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How many miles does an NBA player run each game: Not as much as you think, but NBA players are... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is the NBA’s “long-distance” runner./photo courtesy CBS Sports The NBA playoffs are in full throttle. And if you are like me – a r ... Read on »
Black Girls Run? Yep. Black Girls Run! Even here in Austin by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Members of the Austin Chapter of Black Girls Run! warmup before a recent Saturday run./Photo courtesy Austin American-Statesman I’ve groused and groused often in t ... Read on »
My new normal: Better than not running at all by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Late last month, I decided that sitting around resting was not going to help me fix what was wrong with my leg . I figured I’d have to rehab AND run at the same time. Heck ... Read on »
Street cred: The best places to run in Austin by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training There are a few stretches of this city, a few signature streets that make Austin a pretty cool place to get out for a morning 6- to 8-miler. So I thought I’d republ ... Read on »
What happens to your conditioning when you’ve only run 45 miles since mid November: You get... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Since I’ve been on the sidelines injured , I have not done any other cardio or cross training. I’ve continued to eat (and drink) like a guy running 40 plus miles a week, ... Read on »
The psychology of being injured: When your physical therapist is out of answers, get another... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I’m on Physical Therapist No. 11 for my mysterious leg malady . I’ve seen him 7 times now. He’s done myofascial release, aggressive manual therapy, given me dozens ... Read on »
A moment in time from the Boston Marathon: This infographic in the New York Times will totally... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training This photo, in the NY Times, shows the initial flash of the first explosion. The Times found as many people as they could in the picture and told their stories. One of t ... Read on »
“Is this part of a ceremony?” – Last person to officially finish Boston Marathon... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Stacy Shaw Runner’s World has a neat story about the last person to finish the Boston Marathon . Stacy Shaw, a fifth-grade teacher and mother of four from Nebr ... Read on »
Not sure if Calvin Coolidge was president before or after Warren Harding? This kid can help jog... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Noah knows U.S. Presidents. One day, before he was even old enough for kindergarten, Noah’s mother bought him some flash cards, each one displaying the name and so ... Read on »
Watching my son read in front of dozens of people about his food allergies might just break your... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training In the nine or so months that I went without blogging, my 5-year-old son Noah has grown a lot. He is also becoming a fabulous little reader. Back in September, he gave a l ... Read on »
Internal derangement of the pelvic girdle and SI joint dysfunction are technical ways for saying I... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I’ve been literally running in place trying to find a therapist who can help me. I can finally attach a word (or three) to what ails me. Last week, desperate t ... Read on »
Caught up in the Harlem Shake Craze: Runners do the Harlem Shake; Wine drinkers do the Harlem Shake by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training By now, this kooky Harlem Shake video has gone so viral that it has seeped into every aspect of human life. It is sweeping the nation. Everybody from NBA teams to the ... Read on »
Here it is: What stanky leg looks like by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training This is how my right foot lands. This is a dead leg. I’ve groused and groused for the last year about what’s wrong with my right leg. I decided to jump on a tr ... Read on »
Trigger point can not fix what ails me, so I might as well run by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training When I first noticed this leg malady – in which my right foot constantly juts outward leaving me with no control of my right leg during a run on toe-off – it was in Nov ... Read on »
I’m back to blogging about the running I’m not doing. Oh, and I’m getting fat. by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training This isn’t me, but it might as well be. The running? Terrible. Been injured and its the kind of injury that nobody can figure out what’s wrong. I have run maybe 5 ... Read on »
How to run fast: Get yourself a good pair of genes by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training The guy on the left: probably lots of slow twitch muscle fibers. The guy on the right: an abundance of fast twitch muscle fibers. Over time, I’ve had a lot of new ... Read on »
How many miles a week you should run depends on what you are training for by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training My week-by-week miles this year. Runners are always looking for an edge – to get faster, to run farther, to stay injury free. I can preach to you about the imp ... Read on »
In which a young Don Nelson looked around the huddle, said the player who made the most money... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training A young Don Nelson coaching the Milwaukee Bucks. Yeah, its an old picture. Look at the short shorts worn by John Lucas. Congrats to Don Nelson. The former NBA head ... Read on »
March 2012 mileage: Most running since last September by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training In March 2011, I was knocked out with a stress reaction in my pelvis and couldn’t run much. This past March, even with a crazy leg that goes every-which-a-way , I logged ... Read on »