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Book Review – The Jade Rabbit

Published on December 18, 2012 By Greg

The Jade Rabbit is a bit of an excursion from the usual “how to run better” books reviewed here. But running still acts as a vital core to this book by Mark Matthews, and the book serves to remind us that it is just one – albeit important – facet to the balanced life. But it is the facet that gives us the time to think and discover ourselves.

Every Season Is a Story

Published on October 2, 2012 By Greg

The training season is long and intense. When you start to think of it as building a story, and enjoy the process of doing so, it’s far easier to find the motivation to push through, and to finish strong.

Three Running Book Reviews – From Good to Unreadable

Published on August 16, 2012 By Greg

In an effort to catch up a bit on book reviews, I proffer up three at once. The bottom line is that Jason Fitzgerald’s “101 Ways to Become a Better Runner” is worth your time and money, Scott Douglas’s “Little Red Book of Running” may be a convenient way to get new ideas for your training, but Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano’s “Running the Edge” falls a bit short of inspiring.

Getting By With a Little Help From My Friend – 2012 Towpath Ten-Ten Race Report

Published on June 18, 2012 By Greg

Once again, the Towpath Ten-Ten 10-mile race on Father’s Day provided a good baseline for fitness levels heading into fall marathon training. And this time, it also yielded an overall 3rd place finish.

What I Think About “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running”

Published on May 2, 2012 By Greg

Fiction writer Haruki Murakami strays from his core to talk a bit about his running and what it means to his life in this somewhat sloppy but still easy to read work. It’s not a training guide by any means, but rather a reminder of the positive central role that running can play in the chaotic life.