Category Archives: Racing

The Unexpected Fascination of Even Pacing

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That Could Have Been Me

Fast Section of Men’s 1500m – Stanford Invitational, April 1, 2017 Last Saturday night when I should have been getting to bed early to rest up for Sunday’s long run, I was instead glued to my laptop screen watching the … Continue reading

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Race Report: An Ras Mor 5K

Running Log – Sunday, March 26 Summary: Ran ‘An Ras Mor’ 5K Race in Cambridge in 20:16 (1K splits from watch: 4:03, 4:02, 4:01, 4:07, 3:59) Total mileage: ~6M, including warmup and cooldown Shoes: Nike Luna Glides Weather: Partly cloudy, … Continue reading

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Race Day Reading: The Thoughts of a Champion

“I was a never empty pitcher pouring out happiness.” – Neal Holtschulte, 2005 NCAA Div III Cross Country Champion Today, we compete for our league championship, and a week from Saturday we will compete for a New England Championship. It’s … Continue reading

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Above the Fray

“Was he of this earth? Could it really be this much of a joke to him, running this pace without a care in the world?” – John L. Parker, Once a Runner Another evening in Eugene, and another half dozen … 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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For Whom the Digital Clock Ticks

Over the past few years, I’ve faced many training sessions and quite a few race days when I thought I couldn’t be more unprepared for the rigors ahead. Whether it was injury, lack of training, unwise choices leading up to … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Those Who Run and Those Who Finish

[Last Sunday was the 30th anniversary of two of the greatest marathons ever run on U.S. soil, both in the same race at Chicago. The first was Steve Jones incredible wire-to-wire victory in 2:07:13. which still stands as the U.K. … Continue reading

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Summoning the Spirit of John Ngugi

“It won’t matter unless he [Kamworor] decides to fulfill his destiny as the second coming of John Ngugi. If he won’t gap Farah, nobody ever will.” – LetsRun poster, responding to the news that Geoffrey Kamworor ran 13:13 in his … 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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