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Legs are feeling better, but training for a half marathon instead of a full one is looking like... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I survived my first 30-mile week since mid October. Woot Last week, I ran 35 miles – my first week over 30 miles since mid-October. People that come to this blog r ... Read on »
What to wear when running in the cold: layers, layers, layers by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I wore three shirts, thick gloves, and tights during the 2009 Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth. I wore a hat during some portions of the race, but when my head got too hot ... Read on »
Famous lady with 8 kids runs Vegas: Welcome to the marathon club, Kate Gosselin by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Kate Gosselin, who rose to fame as a reality TV mother of 8 in Jon & Kate Plus 8, ran the  Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon Sunday. It was Gosselin’s firs ... Read on »
Somebody who works at Google googled “soleus pain” and happened upon my blog by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Cool beans, man…. The screenshot from my Google Analytics This person visited on Thanksgiving Day ….and landed on this page about me declaring that my marathon t ... Read on »
Eliminating red meat from my diet has meant good things for my waistline, even with decreased... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I’m still trying to overcome my calf/soleus injury caused by putting too many miles too fast on minimalist shoes (Saucony Kinvara). And so the month of November has been ... Read on »
Stop at Never? Asics says it’s ok to wear their shoes with jeans or even in a marathon. by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Asics launched a new ad campaign during the lead-up to the New York City Marathon, and the company’s new marketing veep, Erik Forsell, sat down with Ad Age for the typic ... Read on »
What I’m thankful for… by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Yeah, I can run a sub 20-minute 5k  and have 8 marathons and about a dozen half marathons under my belt. And yeah, I got quoted in Runner’s World And I’ve had a ... Read on »
How fast is an elite marathoner: Just watch this video of Ryan Hall racing himself and losing by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Kenya’s Patrick Makau set the world record time for a marathon by running the Berlin Marathon in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 38 seconds (2:03:38). Makau’s minute-per-mile pace was ... Read on »
On the president’s feet: Asics for running, Nike for basketball by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training President Obama likes to run in Asics, but sticks with his tried and true Nikes for basketball. Since 1992, every U.S. president has gone for runs or walks in a pa ... Read on »
Runner’s World: “Why is Running So White?” Well, there is white hair and then... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Looking for black runners? Try Atlanta, where Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks founded Black Girls Run. In its December issue, Runner’s World magazine had a nice spread ... Read on »
And the winner of the wireless Sony MP3 player is…. by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training …… Rain over at raingowens.blogspot.com I inputed all the entries into the random.org and, well, made it Rain. (Sorry for the clumsy pun.) Rain, email me a work o ... Read on »
The woozy, barfy aftermath of the New York City Marathon: a video; Participant live-tweeted the... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Deadspin has video of the dramatic goings on at the finish line of Sunday’s New York City Marathon. And I’m not talking about Geoffrey Mutai’s course record. F ... Read on »
The geometry of strong? Saucony introducing new technology in running shoes, giving away freebies... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training It looks like Saucony is trying to come out with the next big thing in running shoes. Soon, the shoe company is introducing some new geometry to some of its popular sh ... Read on »
Sony MP3 player giveaway drawing ends Monday by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Just a reminder… I’ve got a wireless Sony MP3 player that I’m trying to giveaway. To enter the drawing you can do one (or both) of two things: Leave me a comment t ... Read on »
My kid entered his first official race by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Noah was ready to run This is Noah about an hour before he entered in his first official race on Sunday, a 1k which was part of the Run for the Water fundraiser in ... Read on »
Here is what a workout looks like when your calf muscles take a long time to warm up by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I took five days off to try to let my achy soleus muscles heal . I rolled. I iced. I stretched. I popped ibuprofen like they were M&Ms. Alas, they still hurt. So, ... Read on »
Like to listen to music while you run? Win a Sony MP3 player by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I’ve got a new wireless Sony MP-3 player to giveaway. This one is must a smidge different than the one I gave away last spring . Mainly, it is more than 25 percent lighter ... Read on »
New Balance gave a really, really big check to Mitt Romney, but ticked off a big portion of its... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training New Balance loves Mitt Romney. (I mean they really, really, really love Romney.) President Barack Obama has got some Nike supporters. Ron Paul (New Balance) ... Read on »
World class athletes, pregnant people, cheaters and now a really old dude: Everybody wants to run... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Fauja Singh as he crosses the finish line. Dude was born before the Titanic sank. This is becoming the year of the marathoner, no? In the last 30 days… Pat ... Read on »
Marathon training on hold: Calf muscles revolt. by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training My calves are cranky Well, this is becoming an injury filled year. First, a stress reaction in my pelvis caused me to miss about 5 weeks of running. Now, m ... Read on »