre-race meal should be or what flavor of gel to take out on the course – nothing will beat some good old-fashioned field tests to give you the definitive answers you need that will lead to a solid peace of mind.

If you want to make your race weekend as stress-free as possible, then create a checklist of all the questions you have about the event as well as all the things you need to get done before you hit the road. Below is a sample list of things you should consider handling over the next few weeks. Some of them are pretty simple – such as getting your travel plans sorted out. Others may need a few test runs.

Normally it takes a trial test of 2 or 3 long runs to really nail down what combination of fluids and fuel (example: sports gels) work best for your stomach while maintaining the energy you need to avoid the bonk. It is best to start sooner than later so that when it gets to your taper phase you really can rest and recover instead of worrying about if you are going to get blisters from those new shoes. This list is in no way all-inclusive, but it provides a starting point by going over the major agenda items you will want to have answers to in order to feel like you have everything covered.

Race Prep Checklist:

  1. Pre-Race Meal – What type of food will you eat the night before the race? Where? When?
  2. Race Day Breakfast – What? When? How much?
  3. Race Day Fluids & Fuel Plan – What types of drinks & gels? How much & how often?
  4. Travel – Setting up lodging, travel and dinner plans for race weekend
  5. Equipment Checklist – Shoes, Tops, Bottoms, Socks, Hat, Gloves, Sunglasses
  6. Race pace goals – What is your goal pace? Have you done the necessary training to affirm that pace? If not, what is your current fitness goal pace?
  7. Training Program – Fine tuning the last training cycle to suit your needs. More speed-work? More long runs? More miles? More recovery?
  8. Visualizing Race Day – Pre-race nervousness & excitement, getting to the starting line, running out on the course.

If you can answer the above questions with good certainty, then you are well on your way to having a great race – congratulations as you have prepared well.

If you have answers for most of the questions, but still need to finalize a few plans – don’t worry, you still have plenty of time to get it sorted out. Use this time wisely and you too will be ready to have a stress free race weekend.

If you have not worked on any of those questions above, then I would like to suggest that you take a moment to think about them and begin to formulate a plan. You may not know all the answers, but working on them now will give you plenty of time to seek advice from those that have the answers to these questions.

Knowledge is king. The more you know what to expect on race day the more at ease you will be in the race. Feeling free of stress over those last few days before a race does wonders to your mental state. It will allow you to truly embrace the weekend, as the race is meant to be a celebration for all the work that you have done to get you there.

Dot those “I’s” and cross those “T’s” now. You will be glad you did when it comes time to put your legs up and rest up the day before the race. Nothing can put you in a greater mental state than knowing that you have prepared as well as possible. That feeling is a reward in itself. The race will be the icing on the cake. See you at the starting line!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

From Lance Armstrong's Master Your Shift..

Vitamin D & Your Health

By Ryan Kohler

I recently read an article about a potential link between Vitamin D status and seasonal flu (article link below). Part of this came to mind as I was sniffling and sneezing with allergies this weekend. Now that we are approaching the fall months, it’s a good time to start thinking about your Vitamin D intake since it has such an important role in the body and is affected largely by solar radiation – namely, the lack of radiation most of us get in the winter months.

With jobs keeping many of us indoors during the day, early sunsets, and colder temps on the way, we are at a higher risk for receiving less than adequate radiation to convert the precursor to Vitamin D in our skin to the active form for the body. (Note: be smart about sun exposure – just like anything else, moderation is key and this, too, can be overdone. If you are prone to burns, wear sunscreen)

In a nutshell, Vitamin D is responsible for bone health and immune function, so from a general health perspective, we should always try to get enough of this throughout the year. And if you are one of those people who succumb to the seasonal cold or flu, think about starting to get more sources of Vitamin D in your diet these days. Some of the best sources include:

Salmon, tuna, fortified milk, orange juice fortified w/ D, and cod liver oil are all great sources of Vitamin D. 2 cups of milk (fortified) will get you up to 60% of your daily intake, 3 ounces of salmon will nearly double the daily recommendation, and 1 cup of fortified OJ will give you about 25% of your daily intake.

As we get into the fall months, check up on your intake and look to add some of these foods to your diet, not only to promote healthy bones, but maybe you can help to offset that seasonal cold/flu as well.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Disneyland Half Marathon 2010

Hello Team Voice !!!

Support your Team Members running the Disneyland half this weekend by track my runner.
Here is the final race instructions.
Here is the Half marathon map course.
Here is the 5k map course.

Good Luck to all and most of all Have fun!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Month New Goals Team

SO how is everyone doing?? Is everyone as excited as I am that we are only 4 weeks away from the race weekend? Holy Cats!!!

Anyone want to post a challenge?? How about a virtual race to remember 9/11?? Create a bib, and get a prize for it?? Distance?? Post a picture of self?? And we can put some new pictures in our slide show there to the left of the screen. Sound good??

Please do not forget to support our Team Members that will be headed out to Disneyland to do the DL Half this year.! I will post more with race info. and track my runner.

We have a Team Voice Member of the Month,but I can't post it for another couples days.

Skype meet this month, Sept 12th.. not to sure on the time. Someone hacked my team voice e mail,and I have to make a new one. I will get it out to everyone!

I wanted to speak of night running/walking/wog. Even though this will be a controlled environment, some parts of this course is gonna be a little dark. I recommend getting a head light.
Rae, a head light?? Yes. Home Depot has them, you can get 2 to wear on your head, plus 2 small flash lights for 14.95. Cheapest around I have found.

I am speaking from experience, I fell last year when I forgot to wear my light. Even with the street lights, it can still be tough to see. It was 2 weeks before the 2010 marathon weekend. I do most of my running at night.

I will be bringing, some gels, I have a case of mini cliff bars, and samples of That Butt Stuff. If they get here in time I will have KTape samples for everyone too. I have sponsors for us so I will need pictures to post, and show it getting out to everyone.

Maybe I will have some news on teaming up with Make a Wish or giving the Kids the world.

Any new goals ?? Need help setting goals?? Please let me know!! I can help.

Team Voice, Many Goals, One Voice

I will see you at the Finish Line!!