The RunRunLive 3.0 Podcast Episode 3-277 – Ashley’s Relay Across America MSRuntheUS

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Hello and welcome.  Happy American Thanksgiving.  It’s one of our big public holidays.  We run ‘Turkey Trot’ races in the morning and gorge ourselves on mid afternoon food piles, then we all slip into a deep sleepy coma for a couple hours.  It’s a Family tradition.  

Today I’m speaking with our old friend Ashley Kumilen about her new venture, that is coming into its second year this summer. The MSRuntheUS relay across the USA.  She is assembling a team of motivated, like-minded runners to each run a chunk of a relay across the US. 

It’s interesting to me because Ashley has been fixture of the RunRunLive Podcast since we started it.  I spoke to her on several occasions before, during and after her solo run across the US a couple years back.  I know it sounds patriarchal, but it’s like we’ve watched her grow up.  

Now she’s running this real, structured, official charity and it all started with that first step out the door, with deciding she was going to do something positive about the illness that was slowly taking her Mom from her.  She didn’t say ‘I’m just a 20-something girl from Wisconsin, how could I ever make a difference?”  She put on her shoes and got out the door and made a difference.  

She’s currently looking for people to share her next adventure and we talk about it today. 

I’ll also read a piece on personality types that I distilled from a book ZenRunner gave me when I stayed with him down in Florida a couple weeks ago – in Section one. 

In Section two I’ll talk through why it is important to warm up for races and workouts and what exactly ‘warm up’ means. 

I’m not going to write a race report on Fort Myers.  I don’t have time and it just wasn’t that eventful.  I thought I’d have a shot at running a qualifying time there because the course is super flat, but I just had a really bad day.  

I went out at race pace, but didn’t feel great from the start.  I had my heart rate monitor on and was trying to relax but my heart rate was very high for the effort and pace I was running at.  If I’m racing at marathon pace my heart rate should settle down after 10 or 20 minutes. It will start high in zone 5 or 6, but then it should settle down into zone 3-4, preferable low to mid zone 3.  Mine stuck up in zone 5 and 6 and wouldn’t come down. 

We had a head wind heading out and that was a little bit of a challenge but I found someone to draft.  It was 70’s and humid, which is not ideal for me but that shouldn’t matter until later in the race, I was struggling form the start. 

After 10 miles or so I started throwing in some slower paced stuff and even some walk breaks to try to find a reasonable heart rate, but I couldn’t.  I’d walk until it came down into zone 2 then I’d start jogging and it would shoot back up into zone 5.  I almost wish I hadn’t worn the monitor.  At this point I was concerned that I might have some sort of virus or something and to keep racing would give me a stroke or something. 

After that I just walked until it come down then jogged until it got too high and walked again all the way to the finish line for my slowest marathon of the 12 in 12 (so far).  I’m not disappointed in having run so slowly but I’m befuddled as to what the hell is going on with my body.  Coach said something about a ‘Catabolic state’ induced by over training.  

I’m just going to put it behind me and spend some time building my base with longer zone 2 runs.  As the Lydiard guys like to say, “A big bottom solves everything.” 

Facebook was asking me what I was Thankful for this week.  I’m super happy to be running and putting down the miles that I have this year, when last year I wasn’t running at all.  I’m happy to be healthy and have a good job and to be able to pursue the things that are important to me and fulfilling.  My kids are doing well.  My family is strong.  I’m in a good place.  I hope you are as well. 

I got an email this morning that the RunRunLive email list is up to a new record 350 subscribers.  I’ve been getting some great emails from newer listeners with interesting stories and positive feedback – they are an inspiration to me.  

I started this podcast, this conversation with you back in 2008 in the parking lot after completing the Mt. Washington road race and training for my first ultra.  We’ve come a long way together in 5 years.  My original purpose was to share with you some of things I’ve learned, perhaps keep you entertained and maybe give you some inspiration as we continue to transform our lives. 

Happy Thanksgiving. 

On with the Show!

Section one:

Personality Types - http://www.runrunlive.com/leveraging-personality-types-in-your-interactions

Featured Interview:

MSRuntheUS - Running farther to serve others.

