Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 13 - 21 Day Challenge 5K Prep - Best Run - New Gear - Tell your husband to watch what they eat

Wow, I had my best run today...What made the difference? Was it the days off? Was it the new gear (running tights)? What it the fact that my review isn't due until Dec 1st? Oh Yeah!

New Study just published in Nature reports for the first time that a father's diet can affect female offspring's health.  In the study, scientist fed male mice a chronic high fat diet before breeding which resulted in female offspring that had diabetes (increased body weight, adiposity, impaired glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity).  This was due to epigenetic changes, thus it is the first report in mammals of non-genetic, intergenerational transmission of metabolic sequelae of a HFD from father to offspring.

Nature 467, 963-966 (21 October 2010) | doi:10.1038/nature09491

Data Distance (Miles) Time per mile
10/8/10 1.73 11'40"
10/9/10 1.78 11'28"
10/10/10 1.6 10'07"
10/11/10 1.81 10'35"
10/12/10 Morning 1.71 Unknown
10/12/10 Evening 1.71 11'23"
10/13/10 Evening 1.01 14'00"
10/14/10 Rested Rested
10/15/10 Evening 1.58 10'40"
10/16/10 Evening 1.57 10'29"
10/17/10 Rested Rested
10/18/10 Morning 0.54 Average pace 9'32"
10/18/10 Evening ~1.95 (Iphone battery died) ~10'
10/19/10 Morning 1.40 12'44"
10/23/10 Evening 2.09 9'09"


  1. Days off definitely make a difference I think! Your legs feel like they have more juice, I think, when you first run after rest days. Maybe you should think about taking a day or two off from running right before your race... do yoga or ultimate instead those days. :) However, I also think new clothes could have something to do with it... I want some running tights!

  2. Thanks for the advice and for always having my back!