March 1, 2015
One of the cover stories in the latest issue of Level Renner is my “A Pair of Bulls”. The story itself is waaaay in the back of the magazine, but there’s plenty of good stuff to read before you get there.
Every issue of Level Renner continues to be free, and worth many times that amount. Click here and check it out.
January 5, 2015
Gather around the glowing monitor for “The Tale of the Three Little Runners”, my story in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Level Renner. And train hard, because you’ll never know when the wolf will be at your next race.
Level Renner is, once again, free!
September 3, 2014
In the new issue of Level Renner magazine, I present some ideas about marathon pacing, and some data that …well… doesn’t contradict my theory.
Read “Pushing the Curve” and decide for yourself if you want to give my strategy a try in your next marathon.
May 5, 2014
Do you ever dream about a run through open countryside, under an infinite sky washed clean by wind and rain, with runners who take responsibility for themselves and each other, keeping expenses low and camaraderie high? If so, you should read my article, “If You Map It”, in the May/June Level Renner.
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July 2, 2013
The July/August issue of Level Renner includes an excerpt from “Shared Vision”, the story of my run as a guide for a blind runner at the 2103 Boston Marathon.
You can read the complete version of “Shared Vision” (and support the One Fund) by buying a copy of The 27th Mile.
April 28, 2013
The May/June edition of Level Renner is now available. It begins with a section dedicated to those affected by the events at the 2013 Boston Marathon that includes my short tribute to the BAA finish line volunteers.
I also have a short story, titled “We Were Awesome”, later on in the issue. The story isn’t relevant to what happened on Patriot’s Day, but the title is.
I want to express my appreciation to the runners, volunteers, spectators and first responders who made the 2013 Boston Marathon special, and who kept the tragedy from being any worse than it was.
March 3, 2013
While Ruth and I were out cross-training, other people were posting stuff:
- Read, if you dare, my article that spills “The Real Truth” about running in the new March/April 2013 issue of Level Renner. It got the editor thinking about Aristotle and his Rhetorical Triangle, which shows he went to more literature classes than I did. As always, Level Renner is free to read, free to subscribe.
- Harold Shaw reviews Overthinking the Marathon in his blog, A Veteran Runnah. Harold gets it. He writes, ” I believe that knowing that the insecurities that I have about running my marathon are very normal, especially if someone who has finished over 20 of them still has them, reading Ray’s thoughts about this, will help me get through my own marathon training this summer.”
- Kate Murphy encourages readers of her blog, the Chronicles of Kate, to “buy Ray’s book today and enjoy all while helping out a great cause!“
- Saturday, I submitted my application for the Great Cranberry Island Ultramarathon in July. Entrants are selected in part from an essay submitted along with the application. Some are posted on the GCI 50K Facebook page – see if you can guess which is mine!
But the big news happened yesterday at The Woodlands Marathon in Texas. Mike M. ran 3:55, a 43 minute PR. Guiding him at Boston just got a lot harder.