The RunRunLive 3.0 Podcast Episode 3-290 – Ken Lubin and the Executive Athlete

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Introductory Comments:

Hello my friends – How are we doing? Enjoying your spring?  I certainly am enjoying mine. 

I got my garden in this weekend.  It’s always a good time to turn over the black soil and get the little plants plugged in.  Remember we talked about deer ticks last time. Well I picked up a couple more before my trip to Phoenix a couple weeks ago.  The nurse keeps giving the same answer: watch for symptoms.

The problem is that all these parasitic diseases have the same symptoms, right?  Fatigue and achiness?  I can’t actually recall a time when I WASN’T fatigued and achy. 

I’m coming towards the end of my month off.  I saw my Ortho, Dr. Hester, and we had a kinda funny conversation.  He said, “What happened to the plantar fasciitis?”, and I was like “Nah, I fixed that now it’s something else…”

He says I have Peroneal Tendonitis.  Not Perennial tendonitis, which comes once a year, or periodontal tendonitis, which gives you a sore jaw, or prefrontal tendonitis which gives you a headache… No Peroneal Tendonitis which runs up the outside of your leg and attaches to you ankle. 

Nothing serious.  Just need a little rest and ice and anti-inflammatory.

I’ve been working on biking and stretching and core.  Bit of a vacation for me.  I’m looking forward to getting back into some good hearty training this summer – something I can sink my teeth into.  Maybe even spend a little time in the dark place J

I was down in Phoenix for the week and it was pretty much all out with breakfast starting at 7:00 AM and dinner till 9:00.  Not a bunch of room for training or practicing my miracle morning routine. 

Today we have a chat with Ken Lubin who manages a group on LinkedIn called “Executive Athletes” that has 15,000 members and lots of interesting interaction to see if we can learn something about the role of the amateur athlete in today’s company culture.

Now, I don’t have a linkedIn group for RunRunLive, but I do have a facebook group and you should go join and say hi.  Or join my email list so I know where to find you when the authorities question me.

In section one I’m going to give you some tips on how to act in small talk situations and in section two I’m trying an experiment in combining running with guided meditation.  You should really listen to that bit while you’re out on a long run. 

It’s interesting because the universe has been pointing out meditation to me recently.  As part of my miracle morning routine the first thing I do is 5ish minutes of guided breathing meditation.  I don’t know what it is doing but that simple 5 minutes kicks my ass and changes my frame and puts me into a flow state for a couple hours.  It’s really amazing. 

Then a bunch of the podcasts that I have been listening to all seem to be talking about meditation.  From Rich Roll to Tim Ferris – it just seems to be coming up all the time into my radar field.  Then last week ZenRunner put out an instructional podcast on meditation. 

I figured I’d stop fighting the universe and see if I could create a running meditation for you to use.  Tell me how it works out.  Let me know if I hit the mark or missed. 

I love this time of year.  I have so much energy and everything seems to have so much potential. 

Now all we need to do is take some action!

On with the show!

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On with the show!

Section one:

Mastering Small talk - http://www.runrunlive.com/small-talk-basics

Featured Interview:

Ken Lubin – Executive Athletes

Chris,

Good Morning and once again, thanks for taking the time to chat

The links are

www.executiveathletes.com

https://www.facebook.com/executiveathletes

http://zrgpartners.com/our-team/ken-lubin/

Please let me know if you need anything else.

Cheers

Ken

Section two:

Running Meditation - http://www.runrunlive.com/running-meditation

Outro:

Did a great interval workout on Fuji-san on the Rail trail Memorial Day weekend.  I took the speedplay peddles off and put some old flat, teethy metal platform peddles on because the clip-ins tweaked my ankle when I pulled up on them. 

Picture me puffing away on the rail trail spinning as hard as I can.  A blur of rusted true-temper terrifying the walkers and children.  I’ve been putting on weight so I’ve got a nice, great belly swinging away under my bike shirt bumping into my knees on the upstroke. 

And somehow my iPhone decided to shuffle into 100% live Grateful Dead music and it seems strangely fitting in this weird alternate universe of non-running exercise among the frightened populace.

Buddy is doing fine.  I had to get up in the middle of the night last night.  There were thunderstorms and he wanted to be let into the basement.  I guess he feels safer down there.  He’s still got all his faculties and he’s the sweetest old man. 

