How I Broke The Indoor Mile Record: An Interview With A "Freak"

Eamonn Coghlan is not too sensitive about the fact that today's twentysomethings were infants when he ran a mile in 3 minutes 49 seconds and 78 hundredths on a 10-lap track—which is to say, a world record—and he doesn't mind that they don't know who he is or what he's done. That's OK. He's pretty diplomatic, now—a… » 2/21/14 3:30pm 2/21/14 3:30pm

How Far Do You Have To Run For It To Count As "A Run"?

I recently read something about running the 100m dash, or some record being set, or maybe I was just looking at that Usain Bolt GIF with the dude smiling his face off because he got a fist bump—the specifics don't really matter; somehow I started thinking about sprinting, is all you need to know—and it got me… » 1/05/14 12:20pm 1/05/14 12:20pm

Make Going To The Gym This Year's Resolution (And Piss Everyone Off)

Let's talk resolutions. Let's specifically talk about other people talking about resolutions. You know all the capital-R Runners and muscle heads all get together drinking Michelob Ultras and smoking those Stephen Dorff electric cigarettes to shit talk on all the people who flood their gyms for the first couple of… » 12/29/13 11:00am 12/29/13 11:00am

The Christmas List: Because Not Everything About Running Has To Suck

So I broke the streak last week and if there's one thing I've learned about myself it's that given the slightest excuse not to run, I will take it. Since breaking the streak I think I've run once. Maybe twice. Either way, it's been to a bunch of Christmas songs because Christmas songs are awesome and because not… » 12/22/13 10:00am 12/22/13 10:00am

When The Treadmill Makes You Hate What You Once Loved

I discovered something this week on the treadmill. God, the treadmill is just the worst. The absolute worst. That's not the discovery. Calling that a discovery is like saying Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas. What I'm saying is: the Vikings were somehow involved in the manufacturing of a crude treadmill… » 9/01/13 1:00pm 9/01/13 1:00pm

Everything Is A Slippery Slope When You Are Weak-Willed

We've got a short playlist this week for a couple of reasons. First, I am at the very beginning of a new training schedule, so we're starting slow at three miles. Second, one of the songs was 16-minutes long. You're going to hate it. Here we go! A Spotify playlist can be found here, and the rest starts now. » 8/25/13 2:30pm 8/25/13 2:30pm

Sorry, But You Have To Do More Than "Want It"

OK, we are back on a normal schedule now, I promise. Sort of. Maybe. I don't know. Can you ever really make a promise like that? I could die or, you know, win the lottery or something. Haha I'm just kidding, I would never waste money on things that aren't high-end electronics or food and drink. The upshot is: more … » 8/18/13 3:42pm 8/18/13 3:42pm

Finding The Positive In Concrete Marked With Your Ass-Sweat

Summer is technically here and that means being outdoors is to be officially avoided if you are a large, sweaty person. It was another week of split time between the treadmill and trail running, but I'm preparing myself for the reality of a completely treadmill-based existence for the next three months or so. I'll… » 6/23/13 1:02pm 6/23/13 1:02pm

What If You Could Run Without Feeling Time Or Distance?

This week was a hybrid, both musically and running...ly. I ran outside and inside on the treadmill. I've also mashed up a couple playlists here because I've been making smaller playlists throughout the week instead of one long one like I had been while training for the half-marathon. This is because I'm not running … » 6/09/13 2:00pm 6/09/13 2:00pm

A Treadmill Is The Vestibule Of Hell: Recovering Fatass Soundtrack

This week was the kind of week that tests even the most capital-R of Runners' dedication to not being a total waste-of-life fatass: it rained a lot and when it wasn't raining it was hotter than Mrs. Reilly tongue-bathing some shrimp vindaloo. Here's a Spotify playlist that assisted in braving the elements. » 6/02/13 1:03pm 6/02/13 1:03pm