Ashley Kumilen

Hi Chris,

Thank you for the interview yesterday! I just sent you a picture of the group that ran the finish with my mom into New York.  

Here's the link for signing up: http://www.msruntheus.com/sign-up/

And this is a link that leads to the event description: http://www.msruntheus.com/the-relay/

The dates are slightly different for the 2014 Relay - April 13 to Aug 10th, but all the information about the event is the same :)

Thank you again and let me know if you need any more information!!!

Ash

Ashley M. Kumlien

Founder - Director

MS Run the US Inc.

P.O. Box 2273

Brookfield, WI 53008-2273

Ph: 262.894.3645

Section two:

Warming Up - http://www.runrunlive.com/warming-up

Outro:

That’s it my friends – episode 3-277 is done and done – and I’m thankful for it, are you? 

I owe you a couple of shoe reviews.  First I have been doing a bunch of longish trail runs in my new Brooks Pure Grit trail shoes.  They don’t have as much bulk as the Cascadia and are much lighter with a much softer ride.  They still have the toe and heel wrap-around caps on the outsole to give you the extra grip on technical bits and protect you from kicking something dense.  They have a stiffer outsole and it feels like they have a bit of a rock plate in there somewhere too.  

So far I have had no problems with them.  They’ve got this sideways lacing system that takes a little getting used to and pinched my mid-foot until I got them broken in.  The tread isn’t super aggressive but it’s enough for traction on everything I’ve done so far. 

What I really like about them, and what I bought them for, is that they allow me to run lightly with good form on the trails.  It was hard to do that with the Cascadia.  I like them and I’ve had no problems with them. 

I also had someone from Solomon send me a pair of trail shoes.  I haven’t run in them yet because I don’t want to switch to an unknown quantity in the middle of a training cycle.  I have been walking around in them and they’re quite pretty and comfy.  They seem to be similar in weight and purpose to the Pure Grit.  When I get some runs in them I’ll let you know what I think. 

I’ve been traveling like a mad man and will continue to do so through the Christmas holidays.  It’s tough to get out and get my workouts in the mornings on the road but I do what I can manage.  Last week I flew out to LA for a meeting and when I got back into Boston I stopped by my office to get a weights workout in and pulled something in my back that slowed me down for a couple days.  

Coach has me doing a big base building cycle where it’s all longish zone 2 runs.  This is easier to manage on the road because I can just wander around wherever I am for an hour and a half in the morning instead of having to get a structured speed workout in.  It’s a lot less stressful and I’ve been having some great exploration runs. 

Next up for me is the Tecumseh Trail marathon in Indiana.  I’m just going to treat it as a long trail run and do the ultra-running approach.  I’ll power walk the hills and run the downs and flats.  I’ll carry a lot of nutrition.  Someone told me that Dean Karnazes said this was the hardest of his 50 in 50 marathons, but I have ultra experience and loads of trail running experience so I’m actually looking forward to it. 

After that my buddy Ryan has talked me into racing Waco Texas at the end of January.  That will be my last opportunity for a qualifier this year to get reseeded at Boston in 2014.  I never imagined it would be this hard to get my time.  Looking back I can see now that trying to combine a 12 in 12 aspiration with a BQ attempt has been counterproductive.  

There just isn’t enough time to train between races.  You are either recovering or in a taper.  If you’re lucky you get 1 o2 two weeks of quality training.  This would have been ok if I had come into this with a high level of fitness, but I didn’t.  My thought was that my body would respond and I could basically race into shape.  I ran 9 races in 9 weeks coming into Fort Myers and for some reason I’m surprised when my body shut me down?  

It’s all part of the adventure my friends.  It’s amazing that I can still learn things every time I put on the shoes.  But, don’t ever give up.  Fight it all the way down.  Persistence and a positive attitude can move mountains. 

Next show I have an interview with one of my long-time heroes – Bill Rodgers.  I had tried to get Bill on for a few years, but he was hard to nail down so I just sort of gave up.  With some recent prodding I went out and contacted him again and we had a great talk. 

Have a great week and we’ll talk soon enough!

