It’s marathon season, which means time for runners to book hotels. Actually, it’s late September, which means marathon accommodations will be hard to find in many cities. If you’re running and haven’t booked your stay yet, get on that. Over the years I’ve noticed varying levels of preparedness among hotel staff on marathon weekends. Some hotels cater to […]
Tomorrow is National Running Day, and Coach Corky stopped by my YouTube channel to offer advice for beginning runners and talk about her crazy play to run 100 miles in 24 hours later this summer.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKWZ5OZ9b7k Liz ran the Philly marathon Sunday morning. I did not–though it didn’t stop me from eating a whole pint of ice cream Saturday night! After a series of lousy marathon experiences (getting sick and having to drop out of Boston 2012, injuring herself in Harrisburg, almost being blown up in Boston 2013) she had […]
I was at the 2013 Boston Marathon to watch Liz run. She was at the finish line when the first bomb went off, but thankfully unhurt. If not for the crowds, I would have been at the finish line to cheer her, and may have been a victim myself.
Right around my twentieth mile, I realized how much I’d underestimated the mental challenge of my first marathon. That was the point when the twenty-mile water station, the goal I used to keep myself running along every stride of a seven-mile straight-ahead incline through all-but-abandoned forest, turned out not to exist. That was also the […]