Episode 37 -Minority Report & The Rainmaker

This episode, (download here) the Geeks are happy to chat with Ray of DCRainMaker.com.  He is a rabid consumer and reviewer of endurance sports gear.

Ray’s Top Picks of 2011:  Garmin 310XT, Garmin 210Edge 500, Zeo Sleep CoachWithings Wifi Scale, and Wahoo Fitness ANT+ iPhone Adapter.  Do check out Ray’s in depth reviews.  They truly are “in depth”.  Ray briefly discussed RCX-5, a Garmin 310XT replacement, and a Timex entry being announced or released in April.

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

Peace!

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Episode 36 – Getting Paleo with John Durant

John Durant

John Durant

This episode, (download here) the Geeks are happy to chat with John Durant of Hunter-Gatherer.com.  John is a barefoot running evangelist as well as an expert on the Paleo lifestyle.

 

John talks about his second annual New York City Barefoot Run coming up in September 24 and 25 of 2011.  On Saturday, there will be barefoot running clinics.  The Sunday run will be on an island, how cool is that?  Special guests include Dr. Dan Lieberman, Barefoot Ted McDonald, Erwan Le Corre, Jason Robillard, Barefoot Ken Bob, Christopher McDougall, and more!  Details about the run can be found at nycbarefootrun.com.

Being that John is a practicer and proponent of the Paleo lifestyle, we spend a little time explaining the Paleo, discussing listener questions about it, and rebutting some of the criticisms of it.  For more information about Paleo, check out these sites:

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

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Episode 35 – McRunner

This episode, (download here) the Geeks are happy to chat with Joe D’Amico aka McRunner. He is fresh off the L.A. Marathon with an impressive time of 2:36:14 (aka 5:57 min/mile average!).

Joe sits with the Geeks and tells us his running origin story, why “miles make champions”, the simplicity of the sport, his 30 day challenge, the criticisms of his choice of diet, and his challenge to hit 40,000 Facebook fans.

To help Joe raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, take a moment to “Like” him on his Facebook page.  He needs to get to 40,000 likes by March 27, so the time to act is now!!!  $10,000 of donations to the RMHC is pending on him hitting 40k.  To donate directly, go here.

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

Peace!

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Episode 34 – TriBecca Runs

This week, (download here) the Geeks are happy to have a fellow twitter friend Becca (@TriBeccaTO) as a guest on the show. Becca is a working mother, runner, and tri-athlete working towards her first half-iron distance.  Along with the guys, she talks about the balance of work, family life, and tri training  – kind of reminiscent to the episode with Ari (@runanskyrun) on episode 18.

We also want to give a big shout-out to all of you there that completed your first 50K race this past weekend, especially Lam (@runninglam) who finished his first 50k in 3:54 that earned him a spot on the podium.

Twitter Search & Follow:  @BogusJimmy and @TFLN

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

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Episode 33 – The Half Marathon Special

Ni Hao! This week (download here), the Geeks are happy to have 1/3 of the 3 Non Joggers in the virtual studio, Mr. Russ McGarry.  Russ is a ultramarathoner residing in Portland, Oregon.  He’s one funny mofo.

Training updates:  Ray is still training for April’s Shamrock Shuffle, but is currently experiencing some thigh pain (possibly caused by Enya….).  Jason is still focused on lifting heavy things, but did manage to get a few miles in this week.  Russ is having a low mileage week since he’s not currently training for anything (around 35 miles).

Russ tells us his origin story, starting as a standup comedian out of Chicago, traveling to Los Angeles where he was a writer.  It was in LA when the running bug got to him.  He was enticed to run the LA Marathon with a friend.  From there, Russ developed more of a taste for the trail running.  He claims that his predisposition to injury and falls makes him more suited for the trails.  Soon after, Russ and his wife moved up to Portland where he continued his love of trails, signing up for 50k’s, 50 milers, then 100 milers.  Here, he met Carl and Gary (the other 2 non joggers).  Gary and Russ talked much about running while training for the Pine to Palm 100 and decided that they should make a podcast.  Carl was  included given his history as a radio dj before his mailman-ing career took off.  Thus spoke the 3 Non Joggers.

Russ made mention of a great site for West Coast trail runners to check out: PCTrailRuns.com.  If you would like to support Carl’s documentary, go to his website, CarlTheMailmain.com.

