The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast Episode 4-453 – Stress Fractures!   

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Intro:

Hello my friends and welcome to episode 4-453 of the RunRunLive Podcast. 

Today’s show is all about stress fractures.  Because I discovered with the help of an MRI that I have a stress fracture in my knee.  Which is oddly comforting.  I was betting that it would be another case where the Doctor shrugs and tells me to take it easy and do some PT.  But, no, I have an honest to goodness, real-to-life, injury that you can see, or I guess that he can see. 

The Doctor asked me a silly question.  “Do you run a lot?”  That’s a solid ‘yes’. But, remember this was a follow up telephone call on the MRI, so he already talked to me.  I get the feeling he’s lost in a sea of patients. 

Anyhow – today we dedicate our show to the humble, but proud, stress fracture. 

At this point I’m 7 or 8 weeks into break.  I have been hiking most days with OIlie.  I’ve Been getting some easy bike rides.  I was about to launch full scale into some cross training and join the gym, now that I’ve had my first shot, but remember last time we talked?  I had just bounced myself on the road pretty hard after an unfortunate mountain bike incident? 

Yeah, well I’m pretty sure I broke a rib.  I’ve had a lost of pain there and haven’t really been able to do any kind of exercise while it heals.  So basically I’m just a mess.  An old, broken athlete. 

My original idea was to have the sound of bubble wrap in the background, and explain that my wife and my coach had told me to consider wrapping myself in a protective layer from now on. 

But, hey, A little time off won’t kill yah.

And today we talk about stress fractures. 

In section one I’ll talk about, well, Stress fractures.  In our interview I talk to Bill who had a good story about, well, I bet you can guess… Stress fractures. In section two I’ll talk about the new Geoffrey Moore book – which has nothing to do with stress fractures. 

I was about to say ‘Stress Fractures’ would be a good name for a punk band, but then I googled it, and it is indeed an emo punk band out of South Carolina – because of course there is an emo punk band out of South Carolina called the Stress Fractures – and that’s what I like about this world. 

 I kinda like their single “Rock and Roll is Dead”. 

I took this week off.  I mean from work.  It was a bit of an experiment.  I was a bit burnt out from this whole pandemic zoom call thing, but I didn’t really have a reason to take time off. 

My current company has an unlimited vacation policy.  Which is absolutely befuddling to a baby boomer. 

“So how much vacation do I get?” 

“It’s unlimited!”

“So, theoretically, I can just leave and never come back and you’ll keep paying me?”

“This is some sort of trap, right?”

I wanted to see if I could actually take a week and not get sucked back into work.  Maybe recharge a little.  Get some projects done. 

I’ve been mildly successful.  I did get pulled back in for some calls, and I haven’t gotten much done with my current physical disabilities. 

Monday was Patriots’ Day.  There was a lot of Boston Marathon chatter.  I posted a mile of my walk with Ollie for my Millennial Mile time of 23 minutes! A real scorcher there.  Now they send me a medal and the hat. 

I signed up for the virtual version of Boston again this year.  I’m in no shape to respect the race.  I probably won’t be by October.  But, by doing it virtually I can keep my streak intact.  Not that it matters because I don’t know how I’m going to qualify for the next one. 

This week on my self-imposed vacation I would make long lists of the things I wanted to get done, then proceed to waste time and not get them done. 

Do you do that?  DO you overcommit yourself and then get mad at yourself for not living up to your overcommitments?  That’s really setting yourself up to fail. 

Instead what you should do is set yourself up to succeed.  Instead of a making a long list, just pick one or two or three things that you want to accomplish today.  And if you get those things done the day is a win.  This is called ‘Winning the day’.

So that’s how you game the system.  Don’t do everything just do those things that give you the win.  And what you will find ins that when you win today, and then tomorrow and then string that together for a couple weeks you’ll start moving the needle. 

Win the day. 

On with the show!

 

About Zero

ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action.

