Running with Henry

Last month I came home from a morning run to the shocking news that Henry, the 18-year-old son of my college friend Nathan and his wife, Sarah, had died the morning before in a car accident. Henry was a freshman at Bowdoin College—where his dad and I met decades ago—and …

Bad Race

A running friend of ours from the Left Coast telephoned the other day with a breakdown of a recent marathon that turned out to be not the event he was hoping for after dedicating himself to the toughest sixteen-week training plan he’d ever tackled and not missing one single workout. …

Running in Circles

On my Strava feed this week I noticed a couple of us were running in circles. Katie was hitting the track for her weekly session. “I seriously hate speedwork,” she says. “It took me all summer to figure out how to do a speed workout and it appears I’m going …