Daily Dirt: February 28, 2013

first_imgShake, rattle, and roll. Vibram could be bad for ya’ bones.Vibram Rattles the Bones, ApparentlyBarefoot running. The running trend to end all running trends. Bigger than interval training. Bigger than short shorts. Bigger than Jared Leto as Prefontaine. Everyone is doing it, or at least you know someone is doing it. But a study coming out in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (Who gets this publication? Like, 3 people and their moms? Seriously, does this come in the mail?) says running in barefoot-mimicking shoes such as Vibram FiveFingers can increase the risk of foot bone injuries. While also backing up the claim that running in minimalist shoes, or none at all, can help strengthen leg and calf muscles, the stress on the bones was significant – especially for those just breaking into the trend. The conclusion was to ease into it even more gradually than the 10-week transition plan used in the study.A more comprehensive report on the report can be found at Runner’s World.U.S. Forest Service Changing Plans in PisgahThe U.S. Forest Service is revising the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan. The service is currently in the “Assessment” phase of the revision and will be collecting data and information on the current state of the forest, including public input at a series of meetings, before moving into the “Planning Period.” The plan was last updated in the mid-1990s, and obviously a lot has happened since then, so public input will be vital to how the Forest Service moves forward. There are a bunch of meetings coming up in March, so make sure you have a stake in the future of the forest by attending and letting your voice be heard. More on the revision and the meeting times, locations, etc. can be found on the Forest Service Website.Sierra Nevada Crushing It in N.C.Sierra Nevada’s new brewery on the banks of the French Broad in Mills River, N.C. will be the latest addition to the already renowned beer scene in and around Asheville. The state of the art facility is shaping up nicely according to their blog, with shiny equipment being installed around the clock. This is obviously great news for Asheville, but also for North Carolina and the East Coast in general where the fresh pale ale will flow like wine. Anyway, on their blog they have a pretty good rundown of what it takes to get a major brewery running and the priorities of building the facility from scratch.Check it out.last_img read more

Trackers struggle in big loss to Camrose

first_imgThe Vikings led 2-0 after the first, and 6-1 after the second period before scoring another four goals in the third.The lone goal for the Trackers was scored by Matthew Apsassin, and the assist went to Brandon Howard.Both goaltenders got time in the game. Logan Edwards started the game and was pulled after allowing five goals on 21 shots, and Tavis Veins allowed five goals on 12 shots down the stretch.- Advertisement -Shots at the end of the game were 33-30 in favour of Camrose.Next for the Trackers is a game tonight as their road trip continues against the Leduc Roughnecks.last_img read more