The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast Episode 4-378 – End of Season Contemplation with my Coach

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Hello, and welcome to the RunRunLive Podcast episode 4-378, This is your dear friend Chris.  How is everything going?  I’m trying very hard to get back on my publishing schedule.  To get back in balance.  Not just because I believe consistency is a big part of quality in the product you consume here. 

I do appreciate your attention and I’m grossly aware of my duty!

I also need to keep writing to keep my own creative furnace fueled – which is why I started doing this in the first place – partly to help people, and myself, become better versions of themselves by sharing some of the tribal knowledge I’ve accumulated over the eons that I’ve been a practicing amateur endurance athlete.  But also to keep my communication skills tuned up – writing as well as reading this copy to you with as much gusto as I can recruit!

Well maybe not gusto, but at least enviable sincerity. 

Today we catch up with my coach, Jeff.  He and I talk through the ups and downs of my 2017 training season.  I like to use myself as a test subject to see what worked and what didn’t.

It’s always important to look back at your training, your successes and your failures, to see if you can learn anything.  You’re never too old to learn. 

We talked for a long time.  I’m going to edit it down to a reasonable size, but I’ll post the raw interview on the members feed.

In Section One we will talk about over-training.  How to realize when you’re getting over-trained, what the symptoms are and how to avoid it. 

In Section Two I’ll tell you 10 things you don’t know about me.  Like one of those Facebook posts. 

It’s cold up here in New England now.  We are in full on Winter.  We’ve had some good snow to make everything festive.  It’s below zero Fahrenheit this week. 

More importantly how is Buddy the old wonder dog?  Well, he just turned 14 years old.  Which is pretty damn old for a border collie. He’s and old man!  His hips don’t work so well and he’s deaf but he’s still mentally sharp. 

He gets skinnier every day.  Skinny old man.  The kids dress him in sweaters this time of year.  They use him as a blanket to stay warm when they’re watching TV.  He is very warm.  He is well loved.

He barks a lot.  Just like an old man, he wants to be heard and doesn’t have time for niceties.  He’ll stand in the front yard and bark at the woods at night.  Picture it as a 98 year old man in his underwear yelling at the coyotes to stay off his lawn. 

“…when I was a boy… we had real coyotes, not these namby pamby city coyotes they got now…”

I ran out of podcasts to listen to last week.  I’ve been changing phones a lot and have lost some of the regular ones I used to listen to.  Some house cleaning and some pruning.  Podcasts come and go.  It’s an industry now and the old amateurs like myself are the anomaly.

I opened the app and was looking around and went to see what Steve was doing over at Phedippidations.  The app sorted with oldest first, and I downloaded a couple of his marathon race reports from 2005.  The BayState Marathon and the Cape Cod Marathon.

Steve did a great job with those old podcasts.  Compelling and interesting stuff.  Really well produced.  Entertaining.  You can hear how much in love he is with his training and racing and the newness of the sport and the community. 

If you listen to the Baystate race episode you’ll hear my buddy Frank calling out Steve’s name at one of the first water stops, the one with the rock music playing.  That’s the same Frank who ironically qualified at Baystate with me a few weeks ago.  I wasn’t at the water stop in 2005.  I was running the race.  I think I ran both those races and came up short in both.  I think that year I ran a race in Maryland around Thanksgiving to finally get my qualification. 

That was a year and a half before I started podcasting but I would have been in the process of publishing my first book of running stories, The Mid-Packer’s Lament, (which is still available on Amazon). 

I love that about the podcasting thing.  Being able to capture a moment of time.  Being able to freeze the river of time and that person you were.  It’s a slice of self-awareness.  That Steve didn’t know what the future would hold.  That Chris didn’t know either.  In our hopeful narratives we saw that moment as a waypoint on an upward slope into the future. 

I think the one important take away for me is to understand that today, this race, this fitness, this Chris is a unique thing and may very well be as good as it gets. 

Think about that.  How would you run your race?  How would you live your life if today was as good as it gets? 

Seize the day.  Savor that day.  Today is all you have.  The past is a old movie spinning sepia images across time.  The future is nobody’s business.  Today is your day.  Use it.  Enjoy it.

On with the show.

