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 …

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 …

Long Run Religion

Hey, Coach Randy, what’s the deal with weekend long runs? I’m not in training for any specific race right now. Can I give them a miss? J.Z. On Sundays, Jeff, we worship at the Church of the Long Run. For a bible-thumping old road-runner like me, it’s the holiest day …