The RunRunLive 3.0 Podcast Episode 3-274 Terence Baker and the Marathon of the Nine Castles

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Well, well, well.  Here we are.  Episode 3-274 of the RunRunLive Podcast.  Today we will chat with Terence Baker about the a new race he’s putting together in Italy called the Nine Castles Marathon and the emerging trends of destination races. 

In section one I’ll continue my series on sales concepts with a piece about why you need to target you prospecting.  In section two I’ll unpack the details of how to do a step-up run tempo workout. 

I’m feeling a bit uninspired this week.  I’ve got a lot of projects hanging over my head and not quite sure what to work on. My focus hasn’t been that great and I’m procrastinating.  This is usually a sign that I’m not in love with what I’m engaged in right now and also, for me, that I need something new.  Usually this results in me either doing nothing or walking away from a bunch of half-finished projects to chase the next shiny object.  

My training has been ok.  The hamstring cured itself after a couple weeks of easy running.  I managed to get some decent volume in over the weekend, but not very targeted or specific for my goals.  I also got one decent tempo step up run in this week and it looks like I haven’t lost much fitness, which makes sense given how much racing I’ve been doing in the last two months.  

Buddy and I were up in Western NY visiting one of my kids at school last weekend.  We got up early in the hotel to go for a run Saturday morning.  I had no idea where we were and no plan.  I figured we’d just follow the road out 30 minutes, turn around and come back.  

Within a 1/2 K of the hotel we came upon a bridge with a path and a sign that said “Erie Canal”.  We were delighted and surprised to be able to spend the morning watching the sun rise over the Erie Canal tow path as we got a great easy run in and explored this historical artifact from the 1800’s.  There was no one else out and the path turned to dirt after awhile so I was able to let Buddy go off leash and it was one of those rare perfect mornings that you get by being a runner. 

The next day, Sunday, we were back home and went for an early morning easy 6ish miler with my old friends Kevin and Lyn who were visiting from Australia.  Kevin started the running club and the Groton Road Race back in the day.  

We did some trails so I brought Buddy along.  

Afterwards we had some coffee and bagels and then I went over to volunteer for the Groton Town Forest Races – another race my club sponsors.  I was already in my running stuff so asked the race directors if Buddy and I could sneak in the back of the pack and run the race.  So we did and added another 10 easy miles on to the weekend out in the woods. 

Buddy was pretty tired so we just took it easy and went his speed.  We stopped to let him swim in the river and made sure to stay out of the other runners’ way.  I was surprised the next day he wasn’t stiff at all.  He’s 10 now and I don’t want him hurting himself. He recovered completely and was barking at me to go do some more, but I made him take off until Wednesday.  

Buddy is a good old dog.  I caught him looking at himself in the mirror on Sunday.  I thought only great apes were supposed to be able to do that? 

On with the Show!

Section one:

Prospecting - http://www.runrunlive.com/understanding-how-to-target-your-prospects

Featured Interview:

Terence Baker

Terence Baker is an Englishman who lived until 2012 for 20 years in New York City. He has run 21 marathons, with a best time of 2:44:56 (half-1:20:53), and even once ran across and then back across the Grand Canyon. He is a travel writer, having writing for a slew of magazines in the business-to-business and leisure worlds, including a seven-year stint as the travel editor and managing editor of Car & Travel, the magazine of the American Automobile Association. He has been to 33 states and 83 countries. Currently, he is the European editor of Hotel News Now.

Currently, he is also organizing the inaugural Nine Castles Marathon (La Maratona dei Nove Castelli) to be held on April 6 in Arcevia, Italy, the hometown of his wife's father. The event will consist of an easy 10K on Saturday and a "marathon-distance destination run" on the Sunday that collectively will visit all nine, gorgeous hilltop villages that in medieval times constituted the Nine Castles ruled by Arcevia. A host of other fun will also be had, including a guided tour of Arcevia and probably a bit of local wine.

www.wizardsportsevents.com/marathon

www.facebook.com/NewItalianMarathon

terence_baker@hotmail.com

Section two:

Anatomy of a Step up run - http://www.runrunlive.com/anatomy-of-a-step-up-run

Outro:

Well my friends that’s it, episode 3-274.  Another week of running.  I feel ok, the hamstring is good, the fitness is decent. Since it’s getting cold up here I had to start wearing shoes again instead of sandals and that has caused my Plantar Fasciitis to complain a little.  I’m going to have to work in some preventative therapy to strengthen my feet.  Probably a little barefoot running.  

