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  • Commentary: Running gene? No, habit-forming persistence

    Miserably out of breath, exhausted, searching desperately for the balloon arch at the finish, I ran a 5K around Fashion Island 35 years ago.
  • Commentary: Older runners are serious — we care about our times

    She was mad. Gray hair curling above her ears, the slender lady in black spandex and a neat white top turned to address me. Awaiting the announcement of age-group awards, we stood in the midst of the gaggle of runners gathered at the bandstand after...

    Commentary: Faulty shoes keep me running for a better pair

    Back in the day, before I knew the running terms "hill repeats" or "pace," I'd take Harbor Boulevard home from work and stop at the Big 5. Inside the rubbery-smelling sporting goods store, I'd head for the sale aisle, buy the cheapest running shoes, tie...

    Commentary: Fear and loathing of a limp

    I treated the persistent pain in the ball of my foot the way I cope with other pains: ignored it and I didn't tell anyone. My sister had a neuroma surgically removed from the same spot. I didn't want to give my nuisance a name. The thought of surgery...

    Commentary: 'Process goals' keep us running

    Jaws dropped when Jake's Prius pulled into the lot Saturday morning. We'd received his terse emails with news of his nephew, Sam. Not good news. Jake and Lea took turns at the hospital, never leaving Sam alone. Since normalcy was out the window, the...