Episode 231 – The way of the Coach with coach Jeff

The RunRunLive Podcast Episode 231 – The way of the Coach with coach Jeff

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Show intro by:

John Tinture(?) from DailyMile

RunRunLive – Podcast Intro

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Intro:

Hello and welcome to the heart of darkness podcast where we plumb the mysterious depths of the hot jungle.  Yes summer has arrived in New England with its 2000% humidity.  Some of these nights remind me of when I worked with the N’Dango tribe Bgtwana in the Congo.  I remember on nights like this the local tribesmen would convene with the spirit gods.  I was privileged to be invited to and get a glimpse of these ancient ceremonies.  I surreptitiously recorded one and I’ll play it for you now…

<Sound of static…> Sample from “Civilization with Danny Kay and the Andrews Sisters”.

And if you find yourself hunting  Okapi in the Congolese underbrush remember – this is the RunRunLive podcast and this is Chris your host and today we have a great show for you, but first, congratulations to Jim Laskey for his great work editing together last week’s show while I was trapped by zombies in Atlanta.

Today we chat with our sometimes coach and mentor Jeff Kline of PRSfit about some of the finer shades of the coaching process and some ideas about how to scale the good news into our community.  I’ve got a post by Anne about experience and wisdom.  And I’ll give you some insight on how to combine elements of Steve Speir’s 100 pushup program into a aerobic workout to mix things up that you may like.

My training is…umm…different… After the 14 mile death shuffle on necrotically damaged feet two weeks ago I decided that I was kidding myself and depending on your level of optimism I either gave up running or redesigned my routine to focus on cross training and core.

It became obvious to me that the foot wasn’t any better and was in fact worse than ever.  Ignoring it didn’t seem to be an effective strategy as wonderful as that was.  So, after a year of struggles I’m back to square one.  I’m going in to consult with Dr. Hester on Monday although I think we have exhausted his shamanistic bag of tricks.

I’ve cleared my race calendar and have no expectations.  If I can get back to running at all pain free I’ll take it.

We had a beautiful weekend and I resurrected my old motorcycle.  I hadn’t had it running for a couple years.  I suspected it might be lost cause but it was surprisingly easy.  I got a new battery, siphoned out the gas, cleaned the plugs up with a little quick-start and VROOOOMMMM!

What makes this amazing is that I bought this motorcycle in 1984 when I got out of college.  My wife had to cosign the loan because I had no credit.  I’ve told you this story before, but it is a Honda VF700Sabre.  It was cutting edge technology for the time.  Shaft drive, liquid cooled, hydraulic brakes and I ferociously powerful V-4 engine that put every other production motorcycle and car of that era in its tail lights.

There’s something wonderful about riding a motorcycle in the summer in New England.  You feel the wind and the temperature changes and the humidity of micro climates as you drive. You smell the world as you move through it.  Yesterday I was in traffic behind a guy in a truck and he was smoking Swisher Sweet cigars…I could tell.  It’s like on of those dreams where you are flying – but real.

I watched a couple good movies too.  The first was “Everything must go” with Will Ferrel not being a clown.  Very good Indie flick – he does a great job.  I also watched “The Way” produced by Emilio Esteves and starring his father Martin Sheen.  It’s got problems but Martin Sheen does a great job and the visuals of pilgrims walking the Camino were wonderful after having talked with Sue Kenney about her transformation a few episodes back.

Finally, I watched “Battle Royal” in Japanese without sub titles.  We’ve all heard of “The Hunger Games” but Battle Royale came first and is about Japanese teens fighting it out to the death.  Having spent some time in Japan, I found the juxtaposition of the tightly wrapped School-uniform, Japanese society dropped into the melee of a slasher film with an overlay of a winking morality tale – fascinating.

I’ve also embarked on catching up on the Walking Dead series that I didn’t watch when it came out.

I don’t know what you tuned in for – but now you’re getting motorcycle maintenance tips and move reviews.  The end must be near. Episode 231.  19 to go .

On with the show…

Audio clips in this episode:

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:

Mashup workouts – http://www.runrunlive.com/the-fun-and-efficiency-of-workout-mashups

Featured Interview:

Coach Jeff – PRSfit Nation.

http://www.prsfit.com

Quick Tip:

Quick tip – Ann’s post – Experience and Wisdom

Outro

OK My friends, professor Stanley, Doctor Livingstone, that’s it you have swung your machete through the dense and clawing underbrush to the clearing with the majestic waterfall at the end of yet another RunRunLive podcast – Episode 231 in the can.

I mentioned before that I’m probably going to end this podcast at 250 episodes.  The reason for this is that I’m not really learning anything or growing anymore.  It’s become rote, a pattern and a habit.  That’s not a bad thing, but that is not how I’m wired.  You may know me enough by now to understand that I’m not a farmer, I’m a hunter and an adventurer.

I had shopped around a couple months ago to see if anyone wanted to sublet it from me.  No takers.

I came up with an idea last week that I could keep doing it and learn something new if I could turn it into a subscription podcast.  That way I’d soon learn if there was an exchange of value going on or not and I could learn the mechanics of a new form.  I could also directly connect with those of you that see value and produce directly to what you want/need.

I’m going to look into this and we’ll see if it’s possible.  Otherwise it might just be a short ride into the sunset.

 

How to deal with mental fatigue, cues and patterns… http://www.runrunlive.com/outsmarting-cues-in-your-life

 

Got some cool Latino Surf Music for you to groove on today “Carne Cruda” by El Dialblito. It’s 3 minutes and 15 seconds long and should allow you to transcend this corporeal plane to find a higher level of consciousness.

Nos vemos por ahí – hasta semana próxima

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:

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carne_cruda-el_diablito

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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

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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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