Twitter Search & Follow: This week, we are just going to ask you to follow Jason’s wife, Tera (@MrsKehl80).  She just signed up for her first 5k, the GO St. Louis 5k.

Also, follow all of the 3 Non Joggers:  Russ (@3NonJoggers), Gary (@GaryTheVale), and Carl (@CarlTheMailman).

Until March 26, Jason is still raising money for pediatric cancer research via St. Baldrick’s.  Your donation of $5, $10, or whatever you can spare helps tremendously.  Thank you to those who have donated!  To Donate: click here.

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

Peace!

[update] Some of you requested the original uncut version of this episode. It is available for you to download and listen to here.

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Episode 32 – The Beer Runner Cometh!

This week (download here), the Geeks are happy to be joined by Tim, the Beer Runner (@TheBeerRunner). Tim is a runner, beer drinker, and blogger for DraftMag. He is currently at day 160 of a beer drinking/ running streak.

Tim got in some impressive numbers, continuing his beer/running streak to 154!  He’s currently training for his first 50k in Chicago. Ray is getting closer to the Shamrock 8k, so training continues for that while Jason is still focused on cross-training due to continuing PF-type pain. He did manage to get in a decent 3-miler this week.

We also discuss the Hash House Harriers, “a drinking club with a running problem.” Started in December of 1938 in Kuala Lumpur, the HHH was a way to socialize, promote physical fitness, and work off the previous weekend’s indescretions. When the group gathers, a Hash run typical involves a member (a Hare) laying a trail for the rest (Pack or Hounds) to follow. Sometimes, the Hares will attempt to lead the group astray by laying false trails, short cuts, dead ends, etc. This promotes the group to stay together and all run the same pace. The social element seems to be as important as the physical, with the emphasis on beer. At the end of the run, the group goes to socialize more (typically called On-After, On-On-On, On-Down, or Hash Bash). Other special events held by the HHH’s include the Red Dress Runs, where both sexes outfit themselves in their nicest red dresses.

From WikiPedia:

A down-down is a means of punishing, rewarding, or merely recognizing an individual for any action or behavior according to the customs or whims of the group. Generally, the individual in question is asked to consume without pause the contents of his or her drinking vessel or risk pouring the remaining contents on his or her head. Individuals may be recognized for outstanding service, or for their status as a visitor or newcomer. Down-Downs also serve as punishment for misdemeanors real, imagined, or blatantly made up. Such transgressions may include: failing to stop at the beer check, pointing with a finger, or the use of real names. Hashers who wear new shoes to an event can be required to drink from their shoe. In some chapters the beer is further filtered through the persons sock.

Many chapters include an ice seat or throne as part of the down-down ceremony. Those who are to consume a down-down sit on a large block of ice while they await the completion of the down-down song. If the offence that resulted in the down-down is particularly egregious, the hasher may be subjected to a long song with many verses. In some chapters the hasher must remove any attire that comes between his/her seat and the ice; others allow the hashers to keep their underwear on but require that the outer legwear be removed.

Tim tells us the origin story of the Beer Runner.  He also goes into what the job of Beer Runner entails – and it sounds like fun! The guys were also introduced to another social run – the Beer Mile – four ¼ mile laps, four frosty beers. The marriage of running and drinking. Is it fun? Tim says it’s horrible. What do you think?

Twitter Search & Follow: @kendrarenee13

To donate to Jason’s St. Baldrick’s Fund, click here.

Raymond also mentioned Runnawr.com – his new creation for sharing the racing events that you plan on running. If you’d like to see the races that Raymond has planned for this year and who else is running in them, check out his runnawr page at runnawr.com/user/adeyemiking

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

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The Beer Runner is coming!

So tomorrow, we welcome the Beer Runner.  We will, of course, be talking about beer and running.  Jason wrote up a small post for DraftMag for the occasion, check it out!

 

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Episode 31 – Small Bites with Andy Bellatti

This week (download here), the Geeks are happy to have on Andy Bellatti (@andybellatti), a nutrionist/blogger getting ready to take his Registered Dietitian’s exam.  You can find his blog, Small Bites, on AndyBellatti.com.  We look to answer some of our questions (as well as your’s).

