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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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Issue #0, Part 3: Not Born to Run

Previously on “When I Talk About Running:” Our hero weighs 220 pounds, smokes about a pack of cigarettes a week, but still doesn’t think he’s that out of shape.  But when he is called Old and Fat on the same day, … Continue reading

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Running a Half Marathon to Keep the Kid Asleep (13.34 miles)

The first part of today’s run started out slow and routine: 3.34 miles to the Gym Park so Nat could burn off some of the crazy, bouncing-off-the-wall energy he can’t quite get out around the new baby.  Since I ran … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Run to La Taqueria (4.75 miles)

Today, on Valentine’s Day, the weather was truly taunting us with its own meteorological love letter as it held out the prospect of spring: when I started my run from the school it was fifty-two degrees and pale-blue skies.  It … Continue reading

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