LA Marathon Sunday

I’m running the LA Marathon again this Sunday. My goal this year is to qualify for Boston. As a 40 year-old man I need to finish a qualifying marathon in less than 3 hours and 15 minutes. My personal best is 3 hours and 23 minutes. I have work to do. I’m training. My target [...]

Grammy weekend run?

In town for the GRAMMYs? Join us for a long run Sunday morning, from my house in Santa Monica to the beach. 8:30am – 5 miler 9:30am – 8 miler If others have kids maybe they can party with a sitter at our house? If you’d like to join, leave a comment here or an [...]

Big Ups To Everyone Who Ran California International Marathon This Morning

Back in June I opened up my wallet and spent $100 to register for this morning’s California International Marathon (widely known as CIM). CIM is one of the top marathons in the world and one of the top five contributors of qualifiers to the Boston Marathon. It’s relatively flat and since it’s held in Sacramento [...]

No CIM for Me in 2012 / What I Talk About When I Talk About Running / What Marathon Should I Target Next?

Pain seems to be a precondition for this kind of sport. If pain weren’t involved, who in the world would ever go to the trouble of taking part in sports like the triathlon or the marathon, which demand such an investment of time and energy? It’s precisely because of the pain, precisely because we want [...]

Fueling Long Runs/Marathons With Whole Foods Instead of Sports Drink and Gels

If you run half-marathons, marathons, or longer, you likely have a favorite sports drink and gel. Personally I found Accelerade drink mix and Gu Roctane gel shots do the job for me (especially the gel with caffeine). But the irony of jamming my body full of factory-packed sugar during an activity I’m doing for my [...]