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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: I plan to run the L.A. Marathon at 70

    The morning after the 2012 Los Angeles Marathon, I picked up The Times and turned to the race results. Scanning the age-group finishers, I formed a secret plan. Being a marathon runner assigns me to the category of "weird," but even more peculiar is...

    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...