Category Archives: Marathon

Posts about the marathon, training and mental approach

Steamtown 2014 – Postscript

“Everything is relative, and only that is absolute.” – Auguste Comte On October 13, 2014 I wrote about crossing the finish line of the Steamtown Marathon in The Day After Ten Years After: “As I ran down the final stretch on Washington … Continue reading

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Twenty-Four Years to Boston

Twenty-Four Years to Boston – My Journey From the Vegetable Aisle to Boylston Street, a memoir based on the marathon, is now available at Amazon Kindle Store and Barnes & Noble Nook Books.

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Age Is Only A Number

“I’d rather be dead than singing Satisfaction when I’m forty-five.” – Mick Jaggar   It doesn’t seem that long ago that I’d tell people I planned to run a marathon when I turned sixty. I don’t make such ludicrous statements anymore. Instead I simply say … Continue reading

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31 Miles to Celebrate a 30th Anniversary

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland I ran 31 miles with my Dad yesterday. It was the most time I spent with him since January 3, … Continue reading

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Longer Than You’ve Been Alive

“We’ve been doin’ this longer than you’ve been alive Propelled by some mysterious drive.” – The Old 97s A few months ago I was running downtown with a few young runners who asked how long I’ve been running. I answered their … Continue reading

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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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