Why I Run: A high school runner’s perspective

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Why I Run

I run for more reasons than there are stars in the sky as twilight chases us on a cool summer evening. I run, firstly, because it is simple but not easy. I run because it’s high and fierce and universal. I run because it makes me feel beautiful, whether or not I’m being watched. I run because when I’m out on the road, with but my shadow beating next to me, I never feel lonely.

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Not even close to perfect

The Runners’ Clinic website went live in August of 2014. My perfect plan was to write a blog post every Monday. Two weeks later my perfect plan was to write a blog post every other Monday. Two weeks after that my perfect plan called for a once a month blog post. It is now January 2015 and this is the first blog post of the new year, the new plan, the not-even-close-to-perfect-plan. I am finally posting because reading someone else’s ...

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Photo credit

I want to acknowledge Spencer Allen and SportsImageWire for providing most of the running photos used on this site. You can see more of his photographs at http://sportsimagewire.com/ and enjoy, via Spencer’s work, some of the events you may not have been fortunate enough to attend. Thanks Spencer!

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Excerpts from an interview with David Rudisha, World and Olympic 800m champion by Jürg Wirz for the IAAF

I share this interview with you as the first “successful comeback story.” More to come. therunnersclinicpt

DR: It is psychologically very tough, especially when you are used to dedicating most of your time to the sport you love. Your work is training. But now you are not healthy enough to go out there and train. And to make things worse, you see the others training and competing. You feel miserable, somehow helpless. You never know how long it will take and ...

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