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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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Swimming can make you a better runner? Maybe. by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Back when I was swimming a lot more than I am now I noticed that there were some benefits that swimming offered running. Strange to say, especially since one includes a j ... Read on »
Food Poisoning: To Run or Not To Run - I Ran by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last night I had what I would consider a light bought with food poisoning. I ate at 8:00pm was in bed by 11:00pm and puking by 2:00am. After some fluids and Pepto Bismol ... Read on »
How to Get a 25 Minute Workout in the Pool by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Tonight I got off work a little late and was heading up to the gym trying to think of what I needed to get done to feel like I had actually had a good workout with the lim ... Read on »
5 Ways to Get Motivated to Swim, Bike and / or Run! by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This weekend I had a chance to reflect on the race training I have been doing in Atlanta. My running and swimming efforts have been more effortless than anything and I ha ... Read on »
How to deal with run training stress: Don't quit. by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well, it seems that my training and racing has gotten started off to the same lack luster results as last year. I've been thinking of excuses and wondering what is going ... Read on »
Skipping a workout is not THAT bad, right? by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today I was scheduled to run 6 miles with a few efforts of speed work tucked into the warm up and cool down. I worked 12 hours, seated at my desk, and my hamstrings were ge ... Read on »
Breaking in my Netwon All Weather Trainers by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am slowly trying to break in my Newton All Weather Trainers so that I can add them to my training shoe rotation to help with running form, speed, etc... Today I ran t ... Read on »
Sunday: Rest Day by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I spent today resting my legs and sifting through my training plan to see what the next week would have in store for me. More speed, more endurance, and generally more runn ... Read on »
6 Miles to help Build Endurance - "Speed with a Kick" by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today's run was an intense one. I haven't done speed work in a while and when you couple that with a few miles, 6 to be exact, things tend to get interesting. I'm working ... Read on »
Running to Build Endurance, Again. by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Didn't think I was going to get on a treadmill tonight at LA Fitness, shocker, so I decided to try the gym in my building. The room was empty which tells me the people in m ... Read on »
Monday - First day of my training plan: Revisited by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am revisiting a training plan that I started back in August of last year. It was a pretty aggressive plan with periodized training sections. It did not have a ton of mil ... Read on »
2.6 Miles in 20 Minutes: Treadmill time constraints! by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This morning I was very excited about my run. In fact, I got to the gym at around 9:00am to see if I could hop on an treadmill, get my run in, and head home before 10:00. ... Read on »
4.5 Miles Closer to my New Year's Resolution by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When I got home from work at around 6:30 tonight it was about 30 degrees outside with a wind chill of around 25. I forced myself out the front door and away from the tr ... Read on »
Adding to New Year's Resolutions during the year is OK. by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am rarely if ever satisfied with plans, goals, etc. Why should my New Year's Resolution be so perfect that I wouldn't want to tweak it the 4th day in? I've already decid ... Read on »
New Years Resolution - Day 3 - Completed! by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So it is January 3rd, and my idea of running 1010 miles in one year is slowly coming together. I'm trying to figure out the best place to log my miles. Then I need to figu ... Read on »
New Years Resolution 2010 - Day 2 of 365 by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I spent today recovering from the Capital One Bowl fiasco where I watched my blessed LSU Tigers lose their bowl game. Very sad. After I shook that off, I decided to head ... Read on »
New Year Resolution - Run 1010 in 2010 by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I've been mulling over this whole New Year Resolution thing and the goals keep revolving around running. One thing I know I've been lacking over the past few years is con ... Read on »
Oh, How I LOVE GU. Let Me Count the Ways... by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I love thee for the depth and breadth and height of energy My body can reach, when racing out of sight of my competitors. For the ends of training and racing against the ... Read on »
New Years Resolution - New Training Goals Ahead by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Jordan and I are finishing up a 10 day trip that started in Houston, then went to Dallas, and now has us flying back to Atlanta. It has been a quick trip to see family and ... Read on »
A missed run in Boston by Cord C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The weather in Boston was a chilly 20 degrees this morning with a wind chill of 7. I decided not to take to the streets since my colleagues and I spent a good bit of time i ... Read on »