Middle of the pack has become a LOT faster. ?? – Garrick
Shoes and equipment! I started in 2010 at a race that had Anton, Jurek, and Tim Olsen… No one had thick-soled Hokas. I don’t think anyone had vests. Barefoot Ted was there wearing sandals; minimalism was still big. – JustSomeRunningGuy
The Endurance Dad’s Dilemma
The hard truth is that I still deeply want both – to explore my next threshold and to be with my son. – Peter Bromka
How do you balance being a devoted parent and a driven endurance athlete? This is the essential question that most running moms and dads encounter at least once in their journey.
This week, in honor of Father’s Day, elite marathoner Peter Bromka writes about his own struggle with this tension and beautifully addresses our need to pursue adventure and challenge while still being present for our children.
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? Body Doesn’t Lie: What happens when we run 100 miles in a day? Spoiler: it’s not pretty. This Professor of Physiology outlines the intense bodily breakdown but concludes that, at least for him, the personal accomplishment is worth the physical adversity.