Trail Running Study – Seminar 1

Thanks to those who came to the Sunday afternoon seminar for the Trail Running Research Study.

This was our first of our weekly educational seminars, which covered an overview of the Astaxanthin Supplement and the Workout Program.

I had a single one-page handout (pasted below) and you can listen to the audio file below (there are two “a” and “b” – because I dropped the recorder and had to restart – ha ha)!

The study is off to a great start! Please let me know if there are any questions?



Trail Running Seminar 1

Astaxanthin Origin: (Haematococcus pluvialisis) = NATURAL

Astaxanthin is a unique fat-soluble carotenoid; it can be found in a variety of sources, such as micro-algae, or salmon, trout, shrimp, and krill. The algae starts off in a green colored state, and as it is subjected to sunlight, produces red/pink astaxanthin to protect itself from ultraviolet light damage.

Astaxanthin Supports

  • Energy Production (Mitochondrial Protection)
  • Eye & Brain Health
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Joint Health
  • Healthy Skin / Sun Protection


  • Crosses the blood/brain barrier
  • Spans the entire cell membrane (hydrophilic outer and hydrophobic inner membrane)
  • Inability to become a pro-oxidant
  • Reduces CRP (inflammation)
  • Protects mitochondria & enhances energy production


Tempo – “good workout” –

  • RPE = 6-7
  • loosen the legs – free the mind

Intervals – “speed”

  • RPE = 7-9
  • hard – easy – NOT “medium”

Hills – “strength”

  • RPE = 7-9
  • hard – easy – NOT “medium”

Long Slow Distance (LSD) – “endurance”

  • RPE = 5-7
  • Fat-Burning enzymes
  • 60min+

Weekly Goal:

  • 1 Interval workout
  • 1 Hill workout
  • 1 LSD workout
  • Other workouts = weights, cross-training, Tempo
Shawn M Talbott, PhD, CNS, LDN, FACSM, FAIS, FACN
Nutritional Biochemist and Author
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