Downhills are Supposed to be Fun

The runners crashed by me, skidding on the loose rock trail, exhibiting tremendous speed and technical ability. I also ran. Just, not like that. Part of my interest in trail running is that it is beyond my comfort zone. I do not possess tremendous speed and technical ability, particularly not on steep downhills. Think less… Continue reading Downhills are Supposed to be Fun

Runners Book Club: Your Pace or Mine?

Most of the running books I’ve read have looked into the world of the elite. I’ve read about insane ultrarunners, for instance, learned of legends like Emile Zátopek, and have heard all about the intense natural ability of Kenyan marathon runners. It’s always nice to get a different perspective though, hence the enduring appeal of… Continue reading Runners Book Club: Your Pace or Mine?

Race Report: The Great Eastern Run

This was to be my first half marathon, and for that reason alone I thought it would be impossible to be disappointed as long as I got to the end and crossed that finish line, but it wasn’t to be. I never started. In fact, no one did. For reasons beyond the control of the… Continue reading Race Report: The Great Eastern Run