HFAR July Newsletter
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Houston Fit Adventure Racing Newsletter Put some ADVENTURE in your life!!!
July 2010

We hope this newsletter finds you happy, healthy, and hydrated!

Summer Season racers are getting geared up to compete in our end of summer season target race next week, Terra Firma's Texas State Championship Sprint Race #4 at Muleshoe Bend Park! We'd like to wish all our racers GOOD LUCK!

In This Issue
  • July Events
  • Nutrition Corner
  • Big Bend - A Land of Strong Beauty
  • 3 Ways to Run Through the Heat
  • Fall Season Will Begin Monday, August 30th!
  • Partner Spotlight
  • Newsletter Contributions

  • Nutrition Corner

    Nutrition for Recovery
    By Steve Mertz

    You've just put in a good several hour workout or race and are ready to feed the beast! But if you want to recover quickly so you can start training again right away, you need to pay attention to what you feed that beast with for maximum recovery!

    We have all heard the need to ingest carbohydrates and protein within 30 minutes of the workout with a ratio of 3:1 to 4:1 carbohydrates to protein to get that recovery started. But there are other things that one needs to help. There are vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids that are all very useful for helping to recover from the damage you just did to your body. What we will do in this article is break it down to show you what you want to eat and how it will help you move forward with that recovery.


    Big Bend - A Land of Strong Beauty

    Backpacking Big Bend
    By Asst. Coach Gabe Haarsma

    Big Bend National Park is one of the largest and least visited national parks. The park has it all from massive canyons, mountains, vast deserts to an ever changing river with hot springs. Lots of unique wild life, geology, and astounding night skies are to be enjoyed. This article will discuss things to consider for a backpacking trip for 3-4 days taking it all in.


    3 Ways to Run Through the Heat

    By Patrick McCrann
    Marathon Nation for Active.com

    Dealing with high temperatures and humidity on race day is a critical success factor: If you can't or don't know how to do it, your day could end prematurely and most likely your finishing time will fall far outside of your goal window.

    Dealing with high temperatures and humidity on race day is a critical success factor: If you can't or don't know how to do it, your day could end prematurely and most likely your finishing time will fall far outside of your goal window.


    Fall Season Will Begin Monday, August 30th!

    If you know of anyone looking to learn more about adventure racing or our training programs, please invite them out to our Fall Season Informational at REI - Galleria on Thursday, August 12th at 7pm.

    Registration for the Fall Season will open up ealry to mid August. We will be training for Texas Adventure Racing's Huntsville Hammer being held on Saturday, November 13th.


    Partner Spotlight

    We'd like to thank our local partner, Austin Canoe & Kayak located on Bissonnet, for helping Houston Fit AR members with their paddling needs!

    Stay cool this summer by paddling our local waterways. Austin Canoe & Kayak can help you find whatever you may be shopping for: boats, paddles, PFDs, gear, and much more!


    Newsletter Contributions

    If you've got something to say, we want to hear it! Email Cody & Bambi at organizer@ houstonfitar.com with your articles, photos, story ideas or suggestions, and we will try to include them in our next issue.


    July Events

    HFAR EVENTS

    • 7/08 - Social
    • 7/10 - Member Club Race
    • 7/17 - Target Race

    RACES AND EVENTS

    • 7/17 - Terra Firma Sprint, Sprint #4, Spicewood

    COMMUNITY

    • 7/13 - REI - Willowbrook, Map & Compass Basics
    • 7/14-7/15 - REI - Galleria, Advanced Bike Mechanics
    • 7/22 - REI - Willowbrook, Advanced Bike Maintenance
    • 7/24 - REI - Galleria and Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Cattail cleanup at Buffalo Bend Nature Park
    • 7/31 - REI - Galleria and Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Plant removal/cleanup at Tapley Tributary

    HOLIDAYS & SPECIAL DAYS

    • 7/04 - Independence Day

    BIRTHDAYS

    • 7/10 - Gabe H.
    • 7/10 - Katherine F.
    • 7/16 - Jeffrey A.
    • 7/26 - Kristian B.
    • 7/31 - Anna W.

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