Running is one of the easiest sports that you can get into. You can run anywhere and anytime you’d like (as long as there are no signs forbidding you to do so) - road, dirt, grass, treadmill, track, gravel, sand, or any other terrain you can imagine! So how do you decide what surface is… Continue reading Cement, Dirt, and Grass – oh my!
The first marathon commemorated the run of the soldier Pheidippides from a battlefield near the town of Marathon, Greece, to Athens in 490 B.C. According to legend, Pheidippides ran the approximately 25 miles to announce the defeat of the Persians to some anxious Athenians. Not quite in mid-season shape, he delivered the message "Niki!" (Victory!) then keeled over and died.