Fri, 27 February 2009
The greatest reward for producing a podcast like Phedippidations is the electronic messages that you are kind enough to send me, but there’s an old Scottish proverb that reads “What may be done at any time will be done at no time.”
Today I’m making an effort to find some time to go through my email inbox to answer some of the messages you’ve been kind enough to send me over the past three months. Despite good reason and a stressfully increasing workload, I’ve felt guilty for not answering your messages to me, and while I have read every email that I’ve received; my inability to find time to respond to you has been on my mind for quite some time.
If I can’t answer every email the least I can do is produce this podcast every week and go for a run with you. I can’t promise everything I’ll have to say here will be worthy of your listening; but I can promise to follow the same compass as you…heading in the same direction to better health and becoming a good animal.
Sat, 21 February 2009
There are so many beautiful places on this planet that you can find to go for a run which are beautiful, interesting, and memorable. If you are traveling for pleasure, business or any purpose: pack your running shoes, a pair of shorts and a tee-shirt; you’ll see the places you visit from a more interesting and intimate perspective and will be able not only to say you visited that place, but can boast quite proudly that you’ve run there.
In this episode of Phedippidations, I go on vacation to Florida and in the course of my journey I meet a good friend whom I’ve been hoping to meet for a very long time: THE Zen Runner himself: the great Adam Tinkoff.
Fri, 13 February 2009
In April of 1990, Arthur Lydiard gave a lecture in Osaka Japan as part of a clinic he conducted in Tokyo and Osaka. From that trip, numerous articles were written in running magazines all over the world, and the material he covered led to his publishing a book titled “Running With Lydiard”.
He is without a doubt one of the greatest athletic coaches of all time, and is credited with popularizing and inventing the sport of recreational running and jogging for health. His training methods were all about building a strong base and incorporating periodization and there are many world class runners today who give credit to the man for their impressive success on the track, fields and roads.
This is the exact spoken presentation of his Osaka lecture in conversational form that sometimes wanders outside the rules of grammatical perfection, it lacks the physical expressions that were transmitted during the lecture, and is often a stream of conscious thoughts that converge on more solid themes, but in this episode I’ll read \them exactly as they were spoken because: as a whole; the message is brilliant.
These are the words of the great coach Arthur Leslie Lydiard.
Dictated and edited by Nobuya “Nobby” Hashizume
Fri, 6 February 2009
As runners, we all have questions; questions about our experiences on the road, questions about best practices as outlined by the experts, questions about the human body and the science regarding motion and our bodies, and even just questions about each other. How are you doing? How are you feeling? How’s your running going? Have any big races planned in the near future? What’s up? What’s going on? Did John Michael get his puppy yet?
As friends and fellow runners we have plenty of questions as part of an ongoing conversation that we have with each other every day. We are connected by a common interest, in this sport we call running: and with questions to spark new conversations, we offer answers to run with, out here on the road.
When friends hang out and go for a run, they talk about stuff like this, they ask questions of each other and look for answers as a way to get to know each other better. In this episode I’ll pose some of the questions asked by fellow runners, and attempt to answer each as best I can. This is the first Phedippidations Question and Answer Show.
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