Link to my ZERO page: (for Donations)

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I’ll remind you that the RunRunLive podcast is ad free and listener supported.  What does that mean? It means you don’t have to listen to me trying to sound sincere about Stamps.com or Audible.. (although, fyi, my MarathonBQ book is on audible) We do have a membership option where you can become a member and as a special thank you, you will get access to member’s only audio. There are book reviews, odd philosophical thoughts, zombie stories and I curate old episodes for you to listen to.  I recently added that guy who cut off is foot so he could keep training and my first call with Geoff Galloway.   “Curated” means I add some introductory comments and edit them up a bit.  So anyhow – become a member so I can keep paying my bills.

 

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Section one – Stress Fractures  - http://runrunlive.com/stress-fractures

 

Voices of reason – the conversation

Bill Pritchett – Stress Fractures

Bill Pritchett is an avid runner and triathlete who lives in Midland, Michigan.  He recently retired from Dow Chemical, where he worked as an information systems analyst.  Fitness and endurance sports have long been a passion for Bill.  He ran his first marathon in Detroit in 1987 and is registered to run his 40th marathon in June of 2021.  His active Boston Marathon streak began in 2010 and will continue this fall.  When Bill is not running, he cross-trains with cycling, swimming, and weight lifting as part of his triathlon training.  He also enjoys cross-country skiing and downhill skiing during Michigan winters.  When Bill isn't training, he enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.  He and his wife Kandis have an adult daughter and son.  They both hope that staying active will give them a long, healthy retirement!

 

Section two – Zone to Win - http://runrunlive.com/zone-to-win

 

Outro

Ok my friends we have stressed our fractures through to the end of episode 4-453 of the  RunRunLive Podcast.  Careful with those weight bearing activities. 

Did you see Des Linden set a new 50K world record last week?  She ran a 2:59:54 , which averages out to 5:47 miles.  Think about that.  5:47 miles for 31+ miles.  That’s solid work. 

So yeah, I’m more than halfway through a 3 month hiatus in running.  It will be interesting to see what happens when I come back.  I’ll be curious to see how much I lose.  In these more lengthy layoffs I tend to lose some speed permanently now that I’m older. 

To be honest with you, I need to find a safer, healthier way to integrate running into my life. 

The rib is feeling much better today.  Maybe I’ll get back to the gym if it recovers quickly.  I’m still a mess as far as strength and flexibility go.  We’ll see.  I’m in no hurry.  I’m sanguine.

 May 9th is when I get my second vaccine shot.  Then I should be able to travel again and I hope so, because I miss the road.  I know most people loathe work travel, but I always enjoyed it.  Not the work part so much, but certainly the travel part. 

I’ve been spending more time in the Science Fiction world since I launched my Apocalypse podcast – After the Apocalypse.  It’s one of those things.  It always fascinates me to see how every seemingly niche subject has a crew of enthusiasts.  SciFi is no different. 

These folks are deep.  I’m not sure you’ll catch me dressing up as an alien and going to a convention on Parsippany to take selfies with 3rd string actors, but that does sound like a great place to people watch. 

Speaking of dangerous aliens I’d like to call out some members.  Yes, there is a membership option at the RunRunLive website.  I don’t push it because this is a hobby, not a business, but they do make me feel all warm and fuzzy like a cuddly puppy when they sign up and give me financial support. 

You know what the most expensive thing about podcasting is now?  Internet security.  There are so many bad actors out there that you have to have you web site locked down.  That’s the big reason I switched to Acast for my new show.  They handle all the security for me. 

But, back to our discussion about dangerous aliens I’d like to introduce some of our friends that have paid a membership recently. 

First is Marcie.  Marcie is a member of the international space force who is currently working to put out some accidental fires that got started on the attack ships off the shoulder of Orion.  It must be difficult to find a certified course to requalify for Boston out there. 

