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Join me as I run and race through the Piedmont region of North Carolina. I will be sharing both my experiences and observations on this running life. Thanks for sharing some of the road with me.

The 20 Minute Runner The 20 Minute Runner

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Join me as I run and race through the Piedmont region of North Carolina. I will be sharing both my experiences and observations on this running life. Thanks for sharing some of the road with me.

    The 20MR Episode 109: Beginnings: Welcome Spring! Beginning a Running Program and Training Updates

    The 20MR Episode 109: Beginnings: Welcome Spring! Beginning a Running Program and Training Updates

    Good to have you along for this episode. We continue the training as we bring you along for this run. This episode reminds us of the beginning of Spring, and perhaps the beginning of a running program.
    I share my ideas about how to approach this; I am literally beginning again as we speak, being into the 5th full week of my running reboot. I suggest using the FACT method: Frequency, Action, Core and Time. I hope you find it helpful.
    Also, be sure and connect with me through a myriad of social media links found on this homepage: Facebook, Twitter, The Daily Mile, Email, YouTube Channel...you get the idea. And share the link with your running friends. I want to hear from them--and YOU!
    You can find the opening and closing theme music, "You'll Come Too" by Barefoot McCoy at Free Music Archive. It is used under a Creative Commons Liscense. You can also check out the

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    The 20MR Episode 108: Renewal-Let's Get Creative/YouTube Channel Launch

    The 20MR Episode 108: Renewal-Let's Get Creative/YouTube Channel Launch

    Wecome to this episode of The 20MR podcast. In case you get lost during the opening, we begin with some of the audio from the first installment of "The 20 Minute Runner Video Podcast Extra." That says a lot to say this: we have launched a YouTube channel. You can find the link on this page either on the sides (laptop/desktop) or near the bottom of the screen in the mobile view.
    I won't bore you with going over what The 20 Minute Runner YouTube Channel is about--you can listen during this episode or go there via the link mentioned above. However, I do have a favor (or two):
    --Subscribe to the audio podcast from this page (look for links)
    --Subscribe to the YouTube channel from YouTube (again, the link to the channel is on this page).
    It's always good to have you with me, regardless of how we connect. Can you take a minute and check out the FB, Twitter, The Daily Mile, etc. links and give me a shout out? Also, I am always welcoming new "friends" to the various social media outlets linked on this page. I would love to hear from you.
    We hope to have another audio podcast out in a couple of weeks, video podcast extras as we get to them; that is still a work in progress. Share the links with your running friends if you would. I would appreciate your help with promoting The 20 Minute Runner offerings for me.
    You can find the opening and closing theme music, "You'll Come Too" by Barefoot McCoy at Free Music Archive. It is used under a Creative Commons Liscense. You can also check out the Love Won't Let You Down" and is by Allie Farris. It too is used under a Creative Commons Liscense.  
    And as always,
    Thanks for sharing some of the road with me.
    Roland, aka, The 20 Minute Runner

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    The 20MR Episode 107: Transparency

    The 20MR Episode 107: Transparency

    (THIS MP3 IS CLEAN. SORRY FOR THE FIRST FEW DEFFECTIVE UPLOADS)
    We are beginning yet again--after almost a year. While it has not been a year since we ran, it has been a while. A few reasons, one of them the most legitimate: pain. Not just the pain of the body, but the pain of loss.
     
    While I thought about waiting until I "had it all together" with the running, I decided to be as transparent as possible and bring you into the loop. Things will get better; I promise. But until they do, I wanted to include you in the climb back up the ladder of physical struggle. We are all in this "run" of life together.
     
    You will also notice the new theme music (more about that in the podcast itself). Heck, we even have a new logo designed by Yours Truly. You can find the opening and closing theme music, "You'll Come Too" by Barefoot McCoy at Free Music Archive. It is used under a Creative Commons Liscense. You can also check out the

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    The 20MR Episode 106: Project GB #4/Why We Podcast/Chi Affirmation

