NYC Marathon Part 1: Belvedere Hotel-Brooklyn (0-2 miles)

“In the meantime 49,000 of my newest and worst dressed friends were doing the same thing in an unsurpassed festival of sartorial dissonance.”

Rumspringa Half-Marathon, April 2014

“Unfortunately the start of today’s race is delayed because I miscalculated the speed of Amish horse and carts.”
A sentence like that could only have been unwelcome if I was standing still, wearing only the thinnest clothes, in freezing conditions with a wind chill of minus 10 degrees centigrade. Which it was…

Distance running. It’s Stupid.

I have been running regularly since July of last year, and for the life of me I don’t know why. For one thing I have never been good at it – I peaked at somewhere between below average and ‘are-you-injured?’, and my times started going backwards after I passed 13 years of age. A 14-minute…