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Fartlek: A swedish word that means speed play—varying both the rate at, and terrain on which you run, to make you faster. “Most people are not thinking of that when they hear the word,” says John Honerkamp, a coach with the NYRR who, starting Tuesday, will help lead the organization’s next eight-week-long Group Training session, Fartleks included. But now that you know what fartlek means, you probably also know you would not choose to do it on...
Last Tuesday at 6:30 in the morning, John Honerkamp, eight-time top-ten finisher at the US Track & Field National Championship, semi-finalist for the 800-meter in the 1996 Olympic Trials, sub-three-hour marathoner, and New York Road Runner trainer—a man who is better than most will ever be at running, and who has structured his life around it—stood on the Red Hook track in a winter hat and several layers. Slowly, 25 other runners (myself included)...
At 8:48 a.m. on May 17th, 31-year-old Williamsburg resident John Mahaffey crossed the finish line at the Brooklyn Half Marathon, and collapsed on the Coney Island Boardwalk. Race staffers attended to Mahaffey as he went through cardiac arrest, but he was later pronounced dead at Coney Island Hospital. Now there are some questions about how Mahaffey's treatment was handled. The Brooklyn Paper reports that their photographer saw race personnel comforting to Mahaffey—they "stroked his arm and reassured...
We won't lie. (Ha. Actually we lie all the time. Who're we kidding? Anyway.) We're not lying now when we say that we used to hate running. We used to think that running was terrible. We used to think that running was the worst. But you know what? We were wrong. (It happens!) A few years ago, we actually got pretty into running and realized that there's no greater thing that a person can...

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