The RunRunLive 3.0 Podcast Episode 3-296 – Prostate Cancer – Coach and a Training Cycle Case Study

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Introductory Comments:

I’m talking to you now not from the dark place but from the crazy place.  The crazy place is the taper and I’ve got full on taper madness with about 8 days to my target race. 

How do you manage taper madness?  You know me.  I’ve run 44 marathons including 15 Bostons.  But whenever I’m shooting for a specific time and I’ve invested this much in the campaign I go bonkers in those last two weeks. 

I wrapped up my campaign with a 24 mile pace run last Sunday and now I’m cutting the mileage way back.  Coach’s theory on tapering and mine are similar.  If you’ve done the training you back off the mileage but keep up the intensity.  

This week I did a 4 X 1 mile on the road for a workout and this morning did a set of 16 50M surges along the White River Trail in Indianapolis.  Saw my pace drop into numbers starting with 5’s which is pretty amazing.  Mostly short hard efforts now.  Rest and tuning.  

Other than that I just try to keep my brain in my head with a daily routine of stretching, light core work, meditation and some race specific affirmations and visualization.  

Following up on my old-man rant about the people at the track…There was a guy in lane one last week wearing those big, over-the-ear headphones like he was planning to wave jets in for landings on an aircraft carrier later.   I also saw a lady walking while working on her iPad.  I don’t know how she kept from walking into the fence.  

And, of course, since I’ve lost so much weight I’m back to horrifying the local populace by working out shirtless in my 1980’s shorty shorts.   My rule for shirtless is you either have to be attractive or over 50.  You can guess which I am. 

How’s my diet going?  Actually very well.  For the most part I’ve stabilized under 180 pounds which is exactly where I want to be and I’m going to focus on staying healthy and fueled for the race.  My clothes are falling off me and I feel like that guy in the big suit from the Talking Heads video.  Still the same body, just 20 pounds less of it since June. 

 

I touched 175 pounds after my 24 miler this past weekend – but that was mostly water.  In this weather I’ll lose 7-8 pounds in a long run even though I’m taking in about a gallon of water.  That’s about 16 pounds of sweat in a marathon.  

Some people are contacting me for advice on weight loss and training.  I have to reiterate that I’m not a nutritionist or a coach.  I don’t want to break anyone – so I can point you to my coaches if you like. 

In section one today we’ll talk about the perils and advantages of being the odd man out.  In section two I’ll toss around the question “Can you qualify for the Boston Marathon?”  

It’s funny because I don’t write posts for link bait.  You know what I mean.  All those “5 simple ways to lose weight” or “How to do XYZ without any effort” – you know those posts.  I write what I happen to be thinking about.  I put up the “Can you qualify for Boston?” post today and it’s getting a bunch of traffic – so much so that I had to go back and fix all the typos! I guess people are interested in that. 

 On with the Show. 

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Section one:

Odd Man Out - http://runrunlive.com/odd-man-out

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Coach PRSFit

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We place an emphasis on personalized service. The day you join our team or purchase a pre-built training program, we take it to the next level. Our coaching staff gets involved! Our lines of communication are always open and we encourage your questions as you make strides in your training. We encourage you to contact us as often as you need, with any need you may have.

 

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Section two: 

Can you qualify for Boston?  - http://runrunlive.com/can-you-qualify-for-boston

Outro:

Well – that was fun, wasn’t it?  I’m bugging out with taper madness.  Having trouble sleeping.  Grumpy and snappy.  You know the drill – I just want to get there and race! 

I’m feeling confident but anything can happen.  

So – My big announcement, drum roll, is that Jeff had some people bail on him so I decided to take a number for the Marine Corps Marathon.  I’ve run it before and it’s an awesome race.  Eddie Marathon is going to be down there too.  

I did this mostly because I’m sick of losing friends to cancer.  Maybe it’s my age group but every couple weeks someone else I know is being diagnosed or going under the knife. It’s not fair. 

