Tag Archives: Hal Higdon

Six Days a Week

A lot of good things come in sixes: players on a hockey team, muffins in a muffin tin, geese-a-laying, beer. Six is the motivation behind everyone’s ab workout, the number of good Star Wars films once December rolls around and … Continue reading

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Novice No More

Since retiring my XL lounge-pants three years ago and committing myself to the sport of running, I’ve run 37 road races, two sub-4:00 marathons, thousands of miles and nearly out of goldendoodle photos to populate this blog. I wouldn’t call … Continue reading

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Said No One Ever

There are a handful of phrases in the English language that I’d wager have rarely, if ever, been spoken aloud. No thanks, I’ve had enough cookie dough for one day. Franklin Pierce’s economic policies are worth emulating today. No way, … Continue reading

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Life After 26.2

You know that feeling when you’ve been writing a blog about running for almost a year in anticipation of your inaugural marathon and then after running that marathon can no longer think of anything interesting to write about and consider … Continue reading

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Accidental Recovery

After four months of painstakingly disciplined marathon training, I had big plans to throw caution to the wind this week and disregard everything I’d ever read about post-marathon recovery. A tad hubristic, sure, but after 16 weeks of scheduled workouts … Continue reading

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Is Marathon Training Bad for You?

“You’re training for a marathon? Isn’t that bad for you?” It’s a question I’ve heard dozens of times, and it usually comes from the same lips that just smoked a pack of cigarettes or threw back three tequila shots or … Continue reading

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