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Sunday, November 20, 2011

The 20MR Episode 93: NC Marathon/half marathon coverage

Roland and Bert finishing the 2011 NC Half Marathon
It's finally here! The NC Marathon/Half Marathon. Last year it was in March; this year they moved it to November, hoping for a bit cooler weather: it worked. With temps in the mid 30s, and clear skies, it was ideal.

In this, Episode 93, join in as we run the half marathon. My good friend Bert and I ran well and ended in 1:56:11 (unofficial). We both felt good and were determined to run this one together. For some of it, I led a bit. For some of it, he led a bit. Regardless, we promised each other to run together. And we did. It really was enjoyable to run just to spend time with a friend and enjoy the crowd support--with no time goal in mind. However, we hoped to break 2 hours and we, of course, did.

Listen in as we gather our stuff the night before and then record the day of the race itself. While not a PR, it was probably the most rewarding races I have run: all because I ran it with a friend and saw him get through his first race. We did it together.

Thanks for joining us on the streets of High Point as we made our way along the 13.1 mile course. Thanks for sharing some of it with me, and as always,

Thanks for sharing some of the road with me,

The 20 Minute Runner

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The opening and closing Music is entitled "Running" and is by The Jefferson. Check it out at Music Alley.

The first song heard in the body of this episode is "Fall into You" featuring Phil Bensen by Amanda Duncan.
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The second song heard in the body of this episode is "Elycobacter" by Vince Carpentieri. Check it out at Music Alley.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The 20MR Episode 92: So You Want to do a Podcast?


It's great to have you with me for Episode 92 of the program. Thanks for taking time to run with me. In this episode, we go on an 11-miler--in the cool rain. While it sounds like a bad day, it was a perfect one for running.

My recent physical went well. The nurse was initially concerned about my low pulse rate (we talk about that in the show). Also, my doctor is a runner, triathlete and trail runner. He spent more time talking about running than how I was doing! Seriously, my numbers were very good and he said that I was "not wasting any beats." I am thankful. I hope you are doing well with your health and running as well.

But the main part of this episode has to do with some general ideas about how to do a podcast. Maybe you are thinking about starting your own show. Get your pencil and paper and jot down some notes. As Tim from Canada recently told me, "I might do a podcast." My answer: "Go for it!" I hope my instructions are helpful. And as I said in the show, my words are not always the best, or the only way, but they are based on my experience and my love for running and podcasting.

We hope to record at the half marathon with Bert for the next episode. Hope to talk to you then. And as always,

Thanks for sharing some of the road with me,

The 20 Minute Runner

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The opening and closing Music is entitled "Running" and is by The Jefferson. Check it out at Music Alley.

The song heard in the body of this episode is "Better Days" by Semi. Check it out at Music Alley.

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