Monthly Archives: April 2011

yang

They’re not just shoes. After one run in balloon shoes, I pull on the new Piranhas. No particular reason. I just need a change. I need a spark. Nothing says kick in the butt like a fast shoe. Road? Stress? … Continue reading

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yin

They’re just shoes. After a million miles in an endless series of racing flats, I pull on a pair of asics Cumulus balloon shoes. No particular reason. I just need a change. I need a little insulation. From the road. … Continue reading

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Ryan and me

Have you seen this video? If not, watch it and class will reconvene thereafter. Ryan Hall workout It’s a guy following Hall around on the day of a key marathon-pace run before Boston. But I was struck by the astonishing … Continue reading

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Just another evening conversation, Part 1

Mo: I bought you a big bag of Cheetos. It says they’re gluten-free. Me: Thanks! Mo: But there are only 15 left. Me: Oh. Mo: I packed you some grapes instead. Me: Oh.

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Running tip

15 percent. 20 percent if it’s a particularly good run. Glad I could help.

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I do not use the term “ragamuffin” nearly enough in daily conversation

Yikes! When did summer get here? Apparently somewhere around the start of mile 3. It’s 86 degrees today, but it’s a wet heat. New Piranhas are officially a disaster. Right shoe doesn’t work. In hindsight, making debut on a muddy … Continue reading

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Lace get ready to grumble

If you pay $163.85 for a pair of running shoes, you would expect them to have laces, no? Fortunately I didn’t, and mine don’t. I took the Piranhas out for their first test run today. They’re OK except that my … Continue reading

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