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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Sunday Ride with Doug

This podcast has some great audio of a conversation between me and a true Ironman while we ride down the shoulder of a 70 mph highway. Doug is 62 years old and has completed 11 Ironmans all over the world. He is also half Hawaiian, half Portuguese and grew up on the Islands and can ride most of us into the ground. We ride together on occasion and this ride ended up being 67 miles long on a beautiful day. We discuss lots of different topics, including bikes, distance running, how Air Force paramedics can't admit to knowing how to kill, and spinning (on the road, not Spin class). Enjoy!

8 Comments:

Anonymous RidinColorado said...

Hey Brett,

Dude, I LOVE your podcast. I'm a college student & full-time employee residing in the amazing state of Colorado. Seriously, my life is exciting, but I live to hear your next podcast. I'm totally stoked that I came across your podcast. I'm not a triathlete, but I definitely aspire to be one. I've had a very serious health condition inhibiting my ability to be very active, over the last 10 years - and I'm only 24 - but, without the help of specialists and doctors, I think I finally found my probelm. I've totally cut gluten out of my diet & I've been able to make it without my meds for a few weeks now. I'm really stoked about how energized I've been feeling and listening to Endurance Radio and your podcast has amped me up to get out and be more active.

With that said, here's my one question. Anyone that has some tips for me, feel free to email me. I love to run, but I can only do so on the track at my college (CSU) or the local high school that I live near. The reason being is, I get shin-splints at the drop of a hat. I've purchased a $130.00 pair of Nike Shox to try and minimize the impact of running, but it doesn't do much. Do you, or anyone, have any tips on how I can reieve this problem so that I can do more running on roads, trails and hopefully one day in the mountains that I live in? Thanks for all your help and keep up with the podcasts man... YOU ROCK!

Email me @ RidinColorado.com (I'm an avid snowboarder & I've skiied since I was 6, so that's where the name comes from). Peace!

10:50 AM

 
Anonymous texafornia said...

Ok, I can't give you any actual medical advice but I can tell you one way to significantly reduce the impact of running upon your bones and joints. The bottoms of your feet act as signals to your brain and are supposed to tell you if you are hitting the ground too hard. Coushioned shoes have been scientifically proven to increase the force with which you hit the ground and subsiquent shock that travels up your legs. Basically, if you run without all that protection, you run much more softly because you have to. Shoe experts agree that pretty much everything introduced in training shoes since the 70's is pure fluff and marketing. In the past few years, there has been a major resurgance in minimalist running shoes (barefoot) and the results have been amazing. People who have been told that they can't run because of their injuries are going out and running marathons and loving it. I run barefoot and I can go 12 miles and my legs don't feel like I've done anything at all. Do yourself a favor and check out www.runningbarefoot.org and post your question on their yahoo forum. I learned tons from them and it changed my view on shoes forever. Now I can run and run and run and I never have any injuries or pain. I really can't speak on the gluten thing, but yeah, there's often things we eat that aren't doing us any favors. I had a HUGE issue with caffeine that was really messing me up for 2 years before I figured it out.

Remember, shoes do work for some people. But, most of us can run fine with the shoes we were born with and that our ancestors have been using for thousands of years before Nike ever came around.

4:21 PM

 
Blogger Brian said...

Thanks Bret!

I'll check that website out and hopefully I'll find a way to get a handle on this problem. With that said, what type of surfaces do you normally run barefoot on? Are they trails that are in town, or are they just streets in your neighborhood? Thanks again for the advice & dude, you totally rule. I can't emphasize enough how much I enjoy your podcasts. I think the approach you take - or have to take because of your busy schedule - to recording your podcasts is the best: simplicity and raw. The info you give is so helpful to those of us who know so little about triathlons and running but are hyped about wanting to partake. Plus, it's great hearing Ky yell every now and again and hearing random things like that. When I hear the scripted podcasts, I tend to forget what I'm listening to while I'm working, running, or walking around on campus. When I hear yours, it's almost like somebody is actually talking to me and I just automatically pay attention. I'm not sure if any of that makes sense, but who really cares. lol Keep it up, because you have some fans bro! Good luck with your training for your December Triathlon and keep the podcasts coming. Peace!

-B

4:46 PM

 
Anonymous texafornia said...

I run on streets and sidewalks. I've tried barefoot on trails with marginal success. I bet colorado gets really cold, so you might want to find super-minimal shoes like the Nike Free or aqua socks to get you through the winter. Just ask the forum guys, but remember that some of them can be really hard core and suggest you go barefoot in the winter and you probably aren't quite ready for that yet. I can't run barefoot below 30 degrees without getting uncomfortable.

Yeah, there's one podcast where the guy would have great content, but he just reads a script. Too bad, because it's about running and he could do it on foot. I can't claim any brilliance or amazing ablility, it just kinda happened this way. Right person, right place, right time. My angle that makes my show stand out is that I record while I workout and that's just because I'm a real triathlete and I don't have any leftover time. Any triathlete would agree with that! I have full faith that you'll do a triathlon soon. They're easier than you think.

5:05 PM

 
Blogger Brian said...

Thanks for the words of confidence & when I complete my first marathon, I'll let ya know... so don't forget the name RidinColorado! :o) Thanks again for your suggestions and help, Brett.

5:23 PM

 
Blogger Brian said...

Scratch that... when I complete my first TRIATHLON!!!! I'll let ya know. hahaha Minor spelling error there.

5:24 PM

 
Blogger Comm's said...

Brett your podcasting has got me thru some great workouts.

Bless you man and keep up the good work.

10:29 AM

 
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