1997 Issues

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    Volume I | Number 1 | January/February 1997

    Departments

    Editorial
    Origin of the Species
    Richard Benyo

    On the Road with Kathrine Switzer
    Travel with Kathrine from race to race as she shares her view from inside
    the world of marathoning

    My Most Unforgettable Marathon (And What I Learned from It).
    John Keston

    Vancouver International Marathon: An International Designation Is Earned,
    Not Bestowed.

    This truly international marathon scored an 823 on the 1,000-point M&B race
    rating scale. Discover this racing opportunity and the City by the Sea.

    Letters
    Pheidippides weighs in with a complaint

    On the Mark
    Experts answer readers’ training and competition questions.

    About the Authors

     

    Features

    Marathon 101
    Pierre de Coubertin, Michel Breal, and Spiridon Loues conspired to
    create one of the world’s toughest and most enduring events—the modern marathon.
    Richard Benyo

    Walking the Walk
    Real runners never walk during their training and racing.
    Do they? Learn from the experts how walking can help
    you run faster and farther.
    Joe Oakes

    Analgesics: Cure or Curse?
    Many distance runners use analgesics indiscriminately. The consequences could be
    the ultimate overuse injury.
    Dr. Robert Johnson

    One Step Beyond

    Follow our intrepid reporter as he runs 40 miles inside the world of ultrarunning.
    Timothy Martin

     

    Special Book Bonus

    The Great Six-Day Races
    Ed Dodd recaptures the insanity of professional ultramarathoning. Read this updated version of Dodd’s ultramarathon
    classic.
    Ed Dodd


     

    Volume I | Number 2 | March/April 1997

     

    Departments

    Editorial
    Second
    Richard Benyo

    On the Road with Kathrine Switzer

    Travel with Kathrine from race to race as she shares her view from inside
    the world of marathoning.

    San Francisco Marathon: A Beautiful Marathon That Can’t Seem to Go Big Time.

    This most scenic city in the UnitedStates struggles to find a marathon field worthy of
    its charms.

    Letters
    Reader feedback on our premier issue

    On the Mark
    Experts answer readers’ training and competition questions.

    About the Authors

     

    Features

    The "Real" 100th Boston: A preamble to our five-article special on the Boston Marathon.

    Boston’s Pseudo "100th."
    How the BAA jumped the gun in 1996 and why they got away with it.

    Tom Derderian

    Borne Free
    >From the gray confines of East Germany, Uta Pippig yearned to race the world’s
    best marathoners. As the Berlin Wall fell, she got her chance.
    Michael Sandrock

    Leveling the Boston Course
    Marathoners flying in from the West to run Boston don’t have to be at an
    athletic disadvantage.

    Dr. Roger S.Smith

    Boston Lite
    Each Boston Marathon, in 25 words or less.

    Scott Hubbard

    My Most Unforgettable Marathon (And What I Learned From It)
    The Boston Marathon icon shares his most memorable race and what he learned
    from it.

    John A. Kelley with Richard
    Benyo

    The Art of Peaking
    There is a hard science behind the art of bringing together training and talent
    on raceday.

    Mark Conover

    Cobras and Concrete
    An invitation to a foreign marathon can be a mixed bag—filled with soul-searing
    surprises.

    Jim Hage

    The Last PR
    How to cope with the physical and psychological realities of aging and run
    with them.

    Jeff Hagen

    Secrets of Marathoning
    The top 13 ways to mess up your marathon debut.

    Richard Benyo

     

    Special Book Bonus

    The Great Six-Day Races. Part II of this updated version of Ed Dodd’s ultramarathon
    classic.

    Ed Dodd

     


     

    Volume I | Number 3 | May/June 1997

     

    Departments

    Editorial

    Downhill Running

    Richard Benyo

    On the Road with Kathrine Switzer
    Travel with Kathrine from race to race as she shares her view from inside
    the world of marathoning.

    My Most Unforgettable Ultramarathon (And What I Learned From It).

    Rich Hanna

    Wineglass Marathon

    Fall foliage, Norman Rockwell setting, personal attention. What’s not to like?

    Letters

    On the Mark
    Experts answer readers’ training and competition questions.

    About the Authors

     


    Features

    Where are America’s World Class Marathoners?
    For 16 years, U.S. marathoners were a major force. Then they just seemed to
    evaporate. What happened? See what our expert panelists have to say.

    Richard Benyo

    Trends in Elite-Level Marathon Performances
    How do U.S. men and women stack up against the rest of the world?

    Dr. David E. Martin PhD.

    Carbo Science
    Knowing when to use solid instead of liquid carbs can place you a stride
    ahead.
    Ellen Coleman

    In Search of the Perfect Marathon
    U.S. marathons come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities.
    Which is best for you? Here’s an introduction to our
    three-article special report.

    Small is Beautiful
    For some runners, the smaller the starting field in a marathon,
    the better the race.

