4 Feet Running show

4 Feet Running

Summary: She's Nik: a marathon runner who's finished her seventh 26.2-miler. He's Dan: a runner who started with the C25K program and has finished his fourth half-marathon. Every week, they record themselves on a short run somewhere in New England (mostly), talk about their training, play some music, and have a few laughs.


 4 Feet Running - Ep. 54 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's 4 Feet Running's Super 5K race! This week: - Nik and Dan head to beautiful Narragansett, R.I., for the Super 5K - They prove to be invincible to cold weather, but Nik's kryptonite: rocks in her shoes - Hammer Nutrition? You CAN touch this - Dan takes his new Garmin 205 for a spin and loves how it helps his new Uncle Higgy schedule - "You don't see this many people in tights unless it's a race" - "The people I run with in races tend to be sort of elderly and a little bit broken-looking" - It's a battle of the dueling Garmin tracking websites, with MotionBased vs. Garmin Connect(check out both logs to compare & contrast) - They read tons of great e-mail from wonderful people (2.13.09)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 53 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Make way for 4 Feet Running! This action-packed week: - Nik, Dan, and the dogs run 3 miles in Boston's Public Garden and Common - Nik starts her San Diego Marathon training plan and is liking it, except for a tiny little pain in her shin that comes & goes - Constant snow and ice keeps frustrating them, and work gets in the way of Dan's running (really, trust me) - They may have witnessed a horrible crime in the middle of the Public Garden - The difference between cable exercises and kegel exercises - Rest In Peace: Dan's NikePlus Sportband. In a related development, Dan gets an early birthday present - Who would win in a fight: a monkey or a unicorn? - Want to support the move to get Dan's chubby bum out on the road? Buy your "DAN GO RUN" gear here at Cafe Press - They read tons of great email from wonderful people (2.2.09)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 52 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Get ready to freeze your behind off with 4 Feet Running! This week: - Nik and Dan go for a staggeringly cold 3-miler in Providence (the ritzy part, not the crappy part) - They discuss Yak Traks, which is appropriate because there's thick ice and snow everywhere - Dan's got two great new coaches, but his trick knee is acting up again - Nik does the Core Performance technique but still can't remember the guy's last name - They wonder why there are multiple words for "stretching" in the fitness world - Special Guest Star: Lewis from Starbucks, when Nik and Dan warm up with a nice hot mocha - They take the plunge and actually set up Buckeye Outdoors accounts ... for their dogs - Great feedback-o-rama from lots of listeners (1.19.09)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 51 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Ring in 2009 with a double-dip audio-video special of 4 Feet Running for the New Year! This week: - Nik and Dan are sick with coughs and colds, but are headed out for a run to start the new year right - They consider giving their dogs Stanley and Myrna their own Buckeye Outdoors accounts - Santa got them some really cool presents, both running and non-running related - Nik has the most annoying alarm clock ever invented - They refuse to be optimistic about 2009 - But they're still making lots of running plans for the next year, from marathons to running plans to Core Performance routines to hopping-and-skipping exercises - Nik and Dan take a brief look back at their running year that was 2008, and a look ahead at their new challenges for '09 - They get feedback from some fantastic listeners (1.2.09)

 4 Feet Running - Video 3 | File Type: video/x-mp4 | Duration: Unknown

4 Feet Running - Video 3 (1.2.09)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 50 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Here we are as in olden days, happy golden days with 4 Feet Running! This week: - Nik and Dan do the audio part of their Santa Dash 5K in snowy Fall River, if the fates allow - Dan uses various excuses as to why he doesn't run more -- but till then he'll have to muddle through somehow - Nik's streak of bad luck continues briefly, and is determined not to have a cup of cheer - Dan can't seem to nestle all snug in his bed when it's nestling time, and visions of sugarplums keep him awake - They talk about Christmas lights and decking the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la, &c. - Nik wants to deck her bike with a new tire and winter trainer, fa la la la la, &c. - Figgy pudding is not mentioned anywhere in the show, but I thought I'd mention it here anyway - They read a whole Santa sleighful of feedback and get several voice messages from nice people - The annoying hiss you hear during the feedback portion of the show is the sound of the living room radiators at full blast -- sorry for the noise (12.17.08)

