Monday, October 26, 2009

Coming soon: Mucha lucha in Salem

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Hey, 4 Feet Running fans! We posted this short slideshow from the Salem Witch City 5K on -- the audio episode is coming soon, but here's a short preview of what you can look forward to.

Back in a bit!

- Nik and Dan

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Episode 68


Think global, run in Connecticut this week with 4 Feet Running! This episode:

- Nik and Dan do the World Wide Festival of Races at the ING Hartford half-marathon and 5K (respectively)

- Hartford is full of cranky people who like to cut in line

- Nik and Dan need to practice their geography to figure out where the races begin -- South? West? Huh?

- Dan helps a guy put on his timing chip

- Nik appears to have pooped her running skirt (but didn't)

- It's not the prettiest race course, but they both have great race times

- Except Dan has a problem with races that cheap out on the 5K timing mats

- Nik finds that the first mile of the half-marathon is a contact sport

- Assorted mayhem on the course: bloody nipples, baby stroller roller-derby, broken legs, impromptu football games

- Dan goes on a running gear shopping spree

- Nik feels weird staring at random people's feet

- They read some great email from wonderful listeners

Worldwide Festival of Races
Hartford ING marathon, half-marathon, and 5K

Download this episode from iTunes, leave a comment or check us out on Podcast Alley. And feel free to call us at 206-367-0767!


This is what Dan thinks of people who cut him in line.

Nik is facing the west side of the park. Or is it south? Maybe north.

There she is, finishing her half-marathon, heel-striking...

Dan poses by Lily Pond in downtown Hartford. This is the part of town that isn't slummy.

Nik shows off her half-marathon finisher's medal, another one to add to the collection.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Extra Mile by Pam Reed


Time for today's second 4 Feet Running book club giveaway! Who wants a copy of The Extra Mile by Pam Reed?

The first person to email RIGHT NOW gets the book!

Another fast one! Congrats to Connie for winning the book!

Running the Spiritual Path and Running for the Soul


Time for another 4 Feet Running book club giveaway! Who wants a copy of Running the Spiritual Path and Running for the Soul? It's a two-fer this time!

The first person to email RIGHT NOW gets both the books!

All done! Congrats to Stephanie, and stay tuned around 1 p.m. ET today for our next giveaway!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Episode 67


Welcome to Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous with 4 Feet Running! This week is chock full of assorted topics:

- Nik and Dan go running in Newport, RI, where there are stray Bernese mountain dogs, wine corks littering the streets, and the resident wealthy eccentrics have personal croissant chefs

- They also have chicken breast on sale

- Nik gets faster in her Frees and breaks a weekly distance record

- Dan is a little faster too, because speedwork is agreeing with him

- He also has a drinking problem (he's addicted to carrying around his fuel belt bottle)

- They're both doing the Worldwide Festival of Races in Hartford next time

- A little about the psychology of goal-achievement with professor Richard Wiseman, and why Dan is always a nervous wreck

- Nik and Dan meet Stanley the German shorthaired pointer's doppelganger

- They discuss Nik's nutritional issues and various fun ironies involving the Paleo diet

- Anyone want some Del's frozen lemonade?

- Two more giveaways in the 4 Feet Running book club -- listen to find out how to win!

- Advice on how to arrive last in a road race

- They get some great feedback from wonderful listeners

Richard Wiseman's Afternoon Tea
The Bridgewater Triangle
Run Run Live with Chris Russell
Want to hear the rest of Woody Allen's "moose story"?

Download this episode from iTunes, leave a comment or check us out on Podcast Alley. And feel free to call us at 206-367-0767!

Nik walks the dogs along the boardwalk by Easton Beach in Newport, being careful not to step on any abandoned silver-plated mussel forks or whatever passes for litter in America's Playground For The Wealthy.

They have good views, though.

Here at Easton Beach is where you'll find that Rhode Island oasis, the Del's frozen lemonade truck.

Myrna was annoyed she didn't get any.

Stanley would rather look over walls at the surf, personally. He may look contemplative, but he's actually thinking, "I like dog food."

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