Then there’s Jason.  Jason is a professional archaeologist and undercover spy currently in deep cover in the Levant attempting to thwart organized crime in Babylon. 

Daniel F., who, hey Daniel, friend me on facebook or something so I know who you are, but my best guess is he’s either a shape shifting alien from the future or a multi-dimensional deamon sent as an explorer from a dying universe. But, that’s just an educated guess.  

Anyhow thanks for the support.  It takes a village. 

You know what else you can do?  Reach out to me or send some audio.  cyktrussell@gmail.com

It’s a fun thing.  Take some random audio of nature sounds and send those in.  I’ll use them in the outro!

I did mange to get my garden prepped and burn my brush pile this week.  So, yeah won those days. 

Other than that, I’ve been catching up on reading and writing and generally wasting time. 

One of the things you realize when you take time off work is that you don’t have to work.  You choose to work.  But, you could just as easily choose not to work. 

We make up so many rules and constraints on our lives, but at the end of the day, it is all just made up.  And those are your rules.

So If you don’t like them, make up some new rules.

Your game, your rules. 

And I’ll see you out there.

 

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The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast Episode 4-452 – Caffeine!   

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MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - http://www.marathonbq.com/qualify-for-the-boston-marathon-in-14-weeks/

Intro:

Hello my friends and welcome to episode 4-452 of the RunRunLive Podcast. 

Today is Sunday April 11th.   Next week it Patriots Day up here in Greater Boston.  And due to the Apocalypse there will be no marathon. 

It’s a strange thing.  I was working in the garden yesterday, turning over my vegetable beds and I realized that for the last 20+ years I have not been working on my yard until after Patriots Day. 

I would be deep into the red, misty paranoia of the taper weeks, trying to cling to sanity.  One of my rules has always been not to do yard work during the taper.  Taper time is such a fragile time that I just wouldn’t risk it. 

You come out of 3 or 4 months of intense, committed training. Somehow you have miraculously avoided injury.  You’re not going to leave that effort under the bushes in your yard!

But not this year.  This year I’m injured anyhow and I’ve got no race, so it was nice to get out into the garden and work a bit while before it gets hot and buggy. 

This week we are going to talk to the owner of Caffeine bullet all about caffeine. 

I am a coffee drinker.  I usually drink two 16-oz cups of good coffee in the morning.  I like the darker stuff, arabica beans.  I get my coffee from Starbucks and grind it myself.  I love the smell of coffee being ground.  I get great joy from that first sip of hot coffee on a cold morning.

I switch over to tea in the afternoon.  I’ve been mixing oolong tea with yerba matte, less than a half teaspoon of each into my silicon tea bag.  Then I refill it all afternoon without changing the tea grounds. Eventually, by the end of the day it’s just hot water!

I’ve never been a heavy medicator when running.  I know ultra-runners who take caffeine pills and ibuprofen by the fist full in their events.  To be honest with you, I just don’t think that is healthy.  I think it’s probably a crutch that they could train away from.  But, everyone leads their own life. 

I will take a caffeinated gel before a race or when it gets hard late in a marathon to get that boost of energy.  

Today we talk about caffeine.

Then in Section one I’m going to re-read a piece I wrote in 2013 when I was coming back from my 18 month dalliance with plantar fasciitis. 

I have this tradition of writing a piece before every Boston Marathon.  I’m glad I did this because It’s an interesting historical document.  As you listen to it remember what happened in 2013.  I ended up having a horrible race. 

I was walking by Newton.  And because of that I was behind where I usually would be. 

I never made it to that finish line.  Or, more accurately I made it to that finish line in 2014. 

In section two I’m going to talk a bit about pandemic shopping habits.  It’s been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe consumer behavior.  I find it interesting. 

When I was working in my garden I had my phone in my pocket and was trying to listen to podcasts.  I realized how noisy it is in my neighborhood on a Saturday. 