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Section one – The Symptoms of over-training - http://runrunlive.com/over-training-symptoms

Voices of reason – the conversation

Coach Jeff Kline

“Coach” as he is referred to by athletes has been training runners and triathletes globally for 20 years. The Coach is the founder and designer of Daily Fit Book. Although he is fully committed to the development and growth of DFB he will take on athletes of all levels that show a commitment and a strong desire to achieve new dreams and goals.

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Section two – 10 things about me - http://runrunlive.com/a-little-bit-of-navel-gazing

Outro

Ok my friends you have wound down your training season to the end of 2017 and to the end of episode 4-378 of the RunRunLive Podcast.  Well done.

What have we got going in the new year?  Actually, big things! 

I decided I needed to set myself up with a running goal that was a challenge.  I signed up for the Burning River 100 in July and will chronicle my training for the race.  Yeah, I know I said I’d never do it, but you hear in my conversation with coach that turning point. 

Why not?  I’ve done a lot of stuff in my life but I don’t have a belt buckle.  And, there’s a good chance I’ll fail spectacularly either in my training or in the race itself.  If so are going to set BHAGs you have to have a good chance of failure.  That failure is the stuff that teaches you and forces you out of your comfort zone and forces you to grow.

So, calling all my ultra friends, I’m going to need advice, support and pacers!  Here’s your chance VeganRunningMom, DirtDawg, Cooker, Leadfoot and all the others.  Once in a lifetime opportunity to watch Chris Maddog Russell cry like a baby and soli himself.

In addition to this I’ll be running my 20th Boston marathon.  And, yes, I am qualified.  We’ll have to schedule something fun for that. 

Oh, and I committed to finishing my zombie novel. 

There are some personal and professional goals that you don’t care about that I’ll be chasing as well.  2018 is going to be epic!  (one way or the other)

But, that’s all in the future.  I’ll be wrapping up my 2017 season with the Groton Marathon.  I’ve got 5 folks who said they were running with me.  We’ll see who shows up because it’s going to be single-digit cold.  But, you know my theory…If you do something truly stupid people will show up.

On the first of the year I’ll run the Hangover Classic with Teresa and then jump into the Atlantic Ocean, because that’s what you do, right? 

And last but not least, I’m kicking off a 30 day Diet reboot on January first with my nutrition coach Rachel.  I’ll be logging my food and stats and blogging about it every day.  I’ll catch up with Rachel each week to review progress.  I’ll probably record those weekly chats and put them up on the podcast feed.  I thought it would be useful for people to hear my/our point of view on clean eating for endurance athletes. 

Think that’s enough?  Another one of my theories is when you have too much to do, schedule more stuff and it will sort itself out!

I’ve been listening to a meditation podcast on the train in the morning called the Meditation Minis podcast.  Episode 2 is about using meditation to clarify your vision, i.e figure out what you want to do.  This is a great exercise to create goals for the new year. 

She walks you into a meditative state.  Then brings you into the future so that you are looking back on your life.  And asks the simple question “What are three things that you wish you had done?” 

I found that context very helpful to sort out the things I’m working on and what is important and what will make a difference. 

Try it.  Don’t put off your dreams.  Put them down on paper and find a way to get them done in 2018.

And I’ll see you out there.

 

 

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The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast - Interludes 2017 – Priorities

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Hey Folks, This is Chris.  I am dropping you a quick note so that you can stop worrying about me! That’s right, you can stop checking the morges and the hospitals and the retirement homes.  I’m ok, I’m just busy and as much as I’m committed to producing the podcast, it is not, and you may be shocked to hear this, my highest priority!  It’s up there and I take consistency of delivery and quality seriously, but that should give you an idea of how tactically strapped I am.

Anyhow, I do have a half-written show for you coming and I will keep working on the fun scheduling and priority tetris that allows me to talk to you, but I beg for your patience.  I’m also feeling that we’re in a rut and I need to change the format in the new year.  It’s been a couple years so I’m willing to take suggestions for anything that you think we could do that would be useful, new and exciting in a RunRunLive Version 5. 

Also A quick note – I am running my personal festival of races called “The Groton Marathon” on December 31st in West Groton Massachusetts at 9:00AM if anyone wants to come up and join.  We have people show up who run all different distances at all different speeds.  Myself and some veterans jog the full 26.2 in 4-5 hours and we have some cheer. Shoot me a note at cyktrussell with any thoughts, comments, questions and suggestions.

