Phedippidations

This is a podcast produced by a runner. It's not a "running podcast" per se, but it is the longest running podcast ABOUT running in history. Since 2005, Phedippidations has presented content for fellow runners who are ACTUALLY RUNNING their "Long Slow Runs". Subscribe and I promise you'll have something to think about while you get your run in. Run long, and taper.

The Podcasts

I don’t want to make a big deal out of it, but the anniversary of my first breath on this planet’s ocean of oxygen takes place on the 19th of this month, just a few days after this show is available for download.  It was of course 9 full months prior that I first came to be; and have been growing into a more complex organism ever since.

As my complexity increases, so do the ideas that get formed in my admittedly teeny tiny little brain…and like a balloon in the state of inflation, if I don’t get some of these ideas…both good, bad and frankly quite silly…out of the skull within which they are formed…well, like a balloon, something’s going to pop….and I don’t think you want to be left having to clean up the mess.

Thus we have an episode of this goofy little podcast dedicated to things not necessarily related to running; but let’s go for a run today, you and I…and I’ll do the talking about things that I’m thinking about…the thoughts, opinions, and observations that a soon to be 47 year old fellow runner congers up on a long run.

So let’s go for a run today.  Let’s forget, for a moment, that this is a podcast, and that you’re listening to me with your ear bugs jammed in your head…consider that I’m just like you: although I’m betting you’re a little bit faster, healthier and undoubtedly better looking….and that we’re just going out for a run together.  The world is moving on, increasing in velocity as the planet revolves, and orbits, and moves outward ever forward…bringing us specs of life with it; and while there’s no possibility or reason to ever stop that motion let’s go for a run today and create a little motion of our own….just you and me and that long road before us.  Let’s go for a run.

Show Links:
http://revruns.blogspot.com
tlongacre@gmail.com
http://coachdeanhebert.wordpress.com/2008/12/08/coach-i-didnt-run-because-excuses
Fdip Blog of the Week: http://light_bearer.blogspot.com
“Avalonia” was by Jim Fidler: http://www.jimfidler.com

Direct download: Fdip170.mp3
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Pain is the body’s way of telling us that something is wrong, and when we ignore those messages we are risking further and more permanent injury. 

Myofascial trigger point pain syndrome is problematic because of the nature of referred pain, where a defect in the muscle can cause soreness elsewhere in the body.  To resolve this kind of pain, you have to identify its true source, and apply massage as a preventive measure to overcome it.  It takes patience and consistency to perform the stretches, exercises and massage that will help you to overcome trigger point associated pain, and allow you to run upon the open road, in comfort.

Show Links:
http://www.tptherapy.com
Fdip Blog of the Week: http://froggietedrunsboston.blogspot.com
“Passion and Pain” was by Lance Larson.  http://www.lancelarsonmusic.com

Direct download: Fdip169.mp3
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If you find yourself struggling to catch your breath during a race or on a particularly cold or humid day, you may have exercise induced asthma.  Don’t let it prevent you from taking to the road and reaching your goals.

I have every intention of running and finishing future marathons, and I won’t let my exercise induced asthma keep me from running.  There are treatments available to all of us who suffer with E.I.A. which can make our enjoyment of this sport continue through our lives. 

Show Links:
Fdip Blog of the Week: http://milebymile.wordpress.com
The song “On the Run” was by Stormy Mondays http://www.stormymondays.com

Wines Reviewed by Kevin, Harper, Rob and Steve:
2005 Chateau Mirambeau Papin Bordeaux Superieur: 60% Merlot, 40% Cab Sauv.
2005 Rodney Strong Vineyards - Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Direct download: Fdip168.mp3
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