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The Marathon Rookie Times, Issue #009
April 27, 2006


Conserve Energy


Chef's Recipe of the Week

Conserve Energy

Conserving energy is key during training and race day. Practicing simple techniques in your running form during training will pay off tremendously on your big day.

Be aware of any tension in your shoulders. Chances are that late in your runs, you will find yourself running with your shoulders held up. Let your arms dangle by your sides for a few seconds and shake out the tension.

Step out, not up.

Stay at your comfortable pace so you can give it your all to and across the finish line.

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"You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming."

- Frank Shorter, 1972 Olympic Marathon Gold Medalist

Chef Marathon Rookie's Recipe of the Week

Spaghetti with Spinach


1 large can stewed tomatoes

1 can tomato paste

1 can tomato soup

cup ketchup

1 (10 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed

1 small chopped onion

1 green bell pepper

Dash of salt and pepper

Others spices (add to taste): Oregano (1 tsp) Cumin (1/2 tsp) Garlic (1/2 tsp)

2-3 lbs. lean ground beef

1 lb. ground sausage

Your favorite noodles (cooked)


Brown beef and sausage (drain well). Add all ingredients to drained beef and sausage. Simmer until hot and bubbly, stirring occasionally. Excellent for simmering in crock pot for 2-4 hours. Add sauce to noodles (cooked as instructions call for on the noodles/pasta of your choice).

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


Marathon & Half Marathon Packages
Visualization CD and eBook

Happy Running!

Brad Boughman

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