I think his serious running days are over but we still enjoy the brief odd trot in the woods together.  He’s been a devoted friend to me.  This morning as I was up early in my home office in a meditative state he sneaks up behind me a lets out one sharp bark to get my attention and it just about causes my head to explode. 

Crazy old dog. 

Towards the end of our conversation you heard Ken and I talk about not letting yourself get too comfortable.  Life is supposed to be full of ups and downs and if you’re not having them then you’re not living. 

Go out and do something that scares you.  Expect to succeed but be ok with failing because that’s how we grow.  We are never too young and we’re never too old to learn some new tricks.

I expect to see you in the facebook group.  It helps me test out some half baked thoughts and stuff.  I’ve been posting some of the thoughts that boil up out of my morning sessions and some of them are fairly interesting. 

Cheers,

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/46620307582/ or just search FaceBook for “RunRunLive”.

And I do have an email list that I shoot the shows out to.  I’ve been writing some extra posts on my website RunRunLive and I may start recording them as a bonus for those of you who are paying attention!

Happy Mother’s Day people. 

Be good to each other – party on.

Cheers,

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

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:

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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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The RunRunLive 3.0 Podcast Episode 3-289 – Ann Brennan and the Challenges of Depression

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Hello my friends – And welcome to the RunRunLive Podcast.  It sure was nice to not have to do anything over the last couple weekends.  No long runs and no races.  I’ve been running around as much as ever, but I feel like the pressure is off.   

That’s not quite true – I actually hosted an episode of the Runner’s Rountable Podcast last week from my hotel in Atlanta where we had a group of Boston Runners tell their Boston 2014 stories.  I wasn’t sure how it would go, because some people aren’t good stories tellers, but OMG these folks told some emotionally impactful, wonderful stories.  

If you ran Boston, or just want a glimpse of what this year’s race meant to people you should go download that  - it’s the runner’s roundtable on itunes.  It’s actually hard to find by Googling Runner’s Roundtable because you get a bunch of furniture ads!

Runners Round Table

There is a brief window in April in New England where spring is in the air but has not yet enforced its will.  It is like a great inhaling of breath that will blow in the warmth and chaos of summer.  During this interregnum the trees haven’t leafed out but the flowering shrubs explode.  Crab apples, forsythia, and cherry trees bursting forth with sweet flowers in the cool mornings.  

The tulips, and asphodels and grapey things push up through the hard clay and announce the incoming season.  The suburbs are a-bustle with men fertilizing lawns and spreading  pungent mulch.  For it is in this window that man has the advantage over chaos.  Before the wild grapes snare your perennials or the wild roses enmesh you daylilies.  It is your two-week chance to tear the weeds and beat back the burgeoning wild and establish, once again, domestic order on the verdant chaos. 

Yeah – I did some yard work. 

In the process I picked up some ticks.  Or the dog brings them in.  Most of the time I’ll strip off my work clothes, throw them in the washer and take a shower to make sure I get all the critters off me.  But sometimes they get by my defensive vigilance.  I had a deer tick in the back of my thigh last week when I woke up Sunday.  It was dead, so it probably came off the dog. 

I posted a picture of the bite on Facebook and I wanted to thank you all for freaking out about Lyme disease, like I need more things to be stressed out about.  And, before you start to lecture me again, I know all about Lyme.  It has impacted my family and friends and I’m all too aware of the debilitating long term effects.  

I recommend the same strategy I used when I worked in Mexico and India:  chase everything with four strong drinks and the parasites can never take hold.  Besides, you know I’m indestructible.  Bacterium can’t take me out. 

It’s just something we have to live with up here, but I would recommend if you aren’t familiar with deer ticks and Lyme disease you should do a little research.  It can change your life and not in a good way if you miss it.  I think I’m ok – I’ll let you know if I die.  It will make a great story.  I might even get into Runner’s World. 

I didn’t travel for a couple weeks and as nice as that was it also meant I managed to stay in place long enough to get allergies.  I was full of phlegm for a week.  It didn’t really bother me I just went through all the Kleenex in the house and ended up carrying a roll of toilet paper around with me. 