I can’t do anything about it but I can help raise awareness.  Especially for Prostate cancer because if you catch it early it’s curable.  All you have to do is get tested.  I know a lot of my listeners are guys in my general age group and I’m talking to you – right now – today – make an appointment to go get tested.  Read about the tests, read about the symptoms because I don’t want to lose you. 

I am accepting donations for the race if you want to throw some coin at me but only if you’re sick of losing friends to cancer and you can afford a couple bucks.  The link is on my website and right here in the show notes. 

http://www.m2epc.com/chris-russell.html 

Thank you for listening. 

I got an email last week from the ASICS guys wondering if I wanted to be considered for a comp entry to the NYC Marathon.  They’d kit me out and give me a number and all I’d have to do is wear their stuff and blog about it.  I was like, “Gee, I dunno I’d have to think about….YES!!! Of Course!!! Where do I sign!!!” 

Coming up next week I button-holed Rachel my nutrition coach to chat through a case study on eating healthy.  I also have a few listener created interviews in the can for when we switch to the new format! 

Next time we speak I’ll either be celebrating or making up excuses but either way I’ve had an awesome summer and I’ll have a story to tell. 

Cheers, 

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Ahhhhhhhh….Yes…My friends another RunRunLive podcast up in the can. Somewhere in the last couple months we passed the 6 year anniversary I think.  Near as I can figure we started in July of 2007.  And we have consistently delivered an invaluable stream of mediocre running related content to you that whole time.  

I’m refreshing the format of the show at 300 episodes.  I’m going to try to bring in more user generated content and some fresh voices.  I have a number of guest interviews queued up which will give some of our community an opportunity to practice their interview skills but mostly just save me work! 

In the last few shows I’m going to bring coach on to talk through my training cycle and strategy for Pocatello.  I’ve also brow beat Rachel to come on and drop some nutrition smarts on us.  

I’m in the midst of writing up a review on a couple things that were sent to me.  First was the Salomon folks sent me a some shoes, shirt and shorts from their #CityPark campaign.  I didn’t really understand the point of these products at first until I realized that they are in response to the Park Run movement.  

I also got a pair of shoes from ASICS.  I selected a light neutral racer. I did a couple tempo runs in them and they are nice.  

Have you heard the inspirational starfish story?  Would you like to? Well it goes like this…

A man was walking down the beach and thousands of starfish had been washed up on the shore by a storm.  A child was throwing them back in the water.  The man says ‘What are you doing?  You can’t make any difference with these thousands of starfish.” And the Child responds, while throwing a starfish, “I made a difference for that one!” 

Now I have heard this story told by many self-help gurus.  But they never finish the story.  

To continue…it turns out that particular starfish was on the shore because it was sick.  It had the great starfish plague, similar to starfish Ebola, and when it was thrown back it infected the rest of the starfish populations causing a global mass extinction of starfish.  

This in turn caused the ocean ecosystem to collapse.  But, in an ironic twist, great white sharks, due to the extreme evolutionary pressure, rapidly evolved into mutant land dwelling carnivores and proceeded to depopulate the cities. 

So really, the moral of the story is don’t tell me pithy morality tales because I’ll just ruin it for you. 

I’ll see you out there. 

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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.  

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My friends.  What follows is a piece I constructed specifically for my friend Eric who is running his third Leadville 100 this week.   But, you are welcome to enjoy it on any of your endurance races or workouts.  I had in mind a modern, endurance sports version of a Pilgrim’s Progress or Dante’s Journey or any other spiritual journey metaphor you like. 

Those spiritual journeys that strip away the dirt and fluff of life and lay bare the soul.  It’s a bit of performance art, an endurance poem or prayer and I hope it makes you think, or, even better, makes you feel. 

Breath deep the gathering Gloom

Is everybody in?  Is everybody in? 

The Ceremony is about to begin

Awake! 

Let me tell you a story. 

