Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Things seem to be coming around slowly for me. I’ve run 6 days in a row. Believe it or not, that’s a tie for the most since August. My lungs feel great, but the legs aren’t very strong. I’m thinking about adding in a hill workout once a week to help with that.

Yesterday I told the TCM that I wouldn’t be back this year. Last year I volunteered to write press releases and collect runner bios for them. While it was an interesting experience, I think the time and energy I use to cover the local running scene are better suited towards my interviews, helping out on DtB and writing articles for MDRA.

Speaking of interviews, I just posted a new one. And thanks to Tim for sending me a link to this site with lots of good stuff. I gave him a hard time that it was “cool, if you’re old.” We’ll I was either wrong or I’m old. Probably old because I liked the Greg Meyer interview, but I doubt that most runners know who he is. Anyway, if you’re into that kind of stuff, check it out. Oh, I just noticed a profile of Ed Whitlock. If you don’t know Ed, he ran a 2:54 marathon – AT AGE 73!

Finally, I got an email about a new documentary coming to town. It’s this Thursday and I can’t make it, but I thought I’d throw the info out there for others that are local and may be interested.

“Beyond the Epic Run”, which is a documentary about a man who runs around the world and his wife who follows behind him and films their entire journey.

We are hosting a screening at the University of Minneapolis on March 12. The screening is free, and please feel free to bring whom ever and as many people as you wish.

Here is some more information about the film:

In February, 2000, a couple left home in Switzerland to run around the world...alone. A small crowd of friends and family gathered in the morning hours in the shadows of the Matterhorn in Sion, Switzerland. They were there to send Serge and Nicole Roehteli off with great fanfare to begin what would be an epic journey. With Nicole as his sole crew support, following him on a motorcycle towing a small trailer, Serge was setting off to run over 25,000 miles, on six continents and through 37 countries. Here is the trailer.
If anyone does go, let me know what you think.

Quote of the Day;

“Even the things that are hard to learn are worth the experience of getting it wrong sometimes.” - Helen Lavin


Annie said...

Thanks for the post, Chad!

Adam said...

Hit those hills! Your legs might be stronger than you think from skiing, just not used to applying explosive force.

Thanks for the links to Chris's recovery. It will be interesting to see how an elite runner deals with such a serious injury.

Thomas said...

As it happens, Helen Lavin does mention that film on her blog.