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Fdip139: The 112th Boston Marathon

This is a race report and audio recording of my 7th time running the Boston Marathon.  This year was different in that I approached the starting line unprepared for the task ahead of me.  Suffering from a case of peroneal tendonitis, my training was minimal throughout the winter months.  On April 21st, 2008 I made the decision to ignore common sense setting a bad example to friends, family and fellow runners by ignoring my pain and pushing myself through a 26.2 mile race.  What you'll hear in this episode is neither inspiring or noble, but it will raise the question: "Why?‿

Show Links:

www.worldwidehalf.com

steverunner.com/PatriotsDayResults.htm

www.bostonmarathon.com

The song “Curra Road‿ by Sharon Shannon off her 2007 album “Renegade‿ sung by Mike McGoldrick and produced by Daisy Entertainment in Dublin, Ireland.  www.sharonshannon.com

O Fortuna was recorded by the Boston Symphony Orchestra www.bso.org

The parody “Finish Line‿ was inspired of the song “Still Alive‿ by Jonathan Coulton www.jonathancoulton.com 

Direct download: Fdip139.mp3
Category:Boston Marathon -- posted at: 12:27pm EST

Intervals138B: Race Day

It really means a lot to me that you’d come out to have a beer with me, send me such kind words, good wishes, hopeful prayers, emails, blog posts, and voice messages to the Extra Mile PodCast…and for being with me, in spirit, on race day.  This is a short episode of Intervals, produced for race day of the 112th Boston Marathon, with thanks to everyone who have been so thoughtful to a middle aged, middle of the pack, slightly asthmatic, curiously injured fellow runner.

Direct download: Fdip138B.mp3
Category:Intervals -- posted at: 7:52pm EST

Fdip138: The Great Race of 1983

The Boston Marathon is a race that challenges an athlete in a way that most courses do not, neither buy design or intent.  It is not a fast course.  It is not a race where any runner, elite or back of the pack, will set a marathon PR, but it is a race for which all other marathons seek to enable athletes to arrive in a small New England town for the eastward run into the heart of bean town.  This is the story of the 87th running of this event, where the last American male runner won the day, and a woman athlete named Joan ran a race for the ages.

Show Links:

http://www.bostonmarathon.com

http://theextramilepodcast.com

Fdip featured blog: http://gotlactate.blogspot.com

The song “Rearrange New England’ was by the band “Carlotta’s Gift‿

http://garageband.com/artist/CarlottasGift

Direct download: Fdip138.mp3
Category:Boston Marathon -- posted at: 7:16pm EST

Fdip137: The 2008 State of the Course

What happens in Boston, starts in Hopkinton.  In this episode I take my last 16 miler from the starting line of the Boston Marathon through the bottom of Newton Lower Falls.  For those of us who will run the race, you’ll eventually come to Hereford Street where crowds will block your forward progress and urge you to turn right.  You’ll run this short block with the screams of spectators echoing off the buildings and will finally make your left hand turn onto Boylston Street, with the finish line just ahead of you…with the promise of a well earned time and an ice cold beer there beyond the portal.  

Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words, good wishes and thoughtful prayers in both emails and audio comments on episode 21 of The Extra Mile Podcast.  It means so much to me that you’d take the time to wish me luck, and a happy taper.  In the words of the ancient Romans: “Omnia vincit amor‿ (love conquers all).

Show Links:

http://www.bostontrials2008.com

http://www.bostonmarathon.com

http://theextramilepodcast.com

www.runningpodcasts.org

The song “Still in Massachusetts‿ was by “Refuse Resist‿ http://www.myspace.com/refuseresistband

Direct download: Fdip137.mp3
Category:Boston Marathon -- posted at: 6:53am EST

Fdip136: Running Legend Kathrine Switzer

It takes courage to stand up to authority.  It requires an act of bravery to break the unfair rules so as to start the discussion.  K.V. Switzer, Kathrine…didn't lace up her shoes on a cold and snowy April day in Hopkinton Massachusetts to prove a point, or to make a statement…she lined up because she had and has a passion in her heart to run. 

Show Links: 

http://www.katherineswitzer.com

http://www.spencerusvi.blogspot.com 

Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports

Fdip Blog of the Week: http://eatdrinkrunwoman.com

The song "I am Woman‿ was by “Planet of Women‿ www.planetofwomen.co.uk 

Direct download: Fdip136.mp3
Category:Boston Marathon -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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