Have you ever thought about running a marathon or how about attempting a triathlon? My guest tonight has run 2 marathons in the last 12 months and set a goal for herself of running a 50-mile Ultra marathon. There are 700 marathons held in the United States each year, and over 1,000 triathlons. 518,000 people completed 26.2 mile marathons in America last year and that total is expected to rise in 2012. The biggest marathons are held annually in New York, Chicago and of course, Boston. Technology has invaded the fitness world as well as the ultra competitive sports of running marathons, 5 and 10Ks and competing in triathlons.
Our special guest… Jessica Silverman, who happens to be a college student by day and a fitness instructor and marathon runner in her free time. She has completed 2 marathons in the last 12 months and is currently training for her third. Down the road, she would like to run a 50-mile ultra marathon. She teaches indoor cycling and is also a belly dancer. She’s a psychology major at the University of Missouri and looks forward to earning a PhD in Psychology and possible a law degree.
1. Did you get a run in today?
2. Do you have a set training schedule, or does it depend on how you feel on a particular day?
3. Do you train differently when you are preparing for a race, than when you are kind of “in between” races? – Trend with athletes to go “Gluten-free” talk about that…
4. Talk a little about equipment you use, shoes, etc or any technology you use in your training or racing…
5. Have you used any of the new apps or devices like the Jawbone Up! or various devices from the likes of Nike for your running?
6. You also teach fitness and you belly dance, is that the extent of the cross-training you do?
7. Do you keep track of your training and workouts in chart form, on a computer… etc
8. Women almost seem more dedicated than men when it comes to working out, running, fitness in general… is that something you’ve noticed as well.
9. Talk about the day before and the day of a race like a marathon. What do you eat, drink and put in your body to prepare?
10. I would guess the recovery period after a race is just as important. What does recovery consist of?
11. You have an ultimate goal of running an ultra-marathon- explain what that is to the listeners and how do you go about training for something like that?
12 The one piece of modern technology you can’t live without in personal life or athletic endeavors?
App of the Week: Out Tri
You don’t have to be training for a triathlon to use this app. The developers Dawn and Ryan Holman are fitness nuts, but also app developers in their spare time. This is their second app, and first for iOS devices. “Ryan handles the tech side of things,” says Dawn. “I take care of the artistic side of things.” Out Tri is actually 6 apps in one. An events list, training log, checklist, calculator, GPS tracker, and timer. Triathletes and fitness enthusiasts alike can keep a record of their past race times and set new goals for upcoming events. In addition, the app keeps track of essential statistics such as distance, pace, and time during training sessions and provides a simple interface for logging each session. The app includes several features to help racers prepare and train for triathlons, duathlons, marathons, and more. Out Tri is a bargain at $4.99 for your iDevice.