Monthly Archives: October 2014

Miscellany – Oct 31, 2014

All I want to do today is take care of a few loose ends and respond to some recent reader comments. Think of it as a trip to the mental hazardous waste drop-off day.

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The Last of the World Marathon Majors

For some reason, I woke up this morning thinking about the New York City Marathon. Sunday, November 2nd will be the 44th running of the race first organized by Fred Lebow and Vince Chiappetta. This year, the race will celebrate … Continue reading

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Your Moment of Coaching Zen

A vignette from Friday’s workout with the team: It is a rather clever workout, I think, and one that I hope will simulate of some of the demands of racing in the league championships in a week. I’m having the … Continue reading

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A Little Rain (to Brighten Your Day)

According to the Boston Globe, nearly four inches of rain fell in Boston over the past couple of days, as a typical Nor’easter brought strong winds and heavy precipitation to the area. Wednesday night was particularly delightful, as thunderstorms brought … Continue reading

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We All Just Decided to PR…

See, this is why I love coaching high school cross country. Every so often you have one of those days when the kids defy your wildest expectations and suddenly start racing like young Ritzenheims and Flanagans. OK, maybe that’s an … Continue reading

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What Happened to You, Jerry Mizner?

“So what is the word here? Is it confirmed?” “Shit yes. They think maybe three, four months of no training. even then it’s touch and go because of the possibility of a relapse. But at least I get out of … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Speaking of Geb…

[A couple of weeks ago, Dennis Kimetto became the first human being to cover the marathon distance in less than two hours and three minutes, with Emmanuel Mutai only a few seconds back. Kimetto’s record run re-inflamed the speculation about … Continue reading

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The Sport of Fitness

  “In implementation, CrossFit is, quite simply, a sport—-the ‘sport of fitness.’ We’ve learned that harnessing the natural camaraderie, competition, and fun of sport or game yields an intensity that cannot be matched by other means.” – The CrossFit Journal … Continue reading

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At Franklin Park

“It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life that those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest. When … Continue reading

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This might hurt

Probably all of us have had the experience of seeing a doctor, dentist, nurse, or other medical professional and being told that something they are about to do is going to hurt. It’s such a universal experience, that I think … Continue reading

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