    The 20MR Episode 106: Project GB #4/Why We Podcast/Chi Affirmation

    The pic for this blog entry/episode is of the crab apple tree in my front yard, the one I planted in memory of my father just about 11 years ago now. The run in this episode began just a few feet from it at the end of my driveway.
    Thank you for joining me yet again. We are still working on Project GB, though we are getting very close to 30 minutes of running without stopping. I am feeling good!
    During this episode, we talk about a lot of things, including updates on the training, why we podcast--the answer might be more interesting than you think--and catch up on emails and voice mails.
    Yes, I said voice mails! Check out the Speakpipe link on this page (either at the right, or bottom if using a mobile device). Send me a message! I especially want to know what being passionate about running means to you. You can also email me, look me up on FB, or even Twitter. But try a 90 second voicemail. I want to play it on the next episode.
    Let me hear from you. I love to hear from our listeners and you are the reason we do this. Please be in touch. Hope to have another episode out in a couple of weeks or so. Until then, I trust your running is going well!
    And as always,




    Thanks for sharing some of the road with me,

    The 20 Minute Runner

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    The opening and closing music is by The Jefferson, and is entitled "Running." It can be found at Music Alley and is used under a CC license.  The music video of the song can be found on YouTube.

    The song in the body of the podcast is by Kattie and is
    entitled "Rainbows" and is used under a CC license. Check it
    out at Jamendo.
    The article used in this episode is entitled "Where Runners Go Wrong" and was published by The Harvard Gazette and can be found here.

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    The 20MR Episode 105: Project GB #3/Updates/Supplements

    The 20MR Episode 105: Project GB #3/Updates/Supplements

    Good to have you back for another episode. We begin with an update on the weather--and yet another bout of illness. Will it ever end?


    We also give updates on what my supplements are. You may do the same or something different. Regardless, I believe in limited use and am not sure if they all benefit me or not. But at least my brain thinks so!


    Thanks for the emails and FB likes. Please keep them coming and share the show with all of your running friends. I really do appreciate it.


    We close with info. again on how to connect with me, also using the Speakpipe button. Please send me a voice message and I will share it in an upcoming episode. Take care and we will be back in a couple of weeks.


    And as always,



    Thanks for sharing some of the road with me,
    The 20 Minute Runner
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    The opening and closing music is by The Jefferson, and is entitled "Running." It can be found at Music Alley and is used under a CC license.  The music video of the song can be found on YouTube.
    The song in the body of the podcast is by Zack Linton  and is entitled "Maybe I'm In Love" and is used under a CC license. Check it out at Jamendo.
    Check out Skora Running Shoes, mentioned in this episode here.

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    The 20MR Episode 104: Project GB #2/Home/Listener Email

    The 20MR Episode 104: Project GB #2/Home/Listener Email

    We are making progress. You join me today on the 8th run since we have started project "GB"  (Getting Back). It will take a few more short weeks before we get to where we can run the full 30 minutes without walking; we will get there.I begin this episode with a short clip from when I visited my mother several days ago in the nursing facility back home in Duplin County, NC. It was a good visit and you get to hear just a few minutes of the beginning. If there is someone in your life who needs a visit from you: do it asap! We never know when we will have that last opportunity.We close things out with listener correspondence. I always love hearing from my listeners! If you would, send me an email, contact me on FB, or use the Speakpipe button on the homepage (not available on the app or mobile: sorry! I would love to hear from you, regardless of how.We will be back in 2 weeks with another episode. Until then, share the 20 Minute Runner information with your running friends and contact me. I will share your correspondence on an upcoming episode.And as always,Thanks for sharing some of the road with me,The 20 Minute Runner_________________________The opening and closing music is by The Jefferson, and is entitled "Running." It can be found at Music Alley and is used under a CC license.  The music video of the song can be found on YouTube.The song in the body of the podcast is by Mirva and is entitled "Stay With Me" and is used under a CC license. Check it out at Jamendo.

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Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

ASUjoan ,

He's Back!

I'm glad to see Roland is back with a new podcast. I always enjoy listening to them when I run. He offers insightful advice about his running experience and I just like hearing what's going on in Roland's life.

TRAllison ,

I LOVE this podcast

If u want a great description of chi running go back the #60's podcasts. Those, coupled with the current periodic reminders about form, make this podcast invaluable to me.

Randy in Georgia ,

Great Running Podcast

This is quite a good podcast devoted to running. Roland shares a great deal of info on running and running gear. He also shares stories about his life, family and the area where he lives. I look forward to each new episode. A great running companion.

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