Australian GP

Formula 1 racing may be the best show in motorsports that nobody knows about. It seems that way in the U.S., anyway, where the media coverage is NASCAR NASCAR NASCAR IndyCar NASCAR NASCAR. But give me a choice between oval racing and road racing, and I'll take the twists and turns of a road course … Continue reading Australian GP

Quivering Quads Trail Half Marathon

Stretched out in front of us was a ribbon of muck, sprinkled liberally with puddles of water. Our shoes, when we'd pull them up out of the mud, made a sucking sound that would make Ross Perot proud.  "This," the starter told us," is the best-groomed part of the course." And he wasn't kidding. We … Continue reading Quivering Quads Trail Half Marathon

Public Time

I own one working watch. And it doesn't tell time. It's my Garmin Forerunner 305, a GPS running watch that I got last summer. It tells me how long I've been running and how far I've gone (down to the 1/100 of a mile), how fast my heart is beating, how fast I ran the last mile, and any number of other things. It could also tell me the time of day, but I've just never set that function, because I only wear it while I'm running anyway. The rest of the time, I rely on...