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 Letsrun.com'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 itlcoaching.com and my wife's page for travel planning!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Podcast, Episode 3!

Podcast #3 is posted!  Give it a listen!


This week's episode is a conversation with Wil Cramer, the manager of West Stride, a great specialty running store here in Atlanta.

We talk about . . .

-The benefits of shopping at a running specialty store vs. a department store or buying on the internet;
-The emerging trends in shoes and gear;
-The difference between expensive shoes and less expensive shoes;
-What folks should look for if they're buying running shoes but not actually planning to run in them;
-Which shoes you should choose and which shoes you should wear to race if you have orthotics;
-The effect of the minimalism movement on runners and on running shoes;
-The effectiveness of compression socks;
-Things to consider if you're constantly getting blisters;
-What West Stride in particular has done to promote women's running;

Here's the link to the study that I mentioned in the conversation. It was a conducted over the course of 22 weeks in Luxembourg, using more than 250 runners. About 40% of the participants were "single shoe wearers," defined as people who wore the same shoes for 91% of their runs. The remainder had a primary pair of shoes that they wore for a little over 50% of their runs, but they alternated through an average of 3.8 pairs of shoes. Over the study period, they found that runners in this latter group had a 39% lower risk of injury.

Here's the link to the Letsrun.com retrospective on Matt Tegenkamp.

Here's the link to my wife's new travel planner Facebook page.  As I said, she's focusing on helping athletes travel to races. She has access to resources that you might not have access to, including numbers for sold-out Disney races!  One additional thing: there is no additional charge for utilizing her services. You can also send her an email if you are interested.

And finally, here's a series of photos of the clothing that Kanye West designed with Adidas.  Among them are the Yeezy Boost shoes:



We'll see if they meet West Stride's standards.

Thanks for listening, and thanks for the visits and likes on the Facebook page!