So this trusty old website just went over 250,000 hits. That’s nothing in the world of big internet, but for little old me and my eccentric tastes, it’s a lot. As has become my tradition, I figured I’d take a moment here to say thanks to everyone who has stopped by, and to note the twenty five most popular pages on this here thing.
No surprise that the most popular part of this website remains on top. I’ve interviewed over 250 runners as part of this project and there’s no end in sight.*
A page explaining what the fuck is going on here remains popular with the confused and curious.
When the BQ(Q) project hit 200 entries I did some basic statistical analysis. This is really where you should start if you’re interested in qualifying for Boston.
A quick page collecting some body weight based works outs shared by the inspiring David Goggins. Helpful if you’re looking to spice up you pull up bar work.
Year after year people google the fitness habits of generals Generals McCrystal and Patreus. This appears to be where they end up.
I was struck by the life of the man at the center of this ground breaking podcast and did a little post on his reading habits. Apparently other people were interested in this too.
This was the year I tried to read books that reflected the demographics of the U.S. I recapped all that here.
I made a map of every bridge in New York City that you can run over. This was probably the most time intensive project I’ve done for Milo. Glad other people are using it.
A research page of information on our main man, Milo of Croton. I suspect this page has featured in number of hastily written undergrad papers.
Don’t be an asshole on your bike.
These year in books pages where I collect my short reviews of the books I’ve read are surprisingly popular.
A page collecting various resources on the so-called “running cult” Divine Madness. Of everything I have published, this page gets the most emails and responses from previous members and, astonishingly, people interested in joining.
A short piece celebrating the women who disrupted the 72 NYCM and changed running forever.
A short piece discussing the controversial, but important topic, of the relationship between body weight and long distance running.
Another year, another 52 books.
A page collecting the various myths and references to Milo of Croton in ancient sources
Just what the title say, a brief recap of the very early history of modern strength training.
Some thoughts on what our portrayals of Milo in art say about us.
An appreciation of the always inspiring Coppess who was a world class talent who also held down a factory job and raised two daughters on his own.
A page of my thoughts on what it means to be an Alex Honnold fan. This was written years before Free Solo came out, but touches on many of the same issues.
A how-to illustrated with pictures from the Wire, the greatest television show of all time.
A short appreciation page for my law school professor, the husband of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
A page with some thoughts and ideas on the Barkley Marathons, the worlds most insane foot race.
An appreciation of the great New York City Street Artists Cost and Revs.
A page discussing the alleged influences on former Trump consigliere, Steve Bannon. Written back when Bannon was still an important figure (ah, 2017, we were so young)
*A lot of individual BQ(Q) responses also would have made the top 25, but those can all be seen in this list of the Most View Responses to the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire.