Episode 228– Pete Larsen Treads Lightly

The RunRunLive Podcast Episode 228– Pete Larsen Treads Lightly

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Show intro by:

SteveRunner – http://www.steverunner.blogspot.com/

RunRunLive – Podcast Intro

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Intro:

Hello and welcome to the wet dog podcast where we promote our new fragrance “Wet Dog” for men and our tag line is “There’s nothing like the smell of a wet dog”.  I didn’t travel this week and I got to spend a lot of time with Buddy the old wonder dog.  It’s been dismal and rainy all week.  Hurricane Beryl or tropical storm bezzlebub or something roared through over the weekend and hung around all week.  That didn’t stop Buddy and I from getting our runs in.

That being said, this is Chris your host and this is the runrunlive podcast where we talk about whatever we feel like talking about and today we chat with our old friend Oblinkin, Pete Larsen about his new book ‘Tread Lightly’.  Pete’s a good balanced voice in our running community and a thoughtful practitioner of his art.

Whereas Buddy…He’s a dog.  Buddy has that long border collie hair that gets wet and stays wet, and odiferous… when we come back from runs I towel him off with my gym towels to take him from wet to damp.  He loves this.  It’s like a massage for him.  He just stands there and smiles while I rub him all over with a fluffy towel.

We got up early on Saturday, 5:00 AM and looked outside.  It was overcast but not yet raining, but as we were getting our stuff on it started to spit and as we got into our 12 miles it opened up and we got the full tropical storm dousing out on the run.

We like running in the rain.  Once you’re wet you’re wet.  If you keep moving you don’t get cold.  But, my shirt was so soaked it started chaffing badly after only a couple miles in.  I decided just to ditch it and go shirtless so I wouldn’t have to go back to the house.  I figured anyone who was out walking in the woods in this weather wouldn’t care about my hairy old nakedness, and sure enough I ran into one of my neighbors!

I’m using my zero drop shoes for the long runs and staying off the hard-top.  I’m up to 5k barefoot fairly comfortably and my feet are feeling better.  Still sore, but heading in the right direction.  I’m getting my core work done and even squeezing in some biking and swimming.

I rode the trainer on Sunday but had to bail out after 45 minutes due to a flat tire.

I’m slow as hell and no threat to qualify for Boston any time in the near future but I feel fit and I’m having fun – so it’s all good.

On with the show

Audio clips in this episode:

From the ancient world podcast – Minoan culture – http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ancient-world/id517589332

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:

Triathlon Wetsuit – http://www.runrunlive.com/quick-tip-wetsuit-dreams

Featured Interview:

Peter Larsen

http://www.runblogger.com

I’m a 30-something dad, teacher, and slightly obsessive runner. I spend most of my time chasing around my three little kids, running with my canine buddy Jack, and teachinganatomy and exercise physiology courses at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. Also, much to my wife’s dismay, I have a major running shoe problem.

Tread Lightly – the book http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1616083743/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=thviofli-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1616083743

If you enjoyed the content of this post, consider reading Pete’s book – Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear, and the Quest for Injury Free Running. You can also visit the Tread Lightly book webpage for links to excerpts, reviews, and more information.

 

Quick Tip:

Quick tip – Ann’s post –

Outro

That’s it you have tread lightly, if you’re smart, through the end of yet another RunRunLive Podcast – episode 227 in the can.

Next week we talk with friend of the show Greg about exploring the world and running at the same time.  He and I talk through the ins and outs of traveling and running.

Like I said I’m having a decent time training.  If I add up all the miles I’m running close to 25 miles a week and I’m pretty happy about that.  I’m learning some new things – plus my feet are so strong I can turn doorknobs and scratch behind my ears with them.

I’m a talented, well-adjusted happy athlete.  Does that make you jealous?

It shouldn’t, but if it does, it just so happens I have some thoughts on that…

Success and abundance trumps avarice and scarcity – http://www.runrunlive.com/success-and-abundance-trumps-avarice-and-scarcity

It’s all about having an attitude of abundance. That’s what I’m focusing on and also trying to execute consistently on things that are important to me each day.  I have a project going on that topic that I will share with you if I manage to hang with it for another couple weeks – because it will mesh nicely with our interview of Jeff Miller and his 365 philosophy in episode 230.

Keep at it folks and I will see you out there!

Music to take you out is a relative bargain at only 3 minutes and 15 seconds by apocalypse_five_and_dime- called mississippi_ghost_rag

Boo Hah!

 

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:

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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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