Thursday, March 26, 2009
DDRDP Blog of the Week: On Running
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
dirty, and the most unclean thing you could do would be villified by
your parents with shouts of "Get out of there! You are going to ruin
your clothes. Those are brand new boots!" ?
Well, Dirrty Feather and Little Dirt Dawg the other day miracously
managed to find the stinkiest, wettest, and muddiest area at the farm
over the weekend and engaged in all of the running, jumping and playing
that they could tolerate until too wet and cold to continue. What did I
do? Sat on the hill and watched them have some fun. Even though nearly 5
days later the boots are not dry and smell of some rank odor that I
don't think we will be able to get rid of, and some of the clothes even
after washing several times have stains that will not come out they are
still talking about how much fun they had. They are a constant reminder
to me as an adult that sometimes you have to enjoy the moment you are
in, savor the experience, because the opportunity may not come along
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Dirt Dawg Rambling Diatribe Podcast - Episode 6:
Come along for on a long run through one of my favorite training routes
The Extra Mile: One Woman's Personal Journey to Ultrarunning Greatness
DDRDP Blog of the Week: Lupus Runner
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
location to run. As runners, we tend to like the familiarity of our
routes knowing where the next mile marker is or that at the bush
beyond the third house on the left is our turn around point.
I was lucky enough today to ramble around Kensington Metropark for my
long run and besides getting the miles in it really was more about
running in a different location to get me excited about the warmer
weather and amped up about my running.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Run FatBoy Run
Run Run Live Podcast
Dirt Dawg's Rambling Diatribe Podcast Blog of the Week:
Running into the Sun
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Thursday, March 12, 2009
I said I would never run with a walkman or cd player. Maybe it was from my sister listening to her walkman as we ran and her tuning me out or I felt somehow that running was to be an escape from everything. Something to pure, to organic, to be disturbed by the noise coming from earbuds. I thought that if you were outside shouldn’t that be enough of a soundtrack to keep you engaged for hours on end? The more miles I logged, the longer I was out there and I came to the realization that at some point, my tiny little sponge couldn’t generate enough mindless chatter to keep me engaged. Begrudgingly and with some trepidation, a few years ago, I downloaded a new social media called podcasting.
I was hooked. How cool was it to take the equivalent of a running partner out for a run whenever and wherever you wanted? Even better, there was no arguing over distance, pace, or waiting for them to show up. Grant it, it might have been a one way conversation, but the cool thing was if you didn’t want to listen anymore, you could turn them off, fast forward or get a new running partner all together. It was like magic.
And just like pulling rabbits out of a hat, running podcasts have multiplied. I haven’t listened to all of them out there, but the ones in my rotation right now, I feel it is almost like a second job to keep up with them so as to not fall behind. Really, it is not like a second job. My runs are more entertaining and for that you can’t put a price on that. They all bring something unique to the table and even an ole Dawg like me can learn something new.
Friday, March 06, 2009
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Monday, March 02, 2009
Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Total miles: 187.8 miles
Average Distance: 7 miles
Total time: 34: 21: 20
Avg. mi. pace: 10:58
Same number of runs as last month, but about 12 miles farther in total distance and 3 hours more out on the roads. My pace is still pretty slow, but the weather has been crap and i am making a switch from tempo and mile repeats (which i am not fond of) to walk/runs and hills. Hills are not my friend yet, but I really like the walk/runs. Six runs of 10 miles or more so I can't can't complain about getting in distance.
Still have yet to figure out a solid training plan for the 100 miler outside of 2 marathons in April and trying to schedule a 50 miler or two. Really starting to feen for some trails, so cross your fingers and pray for a dry and warmer March!