Author: FasterThanForty

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have a Book!

December 14th, 2012 in Articles by 2 Comments

After two years of toil (and only a little strife) the Faster Than Forty book is here! Click here for your luxurious, hard-cover, photo-laden, high quality paper stock official copy — or if you want a sample of our literary chops before you buy, please click here to enjoy this excerpt. And for up-to-the-minute book-release […]

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The Slow-Carb Diet and Distance Running, Part I

February 2nd, 2012 in Articles by 5 Comments

Last year, following a serious surgical procedure on his foot, Faster Than Forty co-editor Rick Miller experimented with Tim Ferriss’ Slow-Carb Diet in an effort to shed weight before beginning a distance running program. The free white paper at the end of this post documents the effects of this diet. A future paper will present the results […]

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Masters World Record: Distance Medley Relay

January 29th, 2012 in Articles by 0 Comments

Boston’s Eliot Track Club set a Masters world record in the distance medley relay at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational on Friday night. The team lowered the DMR best to 10:55.1. Jayme Fishman led off, handling the 1,200-meter leg; Doug Williams ran the 400-meter leg; Andrew Darien ran the 800-meter leg, and Chris Simpson anchored the […]

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RTX: The Holy Grail of Recovery?

January 20th, 2012 in Features by 6 Comments

Are two Stanford University biologists about to change the future of exercise science and running as we know it? Richard Stiller made a journey to campus to find out… It is early November, 2011. I am navigating through the Stanford University Campus in Palo Alto, California.  I have a 1 p.m. meeting in Gilbert Hall. […]

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Your Silly Road Race: Fresh Pond

January 18th, 2012 in Articles by 5 Comments

“There is a Boston College fable that if you play Sympathy For The Devil backwards you hear “666 – 11:06 at the Pond- Jose Rocha, Joe Rocha… 666 seconds.” but that was just a drunken rumor that Dermot Fitzpatrick told me as a frosh at BC. I saw Rocha at the New Bedford Half Marathon […]

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Race Recap: Another WR Close Call

January 11th, 2012 in Articles by 3 Comments

In what was a somewhat spur-of-the-moment quest, I again donned the Eliot TC singlet with a couple of mates to take a stab at the Masters indoor 4 x 800-meter relay world record — a record held by the Greater Philadelphia Track Club (set by a team that was anchored by my greatly esteemed nemesis, […]

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How Jeff Galloway and a Heart Rate Monitor Saved a Runner

October 29th, 2011 in Articles by 7 Comments

The effects of aging sort of snuck up on me. At 39 years old, I was running right around 33:00 for 10K and was looking forward to being a competitive Masters runner. For the previous 10 years I had been running a very consistent 60-70 miles per week, injury free – and although I wasn’t […]

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Your Silly Road Race 10:23.11

October 23rd, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

When the residents of tiny Norwalk, WI (pop. 650) saw the success of Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN, they caught the distance running fever and decided to jump on the ‘marathon train.’ Literally. Famous for its three-quarter-mile railroad tunnel incorporated into the course, the Rails to Trails Marathon was recently named one of the Midwest’s […]

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Silly Race Recap – Pumpkins in the Park

October 17th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Fleet Feet Sports hosted the 12th annual Pumpkins in the Park 5K in Lincoln Park (Chicago) on Saturday. Although the race times were not particularly fast, the silliness was top-notch as many runners took to the park in costume in anticipation of Halloween. Eric Hoffman won the men’s open race in 16:25. Pamela Staton led […]

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How To Use This Site

October 13th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

We are posting a deluge of running-related goodness on the site now, and some people have asked how they will find old articles, search for specific research topics, search for specific authors, etc. There are a few ways to do all of these things: The “Articles” tab contains a scrolling list of everything we’ve published, […]

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