Episode 208 – Adrienne Langelier Sports Psychologist

The RunRunLive Podcast Episode 208 – Adrienne Langelier Sports Psychologist

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Becca – Tribeccato.wordpress.com I work full time on computery stuff.  I am a mom to two young boys.  I started running  about 6 years ago to loose some weight.  That led to marathons.  Which led to triathlons.  I have been doing triathlons since the summer of 2010.  I have also picked up trail running to keep things fresh and exciting (as if triathlon isn’t exciting enough!)  2011 was an exciting year for me because I qualified for Boston and Nationals for Olympic Distance Triathlon,  completed an Ultra Marathon, and two 70.3 triathlons.

My goal is to use this site to document my training and life as I work towards completing my first full Ironman (St. George, May 5th 2012) and whatever other races and experiences happen along the way.   Hope you enjoy!

RunRunLive – Podcast Intro



Hello and welcome to the 2012 edition of the zombie hunting and unicorn slaying podcast.  I’ve got some great tips for you.  For instance, when you’re hunting zombies always remember to reload and aim high – it’s the head shots that count.  And always consider that machetes do not need bullets.

But, If you’re outpost is not under attack by swarms of merciless undead that’s ok because this is the RunRunLive podcast and this is Chris your host and we have a great show for you today.

I speak with Adrienne who is a athlete but also a sports psychologist.  She has some great stories about how to keep that big grey lump on top of your shoulders from getting int he way of your performances.

I also have two ad hoc Q&A sessions about treadmills with Rodger and Ms. Mendez.  Plus the usual dancing monkeys and laughing lemurs that you have come to expect.

I’ve been busy.  I haven’t been traveling but I have been busy.  If you follow me on the interwebs you’ll know that I have been suffering through the process of trying to re-learn how to swim.  Specifically I’ve been trying to unlearn my old stroke and learn the high-elbow catch.  It’s a struggle.  But I’m committed to learning and part of learning is persistence.

I’m going to swimming lessons at the YMCA in Lowell Ma.  My teacher is a college girl, Megan.  There’s only two people in the class so I monopolize her time.  Lowell is an old mill city.  As close to the bad part of town as it gets out where I live.  Last week when I was leaving there were couple of the colorful characters having some sort of battle in the parking lot.

I had to bail on my trainer ride after an hour last weekend because I was bored and I smelled burning rubber. Turns out it was coming loose – so it’s ok.  I have the trainer set up on my screened in porch that I have taken over with all my bikes and boxes of dirty bike parts.  This is good and bad.  The porch is protected somewhat from the elements but it is the same temperature as the outside.  This helps reduce the sweat volume but it’s still fairly chilly.

The Aero Bars I bought for my triathlon training on the bike just didn’t work out.  I took them out of the box and there were no instructions and it was just a big pile of parts and screws.  After considering it with my big brain for a while I called the place and said “I don’t think you sent me all the necessary parts.”  But it turns out I bought something for a specific type of handlebars and stem that I don’t own.

Stuart told me that the word triathlon means “Wallet Rape” in Greek.  I think this must be true.  It’s a constant stream of more crap that you’re supposed to buy.  It verges on the immoral the amount of capital people pour into this sport.  It’s supposed to be a hobby, right?  I guess I’m just a crotchety old fart, but I don’t want to play that game.  I just want to do the work.

The foot is still in remission.  It comes and goes.  Hopefully n a couple weeks I can get back on it.  All I need for that sport is my shoes and my dog.

Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

On with the show!


Audio clips in this episode:


RunRunLive » Audio Products » MidPackersLament » The Mid-Packer’s Lament Audio Book


It took me a few months…but I kept at it and now can present to you The Mid-Packer’s Lament Audio book.  This is ~50 running stories read into audio by the author (me) and ends up being 6-8 hours of audio.

The Mid-Packer’s Lament is a series of short stories on long distance running, racing and the human comedy inherent in all sports enthusiasts.  This is the perfect book for runners and wannabe runners.  There are stories about training, eating, special places and special races.  There are stories about the accidental athlete in all of us and the stupid things we do for even amateur endeavors.  Whether you are a weekend mid-pack runner or a competitive club runner, you’ll find something thought provoking and amusing that you can relate to in the Mid-Packer’s Lament.

Hope you enjoy consuming it as much as I enjoyed recording it!

Ciao, thanks, and I’ll see you out there.



Skits, commercials and parodies in this episode:

Story time:

Equipment Check:

Roger’s knees… Audio -> @runningraja


Featured Interview:

Adrienne Langelier


The Woodlands, TX, United States

Began running competitively in graduate school and this monster grew from there. When not training I’m pursuing my other passion as a practicing threapist and sport psychology consultant. Other than that I’m just a regular Texas girl trying to use His gifts in living life to the fullest!