All-in-All I feel a little fragile.  I’ve been putting on weight too.  I blame the Red Sox.  I don’t really care too much about baseball but since I’ve been home over the last couple weeks I’ve been watching the playoff games.  I find there is something about sitting on the couch and watching baseball that make you want to eat and drink beer.  It must be some sort of subliminal advertising…or not so subliminal…

I’m going into a bit of a weird period now with a lot of travel.  I’ll be out in Denver this weekend for a conference and will be running the Denver R&R marathon.  I’m not looking to do anything other than just treat it as a long training run.  

I have the Ft Myers marathon with Adam the Zen Runner on November 10th.  I’m going to be out in Chicago the week before and flying in Friday night to turn around and fly back out Saturday morning for that.  Given the travel schedule it probably won’t be prudent to race there, but we’ll see.  This marathon a month thing is a bit of a grind.  

I’m starting to see stories about next year’s Boston marathon already and I’ll have to get Dave McGilivary back on to talk about it and see what’s going to happen.  Should be a once in a lifetime experience. 

Let me tell you a story from this week. 

I was out doing an easy trail run with Buddy.  There was a couple walking their dog that we passed, and since the trail loops cross in places I came upon them again. They were standing at a trail intersection looking at a pile of crushed Bud Light beer cans. 

They told me that these cans had appeared over night.  I counted 11 cans and wondered where the 12th was?  I would have taken them, but I didn’t have any way to carry them out. I told them it was just kids and to leave them there and I would come back and carry them out. 

About a mile later in a different part of the trail, Buddy and I are running along, crunching through the leaves, and a plastic shopping bag blows across the trail in front of us.  There really isn’t any trash on these trails so I figured it was karma and grabbed the bag.  30 minutes later as we were finishing up we ran by the cans, picked them up and out them in the bag and brought them home for the recycling. 

I try to pick up trash if I can when I’m out in the trails.  During the trail race last week I found a pair of running gloves and a nice dog leash.  I needed a new leash.  Karma.  

When you are out and about this week why don’t you try to add to the good karma?  Smile. Let someone into traffic.  Hold the door for someone. Buy a stranger a cup of coffee.  Pick up one piece of trash.  It’s our world.  If we all just do simple acts we can change it. 

I’ll probably go back to an every-other week schedule because I’m getting busy again.  We’ll see if I have time next week for a race report. 

Until we meet again, be kind. 

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Thanks for listening folks I appreciate your support.  RunRunLive is a free service for you because I like writing and telling stories.  

I also love to meet folks so feel free to reach out to me at Gmail or any of the other social networking sites.  I’m CYKTRussell.  And as you know that’s Chris-Yellow-King-Tom-Russell with two Esses and two Ell’s. 

My Website is http://www.runrunlive.com and most if not all of this content is posted out there.   If you want the show notes to magically show up in your inbox when I publish a show in a beautiful HTML wrapper you can subscribe to the mailing list at my site.  It’s a useful thing if you are moved by something I say and would like to see if what I wrote is the same thing! It also has all the links to everything and everyone I talk to and about. 

Other than that, thank you for your attention, do epic stuff and let me know if I can help. 

Ciao

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Chris Russell lives 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. 

 

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The RunRunLive 3.0 Podcast Episode 3-273 Loren Fogelman – The Mindset of Champions

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Hello my friends.  Hope all is well with you. A weekly podcast, seems like old times, eh?  If you are keeping track this is the RunRunLive 3.0 podcast, my name is Chris, I am an multi-dimensional being from the 8th dimension…no, not really but sometimes it feels that way, doesn’t it?  This would be Episode 3-273.  

Today we have a conversation about the mental aspects of competing with author Loren Fogelman.  I’m one of those annoying people that always says ‘running is 85% mental’.  The silliness of percentages aside, one of the things I like about long distance endurance sports is the mental challenge of it.  

In Section One we will talk about the responsibility of community.  In section Two I’m going to discourse on Active Recovery.  