I failed miserably in my miracle morning habit last week traveling in Atlanta.  I was up late reading and couldn’t get into the 5 AM habit with the travel.  We’ll see if I can turn it around this week.  

I got an email from Kevin from the extra mile/extra Galloway podcast wondering what to do about that mid afternoon sleepiness that happens when you get up early.  It’s interesting because by getting up a couple hours earlier you are affecting the rhythm of the whole day.  

What Hal says to do is to manage your energy throughout the day with your nutrition.  Have a bunch of small, clean meals-  like super smoothies and raw fruits and veggies – and spread them out across your day to maintain your energy level.  

This gets me when I’m traveling because you have large expanses of time where you’re fasting broken by large quantities of not-so-great nutrition.  If you eat a big lunch for example it sucks energy out of your system to digest it in the afternoon.  The relationship between eating and energy level is something to be mindful of. 

With the sun coming out I finally got to ride my old road bike Fuji-san.  It was a blast but shortly after my ride I realized that being clipped into the peddles hurts my ankle – so that was a bit of a setback.  The stationary bikes in the gym are ok because I’m not clipped in, but pulling up aggressively on the speed-plays on Fuji-san tweaks it and makes it angry.  

I’m going to go visit my orthopedic surgeon next week and see what he thinks it is.  I know I’m an active guy but 6 months is a long time for something to hurt.  

Today we have an important conversation with my old friend and collaborator Ann Brennan who had a hard year.  We talk about dealing with stress and depression and doing the things you have to do to stay mentally healthy and keep your loved ones safe. 

In section one I’m going to talk about another tool from business that you can perhaps put to good personal use and in section two I’ll talk about how to create and manage a recovery phase in your training. 

It’s been a long year.  In the pre-industrial era this time of year was known as ‘the starving time’ because the new crops weren’t in yet and you had eaten through last year’s supplies.  But you know what they say, If life give you lemons, use the acidic juice to reveal hidden codes on the back of revolutionary war documents.  It’s true.  I saw it in a movie.  

You should really sign on to my email list.  Rather than basking in safe obscurity you can declare your allegiance to RunRunLive and get my drivel directly in your inbox.  I mean, really, you’ve made it to 289 episodes and sucked the vital life force out of my narrative for 5+ years you should subscribe or at least join the RunRunLive Facebook group.  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/46620307582/ or just search FaceBook for “RunRunLive”. 

On with the show!

Section one:

Mapping an organization for fun and profit - http://www.runrunlive.com/mapping-an-organization-for-fun-and-profit

Featured Interview:

Ann Brennan

http://www.annsrunningcommentary.com/

In the summer of 2005 I ran a race with my nine-year-old daughter, Meg. It was to become a pivotal moment in my life. Because I was so in awe of her first real race performance, I decided to write it all down. I did not want to ever forget a single detail.

A couple of days later I shared what I had written with my husband who was shocked. Maybe a little too shocked.

“You can write,” he said.

With that one shocked statement I realized that I had all but given up on writing as a career.

As a child I loved books. I read anything and everything I could get my hands on and I dreamed of one day being a writer. But in 2005 I was no longer even writing in a journal.

That day I decided to change that. I sent my story, Raising A Runner, to a couple of magazines and set about on the next great adventure in my life.

Shortly after, my sister-in-law Angie Brennan emailed me a link to this blog.

“I set up a blog for you,” she wrote, “you can change the photo and the password and then just start writing.”

By the way, Angie is the one I have to thank for the cleverly named Ann’s Running Commentary.

Today, I continue to write at Ann’s Running Commentary. I have written one unpublished novel and am in the process of completing my first self-published book on my thoughts on the run.

I host my own YouTube channel and a new podcast.

I am also the editor of Beyond Limits Magazine, an adventure magazine for people who want to change their lives.

Who would have guessed that one little race would change my life in so many ways?

- See more at: http://www.annsrunningcommentary.com/about/#sthash.mszzZdOL.dpuf

Section two: 

Working the recovery phase of your training - http://www.runrunlive.com/the-recovery-phase-as-part-of-your-training-discipline

Outro:

A few weeks ago we talked about the concept of ‘white space’ in our lives and how to leave enough room in your busy existence for some ‘you time’.  A few months back we talked about the Gaelic concept of ‘thin places’ which were physical or mental places where the margin between you and the other world was thin.  

