Only a Thousand

THE FIRST TIME I RAN a thousand miles in a year was in 2011, also the year of my first marathon. I’d had to step up my game that December to get the final miles in, and broke the tape, as it were, on the 29th. On New Year’s Eve I had one more run …

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The Story of the Rest

Guest post by Harvey Paul (*) WELL, HERE’S A TURN OF EVENTS EVEN I WASN’T EXPECTING. In my previous post I wrote about getting in a tempo run when I didn’t want to. This one is about the other side of the coin. Today is tempo day on my training schedule, but I made the …

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Inertia – Friend or Foe? Both!

I DIDN’T WANNA DO IT. Yesterday was tempo day on my training calendar. One-mile warmup, followed by five miles at a medium-hard effort, ending with a one-mile cooldown. Simple and straightforward. And a bitch. Cuz I don’t like it, even at medium-hard effort. What’s that? Depends on how I feel at the time. Last week …

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No BHARG This Year? What’s Wrong with Me?

I have a confession to make. For the first time in four years, I have no BHARG. It’s February, and I ought to be at the peak of my winter training, working my buttinsky off at Body Specs and prepping for my spring ultras, culminating in a Big Hairy-Ass Running Goal in late May or …

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