Category Archives: Marathon

Posts about the marathon, training and mental approach

Anatomy of an Endurance Race

“Dream your pursuits; pursue your dreams” – jb Ten long dreadful months after the 2013 Bucks County Marathon it’s finally over. I’ve endured injury, rehab, and chaos to return to the trail for a 30K in the mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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Sixty to Go – It Doesn’t Have to be One Way

“The happiness of life… is made up of minute fractions–the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a gentle word, a heartfelt compliment.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge Marathon training programs help runners prepare for one of … Continue reading

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Well, Since You Asked–I’m Running Again

“Man is rated the highest animal, at least among all the animals that returned the questionnaire.” – Robert Brault A follower woke me up recently. Runner500 asked how my personal running was going. I looked back and was stunned I … Continue reading

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The Lure of the Marathon

“The marathon is an endurance runner’s paradox—a physically and psychologically punishing test of the human spirit, yet runners return again and again.” – JB To the distance runner, the marathon is the quintessential endurance race, and its lure is as … Continue reading

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Glimmer in the Eye

“The eyes are the channel of the spirit.” – jb “After traveling three thousand miles from home and climbing to almost seven thousand feet elevation, I finally figured it out. Every time I encountered someone with that distinctive “glimmer” in … Continue reading

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Home Rehab Training Program

“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” – Sydney J. Harris I ran for the fourth time in four months today, which was also … Continue reading

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Running Memoir on Display at the American Library Association

“I’m just a guppy in the ocean, but man do I love to swim.” – jb It’s been more than thirteen years since I began scribbling notes about training for my second marathon twenty years after I’d run my first. I … Continue reading

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