Your Training Isn’t Their Training

Great Insta post from Molly Seidel the other day: “Before the Houston Half back in Jan I was worried my training wasn’t enough, that I couldn’t work out as hard as veteran marathoners did. A really smart friend sitting with me on the bus to the start said, ‘Why do …

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 …

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 …