Having run only two marathons, I make no claims to be any kind of marathon running expert. However, each of these races has been an incredible learning experience, and here are a few practical things about marathon running that I have learned so far: 1. The saying that a marathon is “equal parts mental and […]
I’m working up a full race report on my experience running the 2009 Vermont City Marathon. In the meantime, this video clip came across my Twitter wire and it shows really well how I feel right now!
I decided somewhat late in the game to commit to running a spring marathon this year (March 22 to be exact – see this blog post). My training had only started about four weeks earlier, and I was having a hard time getting runs in between work and family commitments. However, I had personal, family-related […]
Just came across the following series of wallpaper downloads on the Pearl Izumi website (you can click on them to make them wallpaper size). They clearly understand why we run, although the people in the cave paintings aren’t wearing cushioned running shoes, and running like an animal would require no shoes at all, wouldn’t it? […]
It was with much anticipation that I picked up the book “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” by Christopher McDougall shortly after it arrived on bookshelves last week. It’s arrival represented for me one of those rare and fortuitous moments when an idea that that […]
I broke the following running commandment today: Thou shalt not wear new shoes on a 20-mile run. As generally happens when a commandment is broken, the wrath of the running gods was showered down upon me. Emboldened by my experience this weekend running 4 and then 7 miles in Maine in my new Nike Free […]
I have a confession to make – I am completely and utterly addicted to shoes. Not just any kind of shoes, mind you. Fancy work shoes do very little for me. Ditto sandals – I’m perfectly content owning a pair of Tevas, Crocs, or Birks that I can wear until the sole starts to wear […]