Fetching the runner’s high – your dog gets a buzz from exercise too.
And “cursorial” is my new word-of-the-day.
Fellow SRR member Frank Georges recently crossed the 20,000 mile mark, and took the opportunity to muse upon injury, aging, and perseverance. I hit 20K back in 2008, but it took me longer to get there (I had a head start).
In 1926, deliveryman Johnny Miles set a marathon world record of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 40 seconds on a pair of off-the-shelf, $1 casual canvas shoes. The MetroWest Daily News shares this fact along with some other interesting historical tidbits while explaining how changing shoe technology has changed the marathon.
Facebook buddy Chris Nicholas is out there RIGHT NOW running cross-country from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles, pushing all his gear in a baby jogger. He’s doing it to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Visit Chris’ web site to track his progress and kick in a little cash.
…and Mike Wardian and I both ran in the MDI Marathon last year. He did a little better than I did, winning the race in 2:32:36. I interviewed him a few weeks ago, and here’s what he had to say about the course: