Tag Archives: Chicago Marathon

In which I seek out a coach

It’s been nearly a year since I started Sub-three and we’ve had some good laughs (well, at least I have). But the training’s been a bust. Sure, I ran a few races and I faithfully put my miles in, but I … Continue reading

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The Sunday Read: The dead, the dying and the dopes

Yes, yes, I know it’s Monday and not Sunday. And, yes, I know it’s been two weeks and you’ve been sniveling about the lack of posts on this blog. Well, I managed to escape from the tiny locked room where … Continue reading

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Paula Radcliffe: A matter of perspective

Thirty-eight isn’t terribly old – unless you’re Paula Radcliffe and you’ve just made the hard, heart-breaking decision to drop out of the 30th Summer Olympic Games.  Then 38 becomes another matter entirely. If Radcliffe, arguably the greatest female marathoner ever, … Continue reading

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The Sunday Read: Strange running stories and other idiocies

Instructional books for runners tend to be full of motivational wisdom, sage advice and long, meditative pieces on the joy of the activity. But truth be told, running attracts its fair share of grouches, grumps, kooks, weirdos and others. This … Continue reading

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