A story not about a runner but about a soul.  The core of a transient being that strives and learns and grows and fights is the soul – the spirit, the essence, that thing which is unbreakable and infinite within each of us. 

Picture if you will a small house nestled closely in the jack pines.  A rustic fence runs close by.  The grass is tall and wild, not with neglect, but in keeping with the nature of the place.  There is a sense of warmth and comfort and homey-ness.

This soul awakes in a comfortable, warm bed in a homestead on the edge of the prairie to the shout of bird song and glow of a rising sun.  The bad is warm and well-worn with the wakings of many morns. 

But today after many years of comfort the soul is restless.  The soul sense an emptiness.  Nothing particular, just a ghostly nag of a feeling that tugs at the fabric of the mind like a cat clawing the curtains. 

The kitchen is warm and the coffee soothing. The wooden chairs creak with comfort.  The soul’s gaze crosses the prairie to the great purple mountains.  The one forbidding peak majestic among the rest, rising from the prairie like a great cruel master.  Restlessness and the stirrings of wanderlust climb up the soul’s spine.   

The soul is a searcher.  The searcher could stay here behind the gnarled fence posts of day to day existence but the purple mountains call.   A whispering buzz on the wind like the cooing of a seductress – the mountains song a sirens paean that is stitched into our souls.   

The soul could stay but the searcher cannot.  To stay is to give away that unknown part of life that calls us.  To stay is to give up.  To choose an empty comfort over a fulfilling hardship is for the weak and equivocating – the cold and timid souls.  

The searcher puts on shoes and socks and wraps in skins.  The searcher stuffs some sustenance in a bag and strides forth into the dry grass of the Prairie.  Pausing at the fence the searcher is filled with the joy of adventure.  Not the completion of the adventure, not the embarking of adventure – the searcher is filled up to the brim with the ambition of adventure.  

For in the ambition of adventure is infinite possibility. 

The searcher does not know what is out there. The searcher does not know how the mountain will be climbed.  The searcher does not know how to survive.  The searcher knows only that the kinetic joy of moving forward into the unknown greatly outweighs the pain of sleeping through life.  

Hours into the journey to the mountain the searcher is tired and thirsty.  The feet are hot and the back is sore.  There is doubt.  There are those small voices that nag and promise to forgive all if only we can turn back now.  But the die is cast and there is only one way out. There is only one way through.  That way is forward. Forward into the unknown heights of perilous adventure.  

The searcher stops to slake at a cold clear stream the cuts the prairie mounds. Stooping to splash cold water on a hot neck and head.  The great refreshment of effort and rest well earned.  The great trial not yet beginning, not yet known.  The searcher is filled with joy.  The joy cascades through the body like the cold water running down the neck and back.  

It is the joy of freedom.  The joy of tossing away constraints and assumptions.  The joy of throwing all caution to the wind and swaggering like a fool into a fight with an adversary bigger and meaner than oneself. The joy of passion and the joy of the fight. To give oneself fully; truly fully in a worthy fight. That is to know Joy. 

As the ground begins to rise up to the purple mount the sun p high and hot.  This day will come and go on this quest with this loss of self and the searcher is at peace.  The ground begins to slope steeply into a rough trail filled with loose rock and bounded by dry, prickly chaparral.

Sweat drips from the eyebrows and runs down dusty arms in brown rivulets tracing ancient waterways.  Feet slip and knees grind with hands for purchase in the dust.  The searcher pauses and looks upwards into the purple mist, in the moment unsure.  

And in that moment the seed is found and the searcher becomes the climber.  Serenity falls like a great dark carpet and the climber pulls upward with purpose.  To do this thing, to do this work. From one crumbling foothold to the next with the metronome cadence of labored breath – the climber climbs on.  The honest purity of the work cleanses sin and absolves the climber of all earthly dues and in the moment the climber is alone against the mountain and free. 

