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Fdip197: The Second Question and Answer Show

A conversation is an informal talk with someone about opinions, ideas, feelings or everyday matters.  A good conversation is an interaction between two or more people, where questions are either explicitly asked or implied. 

For many of you, over the past four years you have been having a conversation with a middle aged, middle of the pack, slightly asthmatic fellow runner, but I assure you that that conversation was not one way.  And while I admit I’m not able to answer my emails as much as I’d like (not due to the increased listenership to this podcast I assure you; rather it’s a function of my work life getting in the way as it does) this episode, and those which I’ll produce a few times each year is my attempt to respond to things that are on your mind: to give you my impression, opinion, or researched response: because while I have been on the road for 10 years; in my mind: I’m still very much a newbie to this sport.  And as for being your running partner over these past four years: I feel it’s only polite to answer any personal questions you might have for me…I mean, why not…we’ve been through some amazing times together fellow runners…good and bad, hot and cold, triumphant and in defeat.
Show Links:
http://burgerontherun.blogspot.com
http://runnewengland.blogspot.com
http://www.zonefivesoftware.com
http://www.buckeyeoutdoors.com
http://gowagon.com
http://twitter.com/steverunner
http://www.rundervrun.blogspot.com
http://www.giant-squid-audio-lab.com
http://www.thecrazyrunner.com
http://www.runnersroundtable.com
http://www.drusy.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/phedippidations
http://www.amilewith.me.uk
Fdip Blog of the Week: http://runfairchild.blogspot.com
http://www.worldwidefestivalofraces.com
The song “What Have You Learned” was by Carbon Leaf http://www.carbonleaf.com

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Fdip196: Acclimatization and Performance

When summer rears its oppressive head of high humidity and heat, fellow runners must take to the road with the solar conditions in mind and heed the warnings to ensure a safe and comfortable run.  Acclimatization is an important precursor to taking to the hotter than usual roads, and the better our bodies can adapt to the heat, the greater our performance will be once we put these bodies to the test in a race.

There will come a day when, here in the Northeast, the days will shorten, the leaves will fall and the cold harsh reality of winter will settle around us: but not today, because today the earth tilts sunward in our favor, today the road heats up and our bodies have to adapt to the time before us: because our running goes on despite the conditions that exist outside our doors: we are runners, this is what we do, and our bodies have the incredible ability to adapt to the climate which occurs here in the summertime.

Show Links:
http://highlandshashers.blogspot.com

Fdip Blog of the Week: http://www.runblogger.com
http://www.worldwidefestivalofraces.com
The song “Summertime” was by Brother Love http://www.brotherloverocks.com
http://www.twitter.com/steverunner

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Fdip195: The Bunion Derby

The Bunion Derby was an event like no other, and there will never be another like it.  While there have been many cross continental races since 1928, none were organized in the way that C.C. Pyle had organized the event: it was an endurance race, a circus and a harsh and unforgiving competition. 

In his book “C. C. Pyles Amazing Foot Race: the true story of the 1928 coast to coast run across America, by Geoff Williams, published by Rodale Press…the author writes “As difficult as his amazing foot race was, for all the car collisions and nervous breakdowns involved, calling it the Bunion Derby was never quite accurate.  As winter turned to spring in 1928, the runners suffered blisters, brusies, boils, shin splints, charley horses, sore toes, broken and fallen arches, corns and calluses: but not one of them developed a bunion.”

Show Links:
Fdip Blog of the Week: http://rojrunning.blogspot.com
http://www.amilewith.me.uk
http://shockofthenews.com
The song “Human Race” was by Darius Lux http://www.dariuslux.com

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Fdip194: Athletic Arthritic?

There’s this rumor going around that distance runners are more prone to developing arthritis, a medical condition from by the Greek word “arthro” meaning joint and “itis” meaning inflammation.  Many non-runners and medical laypersons have assumed that the constant repetitive pounding forces on our joints, especially in the knees, as we run are too much for our bodies to absorb.  In this weeks episode I’ll go through some of the scientific medical research on the subject and present an answer to the question: are runners at higher risk for developing arthritis?

NOTE: I didn’t want to make a huge deal out of it during this episode, but this marks my fourth year producing Phedippidations and I wanted to be sure to thank you, at least here in the show notes, for your friendship, kindness and support over these past 1,461 days since episode #1.  It continues to be an honor to run with you.

Run long and taper!

- Steve

Show Links:
http://www.drlarrysmith.com
http://edmundy.blogspot.com
Fdip Blog of the Week: http://runbif.blogspot.com
Featured http://www.runningpodcasts.org PodCast: “Run Yank Run”
http://twitter.com/wwfor
http://www.worldwidefestivalofraces.com
The song “Down to the Bone” by Edwin Holt http://topcatrecords.com
http://winefornewbies.net

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