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  Topic: Our Tax Dollars at Work
dan s

Replies: 40
Views: 6376

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:42 pm   Subject: Our Tax Dollars at Work
I guess I'd need to see the details of the bill, but there are already many, many transgenic mice with a variety of human genes, and there are some examples of cows and pigs as well. Most of them ar ...
  Topic: Poetry in motion - NOT!
dan s

Replies: 20
Views: 2547

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:48 pm   Subject: Poetry in motion - NOT!
I started wearing a helmet skiing this winter for the first time. Came in pretty handy actually.
  Topic: Teachers : Merit vs. Tenure
dan s

Replies: 40
Views: 5421

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:15 am   Subject: Teachers : Merit vs. Tenure
Almost everyone's pay is based on merit, including mine (as a tenured professor). Some sort of evaluation procedure is determined, and then everyone has fun complaining about it. Actually, in my pro ...
  Topic: What s*** for brains thought this up?
dan s

Replies: 8
Views: 1435

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:05 am   Subject: What s*** for brains thought this up?
Particularly silly for a race run at altitude.
  Topic: Snowman is famous
dan s

Replies: 35
Views: 6038

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:45 pm   Subject: Snowman is famous
I watched that show. In the voiceover at the end the guy says something like "And I hope to run many more marathons with my wife." I was thinking that 3:53 was an impressive time for a guy ...
  Topic: Hey, Katie...
dan s

Replies: 14
Views: 1586

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:57 pm   Subject: Hey, Katie...
I have a feeling they used the soundtrack from the Evolution of Dance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiRNg
  Topic: How cold is it?
dan s

Replies: 51
Views: 6378

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:18 pm   Subject: How cold is it?
57 sunny degrees in Boulder.
  Topic: Quick Question About Miracles V Reality
dan s

Replies: 14
Views: 1538

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:52 pm   Subject: Quick Question About Miracles V Reality
The nice thing about a trip like that is that it certainly can't hurt, and no matter what, it will be a worthwhile and inspirational adventure.

What bothers me is when people are exploited by fraud ...
  Topic: so dan...
dan s

Replies: 7
Views: 947

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:40 pm   Subject: so dan...
Sorry, I've gotten really bad about checking in here.

Sarah, thanks for asking, the dogs are doing ok. Rosie is almost 13 and she's getting a little rickety and hard of hearing, but she's still ...
  Topic: so dan...
dan s

Replies: 7
Views: 947

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:39 pm   Subject: so dan...
Yeah, what's up with that?

Is it coincidence that you came back for the titty poll?

I check in now and then; that poll just happened to catch my eye.

2008 was not a good running year for me ...
  Topic: What to wear TO a winter race?
dan s

Replies: 12
Views: 1807

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:52 pm   Subject: What to wear TO a winter race?
If you stash some cheap old warm-ups near the finish line, there's a good chance they'll still be there when you finish.
  Topic: o happy day
dan s

Replies: 5
Views: 882

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:47 pm   Subject: o happy day
Please make mine iced with no filling.



http://www.sanitarybakery.com/easterfattuesday/kingCake.jpg
  Topic: Non-running related poll for the men of Taper land
dan s

Replies: 38
Views: 4436

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:44 pm   Subject: Non-running related poll for the men of Taper land
Interesting. More than half are flat out thumbs down - and most of the guys who are for seem pretty indifferent. Interesting.

Also quite likely that more than half are liars.
  Topic: Run for Bourbon?
dan s

Replies: 5
Views: 946

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:39 pm   Subject: Run for Bourbon?
The scenery in the pictures looks beautiful. If I could run more than 3 continuous miles at a 12 minute pace, I'd consider it.
  Topic: Serious Input Requested: Putting a Pet Down
dan s

Replies: 53
Views: 8254

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:36 pm   Subject: Serious Input Requested: Putting a Pet Down
I'm sorry to hear about your cat Brian. It sounds like Sheridan let you know when the time was right.
  Topic: BCS BS
dan s

Replies: 33
Views: 3432

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:09 pm   Subject: BCS BS
I've heard the financial argument very often, but I don't really understand it. One would think that the a playoff system would result in vastly increased national interest compared to the Bowl games ...
  Topic: Total Rejects
dan s

Replies: 47
Views: 6003

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:35 am   Subject: Total Rejects
Before I got my second dog, I contacted the Boxer rescue in Denver. I explained my situation, that I already had a Boxer, and I had a great set-up with a dog door, fenced yard, etc. The dog slept in ...
  Topic: 7-Race Report-Chicago 2008
dan s

Replies: 31
Views: 4852

PostForum: Mission Accomplished!   Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:00 pm   Subject: 7-Race Report-Chicago 2008
Nice job on a big PR.
  Topic: Chicago Marathon
dan s

Replies: 24
Views: 3882

PostForum: Mission Accomplished!   Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:53 pm   Subject: Chicago Marathon
Congratulations on a solid race.

