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How to Run Boston (also, How Most People Get Broken at Boston)

I know that everyone who reads this post that is running the Boston Marathon on Monday has already spent more time than they would care to admit obsessing about the course profile.  You’ve probably spent a lot of time focusing on Heartbreak Hill, and in your dreams (if you are running your first Boston), you imagine getting to the base of it and seeing it stretch endlessly beyond the horizon.  But Boston requires your focus at a lot of different … Continue reading

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Ready? Set. Boston!

Are you a hardcore Boston Marathon junkie, or a newbie like me? In terms of media coverage, the Boston Marathon is the most popular single-day sporting event in the U.S. behind the Super Bowl. But, as a casual runner who only started racing two years ago, this American institution was somewhat of an enigma to me. I haven’t Bucket Listed Boston (or any other marathon, for that matter) yet, or plotted it on my race calendar. I have yet to run even a first small local … Continue reading

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2011 Boston Marathon dailymile Meetup

The dailymile community sure is strong online, but once you get a chance to experience it in person, you get a chance to put faces to photos and personalities you’ve only experienced online. Your dailymile friends become that much more human, and the motivation you feel every day strengthens. This year’s Boston meetup was exceptional! The dailymile crowd gathered for dinner, drinks, and door prizes a few days before the race to celebrate the 115th running of the Boston Marathon. … Continue reading

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Keeping Boston “small” through storytelling
An interview with Bart Yasso

I want to be able to say that Bart Yasso and I go back many years because that’s what it felt like to interview him. Truth is, we’ve met once at a dinner for the Steps Foundation, beyond that, I’ve seen his photos and read his book (along with thousands of other runners). I’m lucky that Bart is so in touch with the running community, it makes it easy to be inspired by his stories. If life were a gauntlet, … Continue reading

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Chatting with a champion: Q&A with Amby Burfoot

When I started running I picked up this book called The Principles of Running. I enjoyed the sport, but since all my friends questioned my sanity, I decided I should read up. The book was more of a page turner for me than The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was, and before I knew it I was tearing up with inspiration. I though, “this guy Amby knows his stuff!” Soon after that I was entered in my first marathon, with … Continue reading

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