Episode 218 – Rodney the Barefoot Triathlete

The RunRunLive Podcast Episode 218 – Rodney the Barefoot Triathlete

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Show intro by:

 

Sandra – http:www.SimplyBikBlog.com – Just saw your comment on my post and I thought I’d reply with those links you asked for. That would be me in the post on running. I love running and it’s been so good to finally get back into a regular routine with it since having a baby. I used to run halfs and have run two fulls (so I’m nowhere near the runner you are or some of the guests you interview) but I do love it and have loved listening to your podcast and your interviews on so many long runs pre-baby.

I’m excited to be a part of the show by doing the intro! You can send listeners to my blog:http://simplybikeblog.com (Simply Bike) and they can also find me on Twitter @SimplyBike.

I’ve written about running while pregnant and I now will continue to document the journey back to running with a baby in tow. I credit running with keeping me sane through grad school and I have no doubt that it will keep me happy and sane through motherhood now. 🙂

Best,

Sandra

RunRunLive – Podcast Intro

http://www.runrunlive.com/home/read-the-runrunlive-podcast-intro

Intro:

Hello Folks, my friends, and welcome to the RunRunLive Podcast episode 218.  Thanks for showing up again. We’ve been through a lot together haven’t we?

This is Chris your host.  We’ve got a interesting show for you today.  Our chat is with community member Rodney who is known to his friends as the ‘barefoot triathlete’.  He’s been through some transformations in his life and we’ll share those, with you, today.

I’ve got news.  It’s up to you whether it’s good news or bad news, that construct is really outside my abilities right now.

I tried to race the Eastern States 20 Miler on Sunday and learned a lot.  Surely you all saw this coming?  Why didn’t someone stop me?  Is it fascinating like craning your neck at a car crash on the highway?

Drama, drama, drama.  You know, I don’t want this show to be about me, I want it to be about you.  But, I guess I owe you an explanation and maybe you can learn from it because, apparently I am beyond learning!

When we talked last week I had pushed through 3-4 weeks of cramming training, in an attempt to put myself in a position to race Boston.  I think you heard in my voice some concern that I knew I was in the over-training red zone.

Well I came out of my last long run with something pulled in my hip, or more likely an angry tendon near the piriformis muscle.  In layman’s terms this is the ‘wallet pain’ muscle.  It is a classic overuse injury.

I didn’t run all of last week going into the race.  I’ll give you a race report to tell you how it turned out, but we can safely say I’m on to plans C and D at this point!

See? Now that’s how you build dramatic tension with a tease…

On with the show!

Audio clips in this episode:

Excerpt from The Triathlon Podcast #098 – running excerpt – Coach Jeff

http://www.runrunlive.com/products-page/midpackerslament

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.

Chris,

 

Skits, commercials and parodies in this episode:

Story time:

ES20 Race Report…http://www.runrunlive.com/2012-es20-race-regurgitation

Equipment Check:

Featured Interview:

Rodney  The “Barefoot Triathlete” (From fat to fit) http://barefoottriathlete.ca/2010/01/01/ripple-effect-2009-year-in-review/

Previously Fat Guy, aka PFG, is something I proudly call myself now.

My name is Rodney and after losing 80 lbs in 15 months and then completing my first 70.3 Ironman I want to share my story and hopefully inspire you.

I was always an athletic kid and spent my youth skiing and mountain biking and being competitive, racing in both sports. I ski raced across Canada and the US as a member of the Manitoba Alpine Ski Team and raced in a few mountain bike series including the Canada Cup.

Quick Tip:

Bike Tips… http://www.runrunlive.com/bike-questions-101

Outro:

Ok my friends we have arrived at the end of yet another RunRunLive Podcast – Episode 218 in the can.

Next week we we’ve got Brian who’s running for  great cause.  And we’ve got a number of really good interviews queued up over the coming weeks.

I had a bit of an epiphany this morning on my ride to work.  I’m thinking 250 episodes is a good place to stop.  I’m not saying I will or I won’t I’m just saying that if you’d like to be the next host of the RunRunLive podcast I’ll move up to executive producer and provide you with all the tools to be successful.  If you’re looking for a challenge, or maybe a little personal growth shoot me an email.