Quick Tip:

Maryro Medez – Treadmill Speedwork audio -> @maryromendez


Ok my Terrible and tremendous treadmill technicians you have spun the hamster wheel from hell to the end of yet another RunRunLive Podcast Episode 208 in the can.

Hope everyone is enjoying winter, and those of you on the southern side are enjoying summer as well.  We’ve got some snow and some single digit weather up here.  It’s nice.  Winter should be winter.  Everyone is back at the house in January and we get a nice fire going in the fireplace.  It’s cozy.

I woke up to a couple inches of fluffy snow this morning.  When I let Buddy out there were fresh tracks on the front lawn.  Probably a coyote had cut across our lawn, stopped to check out Buddie’s soccer ball and kept going into the woods.  This sort of thing offends Buddy immensely.  But, we have an unwritten détente with the wild animals… we try to stay out of the forest at night and they stay out of our yard during the day.  It works out.

Last week it was very cold and clear and a full moon.  The coyotes Brought something down in the middle of the night and were doing their victory yodeling.  It’s very eerie.

I’m still training away.  I’ve got a date in Ted’s pain cave to spend 3 hours on the trainer with the triathlon crazies tomorrow.   That will be a stretch for me.  It’s good to stretch.

Are you stretching?

Did you see that cruise ship that they ran aground this week?  That was something.  In particular how the captain basically ran away?  He’s trying to rationalize it but basically how do you rationalize cowardice?  What is the story that you tell about yourself that makes that ok?

I just read this excellent book on my kindle by Peter Bregman called ’18 Minutes: Find your focus, master distraction and get the right things done.”  I highly recommend it.  It talks to all those resolution themes we been thinking about this time of year.

One thing in particular that struck me is when he explains how people do things that align with their self image and in particular their self-story.  And people are motivated in how they act by the way they tell their own story.  Why did you turn in that money your found?  “Because I am an honest person”  you see it in twitter when people have to describe themselves in 140 characters.

The good news here is that you get to tell your own story.  You get to say “Because I love a challenge and I’m not afraid to fail”.  By doing this you become the story.

That ship captain had the opportunity of a life time.  He could have been the courageous leader in that situation.  Even if it did no good.  He could have said “I did it because I’m the type of person who takes action, I’m the type of person who leads when things get tough, I’m the type of person who puts the welfare of others over my own, I’m the type of person who persists even when things are chaotic and seem hopeless”.

Instead, now he can only say “I’m the type of person who runs away.”  He tell a story where that person is pragmatic or a calculating realist, but it sounds like the story of a coward to me.

What kind of story are you writing for yourself?

As you write that story I’ll see you out there.

You can find me suffering through my own narrative at Twitter, Facebook, DailyMile, YouTube – and Google as cyktrussell that’s Chris yellow king tom Russell with two esses and two ells.

Tell us your story by calling – 206-339-7804.  Leave a message there it sends an audio file.

You know when you tell your story it begins with “I’m the type of person who is not afraid to do a show intro for Chris and our friends”  It is in the show notes and on the web site –- you will find all the other content on the website www.runrunlive.com


Music for you tonight is a very entertaining sort of pop, torch song, ska thingy by melora_hardin- called raise_the_roof

See you next week.


Great news my running friends – my book of running stories “The Mid-Packer’s Lament” is now available in Kindle format at the Kindle store on Amazon.com!  Just search on “Mid-Pack”.  It’s a bargain at an easy $5 and all proceeds go towards supporting the underfunded pension plan of the retired cleaning staff at the RunRunLive world headquarters. I recently got a kindle myself and I love it.  It does reading very well.

The Mid-Packer’s Lament is a series of short stories on long distance running, racing and the human comedy inherent in all sports enthusiasts.  This is the perfect book for runners and wannabe runners.  There are stories about training, eating, special places and special races.  There are stories about the accidental athlete in all of us and the stupid things we do for even amateur endeavors.  Whether you are a weekend mid-pack runner or a competitive club runner, you’ll find something thought provoking and amusing that you can relate to in the Mid-Packer’s Lament.


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Standard Links:







Cyktrussell At gmail and twitter and facebook and youtube

Chris’ book on Amazon – > http://www.amazon.com/Mid-Packers-Lament-collection-running-stories/dp/141961584X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1228687012&sr=8-1

Mid-Packer’s Lament E-book

Mid-Packer’s Guide to the Galaxy E-Book

Dial in number for RunRunLive is – 206-339-7804

Chris Russelllives and trains in suburban Massachusetts with his family and Border collie Buddy.  Chris is the author of “The Mid-Packer’s Lament”, and “The Mid-Packer’s Guide to the Galaxy”, short stories on running, racing, and the human comedy of the mid-pack.  Chris writes the Runnerati Blog at www.runnerati.com.  Chris’ Podcast, RunRunLive is available on iTunes and at www.runrunlive.com. Chris also writes for CoolRunning.com (Active.com) and is a member of the Squannacook River Runners and the Goon Squad.

Email me at cyktrussell at Gmail dot com

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