Thursday, January 20, 2011

Skyline to the Sea; Winter and Nutrition: Fueling for Cold Weather Exercise


Jill of Run With Jill, Patrick of The Road, Kate of Run With Kate and I have registered for the Skyline to the Sea marathon, and Chris of BQ or Die is running the 50K (yes, we kissed and made up, but no tongue, because that wouldn't be manly, and no, he's not running the 50 because we wouldn't let him run the marathon with us). Skyline is a trail race (marathon or 50K options) put on by Pacific Coast Trail Runs and it looks like a great race. The popular Skyline to the Sea Trail runs from the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains at Saratoga Gap through Big Basin Redwoods State Park, the oldest park in California (est. 1902), and ends at the Pacific Ocean at Waddell Beach. It travels through tall redwoods and high chaparral along the way. Fully-stocked aid stations every 7 - 14 kilometers (little shout-out to Canadian and European readers). You can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, boiled potatoes and salt, water, and Clif Shot Electrolyte sports drink. If you would like to be sure that you have non-Clif product, SaltStick capsules, or any other specific item at the event, you should carry it with you. Sunday, April 10th - you're invited!

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"Some athletes embrace winter's chill as a welcome change from exercising in summer's heat. But others complain about hating cold weather...This article addresses some common questions and concerns about winter and nutrition and offers tips to help you enjoy the season." Read more from Nancy Clark at USA Triathlon.

31 comments:

  1. The marathon sounds fun! Good article on winter running. I'm usually in that complaint crowd but I love being outside.

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  2. Dang, If I wasn't already at an event I would be there! Sounds really fun!

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  3. Doh! I have a marathon on the 9th. But I will virtually cheer you on - behind that tree - that's me!

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  4. Ahhh, this is why I had a couple emails this morning asking me about the race.

    I didn't know Kate was in...that's cool. Does she live nearby?

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  5. That race sounds fantastic! And what a fun group. Being poor, I'll have to live it vicariously through all of your race reports...so somebody has to take lots of pictures! :)

    Thanks for the article link, too. Heading over to check it out.

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  6. Gosh, everyone's trying to get me to run this one. I just don't think I can manipulate my schedule and fit it in. Also the whole trail thing doesn't thrill me. There are bugs and wildlife on trails. Eep.

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  7. I would rather layer up and run in the winter than have to deal with the heat & humidity of the "Dirty South"...

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  8. A crazy week this has been... my spring race plans are starting to unravel I just might show up afterall... :)

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  9. Kovas, found you through that "other" site. Looking forward to keeping up with your posts.

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  10. Did I sign up for this automatically because Jill is my coach?

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  11. problem is, i don't know how to train for that sort of marathon. :( i'm wearing shorts at the moment.

    xo

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  12. That sounds like a pretty dang amazing race through the redwoods. I'm not tough enough to run a whole marathon right now. I've got to keep with the halfs. A trail race sounds very cool though. Can't wait to hear about it.

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  13. this looks like a grea trace...not in the marathon league yet but I will love reading about you race !!!

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  14. Ahh, I wish I wasn't already running a marathon in June or I would love to do this one! Sorry you didn't win the naked lady pen...I'll take a picture of it and send it to you....along with a dissertation about how it works and what it does to make the world a better place...I'll be sure to keep the word count high.

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  15. Boiled potatoes, yum!

    Sounds like a great race. Take pics, please.

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  16. It's going to be FUN and you have an excuse to come out west! Maybe we'll all sit around the campfire holding hands singing Kumbaya. I'm sure you boys have been so eager to do that together.

    This race has been on my radar for awhile now...so glad to be doing it.

    Now, I need to go learn who Jill is - my fellow woman.

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  17. Kate and I have smiliar radar systems apparently. And tell Andrew, "Yes!!"

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  18. Good luck with this race - sounds absolutely awesome.

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  19. At first I thought "oh crap. I never responded to his email." but now I'm thinking I did? The one about why we run? Did I reply? I'm so not organized...

    Anyway. A blog meetup! Should Jill be running a 'thon? ;) I doubt I can pull that off as I am in a friend's wedding the weekend after. Boo.

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  20. I wish I could join you for this one! Maybe one day...

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  21. Kate posted on this! Sounds amazing with all the redwoods. I love Northern Cali! Go Card! :D

    Thanks for the visual on the make-up (make out) session. :P

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  22. That sounds so totally cool! And so close to home! And I LOVE trail running! But alas my body and mind aren't ready for that mileage at this time.

    Enjoy it! Can't wait to hear about it.

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  23. Man that sounds amazing - looking forward to getting into trail running later this year. Good luck!

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  24. Looks like a beautiful race, wish I could make it.

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  25. Congrats on the signup!
    sounds (looks) incredible

    Derek

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  26. Geez, now that Kate, Patrick, and you have wrote about this I can't. Thanks alot Kovas. BTW, Coach Jill has to assign this run to Andrew. No wait, he's Canadian, right? Never mind.

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  27. That sounds like an awesome race! And, how fun that so many of you will be doing it together! :)

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  28. That sounds like a blast. I really wish I could fit that into my schedule because it would be so fun to hang with you guys!!

    No tongue? Am I the only one that is going to comment on that? Really? :)

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  29. Just found your blog. Looks to be a great one :).
    You're gonna love S2S. It's a really beautiful course, especially through Big Basin. I'm still toying with the idea, but I don't think my hips will let me, even walking all of the downhills...we'll see. I've done a lot of trail running/hiking in Northern CA, and a ton of PCTR events. It's neat that you have a group going. Have fun, Ann

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