Monday, July 18, 2011

Reading and Running: Podcast Episode 8

In this episode, Med City Andy discusses three books (related to running) that he has recently read and would recommend. These include Born to Run, Running for Mortals and Galloway's Book on Running.
 If you are a beginning runner, I would strongly recommend Running for Mortals due to the personality of the book, the descriptions of the trials and tribulations of running and the simple, no-nonsense approach to beginning running. Galloway's Book on Running is a more technical based learn to run manual (and it reads more like a manual)-- it is very informative none the less.  Born to Run weaves an excellent story of a tribe of running people from the Copper Canyon region of central Mexico while talking about the author's experiences learning to run with a more natural style. Preachy at times, the book still is a good, quick read and is worthy of some of the hype that surrounds it.

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathelets and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

Running for Mortals by John Bingham and Jenny Hadfield

Galloway's Book on Running by Jeff Galloway

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Muscle Milk Woodsy

I was attracted to click on the link because of the odd and potentially double entendre based name of the race-- and I registered because it fit into my half training program. All in all, it looks like it should be fun-- a true trail race on a minimally groomed trail that lasts 8.9 miles.  I'm pretty excited!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Running in Northern Minnesota

I released another podcast a few days ago but haven't really had an opportunity to update the blog. Well, here it is. In this most recent podcast, I talk about my experiences running in northern Minnesota at my in-law's cabin. To this point, its the closest that I've come to trail running, so I opine a short while on that entire idea. All in all, I had a good time running up north, it was different but still nice. During the podcast I also discuss Minnesota culture and the idea about going "Up North."

On a side note, I've converted my podcasts to mp3 format from m4a. My reasoning behind this transition has largely due to the incompatibility of mp3 format with a variety of devices and m4a being an Apple specific format.  All in all, the m4a makes a prettier format but I really don't need the chapter markers and enhanced options that it provides.

Once again, if you have any suggestions, comments or questions, please put them in the comments.