For Boston

For Boston by Patrick Reed Boston weeps tonight Where distance-prophets stride in elegant steps down the asphalt river with yellow lines uniting all from Hopkington to Boylston’s epic finish And yellow balloons soar… Continue reading

To Boston

To Boston by Patrick Reed I thought that it would be fitting – on this eve before the 117th running of the Boston Marathon – to break from my recent tradition of following… Continue reading

Running & Healing

Running & Healing by Patrick Reed Oh, where to start! When I ran down the list of chapter headings from George Sheehan’s Running & Being just now and landed upon… “Chapter 11: Healing,”… Continue reading

Training

Training by Patrick Reed Do we train to race or race to train?? I would have to say that I find almost boundless motivation from anticipating a race day. In recent months and… Continue reading

Running & Running

Running & Running by ¬†Patrick Reed You’ve been there, no doubt. We runners have all been¬†there. Out on the interminable roads, the horizon a heartbreak away — endless vistas, scorching (or frozen, wind-swept)… Continue reading

Excelling

Running & Excelling by Patrick Reed “First off, what is the Run5kaday regimen: simply that you commit to running at least 5 kilometers every day without fail for a specific duration of days.… Continue reading

Running & Learning

Running & Learning by Patrick Reed I push forward – as in a marathon itself – through Dr. Sheehan’s headings for his chapters in Running & Being. I am pushing to find my… Continue reading

Running & Playing

Patrick Reed and Luis Escobar after the SLO Marathon 2013 Running & Playing by Patrick Reed How fitting that Dr. George Sheehan’s fifth chapter in Running & Being* is entitled Playing. After all,… Continue reading

Becoming

Running & Becoming by Patrick Reed I race in just a few hours, so I’ll keep this to the point. Today, I met both Dean Karnazes – the “Ultra-marathon Man” – and Luis… Continue reading

Running & Beginning

Running & Beginning by Patrick Reed When the gun goes off, practicality takes over. The jitters I have been battling and cajoling over the past weeks are suddenly irrelevant, and ALL that matters… Continue reading