Running & Seeing

Running & Seeing by Patrick Reed “Anything can make us look… Only art makes us see.” ~Archibald MacLeish The final chapter in Dr. George Sheehan’s classic running book Running & Being: The Total… Continue reading

Dangerous

Dangerous by Patrick Reed This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to join a group of similarly-minded crazy distance runners for a running retreat in Death Valley, USA. In the days leading up… Continue reading

Boston & The 1:59 Marathon

A Runner’s Podcast Episode #4 is live! by Patrick Reed Lace up your shoes, download “A Runner’s Podcast Episode 4” and get ready for an hour-plus long run as you listen. On the… Continue reading

Running & Racing

Running & Racing by Patrick Reed “Don’t you know that in a race, all the runners run, but only one gets the prize. Run in such a way as to get the prize.”… Continue reading

A Day Off

A Day Off by Patrick Reed Just yesterday, I was fortunate enough to host endurance training expert Phil Maffetone for an afternoon and dinner  at our home in San Luis Obispo, California. Phil… Continue reading

Running & Suffering

Running & Suffering by Patrick Reed Legendary Ultra runner Scott Jurek, who won the Western States 100 a record 7 consecutive times, wrote on multiple occasions in his excellent memoir Eat & Run of… Continue reading

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