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Pain + Gain

A month or so and I’ll forget The pain today. I haven’t yet And that’s okay: A hard long run Makes marathon day much more fun.

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Whose Idea Was This?

Twenty-six point two Seems a random distance for One to choose to run

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On A (Rock ‘n’) Roll

Training for a marathon Has highs and lows, and often on The self-same day: A tempo run Can hurt like hell but still be fun, And likewise, you can do your best And feel unequal to the test On Saturday; … Continue reading

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Boston Patriot

Meb Keflezighi has a way Of ending losing streaks. Today In Boston his historic win Put U.S.A. out front again! Olympic medal? Athens: Check. New York? 2009. Oh, heck, You might as well win Boston, too! Today, the Patriot is … Continue reading

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Punctuality

A good sign before any big marathon: You’re the first runner into a clean Port-A-John!

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A Voice In The Darkness

On the 18th of April in ’75 I recited three poems, and ever since, I’ve Been unable to let this date pass without verse: Longfellow, Emerson, Lowell, and…worse. And by worse, I mean me, which should go without saying, But … Continue reading

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Bib Number Of The Beast

I ran 2:50-something in a marathon today Then ran that long again to reach the finish line. Hooray! (The Silver Falls Trail Marathon is not a course for flyin’.) As runner #666, I felt just like Paul Ryan!

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