Category Archives: Marathon

Posts about the marathon, training and mental approach

Write to Run an Ultra-Marathon – This Ones for You, Dad

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, or to worry about the future, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – The Teaching of Buddha In 2012 I … Continue reading

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Maintaining Your Edge

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ernest Hemingway Goals worth pursuing often seem daunting. Take a degree or an apprenticeship for example. Focusing on the diploma or certification can make a goal … Continue reading

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eBook – A Different Kind of Running Memoir

“Writing novels, to me, is basically a kind of manual labor. Writing itself is mental labor, but finishing an entire book is closer to manual labor.” – Haruki Murakami Cover design by Sean Montgomery After one year in print Twenty-four … Continue reading

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Ludicrous Ultra Training

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain Last night I spent hours proofing the manuscript of my memoir to convert it to eBook format. Reading about myself as a young man–fifty-ish–I realized how much I’ve changed. I mean, … Continue reading

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Stories Keep Us Alive

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde In the chapter titled “The Half-Centenarian Club” in Twenty-four Years to Boston I wrote about celebrating my fiftieth birthday with a thirteen-mile run. No big deal really, … Continue reading

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The Day After Ten Years After

“The past is never where you think you left it.” – Catherine Ann Porter Perspective is a beautiful thing. Ten years ago I ran the Steamtown Marathon with my eye on the clock, calculating splits, rationing gels, taking every conceivable … Continue reading

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Best-laid Plans…

“The best laid plans of mice and me, often go awry.” – Robert Burns On a typical year I enter races longer in distance as training runs for my annual marathon. I eat healthier as race day approaches to drop … Continue reading

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