Friday, December 31, 2010

Run Photo of the Day 12.31.10 : The end of the road

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When it snows, you have to shovel it off the sidewalk. That's just how it works. Not everybody understands this tricky process, which can be tough when you're out on a run. Because stuff like this happens.

Happy 2011!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Screw your shoes!

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It's another 4 Feet Running video special! In this instructional tutorial, Nik and Dan make screw-shoes: they drill screws into the bottoms of their running shoes to make cleats for winter running. This is where they got the idea: http://www.skyrunner.com/screwshoe.htm

Enjoy!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Run Photo of the Day 12.24.10: Merry Christmas Eve

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Went for a nice little 5-miler today with the dogs in the ice and snow. I thought I'd celebrate the season by wearing my Santa hat.


The route took us by my old high school. Stanley found something very interesting over on the athletic fields.


Hundreds of Canada geese, all hanging around on the icy, snowy fields.


Only a few dozen meters away, we came upon a bunch of broken vinyl records tossed along the side of the road. Good stuff, too: Benny Goodman live at Carnegie Hall and Ray Charles. There were pieces of about five or six records that I saw, on both sides of the fence. Anybody who (a) litters and (b) treats jazz and R&B like this deserves to be on Santa's Naughty List.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Special episode: Mojo Loco and 2010 review Part 1

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It's a very special episode of 4 Feet Running with Nik and Dan! Remember them? This episode:

- Nik and Dan are in St. Augustine, Florida, to run the first ever Mojo Loco 50-mile relay run to Daytona with 11 other friends from the online running community


- Nik and Dan ain't afraid of no ghosts

- You asked for it, you got it! More of that classic "4 Feet Running ear-splitting traffic noise roar" you love so well

- They talk about a few great developments in their running since their last episode

- Go on a Gallowalk with the Zen Runner, Maddy, and Dan

- What else do 13 runners talk about when they get together? Shoes, shoes, and more shoes

- Everyone nearly freezes to death ... in Florida

- Nik survives almost a whole day entirely on Boost liquid

- A little bit of a short leg at the end due to a calculation error, but after 12 hours of running nobody's complaining

- Stay tuned for Part 2, coming very soon, where Nik and Dan go over their 2010 year in review!

Pictures to come!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Run Photo of the Day 12.4.10: One week left until Mojo Loco! -- and also here are some pictures of dogs

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Did Nik & I ever mention that we're running the famous AND infamous Mojo Loco 50-mile relay in Florida? I don't think we did. Hey, guess what! Nik & I are going to run the Mojo Loco 50-mile relay in Florida! It happens in about one week. 

We're part of a 13-person crew of runners and support that will run from St. Augustine to Daytona Beach. It's a relay, so we'll be running about 3 miles at a time and maybe 10 or so miles total. Not a bad way to spend a day. 

Among the incredible folks who will be there: Adam "Zen Runner" Tinkoff, Steve "Phedippedations and I'm not sure if I spelled that correctly" Runner, Maddy "Gotta Run" Hubba, Ed "Marathon" Marathon, Chris "YTK" Russell, Marathon "Running Adventures" Chris, Samantha "Uff!" UF, "Just Norman" Norman, The Crazy "Not Actually Insane" Runner, Susan "the Stout-hearted" Stout, and fleeing to dark, wet, foggy Florida from the bright and sunny shores of England, Steve Chopper. Learn more about the Mojo Loco relay here. There's also a Facebook page. 

Keep an eye out for it -- I'm pretty sure Steve and Adam will be live-streaming as much of the event as possible with video and audio, so you can participate in the relay as well, without actually having to sit in a car with a dozen smelly runners. Although you could do that if you really wanted to and wrangled up some smelly runners of your own. 

Now here are some cute pictures of the dogs getting ready to go for a run.



Thursday, December 2, 2010

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