It’s been a rest week for me.  Like I said last week, I tweaked a hamstring coming out of my last marathon then re-tweaked it racing on the subsequent weekends.  I decided to take some rest time this past week to see if it would heal. 

It’s a strange one because I can run and train on it but I have a fear that it could manifest into something chronic if I don’t at least give it an opportunity to heal.  I’ve had enough of chronic injuries!  Speaking of which the Plantar Fasciitis is 99% healed and not a factor anymore.  You kids who are fighting that nemesis be comforted that there is light at the end of that long tunnel.  

Since I wasn’t training as much I took up my second favorite hobby, over-eating and through a focusd campaign of Chinese food and Pizza have gotten the belly back up over 185 pounds.  It will come right back off once I start training again.  I’ve got 6 more marathons to run this calendar year.  

I tried to get my bike trainer going out on the porch and managed to get Fuji-san’s back tire patched and get the bike mounted.  I wanted to mount the old Raleigh, but the stupid, cheap pump I bought is already broken and won’t work on the Presta valves.  

I haven’t been riding the bike for at least two months you I’m not looking forward to re-acclimating my derriere to the trainer.  The pain cave beckons, but the good news is season 3 of the Walking Dead is up on Netflix so I’ll have company.  

I rode the stationary bike at work today.  No issues.  When I came home I too Buddy for a short run I n the woods.  Poor Buddy was sick over the weekend.  I woke up Saturday morning to him being sick in the hall.  

He got out and went for an adventure on Friday when I was working from home – so I think he ate something that probably seemed like a good idea at a time, but wasn’t.  

With my rest week and schedule I couldn’t get him out for a run all week.  He figures we have a deal.  I take him running in the woods and he does what I want.  If I don’t hold up my end of the deal, all bets are off and as soon as I cracked the door to check the weather he was off for an adventure in the neighborhood. 

The seasons are turning.  The leaves camouflage the trail in a carpet of gold and brown.  The Canadian geese settle in the ponds like noisy school children.  The wood are cold and silent except for the portentous winds rattling the dry trees.  In the air is the smell of wild grapes gone by and apples sour from forgotten orchards.  The weaker branches fall and lay on the ground like broken skeletons of soldiers too weak to march into winter.  

And so my dog and I run.  It’s all good.  I like the seasons.  

That’s it.  Uneventful week I’ve been sorting through all my writing for the last couple years and it looks like I have enough for 3-4 more books.  I’m also on a write every day challenge, which isn’t much of a challenge for me because I like writing and I’m doing it anyhow!

Send me your Netflix Recommendations and any good healthy recipes you have any! 

On with the Show!

Section one:

On Community - http://www.runrunlive.com/the-responsibility-of-community

Featured Interview:

Loren Fogelman

Links: expertsportsperformance.com and thewinningpointbook.com

Contact info: loren@expertsportsperformance.com

Loren Fogelman is a speaker, author of The Winning Point and founder of Expert Sports Performance.com, a company devoted to teaching you how to be cool, calm and confident under pressure for high performance.

Loren believes that if you have a vision then there’s a way to reach your BIG goal. Tactics and strategy are important, but passion and purpose are the keys to success. That’s because you must stretch beyond your comfort zone to reach your full potential.

She teaches athletes, coaches and trainers that excellence is better than perfection and how to create a new spin on failure. 

Adding mindset strategies, designed for success, into your training program leads to better results in less time.  Loren’s mission is to give you a competitive advantage.

Section two:

Active Recovery - http://www.runrunlive.com/active-recovery

Outro:

Well I don’t really know what to do about this hamstring pull.  It’s a low level ache and doesn’t really affect my running unless I push.  I was hoping to turn in a few weeks of solid high mileage training incorporating Denver and then race Ft Myers.  I have to be careful not to do any permanent damage because I’ve got 6 more marathons to run before Boston.  

I’ll play it by ear, but if easy running is what I’ve got then easy running is what I’ll do.  I’ll take it day by day but the training window for Ft Myers is closing.  Of course I should have some decent fitness from all the racing I did over the last couple months, so you never know.  I need to transition to trail running for a few weeks in preparation for that Indy marathon in December.  

No worries.  I’ll take what my body gives me and have fun with it. 

