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Pandora Internet radio

by on Jan.29, 2009, under Random

Just discovered Pandora Internet radio and what a paradigm shift in music selection it is. You enter an artist you like and it creates a radio station for you that has that artist on it and other similar artists on it. It’s the ultimate implementation of the “if you like this you’ll like that” principle applied to music. Click Here to check it out.

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Training thought

by on Jan.25, 2009, under Random

Somewhere, someone is training when you are not. When you race against them,
they will beat you!

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Gebrselassie clocks 2:05:29 in Dubai

by on Jan.16, 2009, under Random

It’s unbelievable that someone can run a marathon this fast, finishing in
torrential rain in the final stages – Read about it. He ran the first
half in 61:45.

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Flying through Norway

by on Jan.14, 2009, under Random

This is an incredible video of guys flying in Norway. What an awesome sport
(for someone else). Watch it until the end.


Click here to start the video
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Jimmy Green Training Advice

by on Jan.10, 2009, under Wisdom

Had a great talk with Jimmy Green this morning at breakfast. He’s been out
of running for the past few years but when he was running, he trained hard
and was very successful at short and long distances. Here is some of his
advice:

  • You have to train fast to race fast.
  • Warm up the first mile or so and then start your watch.
  • Set your goal pace and then increase your distance at that pace until
    you are at the distance you want to run this pace at. For example, if you
    want to do a 3:30 marathon, get used to an 8 minute pace at 3 miles, then
    go to 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 18, 20. If you can’t sustain it at the higher
    miles, go back down and start over.
  • Run the last mile all out on every run.
  • Run a lot of races. When he was running, he tried to do a race every
    weekend if there was one. He especially liked the 5k and 10k races.
  • Speed work is critical, try to do it twice a week. Your body has to
    learn to run faster. If you train at a certain pace all the time your body
    will lock in to that pace. Speed work breaks that lock.
  • Lose weight. Every pound you do not have to carry makes you faster.
    Period. You can’t starve weight off, you have to work it off. At his
    training peak he ate 2 eggs and toast for breakfast, chicken breast and
    salad with lowfat dressing on the side for lunch and tuna salad for dinner.
    On Sunday he ate whatever he wanted and as much as he wanted. Said that one
    day a week splurge is fine as your body won’t know what to do with it and
    will shed it.
  • Building strength in the gym was a key part of his training.
  • Talking with him affirmed the value of talking to experience. There is a
    lot of good training literature out there, and most of what he said is in
    line with it. However, to be able to sit at Stoby’s on Saturday morning and
    hear the life experiences of someone who ran a 3:14 marathon and was among
    the people who started the Conway running club 18 years ago is priceless.

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    Literally Speaking

    by on Jan.10, 2009, under Random

    ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?

    WITNESS: Oral.

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    Weekly marathon distance goal

    by on Jan.09, 2009, under Random

    My goal to run at least a marathon distance each week is still alive after
    week 1. I’ve run 32 miles so far and will add another 5 in the morning and
    then start week 2 with another 14 mile run. I’m sure I will have some
    recovery weeks throughout the year but if I can get in 40-45 “marathon
    weeks” it will be a great accomplishment.

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