1998 Issues

    Vol. II #1 | Vol. II #2 | Vol. II #3 | Vol. II #4 | Vol. II #5 | Vol. II #6



    Volume II | Number 1 | January/February 1998

     

    Departments

    Editorial

    Another Mile for Health
    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 Ultramarathon (And What I Learned From It)
    Doug Kurtis

    Governor’s Cup Ghost Town Marathon

    Montana’s long-running, colorful, and only marathon struggles
    for an identity amidst a smorgasbord of races.

    Letters

    On the Mark
    Experts answer readers’ training and competition questions

    About the Authors

     

    Features

    Shoeing Away Winter

    When winter rolls in, snowshoeing offers an alternative workout
    Sally Edwards

    Doing the Old Soft Shoe
    Going long on snowshoes is an experience not to be missed.
    Adam Chase

    My Life as a (Marathon) Dog
    If you can’t stand the cold, stay out of the Arctic.

    Diamond, a.k.a. Joe Oakes

    Changing of the Guard
    A marathon journey between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China, provides a glimpse of the countdown to change.
    Steve Knode

    Book Excerpt: Marathon Training
    The proven 100-day program for success.
    Joe Henderson

    Graduation to the Marathon . . . Sort of
    A tale of prodigies and prodigals.
    John J. Kelley

    The Comrades Marathon
    Words of wisdom if you plan to train for the ultimate ultra.
    Dr. Michael Lambert

     

    Special Book Bonus

    The Great Six-Day Races
    Part VII of this updated version of Ed Dodd’s ultramarathon classic. Charles Rowell sets his sights on a record
    distance in a six-day event.
    Ed Dodd



    Volume II | Number 2 | March/April 1998

    Departments

    Editorial
    A Matter of Time
    Richard Benyo

    On the Road with Roger Robinson
    Travel with Roger from race to race as he shares her view from inside the world of long-distance running.

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

    John J. Kelley

    Edmonton Festival Marathon
    During a summer wedge between harsh winters, Edmonton plays hard.

    Letters

    On the Mark
    Experts answer readers’ training and competition questions

    About the Authors

    Features

    Mastering the Distance
    A preamble to our six-article special section on life in the masters lane.

    The Edge of Might
    Some fears and realizations on the eve of turning 40.
    Timothy Martin

    Masters of the Marathon

    A look at the great masters marathoners of our times.
    Roger Robinson

    Use It or Lose It
    Can we slow the effects of physical decline as we age?
    Keith R. Williams, PhD

    Everything Is Relative
    Sure, our race times slow as we age, but WAVA puts us back in the hunt.
    Bill Childs


    In Your Dreams
    Marathoners daydream of running from the front. Dreams come true.
    John Keston

    Masters of the Ultra
    More and more masters are moving up-for good reason.
    Jeff Hagen

    The Champion of the Chip

    When "The Chip" came to Boston, it nearly found itself locked out.
    Julia Emmons

    Special Book Bonus

    The Great Six-Day Races
    Part VIII of this updated version of Ed Dodd’s ultramarathon classic. Charles Rowell and Patrick Fitzgerald
    battle to near death.
    Ed Dodd



    Volume II | Number 3 | May/June 1998

    Departments

    Editorial

    Rumors of Immortality
    Richard Benyo

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

    Humboldt Redwoods Marathon
    Step back a few million years and run with the "giants."

    Letters

    On the Mark
    Experts answer readers’ training and competition questions

    About the Authors

    Features

    Western States 100 Special Section

    Western States Endurance Run
    Necessity is the mother of invention-a lame horse precipitated one of the world’s greatest footraces.

    Inventing 100-Mile Trail Racing

    The founder of long-distance trail racing recreates the nearly 24-hour-long labor pains to birth Western States.
    Gordy Ainsleigh

    The History of Western States
    Journey through the 24-year history leading to the silver anniversary of the ultimate ultra trail race.
    Norman Klein

    Never Say, "Never Again!"
    A Personal Remembrance of Western States Past

    Helen Klein

    There Could Be Magic
    Some races on the Western States course aren’t meant to be-or are they?
    Doug Latimer

    My Most Unforgettable Western States
    (And What I Learned From It)
    Tony Rossmann struggles through the slowest, last, and most glorious of all his Western States finishes.
    Antonio Rossmann


    London Marathoning: Then and Now
    London’s Polytechnic Marathon was a pioneering race, but it held not even a hint of today’s London Marathons.
    Peter D. Wood

    Special Book Bonus

    The Great Six-Day Races
    Part IX of this updated version of Ed Dodd’s ultramarathon classic. Pedestrianism sputters, revives briefly,
    and then dies.
    Ed Dodd



    Volume II | Number 4 | July/August 1998

    Editorial

    Valise Marathoners
    Richard Benyo

    On the Road with Roger Robinson
    Travel with Roger from race to race as he shares his view from inside the world of long-distance running.

