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Showing posts from December, 2012

"Running" 26.2; should we throw walkers under the bus?

Most of my mind fodder comes from other endurance sport sources.  Humor me while I walk you through my latest train of thought:

Was listening to an episode of "Running in the Center of the Universe" podcast:

Ashland Dave got into a major rant-a-thon regarding a podcast that he, in turn, had listened to, on - it had the author of the new book "Running a Marathon for Dummies" on the show.

Here's the Amazon link to the book:

This is when it gets tight. Ashland Dave listens to the marathon show podcast and is rather astounded to hear the book's author, Jason Karp, PhD, does not adhere to walking in marathons. Karp sees walkers as less than viable in the marathon community. He agrees marathon running gets peo…

Warrior diet, Christmas eating and bread making

It's been a while since I posted, but that's due to a less than stellar endurance sport effort, a bad back, and seasonal eating habits.

How about all those holiday parties?  I go with the best intention, then end up slamming lemon sugar bars until me teeth hurt.  Hard to graze across a table of yummies and not dig in. Sure I know about all the impulse management techniques, but in the end, it's dessert time!

Heard about this diet on a podcast the other day.  Basically one meal a day, Paleo based content:

Anyone into bread baking?  I experiment with my bread maker and have come upon some most excellent compounds.  Best tricks for me are Pillsbury bread flour (it rises well), olive oil instead of butter, brown sugar instead of white sugar, and now the big deal...and one cup of ancient grains cereal to substitute for one cup of flour.  Here's a link to a vendor who sells the stuff, I go one bulk bag every week:…