Sunday, November 25, 2007

Passionate Runner: Happy Feet

another in a series of podcasts on running, this one focusing on happy feet or quiet feet.

The simple tip is to listen to your foot strike; if you don't hear it, you are probably doing well.

If you can hear your feet pounding or slapping the pavement, you are probably in line for some problems.

Time: 4 minutes, 20 seconds

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Boston Volvo Village - Best Buddies 5K

Carolyn and I joined over 700 other runners for a good 5K early this morning. As this was my fourth time running 3 miles in my recovery process, I was quite pleased with being able to complete the 5K with a continuous run. I started easy and gradually picked some folks off while running comfortably. I averaged about 8:33 per mile finishing in 26:29.

Here are some photos from the race.

(yes, I ran with my camera to help keep me from attempting to try and run this as a race)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving Fund Raising

I am raising funds for the Boston Volvo Village 5K Road Race to benefit Best Buddies on Thanksgiving Day.

You can view my page here and if you can contribute, it would be greatly appreciated!

The 5K is a good excuse to get out on the roads before sitting to have a good turkey dinner. It is also an opportunity to benefit an organization doing worthwhile work, Best Buddies!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Passionate Runner: Feed Logistics

another in a series of podcasts on running, this one more on the logistics of the recent feed issue. A desktop somewhere hit the podcast 18,000 times for only 45 seconds a time and thereby triggered other things that interrupted the feed. Hopefully those are resolved now.

Time: 3 minutes, 25 seconds

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Passionate Runner: Personalized Plans

another in a series of podcasts on running this one responding to a runner from Atlanta looking for a 10K plan to use for 8 weeks.

Time: 5 minutes, 11 seconds

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Runners Beware: ATT USATF Survey

Interesting survey in the email today from USATF for AT&T. The instructions for the survey provide a password which after you make the input with your email address thanks you for subscribing to updates from AT&T.

Excuse me! I was doing them a favor to complete a survey. I was not subscribing to AT&T for updates.

I answer a few more questions and then get a "Thank you for participating, there are no further questions, your profile does not match the interests of our client." or something like that.

Thank you! I appreciate the shortness of the questions but not the shortness of the response.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Passionate Runner: Reader Response - HS Pressure

another in a series of podcasts on running, this one responding to a mother of a high school freshman. He had completed cross country with some success and wants to play basketball. His cross country coach is pressuring him to run indoor track. What to do?

Time: 8 minutes, 4 seconds

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Hipcast - feed problems

For readers/listeners of Passionate Runner, apparently Hipcast, the podcast service I use is having a problem with the feed for this series. iTunes has the 10/7/07 posting but nothing since then and is returning an 8006 error when I try to update the podcast.

I have queries into them and am hopeful to get this resolved soon. In the meantime, the posts here can still be downloaded and listened to.

thanks for your patience!

Note: Feedburner is reporting this when I use the troubleshooter

Server returned HTTP Error 500: There was a problem retrieving the feed:
com.burningdoor.rsspp.resource.impl.HttpConnectionException: Error getting URL: 404 - Not Found

If anyone has any advice on how to resolve this, your help will be appreciated greatly!

Passionate Runner: John L Parker

another in a series of podcasts on running this one reflecting on an article in the December issue of Runner's World with an interview of John L Parker, Jr. author of "Once a Runner" and the long awaited sequel "Again to Carthage".

Time: 3 minutes, 54 seconds

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Ryan Shay - 1979-2007

The autopsy results remain outstanding to explain why such a runner, such a winner, just collapses and leaves us all so suddenly.

Passionate Runner: Life Long Running

another in a series of podcasts this one reflecting on an article in the December issue of Runner's World covering the 5 secrets of life long running.

Time: 7 minutes 3 seconds

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Note: has anyone else had trouble finding an article on Runner's World? It seems they don't put all the print issue online.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Again to Carthage - John L Parker

The long awaited sequel to Once A Runner is coming, finally. Runner's World has an interview and an excerpt from the novel Again to Carthage.

The book is available as a pre-order from Amazon.

Found Amby Burfoot's review of Again to Cathage here