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"On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow." - Friedrich Nietzsche

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Intro music: 'Heat' by Wheatmonkeys. Used with the permission of the artists. Check them out on iTunes and at wheatmonkeys.com, on Myspace, and on Facebook

Closing Music: 'Badlands' by Johnny Grit. Used with the permission of the artists. Check them out on iTunes and on MySpace, Twitter, and Facebook

The Candotri podcast by Chad Matsalla is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada License. Based on a work at candotri.com.

Based on a work at candotri.com. candotri 022 was published on 3 August 2011

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Quote: "This is not Disneyland, or Hollywood. I'll give you an example: I've read that I flew up the hills and mountains of France. But you don't fly up a hill. You struggle slowly and painfully up a hill, and maybe, if you work very hard, you get to the top ahead of everybody else." - Lance Armstrong

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Intro music: 'Heat' by Wheatmonkeys. Used with the permission of the artists. Check them out oniTunes and at wheatmonkeys.com, on Myspace, and on Facebook

Other music: "Magic Of Dreams" - Ant on Wax

Closing Music: 'Badlands' by Johnny Grit. Used with the permission of the artists. Check them out on iTunes and on MySpaceTwitter, and Facebook

The Candotri podcast by Chad Matsalla is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada License. Based on a work at candotri.com. Candotri 21 was published on 10 July 2011.

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  • Bridge City Duathlon 2011 report
  • Swim Pacing
  • Whole-race approaches
  • Moe's is next!!

"Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic." - Tim Noakes

"Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win." - Tom Fleming's Boston Marathon Training Motto

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Intro music: 'Heat' by Wheatmonkeys. Used with the permission of the artists. Check them out on iTunes and at wheatmonkeys.com, on Myspace, and on Facebook

Closing Music: 'Badlands' by Johnny Grit. Used with the permission of the artists. Check them out on iTunes and on MySpaceTwitter, and Facebook

The Candotri podcast by Chad Matsalla is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada License. Based on a work at candotri.com. Candotri 20 was published on 3 June 2011

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All of the show notes for this episode are found in my written Maraton di Roma 2011 race report here.

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Music:

  • Strange Zero - Ikebana
  • Tryad - The Final Rewind
  • Universal Constructors - Lounge Blizzard

 

Intro music: 'Heat' by Wheatmonkeys. Used with the permission of the artists. Check them out on iTunes and at wheatmonkeys.com, on Myspace, and on Facebook

Closing Music: 'Badlands' by Johnny Grit. Used with the permission of the artists. Check them out on iTunes and on MySpace, Twitter, and Facebook

The Candotri podcast by Chad Matsalla is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada License. Based on a work at candotri.com.

candotri 019 was published on 17 April 2011.

 

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    About 1/2 a day's laundry.The race course. Chad runs in the cold. Is strong man. Argh.Marathon StartRunning by Trevirandom rome marathon 1

    • Race date: 20 March 2011
    • Chad's Bib Number: 12775
    • Final Chip Time: 4:11:05
    • Total attendance: 12,596 marathoners, 80,000 fun runners (a 4k that starts after the marathon)
    • Race course (in google maps) (kmz for google earth)

    "Your load of polyester stuff is ready to be hung to dry", Tanya told me around supper time on a Saturday in early March. "Would you like to put in the next load of polyester stuff you have sealed in that plastic bag?"

    Laundry has played a big role in my life in the past bunch of months. Running in the winter in Saskatchewan results in the production of an enormous quantity of performance fabric that needs to be laundered. Without delay. For fear that it will escape its plastic confines and murder the entire household with toxic fumes.

    I started training for Maratona di Roma 17 in about October of 2010 so I've seen a lot. I've been frostbitten, hypothermic, injured, massaged, physiotherapized, counselled, and scolded. I performed first aid at a car collision I came across while running, ran on a treadmill for three hours and forty five minutes, got thrown out of a gym for inappropriate footwear, and purchased ridiculously expensive socks.

    But I also raised over $6,500 to provide services for people battling Leukemia & Lymphoma. This is the real reason I did this enormous thing - I wanted to help, and I like to think that while my contribution was small it was present. I did something.

    This is the story of the last segment of my marathon journey - the execution. You can listen to the other parts of my journey on my podcast at http://candotri.com .

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      Sony DRC-BT30 Bluetooth® Headphones Adapter - A Review

       

      Introduction

       

      I began considering a wireless link between my iPhone and my earphones after a series of disasterous, cartoon-like incidents where I lost focus and was nearly flung out the back of a treadmill. I pictured my iPhone (which I depend on for, well, everything) being pulled off of the shelf under the treadmill speedometer, landing on the belt and being flung at my face at high speed. After it caused catastrphic damage to my face (theoretically heal-able) it would, of course, be smashed (healable with $800).

      I was also search  for a wireless music solution for my car. FM transmitters do not produce a good enough quality of sound for me - I think they provide an absolutely TERRIBLE quality of sound due to the inherent limitations to FM.

      I use an audio cable connected to the *dock* of my iPhone because iPhone (and iPod) produce line-level output from the dock. This means that the equalization and volume settings for the iPhone are not imposed on the music signal and it sounds perfect. This is the baseline on how I judge music quality.

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      This is a tiny fish.Mizuno Wave Inspire 6

      Paper references

      Quotes

      "My experience has taught me that you must first, and always, seek the person You Are. And this becoming unfolds through the intensity with which you use your body, through your absorption in play, and through the acceptance of the discipline needed to be an athlete. At all times, you must protect your Self. Maintain a childlike wonder. Aquire, if you can, the ability to be careless, to disregard appearances, to relax, and laugh at the world."

      George Sheehan

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      We're just like bugs in a bowl. All day going around never leaving their bowl.
      I say, That's right! Every day climbing up
      the steep sides, sliding back.

      Over and over again. Around and around.
      Up and back down.

      Sit in the bottom of the bowl, head in your hands,
      cry, moan, feel sorry for yourself.

      Or. Look around. See your fellow bugs.
      Walk around.

      Say, He

       

      y, how you doin'?
      Say, Nice Bowl! "
      - David Budbill

       

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      Alexander's First Swimming Lessons

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      • Baby it's cold outside.
      • My new clothes: MEC Jetstreak, MEC Mercury
      • Making green smoothies (recipe on candotri.com)
      • Making hummus (recipe on candotri.com)
      • Signed up for the Stony Plain Triathlon
      • First Ever Triathlon!
      • Chad is injured

      The papers I discussed:

      • Walker et al. Psychological responses to injury in competitive sport: a critical review. JRSH 2007;127(4):174-180
      • Buist et al. No Effect of a Graded Training Program on the Number of Running-Related Injuries in Novice Runners A Randomized Controlled Trial. The American Journal of Sports Medicine; 36(1):33-39.
      • Taunton et al. 2003. A prospective study of running injuries: the Vancouver Sun Run "In Training" clinics. Br J Sports Med 2003;37:239-244.

      "Marathoning is like cutting yourself unexpectedly. You dip into the pain so gradually that the damage is done before you are aware of it. Unfortunately, when awareness comes, it is excruciating."

      John Farrington, Australian marathoner

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