 4 Feet Running - Video 2 | File Type: video/quicktime | Duration: Unknown

Celebrate the first snow of the season with a 4 Feet Running Santa run on video! This week: - Nik and Dan don they now their gay apparel and go for a 5K in the snow - They talk a little about Christmas decorations (but they barely see any) - There's more Garmin vs. Nike Plus discrepancies - Audio podcast next week! (12.7.08)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 49 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Which do you want first, the bad news or the good news? 4 Feet Running has both this week: - Nik and Dan go for a 4.5-miler through their neighborhood - They have the best running geek week ever, with Runner+ back, a newish Garmin, and challenges on Buckeye Outdoors - They have a terrible geek week also, as Nik's MacBook Pro lapses into a coma - Nik and Dan check out treadmills and do really, really long intervals through stores across southern New England - Reading treadmill reviews is very confusing, but they make the best of it - Nik and Dan have some goals in mind they'll work toward with or without a hamster wheel - They get feedback from some very nice people (11.26.08)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 48 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Santa Claus is stuck in a glass cage with 4 Feet Running! This week: - Nik, Dan, and listener John run the Edaville Rail Run 5-miler trail run in Carver, Mass. - Coming along for the ride are John's neighbor Jack, his daughter Amy, and Dan's work friend Jon -- so that's 3 Johns for the price of 1 right there - Edaville Railroad has a whole Christmas display going, complete with creepy Santa dioramas and transgendered elves - Nik's Garmin Forerunner 405 goes bye-bye - They also meet an older lady who's all banged up but who still runs the 5-miler - Dan starves his way across 5 hard miles, Nik's glucose levels plummet, but everyone else doing the race has a phenomenal time - Listeners share their Garmin woes - More Stanley the pointer dog hogging all the attention at the end - They get email and phone calls from very nice people (11.17.08)

 4 Feet Running - Video 1 | File Type: video/x-mp4 | Duration: Unknown

Wow! It's 4 Feet Running's first ever video podcast! Nik and Dan check in very quickly between audio episodes with a little rough home-made video: - Nik has a little bad news about her Garmin 405 - They talk about their race plans for the next audio episode - Special Guest Star: Stanley as Stanley the pointer dog - Go to www.runcast.tv for more information (11.7.08)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 47 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Think global, run local with 4 Feet Running! This episode: - Nik and Dan go for the Zen Run 10K in Lakeville, Mass. - They talk about their World Wide Festival of Races runs, and why they prefer to call it the WWF - Fall's their favorite season, so they take advantage of it by being out among the various topiaries, lakes, cranberry bogs, and other features of nature - Then nature calls - Nature won't stop calling, so they take advantage of nature by having a pit stop in the woods - Nik discusses what it's like to go wheat-free, Dan wants manly-sounding shoes, and Myrna can't stop wheezing - They talk about their first-ever experiences with running - Nik and Dan get some great feedback from very nice people, and actually give some feedback to other very nice people (10.27.08)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 46 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

4 Feet Running has a wicked good time at the Salem Wicked Half-Marathon! This jam-packed week: - Nik and Dan get lost in a thick, dark fog in America's spookiest city - Nik prepares to run the Wicked Half, her longest distance in a while thanks to some gastrointestinal & dietary issues - Speaking of which, she finally gets an answer as to what's wrong with her (sort of) - Dan realizes he's too neurotic to do Chi Running - They get recognized by a very nice listener - Dan hears a very angry half-marathoner refuse any sort of encouragement whatsoever in the strongest possible language - Nik has a great time at the race but misses her favorite socks - They also discuss some other interesting clothing choices in their childhood - They get some fantastic feedback (10.4.08)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 45 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This is take three of 4 Feet Running! No wait--take four. This week is jam-packed: - Nik and Dan explain their unexplained absence on a 4-mile run through their neighborhood: crappy luck - They decide to take the show biweekly for now due to life stuff - Nik continues her rivalry on the Million Feet Running Challenge with Nigel from Running from the Reaper - They review Chi Running by Danny Dreyer and Pose Method of Running by Nicholas Romanov - Nik explains how she's been running twice a day - Dan's got a slight case of dehydration and sleep deprivation, which is not unique to him in his office - They explain all this Bad Boys of Running vs. Bad Girls of Running business - They get feedback from some very nice people (9.18.08)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 44 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We're smokin' stew in a tent down by the river with 4 Feet Running! Or, as the French say, Quatre Pieds Courent! This week: - Nik and Dan do a 3-miler by the Fall River waterfront - They briefly meet up with their favorite newspaper hawker - Dan bids a frustrating farewell to the Crazy Man Running Store and finds a new shop - Nik is feeling better, stomachwise, which is helping her keep up with certain British podcasters on RunnerPlus challenges - They meet a regiment of French Revolutionary War re-enactors camped by the river, nice people who nearly bayonet a civilian - Nik and Dan can be Parisian taxi drivers - There's broken bicycle banter and chi chit-chat - They get some feedback from very nice people (8.28.08)

 4 Feet Running - Ep 43 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Run through the playground of America's rich and famous with 4 Feet Running! This week: - Nik and Dan go for a 3-miler down Bellevue Avenue in Newport, R.I. - They keep an eye out for Vikings and/or Chinese explorers - Dan tries out some new shoes that may or may not be working - Nik is feeling somewhat better, but her gastrointestinal doctor's nickname is a bit too appropriate - A quick update on their World Wide Festival plans - They have a little picnic in Touro Park, near the Chinese-Viking-settler monument - They get feedback from some very wonderful people - Keep your eyes peeled for an extra-special project (8.10.08)


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