Friday Inspiration – The Long Run

My road to recovery continues.  I’ll be running my first legitimate “long” this weekend – twelve miles of Brooklyn adventure.  I’m really looking forward to it.  When I think of long run videos, I always return to this one of Ryan Hall and Josh Cox from back in the day when they both ran in Mammoth Lakes.  Hall and Cox run together for an hour and forty five minutes, then Cox continues on, doing a ten minute fartlek and another hour twenty on his own for a total of 31 miles.  All to a great Johnny Cash sound track.  Good stuff for running nerds.

At the end there’s some footage of Cox reciting poetry which I could do without.  I’d just go ahead and skip that.

Side note for the ancient language nerds – the  tattoo in Hebrew on Josh Cox’s side are the Hebrew letters yod, hey, vav, and hey -one of the names for God.  The tattoo in Greek, I am told, is meant to read “Jesus” but is in fact slightly misspelled.

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2 Responses to Friday Inspiration – The Long Run

  1. MM says:

    I was just in Mammoth Lakes area for a few days. It is beautiful out there and all I wanted to do was run it out.

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