Pity Us Runners – the Boston Globe

My friend David recently sent me the article, Pity us runners, written by Jennifer Graham of the Boston Globe. The point of this article is beautifully summed up as: Well, consider the typical marathon training program, which goes something like this: Run. Run more. Run more and more and more. Rest a few days. Run…

Why I think I thrive on Ultrarunning

I took a 4 hour solo run this weekend, which gave me plenty of time to think about plenty of topics. Around hour 3, I started to wonder why I like ultrarunning.  What does it say about me as a person? Why do I run so far? Why do I run so often?  This is…

Giving Thanks… Runner’s Style

I am thankful for being a runner. I am thankful for being alive.  It’s a gift from God, and I don’t take it for granted. I am thankful that God has given me the ability simply to run.  It is not guaranteed to always be there. I am thankful I have made the choice to…

The art of recovery: patience

    Recovery Isn’t Easy Endurance athletes are hard core by definition.  So when we are hurt, it is hard to take the time to allow our bodies to heal. When we have races we have paid for and trained for, it’s even harder. There is of course a science to recovery, but what I am…

The art of running: nurturing the running partnership

We read and write a lot about the science of running, but I believe greatness is a balance of science and art.  I was thinking I’d try to write a “series” on the art of running.  We’ll see how far I get. My first topic is the art of the running partnership. I attribute at…