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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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Other products from Chris Russell you may be interested in

The Mid-Packer’s Lament

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The Mid-Packer’s Guide to the Galaxy

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http://www.Grotonroadrace.com

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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 3-276 – Vinnie Tortorich America’s Angriest Trainer

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Hello folks, this is Chris, your host and this is the RunRunLive Podcast.  Today we will have a longish chat with Vinnie Tortorich – “America’s Angriest Trainer” about his new book “Fitness Confidential”.  

In Section One I’ll talk about Strengthsfinder 2.0 and what we can learn from these types of exercises.  

In Sections Two I’ll talk about tapering.   

Both the interview with Vinnie and the Denver write up are fairly long so I’ll keep the intro brief. 

I was out in Chicago last week at a conference.  It was, coincidently my birthday and I had dinner with old friend Ray King and listener Royce.  I came home Friday night, turned around and went back to the airport Saturday morning and flew to Ft Myers. 

I spent the weekend with the ZenRunner in the Zen Condo and ran the Ft Myers Marathon on Sunday.  Things did not go well for me at the race.  I thought I was a good position to race but I knew early that it wasn’t my day.  My heart rate was redlining and I felt like I was running in cement. 

I’ll have to have a conversation with coach about what the hell is going on and see if I can come up with a strategy.  He’ll probably tell me I’m a dumbass for trying to run a marathon a month and race well.  But, hey, it’s on the edges where we learn about ourselves, yeah? 

On with the Show!

Section one:

StrengthsFinder 2.0 - http://www.runrunlive.com/strengthsfinder-2-0

Featured Interview:

America’s Angriest Trainer – “Fitness Confidential” – 

Vinnine Tortorich

Here is Vinnie's information as well as a couple of links.

Vinnie Tortorich has been a personal trainer to people from all walks of life for thirty years. He's trained Hollywood celebrities, captains of industry, stay at home moms, working moms, pregnant moms, ultra athletes, Ironman triathletes, injured and post surgical clients and even children with the beginnings of a weight problem.

Vinnie is a cancer survivor and a successful author of the book "Fitness Confidential".  You can purchase the book by clicking on the following link:  http://tinyurl.com/on4gr24

Vinnie also has a successful podcast.  He and Anna discuss all things fitness and diet.  You can listen to the podcast by downloading it in iTunes or by going to the following link: www.vinnietortorich.com

Section two:

Tapering for a marathon - http://www.runrunlive.com/tapering-for-a-marathon

Outro:

Alright my friends that was episode 3-276.  

By the way I was on Vinnie’s show too.  Podcasting is making a resurgent as a way to create and market people’s online brands.   Most of these folks are doing talk show format and pushing out 2-3 shows a week and the end game for them is to build brand and audience so they can build a business around it.  Good for them.  Nothing wrong with a little capitalism. 

Next up for me is a trail marathon outside of Bloomington Indiana.  My sisters live in Indy so we’re going to make an adventure out of it. 

When I get a chance I’ll write up Ft Myers for you.  It had some interesting bits.  Not sure what I can learn from it other than sometimes you don’t have a good day – but that’s 8 marathons in 8 months. 

I’m in Negotiations with a friend of mine to see if we can pull off an adventure to Waco TX for a marathon at the end of January.  That would give me a bigger gap to get a decent cycle in and would be my last chance to qualify to adjust my seeding in this year’s Boston.  We’ll see. 

Have a great week. 

Chris,

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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

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

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) – http://www.runrunlive.com

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

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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Crickets 4.0

Well, my long suffering friends, I recorded this to be part of episode 3-276, but alas it was too wordy, windy, expressive, effusive, elongated, loquacious, and of course long.  So – you get it as an extra Crickets episode.

Please – enjoy my Denver Rock and Roll Marathon race report.

Music -> http://www.theslackers.com/ernestos

The Slackers – Live at Ernesto’s – The work song… Go buy it.