This weekend is the Groton Town Forest Trail Races.  One of my favorite races.  I should be back from a road trip with my wife by Sunday, but I’m not racing.  I’ll go over and volunteer.  Amanda, who we interviewed before said she may swing by too.  

I have my work blog functioning and I’m pumping our blog posts on it.  I’m trying to integrate some of the social stuff from this experience into my work life.  

You have to be careful with this stuff.  People will use it against you.  You’ll get comments along the lines of “You can’t be too busy because I see you had enough time to start your own blog…” 

It’s the risk you run. With all companies any time you try to do something new you’re going to run up against well meaning people who are weary of change – it’s not that they are ‘bad’ or even ‘wrong’ they are just like antibodies that will attack anything foreign that invades the body.  It’s normal. 

And that’s all I’m saying about that. 

Being from Boston I don’t get much sleep because our sports teams are always in the playoffs and I’m forced year-round to stay up late watching exciting playoffs and championships.  I envy you folks from Cleveland and Buffalo…

What do I think about when I’m out running?  Life, love and death…  I’m that shy smart kid in the corner of the, class.  You may not have noticed me. I’m that kid you chose last for anything in gym class.  I’m that kid.  Maybe at some point you’d look over and wonder what was going on in that kid’s head?  

If you always ever wondered what strange thoughts darkened that kid’s countenance and what that kid was brooding on?  Well, my friends, this is it.  It was poetic monologues for the RunRunLive Podcast. 

Sleep well, 

Ciao, 

Outro Bumper

Thanks for listening folks I appreciate your support.  RunRunLive is a free service for you because I like writing and telling stories.  

I also love to meet folks so feel free to reach out to me at Gmail or any of the other social networking sites.  I’m CYKTRussell.  And as you know that’s Chris-Yellow-King-Tom-Russell with two Esses and two Ell’s. 

My Website is http://www.runrunlive.com and most if not all of this content is posted out there.   If you want the show notes to magically show up in your inbox when I publish a show in a beautiful HTML wrapper you can subscribe to the mailing list at my site.  It’s a useful thing if you are moved by something I say and would like to see if what I wrote is the same thing! It also has all the links to everything and everyone I talk to and about. 

Other than that, thank you for your attention, do epic stuff and let me know if I can help. 

Ciao

Happy Song – Super Hero - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Superhero

 Links for this show

http://www.runrunlive.com/messing-around-with-a-kickstarter-project

 

Other products from Chris Russell you may be interested in

The Mid-Packer’s Lament

 

On Amazon

 

On Kindle

 

On Audio (Read by the author)

 

The Mid-Packer’s Guide to the Galaxy

 

On Kindle

 

Standard Links:

http://www.runrunlive.com

 

http://www.runeratti.com

 

Http://www.coolrunning.com

 

http://www.Grotonroadrace.com

 

http://www.SQRR.org

 

www.midpackerslament.com

 

Contact:

Cyktrussell At gmail and twitter and facebook and youtube

 

Dial in number for RunRunLive is – 206-339-7804 (to leave an audio message for the show)

 

Bio

Chris Russell lives 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. 

 

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The RunRunLive 3.0 Podcast Episode 3-272 Dave Riddle US Ultra-Runner

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Welcome to the RunRunLive 3.0 podcast.  This is episode 3-272.  Today we have a great talk with Dave Riddle, one of the best current ultra-marathoners in the USA.  David had won the JFK 50 miler and represented the USA team at the world 100k championships. He just happened to work in the same office as Jim our editor.  It took us awhile to match schedules with me traveling and Dave competing at Hood to Coast – but we worked it out and have the conversation that ensued for you.

In section one we will do our best to answer the question how to take that first step out of your comfort zone and why would you want to anyhow? 

In section two I’m going to talk about how to take on hills in a race without attacking them. 

I am through the cement mixer of racing that was September.  I capped it off last weekend by racing the Harvard 10 Miler on Saturday and then the Holdenwood trail 10k on Sunday.  Now I have to rebuild and recover through the Denver marathon in a couple weeks to race at Ft. Myers in November. 

