Monthly Archives: April 2015

Well Met on Battle Road

It has been a few weeks since all the snow melted from Battle Road, the five-mile long stretch of National Park that runs from Fiske Hill in Lexington to Merriam’s Corner in Concord. Although it will likely be another couple … Continue reading

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The Leader’s Dilemma

Photo: In spite of what you might have read on LetsRun, Edward Cheserek has nothing to be ashamed of.

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Why the Boston Marathon Needs Elite Runners

“When I was growing up, we would walk to Coolidge Corner for every Boston Marathon to join the crowds watching the runners. It’s a tradition that has been shared by thousands of families and visitors in the Boston area for … Continue reading

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Joni’s Run

“When people asked about her training I replied that really she’d been training since she was 4 months old, when we bundled her up in a Snugli and stood in the wet and cold on a day much like Monday, … Continue reading

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Third Time’s a Charm

Before anyone else knew — before his coach or his family or the crowd of curious onlookers who had gathered to watch the skinny runner thrash out miles on the fancy treadmill knew — Tyler knew that he was feeling … Continue reading

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Playing Hooky

It’s Patriots Day, which means playing hooky from work so I can go watch the marathon. I’m also playing hooky from the blog for the day. Monday’s post (a recap of Tyler’s amazing treadmill world record) will appear on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Into the Wild Grey Yonder

[To be clear, *I* am not running the Boston Marathon on Monday, but my daughter is, and that makes me almost as nervous as if I were doing it myself. Even though I know she is strong and prepared and … Continue reading

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