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Phedippidations: Episodes

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 ...
As simple and exhausting as it sounds: running can be your purpose in life; and if you&#8217;re already a runner as I suspect you are: then running can be a purpose you can give to others, by asking them to join us: by making this sport a game, by thinking of it as play and by embracing a lifestyle that ...
They called him Arthur &#8220;Greatheart&#8221; Newton.&nbsp; He had been a runner in his twenties, but gave it up after a time, taking to the road again 12 years later when, at the age of 38, he ran his first Comrades Marathon.&nbsp; His contribution to distance running is great in that he chose to ...
<p>They called him Arthur âGreatheartâ Newton.&nbsp; He had been a runner in his twenties, but gave it up after a time, taking to the road again 12 years later when, at the age of 38, he ran his first Comrades Marathon.&nbsp; His contribution to distance running is great in that he chose to use common ...
This is one of those strange podcast episodes that merges a little of my personal life (you&#8217;ll hear us picking up our new Dog Indiana and bringing him home) along with some practical tips about exercising your dog and this history of the beagle.
It goes without saying that I have a lot to learn ...
In this episode I present for you the major findings of Professor Daniel Lieberman of the Biological Anthropology department at Harvard University and Professor Dennis Bramble from the University of Utah in their 2004 paper published in the journal Nature titled &#8220;Endurance running and the evolution ...
A runner lives for the moment, and can rise to call of her or his own character to do what we know we have to do, for our bodies, for our training, for the promise we made to ourselves some time ago.&nbsp; We will have bad days, we will be haunted by the memories of a 4:01:31 finish in Philadelphia back ...
Ours is a social network of fellow runners who are using new media and the power of what has become known as Web 2.0 &#8211; a second generation of web development and design that facilitates communication, collaboration and above all: sharing of thoughts, opinions, observations and yes, even rambling ...
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