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Beware the Hot Dog

August 10, 2011 - I know, I love hot dogs too, and deli meats and all that good stuff, but read this article and you may think twice… Studies have found a direct correlation between consuption of hot dogs and other processed meats like bacon, sausage, and ham and cancer.  Specifically colorectal cancer.  Directly from the article: “Every 50 grams of processed meat you eat on a daily basis (that’s about one hot dog) increases your risk of colorectal cancer by 21 percent. And just as there is no safe level of smoking, no amount of hot dogs, bacon, sausage, ham or other … Continue reading
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Sickle Cell Reminder!

August 1, 2011 - Piggybacking off my last post… Just a reminder to ALL ATHLETES, that on your physicial you must show whether you have sickle cell trait.  For everyone, here is a reminder about Sickle Cell Anemia and Sickle Cell Trait, which tends to mimic heat stress.,0,676999.story Many young athletes, usually youth football players, have died due to complications of sickle cell trait and heat stress, not knowing they even had the trait.  PLEASE READ! Continue reading
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Overcoming the Opressive Heat.

July 29, 2011 - Ah, Summer.  We waited so long for you.  We thought of you as we watched friends’ cars get stuck in snowdrifts, as we found ourselves being an hour late to work by no fault of our own, and as we updated our collection of fleece jackets and UGG boots.  Spring went by in a blink and then Summer settled in.  It feels like we had about a week of nice weather before we had our streaks of heat.  First just a day or two, now it’s weeks at a time and even Metro relented and allowed the population to carry … Continue reading
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Workout Today 6/6

June 6, 2011 - All – Since too few people again would be available to meet up, we will hopefully try for Thursday 6/9.  If I don’t hear from at least 5 people for Thursday (by 7 am same-day), I will not try to organize any more conditioning sessions for the summer. For today if you choose, please do the following workout: Aerobic Warmup, then: 1 mile, 20 seconds slower than goal pace Rest 2:30 4 x 1/4 miles (one lap around the field or a track is a quarter mile), each at goal split pace.  For example, if your goal is to run … Continue reading
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Workout Today 6/2

June 2, 2011 - Who loves the heat??  If exercising outside, be sure you are out exercising no more than 30 minutes if you are not acclimated. Go inside to cool down if necessary.  Drink plenty of water. Unfortunately we won’t make the 5 person limit today, so we will shoot for Monday 6/7.  I hope you all are working out cause the fitness gap will catch up with you faster than you think 🙂  Remember, the goal is to be in shape prior to season start, not at the season’s end.  Take steps now to prepare. Please do the following workout today: Warmup … Continue reading
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Workout Today 5/26

May 26, 2011 - Not enough people were available to make our 5 person limit.  So, if you wish to work out on your own, please complete the following: Aerobic Warmup 3 sets of: 50 Mountain Climbers (knee in to chest), 50 Lunges (1 step = 1 lunge), 12 pushups 5 Minute recovery, then: 10 half-field sprints – endline to midfield with 30 second recovery 2:00 recovery 5 full-field sprints – endline to endline with 1 minute recovery Have a great day!  Do ballwork after sprints. Continue reading
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The Summer is ON – Health and Safety Tips

May 25, 2011 - When has summer break NOT been fun?  Well, considering I’ve had summer break every year since the age of 4…NEVER!  I have never been off the school schedule, the benefit of working AT a school, and I’m sure the reason why so many people become educators. In Southern California, where I grew up and lived the majority of my life, the summer heat was not so bad.  Being a dry, desert-like climate, even when the weather is 95 degrees, you can still manage because the humidity is under 10%.  There is a temperature difference under trees and next to buildings, … Continue reading
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Workout Thursday 5/26

May 25, 2011 - All Athletes who are able to meet at the Trinity Center at 9am tomorrow morning please email or text me by TOMORROW, 5/26, 7AM LATEST.  If I do not receive any word, or less than 5 people, I will not come to campus.  We will try again for Monday 5/30. Be sure to check your google spreadsheets for new information, and this blog for workouts completed at Trinity. Continue reading
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March to Finals Finally Finished!!!

May 18, 2011 - I hope everyone appreciates assorted alliterations added about this account, because the March to Finals is Finally Finished! I’m so proud of everyone who contributed to the inaugural Walking Challenge, the first of many. First of all, I’m happy that 75 people signed up to the challenge! Secondly, I’m happy that about 50% of the people who signed up actually entered into the log to chart their fitness! Finally, I’m happy that about 30% of the people who started charted from start to finish!  Yay! We had 30 Staff members, 33 Students, and 5 TC Members sign up.  I know … Continue reading
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Race Report – Big Sur International Marathon

May 16, 2011 -  Just south of the Santa Cruz Boardwalk  The Big Sur Marathon was so fun!  It was a huge bummer to find out several months ago that the course would change, and that we would not be able to run over the hallmarks of the course: over Hurricane Point and over Bixby Bridge.  However, doo-doo happens and I’ve driven that road many times so I was prepared to make the best of it! The weather for the week was about as amazing as weather gets on the CA coast: clear, low humidity, and a high of no more than 75 each … Continue reading
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Trinity Center for Women & Girls in Sports
125 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20017
Phone: 202-884-9092  Fax: 202-884-9099
Director: Jasmine-Symone Pruden

Trinity Center for Women & Girls in Sports
125 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20017
Phone: 202-884-9092  Fax: 202-884-9099
Director: Jasmine-Symone Pruden