Northeast Team Beef Members

 

Ashley Sears Randle

South Deerfield, MA

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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. 
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 

Hartford, CT

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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. 
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

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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! 
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?  Take it slow, enjoy the journey, and the results will come.

  
   

Christina Lood

West Orange, NJ

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Occupation- Public Affairs & Communications for Zoetis Animal Health
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

Bolton, MA

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Occupation- Dietitian / Blogger Extraordinaire
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!
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

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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.
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

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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!
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?
Just keep running - it only gets better from here :)

Jordan Craig 

Washington, D.C

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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.
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?
Stay consistent and you can always run faster than you think you can.

Carole Stevenson

Edgewater, NJ

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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!
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

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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!
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 Esdall

Virginia Beach, VA

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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.
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."

Morgan Finton

Reston, VA

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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. 
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

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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.
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 Brooks Sr.

Haymarket, VA

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Occupation-  Immigration Service Officers
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?
Most important for a speedy recovery! 
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?
Never forget why you started running!

Alden Gibbs

Laurel, MD

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Occupation-  System Administrator
Why is including lean beef in your training regimen important to you?
The amount of protein I get in beef!
Tips of advice for a newbie runner?
Take your time stay the course.

 
 

 

David Roy

Schohaire, NY

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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!
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

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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.
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

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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!
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.