Monthly Archives: February 2014

Two Marys

After Saturday’s New Balance Indoor Grand Prix meet, I had an idea for a blog post comparing the young Mary Cain to the young Mary Decker. Cain is a track prodigy, running world-class times at 17 and showing a mental … Continue reading

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No Shame

One Sunday not many weeks ago, I was out on a long run with a crew of CSU runners, a group that on this particular morning, included about a half-dozen men, and Amory, a mother of two. About a half … Continue reading

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Treadmills, have I been wrong about you?

Every so often when I’m in a reflective mood, I think about all the ways I’ve chosen to spend my time over the years, and wonder if those choices have led me to overlook activities that might have given me … Continue reading

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Predicting the First Sub-2:00 Marathon (Part 2)

So, it turns out that the folks at “Science of Sport” published a piece — way back in 2008 — speculating on when we were likely to see a sub-2:00 marathon. My first reaction was, “crap, they’ve probably made all … Continue reading

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Predicting the First Sub-2:00 Marathon (Part 1)

Ok, let’s cut to the chase: I will bet you the Boston entry fee that no human being will run a marathon on a record-eligible course in under two hours in the next ten years, that is, by December 31, … Continue reading

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