    Tim Martin

     

    Large Is Marvelous
    Marathons with 2,000 to 10,000 runners offer the best of all possible worlds
    Scott Keenan and Julie Peters

    Bigger Is Better
    In joyful defense of very, very large marathons.
    Sarah H. Lorge

     

    Special Book Bonus

    The Great Six-Day Races
    Part III of this updated version of Ed Dodd’s ultramarathon classic.
    Ed Dodd


     

    Volume I | Number 4 | July/August 1997

     

    Departments

    Editorial

    Wretched Excess

    Richard Benyo

    On the Road with Kathrine Switzer
    Travel with Kathrine from race to race as
    she shares her view from inside
    the world of marathoning.

    My Most Unforgettable Ultramarathon (And What I Learned From It).
    Ronni Ross

    Philadelphia Marathon
    A race with everything going for it, except the big sponsor.

    Letters

    On the Mark
    Experts answer readers’ training and competition questions.

    About the Authors

     

    Features

    Into the Valley of Death
    Twenty years ago a runner passed solo from Death Valley to Mount Whitney.
    That feat lured a cadre of ultrarunners
    to the most godforsaken course on earth.
    Richard Benyo

    Beating the Heat
    How the exercising body cools itself-or fails to.
    David E. Martin, PhD

    Using Your Body’s Tachometer

    Learn how to gauge your marathon training and performance with a heart rate monitor.
    John Gallagher

    The Last Marathoner
    In every race, someone has to be last-even in the Olympic Marathon.
    Julia Emmons

    On the Littleton Road
    A tale of fathers and sons.
    John J. Kelley

    The Art of the Taper
    With the hard training behind you, the last few weeks before your marathon offer opportunities to peak mentally.
    Mark Conover

     

    Special Book Bonus

    The Great Six-Day Races
    Part IV of this updated version of Ed Dodd’s ultramarathon classic. After sitting out the first three events, Edward
    Payson Weston, whose career was thought to be washed up, competes in the Fourth Astley Belt Race.
    Ed Dodd

     


     

    Volume I | Number 5 | September/October 1997

     

     

    Departments

    Editorial
    It’s Still a Race

    Richard Benyo

    On the Road with Kathrine Switzer

    Travel with Kathrine from race to race as she shares her view from inside
    the world of long-distance running.

    My Most Unforgettable Marathon (And What I Learned From It).

    Timothy Martin

    Las Vegas International Marathon
    In a city built on illusion, a marathon that’s down to earth.

    Letters

    On the Mark

    Experts answer readers’ training and competition questions.

    About the Authors

     

    Features

    25 Years of Marathon Madness
    Twenty-five years ago, Frank Shorter led the way to a "fad"
    that went the distance.
    Michael Sandrock

    The Shorter Legacy
    Twenty-five years ago, Frank Shorter won big in the city of his birth.
    Running hasn’t been the same since.
    Michael Sandrock

    25 Who Reinvented the Marathon
    During the past 25 years, the marathon has grown from sport aberration to institution.
    Praise or blame these folks.

    The Marathon as Springboard
    Here’s how to use the marathon as training for your first 50-miler.

    Jeff Hagen

    The Vegetarian Runner
    The rewards of a vegetarian diet are great, but don’t ignore the cautions for success.
    Suzanne Girard Eberle

     

    Special Book Bonus

    The Great Six-Day Races
    Part V of this updated version of Ed Dodd’s ultramarathon classic. The Fifth Astley Belt Race returns to Madison
    Square Garden with a record field of 13 competitors.
    Ed Dodd

     


     

    Volume I | Number 6 | November/December 1997

    Departments

    Editorial
    The Big 5-Oh
    Richard Benyo

    On the Road with Kathrine Switzer
    Travel with Kathrine from race to race as she shares her view from inside
    the world of long-distance running.

    My Most Unforgettable Marathon (And What I Learned From It)
    Gordon Hartshorn

    City of Pittsburgh Marathon
    A city trying to reinvent itself puts together a down-home marathon.

    Letters

    On the Mark
    Experts answer readers’ training and competition questions

    About the Authors

    Index to Volume 1

     

    Features

    The Frank & Bill Show

    For two decades Frank Shorter and Bill Rodgers have defined the poles of U.S. running.
    Michael Sandrock

    Everyone’s Marathon
    For 24 years, the Honolulu Marathon has been all things to all runners.
    Mike Tymn

    And Then the Bear
    The fabled grizzlies that cruise the Jasper Banff Relay course are named anaerobic and altitude.
    Richard Benyo

    Fire and Ice
    When injury strikes, what’s your first line of defense-heat or ice?
    Dr. Robert Johnson

    Simplifying the Marathon
    A noted U.K coach shares his recipe for marathon success.
    Frank Horwill

     

    Special Book Bonus

    The Great Six-Day Races
    Part VI of this updated version of Ed Dodd’s ultramarathon classic. Six-day race mania sweeps the United States
    and Great Britain, as the "Golden Age" of pedestrianism comes to a close.
    Ed Dodd

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