Two-a-days in the mountains – vacation perfection

At the end of June, I’ll be heading to a beautiful place to do nothing but run with about 75 other people. My non-running acquaintances think this is the opposite of an ideal… Continue reading

Feeling twice as bad about running half as far

Dropping down in race distance is a double-edged sword. There’s a mix of disappointment, failure and regret — but also a little bit of relief. When I admitted, six weeks before the Kentucky… Continue reading

The reliable running community

On a beautiful, unseasonably warm day in early March, Kenny Gilliland set off for an easy 6 miles from his home. His home, about 15 minutes from Louisville, was in nearby scenic Oldham… Continue reading

Skipping the hometown marathon – until now

The number of marathons in the U.S. has risen nearly 70 percent in the past decade. Yet, some big cities still don’t have big marathons. Louisville is one of those. Sure, it’s not… Continue reading