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Shoe review: Saucony Kinvara 2. My calf muscles hate me now, but they’ll learn to love me... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I’ve seen a lot of people running barefoot or in the Vibram FiveFingers and while that kind of minimalist running never appealed to me, I’ve always felt less is better w ... Read on »
September 2011 mileage: One run shy of 200 by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Training for the Dallas White Rock Marathon is picking up as I have already completed a 17- and a 20-mile run – all in the month of September. I ran nearly 2/3 of this mil ... Read on »
Did you buy some of those tricked out Reeboks? by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Well, well, well. Looks like Reebok has been doing some false advertising. And now they’ve pissed off the feds, who announced Wednesday that the running shoe company dec ... Read on »
Patrick Makau breaks world marathon record in Berlin. Experts predict a sub two hour marathon in... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Makau If you take the mile splits from every race I’ve ever run and ranked them from slowest to fastest, you’ll see a 5:50-something mile pace twice: at the end of ... Read on »
First 20-mile run of marathon training season by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training On Saturday I survived my longest run since the Austin Marathon in February. Distance: 20.06 miles Time: 2:47:09 Pace: 8:20 min/mile First half in 1:26 (8: ... Read on »
If Mary Poppins was a runner she would want no part of the the exercise talk test by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training The New York Times’ “Well” column sheds light on an interesting exercise physiology study which suggests we need to rethink the so-called talk test . You know what the t ... Read on »
Cooler weather means faster training runs: 8:30 pace in 80 degree weather means 7:30 pace when... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training The end of summer is not until Friday, but already the cool temperatures – and cool is a relative word since the morning lows are in the low 70s instead of the low 80s – a ... Read on »
Runner’s World magazine wants to know why so few black people run, planning story on the... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Photo courtesy: Sue Cullumber, www.auniqueviewphotography.com I know this because a Runner’s World freelance writer contacted me last week and asked: “Why don’t mo ... Read on »
I am too cheap to buy my own Fort Worth Labor Day 15k race photo, so here it is via screen capture by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I'm such a cheapskate Just a few meters to go and I’m doing my best to breathe. (Thanks, Your Sporting Image.)   I just missed placing in my age grou ... Read on »
Sarah Palin secretly runs a half marathon, beats Rick Perry’s most recent time by three... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Greta Van Susteren of Fox News posted this pic of Palin running the half marathon. I posted a few weeks back about the athletic abilities of the 2012 Republican pr ... Read on »
2011 Fort Worth Labor Day 15K race report: Not enough miles in the bank to challenge my personal... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training We got cool medals and it was only a 15k. From left to right - Anthony Orsa, Ola Holowka, me, and Linda Truong I always tell people you get fast by running a lot o ... Read on »
Analysis of my marathon nutrition shows too much sodium, not enough potassium. Need to change the... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training For the past six days, every morsel of food and drink that I have put in my mouth has been put in an online food diary, Calorie Count . This is not a ploy to lose we ... Read on »
August 2011 running mileage by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training August was my first real month of training for the Dallas White Rock Marathon. But it was another steady month of at least 170 miles, an average of about 40 per week. ... Read on »
Photo of East Coast earthquake devastation by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training The big one. (Picture courtesy of this fine blog ).   Read on »
If you base the 2012 Republican Primaries on athletic ability, Perry, Palin best-equipped to give... by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training You may disagree with Rick Perry’s politics, ashamed of his “treason” remarks. You may not take Sarah Palin seriously, ashamed of anything she says. But you gotta gi ... Read on »
Heart rate training: 85 percent of max equals my half-marathon pace – on a cold day by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training I had one of those, “Let’s see where I’m at” type of runs today. -Let’s see how fit I am. Or -Let’s see how out of shape I am. I like to wear a heart rat ... Read on »
Street cred: The best streets 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 compile a l ... Read on »
Can pickle juice stop muscle cramping? How my self experiment is working out by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training A few weeks ago, I said that I was going to test the theory of pickles stopping muscle cramping in marathon runners . The science is that the vinegar in pickles sends a me ... Read on »
On the agenda for Week 1 of marathon training: speed work that will make you dry heave by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Even Google's autocorrect search knows runners dry (or wet) heave every once in a while I’m in the first “official week” of marathon training and today (Aug. 4) th ... Read on »
Randy Moss let me interview him once while laying on a grimy mattress by Kevin L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Reporters rarely get one-on-ones with stars like Randy Moss/photo courtesy Boston Globe It’s August 1999. I’m a reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In my dut ... Read on »