Packing for a running trip

Soon I’ll be hitting the road for the Marine Corps Marathon. Here’s what goes in my pack:  Running shoes (of course), one pair on my feet and an extra pair encased in a plastic bag for obvious reasons.  Walking around clothes: all race t-shirts, of course. I’m a serious runner after all. Whats this all […]

I Love Tapering

It’s common for runners to rant about hating the taper before a marathon. They complain about being twitchy, obsessive about the weather…generally nervous wrecks. But I would like to speak up for the taper. For one thing, you get a significant chunk of you life back. Saturday and/or Sunday morning are suddenly back on the […]