BAD VACATION RUNNING

Sometimes vacations will take you to a running paradise, such as Acadia National Park in Maine, where my wife and I brought the family last summer. Cool temps and hundreds of miles of trails and carriage paths, with sweeping views around every turn of fjords, majestic old mountains, ponds and the …

WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT

Dave Barrett All runners have their own, personal bugaboos that haunt them and hinder their running: balky knees, shin splints, aversion to extreme temperatures, respiratory issues . . . but mine has always been one thing, the heat. This wouldn’t be so difficult if I didn’t also happen to be …

OUT OF THE WOODS

So my brother-in-law and I had this crazy run this one time I’ll never forget. It still makes me smile. I remember it because of the socks. He was wearing these ridiculous new neon-yellow Nike compression socks. You could see them a mile away. He’s a handsome, buff guy who …