There are various saws and lawn equipment buzzing.  There are planes flying around overhead.  The dog is barking his fool head off at hikers in the woods and walkers on the street.  It’s a cacophony!

I’m still staying off my knee.  It will be six weeks on Friday this week.  I had my appointment with the knee guy.  X-rays didn’t show much except I have very little arthritis in my knees. 

I’ll give you a little play-by-play on the dance. 

I went into the office early on a Monday.  They gave me a clipboard with paper to fill out.  Each piece of paper asked the same questions about name, DOB, etc.  I got through two of them before I was called in for my X-rays. 

Then I was hustled into an exam room with my clipboard.  Changed into a very utilitarian pair of exam shorts. 

The lady, who is not a doctor but has the same basic training as a doctor and I talked about my injury.   She poked and prodded a bit. 

I asked her if she wanted my clip board, she said no. 

Then the Dr. himself joined me and went through the same routine.  At one point he started talking about me in the 3rd person which was confusing.  “I’ve got this gentleman who’s a runner and wants to keep doing it…” 

And I’m thinking, “Do I know him?  Sounds like I should.”

He said the knee looked a little swollen and recommended the MRI and a follow up.

That was my 5 minutes or less with the Dr. 

Then another lady, who was not a doctor, came in with the MRI information.  I asked her if she wanted the clipboard and she said to leave it in the room.   No one ever looked at it. It’s probably still sitting on a chair with all my personal information for the other patients to read like an old copy of Highlights magazine.

I was already familiar with the MRI process from my injury in the fall – so that was easy – I got that this week and have my follow up 5 minute phone call with the doctor next week. 

Where he will offer vague comments, painkillers and physical therapy.  I will thank him and decline that offer, now a few thousand out of pocket dollars closer to my deductible, and get back to work, as I have always done. 

And you should too.

That’s all we can control. 

We keep positive, put in the work and let the road come to us. 

On with the show.

 

 

About Zero

ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action.

Link to my ZERO page: (for Donations)

http://support.zerocancer.org/goto/RunRunLive

I’ll remind you that the RunRunLive podcast is ad free and listener supported.  What does that mean? It means you don’t have to listen to me trying to sound sincere about Stamps.com or Audible.. (although, fyi, my MarathonBQ book is on audible) We do have a membership option where you can become a member and as a special thank you, you will get access to member’s only audio. There are book reviews, odd philosophical thoughts, zombie stories and I curate old episodes for you to listen to.  I recently added that guy who cut off is foot so he could keep training and my first call with Geoff Galloway.   “Curated” means I add some introductory comments and edit them up a bit.  So anyhow – become a member so I can keep paying my bills.

 

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Section one – 2013 Boston Marathoin  - http://runrunlive.com/fitness-recovery-and-the-2013-boston-marathon-2

 

 

Voices of reason – the conversation

David Hellard – Caffeine Bullet

https://www.caffeinebullet.com/nutrition

 

https://www.badboyrunningpodcast.com/

 

info@caffeinebullet.com

THE BENEFITS OF CAFFEINE IN SPORT

Fat Mobilisation

Caffeine releases fat into the bloodstream, mobilising fat stores and delaying muscle glycogen depletion. Caffeine allows athletes to train harder, longer and faster before becoming fatigued - allowing you to get a new personal best, gain extra places in a race or those last few reps in the gym.

Reduced Perception of Effort and Pain

Caffeine affects the central nervous system, influencing the dopaminergic and other neurotransmitter systems, decreasing the symptoms of fatigue. A reduction in skeletal muscle pain and force sensation also lowers the perception of effort making it easier to train hard and go beyond your mental limits.

Improved Focus and Concentration

Caffeine users maintain a higher dopamine concentration especially in those brain areas linked with 'attention'. Through this neurochemical interaction, caffeine improves sustained concentration and focus. Not only great for the office, but mental fatigue also plays a vital role in performance in endurance events.

