Tagged with Long run

long runs, man, they’re long

long runs, man, they’re long

I ended my long run feeling like I was on top of the world. I got through 19 miles around my parents’ neighborhood, which basically amounts to running the same stupid, steep hills over, and over, and over, and over again. No, seriously, it’s impossibly to find a spot that is not somehow sloping and … Continue reading

The Runner’s Revenge

The Runner’s Revenge

There’s nothing quite like that redeeming run, the one run out of a 100 that reminds you why you continually slog through all the craptastic runs that you’ve been having and getting ready to do another marathon. Today, I had one of those runs and it felt amazing. I knew today was going to be … Continue reading

Running Soul Mates

She was in town for the weekend and just showed up to the meet up because she was getting ready for the NYC Marathon and wanted to get in a 14 miler. We fell in beside each other about 1/2 a mile in and started talking about training. We spoke the same language of 9+1 … Continue reading

Take a Moment…

Take a Moment…

I’d like to take a moment and thank all the Starbucks baristas who make summer running possible. You’re willingess to supersize my blended strawberry lemonade and give me giant cups of ice water for free makes me love you all in a way that is only moderately reflected in the sweaty, gross money I put … Continue reading

Champion of the Slow

Champion of the Slow

I’m an advocate for slower paced training groups. And I don’t mean an “all paces welcome” kind of training group, but one that explicitly says, “Hey, 11 minute milers, come join us and we won’t immediately leave you behind in the dust to fend for yourself and then not invite you for krispy kreme donuts … Continue reading