Too bad you only got one marathon PR this year. Wink
  Topic: The Self-Coached Collapse
dan s

Replies: 28
Views: 5370

PostForum: Mission Accomplished!   Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:49 pm   Subject: The Self-Coached Collapse
You put in fantastic training for this race, Dave, and that's an accomplishment in itself. You still have your best races ahead of you.
  Topic: Marathon News?
dan s

Replies: 38
Views: 5240

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:38 pm   Subject: Marathon News?
Thanks 1L!

Looks like 7 ran a 1:33 half!!

You're right, and he's looking really steady.
  Topic: Marathon News?
dan s

Replies: 38
Views: 5240

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:13 pm   Subject: Marathon News?
Looks like Greg might catch Dave. They'll probably both finish around 2:40 if my calculations are right.

Who else is running?
  Topic: Pikes Peak Ascent - any news from runners?
dan s

Replies: 6
Views: 1071

PostForum: Motivation   Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:55 pm   Subject: Pikes Peak Ascent - any news from runners?
Maureen was registered, but chickened out last night. Sounds like nasty conditions.
  Topic: Racing Flats
dan s

Replies: 33
Views: 8016

PostForum: Motivation   Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:38 am   Subject: Racing Flats
I wore the Tangents for a couple of years until the latest model was redesigned, and it was too narrow in the toe for me. At first I alternated them with a heavier shoe but eventually wore them all t ...
  Topic: This forum is boring
dan s

Replies: 8
Views: 1291

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:47 pm   Subject: This forum is boring
Weren't they in that Fargo movie?
  Topic: Strangest Place
dan s

Replies: 27
Views: 4087

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:48 pm   Subject: Strangest Place
When I was a grad student, sometimes stayed at Brookhaven National Lab for a couple of weeks at a time, doing experiments. There was a big excavated loop around a gigantic particle accelerator that w ...
  Topic: Pikes Peak registration
dan s

Replies: 17
Views: 3301

PostForum: Motivation   Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:39 pm   Subject: Pikes Peak registration
I registered Maureen because she's on a plane going to Dallas. Now we'll see if she really runs it.
  Topic: Gate River Run
dan s

Replies: 38
Views: 6033

PostForum: Mission Accomplished!   Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:51 pm   Subject: Gate River Run
Fantastic. If you keep training smart and stay healthy, I know you'll have a great race in Indy.
  Topic: It's a Long Drive? Safe at First? You Caption It...
dan s

Replies: 12
Views: 1805

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:55 pm   Subject: It's a Long Drive? Safe at First? You Caption It...
How about "Volvo - when 86 years of the Curse of the Bambino just aren't enough."
  Topic: What would you do?
dan s

Replies: 29
Views: 4660

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:46 pm   Subject: What would you do?
Reporting the incident is probably a moot point, since the ER doc is probably required to report it anyway. The rest of the discussion reminds me of the periodic arguments that crop up over right of ...
  Topic: The Self-Coached Runner
dan s

Replies: 133
Views: 52825

PostForum: Me! It's all about me!   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:15 pm   Subject: The Self-Coached Runner
You're doing great, Dave - I'm very impressed. That's not a program that's designed to leave you fresh or able to run your long runs at a fast pace. It's supposed to push you to the limit. As long ...
  Topic: Always wanted to open a running store?
dan s

Replies: 26
Views: 4136

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:24 pm   Subject: Always wanted to open a running store?
Yeah...Halberstadt is the guy I talked to. I had e-mailed back and forth with him before I trip out to Denver and my buddy drove me up there to meet him (after a round of golf!).

Johnny Halbersta ...
  Topic: Mountain passes are not passable
dan s

Replies: 15
Views: 2494

PostForum: Motivation   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:14 pm   Subject: Mountain passes are not passable
I-90 ends in Wall, SD; no matter which direction you're coming from. Once you've seen Wall, everything else pales in comparison.
  Topic: Hills
dan s

Replies: 7
Views: 1387

PostForum: Motivation   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:11 pm   Subject: Hills
Hills are typically done more as a strength workout early in a training program, as opposed to a true speed workout. The fact that you are doing half mile repeats also suggests that you are doing the ...
  Topic: lame electronics, slight rant
dan s

Replies: 4
Views: 844

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:22 pm   Subject: lame electronics, slight rant
Just plug it into your Mac, double-click on the icon, and drag the files to the trash.

