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Greg Cohen on February 18th, 2014

I love running. Really. Hauling my ass out of bed in the middle of the night to dodge traffic in a strange city  whose design seemingly includes no concern for pedestrian traffic flow generally or my life specifically  Dream come true. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to get up. Maybe it’s dark and cold and rainy […]

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Greg Cohen on January 3rd, 2014

One thing that is making me even more nuts than usual is when someone says something horrible and then puts “happy new year” on the end of it.  Like “hey, wow, we didn’t tell you?  You’re not doing that gig.  Happy New Year!”  or “Your hotel room won’t be ready for three hours.  Happy New […]

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Greg Cohen on September 25th, 2013

I wanted to run Boston.  The bombing last year made we want to want it even more.  I wasn’t the only one.   Even given the more difficult standards imposed, and the fact that I’ve aged into a new division, I missed it.  I missed it by 20 seconds. The hows and whys of the […]

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Greg Cohen on June 16th, 2013

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks.  I’ve been working a traveling more than usual, and have found myself in Arkansas and Dallas.  Surprisingly, Arkansas had weather that was a lot better for running, a lot cooler. I was in Fayetteville, which is the home to a great running store as well as a pretty great network […]

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Greg Cohen on April 22nd, 2013

It’s been a hard week to be a runner.  Or a human being, for that matter.  These fucking asshole terrorists have forever associated one of the greatest running events in the world with an act of cowardice without parallel.  That a few fans standing on the street should give their lives as they cheer on their friends and neighbors reminds […]

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Greg Cohen on April 12th, 2013

Last week was the Scotland 10k in Central Park.  As soon as I got out of the car, I was filled with self doubt.  Not about my race, which I was confident I could mess up without any doubt, but about what I waswearing.  It’s April.  It’s supposed to be spring.  I was going to […]

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Greg Cohen on January 7th, 2013

A couple of months ago, I ran the Philly marathon.  I was happy with my run there.  But all my races leading up to Philly kind of blew.  I really did only once race once I started training, and it was a half marathon in which I proved that flying back from Singapore and running […]

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Greg Cohen on November 15th, 2012

When training for my first maraton, in 2008, I found myself in a love/hate relationship with my training plan.  I loved having some direction in my life — ok, in my running life — but I hated feeling like I had to run.  Running was something I liked, but I liked it on my terms. […]

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Greg Cohen on October 31st, 2012

I feel great guilt about being away from home during hurricane Sandy.  I hesitate to post about by run, which was great.  But it was filled with great guilt.  So I put off posting about it.  Because that’s totally mature. I had a good run.  Churned out 22 miles here — where it was sunny […]

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Greg Cohen on October 6th, 2012

Remember a few years back when everyone was saying “It’s all good?”  People would say it to anything. “Mike, how was that trip to see your mom?” “It’s all good.” “Oh, I thought I heard she was in the hospital?” “It’s all good.” “I thought she regained consciousness for a moment only tell you she was ashamed […]

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