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. 12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Welcome to the 12th episode of 4 Feet Running! This week: - Nik and Dan run through beautiful, traffic-plagued Wellesley, Massachusetts - Celebrity chefs mentioned: Ming Tsai, Rachael Ray, the Barefoot Contessa - Dan runs his first 2-miler and does OK with hills - Nik does less OK on a lunch of cookies and soda, which threatens to make an "encore" - They discuss meteorologists, Twizzlers, kale soup, and clouds of gnats - They read feedback from lots of nice people (10.8.07)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 11 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Welcome to 4 Feet Running, Episode 11! In this week's fun-filled episode: - Nik and Dan hunt zombies in downtown Boston -- yes, zombies - They find them, and they are rather a sorry lot - Nik and Dan run for 30 minutes through the financial district, Faneuil Hall, and past South Station - Dan reveals that he has skipped Week 8 and gone straight for Week 9's jugular - Nik is still tremendously busy with work, which is putting a damper on her marathon training - They discuss the various social habits and cultural biases facing people of the undead orientation - Celebrity spottings aplenty, from world-famous composer John Williams to the guy from "Cheers" who played Carla's husband - Nik and Dan read lots of e-mail from very nice people (10.1.07)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 10 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This is 4 Feet Running, Episode 10! This week: - It's 12 Feet Running as Nik and Dan take dogs Stanley and Myrna for a 25-minute jog - Dan breaks his all-time running record at 27 minutes despite running by a bunch of schoolkids - The dogs' various habits, tricks, and PRs are discussed - Nik has a great running week, except for the pain in her foot, a full bladder and bloody hand - Dan suddenly begins to stink pretty bad - The animals get rubbed with ice - Nik also runs 17 miles across state lines and talks about eating "mystery meats" as a child at Chinese restaurants - They read feedback and talk about the social sacrifices you make for being a runner (9.23.07)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 9 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Welcome to 4 Feet Running's 9th episode! This week: - It's a 25-minute jog through downtown Bristol, R.I., the noisiest town, like, ever - Dan's C25K week 7 is wicked crappy because he gets a side stitch - Nik's marathon training goes a lot better than last week because her hip is a little better - They talk about coffee (Dan likes it), waking up early (Dan hates it), dogs (they like them), and drinking cheese (Nik did it) - Dan finally figures out the mathematical formula for minutes per mile - Nik knows no long-distance runners who carry as much water as she does - They reminisce about hanging out in Bristol and Nik beating the crap out of him in chess - Dan wins 50 bucks in the lottery, which they spend on lobster rolls - They read feedback from nice people. (9.16.07)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 8 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This is Episode 8 of 4 Feet Running! In this episode: - Nik and Dan go for a 25-minute jog, and he predicts (inaccurately) his own death at the hands of bears or alligators - They talk about their various attempts to lose weight - Dan's Couch to 5K Week 6 is going fantastic - Nik's marathon training isn't as fun, because she has a hurt hip from sitting on her bum too much at work - One of the cats also keeps stealing her chair - Nik confesses she doesn't like chouriço, which may trigger an international incident with the nation of Portugal (9.9.07)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 7 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This is the 7th episode of 4 Feet Running with Nik and Dan! This week: • Nik is exhausted and cranky from lack of sleep, but she still runs Week 7 of the Hal Higdon marathon training program • Dan is exhausted and cranky from lack of sleep, but he still runs Week 5B of his Couch to 5K program • They discuss the body's Four Humours: Larry, Moe, Curly, and Shemp • Several noisy cars run by, and also an ambulance • Dan's in a "comme ci, comme ca" mood • Nik describes the interesting sleep-deprivation hallucinations she's having • You find out what Dan shrieking like a little girl sounds like • He also mentions Russian circus bears from Michigan • Then they eat like rich people and read e-mails from nice people Special Guest Star, live via answering machine: Dan's mom (9.3.07)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 6 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Welcome to 4 Feet Running's 6th episode! In this fun-packed installment: - Nik and Dan take a run by the Great Feast of the Holy Ghost of New England, a major Portuguese feast in downtown Fall River's Kennedy Park - Dan's C25K Week 5 run becomes Week 5-ish because he's overtired - Nik talks about her do-it-yourself approach when she first started running - Dan recounts the story of Queen Isabella of Portugal, her devotion to the poor, and her milk jugs - Nik describes her weekly training for the Philadelphia Marathon, her new pair of Brooks shoes, and her Clif Bloks - They wander around the feast, smell some Portuguese food, try to get some free meat, and see a whole bunch more jugs - Dan asks Nik how much money she'd take to break a leg - Dan stupidly forgets what the difference is between being blind and deaf - They apologize again for being too loud in Episode 5 - It's wall-to-wall Portuguese music, including songs by this cat: Jorge Ferreira (8.26.07)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 5 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Welcome to episode five of 4 Feet Running! In this installment: • Nik and Dan forgo their usual routine as she runs the Louie's Race 5K in New Bedford • They almost sneak into Buttonwood Park Zoo to "pet and ride" the elephants • Dan spills his coffee a little • Nik and Dan somehow get lost walking around a square park • They discuss "Jungle Love" and jungle cats • Nik successfully runs her 5K, while others run as if being chased by the zombies from "Thriller" • Some guy may have spit a bit of lettuce on her (8.19.07)

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

This is 4 Feet Running's 4th episode! In this installment: • Nik does a great job with her marathon training • Dan does lousy with his Couch to 5K week four, thanks to The Home Improvement Project That Wouldn't Die • Nik and Dan run by the Fall River Celebrates America waterfront festival and are shooed away by two huge guys in military fatigues • Dan reveals that he is actually descended from the Lost City of Atlantis • Nik coaches him on how to relieve side stitches • Nik and Dan talk yoga: hot, naked or otherwise • Phil and Paul get ... uh ... whatever the opposite of a "shout-out" is • Nik and Dan read feedback from really nice people (8.12.07)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This is the third episode of 4 Feet Running! In this edition: • Nik continues her marathon training and Dan sweats through 90-plus-degree weather • Nik may or may not be confused as to how long Dan's Couch to 5K run should be • They talk about their weight loss goals and how they are different from those people on "The Biggest Loser" • Nik explains what a Portuguese-American vegetable is • Dan reads listener feedback from really nice people • They come to the sad conclusion that they will never be more popular than a naked yoga podcast (8.4.07)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Welcome to the second episode of 4 Feet Running! In this edition: • Nik gets ill (again) with The Mystery Disease and ends up in the ER • Dan flounders miserably as he tries to podcast solo • Later on, though, Nik feels well enough to train with Dan on his Couch to 5K second week run • Nik keeps going to make up for lost time with her marathon program • They talk about dogs, their lack of gardening skills, and bagels (7.28.07)

 4 Feet Running - Ep. 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Welcome to Episode 1 of the 4 Feet Running podcast with Nik and Dan! She's an intermediate runner training for her 2nd marathon. He's a beginning runner starting the Couch to 5K program. They're the two great tastes that taste great together. In this episode: • we hear a little about Nik and Dan's running histories • we find out about their goals and how they plan to achieve them • some old jerk in a Ford Mustang honks and makes an extremely rude comment about Nik's body parts • they meet a Mystery Lady, and we're not sure who she is or what she was talking about (7.21.07)


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