The Long Run Book Review

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This is a naked story about Matt Long's horrible but courageous experiences going through his frustrating days after a near fatal accident. His extraordinary stories have had a lot of media coverage inside and outside running community, so you might know his stories already. I read his story in Runner's World Magazine and again in ...

Christmas Relays 2011

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I used to watch Ekiden, long distance relay races very popular in Japan, and ran some when I was in high school. 30 years (!) later, I ran another with fellow San Francisco Track and Field team members (Pictured from left to right - Andy Bundy, Chris Hastings, Aaron Castillo and me). It was a ...

Going Long Book Review

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Going Long is a compilation of short but inspirational stories from Runner's World Magazine about exceptional runners. Not all of them are distinguished or decorated runners. There are stories about everyday runners who have never placed in a race, whether it is an Olympics or local 5K run. But all 34 stories have motivational pull ...

California International Marathon 2011

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They say under-trained is better than over-trained going into a race. While I have never been over-trained, this time I was definitely under-trained. In terms of distance, I ran as little as almost half my usual marathon training. In the three months preceding the race, I ran only 200 miles. For the marathon before (Boston ...