Hands on knees, bracing, pushing the mountain into the gravity of the earth, climbing towards the purple summit.  Peacefulness and serenity in the motion.  First one leg, first one foot, followed by the next over and over in peaceful communion with the mountain.  

The simplest thing in the world is to defy gravity and climb.  The climber is in the moment.  The climber does not see or imagine the top of the mountain or the other side the climber simply climbs and in that climbing is truth and beauty and soul. 

The summer sun is now falling into the horizon, slipping like a raw egg into the purple void.  Long shadows lick the trail and sweat chills in the small of the back in memory of the climber’s efforts.  Afternoon insects lift up their voices and afternoon birds shake the heat from their wings. 

The trail hooks upwards behind and ancient outcrop of reddish-brown sandstone heaved up for the bottom of some forgotten sea swarming with trilobites and fairy creatures.  The climber is tiring.  The sweat has wrung the water from the soul.  Humanity is stretched thin as a silk thread and an aching tiredness fills the body and soul and brain.  

Adventure is fine.  Ambitions is great. But the body is a physical thing and has its limits.  The muscles run out of fuel.  The tendons tire and lose their elasticity.  The joints creak from the repetitive impact and strain.  Fluid filled blisters grow in shoes as the feet swell and rub with each labored push.  

In a flash a tired foot fails to raise a tired foot and a tired toe is caught on a wayward root concealed in the mottled sun of the afternoon.  Before conscious mind can engage the ground rushes up.  Knee impacts rock and dirt.  Hands and elbows reach out feebly to save the climber.  

The dust settled around with a rush of adrenaline and clarity.  Red, red blood, rich and wonderful drips from the knee and the elbow like some ancient sacrificial right.  The climber sits in the dirt and collects thoughts and emotions and feelings to weigh and balance the event.  The climber smiles then curses and laughs.  The climber pushes erect to tired legs and spits, wiping the excess grit off. 

The Climber rears back and straightens up in the trail, hand on hips, expelling a great weary sigh of breath to the gods.  But the climber knows that the truth lies, not on the other side of the purple mountain but on the other side of tiredness and exhaustion.  The truth can only be found by striving through the haze of exhaustion, through the veil of the known and into the sweet pain of the unknown.  

The climber let’s out another great tired breath and with that the Striver bends and begins to push through the loose dirt upwards.  Beyond the tiredness of exhaustion is the goal which has ceased to become a thing but has been lost in the simple act of moving forward.  

The Striver grimly and gamely puts one foot in front of the other pushing forward up the trail.  

The striving is cut at times with a weird and senseless euphoria.  At times the cloud of tiredness will break with great rain storms of laughter.  Snippets of half remembered songs from the past will emerge with have broken trebles croaked up as offerings.  The act of striving replaces the point.  The means become the end. 

Stunted trees give way to gnarled bushes and the trail becomes rougher and broken.  The Striver with sweat dried dirt and clotted blood works onward.  Above the tree line the altitude starts the thin the air and life comes in gasping breaths.   At times the trail drops precipitously down into the scrub and rocks waiting for the miscalculated step. 

Beside the trail are the sun-blanched bones of some pack animal long dead.  That animal lost its bet with adventure.  That animal’s contract was collected here on the hot dry slope of the mountain.  The final commitment.  The striver pauses and wonders about final thoughts as that animal gave up the fight. 

The striver has spent all that can be spent and stops to drink warm water from a carried flask.  It soothes but slightly the burned lips and throat and lungs.  Doubt now hangs in the air like a fetid smog.  Sadness comes and the great joy of adventure, the peacefulness of striving is subsumed in a great brown wave of emotional exhaustion.  

Dirty and drawn the Striver fights the tears and mumbles nonsense vitriol into the gravel.  Until sadness and defeat tickle the depths of a third emotion – Anger.  Anger like a great bomb explodes into the body and mind.  The anger of the trail.  Angry at yourself.  Angry at the world.  Angry at this stupid quest and this stupid mountain.  

