Hero Worship

A longtime running hero of mine doesn’t run. She walks. At a fast clip. She’s a middle-aged Hasidic woman, and I see her on mornings when my jog takes me onto Kent Avenue, a popular running route in my neighborhood. Usually I’m northbound in the bike lane with the stroller …

Shoelace Maintenance

Proper care of this undervalued piece of equipment is literally make or break for every runner. Just a few hours every week will do it! Schedule weekly checkups. Plan a shoestring repair routine once every seven days. Some so-called experts suggest a full-scale inspection and cleaning only every other week. This foolhardy …

Are We Out of the Woods Yet?

  GREAT LAKES RELAY, July 14-16, 2017 The only downside to the GLR is that it is three days long and not thirty or three hundred. Last weekend three NYC friends and I joined our team of ten (Talkin’ Body [Glide]) to race 270 miles across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Much of the …