Visiting family on the other side of the country for Labor Day. They have interesting spots to run here, too.
On the Runners, Racers, and Trailbait group at MeWe I posted this link. The Washington Post article takes a good look at the culture of the governing bodies for the Olympics. The governing bodies don’t come off well. The quote that aggravated me most came from USOC CEO Blackmun. “You have to look back at […]
Nike surrendered. Dropping their lawsuit against Boris Berian was less a voluntary action and more an act of self-preservation. For those not following the case, Berian had a contract with short-term contract with Nike that allowed them to match offers if Boris found a better deal when the contract ended. Berian signed with New Balance […]
While running, I pondered a question, the one in the blog post title. To see the beginnings of my thoughts, read this. I started running again when I was 38 and recently laid off from Texaco. It wasn’t a response to the shock or early-onset mid-life crisis, but a rational decision that I needed to […]
I seem to have misplaced my speed, what little I used to have. Long, slow slogs over the last couple of weeks remind of this sad factoid and also gave rise to this thought – Is it harder to start running or restart your running off an extended layoff? Starting I wonder if a study exists […]
Inside every mechanical watch is a mainspring, a coiled piece of metal that, in the ages before digital, required periodic winding to keep the watch running. Let the spring relax fully, and the watch slowed to a stop. Wind it too tight, and it broke. Runners have mainsprings, too. For some, it is a love […]