As I was working with the 5AM Miracle Morning routine I came to think of it as a sacred place.   A place and time that is sacred to me.   A place where it is all about me and I am free.  I am unencumbered from expectations and deliveries.  Sitting at my desk in my house early in the morning, working through my aspirations and affirmations is a sacred place.  

Having a sacred place is a powerful thing.   It is that place or time where you can go and be you.  Be wholly you.  Do you have that sacred place in your life?  I found that in my sacred place I drop into a flow state and time passes without me knowing it.  Ideas and concepts flow from me.  

That’s worth getting up for in the morning! 

What’s next for me?  Still in recovery.  Still fighting off all my codependent friends who daily have brilliant ideas for difficult races and relays in beautiful places.  But I have to be strong.  I have to recover.  No messing around.  

I went through my stuff and pulled all the race shirts from the last 13 months. I gave them to my mom to see if maybe she could fashion a quilt for me.  A bit like one of those medieval tapestries that tells the story of an epic battle. 

Don’t forget to go listen to the Runner’s Roundtable episode with the Boston Stories.  It’s quite powerful.  And for those of you who might want a safe way to dip your toe into podcasting it’s an open forum just waiting for you to volunteer.  Like open mike night at the running podcast café. 

I wasn’t joking, I do have a RunRunLive Facebook page that I post stuff to.  You should join.  It’s free and easy. 

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/46620307582/ or just search FaceBook for “RunRunLive”. 

And I do have an email list that I shoot the shows out to.  I’ve been writing some extra posts on my website RunRunLive and I may start recording them as a bonus for those of you who are paying attention! 

Happy Mother’s Day people.  

Be good to each other – party on. 

Cheers, 

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

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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Podcast Episode 3-288 – Yo Pal Hal Elrod

The RunRunLive 3.0 Podcast Episode 3-288 – Yo Pal Hal Elrod and the Miracle Morning

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Introductory Comments:

Hello my friends – welcome to the end of my running calendar!  Some people have a yearend calendar, some people have a fiscal calendar and I have a running calendar.  It’s not based on the sun or the moon or some Claudio-Julian calculations. It is based on having finished the Boston Marathon and the Groton Road race.  That’s the end of my running year. 

Today we have a long interview with Hal Elrod, the author of The Miracle Morning.  He’s a character and loves to talk.  I’ll try to compensate by keeping my comments short. 

In section one we have a post on how to deal with aggressive, angry people and in section two we talk about some strategies to recover from your marathon. 

I’m having fun with the miracle morning.  For the most part I’ve been getting up at 5:00 AM every day and working through my exercises.  On those days when I don’t set the alarm I wake up anyhow because I’m used to it now.  I’m finding that I’m getting a bunch of high quality work done in the morning.  However I tend to start to lag in the afternoon, getting sleeping and not getting much creativity done. 

I’m testing an app on the iPhone called ‘Sleep Cycle’.  You put the iPhone on the mattress when you sleep and it tracks your movements and deduces what part of the sleep cycle you’re in.  You can set the alarm for a certain time, plus or minus 15 minutes let’s say, and the app will try to wake you when you are not in a deep sleep cycle.  I don’t have enough data yet but it’s kinda fun and it’s free. 

I ran the Boston Marathon and had a great time.  As you know I was pretty beat up coming out of the long winter and my marathon a month program.  I spent the last month just working on strength and flexibility.  I knew I’d have to have a race strategy that was very conservative and careful.  

I decided to run a 5 – 1 cadence.  Run five minutes then walk a minute.  I was worried that I might have a repeat of my hard miles at the Umstead Marathon.  I brought 4 bottles of GenuCan that I took every 45 minutes or so.  

Once I made it over Heartbreak Hill without any issues I knew I had it.  I just started celebrating and working with the crowds from that point in.  It was a blast.  It wasn’t about time for me.  It was about closure.  As I came down Boylston my quads started to go so that tells me I played it out almost perfectly for the fitness (or lack thereof) that I brought into the race. 

Some people complained about it being hot but I thought it was a beautiful day.  With the extra waves this year the charity runners didn’t get off the line until after 11:00 AM.  It was a lot like it used to be in the old days when the race started at noon.  You get the hottest part of the day in the middle of the race and then get cooled off when you drop down the slump into Boston. 

