Hearing the words one mile left never felt so sweet. I was on the home stretch towards finishing my first half-marathon, and
Nike was founded by upstart running geeks and has evolved into a $30 billion sporting conglomerate. But running, and a runner
1. Do you tend not to brag about, or even mention, your running to others? 4. When someone asks about your running, do you
Definitely not your typical bathroom break.
Give yourself a small confidence boost you need by doing this. This 60-minute rule works for other things, too: I stick with
The best thing I've done for my running lately was to not run. Sounds heretical, but for the past few months, rather than running four or five days a week, I swam two days and went cross-country skiing another two or three. If I ran at all, it was once a week, a few easy miles.
There I was, feeling as graceful as a water buffalo, running next to what I felt like was a pack of gazelles.
Plus, the mile is making a comeback. It's been a long time since the distance has really mattered in our sporting landscape
And yes, we'll be doing this again next year. David Willey is the editor-in-chief of Runner's World. Follow him on Twitter