The American Distance Running Resurgence

I’m going to digress in this post and talk about something that was near and dear to me for over a decade: distance running. I ran competitively from 1973 to roughly 1988. I use the word “competitively” somewhat ironically, since I was pretty mediocre. I ran my best 1500 meter time at age 24, barely breaking four minutes (remember, this is the 1500; the equivalent mile time is about 4:19). I also ran 31:45 for 10,000 meters on the track […]