trust the training, don't be excessive

…was my mantra today.


Got in some speed, 6 x sprint of a distance near 300 yards, up a gradual incline on a quiet side street (Rumsey Road, which I’ve written about in the past) next to the park.  The splits in seconds: 49, 48, 47, 47, 46, 46, with a 300 yard recovery jog.  2 miles there, 2 miles back home.

Why the speed?  Because of a competitive 5k race on Friday.  Why uphill?  The course, which literally winds widely around my house, is deceptively hilly with long subtle uphill stretches in the first mile and in the final ½ mile.  Wanted to get used to the sensation of running fast up such a grade.

6 reps were all I did and all I needed on this hot (80’s and significantly hotter than it’s been recently), humid, sunny day.  Still was not fully recovered from Saturday’s hard 10k and had only two days between now and the 5k.  No need to kill myself today; I’m in shape; I’m not going to get significantly faster before Friday.  By the last rep, my left quad was tiring and felt like it was weakening - not time to pull any muscle now.  6 was enough.


The 15 episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ you must watch during the 12-day marathon

The legendary series will make history once again Thursday when FXX will start an epic 12-day marathon of every Simpsons episode. That includes every “D’oh!” Duff and “Aye, caramba” from the 552-episode run.

Not many people have 12 solid days to spare, so here’s a list of the 15 essential and memorable episodes you can’t miss during the embiggen’d marathon.

The one ‘Treehouse of Horror’ you should watch | Follow micdotcom


Day 2 of the Every Simpsons Ever Marathon. I’ve made the decision to live snap the entire series. Add me on SC for all of my Simpsons Snap Magic. Username: mplatco

Also, please send me suggestions! 

Raw zoodle summer salad to refuel after a 14km run. I have signed up for a marathon in late October so I will be bringing you lots of recovery meals! This delicious bowl is made with zucchini and carrot noodles, fresh mango, edamame, red cabbage, sesame seeds, cashews, avocado and is tossed with sweet potato hummus. Recipe up soon at // #vegan #raw #rawvegan #rawtill4 #rt4 #marathon #training #recovery #summer #spiralize #zoodle #asian #delicious #whatveganseat #veganathlete #vegetarian #glutenfree #vegansofig #veganfoodshare


EverySomethings you always wanted to know about the Marvel Universe but were too afraid to ask.


Where minor Marvel charecters and major players get equal treatment.

See you then!

I Will Be Co-Hosting a Simpsons Marathon Live Video Stream this Saturday!

This Saturday, August 23rd at 9:30AM (Pacific time), I will be co-hosting a live video stream with Simpsons writer Matt Selman to be watched hand and hand (eye and eye?) with the Simpsons marathon happening right now over at FXX. We will start at 9:30am and keep going till viewers get bored. This isn’t sponsored by anyone, nobody is getting paid, it’s just a bunch of people from the show and fans of the show getting together in front of a laptop to chat Simpsons because we love the show. There will be a barrage of special guests, actors/actresses, comedians, musicians and a flurry of people who have worked on the show in the last twenty five years. It will be part Director’s commentary, part crazy characters, part special guests and part insanity. Or it will be none of that because I couldn’t figure out how to work the live stream. Either way-

So grab a Duff, join the live stream and enjoy the marathon with us starting this Saturday AM. As we get closer to the date, I’ll post all the viewing info on my twitter account-

Just a sampling of vegan #protein sources.

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Robin Williams + Marathon + Runner’s High

When you wake up tomorrow you will start your own health & fitness journey. Only you can determine if that story has a happy ending.

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New Promo: ‘The Simpsons’ on FXX