Mark Sheehan from K-Swiss, along with Rod Dixon
Runners on the Westside have a new place to hang out–the new K-Swiss Performance Running shop at 2427 Main Street in Santa Monica. This great new space will serve as something of an LA Marathon clubhouse, and you can look forward to training runs, social events and discount days. In the meanwhile, stop by and say hi to Mark and Joe. Tell them the LA Marathon sent you.
That’s right, registration for the 2010 Los Angeles Marathon opens tonight at midnight. By now you probably know all about the new date–March 21st, 2010–and the new Stadium to Sea course. All that’s left is to swing by our new-look website and register. While you’re there, check out the video we just completed, which is a lot of fun.
Once you’re there, you’ll see that we’ve arranged a delicious menu of main dishes:
• Los Angeles Marathon
• Roadrunners training program
• Marathon + Roadrunners together
• New Performance Nutrition 5K–Our 5K is now on Saturday, March 20th, so you can run it as a warm-up and then run the LA Marathon the next day. Also, you’ll be able to run the 5K and pick up your Marathon number at the same time and place. How convenient is that?
• Marathon + 5K together
• Win Forever Dinner with Pete Carroll–You heard that right: Pete himself will be presiding over what used to be the carbo load dinner. Now it’s dinner plus a pep talk from the Man. A custom pre-marathon fire-up just for our runners. This will be a do-not miss event, and it takes place Saturday evening, March 20th.
Choose to participate in any or all of these great events. I can give you the inside tip that we’re putting a lot of time and effort into making each and every one of these events better than they’ve ever been before.
As I train for the Chicago Marathon, I’m working with nutritionist Matt Mahowald of New Performance Nutrition. Following his program has been enlightening. I’m learning, and losing, a lot. Something like a pound per week. And my runs are that much easier. One of the most useful things Matt has turned me onto is his excellent Whey Protein Powder. Almost daily I’m rocking a low-calorie, high-protein smoothie. It goes like this:
Empty a glass full of ice into the blender
Follow that with two scoops New Performance Nutrition chocolate protein powder
Add a banana, and then a glass of water
Finish with a tablespoon of either almond butter or peanut butter
Just the ticket as part of breakfast, a late afternoon snack or even as a late night protein boost.