Category Archives: Marathon

Posts about the marathon, training and mental approach

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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My Blue-collar Marathon Training Program

“My fitness program was never a fitness program. It was a campaign, a revolution, a conversion. I was determined to find myself, and in the process found my body and the soul that went with it.” – George Sheehan My … Continue reading

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How to Order Twenty-four Years to Boston Outside the US

One of the differences between small publishers and large publishing houses is that some of the small publishers don’t deal in all the markets as say, Random House and HarperCollins. Several readers wrote me that my memoir Twenty-four Years to … Continue reading

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Down, But Not Out in 2014

“Our thoughts limit what we are capable of doing.” Julia Butterfly Hill I begin 2014 injured, so I abandoned my first ultra-marathon. Those of us who are wired to run understand how frustrating it is to sit on the sidelines. … Continue reading

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And A Healthy New Year to You!

This past year was one of many first–my first triathlon, first book published, and first injury in four years. I was on a pretty good roll since my two knee surgeries in 2009, until I fell on the ice two … Continue reading

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