Episode 227–Zach Bergen the Barefoot Professor

The RunRunLive Podcast Episode 227–Zach Bergen the Barefoot Professor

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Intro:

Hello and welcome to the tired, tired, tired podcast where we yawn and struggle to keep our eylids from slamming shut as if they were weighted with those 1,000 pound weights you see in cartoons.  Seriously! What is it about this time of year that everything seems to be a vlur of engagements, commitments and activities, until sometime in July we hit the dog days of summer and all is quiet like the Sargasso Sea.

But, life is a gift, so wake up! This is the RunRunLive Podcast, and I, yes I am Chris your host and we have a great show for you today.  We have a longish interview with Zach The barefoot professor all about those fleshy stumps at the end of our legs and how to use them.  I’ll share an essay on my own Barefoot experience so far and Ann is back with a segment.

I was walking into the office on Tuesday this week and I see a young lady leaning up against a post in the lobby doing a quad stretch.  I say to her “Stretching your quads?” And she says “Yeah, I’m sore, I ran a marathon yesterday.” Of course we start talking and she ran a qualifier up in Burlington at the Vermont City marathon, who’s race director we had on the show many moons ago.

I asked her why she wasn’t wearing the medal and since we were standing in the hall outside my office I invited her in and showed her my Boston quilt and my medal rack.

I have been training a bit.  Doing some low mileage and some barefooting.  I built a plan to get me to the sprint tri in July and I’m working out everyday.  I have a new project I’m working on but I’m going to let it go for a couple weeks before I share just to make sure it’s not another one of those things I start and can’t sustain!

OK – I need my 8 hours of sleep so…

On with the show!

Audio clips in this episode:

From the Ultra-Dad Podcast! – http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ultradad-podcast/id371410549

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:

Equipment Check:

Barefoot Running update – http://www.runrunlive.com/barefoot-lessons

Featured Interview:

Zach Bergen – barefoot professor.

Zachary Bergen

Multispectral and Remote Sensing Scientist at Goodrich ISR Systems

Current

Past

  • Member, Board of Directors at RunBARE
  • Senior Software Engineer at ITT Visual Information Systems
  • Senior Software Engineer at ITT Visual Information Solutions

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Education

  • University of Colorado
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Quick Tip:

Quick tip – Ann’s post – Running Away

Outro

That’s it bounded by on bloodied feet through the end of yet another RunRunLive Podcast – episode 227 in the can.

Next week We are going to talk to Dr. Peter Larsen, old friends of the running community about his new book.  Pete has been making the rounds in the pod-o-sphere and shares some of his level headed insights with us on the occasion of his publishing.

My training is going well.  I’ve put together a schedule that mixes a lot of different stuff to get me through the summer but basically it’s something every day.  I ran in Gwinnet this morning from the hotel and did the first mile or so barefoot on the smooth cement sidewalks of metro Atlanta then slipped on my New Balance minimus to finish up and easy 3.  I also did a ½ hour spin on the stationary bike and a set of squats and calf raises for leg strength – so like I said, mixing it up.  Doing something every day.

Because every day is a gift and I’m not going to waste it.

Post – The Gift – http://www.runrunlive.com/the-gift

Music to take you out is a long Ska tune called Vexxtown by the Rudies.  It’a over 5 minutes long so realx and ride it out.

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.

Music:

From Podsafe:

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Songs sampled from Podsafe:

mojo_waves-ship_of_bone

3rudies-somebodys_got_to_go_to_jail

Outro music:

rudies-vexxtown

Outro Artists Bio:
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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

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