And just for fun I’ll share a journal entry from a early morning train ride where I was trying to noodle out how to work my priorities to get everything done.  It’s a bit of navel gazing and has nothing to do with running, but hey, why not?

Scheduling for me is about priorities. On the one hand I think my priorities are good and normal.  I prioritize my career, the work that puts bread on my table, my family and my health.  Those are my drop dead items on my todo list.  Everything else is negotiable.  The challenge is when these top-of-list items crowd out the creative things; pursuits that I get a juice out of – a joie du vivre.

Career means work.  It means putting in the hours.  It means learning fast and acting faster.  It means having a change mindset and looking around corners.  It means having hard change conversations with people who’s support you need to be successful.  It means all these things and more.  I don’t just show up and hang off the back of the pack.  I set the pace and the tone and I lead.

Career is a daily heavy lifting that starts early, ends late and burns hot the mental torch.  Career is exhausting intellectually and emotionally.  Sometimes in a good way.  Sometimes in a long-term capacity building way that training always is. 

Those are the good days when you are building roads and changing lives.

The challenging days are when the hordes pour over the wall and daylight to dusk is spent swinging swords and thrusting pilum with your back up against the sortie gate.

Could walk away from the world of business and spend my days on the farm?  I think I could, but I don’t pine for it.  I’m not bewitched by some retirement fantasy where everything is unicorns and rainbows and candy.  That would kill me in short order.

What about Family?  Family is the rock upon which my church is built.  This foundation allows us to venture forth into the world with some sort of hearth secured.  It gives us comfort and purpose. 

This foundation, even with its human cracks and mold in the mortices gives us the confidence and strength to do battle. We know our flanks are held and solid.  The baggage train is safe and we can sortie out into the world with some peace of mind. 

And Health.  Health for me, in this context is both physical and mental. It takes the form of training for things that challenge me. The challenge me enough to make me grow.  That challenge me enough to keep me mobile and strong.  That allows me the physical confidence in life.

These three areas of my life are an essential balance, but they sometimes become tactical and rote.  They miss a purely creative, purely unbounded and joyous act of creation.  This is when I become unbalanced.  When the mind is not fed on the creative mana – that food of the goods.  Underfed, the creative mind shrinks back in upon itself, meager and miserly and protecting. 

And I find myself unbalanced.  It’s easy to say that you are too busy.  It’s easy to say that just for today you will push the plow and tomorrow you will learn or grow. But, urgency aside, it is a trap.  As we all know from experience, today turns into tomorrow and tomorrow plows into next year and the years folds into a life.

And that, whether we know it or not, is a prioritization decision. 

It is true that you can’t do everything.  No one can.  And your life will shift out of balance occasionally as you embrace change and move.  But, you can be aware of balance and priority.  You can do a lot. 

Balance is a combination of time, place and priority. It is an outgrowth of process.  You create the places and the times that support the process.  Any amount of planning, (placing things in places bounded by time), creates process and process is the key to unlock a treasure chest of productivity – and creativity.

Priority is tricky.  When one of your top three life areas expands to pull so much energy and time it erodes your ability to reach those life areas that are important but not urgent.

The question becomes “Is it important?”

Is it adding value to you and yours and ours?

If it is important then you will find the time in the cracks to get it done. 

The fruit hangs heavy on your trees.  The frost is coming. Find the time to harvest.  Find the time to prune.  Find the time to allow bounty. 

Find the time to live.

 

 

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The RunRunLive 3.0 Podcast Episode 3-294 – Jaquie Millet – Late Bloomer Success

 

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Hello my friends and welcome to episode 3-294 of the RunRunLive 3.0 Podcast.  We’re here today to continue our convivial conversations around the efficacy and transformational power of endurance sports.  Welcome.  This is Chris, your transient poet laureate here to drop some smahts on yah about training and work and life in general.  

I got some great feedback from my 5 core listeners from last week’s show with the essays on work and the dark place.  Obviously I was in the throes of a hard week when I scribbled those missives.  It pleases me mightily that they helped you or resonated somehow harmoniously within the universe. 

