Monday, August 7, 2017

Podcast, Episode 24!

Episode 24 is out! Give it a listen!

So, I know that I normally don't post the show notes, but I figured that I needed to include a photo of Pawel Poljankski's legs that he shared on Instagram after Stage 16 since we talked about them so much:

Also, to fix two errors. The first error: Poljanksi's on the Bora-Hansgrohe team, not Team Sky. Sorry about that. (They both have black kits...) If you want to see the legs of someone from Team Sky, though, here's a tweet from them from 2014 featuring the legs of Tour champ Chris Froome:

While I'm posting photos, here's a shot of Eliud Kipchoge crossing the finish line after running 26.2 miles in 2:00:25 in Monza. She can see  the aerodynamic beads on his shorts, his jersey, his arm covers, and on the tape on his legs:

The second error: the term "hypervolemia." I used it to describe the increased volume of blood in the body of a trained athlete, and that's really not correct. Rather, hypervolemia is used as a proper team to describe a medical condition deriving from too much fluid in the blood. It can cause a variety of issues, including heart failure. Needless to say, this is not the same as the normal and desirable increase of blood volume that results from training. I apologize for my confusion.

Thanks for listening!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Podcast, Episode 9!

Episode 9 of the Most Pleasant Exhaustion podcast it out! Give it a listen!  

In this episode, we catch up on a lot of things: the Kyle Pease Foundation at the Publix Marathon and Half-Marathon, an email from Wil Cramer from West Stride, some tips from Stacy Perlis from Wahoo Fitness, my injury and ESWT recovery, the effects of turmeric and bromelain, the World Half Marathon Championships, and the new book about Emil Zatopek.

To see the photo of Geoffrey Kamroror and Goye Adola falling over at the start of the World Half Marathon Championships, click here.  You can read's recount of the race here.

To read the lengthy excerpt from Richard Askwith's new book, Today We Die a Little, about Emil Zatopek, click here.  

Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Podcast, Episode 8!

Episode 8--a special Wednesday episode--is out! Give it a listen! 

And here's the awesome photo I promised of Kyle with another KPeasy athlete:

Special thanks to Brent, Kyle, and Paul for their willingness to be interviewed!

Inspired by what you heard? Support the Kyle Pease Foundation so that they can continue their important work of broadening the endurance athletics community. Where there's a wheel, there's a way!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Podcast, Episode 7!

This week's podcast it out! Give it a listen!

This week's installment is part one of our two part interview series on the Kyle Pease Foundation ahead of the Foundation's fielding 28 athletes at next weekend's Publix Marathon and Half Marathon.

Part One is an interview with Brent Pease and Paul Linck.

Part Two is an interview with Kyle Pease, and it will be airing on Wednesday, 3/16/16.

Here are Brent and Kyle blazing through a recent race:

And here they are finding a way in the New York City Marathon last year:

Finally, here's Paul and J-Dude (Justin) on the bike leg of Ironman Florida last year:

Thanks for listening!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Podcast, Episode 6!

Episode 6 of the Most Pleasant Exhaustion podcast is out! Give it a listen!

In this installment--part two in our series on fatigue--we discuss long-term, systemic fatigue (aka "overtraining").

Do you believe in "go hard or go home?" Do you plan to "rest when you're dead?" If so, you may actually be lowering your performance. Tune in to hear what research says about overtraining.  (Hint: it's real, and it can wreck your race, your season, or even your career.)

Monday, February 29, 2016

Podcast, Episode 5!

Episode 5 is now online!  Give it a listen!

In this episode, we talk with Stacy Perlis, a product and finance manager at Wahoo Fitness. We covered a range of topics, including:

1. The genesis and growth of Wahoo;

2. The ins-and-outs of the Wahoo KICKR, including troubleshooting a couple of issues;

3. Other Wahoo products, like the TICKR XELEMNT, and the full range of Wahoo apps.

4. Wahoo as part of an indoor and data-driven cycling movement, which also includes TrainerRoad and Zwift.

Stacy had a lot of interesting things to share.  Enjoy!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Podcast, Episode 4!

Episode 4 is online!  Give it a listen!

In this episode--part one of a two-part series on fatigue--we talk about the latest research on why we fatigue during workouts and races.  There were several take-aways:

Takeaway #1: your mindset matters.

Takeaway #2: this could be used for evil.

Takeaway #3: listen to your body.

Takeaway #4: you're capable of more than you think you are.

Takeaway #5: everybody is tough in the finale (so you should be tough in the middle!).

Here's the link to Andrew Cleveland's rendition of Billie Jean by Michael Jackson on his cello.

Here's the link to Andrew's band, Lotus Slide, doing their 34:00 World History Song.

Be sure to check out and my wife's page for travel planning!