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21K to Freedom

Most people have trouble hiding their shocked expressions when I tell them I ran for a Division One Cross Country team in college (granted it was only for a semester and I was awful, let alone our team was the worst in the Atlantic 10 and probably all of the Division One schools). 1,373 more words


Born To Run by Christopher McDougall

Full title: Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

My friend Joe Boydston recommended this book to me. 453 more words

Books 2014

The Ultimate Running Tips For Busy People

Life is short, running makes it seem longer-Unknown

We all know exercise is great for our mental and physical fitness. However, that alone doesn’t seem to be able to get us moving more frequently. 1,800 more words

Brain Science


I am now in week 15 of a 16 week training plan for my first 50K ultramarathon. After two marathons and reading Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run, I was intrigued and inspired to discover what psychological and physiological events occur after 26.2. 670 more words

Endurance Training

Born to run (and ride): what cyclists can learn from runners

Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall ((New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010)

Although I am a cyclist not a runner (my running experience was mostly high school cross country), I occasionally read books by runners. 818 more words


Really? That Seems Excessive and Mean

… Harvard scientists had once verified exactly that point by sticking a rectal thermometer in a cheetah and getting it to run on a treadmill. Once its temperature hit 105 degrees, the cheetah shut down and refused to run.”

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