I’m on a plane across the country as I speak to you and I was trying to figure out what I could eat here that wouldn’t blow up my training diet.  Delta has something called “All Natural Cran-Blueberry Crunch” – so I got a bag of that.  I read the nutritional information and it says 172 calories per serving – that’s not too bad.  Servings per container 5! Damn! That’s 860 calories !  

I know in the past I have happily eaten a whole bag of these. I guess it’s not a bad choice if you could just make it into 5 snacks.  110 of those 172 calories are from the fat in the nuts.  Which proves that you shouldn’t read the labels because it will only make you unhappy. 

I’m seeing some life in my training.  I barely survived that last dark week I was in when we last talked.  But I hung in there and it’s starting to suck a little less and my confidence is building.  I’m going to talk about that process in Section Two with “The Big Bounce”.  

In Section One I’m going to give you my take on the classic self help advice of affirmations.  And in today’s featured interview I have a great chat with Jaquie Millet who started running later in life – a couple years ago actually – and just won her age group at Comrades.  She is a super nice person and give some great insight into what’s possible. 

We have to thank Alex, the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Residential Life in the UK Division of the RunRunLive Corporate Enterprises for chatting her up at Boston and making the introduction. 

As I was getting into the dark place in my training a couple weeks ago, I really had to narrow my focus and remove the variables.  I took my long step up run onto the treadmill to avoid the heat and the hills. I took my tough long interval workout down to the track so I could measure the effort without variability. This really helped me get my head wrapped around these hard workouts.  Control the variability so I could focus on the form, the effort and the pace. 

I’ve also started getting serious about my weight.  Traditionally, historically, as I get into these hard weeks of the training cycle my weight adjusts down naturally to race weight.  I Figure it’s ok to go into the first couple build cycles a little chunky because it’s like weight training for the strength building phase.  

This cycle it wasn’t working.  I got through my first hard cycle and didn’t lose a gram.  This is a problem because due to the injuries and the time off and the beer I’ve managed to grow the bottom line up to around 196+ pounds.  This is way too heavy to be doing speed work.  This is beyond heavy and squarely in ‘Jiggly’ territory. 

I don’t stand a chance of running my goal pace if I’m over 185 and I’m only 6-7 weeks out from my goal race – corrective action was required. 

I connected with Rachel, one of my PRSFit teammates who does nutritional counseling.  I asked her to look at my diet and help me, not just slim down, but optimize my nutrition for training.  Obviously if what I’ve been doing isn’t working it’s time for a bit of intervention.  

I started logging all my food in MyFitnessPal again – (and if you care I have no problem friending you and giving you access to my log) She looked at it for the week and said “You eat really clean”.  Of course she wasn’t looking at the previous weeks where I had Chinese food, Mexican Food and an entire pizza as my meal plan 3 days in a row and a 12 pack of wonderfully full-bodied craft ales with potato chips and cheese on top! 

When we get a few weeks into it I’ll write it up for you.  The biggest challenge she has given me is when she said, “Do you really drink 6-8 cups of coffee a day?”  That’s like when you spouse says “Are you really going to put that there?”  Sell your coffee futures – Mad Dog is cutting back.

After a week of clean eating I’m down under 187 pounds and training feels so much easier.  If I can keep up this focused nutrition for the next 5-6 weeks I’ll walk into the target race lean and mean.  No Jiggles.  Like Maverick said, “I feel the need for speed.” 

I’ve got heavy travel over the next few weeks so we’ll see if I can stay away from the 1,000 calorie snack bags and keep it focused while rolling out of bed at the crack of dawn to push that rock up the hill.  At least an eagle isn’t eating my liver while I sleep.  

(Come on, I know you folks are all well read and will get my obtuse Greek mythology references.)  

When life gives you lemons…give ‘em back and get some limes, limes are better and they cure scurvy. 

On with the Show. 

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Section one:

Affirmations - http://runrunlive.com/new-agey-woo-woo-solutions-for-your-angst

Featured Interview:

Jaquie Millett

 

https://twitter.com/JacquieMillett - Marathon runner with freedom pass - late start! Lots to fit in 2014. Boston & Comrades btb done. Berlin, SVP100k, progress towards 100 club. LFC YNWA! Have fun!a

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The Big Bounce - http://runrunlive.com/the-big-bounce-in-your-training-cycle

Outro:

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Alrighty then, pump those brakes and let’s move it to the exit of Episode 3-294.  

