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Meb’s Boston Training Schedule – 9-Day Cycles Make Sense for Older Runners

I was thrilled to arrive at the finish line at Boston this year to hear that Meb Keflezighi had won. It was a great cap to an emotional day. This piece for Runner’s World highlights aspects of his training plan, well worth reading, in particular the training cycle, which I…

Boston Marathon 2014 in 15 Minutes – A Google Glass First-Person View

Almost 36,000 people ran the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014, a year after the infamous bombings at the finish line. Here’s a first-person perspective from one of those 36,000 folks, captured using Google Glass. What a gift it was to be able to run again this year. It wasn’t…

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Notes Tomorrow’s Boston Marathon, My Bib #, Tracking Info

Well friends and family, it’s Easter, and tomorrow is the big day in Boston. I have to say, I may be the least sure of my preparation for this run as I have been for any marathon to date, and I’m okay with that. Being in the city for the…

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New Rules For Buses, Start Line, 2014 Boston Marathon

Ernesto Burden‏@ernestoburden New for 2014 #bostonmarathon: nobody can pick up your bib for you, no bags on buses, no Camelbaks, costumes, props. http://ow.ly/u2Ogs 

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Spring 2014 Blog Preview, Examination of Marathon Training On A Ketogenic Diet

A brief mission statement update for the blog. While this, my personal website, has long had a running orientation, there are some specific topics I’m going to be covering in detail over the next several months: 12 week versus 18 week marathon training. Having been sidelined by an injury for…

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Marathon Talk Interview With Pete Pfitzinger

I’ve written about the Pfitzinger plan (Advanced Marathoning) plenty as it’s aided me in my long march from 3:19 down to 2:58 marathon times. This Marathon Talk interview with him is fantastic – it answers nitty gritty questions about how he’d proscribe the stride paces, optimum plan time, and other…

What I Told My Son The Night After The 2013 Boston Marathon

I met a young guy from Denmark in the long walk through the corrals after the finish line at the Boston Marathon. He had just PR’d, and I had just run the best race of my dang life, just waved like a madman to my wife and eldest son on…