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Phedippidations: Episodes

Nothing lasts forever in this physical universe of ours.  We can talk about the eternal world to come, the kingdom of Heaven, Nirvana, Tian, the Celestial, Terrestrial and Telestial kingdoms, the six heavenly planes of Hinduism and the 8 levels of heaven in Islam…but this planet that we ran ...
ChiRunning is a new technique that incorporates traditional Lydiard style training with moving more efficiently, more in tune to the way our bodies were intended to run.  It requires and provides a special sense of self awareness of our environment, our bodies and our movement through space.  ...
I read every one of your emails, although I’m sorry to admit that I can’t always respond.  I want to, I really do…were this production my full time job; email responding would be a welcome addition to my weekly task list; but like you: I have a family to feed, a career to attend ...
Health Care is a system of rules and services, offered to help individuals become and remain healthy.  Here in the United States, the term Health Care has caused a lot of stress and anger about how our government is going to provide these services and how much each of us will have to pay.  ...
 "There is a discrimination in this world and slavery and slaughter and starvation. Governments repress their people; and millions are trapped in poverty while the nation grows rich; and wealth is lavished on armaments everywhere. These are differing evils, but they are common works of man. ...
The Pose Method of running incorporates some interesting concepts that may be worth your consideration.  It’s a biomechanical model that has you landing on your mid-foot with your supporting joints flexed at impact and hamstrings used to pull your foot from the ground, using gravity to move ...
Some called him Suuri Vaikenija "A Great Silent One" but to the world he was known as “The Flying Finn”. During the 1920s, he was the best middle and long distance runner in the world, setting world records at distances between 1500 m and 20 km. He is often considered the greatest ...
We need to recognize the fact that, through cultural changes, we have evolved. It is through modern humanities incompatibility with our natural environment that we are beginning to dysevolve.  The Dysevolutional Runner is one who lives in this environment of fast food non-pedestrian and embraces ...
In a way, the reason I produce Phedippidations is so I can make the world just a tiny bit better than it was before I started to produce this podcast.  I understand that this is something I’ll most likely fail at and that my efforts here might be considered a colossal waste of time, however ...
A podcast should be an expression of yourself, with a deep and open honesty that reveals all of the good things in your heart, as well as your weaknesses.  A podcast should not be a “show” per se, it should be a conversation: it should have as many audible elements that fit your personality ...
Today, I’m going to read you an abridged version of another book by Thoreau, this one titled Walking, which Thoreau written in 1861.  This was an essay that was presented as a lecture and published after his death in 1862, this essay, lecture and book has become one of THE most important written ...
<p>Today, Iâm going to read you an abridged version of another book by Thoreau, this one titled Walking, which Thoreau written in 1861.&nbsp; This was an essay that was presented as a lecture and published after his death in 1862, this essay, lecture and book has become one of THE most important written ...
A conversation is an informal talk with someone about opinions, ideas, feelings or everyday matters.&nbsp; A good conversation is an interaction between two or more people, where questions are either explicitly asked or implied.&nbsp;
For many of you, over the past four years you have been having a ...
When summer rears its oppressive head of high humidity and heat, fellow runners must take to the road with the solar conditions in mind and heed the warnings to ensure a safe and comfortable run.&nbsp; Acclimatization is an important precursor to taking to the hotter than usual roads, and the better ...
The Bunion Derby was an event like no other, and there will never be another like it.&nbsp; While there have been many cross continental races since 1928, none were organized in the way that C.C. Pyle had organized the event: it was an endurance race, a circus and a harsh and unforgiving competition.&nbsp; ...
There&#8217;s this rumor going around that distance runners are more prone to developing arthritis, a medical condition from by the Greek word &#8220;arthro&#8221; meaning joint and &#8220;itis&#8221; meaning inflammation.&nbsp; Many non-runners and medical laypersons have assumed that the constant repetitive ...
From a small island in the middle of southern Maine&#8217;s Sebago Lake, I present for you my annual review of some of my favorite songs from the past year of Phedippidation episodes.&nbsp; This week, I&#8217;m on vacation: giving my ankle a chance to heal and my soul a break from stress as I enjoy my ...
Beware the contents of this episode, ye who come here to listen to the runner boy run!&nbsp; In this episode, I go out for a run and just let my mind flow, talking about a few things that may or may not have to do with running.
Of particular interest (to me at least) is the contemplation of the ship ...
<p>Beware the contents of this episode, ye who come here to listen to the runner boy run!&nbsp; In this episode, I go out for a run and just let my mind flow, talking about a few things that may or may not have to do with running.</p>
<p>Of particular interest (to me at least) is the contemplation of ...
This episode is a review of a study published last month in the American Journal of Cardiology titled &#8220;Relation of Biomarkers and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging After Marathon Running&#8221;.
We use terms and phrases such as &#8220;you&#8217;ve got to have heart&#8221; and &#8220;don&#8217;t ...
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