Episode 82 Don the adventure guy!

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Intro and Ned spoof by Gary Catarin…http://thesecondlap.blogspot.com/2008/10/guy-called-scab.html

Races you should run with me:

http://www.wapack.freeservers.com/ – The Wapack Trail Race

http://www.ragnarrelay.com/boston/index.php – Ragnar Boston

Equipment Check

Marathon medal hangers by Brad Nelson http://26point2medals.com/metals.html

Featured Interview



Ok folks that is it – and this is going to be a long one because Don was a talker.  He’d be great to run with if you needed distraction!

By the way – welcome to episode 82 of the RunRunLive Podcast.  Love you guys and gals in a healthy non-threatening, non-creepy manner.  Had a good week – seemed to have kicked this flu and managed to lose 12 pounds somehow.

Feel strong over the shorter distances, have some annoying aches and pains but I’ll work those out.

We are looking for volunteers for the Ragnar Relay New England.  Help our Twitter team out by standing at an aid station in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of the night sometime on the weekend of September 12th.  We can’t pay you but you’ll become instantly famous because we are all uber-social networkers – so if you have a cause, charity or a business it would make for good exposure.  Plus it’s going to be a freakin riot!  Also if someone wants to tag along and run the video cameras to make a rockumentary for us I’m sure we could set it up. It’s going to rock hard.

I’ve been running in the Brooks Glycerin 7’s and they are nice fast comfy shoes – I definitely give them the seal of approval for comfort and ride for any other bulky-high-mileage-neutral runners out there.  Add @brooks_running to your twitter list too.

After riding with Anthony I’m starting to fall in love with the idea of riding my own self-supported 100 mile trail bike ultra over the next couple months.  “The Mad Dog Express 100” shoot me a note if you’re interested in riding along.

I was going to do a 3-a-day today.  Get up run before work, run at lunch and then run after, but I couldn’t drag my lazy ass out of bed and it’s only going to be a two – but I’ll take Buddy the smartest dog in the world out with me tonight for the headlamp run.  Now that I know he’s the smartest dog in the world, he’s going to have to take on some more responsibility, he’s going to have to step it up.  Maybe plan the routes, create some training plans for me…

I’ll leave you with some tips.  First of all you really have to listen to your body and adjust to every run. Especially when you’re ramping up again like I am.  You’re going to find situations where something hurts, like an achiles or calf or quad and you’re going to start to struggle.  Don’t fight it.  Focus on relaxing and your form.  Straighten up, loosen your hands and arms and shoulders and chin. Take nice strong deep breaths and focus those breaths on the area that hurts.  If you’re really struggling; stop and gather yourself.  Take a drink.  Stretch a little, maybe a little self massage of the affected area.  You’re going to benefit more from training with a relaxed pace and good form then toughing it out ugly.

When you get close to the end, especially in those long runs, pick up the pace a little.  Relax, lengthen your stride and visualize yourself flying down a beautiful valley, or picture yourself riding smoothly, effortlessly on a magic carpet.  And smile.  It takes practice but you can control your body with your mind.

Music tonight is a nice number by a group called “Brad Sucks” from the podsafe music network nad is called “Sick as a dog”

The previous snippet was also from the podsafe music network and was “I’m getting sick” by Chachi on acid.

Seriously, I couldn’t make this stuff up.

I hope you’ll all avoid the flu and stay well enough to see me out there – Ciao

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