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Cord C. Patient Expert

Atlanta, Georgia
A middle of the pack runner with a front of the pack mentality in search of the perfect run.
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2010 MetroPCS Dallas White Rock Marathon Route - Estimation by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The MetroPCS Dallas White Rock Marathon route is still not confirmed, but the the Official Website www.RunTheRock.com does have a good estimation graphic of the route. I ... Read on »
All Runners have Vices - Mine is Beer by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As runners I think we all have our little indulgences. Some like sweets, others are freaks for pizza, or chicken wings, while others like myself choose a nice cold bottle ... Read on »
Running with back pain by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am 7 days into my recovery from the jarring blow I received to my back last Saturday. The immediate pain was nearly unbearable and as the hours passed all I could think ... Read on »
Running 40 Miles Per Week by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am one more run away from finishing my second week of my latest running goal. These days, running seems to be influencing my habits. Take tonight; I skipped Happy Hour ... Read on »
Beat the heat by running early in the morning by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Great run this morning at 5:15am. It was already 75 degrees but with no sun in sight it was actually quite pleasant. I warmed up my first mile at 8:30/mi and cooled down o ... Read on »
Ramping up your running mileage a few miles at a time by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Now that I am planning on racing the marathon in December I have regrouped with the same guy who put together my previous run plan to get something on paper for the 26.2 mil ... Read on »
5 Miles in the dark are worth the early morning wake up call by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I laced up the shoes and hit the streets this morning at 5:15am. I wanted to finish by 6:00am so I figured a little over 5 miles would be easily packed into that time frame ... Read on »
Running before work is better than coffee for energy! by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running For the first time in a long time I actually woke up at 5am for a run before work. It had been so long since I had done this that I had forgotten how great the feeling of w ... Read on »
Running easy through the hills to build endurance by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I woke up this morning and made it out for my run at about 8:00am. It wasn't as early as I wanted it to be but I was happy to see it was still only 75 degrees outside so th ... Read on »
Mid week run - Easy pace ... picking up the miles by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Another good run today after work. Next week I plan on getting back to some consistent training to ramp up the mileage. For now, I'm just going to take in some miles an ... Read on »
Dallas White Rock Marathon - Run The Rock! by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I woke up at 12:55am this morning and waited 5 minutes until 1:00am to register for the Dallas White Rock Marathon! It has been a number of years since I last ran a marat ... Read on »
Monday Runs are Always the Hardest by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Memorial Day means no work and all play so I took the time to get a run in around the Perimeter area. I decided to stick to a short route that was just about 3.5 miles. Th ... Read on »
Sunday's are for resting the legs and reseting the brain by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I spent a good amount of time on the couch with our dog today. Not for any other reason but to try and recharge my body for the training that I want to commit to over the ... Read on »
Missed a 5k but gained new perspective by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I woke up this morning at 7am to the sound of a Race Director's voice blaring over the loud speakers at the starting line of a 5k. I jumped out of bed and looked out the ... Read on »
You Should Run a Race With Your Significant Other by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today marks the first day I've ever had the chance to run a race with my wife. It was an awesome experience and I hope to be able to share it with her again soon. Runnin ... Read on »
Can a High Pollen Count Impact Heart Rate Training? by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I went for a run today after work and the heat had inched up to about 85 degrees. I am happy to run in the heat, and actually welcome it. I am somewhat accustomed to run ... Read on »
What word defines you as an athlete? by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Do you define yourself as an "athlete"? If so, do you use words like, "I'm a"... swimmer, runner, triathlete, IRONMAN, marathoner, sprinter, jogger, or cyclist in your de ... Read on »
Triathlon training plan is back on track! by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I've been tweaking my training plan again. For me, a good triathlon training plan has more runs than bikes and swims, and more swims than bike sessions. I do this because ... Read on »
My wife makes me a better runner... and dresser. by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I truly believe my wife makes me a better runner. I don't have a coach right now who I am accountable to, nor do I have a running group to keep me on track. My work hour ... Read on »
You don't need a DVD to get a hardcore CORE workout!!! by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I thought I would use today as a rest day, but after I got home I was feeling restless and decided to give myself about 20-30 minutes of core exercise with a minor dose of ... Read on »