Surviving the Not-Longest Runs (and Becoming a Better Citizen & Coach)

The mileage is ticking up for Boston Marathon training. I’ve done 14, 15 and 16 miles in the past month. These runs feel epic by my baseline run standards (6-8 miles), but when you realize that the longest one of those is still comes up 10 miles short of a marathon, it’s kind of humbling. … More Surviving the Not-Longest Runs (and Becoming a Better Citizen & Coach)

Training (of a sort) in Joshua Tree, Laguna Beach, Palm Springs

Late December brought some serious downtime for me. Slightly inconvenient, since my Boston Marathon training was just getting going. But not to worry. No, I was not packing any worry on my trip to Southern California. Situations like that call for, and I counsel this frequently, Going with the Flow. Sometimes the best cross training … More Training (of a sort) in Joshua Tree, Laguna Beach, Palm Springs

Eve of the Run

Running gear is laid out. I’ve packed my Gu and Metro card, made my meet-up plan with David, thought through my transit plan for getting to the Staten Island ferry by 7am. Traded texts with other runners and well-wishing friends. I’m ready. I can feel myself on the verge of letting go of all this … More Eve of the Run

Big Ride Eve

Tomorrow morning around 7am, I launch on Part Two of the Broken Ironman, the double metric century bike ride. 200K equals 124 miles, a good 40 miles longer than the longest training ride I’ve done. It’s the Chuckanut Century out of Bellingham, Washington. It’s gorgeous up here and the weather is perfect. I’m feeling a … More Big Ride Eve