Hi and welcome! This is a special part of Roadskater.net for anyone who loves, or thinks they might grow to love, the awesome 2-day Tour to Tanglewood skate and bike ride (skride) for Multiple Sclerosis. It shows links to photos, articles, maps and more from our roadskating and cycling team members who have participated in Tour to Tanglewood every year since 1999.
While some loss of strength is inevitable, the researchers found that older athletes who participated in exercise programs showed significantly more muscle strength that people of similar age who didn’t exercise. Maintaining muscle strength can be a key component of successful aging, as past research has shown that its loss in seniors is correlated to an increased risk of falling, a significant cause of age-related trauma.
So here we are in the Preseason, per Rob Bell's Periodization article I referred to for the Offseason. This should be a six week block of low-intensity technique work (drills), and cross-training (if you like that sort of thing).
Just as I feared, the Offseason threw me out of my routine and into a funk-and-a-half. So it's taking me some time to get into the Preseason groove. Although there is something alluring about having nothing to do for half an hour except focus on rolling on one skate around half the football field (paved track).
Lose all what, exactly? I can't say that this year's training and peaking event season has left me particularly buff, but I would like to retain what little muscle-tone and muscle-memory I did achieve. After some digging around online, I found an article by Rob Bell on inlineplanet, uploaded a few years ago: Periodization Training, Part 1: How to Make the Most of Your Training.
Bell separates the training calendar into these phases:
Submitted by roadskater on Sun Aug 21 2011 11:45pm
Let the hot button pressing phrases begin. This article is a true kiss-kiss but it sure does speak well for the benefits of inline skating! Off we go.
First, of course, we learn that Ms. McCabe is "never been one to shy away from a challenge" and is "back in her size 10 jeans and has just completed a 27-mile rollerblade marathon." She is of course, "loving life and despite juggling motherhood and a busy career."
That's a beautiful life. Almost like a movie. How was the training? Oh you took your baby skating? Seems like it. “Every weekend, I had my rollerblades on pushing the pram through our local park and trying not to fall over.” Good job you didn't tip over the pram! Well no harm no foul. I'm sure baby wore a helmet.
Seriously? Isn't the point of the cheat meal that there are no rules? It's the payoff after many hard days of eating clean, right? In the second visit with my nutrition coach, I learned that the wrong cheat meal can throw off your diet for a few days, beginning the downward spiral in the dieter's trifecta -- self doubt, self loathing and depression. The good news is that you have a lot of latitude with cheat meals, and your body and your scale will guide you. The cheat meal has two purposes -- to replenish glycogen stores and to trick your metabolism. And, the harder you train in the days before your cheat meal, the more latitute you have in food choices. At least this is the way I understand it. If you are really carb depleting, the right cheat meal will register a loss of one or two pounds on the scale next morning. A good cheat meal won't move the scale at all the next morning.
My first cheat meal -- after 8 days on the diet -- was a real blowout.
SKATING AND COOKIE FESTIVAL
DATE: September 24, 2011
REGISTRATION FOR SKATE: 8:00
SKATE TIME: 9:00
REGISTRATION FOR COOKIE BAKE OFF: 9:05
COOKIE BAKE-OFF JUDGING AT APPROX 10:00
LOCATION: Dix Stadium (KSU), Summit Street in Kent, Ohio (Portage County)
SKATE CHALLENGE REGISTRATION FEE: $35, COOKIE BAKE-OFF: FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
****FREE GIFTS TO THE FIRST 50 SKATERS REGISTERED!!!****
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This is your chance to own the campus! The skate will take advantage of the newest leg of the bike and hike trail as well as the new esplanade through Kent State University's campus. Show the community that skating is alive and kicking in Portage County!
A MORNING FULL OF SKATING, COOKIES, MUSIC AND FUN! A FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT!
The Portage Bike and Hike trail has opened up its arms to skaters around the county!
If any of you reading this has experience with heat exhaustion or dehydration I would appreciate your comments. Yesterday ended badly and yesterday’s headache is still with me. I’m wrapped up in a blanket with the A/C cranked on meat-locker cold.
It was already 82 degrees at 7:30 Saturday morning when I packed up my bike to head to the Tour to Tanglewood Training Ride. There was no way I was going to miss the ride hosted by my favorite bike shop, Cycles de Oro. I prepared for the ride with a decent night’s sleep and a protein shake packed with oats and almond milk. I rode with two full water bottles, each containing a small scoop of Shaklee Performance, and my last pack of GU. Distance choices were 10, 20 and 36. I was happy to learn that I didn’t have to make the choice between 20 and 36 until 9 miles in, at the first rest stop.
Roadskater posed the
question briefly during one of our recent Silver Comet Trail skates: "What's that
calorie-per-pound number again?". I believed I knew the subject well until
I started to try to talk about it, whereby I realized the 3,500 number pertains
only to fat loss. So I made a note to revisit an article I had read by Tom
Venuto, on fitwatch.com.
Venuto refers to a study
by Dr. Kevin Hall (an 'investigator' at the National Institute of Health in
Bethesda, MD) published in the International Journal of Obesity sometime in
2008, researching the 'mechanisms regulating human body weight'.