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Fastest Marathon on stilts, as Santa, Maasai Warriors, or Oldest Runner

Fastest Marathon on stilts, as Santa, Maasai Warriors, or Oldest Runner
HOW IN THE WORLD DID I COME TO OFFER OLDEST MARATHONER COACHING? It all started with a blog post from 2008. That year on January 25th a teacher br...

Why I Wear Underwear AND Running Shorts

Why I Wear Underwear AND Running Shorts
There might seem to be no logical reason to wear underwear and running shorts. After all, running shorts are distinguished from ordinary gym shor...

First Report on My Runner's Knee Rehab

It started along the trail shown in this video from last cross-country season. One of the younger Calabasas Cheetahs runners wasn't having a great...

From Woodland Hills to the Nike Missile Site on the Historic Mulholland Fire Road

One of my favorite runs of about 10 overlooks the San Fernando Valley from the historic Mulholland Fire Road.  My favorite approach, if I don't ju...

Plyometrics and Wannabe Navy Seals

Patrick Barry leads an ad-hoc workout group in Los Angeles. To give you an idea of his fitness, a few years ago, while already in his 40s, he surv...

BMI is Brain Dead, Go With Ideal Body Weight

BMI is Brain Dead, Go With Ideal Body Weight
The big impact of weight on running marathons? You'll add 2 seconds a mile or 1 minute a marathon for every pound over your ideal running weight. ...

Best Quotes About Running and the Marathon

"Phidippides died after 26 miles. But he ran 140 miles twice just days before. Overtraining got him, not the marathon." -- Kevin Strehlo "If you wa...

Running Towards my ikigai

Running Towards my ikigai
Journeying...have you found your ikigai

How I Discovered the Tasmanian Connection and Never Hit the Wall Again

How I Discovered the Tasmanian Connection and Never Hit the Wall Again
After bonking at several marathons, how did I learn to glide smoothly past mile 20 all the way to the finish? Read on.