The long runs

This was the second week in a row I’ve run my 3 hour run on Thursday, and will follow it up tomorrow with at least a two hour run. Back to back long runs, I’ve read, is one of the staples of training for a hundred. So that’s what I’m doing. I’ve got about 22 ...

Glee

I’ve always been a fan of musicals. My favorites are the classics, Guys and Dolls, Porgie and Bess, My Fair Lady, The Music Man. Three years ago my wife told my I had to watch a show called Glee. I resisted, as I resist any television show. Not that I don’t like TV–on the contrary. ...

The Shiprock Marathon, Part 2

I had gotten some advice about how to execute a marathon from a friend before Boston, and for this race I decided to give the plan a shot. The basic idea is to spend the first ten miles getting into a rhythm, an easy pace that I could easily sustain for the full marathon. The ...

The Shiprock Marathon, Part 1

The day started cool, but that was before the sun came up. When I parked the car at Shiprock High School, I found I didn’t need my pants to keep warm. Despite the low air temperature, the sun and the clear sky would make the day feel much warmer than it was. I don’t know ...

(Almost) Homeward bound

We are still in Boston. I knew coming into the trip that two weeks would be a long time. Now that it’s almost over (we get on a plane tomorrow) I’m ready to go. Today in Boston the ran falls and for the first day on this entire journey m and I have nothing specific ...