Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Time to Train
This juicy little data bit appeared in today's WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204261704574274070492669550.html
Interesting turn of events you might say. And speaking of Boston....The last three books completed for some strange reason all shared a common subject. See if you can figure it out!
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. Haruki Murakami.
Chi Running. Danny Dreyer.
Once A Runner. John L. Parker, Jr.
As an editorial footnote, exactly 101 years after the fellas in the above photo ran the first Boston Marathon, I did mine. 3:18:24 if you must know, a mere 23 minutes off that day's winning time of 2:55:10 by John J. McDermott of New York, with the kicker being that the course that fateful spring morning was officially "only" 24.5 miles.
But he probably had a real job and therefore a limited amount of training time.