Marathoning and the quest for the Holy Grail

Boston. Boston. Boston. Boston. Boston. Boston. For so many runners making it to Boston is akin to taking a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. To run the world’s oldest annual marathon and line up against the best runners on the planet. To cross over that famous finish line and proudly wear that jacket. To let people know: “I ran Boston” But what they really want to say is: “I qualified for Boston. Nana nana booboo.” Getting that

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How $12 can get you a more comfortable bike ride

Are cycling gloves necessary? One of the 14,000 reasons that I love cycling is that it’s so steeped in tradition. The bicycle was invented in 1817 and has a long, storied history when compared to the flash-in-the-pan whatever that someone is trying to make a quick buck on. My great grandpa never did a juice cleanse, P90X or went to a Crossfit class but he did ride a bike through the Italian countryside. Undoubtedly with

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The Cheap Athlete’s Guide to Bike Commuting in Hot Weather

This post may contain affiliate links. See the full disclosure here. Mmm, swampy. Bike commuting in hot weather can suck just as much as the cold weather. Great, 6 months of sucky commuting weather! Nothing feels more un-refreshing than pedaling into a nice, hot headwind while pumping those legs in heavy work pants and an oxford shirt. That’s a recipe for swamp city down under. But does mean that we should wuss out and not bike

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