It’s Sad, and So Damn Pointless

Running is usually such a positive and uplifting sport that the occasional sad story gets, I think, an unusual amount of attention. Not just in the running community, but even in the national news. In the “sad” category I include runners who die during an event, or leave us too early due to disease (R.I.P., …

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Trail Marathon: Chasing Ghosts

April 30 was a cold, gray day on the Potawatomi Trail – and the ghosts were out. Trail Marathon is the original and oldest race put on by RF Events, celebrating its 32nd running on April 29-30. “It’s so old,” says RF Events owner Randy Step, “that it doesn’t even have a fancy name. It’s …

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Oh, No! Our Children are too Slow!

A few days ago I was on the MarketWatch website, a site dedicated mainly to stocks and other financial matters. So as I was checking my progress toward overtaking Warren Buffet (*), I was surprised to find this headline on the main page: Boomers to Gen X and Y: Run Faster The article pointed out …

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