Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Episode 26

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The "worst podcast thus far"? Harumph! It's 4 Feet Running with Nik and Dan! In this 26th episode:

- Nik and Dan and the dogs go for a 3-mile run through an unfamiliar section of Providence, R.I.

- Nik talks about how she's feeling post-op, and how she's on the Couch-to-100-Pushups plan

- Dan turns into Cranky McCrankerson, and has a blast with his Shovelglove

- She describes her fartleks -- shaddap! That's what they're called!

- They speak wistfully of their lost youth and impending old age -- then talk about fartleks some more

- Nik and Dan read email and reviews from some very nice people and one meanie

Clickables:
Listener Kristopher's blog
Dan's cousin Dan
the 100 Push-up plan
Fun with fartleks
Dan and Nik's voice recorder (though this is a slightly newer model) and lapel microphone
The actual world's worst podcast (be careful clicking -- we have no idea what it's about)

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Enjoy!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Episode 25

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Steak, lobster, and a 3-miler: It's the surf-and-turf episode of 4 Feet Running with Nik and Dan! In this 25th installment:

- Nik and Dan run through the streets of Fall River because it's snowy and nobody can be bothered to shovel

- Nik is well on her way back after having appendix surgery

- Dan discusses his recent slowdown in running and his new favorite weight-training device

- Nik buys shoes from a friendly running-store hermit

- They talk about how Fall River has the highest rate of diabetes in Massachusetts, and the city's weight loss challenge, and how lobster dinners don't help this

- Learn more about Portuguese American diets

- There's an embarrassing mixup on Buckeye Outdoors -- honest

- They read feedback from some very, very nice people, including get-well wishes and some more iTunes reviews

Click this stuff:
Shovelglove: as fun to say as it is to do
Fall River Fitness Challenge
Wikipedia: Portuguese cuisine
Mary's blog -- for other assorted listeners and fellow podcasters, check along the side

Download this episode from iTunes, leave a comment or check us out on Podcast Alley, or give us a Digg. And feel free to send us e-mail or leave a comment here!

Enjoy!


This image of a Portuguese steak, topped with a fried egg, was taken by someone staying at a hostel in Lagos, Portugal, called the Rising Cock. To find out more about Rising Cock, including "Cockwear" and Rising Cock accommodations, go here.



City Councilor Leo, at the podium, says he'll get a "big lobster dinner" after taking the Fall River Fitness Challenge. New Mayor Bob, second from left, suggests not.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Episode 24

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It's the 24th episode of 4 Feet Running, the first show of 2008! This week:

- Nik and Dan have plans to run the Hangover Classic 5K in Salisbury, Mass., and Nik prepares to do a polar bear plunge

- They don't, because Nik decides to have an emergency appendectomy instead

- Nik and Dan talk about her surgeon, whose name rhymes with a battery-operated adult toy

- Nik has a secret tip for getting to the front of the line at the ER

- They spend New Year's in the hospital watching "The Twilight Zone"

- It's The Year in Running as they go over their 2007 stats and make resolutions for 2008

- They read feedback from some very nice people and play a very special promo from Adam "Another Runner" Tinkoff

Great stuff to click:
Jon from Diet Snake Oil
Adam Tinkoff's new podcast: Another Runner
Susan (who liked our dogs' sweaters)

Download this episode from iTunes, leave a comment or check us out on Podcast Alley, or give us a Digg. And feel free to send us e-mail or leave a comment here!

Thanks for listening, and enjoy!


Nik (tuft of hair at top under the blanky) recovers on the couch in the 4 Feet Running studios.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

iTunes category switcheroo

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Hi there! New podcast coming this weekend, but first an announcement.

We recently switched our iTunes category from Fitness and Nutrition to Sports (Amateur). You shouldn't notice any changes in the content or delivery of the show, but we just wanted to share why we did this:

a) almost all the other running podcasts were in Sports (Amateur) too

b) we wanted to increase our visibility on iTunes

c) in the Fitness and Nutrition category's Today's Top 100 Podcasts, we were constantly hovering around #60 -- stuck behind a slew of yoga podcasts (yogcasts!), jiggly Ford Models doing crunches and stretching, Hot Nude Yoga, some guy's torso and abs, and Maya the Computer-Generated Exercise Lady

Even just after a few days, switching our iTunes category has raised our profile and given us a bump in downloads. Woo hoo!

[Also, skip this part unless you appreciate technical gobbledygook: If you use the RSS address to subscribe to the show using some non-iTunes method, double-check to make sure you're subscribed to http://fourfeetrunning.libsyn.com/rss. For a couple of months, we used a FeedBurner address to try out that service, but we aren't using it anymore.]

Look for a new show coming very soon, and happy new year!

Nik and Dan
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