2018 Northeast Team Beef Members

 

Ashley Sears Randle

South Deerfield, MA

Occupation- Member Services Director, Northeast Dairy Producers Association
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  From distance running to eating a well-balanced diet, beef plays an important role in my diet as a recovery source of lean protein. Growing up on a dairy farm, I was accustomed to weekly dinners that featured beef as the main dish. As I attended college and later entered the work force, I incorporated beef into my diet to provide energy, lean protein, and iron. Once I got into distance running and fitness, I quickly learned the importance of good nutrition to improve my performance and beef has helped me to achieve that.
Favorite cut of beef?  Filet Mignon, I usually eat beef weekly.
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  Being able to lead a healthier lifestyle, lose and maintain weight, meet others that share a common interest, and find out that I'm much stronger mentally than I thought I was.
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Small steps eventually lead you to your ultimate goals...don't forget that everyone lines up at the starting line but not everyone prepares to finish. Put in the time with training, nutrition, and most importantly have fun and you will reap the joys and benefits of running!

 

Rachel Tambling 

(Rachel is on the left)

Hartford, CT

Occupation-  College Professor (and also track and field coach, spinning and yoga teacher)
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  Beef is not only an important component of the diet of a runner, but the perfect lean protein for athletes. One of the keys to success as a runner is a proper diet that supports the caloric and nutrient needs of the runner. All endurance athletes need delicious, filling, nutrient-dense foods that are quick and easy to prepare. Offering lean protein, rich in nutrients runners need like iron and zinc, beef is the perfect choice. Beef also offers the flavor variety athletes crave, with preparation options for every budget and taste. From filet on date night to meatloaf Sunday, beef offers great choices for every taste. Beef is easy to prepare and offers the rich, satisfying taste runners love and the protein, vitamins, and minerals runners need. Athletes can be confident that, when they’re choosing beef, they’re choosing a lean protein that offers nutrition to support an active lifestyle.
Favorite cut of beef?  I eat ground the most, but I love a sirloin steak! I usually eat beef 6 days a week.
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  I paced my mom in her first 5k ever, at age 57. Seeing her cross the finish line, and knowing I inspired her to keep going when she felt like she couldn’t, is one of my best running memories.
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Have fun! Stay in the moment and enjoy! Don’t wish away the discomfort or worry about your performance. Enjoy the run for the pure joy of running with these people, on this day, in this race. 

 

Terrence Young

Shrewsbury, MA

Occupation-  IT Specialist
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  Long runs during marathon training and multisport events (triathlon) really beat up my muscles. I use every trick to recover as quickly as possible, and lean beef includes more than just protein. Plus, it just taste great!
Favorite cut of beef?  Top sirloin, I usually eat beef 2-3 times each week
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  2x NE champion high school 300 intermediate hurdler, NE collegiate champion long jumper, USATF club national champion triple jumper
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Take it slow, enjoy the journey, and the results will come.

 

Christina Lood

West Orange, NJ

Occupation-  Public Affairs & Communications for Zoetis
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  Protein & iron!
Favorite cut of beef?  Filet Mignon, I usually eat beef 1-2 times each week.
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  My favorite aspect of running is exploring new, beautiful places on the power of my own two feet. Having moved often for my career, I love that running gives me a way to connect with other people in new-to-me places. I'm proud of my PRs (mostly set in 2014): 3:45 marathon, 1:42 half marathon. While I'm not chasing PRs anymore, I continue to be motivated to run for health, fitness and fun!
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Volume before speed and have fun!

 

Chrissy Carroll

Shrewsbury, MA

Occupation-  Dietitian / Blogger Extraordinaire at Snacking in Sneakers
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  It's an excellent source of protein that helps with muscle repair & recovery. And as a female runner, the highly bioavailable iron is key for preventing anemia. Plus, it tastes great!
Favorite cut of beef?  Sirloin tip steak (cooked in a cast iron skillet!) I usually eat beef 2-3 times each week.
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  My biggest running achievement was completing my first full marathon in Maui back in 2010. I was as slow as a turtle wading through peanut butter but crossing that finish line felt amazing!
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Just start. Don't think about when to do it or if you have the perfect gear or perfect training plan. Just throw your shoes on and start moving. You don't have to run a hundred miles each week to get into longer distance races.

 

Billie Jo Kiel

South Royalton, VT

Occupation-  Producer Relations Manager, Horizon Organics
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  Beef contains all of the essential amino acids and is known as a "complete" protein source. Beef contains 25 grams of protein in a serving! Protein is needed to build and maintain muscle, which is very important to meet and exceed your training goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Favorite cut of beef?  I cannot pick just one, but a few of my favorites are brisket, Delmonico and rump roast. I usually eat beef every day!
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  I raise a few cows for beef on our small Vermont farm. As a new runner I do not have too many running achievements, but I try to beat my time each run.
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  I am a beginning runner, but plan to run a race at least once a month this year.

 

Amanda Peretich

Prince Frederick, MD

Occupation-  Co-owner & head coach of Calvert CrossFit North
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  Lean beef is high in protein and great for fueling your body during exercise!
Favorite cut of beef?  Filet Mignon, I usually eat beef 4 times each week.
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  Finally part of the MCM Runner’s Club (5 Marine Corps marathons - one with a sprained ankle!)
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Just keep running - it only gets better from here :)

 

Jordan Craig

(Jordan is on the left)

Washington, D.C

Occupation-  Director, Grassroots Program Development at American Farm Bureau Federation
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  Lean protein from beef fills me up and provides for easy refueling.
Favorite cut of beef?  Flank steak, I usually eat beef 4-5 times each week.
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  Finishing the Marine Corps Marathon.
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Stay consistent and you can always run faster than you think you can.

