Wednesday, November 25, 2009

RRT59 Running shift workers

Steve Runner, from the Phedippidations podcast ,interviews three noble shift runners - who manage to fit in their training in to an ever changing work schedule.

Lisa Nurse on the Run blog, LJ (part of Team Point Two) Tri Wyoming blog, and Gary Wall (@GaryW2008) from his blog,

[ Click Here for Runners Roundtable - Episode 59 ]

Friday, November 20, 2009

RRT 58 - Picking a training plan

How to design a training plan? Toni,, asks the experts - Leslie Lam,
Joe Garland, and
Dr Jami, who all talk about the importance of a structured plan including speedwork, repeats, tempos, intervals and hills. Good plans are recommended from books including Daniel's Running Fomula, Run Faster, From Last to First (Joe's blog review of that book) and the RunnersWorld Ryan Hall Half plan.

The controversy of charity runners displacing qualified Boston runners gets a cameo Steve Runner rant and Joe blogged after the RRT conversation with Marci a few weeks back, on Charities. In the chatroom were Matt (@runnerMatt) from the DumpRunnersClub podcast, dennrunner, Colin Hayes from his blog, Resurrected Runner, Steve Chopper (@stevechopper) from the a miles with me podcast, Papa_Louie and EmDad or Dennis from Brooklyn from his blog,

Saturday, November 14, 2009

RRT57 - Stretching with Yuri

In this episode, we talked with Yuri Elkaim - athlete, author and Fitness/Wellness Expert. A former professional Soccer player, Yuri is the founder and owner of Total Wellness Consulting, hosts a blog Fitter U Fitness, and has written Eating for Energy ( and Nutrition for Runners ( as well as articles in Beyond Fitness magazine, Impact magazine, and Fitness Business Canada magazine.

As co-host, we had Thad, aka "RunnerDude" of and running mentor for the new goal-oriented social site, for its Long Distance Running and Run for Fitness circles and free-lance writer for

Also co-hosting were Toni, host of her blog, and Melisa, host of her blog,

Both Yuri and Thad addressed the difference between dynamic stretching and static stretching and the importance of stretching for injury prevention. Next, we moved on to nutrition. Yuri shared his nutritional approach with the group, which is based on incorporating more raw fruits and vegatables into your diet and consuming foods in their "unprocessed" state. In addition to stretching and nutrition, the group briefly discussed interval training - how it works and why it might help you become a better runner.

[Click here for RunnersRoundTable Episode 57]

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

RRT56 - Open Mike with Joe Garland

We had an open mike night with Marci of Marci Runs The Marathon, Matt of The Dump Runners Club, and, as host, Joe Garland of the Run Westchester blog. Mostly we spoke about the recent ING New York City Marathon, Marci having completed it for the fourth time. We had some discussion about recovering from injuries, Matt having recently gotten out of a boot needed for a heel issue, Marci telling us of her decision to run a marathon since, well, she had gotten over a bit of back surgery.

One site reference was the always informative Science of Sport, which recently had some good stuff on the NYC Marathon. There was a bit of talk about NYRR's Mary Wittenberg's response to the "Marathon Plodder" issue. Here's her letter. There was also a reference to Kenny Moore's "The Long Blue Line."

Unfortunately, the recording seems spotty at times, which perhaps can be fixed. The sound seems better on the Talk Shoe site itself:

[Click here for RunnersRoundTable Episode 56]

If anyone works variable shifts and is willing to talk about how she manages to stay on a training plan, we'd love to have you an episode on 3Dec at 4pm Eastern, please let us know!

Monday, November 2, 2009

RRT55 - Team Point Two Advice

Chris ( hosts a discussion with his fellow Team Point Two ( runners - asking "What advice do you have for new runners"?
LJ (,
Susan (,
Chris (,
Donna and Jamie ( and Tony ( all have ideas, while "Marathon Advisor" John Ellis ( and Nicole ( couldn't make the call.

Toni, host of her blog,, was timekeeper, and in the chatroom we had Cewtwo, host of his blog, Recreation with Charlie (, Lybbe, host of her podcast, Fifty Counting Down (, Chris Russell from the RunRunLive podcast, Matt from the DumpRunnersClub podcast, Erin, the host of the podcast, TriNReality and host of the blog - elements of erin 337, Rudyb, and Steve Runner of the Phedippidations Podcast.