Anger fills the void where exhaustion has left a hole.  Anger fills the void with a red energy and the Fighter is born.  Cursing the trail, cursing the heavens, cursing the world the fighter drives numb legs and feet into the dirt and pushes an uncooperative shambling body forward. 

The purple peak looms near now.  The purple has grown into black as the evening expands across the barren steeps.  A pale moon hints in the low horizon of the night sky.  Night breezes push unbroken against the landscape chilling the fighter’s core.  

The fighter laughs maniacally and curses the wind.   Clawing with angry tenacity at the storm and slope the fighter feels nothing and rejoices in the numbness of pain and effort.  The dirt and fluff of life is stripped away and inconsequential.  The fighter is left bare at the core punching out against the force of gravity and nature.  

In this battle, victory and failure hang in the balance with each tired swing of the leg, each angry punch of the hand and each stubborn movement.   There is a purity in thought and motions when all humanness is stripped away by effort.  There is a suppleness found in wandering deep past physical boundaries, deep past exhaustion and deep into the pit of trial.  To have a great endeavor hang in the balance and not care, just fight, that is honesty in the human animal.  

In the cold gloom of the evening the summit solidifies in the climber’s field of vision.  It is a surreal march, the last few meters, after these many hours of ricocheting between suffering and joy, between sadness and euphoria, between the wretched sands of defeat and the golden shores of triumph.

At the summit is triumph.  A golden shower of self-affirmation that when all is said and done you have the strength and power to rise about petty things of this existence and do the impossible.  Triumph in the knowledge that we can do anything we set our minds to and cannot be constrained by what is known. 

We are have risen above the common.  We have shirked off the skin of comfort and adventured far from our warm cabins and tender beds.  We are Spartans to our sport and to our world.  What can challenge us? What can beat us?  What are we afraid of?  Nothing.  

The soul is indestructible.  The will transcends the body.  The journey of the spirit transcends the mind.  We are indestructible.  

Indestructible. 

 

 

 

 

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The RunRunLive 3.0 Podcast Episode 3-295 – Michael Wardian  – American Distance Runner

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Introductory Comments:

Hello my summertime comrades.  How is it going?  Perhaps we find you jogging along limply on a sweltering August morn sweating your humanity into the thick sultry air?   Or maybe we find you on a treadmill in the health club horrifying the jaded Yentas with your dynamic rainbows of sweat filled efforts? 

No matter where you are, we are here together once again for episode 3-295 of the RunRunLive Podcast.  And as Buckaroo Bonzai said, “No matter where you go…there you are.”  (Buckaroo Bonzai, by the way is a great campy scifi movie with Peter Heller of the original RoboCop, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd, a young Jeff Goldblum and Rasta-Far-I aliens from 1984)

And the plot is…” Dr. Buckaroo Banzai, a physicist, neurosurgeon, test pilot, and rock musician, [has to] save the world by defeating a band of inter-dimensional aliens called Red Lectroids from Planet 10”.  That has me written all over it, right? 

Back on topic – Today we have along chat with Mike Wardian American distance runner who has been having an awesome run lately.  I follow Mike on Facebook and he’s been doing tons of races and always looks super happy.  There’s nothing like being in shape and healthy and being able to just run with passion and joy and you can see it in Mike’s eyes.  

In section one I’ll share a review of a book I read recently about “Challenger Sales” and in Section two I’ll talk about my dieting success over the last few weeks. 

My training has been going very well.  I’m getting all my workouts in and nothing overtly hurts.  This will be a modern miracle because it looks like I’m going to get through this hard training cycle without injuring myself – knock on wood.  

I’m starting to get confident about my chances at Pocatello at the end of the month.  I’ve done my work and controlled all the variables that I can control – so now I just have to hold on to the end, stay health, consolidate my gains and hope the circumstances are fortuitous for battle. 

Either way I’m super proud of this cycle.  I really focused, kept my eye on the goal, executed some very difficult training and stayed healthy.  A worthy effort. 

