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The Marathon Rookie Times, Issue #0014
August 28, 2006




Did you race this weekend?

Chef Marathon Rookie's Kitchen


I was intrigued by a picture I recently saw in the newspaper that showed NBA superstars LeBron James and Dwayne Wade. The two were sitting on a bench following a workout with Team USA and both were covered in huge ice bags from their feet to their thighs. I thought, “Wow! These guys ARE human!” While I am not a huge basketball fan, I am a huge sports fan in general and see these two guys as the elite of the elite in professional sports. Both are phenomenal athletes with God-given abilities most of us simply do not have.

Seeing this picture made me feel great! It seems I use ice about every day and sometimes it just gets plain annoying. However, seeing this picture reminded me that even the best of the best have to properly recover from a strenuous workout in order to improve their performance.

So when you are feeling aches and pains, just know that it is part of getting better. Don’t just think you are a wimp and no one else is feeling the same pain. They are.

Take it from the pros, take care of your body following a workout and reap the rewards of improved performance.

Action Steps:

• Ice any sore areas in your legs for 15 minutes following training runs, particularly your long run of the week

• Enjoy faster recovery and better performance your next run


"Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"

- Peter Maher, Irish-Canadian Olympian and sub-2:12 marathoner

Did you race this weekend?

Did you run an event this weekend? Share your experience and suggestions with other readers whether it was a 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon or other event.

Chef Marathon Rookie's Kitchen

Strawberry Salad


3 medium bananas, sliced

1 (20 oz) can chunk pineapple (do not drain)

1 box frozen strawberries

Large box strawberry jello

1½ cup water


Fix the jello using ONLY the 1½ cups of water. Add the bananas, pineapple WITH juice, and strawberries. Chill, then add topping.


Cool Whip (just normal size)

8 oz sour cream

¾ cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients and add to jello mixture.

Nancy Clark's Food Guide For Marathoners is a great resource for nutrition during training.

Happy Running!

Brad Boughman

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