Yes – I ran 6 races in 5 weeks from August 31st through last weekend.  Two of them marathons.  If you haven’t figured it out yet, when it comes to training and racing you should probably ‘do what I say not what I do’   

Saturday I was still concerned about my hamstring pull so I warmed up well and went out slow with the back of the pack for the first couple miles.  You should really warm up for races.  I go out and jog at least 10 minutes and then stretch.  If you can time it right you want to go into the starting line warm.  

This Harvard 10 miler has at least 1,000 feet of elevation gain.  It’s got some monster hills. One big one around mile 2 and another big one right around mile 8.  In the middle miles it roles with some shallower ups and downs.  

After a couple miles I felt pretty good so I started to pick my way through the pack.  Eventually I came up on the shoulder of a young guy who was racing a decent pace and I stuck with him.  Through the middle miles we were cruising through some 7:00 minute miles and seeing paces in the 6’s on the down hills. 

I knew I couldn’t attack the hills with the hamstring pull so instead I just focused on form and turnover and literally spun up the hills, like when you drop a bicycle into the Granny gear.  By starting slow, accelerating through the middle and respecting the hills I was delighted to turn in a average of 7:44 min per mile without hurting myself.  Very happy with that. 

I was planning to run easy with the club the next morning, but I got a note that said some of them were running this trail race 10K the next town over – so I went over and ran that instead. 

I wasn’t planning on racing but I got caught up with Bob, who is a couple years older than I and an enthusiastic trail runner.  It was two loops of a 5K course and Bob went out like a scalded cat with the 5K runners.  I just tucked in a few yards behind and held on to him trying really hard not to pull anything. 

It was a hilly cross country course that reminded me of running on the XC courses in prep school when I was a kid.  Once more I managed the hills with turnover and form instead of attacking them.  We finished the 5K loop just around 8 minute miles and I pulled over to have a cup of water and wait for Bob to come through.  We went back out for the second loop at a much more leisurely pace.  

At one point an older guy passed us and it turned out he was the winner of our age group. We didn’t know – he was only 100 feet in front and we could have easily caught him.   Bob kept trying to get me to attack the hills and I’d tell him to have fun and catch him on the back side.  It wasn’t until the last little rise into the finish line that I let myself push and, of course, that tweaked the hamstring that I had been judiciously protecting through two days of racing. 

That’s it. No more racing now.  I plan to recover and build again through Denver and into Ft. Meyers. 

I talked with Coach and reviewed the plan I had put together.  We decided I have definitely been over-racing and probably been over-training without enough focus.  I’m going to cut back to 4 days of running a week. With a spin and two core workouts on the off days.  I’m going to group the workouts to maximize benefit and recovery.  Tuesday tempo with Wednesday Zone 2 recovery.  Move my Thursday Tempo to Saturday and move my long run to Sunday to practice running on tired legs.  

I also put up a blog post on my site about how to create a simple Spreadsheet based training plan and import it to MS Outlook so you can see it in your calendar.  If you’re interested. 

I posted two recipes that people were asking about.  I posted my Volcanic Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing recipe and my modification of Dirty Girl’s Kale Salad.  

All of this wonderful stuff can be found at RunRunLive.com

Now – speaking of recipes…I unpacked my juicer this weekend and did some juicing.  This device is a trip! It’s like the old BlendTech commercials where they used to blend baseballs and cell phones on YouTube. 

You take your fruits and vegetables and you cram them down the input chute, there is a great rendering and dry pulp shoots out one side and juice dribbles out the other side.  You can toss anything in there and it gets juiced.  Throw in a whole beet and with a great thwacking sound you get beet juice. 

One thing that becomes immediately apparent is that there isn’t much juice in some things.  Cucumbers and apples have lots of juice, Kale leaves not so much.  

I made two of the recipes.  I made the “Mean Green” and the “Sunset Passion”.  I have the recipes if anyone wants them.  They weren’t bad.  They were a little hard to get down, not so much because they tasted bad, but because my big brain was getting in the way telling me they were yucky.  

As far as the experience.  It takes a lot of produce to produce a small amount of juice.  I think I’d rather just eat the produce.  The amount of waste produced is staggering.  For two cups of juice I created a couple quarts of brightly colored garden mulch.  The high-speed, violent, mechanical rendering of produce is fun, but having to clean out all the bits and pieces afterwards is a bit of a hassle. 

