Monthly Archives: June 2016

The National H.S. 4 x Mile record goes down… to crickets

This will be a short post, but maybe of some interest to fans of high school track and field. A few days ago, my friend Josh alerted me to the fact that Flotrack had posted a video of the 2016 … Continue reading

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The Other Side

It’s a beautiful afternoon, sunny and warm but not too humid. My legs are feeling pretty good, and I’m not aware of any obvious issues to dim the prospect of a lovely run on the trails. All things considered, I … Continue reading

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Ode to Summer Roads

Today is the solstice and the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, the solstice also corresponds with a full moon, a phenomenon known as a “strawberry moon,” which, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, hasn’t occurred since … Continue reading

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Are Marathons Stupid?

(Image from I’m usually psyched to see a running-related piece show up on a mainstream news and opinion site. It provides a temporary reprieve for the feeling that I’m a lunatic engaged in a fringe activity. Also, occasionally the … Continue reading

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Adventure Run

Since the end of the school year, I’ve had two priorities: run every day… and I can’t remember the second one. I wanted to run every day because months of running sporadically, and only when I had time for it, … Continue reading

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Track and Field thrives with only a few fans

I always swore that I wouldn’t write a blog post about the sad state of Track and Field, or — even worse — attempt to formulate a prescription for how to revive it. First of all, what do I know? … Continue reading

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Watches that Run Slow

It was good to be back on the track last night, attempting my first Tuesday night workout in many weeks. The afternoon was warm and pleasant. There was no sign yet of the showers that had been forecast for the … Continue reading

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The pack in the “Adro” mile, the night’s final event, hitting 200m. As I was heading out the door this morning on my way to work, my wife stopped me at the threshold with a question that sounded accusatory. “Where … Continue reading

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Man with a Plan

Among the final, and not unpleasant, tasks of the spring track season was having a handful of one-on-one meetings with kids who wanted a plan for running over the summer to prepare them for cross country in the fall. Before … Continue reading

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