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The following link should answer all your questions about where to find live coverage of the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. Live Coverage information If you want to see it up close and personal, here is a spectator's guide... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Writing on the Run
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Facebook: I like to run. Twitter: I'm running now. Foursquare: This is where we all run. YouTube: Here I am running. Instagram: Here’s a photo of me running. Linked in: My skills include running. Pinterest: Here’s a training regimen for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Writing on the Run
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In the Haiku tradition of Japanese poetry, a popular form consists of three lines and a total of 17 (5-7-5) syllables. Feel free to submit your own! The first day of Spring, Daffodils should be here soon. But first there’s... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Writing on the Run
I've talked before about adding variety to your running to keep it fresh. Things like trail races, stair climbs, and running different or unique distances. The guy in this video added variety to his repertoire, by attempting to be the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Writing on the Run
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Thanks to Running Times magazine for including an excerpt from my new book in the current (March) issue. If you're not a subscriber, here is a link since it also appears in their online edition. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Writing on the Run
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Stair climbs in skyscrapers around the world are referred to as vertical road races. The ultimate stair climb is the Empire State Building Run-up which is 86 stories to the top of the world's most famous skyscraper. The brainchild of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Writing on the Run
A preview of a review of my book from Rich Benyo, editor at Marathon & Beyond. (this will be published on their website) My Best Race. 50 Runners and the Finish Line They’ll Never Forget by Chris Cooper Every runner... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at Writing on the Run
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I will volunteer at a race I will not be upset when non-runners ask me which marathon is the longest I will do more cross-training I will enter a race at a distance I never raced before (15K? an ultra?).... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2013 at Writing on the Run
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On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me . . . Twelve months of running Eleven dogs a-biting Ten days a-limping Nine toenails blackening Eight maids massaging Seven thoughts of quitting Six less pounds a-weighing Five... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2013 at Writing on the Run
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With the new Great American Bull Run, runners, thrill seekers, and perhaps those with a death wish, can now get their jollies right here in the good old U S of A without the need to travel across the pond... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Writing on the Run
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Data from Athlinks and Running USA indicate that more people race on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. No doubt many runners want to burn as many calories as they can in order to leave room for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2013 at Writing on the Run
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Do you have a 13.1 or 26.2 sticker on your car? Wear race T-shirts and other "I'm-a-runner" gear? Nothing wrong with that, although here is a cautionary tale from a non-runner who, for some reason, doesn't like to see people... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Writing on the Run
I was honored that Dan O'Connor granted me an interview about his "best race" with fellow Marine Zach Dunn. Here is their story, one of the 50 taken from my recent book. Say "Thanks" to a veteran today . .... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Writing on the Run
Here is a great video that will get everyone inspired for this weekend's New York City Marathon. I've only been up there to watch it. Maybe next year I'll try to enter. Enjoy! .... and good luck to all the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Writing on the Run
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In its simplist form, it's just four laps around a track. But mile road races are also springing up all across the country. Have you ever raced a mile? If not, maybe you can become part of the movement to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Writing on the Run
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WIth the days getting shorter, I am reminded how dangerous it is for runners to be out on the roads, especially at this time of year. And with Halloween just around the corner, I also worry about traffic accidents with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at Writing on the Run
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In the Haiku tradition of Japanese poetry, a popular form consists of three lines and a total of 17 (5-7-5) syllables. Feel free to submit your own! Where did summer go? I just acclimated to the heat. Now it’s cold!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at Writing on the Run
Chris Russell of Run Run Live interviewed me about my new eBook and audio book on a recent podcast. (The actual interview begins at the 25:49 mark and ends at 51:20). We discussed where the idea for the book came... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at Writing on the Run
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Here is an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal about how younger runners these days are not as speedy as before and have actually become less concerned about fast finishing times. The 50-something author was surprised when his relatively... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2013 at Writing on the Run
The following is a compilation of the questions (and my answers) that I have received since my new eBook MY BEST RACE was released last week. These are the most frequent questions I have been asked about the project, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at Writing on the Run
This running shoe company got more bad publicity than good with their ad showing a dog who apparently fainted and died while runninig with its master. Here's the artcle. * * * And here are some nice words about my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at Writing on the Run
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Kara Goucher ∙ Jeff Galloway ∙ Jenny Simpson ∙ Steve Scott ∙ Zola Budd ∙ Ed Eyestone Amy Hastings ∙ Bart Yasso ∙ Martha Runyan ∙ Dick Beardsley, and more 50 Runners describe the best race they ever ran. Read... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at Writing on the Run
Registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon (the 118th edition) opens on September 9th, and the field has been set at 36,000 participants. The qualification window for the 2014 Boston Marathon began last year on September 22, 2012. Registration will begin... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2013 at Writing on the Run
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Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967. Since then she has run more than 35 marathons and at one time was ranked third in the U.S. and sixth in the world at that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2013 at Writing on the Run
Congratulations to Jenny Simpson (silver in the 1500) and Molly Huddle (6th place in the 5000) for their performances at the just-completed IAAF World Track & Field Championships. Both are among the 50 runners featured in "MY Best Race" due... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2013 at Writing on the Run