Holy Hills

Several weeks ago, I was fortunate to sit down and meet one-on-one with the BAA’s High Performance Coach, Terrence Mahon. I somehow won a contest offered by John Hancock and the fundraising platform Crowdrise, and my prize was to pick the brain of one of the country’s most accomplished running coaches. 

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March Fo(u)rth!

My cousin’s Jeanne’s favorite day of the year is March 4th. It’s not her birthday or anniversary, but just a play on words that can only be celebrated once a year (March 4th = March forth). Go ahead, try to find another date that it works with.

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How superheroes made me run faster

I was not looking forward to this week’s long run. I have been trying to get over a cold and while the major congestion has passed, I’m still sluggish and breathing hard gets me coughing. So running, especially anything a bit fast, leaves me feeling even worse.

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Back at it

My New Year’s resolution was to write more. It’s January 16th, and this is the first time I have sat down with my laptop, so that’s going really well. So I was surprised to find my motivation to finally get started was a soggy, cold long run.

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This good-for-something winter

I have never liked winter. I spend December through March counting the days until temperatures should consistently start with at least a 5, and are not just 5 degrees. Training for the Boston Marathon is really just a way to countdown to better weather and keep me from hibernating until spring. But this winter. Ugh. […]

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