Geek Girl Runner
January 22, 2010 7:47 AM   Subscribe

Geek Girl Runner
I've been running regularly for a couple years now, and I decided it was time for there to be a running podcast by a geek girl who runs very slowly. I'm aiming to record a show every two weeks. It'll mostly be training updates as I work towards the Sydney Half-Marathon, along with news and rants about running-related issues. The inaugural episode has just gone live! Super huge thanks to MetaFilter's own uncleozzy, who not only gave me permission to use his awesome song "Little Donut Party", but provided me with cleaned-up custom Garageband loops for it. (MeFites are the best.)
posted by web-goddess (9 comments total)

Once you get more than one under your belt you'll want to give the podcast its own RSS feed and perhaps submit it to iTunes. I miss running. I would like to get back into it. I am a slow runner as well. I could do a 7 minute mile if I had to, but I much prefer the 10 minute mile. 6 miles in a hour was always a nice daily run for me (I'd double that on a Saturday and take Sundays off for 42 miles a week).

Maybe this will help inspire me. You thinking of putting stats and such up?
posted by cjorgensen at 9:13 AM on January 22, 2010

It actually doesn't have to have its own RSS feed, as long as the podcast entries have the proper enclosure tags and such. I just got the email this morning that iTunes has approved it so it should go up on the site today. Wooot!

What sort of stats do you want to see? I'm listing each workout as I do it in the box at the right, with links to the RunKeeper stats. Here's my 5 miler from last week.

42 miles a week is wicked far. I'm only hitting about 15 right now, and I'd like to get up to about 25-30 or so.
posted by web-goddess at 1:47 PM on January 22, 2010

Your site is blocked by Websense at my office under the category "Potentially Damaging Content". Websense is a pretty popular filter, so you might want to get your site removed. There's a site lookup tool on their support page that I think will give you the option to suggest changes. You'll need to register.
posted by IanMorr at 1:47 PM on January 22, 2010

Oh crap. I just realised that I didn't have the RSS feed linked properly in the header, which is why you didn't see it. Oops. Rectifying that now. I'm also putting in an online player. :)
posted by web-goddess at 1:48 PM on January 22, 2010

That's weird, IanMorr. Websense won't let me register because I can't provide an activation key or company contact (as my company doesn't use it). The hilarious thing is that judging by their categories list, it just means that they think my site has "little or no useful content." I really can't argue with that, especially in a work context! Looks like they just don't want you visiting blogs.
posted by web-goddess at 5:34 PM on January 22, 2010

I didn't notice the stats. I think I was just expecting some simple ones on the page. Total miles run, personal best, etc.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:44 AM on January 23, 2010

Strange, I can get to most blogs okay and a lot of them have very little on them. Here's the result from their Site Lookup Tool
Master Database v7.x: Potentially Damaging Content

Real-time Categorization: Insufficient Content

Real-time Security Scan: Threats detected. Potentially Damaging Content

I submitted it for a site review, so they may take a look and change the categorization.
posted by IanMorr at 9:37 AM on January 25, 2010

Totally weird. I've only had the domain less than two weeks, and it's just a subset of my normal blog, really. Maybe something in the server configuration? Anyway, thanks for looking into it!
posted by web-goddess at 8:50 PM on January 26, 2010

Just letting you all know that my second episode is now live. I give IanMorr a shoutout for helping me with the Websense issue. :)
posted by web-goddess at 3:56 PM on February 1, 2010

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