One last point.  I don’t know if the juice is good for you, but if you’ve got problems with ‘the trains running on time’ (which I don’t) the juice, especially the beet juice will expedite traffic immediately upon consumption.  You can literally hear it work through your GI like Drano through a hair clog. 

Next week we’ll try ritual bloodletting. 

On with the Show!

Section one:

How to take the first step out of your comfort zone - http://www.runrunlive.com/how-to-take-the-first-step-out-of-your-comfort-zone

Featured Interview:

About Dave Riddle

Blog:  riddleruns.blogspot.com

Twitter:  @rundavid1

David began running competitively almost 20 years ago and never lost the fire.  To this day, he continues finding new challenges and competitions to keep himself inspired and motivated.  He was a decent distance runner in college when he ran track and cross-country at Auburn University, but he soon found his true strength in ultramarathons shortly after graduating.  Professionally, he is an aerospace engineer and balancing a full-time career with the training and racing responsibilities of a competitive ultra marathoner is definitely a challenge that he embraces.  David enjoys a variety of ultra events including road and trail races, but leans toward the flatter events since he doesn't have much elevation to train on near his home in Cincinnati.  Some of David's notable results include winning the JFK 50 Mile in 2011, 5th place at the IAU World Championship 100k while representing the US in 2012, and an 11th place finish at Western States in 2012 in his first attempt at the 100 mile distance.

Section two:

Racing hills with cadence instead of brute force - http://www.runrunlive.com/running-up-hills-with-cadence-rather-than-brute-force

Outro:

Well my friends that was fun wasn’t it?  I am able to get some nice momentum going when I can use a weekly cadence.  I liked the part when Dave said that even the skinniest person has 70,000 fat calories in them.   If you want to read more about David you can read his blog at RiddleRuns.blogspot.com or follow him on twitter @RunDavid1.

I’ve gotten some great emails from some of you over the last few weeks.  I love to get them.  Sometimes I don’t know how to respond because it seems from your end it’s takes great effort for you to break through whatever is holding you back from talking to me.  

I apologize if I seem brusque in my response.  One of my habits is to use very few words in my emails.  That is ironic considering how loquacious I am in this avatar.  I often kick of kerfuffles in my professional world with people who don’t know me with the relative paucity of my responses. I’m not mad at you, or anything like that, it’s just how I interact on email.  

To summarize my points: 1) I like hearing from you. 2) If you want something specific from me feel free to ask and 3) I may respond with “That’s pretty cool Bro, I’ll check it out.” To your 5 paragraph email. 

It also brings up a point that I will discuss at length in an article in the future, which is that community is important to a healthy balanced life. It is as important and mental health and physical health.  Part of why we all do this is because we need the community.  

The online community replaces or at least shores up the physical communities that we have lost to a faceless suburbia in our modern times.  I know that.  To go along with the necessity of community is the fact that to be part of a community brings with it responsibility.  It’s not a one-way street.  I know that too.  The internet, and this podcast give me the opportunity leverage technology to join with my extended community outside of physical space.  I respect that.  Shoot me an email. I promise to answer. 

I think last week, or the week before I was talking about this stressful time of year and how it is full of stress-triggers that can derail us.  I thought I’d share a couple of my personal relaxation or pseudo-meditation tactics.  

The first one I use is your standard meditation.  I have a mantra – just a series of three nonsense words that I repeat.  I close my eyes and focus on those words and watch those words scroll across the insides of my eyelids.  By focusing on those words I can quiet the noise in my mind and let it go.  This is one of the ways I can let stress go or fall asleep when I’m restless. 

Another one I use to sleep on airplanes.  I imagine myself on the inside of a sealed glass container.  I am on the inside.  The screaming babies and chatty people are on the outside.  It is quiet and peaceful on the inside of my pod.  I am happy and peaceful there and I drift off to sleep because I can no longer hear the disturbances on the outside. 

I don’t know if you can use something similar but it’s fun to try. 

I have been in the office all week working on various things.  I’ve been very productive writing and reviewing content. Next week I’m going to interview Loren Fogelman who is the author of a book about the mental aspects of competing.  It’s a great chat. 

As always, if you want to support the show go to my website and check out one of my books. 

Thanks a bunch, 

Have a great week!

Ciao, 

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Chris Russell lives 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. 

 

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