Tag: running

  • Review: Futterman’s To The Edge

    Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed Matthew Futterman A history of modern American distance running told from the perspective of Bob Larsen, one of the most influential coaches in the sport and (most famously) the coach and mentor of the most decorated American marathoner […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Bob D

    Name Bob D Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 39 Height: 5’10” Weight (at the time of first BQ): 145 At which marathon did you get your first BQ? Loco Marathon (Newmarket, NH) Tell us a little about the race. Advertised as fast and flat. Strava gave 861ft, garmin 504ft. Two loop […]

  • The BQ(Q) John

    Name: John Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 53 Height (at the time of first BQ):  5 11 Weight (at the time of first BQ): 146 At which marathon did you get your first BQ? The Woodlands Marathon Tell us a little about the race. Home course. Live on and train on […]

  • Review: Hutchinson’s Endure

    Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance Alex Hutchinson Anyone who has followed this site for any length of time knows I’m obsessed with human endurance. Why (and how) do we push through pain, how do we keep getting faster? Why are some people so much better at this, and how […]

  • Reset: fitness

    I’ve been rethinking my fitness and diet regime (again). As a dude in his mid-forties, I’ve begun to feel some of the aches and pains of middle age, and I’ve begun to think much more about how to train to be fit for a lifetime rather than fit for a specific high performance endeavor. With […]

  • Top 20 Posts and Pages

    Milo just went over the 200,000 hit mark, which is pretty cool. By far the most popular section of this sprawling mess is the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire, which, if you’re a runner, is worth checking out. But in this post, I thought I’d highlight the 20 most popular posts on that aren’t related to the […]

  • Friday Inspiration: Nassbaum’s Morning Routine

    I’ve long admired Martha Nussabum’s work in philoosphy, now I have to admire her work-out regime as well. Should I mention that she’s 69?   She divides her day into a series of productive, life-affirming activities, beginning with a ninety-minute run or workout, during which, for years, she “played” operas in her head, usually works […]

  • Back to Basics (Again)

    When was the last time you were fast? Check the log. Winter 2010 to Summer, 2011. What were you doing? Running. A lot. Up to fifty miles a week, all of it easy. Why did it end? Too much too soon. Got greedy, started speed work, pulled you groin. Then the job got crazy, then […]

  • 62 Day Challenge: Day 4 Not Everyday Is Interesting

    Reflection: Another long day of work and social engagements (PURIM PARTY!), but got the miles in and stuck to the diet. Not everyday is interesting. In fact, most days won’t be. Day 3 done, 60 days to go. Daily Weight 179.2 (weight, why you no move?) Breakfast ½ avocado, 1 cup of strawberries Lunch Hummus […]

  • 2015: My Physical Year

    What is there to say about my physical year? I did more than I did in 2014, but still not nearly enough. It’s never enough. I could beat myself up over that, but instead, I’ll let the numbers do the talking. Running I ran 1383.6 miles in 2015. That’s about 300 more than in 2014. […]