Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Coach Needs to Train, Too

In retrospect, I don’t think I appreciated how good I had it as an assistant coach. Oh sure, it can be a pain in the neck, especially when you know — you just know! — that you could coach the … Continue reading

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Reckoning

On Sunday morning at an hour usually reserved for deep sleep, 22 runners, 3 other coaches, and I boarded a coach bus and headed to Saxton’s River, Vermont for the New England Private School Division III Cross Country Championships. Even … Continue reading

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The Long and Short of It

File this under: Less Than Meets the Eye. According to an article in the Wellesley Townsman (“Change of course for Marathon in Hopkinton“), road construction on East Main Street in Hopkinton is likely to shorten the 2015 Boston Marathon course … Continue reading

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Great Meadows: An Appreciation

“Just twenty miles west of Boston lies an oasis for wildlife – Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Roughly 85 percent of the refuge’s more than 3,800 acres is comprised of valuable freshwater wetlands stretching along 12 miles of the Concord … Continue reading

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NYC Marathon: Fatal Acceleration

Invigorated by an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning and a brisk run on the Battle Road trail, I returned home and immediately turned on the TV to watch the broadcast of the New York City Marathon. Having blithely ignored … Continue reading

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