Friday, August 30, 2013

How an App That Tracks Circulation, Metabolism Helps Your Body

As a kid, Ryan Archdeacon asked his parents for a microscope so he could analyze sewer samples and bits of dental plaque. Now Archdeacon is building a lifestyle app he hopes will help people better connect with their bodies.

The One Aura app (free on iOS) pairs with compatible biosensors to give real-time data about your body's metabolism and circulation. Users just have to wear one of the seven approved Bluetooth-connected biosensors (listed in the iTunes app description). The app will show live metrics in clean data visualizations.

The app currently focuses on metabolism and circulation because they are important indicators of how the body is doing, Archdeacon told Mashable.

"A lot of people don't understand their metabolism," he said, citing weight management as a problem that could be helped if they did.

Circulation, meanwhile, is "so foundational to our long-term health and well-being." Archdeacon points out that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

Read the full Mashable story by clicking the link:

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sunnyside Cross Country

We had a great turn-out last week for the first week of Cross Country club. In spite of the heat, we are looking forward to a great second week starting today.

Any Sunnyside runners still looking to join us are more than welcome to do so. Simply retrieve a permission slip from your PE teacher, have it completed by your parent/guardian and return it to any PE teacher. Then, meet in the large gym after school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Also, please know that we are sensitive to the hot conditions and will be providing ice water, frequent breaks and access to shade. And, the forecasted afternoon winds should be most helpful. 

Happy Running, 

Coach Acher

Monday, August 26, 2013

High school roundup: West Lafayette runners push No. 1 Carmel

Journal & Courier

CARMEL – Fourth-ranked West Lafayette served notice in its girls cross country opener Saturday that there is life after Bobbie Burgess and Cailey Daluga.

Kristen Johnson’s victory in the 4K race helped the Red Devils place second to top-ranked Carmel, 11-25, at the Carmel Classic. The top two runners for each team from the 5K, 4K and 3K legs comprised the team score.

The full story is here:

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tecumseh JHS and Jefferson HS Cross Country Schedules

Click HERE to see the Tecumseh Junior HS Cross Country schedule. 


Click HERE to see the Jefferson HS Cross Country schedule. 

Good Luck Bronchos! 

Wabash River Runners Club presents "The River Run" 10 Miler, Saturday, August 17th


  • Date: August 17, 2013
  • Time: 7:30 AM Start. The course will close after 4 hours, at 11:30AM.
  • Location: Start/Finish at Fort Ouiatenon
  • Distance: 10 miles
  • Entry fee: $30 until the field is filled or through midnight online, August 10, 2013 EDT.
    • Late entry or race day entry is $40 (cash only) if the race is field has not been filled in advance.
    • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
$2 of each entry will go to the Tippecanoe County Parks and Recreation Department


This will be a 10 Mile Trail Race on the Wabash Heritage Trail in West Lafayette, IN, heading from Fort Ouiatenon to West Lafayette and back (map to come soon). Most of the trail is single track, but there is a short section along a paved rural road, and also a section of paved trail within the city limits. The multiple surfaces mean that you need to be prepared for pavement, as well as muddy single-track trail. Mother Nature dictates the condition of the unpaved conditions as well as the weather.
Click here for a redirect to get all the details. 

Purdue Half Marathon Training: Solid heading into Week 3

Great job to everyone in the half marathon program for their work over the past week. Two weeks down and ten weeks to go. Step-by-step, we are building the base needed to complete our goal.

Good luck with this week's training plan.

Sunnyside Cross Country: Sign Ups Strong During Orientation

Preparations are being made for intramural Cross Country at Lafayette Sunnyside Intermediate School (LSIS). We will get started on our seven week program on Tuesday, August 20th; a week after the start of school.

We had a lot of interest during the three orientation days last week and we already have 21 student-athletes signed up! 

Looks like we are off to a great start. 

Registration for the program will remain open up for the duration of the program. Student-Athletes simply need to have the registration form, available through the PE department, completed and returned during PE class or during the activity time. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Half Marathon Training has started and you can still join!

This week starts our 12 week training program targeting the Purdue Boilermaker Half Marathon set for October 19th.

If you're still on the fence about participating, feel free to join us this Saturday at the Lilly Nature Center at the Celery Bog Park for a group run. We'll get you more info on the program and a chance to participate in the group run. Come ready to run and join us at 7am.

See you there.