Taking Some Self

My first ultra of the year is just a couple of days away, and I’m training for it in the most sensible manner – resting up and eating a lot. This is not as easy as it sounds. Having trained hard all winter, it seems unnatural to hit the brakes, even when it’s logical and …

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The Workout of a Lifetime: Would Picasso Have Been Proud?

THE STORY GOES that Pablo Picasso was approached in a café one day by a woman who asked if he would do a drawing on her napkin. He agreed, made a quick sketch on it and said, “The cost will be 20,000 francs,” or some such enormous amount (some versions say $1 million). “That much!” …

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Do What? I Can’t Imagine. . .

If there's one thing being a runner is good for (*) it's getting a sense of perspective. This morning I was meeting with our company president, an aficionado of the latest and greatest in technology (you can read my "Gadget Man" post here). A message from one of his daughters had appeared on his Apple …

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