Doc’s Talk: (Excerpts from synopsis by Andrew Laurence):
The cornerstone of the Honolulu Marathon Clinic program is: One hour of running or walking, three times each week. We keep it real simple: 1 hour, 3 times per week for the first 3 months. When you have to change we will tell you. Running/walking a half hour, six times per week Does Not Work! Later we’ll tell you why. How fast do you go? Never so fast that you cannot talk, and never so slow that you can sing. Real easy.
Your Body Is Like An Engine:
Your body is a running machine. The kind of fuel you feed the motor is paramount, but the muscles have to learn to use the fuel. We have 2 types of fuel in our body:
- Carbohydrate or sugar: It is only good for about 20 minutes.
- Fat: The long distance fuel.
We have 2 types of muscle fibers in our body: Quick twitch and slow twitch.
The quick twitch is the sprinting fibers. The slow twitch is the endurance fibers.
At 40 minutes you are burning 80% of your own fat. Therefore, if you can’t run for an hour, forget it.
As you start running an hour, you’ll notice you don’t feel good. We call that the PTA (Pain, Torture, and Agony). It lasts for about 12 weeks, 36 hours of training then it goes away and you feel good.
For much more running-related information, read Your First Marathon – The Last Word In Long Distance Running, by Jack H. Scaff Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.M., available for purchase at the Honolulu Marathon Clinic on Sundays and online at: http://yourfirstmarathon.net/buy-online-today/
To read full, unabridged summaries of the Doc’s Talks:
1) Go to the Honolulu Marathon Clinic web site (http://honolulumarathonclinic.org/)
2) Look under the “Categories” listing.
3) Click on “Doc’s Talk”.
Thanks to staffers Derby and Lindsey for doing such a great job at table duty! Those mini cups of snacks were great and the banana bread by Jeff and others was delicious!
Shoe Talk – Sunday, March30 and April 6 @ 9:00 a.m.:
Shoes are perhaps the most important piece of equipment in running. Attending the Shoe Talks on March 30 (geared for beginners) or April 6 (all others) at the Running Room is highly recommended. Listen to the experts on the latest in shoe technology, etc. Attendees get a 20% off shoes coupon.
Staff leaders let’s adjust our runs to “fit in” the shoe talk schedule. Continue reading