The Denver Rock and Roll Marathon - http://www.runrunlive.com/denver-marathon

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The RunRunLive 3.0 Podcast Episode 3-275 Mark Robert Sands 366

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Hey folks.  It’s nice to be visiting with you again.  Since we last talked I ran the Denver Rock & Roll marathon.  I’ll give you a report on that at some point.  It went pretty much as I had strategized.  I went out and held it in heart rate zone 2 and ran even splits – no muss no fuss - like a long training run.  I’ve been struggling to find time to write this last week or so but I’m sure that will resolve itself!  

It was a long week. I flew in on Saturday morning, met coach at the expo and we went out for dinner and a couple strong IPA’s.  Drinking beer the night before a race is another way for me to reinforce the fact that I I’m not racing.  Then I had to stay up for the Red Sox game, so I ended up going into the race with 4-5 hours of sleep.  

In the end the race was a non-event.  I mean, it was hard, it’s always hard to run 26.2 miles, but it wasn’t an outlier or anything epic.  It was just a long training run. 

Now I’m tapering into Ft Myers and it’s time for me to put up or shut up.  Of course, either way, I probably won’t shut up.  

I did meet the famous Joe Bears at the start.  (Congrats on your new baby Joe.)  Which is funny, because people always say, “I’ll meet you at the start.” And I say “Sure”, but I know there is a snowball’s chance in Phoenix of ‘bumping’ into someone at the start of a 10,000 person race.  

I had never met Joe in person.  I had spoken with Joe before and, for those who remember RunRunLive edition 1.0, Joe used to be my go-to guy for the sketch comedy parodies we used to do in the show.  I think he did a credible Captain Kirk for me once.  I’m walking to my corral and he pops up in front of me and says ‘Chris?’ 

I had a trade show up the street in the Denver Convention Center and it was a bit dicey setting up the trade show booth.  It required some kneeling and squatting that I was a bit creaky for.  But, it was probably better for me to stay active all day.  It was a long day having gotten up at the crack o’ dawn to run a marathon and then set up the booth and then staff a reception – but nothing abnormal in my world.  

I like Denver.  The people are nice and outdoorsy.  The beer is good.  The elevation and dryness messes me up, but I’m sure you get used to it.  

Today we talk with our of our ‘regular Joe’ friends Mark Robert Sands about his project to run 366 days in a row and how endurance sports transformed his life.  I’ll stick in an article I wrote for my work blog called “Thinking Big on the Erie Canal” and I’ll break down what a Fartlek run is for you. 

The dead leaves are deep on the trails, the days are short, and the first hard frost has bitten my vegetables away.  The cold winds blow and the hearth fires are kindled as we hide under blankets and quilts that we have pulled from the depths of our closets.  The dry tree limbs rattle like bags full of old bones. 

Pumpkins squat happily on the stoop and the full moon rises clear and crisp in the hallowing night.  The wild turkeys waddle through my yard in satisfied gaggles.  The coyotes are sleek and well fed in their new winter furs that would make a Manhattan socialite jealous. 

The cold moon rises and you can see your breath like a ghost on the wind. 

On with the Show!

Section one:

Thinking Big on the Erie Canal - http://www.runrunlive.com/thinking-big-on-the-erie-canal

Featured Interview:

Mark Robert Sands

Hey Chris. Here's the links you asked for: Run366project.blogspot.com Www.Youtube.com/user/Run366Project

My name is Mark Sands. I'm a 40 year old distance runner from upstate NY & have been seriously running since late 2001. As a young boy I was more than a tad overweight topping the scales at 220 lbs. with a 42 inch waistline. Through my teenage & adult life I developed a love for fitness & long-distance running. Over the years I've managed to lose more than 60 lbs., taken more than 12 inches off my waistline & have proudly run races from the 5K distance to marathon. At the end of 2012 I succeeded in reaching my goal of running a sub four hour marathon. I wanted to try something new for 2013 & that's why I created the 366 Project. My goal is to run at least a mile a day for 366 days in a row & document that amazing experience through my blog & video podcast. Through endurance sports I've transformed my life. Endurance running is not for the superheroes of the world. It's for anyone who has the desire to make themselves better than they were the day before by simply putting one foot in front of the other. Please join me as I travel this journey one step at a time, learn more about myself, what I'm capable of & have one hell of a time doing it!

