Boston Marathon 2014: We run today.

In honor of the 2014 Boston Marathon, today I’m posting the email I sent to friends and family on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, the day after the 2013 Boston Marathon. I leave for the bus to Hopkinton in 90 minutes. The sun is shining. Run well, everyone. ***** Hello everyone, This email is going out…

Boston Marathon 2014: It’s almost here.

Key marathon ingredient #1: Sleep. After a week of far less exercise than I’m accustomed to, the race is almost here. Today, I’ll pick up my race number and spend some time at the Boston Marathon race expo – the mecca of race expos. My Garmin needs a battery. Maybe I need an extra pair…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Boston Strong

This is the sign that was posted in the window of Marathon Sports on Boylston Street in Boston after last year’s bombing. The store was badly damaged, but what moved me most was that it became a triage location for wounded spectators. If you’re in the market for a pair of running shoes, give ’em…

Boston Marathon 2014: A last short race before the big kahuna.

Happy Tax Day. You filed your taxes, right? If not, go here now and do it. I’ll wait until you get back. Welcome back. Now let’s talk about using a last short race to tune up for a marathon. I ran the Seahawks 12K on Sunday – eight days before the Boston Marathon. Twelve kilometers is…

Boston Marathon 2014: The Taper Begins

Ah, the marathon taper. A great time to obsess about whether you’re ready to run…to second-guess your training, your nutrition, your rest patterns, your race strategy, and your insomnia…a great place to meet up with your neuroses for a full week before you can do anything about it. And by “do anything about it,” I…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Boston

For the next couple of weeks, there’s going to be a whole lotta Boston Marathon talk at Every48. And that’s because the 118th Boston Marathon takes place less than two weeks from today, on Monday, April 21, 2014. It’s a cornerstone of my exercise year, it keeps me honest, and it is the single best…

Dress for Success

There’s a crazy cold wave on the East Coast right now. And thousands of people training in Boston right now for the Boston Marathon – including elite marathoner Shalane Flanagan, who will compete to win the whole race in April. The Boston Marathon organization (my heroes forever, and not just because of what happened last year…