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The Things That Came Back

I will never forget, the look in my best friends’ eyes, when they were thinking back to their experience aboard that boat and even though they appeared as if they were next to me, I knew they were lost back in the endless expanse of sea or smelling the spices of the last country or the...

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A Confession…

Halfway around my first baseline loop- of anything- in a long time, I had a realization. And it makes me feel very guilty as not only a New York City runner, but even more so as a New York City runner whose primary running grounds for the past three years are Central Park. So here it is: I...

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Scenic Run Problems

Kind hard to get your long run in when you have to look at views like this: I snapped this picture one evening last week on my run. I head headed down the east side, from midtown, along the water and had just turned onto the west side, near Battery Park City. My west sided runs have been brutally...

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The First Ultramarathon, Part 1: Getting to 60K

I found a spot against the wall, and settled among the other runners- fixing their bibs, attaching timing tags, finalizing their layers, and doing just about anything to delay their inevitable dip into the blustery fall morning. I would probably be outside for 7 to 8 hours, at least, that’s...

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