Mark

Section two:

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

Outro:

That’s Episode 3-275 in the bucket with the rest of the forgotten detritus of youth.  Can you believe it’s been 25 episodes since we changed format to 3.0?  By the way everyonce in awhile I’ll get one of you suggesting to me that I should interview someone famous, like Hal Higdon, or Jeff Galloway or Dean Karnazes.  Then I have to tell them that I already did interview all those guys and Jack Fultz and Josh Cox and others.  All of those shows are posted on my site RunRunLive.com.  Just go look at the tab called index and it will list all the shows by title.  

Only the last 25 or so shows will be on iTunes because of a technical limitation of FeedBurner. But you can go to the post on my site and right-click, save as to download the audio file to your computer.  Then you can listen to it at your leisure by importing it into your favorite mp3 player, like iTunes for instance.  No catch.  There’s 275 shows out there for free.  Some good, some bad, some interesting, some banal to the point of cringe-worthy-ness.  But, we love our children no matter their faults, aye? 

I read a book called StrengthsFinder2.0 last week and took the online evaluation that came with it.  This is a methodology that profiles you and tells you what your strengths are.  Turns out I’m a strategic thinker, who see patterns in things, loves new ideas, likes input, tends to communicate and express my ideas.  Go figure? 

I always wondered why I could see what was going to happen next when others could not.  I always annoy my wife by walking by when she’s watching some cop drama, or lawyer show.  I’ll watch a few seconds of it and tell her who’s guilty and how it’s going to end.  

While I’m on the subject – what’s with the Lifetime Channel?  This is a cable TV channel we have in the States that is targeted at women.  All it shows is women getting abused by psycho husbands and just a wide variety of awful things happening to women?  I’m sorry ladies, but how is that empowering?  I guess I don’t get it because it’s that empathy thing that is not one of my strengths. 

I’m in my taper for Ft Myers on November 10th.  I’ve looked at my calendar and decided to race it.  I’ve consulted with coach and have a good taper plan.  I took a deep breath and refocused.  I’m going to keep my nutrition clean and lay off the beer and chips until after the race.  I’m going to get sleep where I can.  

It hit me that when I walk into that race I’ll be the same athlete that walked into all those other qualifying races.  I have it in me and I need to get out of my own way and put myself in a position to succeed.  I’m going to dial it in and execute with the ferocity that I’m capable of.  Enough pussy footing around.  Sure, I’m over training and over racing but that doesn’t change who I am and what I bring.  

I bought some new trail shoes.  The Brooks PureFlow.  The Cascadia were just too stiff and heavy for me and were tweaking my ankles and knees, especially with the thick leaf cover on the trails right now.  The PureFlow are lighter and more flexible but still have an aggressive outsole for traction.  I’ll try them out tomorrow. 

I’ve got three authors lined up for interviews.  Two of them I’m pretty sure are insane.  This one dude is the ‘trainer to the stars’ from Hollywood and I’m really sure I would hide from him in real life but it should be an entertaining conversation!  

The other is an ultra-runner from deep, dark Texas with, as far as I can tell, a serious drinking problem.  My kind of guys.  I guess the RunRunLive 4.0 format is going to be Geraldo-epic in nature? 

Thanks for all the great emails – you know who you are – and it’s on my list to respond to you!  

I’ll leave you with a story from my travels this morning.  I was in Logan airport for a flight out, not too early, mid morning. Somewhere between coffee and salad.  I was expecting all the people to be excited from winning the world series in Fenway park the night before.  But, even though there was a fair preponderance of Red Sox logo wear being sported everyone just looked awful and sleep deprived and mean and grumpy.  

Bostonians as a rule are a grumpy lot.  They tend to expect the worst and are usually happiest when they have something to complain about.  You could see it in game six.  We were up by 5 runs in the 9th inning and the fans were still stressed out and waiting for the other shoe to drop like it always has in the past. 

These are the genetically selected immigrants who got starved out of their old countries and didn’t have the imagination or optimism to keep going west.  They got off the boat and stuck.  Hunkered down and expected the worst.  

I must be a mutation, like Wolverine!  

Happy Halloween. 

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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

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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