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

    Letters

    On the Mark
    Experts answer readers’ training and competition questions

    About the Authors

    Features

    The Top 26 Marathons in North America
    There’s a marathon for every taste. These races are the best of the best.

    The Sun Also Rises
    At the Ogasa-Kakegawa Marathon, a rising sun has several portents.
    Jack Anderson

    Too Much of a Good Thing?

    Running long distances is a worthy pursuit, unless your running runs you.
    Michael L. Sachs, PhD

    "M" Day
    Visions of Marathon Day.
    Timothy Martin

    Getting Past the Pain of Performance

    Learning to deal with pain can do wonders for your performance.
    Woody Green

    The Ultimate Pain
    Is the pain of marathoning equal to the pain of childbirth?
    Annette Pierce

    Special Book Bonus

    The Great Six-Day Races
    Part X of this updated version of Ed Dodd’s ultramarathon classic. The final adventures of Edward Payson Weston
    and Daniel O’Leary.

    Ed Dodd



    Volume II | Number 5 | September/October 1998

    Departments

    Editorial

    Get On With It

    Richard Benyo

    On the Road with Roger Robinson
    Travel with Roger from race to race as he shares his view from inside the world of long-distance running.

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

    Letters

    On the Mark

    Experts answer readers’ training and competition questions

    About the Authors

    Features

    The Three Stages of the Marathon
    Like a multi-staged rocket, the marathon easily breaks down into three distinct segments.
    Rich Benyo, Jonathan Beverly, and Mark Conover

    Hanging with the Legends

    When Arthur Lydiard and Bill Bowerman get together, it’s great to be a fly on the wall.
    Nobuya "Nobby" Hashizume

    From Within the Ashes
    Yugoslavia continues to implode, but the Belgrade Marathon endures.
    Michael Sandrock

    Where Eagles Dwell

    Comrades Marathon winner Charl Mattheus spends winter training in Leadville, Colorado. Why?
    Theresa Daus-Weber

    The Ultimate Run of Doug Davis
    Sometimes the world becomes too much to bear, and another world beckons.
    Tim Martin

    Famous for Losing
    Jim Peters Set the World’s Best Marathon Time Four Times, But He Gained Fame for Defeats.
    Frank Horwill

    Special Book Bonus

    Marathon
    Part I of this reprinted edition of DeMar’s autobiography. The early life-the struggles, the challenges, and
    the dreams-of the man who went on to become a Boston Marathon legend.
    Clarence DeMar



    Volume II | Number 6 | November/December 1998

    Departments

    Editorial

    The Experiment
    Richard Benyo

    On the Road with Roger Robinson
    Travel with Roger from race to race as he shares his view from inside the world of long-distance running.

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

    Letters

    On the Mark
    Experts answer readers’ training and competition questions

    About the Authors

    Index to Volume II

    Features

    Sports Medicine Special Section

    Is a Heart Rate Monitor Worth It?
    At a first-ever conference in South Africa, coaches and scientists from around the world meet to discuss heart rate and exercise and to explore ways to use heart rate monitors to their full potential.
    Michael Lambert, PhD

    The Ergogenic Answer
    The key to improved performance is better energy use. But there are no shortcuts.

    Melvin H. Williams, PhD

    The Painful Heel
    For distance runners, the heel can be the source of misery. Don’t let it.
    Perry H. Julien, DPM

    Too Darn Hot?
    The effect of heat stress on marathon and road race injury and performance is predictable. Knowing when it’s too hot for you to run could save your life.
    William O. Roberts, MD

    Free Radicals and Antioxidants
    What every runner should know to keep from getting “rusty.”
    Pedro Pujol, MD

    Breaking Barriers in the Marathon
    Track distance world records keep falling, but the men’s marathon resists. If Loroupe can do, why can’t the men?
    David E. Martin, PhD

    The Long Way Around
    A trip to the Havana Marathon is a challenge but worth the runaround.

    Joe Oakes

    Special Book Bonus
    Marathon
    Part II of this reprinted edition of DeMar’s autobiography. The man who became a Boston Marathon legend takes us behind the scenes of his 1936 Boston Marathon race and then recounts his first Olympic experience in 1912.
    Clarence DeMar

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