Friday, August 31, 2007

Mission Possible

Join a great run for a great cause: the Mission Possible Holliston 5K road race.

All proceeds will be used to rebuild Goodwill Park in Holliston.

Features DJ, raffle, refreshments and kid's fun run.

Sunday September 16th, 2007.

Registration at 8:30am, race starts at 9:30am.

Holliston High School.

For online or mail-in registration and more information, please go to

Feed the Need

FEED the Need will be sponsoring its 3rd annual family 5k race/walk on September 22.

Free T-shirts will be offered to the first 100 registered participants.

The registration fee is 25 canned or non-perishable goods or $15.

Registration will be available at or from 7-8am at the race site.

The race will begin and end at the LDS Church located at 91 Jordan Road in Franklin.

There will be children’s activities, race prizes and free refreshments.

ALL proceeds go to the Franklin Food Pantry.

For any questions, please contact Krystal Whitmore at k.whitmore at comcast dot net

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Passionate Runner: Exercise 4 the brain

another in a series of podcasts on running, this one talking about a NY Times article (free registration required) that shows research proves exercise is good for the brain.

Time: 5 minutes, 10 seconds

MP3 File

Monday, August 27, 2007

Passionate Runner: Worst Thing About Running

another in a series of podcasts on running, this one expanding upon Mike Antonucci's posting on the Complete Runner Network about what the worst thing about running is.

Time: 4 minutes, 42 seconds

MP3 File

I have been sitting on the sidelines myself with an injury and I am not looking forward to the comeback road for the reason that the pace and conditioning will not be there. However, I will be RUNNING again and taking it slow and easy building gradually will make it worthwhile. Eventually the day will come when I can do what I used to (pre-injury). In the meantime, I need to make the comeback slow and careful to avoid a repeat. The absolutely worse thing is NOT being able to run.

Inspired by the Complete Running Network posting by Mike Antonucci on "The Worse Part of Running"

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Passionate Runner: Response to a new Listener

another in a series of podcasts on running, this one responding to a new listener who is trying a marathon this October and has a couple of questions.

Time: 7 minutes, 42 seconds

MP3 File

My prior writing on the FIRST Plan

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Passionate Runner: Local Runner Letter

another in a series of podcasts on running, this one responding to a local MA runner who is struggling with inconsistancy and wants to prepare for the Tufts 10K. The Tufts 10K runs in Boston in October.

Time: 5 minutes, 42 seconds

MP3 File

Cool Running has a nice article on the Tufts 10K

My writing on the FIRST Plan

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Passionate Runner: Feedback on the FIRST Plan

another in a series of podcasts on running, this one focusing on a letter from a reader who has had success with the FIRST Plan in dropping her marathon time 12 minutes.

Time: 3 minutes, 51 seconds

MP3 File

My writing on the FIRST Plan can be found here.

Furman Insttitue of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Passionate Runner: Carolyn with Music on the Run

Another in a series of podcasts on running, this one featuring an interview with my daughter Carolyn who loves to run listening to music.

Time: 5 minutes, 31 seconds

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Carolyn's current favorite album to listen to while running
Matchbox 20 - Mad Season

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Reconciled and adjusted

As I was checking out my postings and reconciling between the blog posts and podcasts, I found a couple of posts here that did not officially make it to the podcast queue on iTunes.

Oops, I need to watch my process steps more carefully.

Sorry about that, I'll try to be more careful as I go forward.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

PodCamp Boston 2 - October 26-28, 2007

PodCamp Boston 2
is rapidly approaching. We are into August and October 26-28 feels like it is just around the corner.

It was a great event last year and I expect this year to be even more so.

There are already 290 registered for this event.

Are you in New England? You should consider participating!

Even if you are outside the Boston metro area, this should be a good excuse to get here and participate!

The PodCamp website with additional info can be found here:

Register here:

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Carrboro Athletics Club

Carrboro Athletics Club is an elite running club in North Carolina. The club is now coached by Joan Nesbit Mabe. I had found Joan's blog some time ago and followed her frequent postings. Her recent post highlights a post on the Carrboro site which I had not been aware of.

Give it a visit. You can always learn something from an elite athlete, even if you can not duplicate their workouts or results.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Amby Burfoot on the new Ad campaigns

Amby Burfoot chimes in on the new ad campaigns. Read what he says and feel free to comment on his blog.

This brings to mind the pix I posted in April: here, here and here. Oh, and here and here.

Saturday, August 04, 2007


The podcasts have been more erratic than I'd like them to be. I have not been running since May due to a suspected stress fracture that time and limited activity has not healed. I am going to the doctors next week.

Finally you say. So does my wife.

As the summer winds down, the prioritization should rekindle a more regular stream of posts and podcasts here. I thank you for your patience and understanding.