To summarize, everything is going pretty well.  I’m busy as heck, especially when you throw in travel and two-hour workouts!  There is much more I want to do.  I have to work on my ability to not do some things so I can wrestle more of the ideas in my head into existence.  

One of the key things about this training cycle is my ankle pain, Achilles pain and general achiness is getting much better.  It’s probably the less inflammatory diet combined with a lot of self massage early in the training cycle.  Isn’t it nice to talk when things are going well? 

I’ll tell you a couple stories since we last talked.  

First are my track stories.  I do my track work down at the local middle school. They recently re-finished the track and it’s beautiful.  I’ve been training on this track for 18 years and I see many of the same people down there who walk in the early evenings.  

I suppose I might be a bit of a strange presence when I’m down there running 1600’s at tempo pace.  I know I probably look like I’m giving birth to a cow as I’m trying to hang on and relax into the effort.  I’m a runner.  I’m at the running track and I’m running.  I think that’s as close to the intended purpose of the track as you can get – but I still have, not issues, per se, but situations. 

I’ve told you before about how the soccer Moms used to yell at me for trying to run in lane 1 while they were setting up their lawn chairs to watch practice.  “Why can’t you run in the other lanes?”  

I guess I could run in the other lanes but then my 1600’s are no longer 1600’s. they are 1650’s or some other mathematical construct that I’m unable and unwilling to fathom as I’m dipping deep into the dark place.  I have enough trouble holding it together to get my butt around the oval without having to swerve around people and do simple geometry.  

Last week I was doing a set of 400’s at faster than 5K pace, so pushing it fairly hard.  Some folks came out to walk.  This one guy insisted on walking in the middle of lane 1.  Why?  I don’t even need all of lane 1. Just give me 12 inches to squeeze by on the inside when you hear me coming, because believe me, you’re going to hear me coming.  

But, no, Mr. Fitness walker-guy would give an inch.  I had to step off the track into the grass to pass him.  I’m thinking to myself, “Great, all this work and I’m going to roll an ankle trying to get around this dude”. 

After a few 400’s in the set I was doing I changed direction to keep my leg muscles balanced in the work.  Now I’m running straight at this guy in lane 1.  I had one of those ‘aha’ moments and just aimed straight for his chest.  It woke him up to see my 190+ pounds of sweaty meat baring down on him and he did flinch and give way a bit, but he never moved over. 

Then one night I was down there and I guy comes in while I’m doing my workout.  He’s got one leg and he’s on crutches.  Guess where he insists on crutching around the track?  Yup, Lane 1. Just inserts himself into my workout and crutches away, glaring at me every time a pass.  I mean, the guys got one leg so I guess he gets the right of way but what is it about me that pisses these people off? 

I’m going to choose to celebrate the fact that I’m down their doing the work, but these are the kind of things that are going through my head as I struggle through the dark place.  

On the lighter side, during one of my 1:30 step-up runs that I chose to do on the treadmill at the gym a lady with a nice bum got on the elliptical machine directly in front of me.  She could have gotten on any of those machines and I’d just like to publicly thank her for choosing the one in front of me.   

Frankly that should be a service that the club offers – and I’m sure the women would it too – attractive athlete inspiration and incentive program – unfortunately I have nothing to trade with in this regard.  

Ce’st la vie,  

As we get closer to episode 300 I’m looking for guest blog posts to read and I’m also going to experiment with other voices doing interviews.  So if you’d like to conduct some interviews either with some of my guests or people you know and you think will be educational and inspirational – let me know – we’ll set it up.  

Have a great week, 

I’ll see you out there. 

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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.  

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

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

Ciao

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Chris Russell lives and trains in suburban Massachusetts with his family and Border collie Buddy.  Chris is the author of “The Mid-Packer’s Lament”, and “The Mid-Packer’s Guide to the Galaxy”, short stories on running, racing, and the human comedy of the mid-pack.  Chris writes the Runnerati Blog at www.runnerati.com.  Chris’ Podcast, RunRunLive is available on iTunes and at www.runrunlive.com. Chris also writes for CoolRunning.com (Active.com) and is a member of the Squannacook River Runners and the Goon Squad. 

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