Running is Flying

Terror has visited my tribe. Attacked at its most hallowed event, my tribe responded with all of the grace, solidarity and heroism I would have expected, had I somehow been able to foresee a tragedy like this coming. My tribe – a tough, gritty group of human beings – is unlike any other I know of. […]

A Few Words about Goals

January 15, 2013

Running may be my fitness program of choice, I may even love doing it, but I still need motivation to keep the wheels turning, to get up and out the door at 6 am when it’s 20 degrees outside. So, like a lot of runners, I set goals. Sometimes they are pretty general, like running […]

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10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Runners

November 3, 2012

If you have a runner in your life, you may be wondering what they want for Christmas, Channukah, Solstice, or Runner’s Sunday (which is every Sunday). Runners can be picky, by which I mean they like to pick out their own earbuds, wicking shirts and underwear. But there are plenty of other thoughtful gifts they will […]

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Best Running Documentaries of All Time

July 15, 2012

Ok, my first post in this realm focused on dramatic films. This one survey documentaries. The ratings are of course completely arbitrary (on a 5-star scale), and are listed in alphabetical order. Run for Your Life (★★★★) – 2008 – A superb documentary about Fred Lebow and the history of the NYC Marathon. We see what an amazing […]

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Best Running Movies of All Time

June 29, 2012

I love running, and I love movies. So, for the past few years, I have been rooting around, looking for movies with a running connection, whether dramatic or documentary. The only requirement was that the movie had to be obtainable. And in English (or with subtitles). This first post collects my ratings and short comments […]

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Do the Math: Running Adds Years to Your Life

May 4, 2012

A Danish study published today shows men can add 6.2 years (and women 5.6 years) to their life if they jog 1-2.5 hours per week. Let’s do the math. 6.2 years = 54,348.0392 hours. If you run 2 hours a week, that’s 104 hours per year. Say you start running at 35 and run for […]

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Don’t Look Here (There)

April 27, 2012

Nothing makes you miss running more than getting injured. RiF, page 10 After you’ve been running for awhile, you discover a very simple truth: the problem is never where you think it is. Exhibit A. About a year ago, I was sidelined for several months by persistent achilles pain in both feet, which I had […]

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