Toe Condoms

So I went to the foot doctor last summer to have him look at my poor toes. I was deep in another 16-week marathon training cycle and once again my feet were a wreck. As I’d learned in previous cycles, all them sixteen- and twenty-mile training runs had made a …

Gutting It Out

Here’s a recent run that might really impress some of you dads and moms out there: It was 0.3 miles long. It lasted precisely four minutes. My top speed was a blazing 10:07 pace. I burned 57 calories. So what’s to brag about? Friends, I was just a few hours away …

Bad Start

To be honest, the fiery feeling that caused me to leap out of bed early this morning had less to do with my running resolution and more to do with some intense carbo-loading I had done the night before with a Stouffer’s family-size cheese manicotti casserole.