Rose Bowl 1/2 Marathon Saturday, December 13th












Dirty Red is back on track and will be completing their expo year at the famous ROSE BOWL in Pasadena, California!  It will be first "Rose Bowl 1/2 Marathon" set up in the Court of Champions!

If you are in town, please come by and say hello to the DiRTY ReD family and check out our end of the year specials!     The DiRTY ReD family would like to thank you for a great year and all your support!  Have a fantastic Holiday Season and Happy New Year! Nicol Akins
TEAM DIRTY RED San Diego!
Team Dirty Red San Diego just completed their first 1/2 marathon together!  The Silver Strand Marathon in Coronado, CA was absolutely beautiful, dry and hot! 

Once you hit mile 9 and 10 you were quickly reminded of those California families that were dealing with the wild fires.  You could see the smoke over the horizontal near interstate 5 south!  This run will be dedicated to all those that have suffered in the fires this past month!

Silver Strand 1/2 marathon and TEAM DiRTY ReD had great energy! We even had TEAM DiRTY ReD fans cheering us along the way!  Let's congratulate Francesca and Chad for completing their first 1/2 marathon!  YEAH!!! Also, Abby, thanks for joining TEAM DiRTY ReD on the fly! Your energy was fantastic!

We will be hitting the pavement this Sunday with a nice little 8 mile run!  Everyone have a GREAT Thanksgiving Holiday and don't eat too much Turkey! Check out our schedule on meetup.com!

DiRTY ReD Racing Team

Check out the blog page for the DiRTY ReD Racing team. The racing team consists of the fastest 9 men and the fastest 9 women within Team DiRTY ReD Indiana. This blog will follow our runners on the many adventures of the team. From the 5k to the 100 miler, off road and on, through trails and mud. It's time to get out there and get a lil' dirty and have alot of fun.

BOTTLE DRAMA

Due to recent warnings, many runners are wondering if our plastic water bottles belong in the recycling bin.
By Christie Aschwanden

They're in our cars and gym bags. But due to recent warnings, many runners are wondering if our plastic water bottles belong in the recycling bin. Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical in polycarbonate bottles, has been linked to cancer, reproductive issues, and endocrine damage in animals. And while research is needed to determine whether BPA is dangerous to humans, animals given low doses of BPA—an amount equivalent to what people are presumed to ingest—have experienced health problems, says Scott Belcher, Ph.D., a runner and cell biologist at the University of Cincinnati. The FDA says polycarbonate bottles are safe, and a panel from the National Institutes of Health concluded that there is only "negligible concern" regarding BPA's effects on adults. Still, many people (including Belcher) prefer to avoid BPA. And the industry has responded: Nalgene has stopped making their bottles with BPA; Patagonia has pulled polycarbonate bottles from store shelves. Because runners can't stop drinking on the go, we asked some experts to weigh in on the plastic bottles available.
Bottled water
The polyethylene terephthalate ethylene (PETE) in these bottles doesn't contain BPA, but when scratched or heated, other chemicals could be released into your water, says Kathleen Schuler, author of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy's Smart Plastics Guide.Expert's take: Use just once.

Soft plastic bottles
Low-density and high-density polyethylene (LDPE, HDPE) bottles are BPA-free, but the plastic degrades with heat and harsh soaps.Expert's take: A good choice, but hand wash and rinse regularly. Water that sits too long develops a plasticlike taste.


Old Nalgene bottles
These were made of polycarbonate, which contains BPA. BPA can get into water, especially when the plastic is heated. Expert's take: Federal regulators consider these bottles safe, but Belcher recommends BPA-free versions.


To learn more about Bottle Drama and detailed information on various bottles and what chemicals are in your water bottles check out http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-242-302--12843-0,00.html?cm_mmc=nutrition-_-2008_10_02-_-nutrition-_-HEALTH%3a%20Bottle%20Drama

See ya!
PUBLISHED in Runner's World Online 09/03/2008