Oh ... you mean you don't have ... Never mind.
  Topic: Hello Kitty? No, Goodbye Bunny.
dan s

Replies: 16
Views: 2231

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:46 pm   Subject: Hello Kitty? No, Goodbye Bunny.
I hope the kids have a longer attention span than I do. That was just about the most boring thing I've ever attempted to watch.
  Topic: Voyeurism or Entertainment or Both?
dan s

Replies: 28
Views: 4151

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:35 pm   Subject: Voyeurism or Entertainment or Both?
I keep waiting for the mansiere commercials.
  Topic: Karma/prayers needed
dan s

Replies: 59
Views: 9932

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:24 pm   Subject: Karma/prayers needed
I'm very sorry to hear about all of the bad news Brian. Wishing you good things for the rest of the year.
  Topic: Do you look for doctors who are also athletic?
dan s

Replies: 18
Views: 3889

PostForum: Motivation   Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:20 pm   Subject: Do you look for doctors who are also athletic?
Actually, it's kind of an ongoing joke here in Boulder that doctors tend to advertise their hobbies more than their (medical) training and experience, and it definitely annoys me. My PCP is a maratho ...
  Topic: Which workout is harder?
dan s

Replies: 23
Views: 3536

PostForum: Motivation   Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:16 pm   Subject: Which workout is harder?
I see I'm too late to vote, but A would be harder for me as well.
  Topic: Nashville Country Music Half Marathon
dan s

Replies: 5
Views: 1217

PostForum: Motivation   Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:11 pm   Subject: Nashville Country Music Half Marathon
I ran it last year. Like most (or perhaps all) Elite Racing events, it is very crowded and aimed at charity groups. On the other hand, I found that the start area was pretty well organized, and sinc ...
  Topic: useless relatives
dan s

Replies: 21
Views: 2991

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:15 am   Subject: useless relatives
Buying him a car, and justifying it by saying that "he needs it", seems like the first step down a slippery slope. I feel like I'm sticking my nose into your business here, but you asked. ...
  Topic: t-bay!!! fuel belt!!!
dan s

Replies: 39
Views: 3980

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:56 pm   Subject: t-bay!!! fuel belt!!!
I don't need another FuelBelt, but I just wanted to mention that these things run large. So if you are normally a medium, the small should work for you. My belt is a small, and I have to cinch it as ...
  Topic: We have 6762 registered users?
dan s

Replies: 46
Views: 8355

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:34 pm   Subject: We have 6762 registered users?
Speaking as... well, me... I think it is worth noting that in the last few rounds of 'why don't we invite new people over' --- it, um, hasn't gone over too well.

If I weren't me, I would've left lo ...
  Topic: Rocket City
dan s

Replies: 63
Views: 8061

PostForum: Motivation   Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:14 pm   Subject: Rocket City
I'm sorry the conditions were so bad - I've usually heard people complain about it being chilly there. I ended up running in the snow on Saturday morning, and actually joined Nattu for a small fracti ...
  Topic: The Name Game
dan s

Replies: 24
Views: 2937

PostForum: Madness   Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:47 pm   Subject: The Name Game
Zoe. (305 backwards and in the mirror - sort of.)
  Topic: Most life threatening thing you've ever done/experienced
dan s

Replies: 27
Views: 5767

PostForum: Motivation   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:26 pm   Subject: Most life threatening thing you've ever done/experienced
I was caught in a lightning/hail storm on a ridge full of scree descending a 14,000 peak. The temperature dropped 25 degrees in a matter of minutes, I was being pelted with hail and when I stood up I ...
  Topic: 2008: The New You
dan s

Replies: 42
Views: 7898

PostForum: Motivation   Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:15 am   Subject: 2008: The New You
Uhhh, run a marathon. It's been two years.
  Topic: Rocket City
dan s

Replies: 63
Views: 8061

PostForum: Motivation   Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:27 pm   Subject: Rocket City
Looks like I'm officially out. I'm still struggling with the ab stitch/spasm whenever I cross into the marathon pace range. As a last chance test, I did a 10-mile steady-state run at 7:30 pace on Fr ...
  Topic: Rocket City
dan s

Replies: 63
Views: 8061

PostForum: Motivation   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:07 pm   Subject: Rocket City
OK, I invested $70 in the registration because it looks like it might fill up. But I'm not buying a plane ticket until I see how my tempo run goes on Friday.
 
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