Carole Stevenson

(Carole is on the left)

Edgewater, NJ

Occupation-  Physician Assistant
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you? 
Protein intake is important for building muscle mass, which will help with endurance and speed. Beef is versatile and delicious and goes great with pasta!
Favorite cut of beef?  Filet Mignon, I usually eat beef 2-3 times each week.
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  Finishing the NYC marathon under goal time and with reserve in the tank. Plus being able to walk immediately afterward and on subsequent days.
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Just get out and run. Walk if you have to. Don't worry about time, just get the miles in. 

 

Marty Tatman

Washington, D.C

Occupation-  Director, Program Development at American Farm Bureau Federation
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  Beef provides me with the protein, nutrients and minerals that I need to put in my miles. It also tastes great!
Favorite cut of beef?  Ribeye steak, I usually eat beef 2-3 times each week.
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  Completing my first half and full marathons were major milestones for me. I had never ran a race over 7 miles before my half. Once I started running more half marathons, I got hooked and set my eyes on a full.
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Enjoy slowly adding miles to trainings runs, make sure to have a good music play list and always stretch.

Karen A. Edsall

Virginia Beach, VA

Occupation-  Special Education Assistant
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  I include beef in my training regimen to replace the muscle that I have lost.
Favorite cut of beef?  Filet Mignon and a Ribeye steak. I usually eat beef 4-5 times each week.
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  My highlights are just being able to enjoy the peace of running. I have lost 100 lbs. from running and I love how healthy I feel.
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Make it your race. Run for you and no one else. Don't let anyone ever tell you "You Can't."

Claude Chew

Fork Union, VA

Occupation-  Laboratory Specialist Senior
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  It is an important part of recovery and rebuilding muscle tissue that breaks down during workouts. Plus, it's a great source of Iron and B vitamins for ensuring energy levels stay up.
Favorite cut of beef?  Brisket! I usually eat beef once each week.
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  Completing my first 100k and marathon in 2015.
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Consistency is key, keep putting in easy base miles, make sure you get adequate nutrition and rest so that your body adapts to the stress of running in the long term.

Morgan Finton

Reston, VA

Occupation- Agile Coach
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  It's a nutrient-packed recovery food that is for any athlete in the process of crushing fitness goals.
Favorite cut of beef?  Skirt steak, I usually eat beef 2-3 times each week.
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  I never dreamed of being able to run a half-marathon. Now, I have run many and set goals to achieve them. My lifestyle has change - I am now healthy and active. Running has opened many doors athletically, personally, and mentally.
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Don't overdo it or get overwhelmed at first. "Shuhari" - you must crawl and then walk and then run. Mastering something will take time and you will "learn by doing". Get involved with other runners and get tips - they are free!

Karen Sanzo

Hampton, VA

Occupation-  Professor
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  Lean beef provides me the protein needed to repair muscles and aid a quick recovery from my training. As a long-distance runner, I rely on lean beef as an essential part of my nutrition. Additionally, the iron in lean beef helps to prevent anemia. On top of the nutritional benefits, it tastes terrific and is a central component of most of our family meals.
Favorite cut of beef?  Filet Mignon, I usually eat beef 4-5 times each week.
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  I ran my first marathon in February 2017 with a time of 3:49, followed by running my first ultramarathon in March 2017 and placed second female and fourth overall at the Bel Monte 50k.
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Take it slow and enjoy the process. It is not always easy, but hard work pays off. Also, join a local running club if there is one in your area. It is always great to show up to a race and see familiar faces in the crowd and to have a friend or two to run with on occasion.

Andrew O. Brooks Sr.

Haymarket, VA

Occupation-  Immigration Service Officers
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  Most important for a speedy recovery!
Favorite cut of beef?  T-Bone. I usually eat beef 3-4 times each week.
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  139 marathons including one in every state, two 100-mile finishes, 3:25 marathon personal best.
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Never forget why you started running!

Alden J Gibbs

Laurel, MD

Occupation-  System Administrator
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  The amount of protein I get in beef!
Favorite cut of beef?  Ribeye steak. I usually eat beef 3 times each week.
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  I’ve gotten faster. I have lost 70 pounds since running.
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Take your time stay the course. 

 

David Roy

Schoharie, NY

Occupation- Seed Research & Operations Manager
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  Beef helps in providing a balanced protein source for maintaining muscle mass. I'm a beef producer and a runner. What better way to support my product!
Favorite cut of beef?  New York Strip Steak. I usually eat beef 2-3 times each week.
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  I've place 1st in my age group in several marathons; but placing 3rd in the 2015 Miami Marathon was especially nice since 1st and 2nd were from other nations. What I enjoy most is when I can run a marathon with my son or daughter or both.
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Find a running partner or group that you can occasionally run with. You will have more fun, learn more and have someone to support, motivate when you need it.

Letty Marino

Virginia Beach, VA

Occupation- Network Systems Administration
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  Building lean muscle and quick recovery are the benefits I look for with lean beef.
Favorite cut of beef? Sirloin steak. I eat beef at least 3 times each week.
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  Running tough races that people had told me I would never be able to run.
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Enjoy the ride. Don't stress about running because then it becomes work and nobody likes having to work at something that just feels like work.

Nick Marino

Virginia Beach, VA

Occupation- Police Officer
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?  Good protein for muscle building and recovery and I like it
Favorite cut of beef? Filet! I eat beef at least 3 times each week.
Personal highlights/Greatest achievements with running?  Three marathons and a sub 2-hour half marathon
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Start easy and slowly add mileage and speed. Sign up for various races to make running more fun.