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Cruising SXSW: In search of a job and… Soledad O’Brien??? by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Not only is she gorgeous, but Soledad O'Brien is really nice and classy. South by Southwest, or SXSW as the locals call it, has been an interesting experience. I’v ... Read on »
Shock therapy does not reveal the cause of my leg problems by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training The nerve conduction velocity test I took Friday: Negative. The doc hooked these weird sensors up to my right leg and hit a button, and… @#$%$#@*& Zap!!! ... Read on »
I’m having a nerve test to determine why my left brain and right leg are apparently not on... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training So, here’s the deal with my running: My right leg goes every which-a-way because I’ve got some nerve damage in and around my calf. This is according to the sports doctor ... Read on »
Grandmother, stepmother punish girl by making her run to death, literally by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training From the stupid parents category: Last week, a 9-year-old Alabama girl ate some candy bars. Then, when asked about what she ate, the girl lied to her grandmother. The gran ... Read on »
I’m looking for a job. Somebody hire me. by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Hire this guy. At about 3:55 p.m. on February 1, I was sitting at my desk when the HR manager approached me and said, “Hey, Kevin, you are needed for a meeting in ... Read on »
This is what three years of 3M Half Marathons look like by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Here are my mile-by-mile splits for each of the last 3M Half Marathons I’ve run. The highlighted splits are the ones in which I ran the fastest in comparison to the ... Read on »
3M Half Marathon race report: Lungs wrote a check my legs could not cash by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training This is how close I came to not even running this race: The day before, out for an easy four-mile run, I pass on the trail the physical therapist who has been working on ... Read on »
Eight is enough: Here’s the tale of my previous 3M Austin half marathons (in graphic form) by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training In each race, what I did after Mile 8 told the tale. These are the Garmin splits from the last two times I ran the 3M Half Marathon, with 2010 on the right and the ... Read on »
Here’s what my heart rate looks like when trying to run a sub 6-minute-mile by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I inputed a recent 5 1/2 mile run into the SportsTracks software  which uses data from my Garmin and allows me to look at a run after a workout and extrapolate curr ... Read on »
Taking it to the streets: A guide to marathon running by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training So, the makers of the following chart left off the Austin Marathon (which I ran in 2011) and the Dallas White Rock Lake and Fort Worth Cowtown marathons (which I ran in 2 ... Read on »
I’ve got goober gait: And there are just two more weeks to fix myself before the 3M Half... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Last week, as the registration deadline was counting down on the 3M Half Marathon, I decided to sign up. I was No. 5,900-something and the cap was 6,000. I thought about n ... Read on »
The worst day of my life as a sports fan: Everson, oh, Everson by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Even now, when I watch highlights of this play, I think if I wish hard enough, Dwight Clark will drop that ball. Thirty years ago today…. January 10, 1982. ... Read on »
Tim Tebow 3:16 by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training This is just too weird. Tim Tebow threw for 316 yards in miraculous, overtime win over the favored Steelers. What’s notable about 316? You know the bible verse ... Read on »
Noah speaks: I guess he didn’t get his musical talent from his dad by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I don’t have a musical bone in my body. Couldn’t play chopsticks if you begged me too. But my 4-year-old son, Noah, got a wooden xylophone for Christmas, figured out how t ... Read on »
Despite injuries, I still managed to run 9 more than days in 2011 by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training A hairline fracture of my pelvis early in the year and a strained calf muscle late in the year limited my mileage to about 30 miles per week in 2011, my lowest weekly ave ... Read on »
The best of 5ksandcabernets in 2011 by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training The top cities where my visitors came from in 2011 Austin  (duh) New York Dallas Washington, D.C. Houston Chicago Los Angeles Fort Worth ... Read on »
If the shoe doesn’t fit: Why Adidas should get a lump of coal in its Christmas stocking by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training One of the shoes in my running rotation are the Adidas Bostons. The official name of the shoe is Adidas adiZero Boston. I always thought Adidas had trademarked the word ... Read on »
Daily run (12/21): 8.76 miles in 1:09:10 by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training This was our normal, Zilker Park to UT campus and back run . Nice and scenic. Takes you through the state capitol. The first half is uphill, the second half is downhill. I ... Read on »
These Santa Clauses don’t care about Yasso 800s by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training There was some kind of Santa Run in Budapest and, uh, well… Read on »
If you know you can BQ without a PR, then you speak runner by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I have unashamedly stolen this from this morning’s  Runners World blog  and had to share. The deal is this. If you are a runner, you speak Runner, or Runnese. When y ... Read on »