Runblogger Runcast #8 – Avoiding "The Wall" at the 2010 Disney Marathon

Runblogger RuncastA few weeks ago I ran the 2010 Disney Marathon in a PR time of 3:24:49 (read my Disney Race Report here), and it was the first of my five marathons in which I managed to avoid bonking (check out these split charts from my five marathons). Runblogger Runcast #8 discusses the reasons that I think most contributed to my avoidance of “the wall” during Disney – I can’t be sure which of them was most important, but my hope is to show that even for someone who formerly viewed it as an inevitability, “the wall” can in fact be avoided.

I apologize for the annoying rattle that appears from time to time in the audio – didn’t realize it was there until I listened to the recording.  Turns out a plastic bottle cap was stuck in  a crack next to my car’s cup-holder while I was recording.

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Links referred to in Runcast #8:

Disney Marathon Website – Check out the Disney Marathon Website if you’re considering running this race in the future.  Really, you need to do it!

The 100 Pushups Program mentioned at the end of this episode was developed by Steve Speirs (also known as @britishbulldog on Twitter).  You can my review of Steve’s program here.

Iron and Wine – The opening song, “Lion’s Mane,” can be downloaded from Iron and Wine’s web page at Sub Pop Records.

Fleet Foxes – The closing song, “White Winter Hymnal,” can be downloaded from Iron and Wine’s web page at Sub Pop Records.

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This post was authored by Peter Larson. Pete is a recovering academic who currently works as an exercise physiologist, running coach, and writer. He's also a father of three and a fanatical runner with a bit of a shoe obsession. In addition to writing and editing this site, he is co-author of the book Tread Lightly, and writes a personal blog called The Blogologist. Follow Pete on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and via email.

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