As you know I went into the race fairly unhappy and stressed about how much the recent years have impacted the character of the event.  But, as soon as I was out on that course, among my people it was glorious. 

Just 6 days later I had the honor of helping put on the Groton Road Race.  The weekend was a whirlwind of activity.  There are always a few last minute crises to deal with but it came off successfully with no major problems.  Overall the year over year registration numbers were down, probably due to the cold winter.  

The weather was overcast and cold for the race which was tough on the fans but great for the runners.  We had a new course record.  The same guy won the 5K and the 10K and set a course record. 

My year is over.  Time to move on to my next adventure.  It takes a lot of stress off of me.  Not that I can’t deal with it but it just made for a long year with all the stuff going on in my life. 

On with the show!

Section one:

How to deal with angry and aggressive people - http://www.runrunlive.com/dealing-with-aggressive-negative-people

Featured Interview:

Hal Elrod

Hal Elrod

BIO

Hal Elrod died at age 20. He was hit head on by a drunk driver at 70 mph, was dead for 6 minutes, broke 11 bones, suffered permanent brain damage, and was told by doctors that he would never walk again. 

 

Defying the logic of doctors and the temptations to be a victim, Hal went on to become an ultra-marathon runner, a hall of fame business achiever, international success coach, award winning motivational speaker, hip-hop recording artist, husband, father, and #1 Best-selling Author what is now being hailed as one of "the most life-changing books of all time" -- The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed To Transform Your Life... (Before 8AM). 

 

LINKS

>> Get Hal's #1 Best-selling book: The Miracle Morning

www.MiracleMorningBook.com

 

>> Get 2 FREE Chapters of Hal's book + FREE Video + FREE Audio: 

www.MiracleMorningBook.com

 

>> Hal's website: 

www.HalElrod.com

 

Section two: 

Recovery tips after a marathon - http://www.runrunlive.com/9-steps-to-recovery-after-a-marathon

Outro:

That’s it my friends you have daintily peeled back the page on another running year with me.  So what’s next ?  Well, my friends, next is not running for a month.  May is going to be my recovery month.  I’m doing some yoga, some swimming, some core and some biking.  

My back is sore, my ankle has a tweaked ligament of some sort and I’ve got some pain and numbeness in my left knee.  All of this doesn’t prevent me from running but it has limited my ability to train and race at the level of quality that I’d like.  So we’ll give it some time and see if we can get healthy before anything else. 

I’ve been reading, as usual.  I read Chrissie Wellington’s book and it was interesting because I remember that Kona she won while all bruised up from a bike crash.  Mostly I took away that she is bat-shit crazy.  Not that I have anything against crazy people – I just don’t want to be trapped in an elevator with them.  

I also read The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver.  I had listened to her other book Pigs in Heaven a few years ago and really liked it.  She is an incredible writer.  I very much enjoy her prose. 

I’m working through a business book I’m quite enjoying called Die Empty by Todd Henry who does the Accidental Creative podcast.  Really good stuff for people who have to deliver creative work.  

Of course I read Hal’s book.  He sounded a little offended when I told him I read it in one airplane ride.  Well, you know, I read some books for the prose and others for the content and adjust my reading speed accordingly.  

Last but not least I was looking through the Kindle store and saw that all the Edgar Rice Burroughs books were free.  So I downloaded a bunch and read Tarzan of the Apes!  This was an enjoyable surprise.  What a bodice ripper!  To see the original work that spawned a pop cultural hero was awesome.  

It is a very engaging story.  Quite awfully racist and classist at times but if you can laugh that stuff off it’s quite entertaining.  I think I’ll move on the some of his Mars books next. 

What’s my plan going forward?  No running in May,  then see how I feel and maybe train to run a qualifier at end of summer because I’ve got some unfinished business. 

Cheers, 

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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

On Amazon

On Kindle

On Audio (Read by the author) – http://www.runrunlive.com

The Mid-Packer’s Guide to the Galaxy

On Kindle

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http://www.runeratti.com

Http://www.coolrunning.com

http://www.Grotonroadrace.com

http://www.SQRR.org

www.midpackerslament.com

Contact:

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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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