A number of years ago when I was running fairly regularly but no great mileage I turned up for the Great North Run (a half marathon) in Newcastle, England. On pulling my kit out of the car I found out that I had not packed my trainers. Normally I would have said "Sod it, I'll just watch" , but that year I had decided to do a sponsored run to raise money for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a friends child suffered from it. Obviously I had to run to raise the money. Luckily I (or so I thought)…Continue
I am a very big fan of my Nike Free 5.0 shoes. They work. And when something works I try not to change it. I went online to replace my tattered pair only to learn that the shoe was discontinued. Do I get the Nike Free 3.0 or the Nike Free Run? All the techno-babble about the differences did not really help me. I wear the shoes on the road and like them for all distances (well -- I try to never run more than 15 miles on the road) Any suggestions welcome. Thanks.
Added by Nicole Krieger on March 18, 2012 at 9:40pm — No Comments
Closing in on Goal One for the season: my first half marathon. Excited and a bit anxious. I remember feeling like this the first time I raced a 5K.
I've never felt stronger as a runner and I'm mentally "there". It's been a long slog but the rewards of rebuilding my form are paying huge dividends. I ran my mile test today and in only 8 months, I've shaved a full 1:20 off my mile pace. That just blows my freaking mind. In addition, I've lost 13 lbs and I'm ripped.
I feel like I…Continue
100 miles. I don’t know where to begin. The experience of running 100 miles within the space of 24 hours has changed me forever. Running my fastest marathon in 2008, or completing the Boston and NYC marathons are some of my greatest race memories, but without a doubt, finishing theHaliburton Forest 100 has taken the number one spot on my list of greatest…Continue
While on a short run during my lunch hour last week, I passed a guy sitting at a bus stop. I realized he was looking at me a little too long with a "your crazy" look on his face. Ironicly, here in conservative Texas, he probabley has people look at him that way. He had multiple face pierceings, and I was running barefoot.
Added by Clint Taylor on March 6, 2012 at 6:44pm — No Comments