One recommendation Andy had for Raymond a chocolate pudding/mousse recipe, as well as healthy oils, nuts, and liquid calories.  The recipe:  1 Avocado, 2 Bananas, 1 Pitted Date, 3-6 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder, 2-3 tbsp of water, pinch of salt, 1-2 tbsp of vanilla extract, and 1-2 tbsp of Coconut Oil (optional).  Blend and enjoy.

Andy recommends coconut water for electrolyte replenishment (versus Gatorade), dates while on the run (versus gels), and of course water for rehydrating every 20-25 minutes of strenuous activity.

Amanda’s question of post-run (or post-exercise) meal to replenish glycogen stores, Andy recommends 3 or 4-1 carbs to proteins (60g of carbs with 15g of protein).  This would include peanut butter and jelly sandwich or tuna sandwich.  Her question about how to calculate calories to maintain, lose or gain weight with exercise:  25 calories per kilogram for maintenance, 20 calories per kilogram for losing, and 30-35 calories per kilogram for gaining (or maintaining if exercising frequency).  Definitely keep a food diary to keep track of what you eat during the day (MyFitnessPal, SparkPeople, DailyBurn).

Leeanne Field asked about chia seeds.  Andy likes chia seeds (high in Omega-3s, ALAs, fiber, and phytonutrients).  But 1 tbsp of chia seeds has 4g of fat and 4g of fiber.  This may not be the best thing for running.  On the other hand, Andy recommends caffeine (coffee, maca, yerba mate) one hour before the activity.

Bill Lynn asks about running being a weight control versus a weight loss activity.  Jason describes the insatiable hunger that follows long runs during training.  Andy points out that weight training will actually trigger a metabolic increase due to muscle growth being stimulated.

Jason Smith asks about low carb diets and endurance training.  Would ketosis help fight the bonk?  Andy definitely recommends against it.  Carbs are needed for refueling and prefueling.

Jerry Romero    Carb-loading (upping your diet to 60-70% carbs while tapering) is recommended, but watch your fat and protein intake while doing it.  3 hours before, aim for low fat, low fiber, low sugar, high carb meal.  Protein is necessary, though.

Twitter Search & Follow topic: carb loading   @jer2665

St. Baldrick’s first goal of $500 has been reached!  Thank you all so much.  I am now looking to get to $1000!  To donate, go to my site:  stbaldricks.org/participants/GIRS!  Thanks!

You can listen to Jason chat with Kelowna Gurl, Dr. Lam, and Gordon on RunTriChat Episode #4.

To get ahold of Andy, you can find him at Small Bites, on Twitter @AndyBellatti, or search “Andy Bellatti’s Small Bites” on Facebook.

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

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Episode 30 – Boston & Bald

This episode (download here), the Geeks are alone. During this episode, they discuss the very interesting changes to the Boston Marathon qualifying times and registration process and go over their week in training. Jason has been focusing on cross-training, Raymond is still (ahem) resting.

This week Boston Athletic Association announced changes to the qualifying times and registration process for future Boston Marathons. Basically, for 2012 and forward, subtract 5 minutes from your previous Boston qualifying time.  That means 3hr5min marathon is needed to qualify for Boston for us geeks.  Not only that, but the registration changed.  Runners who qualified more than 20 minutes under their needed time get to register first, then 10 minutes, then 5 minutes, then all qualified runners.

Also, Jason is going bald!  Yes, you read that right. He his having his head shaved for St. Baldrick’s.  St. Baldrick’s raises money for childhood cancer research.  We don’t usually ask you for donations, but this is for a great cause.  To donate for Jason, click here

As noted in our previous post, we have decided on a shirt design and t-shirts with this design are now ready to order on CafePress. To place an order, check out the GiRS CafePress store

Twitter Search and Follow:  @Debi9Kids

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).

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GiRS Shirts

We are coming up with ideas for GiRS branded shirts and apparel. Below is a close to final draft of the shirts that we are going to start with. We are looking for your feedback on color, wording, and maybe pricing once we get to selling these. This feedback will help us out tremendously.

If you get a chance, drop us a comment or email us at feedback [at] geeksinrunningshoes [dot] com or send either Jason (@guttocutwl) or Ray (adeyemiking) a tweet with your feedback.

Regular T-Shirt

Women's Fitted T-Shirt

Men's Fitted T-Shirt

 

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