I had an interesting week working down in Atlanta.  I stayed in one of those extended-stay format hotels so I could buy groceries and cook my own dinners and have access to a fridge.   I also got a rental car so I could get to a track for my workouts.  

If you follow me on Facebook you know that I had to jump the fence at a Middle school on Thursday morning to get my workout in.  A bit of an adventure.  I’ve also been getting a fair number of my hard workouts in on the treadmill which has its pros and cons.  

I’m almost finished reading ‘Evolution of a Cromag” by vegan crazy man John Joeseph.  It’s quite a story and I would recommend picking it up.  It’s only available on Kindle.  It’s hard to believe some of the stuff he’s been through – frankly I was reading it before bed and it was giving me nightmares. Very hard to describe – you’ll have to read it for yourself. 

I’m going to get rid of a ½ dozen or so pairs of shoes this weekend. I’ll give my brother some and ship the rest off to my sister in Indy.  My wife was complaining about not being able to get to the washing machine in the laundry room.  How did I end up with 15 pair of running shoes?  How does that happen? 

Another issue I have in the summer is my running shoes get soaked with sweat in these hard runs and end up stinking like nuclear workout waste. Here’s a tip for you – just throw them in the washing machine.  It doesn’t hurt them.  There’s nothing in a running shoe that’s going to shrink or get bent or broken in the wash.  Just air-dry them and they will be ready to go. 

By the way my sister Jody has been training away this summer to shoot for a qualifier this fall in her second marathon.  

So, my friends, you know what they say, If life give you lemons you can use them to create salon quality highlights in your hair. Add 1/4 cup lemon juice to 3/4 cup water and rinse your hair with the mixture. Then, sit in the sun until your hair dries. To maximize the effect, repeat once daily for up to a week.

On with the Show. 

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Section one:

Challenger Behavior Set - http://runrunlive.com/6-things-that-non-sales-people-can-learn-from-challenger-sales

Featured Interview:

Michael Wardian

http://mikewardian.com/

Michael Wardian

40 years old, Arlington, VA-United States of America, Father of 2 young boys (Pierce-7 years old & Grant-5 years old)

Sponsors (2014) :

•Hoka One One: http://www.hokaoneone.com/

•UVU Racing: http://www.uvuracing.com

•MarathonGuide.com: www.marathonguide.com

•Vitargo: http://www.vitargo.com

•Succeed: www.succeedscaps.com

•Petzl: www.petzl.com/us

•110% Compression & Ice: http://110playharder.com/

•Sweetgreen: www.sweetgreen.com

•Julbo: www.julbousa.com

•High Cloud: www.highcloud.org

•The Stick: www.thestick.com

•Injinji: www.injinji.com

•Suunto: www.suunto.com/us

•Nathan: www.nathansports.com/gear/performance-gear

•Udo's Oil: www.oilthemachine.com

•Motion Geek: www.motiongeek.com

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Current 2014 Results:

•1/9/14-The Dopey Challenge, Walt Disney World, FL-5K-16:18-2nd place

•1/10/14-The Dopey Challenge, Walt Disney World, FL-10K-33:58-2nd place

•1/11/14-The Dopey Challenge, Walt Disney World, FL-1/2 Marathon-21K-1:13:11-5th Place

•1/12/14-The Dopey Challenge, Walt Disney World, FL-Marathon-2:35:23-6th place

•*Overall Winner of the Dopey Challenge for fastest time for all four (4) events

•2/3-8/14-The Coastal Challenge, Costa Rica-143 miles-23:26:23-1st place overall

•2/16/14-The GW Birthday 50K-Alexandria, VA-10K-33:07-5th place

•2/23/14-The Cowtown Marathon 50K-Fort Worth, TX-3:00:21-1st place

•3/02/14-The USATF 50K National Championships-2:59:31-2nd place

•3/15/14-The Tarawera Ultra Marathon-Rotorua, New Zealand-6:28:46-8th place

•3/30/14-The Runners Marathon on Reston, Reston, VA -2:44:44-1st place

•4/9/14-The UVU North Pole Marathon-North Pole-4:07:40-1st place

•4/12/14-The Stroud Foundation 5K, Washington, DC-18:56-1st place

•4/13/14-GW Parkwary 10 Miler, Alexandria, VA-52:36-6th place / 1st Master

•4/21/14-The 118th BAA Boston Marathon, Boston, MA-2:23:32-44th place / 3rd Master

