I want to waste away to nothing

I’ve seen a rule of thumb that says every extra pound you weigh adds about a minute to your marathon time. Although the exact speed gains are up for debate, I suppose it’s clear from basic principles that carrying less weight lets you go faster — assuming you lose the weight without impacting your legContinue reading “I want to waste away to nothing”

A question from the internets: training for a first half-marathon

I was pleased to find that my incessant if sporadic blogging has finally gotten me the recognition as a running authority that I so deserve. (I’m totally kidding, OK?) I got a nice email from someoneĀ  today: Hi, Scott – great blog (okay, I haven’t read the whole thing). I’ll be at Eugene; my firstContinue reading “A question from the internets: training for a first half-marathon”