Thursday, March 26, 2009

DDRDP - Episode 7

First attempt at splicing together several segments. Whew! This week’s episode includes my rambling on about nailing down a 100 miler plan to the best of my ADHD self, a podcast challenge from the running rednecks , Itunes Reviews, Email and a special message from B.A.D. (Broken A.. Dawg)

Show Links:

Tim Tweitmeyer

Trilogy Running

DDRDP Blog of the Week: On Running

As always your nuggets of wisdom are welcomed @

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Remember the days

Remember as a kid when a mud puddle, dirt pile, or otherwise disgusting,
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

Episode 6 Show Notes

Dirt Dawg Rambling Diatribe Podcast - Episode 6:

Come along for on a long run through one of my favorite training routes

Show Links:

Kensington Metropark

The Extra Mile: One Woman's Personal Journey to Ultrarunning Greatness

DDRDP Blog of the Week: Lupus Runner

As always your thoughts, opinions, and nuggets of wisdom are welcome. Feel free to to email me @

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I can almost smell the hot dogs....

Today, Dirtty Girl came home with our tickets for the Detroit Tigers.
Batter up!

Monday, March 16, 2009

A rough estimate

Click on the picture to see my experiment of one. What I hope to run in order to get me to the start of the Burning River 100, primed and ready to run/walk and crawl the distance.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A change of pace

Sometimes all you need to get back in the groove is to head to another
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

DDRDP - Episode 5 Notes

Join me for another treadmill run, but this time with a purpose. A mailbag, reviews and a blog of the week. Show links:

Run FatBoy Run

Run Run Live Podcast

Quadrathon Podcast

Dirt Dawg's Rambling Diatribe Podcast Blog of the Week:

Running into the Sun

As always your rambling thoughts, reports, diatribes and nuggets of wisdom are welcomed. Email me at

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Second Job??

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

DDRDP - Episode 4

The miserable grip that Mother Nature had on Metro Detroit finally loosened up a bit, so I loaded up Dirrty Feather and we rambled for a few miles. Discussion included talk about the Runner's Round Table, my first review and comment, and a rambling diatribe on why running with others is good. Feel free to comment here or drop me an email:
Show Links:

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Runners Round Table #19

In between driving to pick up Little Dirt Dawg and driving home, I managed to call into the Runners Round Table. A great experience, with the only thing missing being a tall cowboy pop or two to share with fellow runners at the table.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Monday, March 02, 2009

Episode 3 Notes

Episode 3 of the DDRDP is now up and available for your listening pleasure. Join me as Nemo, my beloved border collie mix makes his first appearance, my pal Lightning joins me for a few miles as we talk about DOMS from little dirt dawg's bounce party and the new bundle of joy about to grace Lightning and Missile's doorstep. Feel free to drop me a an email with comments, questions, or ideas.

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo


Sunday, March 01, 2009


February Recap

Runs: 27
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!