•4/27/14-The Big Sur Marathon, Carmel, CA-2:27:45-1st place / Set Master Course Record

•5/04/14-Wings for Life World Run, Sunrise, FL-1st place overall-35.88 Miles / 1st Master

•5/25/14-The KeyBank Vermont City Marathon, Burlingon, VT-2:27:37-6th place overall / 1st Master

•6/01/14-The 89th Comrades Marathon, Durban, South Africa-6:08:23-36th place overall / 1st USA

•6/08/14-The Ethiopian Marathon-Race 4 Ever, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia-1st place overall

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Previous Results:

•December 7, 2013-The North Face Endurance Challenge-San Francisco-7:14:44-16th place

•November 24, 2013-Kinhaven 5k-17:39-1st place

•November 23, 2013-JFK 50 Miler-5:55:37-3rd place

•November 17, 2013-Rock & Roll Las Vegas-2:57:56-10th place

•November 17, 2013-Rock & Roll San Antonio-2:31:19-1st place

•November 10, 2013-Woodrow Wilson Bridge 1/2 marathon-1:10:09-13th place

•October 27, 2013-38th annual Marine Corps Marathon-2:27:05-5th place

•October 22, 2013-The North Face Endurance Challenge, Chile-8:44:18-2nd place

•October 13, 2013-Lower Potomac 10 Miler-56:26-1st place

•October 12, 2013-Freedoms Run Marathon-2:33:14-1st place

•September 28, 2013-Ultra Race of Champions (UROC)-100K-13:22-23rd place

•September 14, 2013-Bays Mountain Trail Race 15 miles-1:38:56-1st place

•September 8, 2013-Parks 1/2 Marathon-1:12:01-15 place

•September 1, 2013-Kauai Marathon-2:37:58-3rd place

•August 18, 2013-Hartwood 10 Miler-54:48-1st place

•August 17, 2013-Gary Brown 5 Miler-26:40-5th place

•August 10, 2013-Health Focus of Southewest Virginia Salem Distance Run 10K-33:29-1st place

•July 27, 2013-SpeedGoat 50K-6:34:33-25th overall

•July 14, 2013-Grant Pierce Indoor Marathon & 50K-1st overall Marathon & 50K (50k World Record): 3:12:13

•July 7, 2013-Ivy 5K-16:25-2nd place overall

•July 6, 2013-Seashore Striders 5K-16:27-1st place overall

•June 29, 2013-The North Face Endurance Challenge Ecuador-50 miler-8:44:18-2nd place overall

•June 22, 2013-The North Face Endurance Challenge Costa Rica-50 miler-6:58:55-1st place overall

•June 16, 2013-The Wipro San Francisco Marathon-2:30:18-3rd place overall

•June 2, 2013-The North Face Endurance Challenge 10K-Washington, DC-36:01-2nd place overall

•June 2, 2013-The North Face Endurance Challenge 5K-Washington, DC-19:02-1st place overall

•June 2, 2013-The North Face Endurance Challenge-Gore-Tex 50 Miler-6:45:36-1st place overall

•May 27, 2013-The Vermont City Marathon-2:30:15-5th place overall

14th place at Empire State Building Run Up

1st place at 2011 Lower Potomac Marathon-set Guinness World Record-Fastest Marathon as Superhero (Spider Man)

3rd place at 2011 Shamrock Marathon

1st place at 2011 National Marathon (5 time winner)

