Tag Archives: Buddhism

“Why an Ultra?” or “Are you Crazy?”

Since my running has dropped off precipitously over the last week since staying home with the kids, it seems like an odd time to be writing about why I want to run an ultra-marathon.  I’ve dropped from a high of … Continue reading

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The Runner’s Prayer (3.8 miles)

“God grant me the serenity 
to accept the things I cannot change; 
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.” – Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr Today I headed out at lunch to do speed work: 3×800/400, … Continue reading

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Monsoon Running (3.4 miles)

When I say that last Wednesday I went running in the rain, the image it brings to mind doesn’t do the run justice. “Today I went running in a monsoon” does the experience a bit more justice. When I left … Continue reading

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Right Understanding: Rest & Recover (2.32 miles)

After doing 18 miles Saturday, Sunday was an off day and today was a recovery run.  I took my heart-rate monitor again, and made sure to keep my heart-rate below 135 the entire time, which (as I’ve said before) is … Continue reading

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Temporary Markers (3.5 miles)

Right now, I’ve been unhappy with teaching.  I don’t know if it’s an early mid-life crisis or an existential crisis, but lately I’ve been feeling less and less satisfied with my job; not dissatisfied as in bored, but as in … Continue reading

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Vajra Running & Overcoming Obstacles

Today I planned on doing a quick, 3 mile run during my lunch period.  Since it was the first day back after Spring Break and I’m really not enjoying my job this year, I decided I could give myself that … Continue reading

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Buddhist Running: Theories of Relativity

A few years ago, when I was training for my first marathon, I went for a run around the reservoir in Central Park.   I had been steadily increasing my speed and endurance for months, and I felt great that day, … Continue reading

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Back in the Vibrams (2.5 miles)

I haven’t run for three days, ever since my 13+ mile run Wednesday, and as usual the down time was driving me nuts.  Not running Thursday was because it was a rest day after a long run; Friday it was … Continue reading

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Ambling About Bed-Stuy (3.5 miles)

This week should have been a perfect week for many long runs.  I have the week off for New York City’s appropriately (if obviously) titled “Mid-Winter Recess,” a week-long break that I have never quite understood but nevertheless always appreciated; … Continue reading

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