Sunday, January 29, 2012

Weekend Results

It was a great weekend of running atop Monte Sano at the 18th annual Mountain Mist 50km, directed by Fleet Feet Huntsville owners Dink and Suzanne Taylor.

Making his ultra running debut, Brad Shroeder led the team with a 3rd place podium finish in an astonishing time of 4:14:15 on a very muddy and slow course.  DeWayne Satterfield was top master and has finished all 18 "mists".  Kathy Youngren was a repeat winner for the women, followed by team mate Katie Maehlmann in second place.

Official Results

3 4:14:15 Brad Schroeder
6 4:25:41 DeWayne Satterfield
7 4:26:42 Blake Thompson
8 4:33:10 Tim Vinson
10 4:37:30 Erik Debolt
18 4:46:00 Brett Wilks
21 4:52:30 David O'Keefe
25 4:56:53 Eric Patterson
27 5:00:52 Timothy Pitt
33 5:09:20 Kathy Youngren
39 5:26:29 Katie Maehlmann
41 5:28:52 Rick Maehlmann
42 5:30:02 Eric Fritz
56 5:42:38 Robert Youngren (ran the "double")
62 5:50:56 Christy Scott

Gear Review: Honey Stinger Waffle by Eric Charette

The Waffle from Honey Stinger... tasty treat best suited for coffee or valid fueling option for running long distances?  How about both!

The Product:  Waffle from Honey Stinger.  Comes in regular, vanilla and strawberry flavors.

Ingredients: Organic wheat flour, organic palm fruit oil, organic rice syrup, organic cane sugar, organic honey, organic whole wheat flour, organic soy flour, sea salt, organic soy lecithin, organic spices, baking soda.

Nutritional Information: 180 calories, 7 grams of fat, 55mg of sodium, 21 grams of carbs (from 14 grams of sugar).  They are certified organic also.

Pricing: They come for $22.24 on the Honey Stinger website for a box of 16, though you can find them on Amazon for as low as $14.99.

The Good:  I have been using the waffle as fueling to my pre-running routine for about six months.  I take a single one about an hour before I run.  They are gooey (apologize for the technical terminology) and oh so tasty.  I usually break them in half (while still in the package, which keeps any crumbs inside the wrapper) and then eat them in two bites.  They taste far superior to most energy bars, which some can taste like cardboard.  They seem to provide just the right amount of fueling that I need to get started into my long run or race and last me about an hour before I feel the need to refuel.  They do not upset my stomach at all, nor do they sit like a rock in my belly either.  I joked above about them going well with coffee... no joke here.  They double as a great snack in the morning with my coffee for days when I forget to eat.  They have better nutritional value than a candy bar and pack in enough energy to get me through to lunch most days.

The Bad:  There really isn't much that is bad about the waffle, but maybe areas of improvement!  The packaging at times can be tough to open.  I want to take the back flap and rip it down, keeping the crumbs inside but times you have to tear the entire package open to get inside.  Also, I really can't tell the difference between the regular and the vanilla flavors, though I have not tried them side by side.   I tried to eat them on the run, but being solid (not mashable gel) they did not fit into my hand held bottle as well as a gel.

Summary:  When have you ever found something that tastes great, can be used as a morning snack, a pre-run fueling option and comes at a great price?  The Honey Stinger Waffle has it all and I highly recommend it.

Friday, January 27, 2012

This Weekend

The Fleet Feet Racing Team takes to the trails this weekend atop Huntsville for the mighty Mountain Mist 50km. Here are the members who will vie for top honors.
2 Rob Youngren
3 DeWayne Satterfield
4 Eric Charette
6 Tim Vinson
8 Erik Debolt
9 James Falcon
10 Blake Thompson
11 David O'Keefe
12 Brett Wilks
18 Kathy Youngren
24 Eric Fritz
28 Tim Pitt
34 Katie Maehlmann
69 Eric Patterson
76 Randy McFarland
288 Rick Maehlmann
331 Brad Schroeder

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Weekend Results

Congrats to Lynn Curry who raced to a 4th place female finish at the Auburn Classic Half Marathon this past weekend. Originally scheduled for Saturday, the race was delayed a full day as torrential rains swept through the state. Places 2nd, 3rd and 4th were all within 33 seconds! Full Results

Saturday, January 21, 2012

2012 Fleet Feet Racing Team

The Fleet Feet Racing Team was created to increase awareness about Fleet Feet Sports, assist in marketing of the store and to provide unity amongst some of the most skilled runners in the local area. The 2012 team is a collection of runners who focus on building the sport in our community via stewardship, being a role model, participation in training programs, voluntarism and achieving competitive race results. They were selected based on the competitive performance, ambassadorship and volunteerism they demonstrated during the 2011. Fleet Feet, along with our sponsors of Nike, Honey Stinger, Swiftwick Socks and FuelBelt are proud to announce the 2012 Racing Team.

Congrats and we are excited for the upcoming season!

Women's Team
Lynn Curry
Candace Jacobs
Jill Koch*
Katie Maehlmann
Caitlin Morris
Dana Overton
Lisa Rawlings
Christy Scott
Kathy Youngren

Men's Team
Donald Bowman
Victor Brown*
Eric Charette
Marty Clarke
Jim Clemens*
Erik DeBolt
James Falcon
Eric Fritz
George Heeschen
Andrew Hodges*
Rick Maehlmann
Randy McFarland
David O'Keefe
Eric Patterson
Tim Pitt
David Rawlings
Greg Reynolds
DeWayne Satterfield
Brad Schroeder
Dink Taylor
Blake Thompson
Tim Vinson
Robert Whitaker*
Brett Wilks
Brandon York
Robert Youngren

*New teammate for 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Weekend Results

Congratulations to Tim Vinson and David O'Keefe from Fleet Feet Racing Huntsville who both crushed the Chevron Houston Marathon this morning.  While not running together early on, they ended up running in the last few miles together, pushing each other to outstanding times of 2:45:26 and 2:45:28 respectively.  Tim was 79th overall (2nd in his age group) and David was 80th overall (14th in his age group).  David set a personal best by 13 minutes and Tim ran his second sub 2:48 marathon in the past month.  There were 7,606 finishers!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

This Weekend

Good luck to Tim Vinson and David O'Keefe who take their months of training and hard work on the road to Houston for the Chevron Houston Marathon.  Both of these guys will be chasing a time in the 2:40's if the weather cooperates!  Good luck fellas.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Weekend Results

Congrats to DeWayne Satterfield who was the overall winner at Recover from the Holidays 50k on Saturday in Huntsville.  Warmer than normal temperatures didn't slow DeWayne down as he ran 3:50:59!  Tim Vinson also broke the magical 4 hour mark.

There were many race team members who came out to train, compete and volunteer which was great to see!  Pictured below is race director Eric Charette with DeWayne and his hand made finisher award.

Overall PlaceGender PlaceNameGenderAgeCity, StateTimePace
1Dewayne  Satterfield  M47Huntsville, AL 3:50:597:27
2Tim  Vinson  M47Madison, AL 3:56:357:38
4Brett  Wilks  M31Huntsville, AL 4:12:258:09
5Eric  Patterson  M39Athens, AL 4:14:458:13
8Erik  Debolt  M29Madison, AL 4:21:308:26
18 17Jon  Elmore  M45Decatur, AL 4:52:309:26