19th place at Two Oceans Marathon (56K)-First USA

11th place at Comrades Marathon (87K)-First USA

3rd place at The North Face Endurance Challenge-50 Miler

1st place at The North Face Endurance Challenge-1/2 Marathon

13th place and Olympic Trails Qualifier (2:17:49)-Grandma's Marathon

3rd Place at Badwater Ultra Marathon

1st Place at Grant and Pierce Indoor Marathon (4 days after Badwater)

1st Place at San Francisco Marathon

1st Place at The North Face Endurance Challenge 50K-Kansas City

1st Place at The North Face Endurance Challenge 1/2 Marathon-Kansas City

2nd Place at the Kauai Marathon

2nd Place and Silver Medalist at 100K World Championships and First ever Team Gold Medal for 100K World Team for USA-The Netherlands

2nd Place at the Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) 100K

3rd place at 2011-ING Miami Marathon

2nd place at 2011-Disney Marathon

1st at 2010 ING Miami Marathon

1st at 2010 Delaware Marathon

1st at 2010 National Marathon-Washington, DC

Bronze Medal at 2009 & 2010 50K World Championships-Gibraltar, Gibraltar

3rd Place at 2010-100K World Championships-Gibraltar, Gibraltar

6th Place at 2009-100K World Championships-Torhout, Belgium

USATF National Champion: 2008, 2009, 2010 USATF 50K National Championships

USATF National Champion: 2008-USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships

USATF National Champion: 2008-USATF 100K

Accolades:

IAU Ultra Runner of the Year 2010

USATF Ultra Runner of the Year-2008 & 2009 & 2010 & 2011

New York Road Runners Ultra Runner of the Year: 2009

Charities:

http://www.crowdrise.com/michaelwardian/member/post

 

 

Section two: 

How I made race weight - http://runrunlive.com/lean-and-mean

Outro:

Cheers, 

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

Outro Bumper

Ahhhhhhhh….Yes…My friends another RunRunLive podcast up in the can. Somewhere in the last couple months we passed the 6 year anniversary I think.  Near as I can figure we started in July of 2007.  And we have consistently delivered an invaluable stream of mediocre running related content to you that whole time.  

I’m refreshing the format of the show at 300 episodes.  I’m going to try to bring in more user generated content and some fresh voices.  I have a number of guest interviews queued up which will give some of our community an opportunity to practice their interview skills but mostly just save me work! 

In the last few shows I’m going to bring coach on to talk through my training cycle and strategy for Pocatello.  I’ve also brow beat Rachel to come on and drop some nutrition smarts on us.  

I’m in the midst of writing up a review on a couple things that were sent to me.  First was the Salomon folks sent me a some shoes, shirt and shorts from their #CityPark campaign.  I didn’t really understand the point of these products at first until I realized that they are in response to the Park Run movement.  

I also got a pair of shoes from ASICS.  I selected a light neutral racer. I did a couple tempo runs in them and they are nice.  

Have you heard the inspirational starfish story?  Would you like to? Well it goes like this…

A man was walking down the beach and thousands of starfish had been washed up on the shore by a storm.  A child was throwing them back in the water.  The man says ‘What are you doing?  You can’t make any difference with these thousands of starfish.” And the Child responds, while throwing a starfish, “I made a difference for that one!” 

Now I have heard this story told by many self-help gurus.  But they never finish the story.  

To continue…it turns out that particular starfish was on the shore because it was sick.  It had the great starfish plague, similar to starfish Ebola, and when it was thrown back it infected the rest of the starfish populations causing a global mass extinction of starfish.  

This in turn caused the ocean ecosystem to collapse.  But, in an ironic twist, great white sharks, due to the extreme evolutionary pressure, rapidly evolved into mutant land dwelling carnivores and proceeded to depopulate the cities. 

So really, the moral of the story is don’t tell me pithy morality tales because I’ll just ruin it for you. 

I’ll see you out there. 

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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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