Tag Archive: running

Day #52: Tread Lightly…

“To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.”  ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge Some days, the schedule does not permit a run.… Continue reading

Day #46: The 4 Stages of Runners

The Wheezer The most neanderthal of distance runners is the least developed cardio-vascularly – and perhaps more importantly, psychologically, for the run – but with a benefit in the areas of modesty and… Continue reading

Day #42: What to do with all those old medals…

But this time is different. This time I will deal decisively with the past. I will stare the memories in the face and throw them away… We have company coming, and so we… Continue reading

Top 10 Signs That You Are In Love With Running

1. You run late at night – for the second day in a row – after day #2 on the ski slopes. And you will do the same tomorrow. 2. You feel self-conscious… Continue reading

Day #34: What is Your Achilles Heel?

I have another confession to make… I have suffered one major injury in my 30 years of running long distance: a partially torn achilles tendon – just at the insertion point of the… Continue reading

Day #28: Changing the Weather

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.”  ~Bill Bowerman Given that throughout most of the USA, the winter climes are less than agreeable to many runners, I thought it fitting… Continue reading

Day #26: KaBoom! – The Runners Have Landed

Check out this great infographic from RunningShoes.com. It is easy to take our modern running culture in the USA and throughout the world for granted. But running has not long been so popular… Continue reading

Day #24: The Time to Slow Down is Now!

Often in the marathon – at mile 10 or 17, and frequently at mile 21 –  the internal warning lights flash fiery orange and the runner questions seriously whether he had better slow down. “I… Continue reading

Day #20: Running Late

Last night, I accomplished a goal of mine. I left the house at 9:30p.m. and ran my favorite course in the moonlight. I told my brother-in-law about the run this afternoon, and he… Continue reading