 

Section two – Pandemic Shopping - http://runrunlive.com/pandemic-shopping-trends

 

 

Outro

Ok my friends we have Shaked and jittered from our caffeine through to the end of episode 4-452 of the  RunRunLive Podcast.  Now it will be impossible to sleep tonight.  

I went in Yesterday and got my first vaccine shot.  Yay!  It was the Moderna vaccine.  Moderna is a Boston company.    I got it in the early morning.  Have my second shot scheduled for May. 

I felt fine all day, I bit thirsty, but fine.  Worked in the garden and stacked some wood and ran my errands.  Then I met my buddies for a trail ride on the mountain bikes.  It was a wonderful ride until I crashed as we were coming in. 

It was one of those weird things that happens so fast you just can’t respond.  We were crossing a road section, going slow, talking.  I had my right hand off the handlebars for some reason.  Frank drifted in front of me so I instinctively pulled the brake on the left which, is, unfortunately the front brake.

The wheel locked and my momentum threw me over onto my right side.  Didn’t hit my head but landed pretty heavy on my side and was in a fair amount of pain.  Still am today.  Seem to have a good bruise on that latissimus and the rib.  But I’ll live. 

The weather has been fantastic.  Warm and dry.  The trails are all dried up. 

I got a surprise visit from Just Plain Dave our ultra-running friend who lives a bit south of me on Thursday afternoon.  I couldn’t run but we went on a 2-3 mile hike down by the pond and let Ollie get some exercise.  It was good to get out and talk to someone.  He got to experience the canine crazy that is Ollie Wollie the Crazy Collie.

Ollie is turning 2 years old and he’s starting to mellow out a bit. 

Dave and I talked through my new SciFi podcast and he helped me with some plot points and recommendations on character arcs.  It’s been fun producing that and I think the last couple chapters have been really good. 

Don’t’ forget to go to subscribe, either on Acast or iTunes, it’s After the Apocalypse.  Leave a review.  Tell some friends.  Send me some feedback.

And finally, I have a editorial clarification for my friend Russ who used to live in Duchess.  He sent me a note that he was disappointed in me for referring to R2D2 as a ‘humanoid’ robot in the last show.

Yes indeed.  You are right. I meant “human-like”.  Probably should have gone with C3PO.  But, my point was we are still a few years away from a general AI that can enable robots to do all the things a human can.

There was an actor inside of R2D2 in the Lucas films. English Actor Kenny Baker, at 3ft 8 inches tall was R2D2’s inner human. 

I’ve had  a lot of adventure for a couple weeks haven’t I?

The next thing I have on the calendar is the Patriots Day Mile, which is a virtual race put on by the BAA next Monday.  I’m going to take the week off anyhow.  I should be able to run a mile.  I liked the hat, so I signed up. 

After that I am signed up for Hood to Coast at the end of August and the Boston virtual in October.  I signed up for the virtual because I don’t want to waste a charity bib and I don’t know if I’m going to be able to requalify, ever, and it counts towards my streak if I do decide to try and run going forward. 

I’m starting to consolidate on a plan.  The last few times I’ve had these types of injuries I’ve switched to cross training to build strength and flexibility while letting my legs heal.  I’m thinking I’ll join the gym now that I’m vaccinated and perhaps start hitting the pool and the weights. 

I think the change will do me good.  It always has in the past.

That’s the opportunity.  Look ahead and see where the advantage is.  Look inside and see what you’ve got for tools to use, and then use them the best you can. 

I’ve got that itch to start a new project. 

You’ve got to scratch that itch.

And I’ll see you out there.

 

http://www.thenays.com/home.htm

MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - http://www.marathonbq.com/qualify-for-the-boston-marathon-in-14-weeks/

Http://www.marathonbq.com

http://runrunlive.com/my-books

Rachel -> http://www.nextlevelnutrition.fitness/contact-appointment/

Coach Jeff -> https://dailyfitbook.com/

 

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