Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SCAN Symposium 2016, Portland, Oregon: Prescriptions for Sustainable Health, Performance and Practice

Twenty-Three (23) CPEUs for the Symposium program will be requested from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CPE from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is also anticipated.

This week’s blog post features Amby Burfoot, editor of Runner’s World magazine.  Amby won the 1968 Boston Marathon, and has been a Runner's World editor continuously since 1978. The author of numerous books, including the just-released "First Ladies of Running," he has run more than 110,000 miles in his career, including 53 consecutive Manchester CT Road Races on Thanksgiving Day.

Amby’s presentation titled: “Where the Rubber Meets the Road…and the Dining Table” will discuss the science and applications and experiences of a lifetime runner (69 yrs old; 110,000 miles), Boston Marathon winner (1968) and 35-Year Runner's World editor.  The presenter will describe all the dietary views and approaches he has seen, and tried, during his long marathon career. Among other things, he was a human-subjects guinea pig in the first trials of an early sports drink. He explains who (and what) he trusts, and doesn't trust, and how various nutrition "experiments" have worked for him. He also characterizes the views and attitudes of Runner's World's 2-million-plus monthly readers, now more than half female.