Running with the Buffaloes by Chris Lear 2

Running with the Buffaloes: A Season Inside with Mark Wetmore, Adam Goucher, and the University of Colorado Men’s Cross-Country Team by Chris Lear My rating: 4 of 5 stars There aren’t that many great books about running that aren’t written like manuals. Running isn’t generally like a team sport. Football has stories to tell because ...

Preparation Revalation

Yesterday, one of my Ragnar teammates ran the JFK 50 in Maryland, the second time R__ has done so. She beat her time from last year by 1h25m, a whopping slam-dunk of an improvement. Today, another Ragnar teammate, JZ, ran the Ironman Arizona in a stunning 11h46m. I feel like a schlub for not having ...

Ragnar Relay Pennsylvania: Part 6

8 October, around 10:00am: Penultimate Legs I am running my hardest leg. Once I leave the Lehighton Area High School, the course meanders through Lehighton briefly before the long climb up Flagstaff Mountain. I watch closely for signs indicating the turn up the mountain, but unsure of where to go I follow the runner ahead ...

In memoriam 2

In memoriam
In June 2005, M and I were living in Connecticut. I was commuting five hours a day to my job in New York City, and she was finishing her third year of medical school. We had been trying to conceive a child for a couple of months and so far had been having no luck. ...

Ragnar Relay Pennsylvania: Part 5

8 October 2011, just past midnight I was all alone on a major road at close to midnight. In past Ragnars I had brought a small handheld flashlight to help light my way, but this time I’d forgotten it back home in Shiprock. The first nearly six miles of my second leg ran along the ...