Urban Fell Race 4: Cross Fell

A Pacific Northwest fog in late winter covers the earth like a cold, wet blanket. Water is suspended in a near-frozen state, clinging to the ground, your gloves, and every molecule of oxygen you breathe. We’d been hoping for some…

Patches of Perfect: Intrigue in the Everyday

On a recent trip through rural Iowa, I remarked to my wife how challenging it must be for runners in the area to find motivation. Same country roads, same fence posts, same friendly waves from same neighbors, same today as…

From The Gear Graveyard: Bodybreather

There’s nothing intrinsically wrong with gear lust, gear fever, or any of the various stuff-related afflictions that runners sometimes suffer. We need the stuff. Some of it. As with many things in life, though, a little historical perspective serves as…

“Get me out of here.” My 2013 Boston Marathon

This is the first time I’ve tried to put my 2013 Boston Marathon experience into words. Hell, it might be the first time I’ve challenged myself to really think about it. Mine bears no comparison to the stories of the…

Because: Your Summer 2013 Playlist

Because running is better with music. Because trails and asphalt and sunshine and sweat. Because beats. Because wistful lyrics and pop whimsy. Because running is better with music, we offer these tracks currently on heavy rotation during Sunday long runs….

Urban Fell Race 3: Fellcat

That’s me (Pabst), my wife, Lisa (great smile), and our daughter (snack) in the thumbnail photo, basking in the afterglow of a small community race. It’s an experience that, to paraphrase Ferris Bueller, “If you have the means, I highly…

Confessional

I am not a very good runner, but I run every day*. Sure, my ability to run distances has improved with time, and I am faster than I used to be. But my stride is so awkward and uneven, it…

Gear Review: These Old-Ass Timex Watches

At any given time (haha, that’s a pun), there are at least a half-dozen running watches in my Amazon wish list. They are objects of impractical lust, like exotic sports cars. Indulgences of the imagination. I resisted, but have grown…

Urban Fell Race 2: Alley Fell

The world moves by faster when we run alleys. Maybe it’s our reduced reaction times, the threat of a quick-turning car or a dog off its leash. Or perhaps it’s something more psychological. The feeling we’re somewhere we don’t belong….

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