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Fartlek Writing

Fartlek is a Swedish term meaning “speed play.” Developed to help overcome the monotony of training, fartlek is “a system of training for distance runners in which the terrain and pace are continually varied to eliminate boredom and enhance psychological aspects of conditioning” (Google definitions). 972 more words

Mizuno Wave Riders

Endurance Wins

Wakeful one night at 3 AM, I got up and clicked on HBO. Sometimes the concerns that keep me restless provide remedy as well. This was one of those times. 1,110 more words



War is hell is a cliche as old as conflict itself. Yet counter intuitive as it may seem veterans of war in some ways yearn for the battleground setting. 756 more words


40 years ago today, The 1976 Olympic Marathon Trials in Eugene.

On this day, 40 years ago, was the 1976 Olympic Marathon Trials. As once noted at one of the greatest marathons ever, the field was deep from Frank Shorter, Bill Rogers, Amby Burfoot, Tony Sondoval, Tom Flemming and Don Kordong. 195 more words

Olympic Marathon Trials


The running boom is over, and you can blame the millennials. ¬†So says an article in the Wall Street Journal quoting¬†statistics from, among others, … 609 more words


To put it another way, Michael Jordan was a gym rat. – Frank Shorter http://ift.tt/1TLCgwK

Frank Shorter

That sweet spot in time

In 1980, I purchased a book titled The Sweet Spot In Time by John Jerome. This is the review it gets on Amazon.com these days. 520 more words