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Congratulations to all those who qualified for and will be running in today's Boston Marathon! We know of one person, however, who will NOT be in today's lineup. After Kendall Schler was found to have cheated in "winning" the recent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Writing on the Run
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For all who remain couch potatoes because they think they have to jog or run frequently and fast to reap the health benefits, Cardiology Today has some good news. In this article about the results of the Copenhagen City Heart... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Writing on the Run
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Now in print MY BEST RACE: 50 Runners and the Finish Line They'll Never Forget. It's a simple question: what was the best race you ever ran . . .and why? That is the question I posed to 50 runners,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Writing on the Run
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....Back by popular demand 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... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Writing on the Run
Here is a link from New York Road Runners of all the broadcast options (including mobile devices) for watching Sunday's NYC Marathon. Enjoy! http://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/about-the-race/tune-in-and-watch And here is a great video that gives you the expereicne of running the entire course. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Writing on the Run
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It is officially autumn which means another excuse to submit a seasonal Haiku. Enjoy! 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... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Writing on the Run
Here is my latest article for Running Times magazine on the U.N.'s Kevn Sheleton-Smith. A great Master's runner and a finisher in the grueling Spartathon. http://www.runnersworld.com/masters-profiles/kevin-shelton-smith-master-planner Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Writing on the Run
The following is a remembrance by coach and author Bob Glover in the online Runner's World Robin Williams, My Teammate Before he made it big on stage, he made an impact as a running partner. By Bob Glover; Image by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Writing on the Run
For a good article on running naked, meaning running without all the tech devices many of us can't live (or run) without, check out this link. As Lynn Jennigs says in the article, "When you become dependent on technology for... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Writing on the Run
If you live near Haddonfield NJ, come and hear my talk at the Wednesday, May 14th meeting of the South Jersey Athletic Club. I'll be giving a presentation on MY BEST RACE -- admission is free. See below for more... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at Writing on the Run
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Sixty years ago today, May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister became the first person to break the four-minute mile by running the four laps of Oxford’s Iffley Road track in a time of 3:59.4. When one considers that the busy medical... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at Writing on the Run
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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 Apr 17, 2014 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