There seems a tendency for runners to view the bombing in Boston through strictly a running lens, to try and claim this tragedy as our own. This is a mistake, as it’s impact goes far beyond the running community, and to view it only in that way risks exacerbating the elitism image already suffered by the sport.
Over the course of ten marathons, you learn a thing or two about preparing for and executing the event. Here are ten such lessons learned through the years, offered in the hope that they will help you achieve your goals sooner.
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.
Chuck Engle, world record holder for the most marathon wins, has taken a shot at the charity runners at the Boston Marathon. Here are at least seven reasons why he is wrong.
Jamie Anderson of the Maine Runner blog is an accomplished marathon and ultra-marathon runner – learn more about him and his book, Maine to Boston, in this interview.