Posts Tagged ‘running’

85 Seconds: The Story of a (Quitting) Marathoner

THE STARTING LINE Why did I start running? About 12 years ago, a cardiologist told me that he was sick of being a doctor… No, that’s not what happened. About 12 years ago, I started feeling dizzy at a club in downtown Atlanta. It was my freshman year at Morehouse College, and I did what…

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The Non-Runners Guide to Running

The Non-Runners Guide to Running The Chicago Marathon in October 2012 was my first, and a behemoth of an experience. I trained roughly 30 weeks, using Hal Higdon’s program (www.halhigdon.com). I needed 12 extra weeks on the front end simply to get ready for the 18 that actual training requires (that’s how nervous I was).…

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