Sorry, Not Sorry

This blurry mid-race picture sets the scene: Mile 4 of a recent 6.2-mile trail race in Staten Island. (Yes, there are trail races on SI.) That’s me in the back, trying to keep contact with Blue Shirt Guy. He’s been right behind Black Shoe Guy—whose foot you see at lower …

The Having Had Run

As we churn through winter, enduring chill and gloom, no one will fault you for using the cold and darkness as an excuse not to get out there on the streets for a workout. Just this week, when my watch alarm vibrated me awake at 5:45am, I had a headful …

The Person Behind the Resolution

There is a good New Year’s Eve story about Fred Lebow, founder of the NYC Marathon. I think it comes from the excellent documentary about him, Run for Your Life. One year Fred had resolved to run a certain number of miles, 1000 or something. He did it. Except at …