Running

June 5, 1988: The Day the Strong Men Cried

4 Comments 07 February 2008

I want to tell you about how yesterday my furnace broke and the house was 49 degrees when I woke up.  I want to tell you how I had to wait all day long for the tech to show up during the window that the company gave me of "sometime today". I’d like to share [...]

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Running, Training

Ten Strategies for Surviving Running Workouts When Nothing is Going Right

11 Comments 04 February 2008

It happens to all of us at some point.  An uninspired workout – a grueling, excruciating, inexplicably terrible workout.  There’s no good reason for it – just no go-juice. It’s awful. This happened to me on Sunday morning.  The longest 45 minute run of my life.  Ten times longer than Friday’s 80 minute scorch-fest.  Seriously.  [...]

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Running, Training

Little Girl Run Fast. Little Girl Break Eight. Smash!

4 Comments 01 February 2008

I am hitting what feels like a 5:50 mile pace and I think of Schramm. I never know where the mind will go when I step outside my door and put my feet one in front of another.  One second ago I was in a trance and now I am thinking of Sarah Schramm. Why?  [...]

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Cycling, Fitness, Running, Training

Just Numbers.

7 Comments 30 January 2008

Sal comes home.  He has been gone ten days. Ten days. His trips do not usually keep him for that length of time. In his absence I become a strange creature.  A bachelor of sorts, hobbling together meals that would never otherwise pass for meals, leaving dishes in the sink. Today is the usual computer [...]

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Running

Looking Back

1 Comment 25 January 2008

I’ve been writing for a long time.  This blog is a baby in the grand scheme of my time spent crafting words.  I looked back today and put up some of my favorite historical vignettes…  Here are two links with excerpts from each. The Retirement of My Cross Country Coach – A short piece written [...]

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Fitness, Running

The Basics of Running

6 Comments 24 January 2008

The good folks over at The Runners Lounge have executed a pretty cool experiment.  The concept is that every Thursday (called Take it and Run Thursday) readers contribute content on a specific topic.  This week’s topic (the first ever!) was, appropriately, “The Basics of Running”. If you head on over there, you can check out [...]

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