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Boston 2013 Race Report: Life is Strange – Aubrey Blanda

This is the strangest race report I’ve ever written. I’m not even sure how to do it, so think of it as a series of loosely related short stories that may or may not have to do with the Boston Marathon. Prologue: I started training for Boston in December, following a modified 18 week Pfitz more »

The Best (And Not So Best) Racing Swag Around

Road racing has a long and honored history. But why do we race? To compete? To excel? To test our limits? No, it’s for the swag. Since the first sperm won the zygote, humans have raced for cool stuff. (For the record, life does not begin at inception. It begins when you run a sub more »

What I LOVE best about running in the winter…

– And that’s what I love best.

Achievable Running Resolutions for 2013

Each year, on New Year’s Day, I go with my beloved Essex Running Club to the 9/11 Memorial overlooking NYC and state my running goals for the year. If I could think of anything geekier to admit, I can’t imagine it right now. But when it comes to achieving these goals, my “track record”—as it more »

Dear Running…

December 12, 2012 Dear Running, I hate to do this in a letter, but when I’m around you, I can’t trust myself. It’s not that I don’t love you – I do, I just need a break. No one ever said this would be forever. I remember when we started – two crazy kids trying more »

Marathon! the board game

Congratulations on purchasing Marathon! The Board Game. It’s fun for the whole family. Just kidding. Your family hates this game! It’s just fun for you. Just kidding. Even you hate this game most of the time. OBJECTIVE: Move your piece around the board, building strength while avoiding obstacles and injuries. Finish your marathon in the more »

Running Commentary by Glen Freyer

“Ode to a Runner’s Spreadsheet” I’ve long wanted to write a lightly humorous, semi-regular essay about running, and when I say, “long wanted,” I mean since this morning, and when I say, “lightly humorous,” I mean I wish I were funnier. Honestly, I thought I still have 15 minutes a month that aren’t accounted for more »

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