I’ve got 2 weeks now until Boston and I’m just going to try to get to the starting line.  I have no scheduled races or plans after that.  I’ve got to think about what I want to do, what matters to me and what aligns with my purpose?

Any life coaches out there want to give me a couple sessions?

Here’s a blog post I did this week that is a bit of a business post.

Urgency and economic cycle.

It has become trendy to phrases like “especially in the current economy” to everything from marketing to whitepapers.  This baffles me because aren’t we always in a ‘current economy’ of some sort?

What they are most likely trying to do is to highjack some of the inherent urgency that macroeconomic news creates.  The ‘bad economy’ bogey man is one of the best advertised products since the pet rock.  It gets a lot of free press.

As a manager and leader through quite a few economic I have seen this cycle many times.  One of the things I find myself spending energy on is ensuring people that the world is not coming to an end, the sky is not falling and the sun will rise tomorrow.

When the business world gets the ‘bad economy’ flu they become very risk adverse and start make decisions based on the perceived urgency.  Some of these decisions are knee jerk reactions to slash costs like laying off employees and slashing inventory.  Ironically these are the same decisions they were unable to manage well during the good time.  The question becomes how much of the urgency is real and how much is a smoke screen for ineptitude?

The Mid-Packer’s Guide to the Galaxy now available on Kindle!

http://www.amazon.com/Mid-Packers-Guide-Galaxy-ebook/dp/B006R1T4VM/ref=pd_sim_kstore_2?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

The best companies, like the best people thrive in tough times and good times.  This is because they are innately sure of themselves and their mission.  They have a cultural, management and leadership bedrock that allows them to shrug off the chirping of the evening news.  They don’t lose faith because they are self confident.

This self confidence allows these people and these companies to ignore the ‘fight or flight’ responses and execute with a managed urgency.

And that is my real point.  How do you create within yourself and your company a managed urgency; an urgency that is not a desperation imposed by external forces.  How do you build a team that brings an internal urgency to work each day because they have the confidence in your leadership, your company, your products and themselves?

You can read all the whitepapers on ‘7 best strategies in a down economy’ but the solution is intimately within your grasp independent of macro-economic forces.  Urgency is a great change agent but can only truly and consistently leveraged when baked into the culture of your organization.

As an individual you can’t fix the economy.  But you can stay the course, have confidence in yourself and be a leader, because, in my experience, the sun is going to rise tomorrow, and we have work to do.

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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You folks know how to find me online. So let’s just relax, and take a deep breath.  Remember how good it is to be alive. Here’s to life 2.0.

I’ll see you out there.

Music to take you out is a Fun folksy number called Garage Sailin by the relics_jetboat

Ciao,

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.

Music:

From Podsafe:

All music used in the show is from the Podsafe music network found at Music Alley.  Please support the starving, socially minded artists sampled herein by purchasing some!

Song1

betty_and_the_werewolves-tu_veux_jouer

Song 2-3

betty_and_the_werewolves-werewolves

Outro music:

relics_jetboat-garage_sailin

Outro Artists Bio:
Bio:
Relic’s Jetboat are a modern folk band, this isn’t about acoustic guitars in the coffee shop, it’s songs about modern folk and the events or stories around us. They bring a party band attitude to their songs about Garage Sailin’, Gordon Downie, Ogopogo and The Beachcombers, the songs cross genres

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

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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

Running  Podcast, podcasts for running, podcast for runners, free podcast for runners, Running Blog, marathon, triathlon, mileage, sprinting, run, track, training, running clubs, running groups, running shoes, exercise, health, 5k, running, swimming, sports, injuries, stretching, eating, jogging, biking, trail race, 5K, 10K, Ultramarathon, jogging a good exercise, road runner, jogging tips, benefits of jogging, free running, running shoes, marathon training, running, jogging, health and fitness, runners, runner, Boston qualification, Marathon BQ, Boston marathon

 

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