A blog by a guy named Chris who writes about running. Usually trail running--often at the ultramarathon distance. See you on the trails.
"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go." -T.S. Eliot
"Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional." -Dalai Lama
"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." -Leonardo da Vinci
Friday, November 5, 2010
Born to Run the Marathon?
Christopher McDougall, author of the awesome book Born to Run, had an interesting article in the New York Times yesterday. With the NYC Marathon coming this weekend, this was a great featured article. I loved this part of the article that was an exchange between McDougall and Lieberman:
“I think mega-marathons pretty much epitomize everything that’s wrong with recreational running,” I recently e-mailed Dr. Lieberman, letting him know I’d decided to turn down an invitation to run this year’s New York City marathon with him.
His response was gentle and friendly, but boiled down to this: Get over yourself. What makes you so special that you can’t be part of “the world’s biggest peripatetic party,” as he put it. “Yeah, there is lots of commercialism, sponsors, hype — but to me these marathons are really more like festivals.”