People from the heartland will recognize the farming mantra in reference to corn stalks, "6 feet high by the 4th of July." Back in the old days, before high tech farming, corn crops were thought to be healthy and on schedule if the stalks were 6 feet in height by July 4th.
Well, if training for an October/November marathon, your long runs should be 8 miles high (okay...long, but it doesn't rhyme) by the fourth of July.
Although I am an advocate of training on time instead of mileage, the holiday marks the time when fall marathon runners need to begin jogging a measured distance for thei
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Boy, aren't we San Diegans lucky. Southwest Airlines just announced that they will be testing a variety of assigned seating programs at our airport, Lindbergh Field. America's Finest City (despite the corrupt local politicians) was chosen by Southwest because, "San Diego has a good mix of short and long haul flights, and it's our 10th busiest location," according to CEO Gary Kelly.
Beginning July 1st and continuing for several weeks, passengers on about 200 flights will have to give up their A,B,C boarding passes and accept an assigned seat.
In the midst of bad press for KFC and Starbucks (both are being targeted and/or sued for their alleged artery clogging food), the American Heart Association released its guidelines for the villainous substance yesterday.
The big health group strongly urges limiting trans fats to less than 1 percent of total calories. Of course simply listing the number of grams per day would be too easy...since that is how trans fats are now reported on nutrition labels.
I don't watch much television, but yesterday (Saturday) I was having a mid-afternoon snack and decided to flick on the tube. After surfing through a few info-mercials, I noticed that the NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 was about to begin on NBC. The Edmonton Oilers were preparing to host the visiting Carolina Hurricanes--btw, this is hockey for those of you who don't know.
Yes I played soccer since I was 10. I started when we lived in Canada, continued through high school in Omaha, kept it going while at Georgetown, and pressed on for another few years in Chicago.
However, playing soccer does NOT make me the authority on all things soccer, like rules, factoids and other game nuances.
One of our editors, Carolyn Day, just learned that she is a lottery pick to run in November's New York City Marathon. Hooray!
While Carolyn is a phenomenal tennis player, Bikram Yoga junkie, and half-marathon finisher (7:29/mile pace at last year's San Diego half), she's never attempted or trained for a marathon. The rest of the gang will be setting up a training plan for her and, at times, training with her.
I?ve been chastised for years by my ?save the animals?, ?nitrites cause cancer? and ?pesticides will kill you? friend for not buying organic milk?among other things. It?s the hormones in the regular stuff that literally get her goat.
But, what?s the deal with organic milk? Trader Joe?s does not sell it, and at Whole Foods it commands a 2-3 buck premium over the regular stuff. And what?s up with the expiration date? The organic milk I sometimes buy has a ?sell by? date that is 4 to 6 weeks in the future. I thought organic meant eat/drink now, while it?s fresh.
McDonald's puts a picture of a Yogini on the outside of their paper bags! We already know the heavy cholesterol fries and high fat burgers inside the bag don't make most of us say, "Yum". But, will what's inside the bag make us say, "Ommm"?