Archive for October 2008

The answer to why people run long distances is not easy to explain. People do it for various reasons. In this podcast, I share some thoughts about why people run.

Some links mentioned in the show:

Phedippidations Podcast (SteveRunner)

Running Through the Wall (book)

To the Edge by Kirk Johnson (book)

Dean Karnazes' site

Deena Kastor's site

Ari's blog (Run Ansky Run)

Running with the Pack podcast (Allan and Jeff)

Confessions of a Runner podcast (Jodi)

Texas Independence Relay (race director Jay's blog)

OBX (Outer Banks) Marathon

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I'm in "taper" mode now although the miles seem endless to get my body ready for the Outer Banks Marathon. In this episode, I hit the hills on Blunts Bridge Road (see a vulture having dinner) and have trouble deciding to run 5 or 7 miles. I also include a neat race report audio clip at the end of the show.

Some links related to what was mentioned in the show:

Ashland Harvest 10K Run

Trilogy Running Podcast

Mark Junkerman's Race Series (awesome)

Richmond (Virginia) Marathon

Super Kwik Half Marathon Results

2009 Texas Independence Relay

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After this week, I have three weeks before my November 9th marathon. I'll peak at 40 miles this week and taper for three weeks. Some runners taper for only two. I'm trying something different for this race. In this podcast, I talk about my weekly mileage and how it feels to be locally "famous."

Some links mentioned or alluded to:

Blunts Bridge Half Marathon Challenge Route (check out the elevation profile!)

Derby 50K (North Carolina - Greg's race)

Richmond Folk Festival

Texas Independence Relay (Rich's race)

Outer Banks (OBX) Marathon

My email address is

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Video - 24 Hours of Momentum

This is a video of my running team's experience of the race I talked about in podcast episode #32. We ran from noon on October 5 until noon on October 5.

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This show is about the race my running group participated in over the weekend. Our team ran 135 miles in 24 hours.

Race link:


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I made a huge mistake by not taking a water source with me when I ran a five mile training run after the Maymont Half Marathon. Many thanks to Kelly for assisting me. In this podcast, I talk about the Maymont Half, the upcoming 24 Hours of Endurance and the overall state of my training at this point.

I mentioned a few links in the show:

Ari's Running Blog

Trilogy Running Podcast

Super Kwik Half Marathon (doesn't have a website but this link has info)

World Wide Half Marathon

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