Tag Archives: Running

Mill of Dread

For the first few months of my time as a runner, I only ran on the treadmill. As someone who had a bad history with running, I was afraid to go outside and get stuck somewhere, unable to run anymore. I liked the safety and predictability of running on a …

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Marathon Training Update

So I recently passed day 100 of my marathon training as I prepare for the 2015 Chicago Marathon this October. This is my first marathon, so I thought I’d share a little update as I know there are plenty other first- or never-timers out there who are curious. First and …

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I Did A Runalysis

Last fall, I went to the Spaulding National Running Center, stripped down to small running shorts that got hiked up into baggy briefs, got covered in little reflective balls, and started to run on camera. It was, um, unflattering. But also really valuable. Here’s a brief video (well below the …

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Form Over Function

1979's The Jerk

I have meant to write this for a while, and the impetus for doing it is a runner I’d see around my hometown occasionally.  I just saw her the other day, and that reminded me I need to write this piece. In the engineering world, the term “form follows function” …

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