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So many races, so little time
Many columns have been written concerning the health of road racing in recent years. To get a good handle on this situation, it is only necessary to consult the road race calendar in any running magazine, newspaper or web site across the USA. Races are proliferating in general, but almost any race director will tell you they spend countless hours figuring out how to attract runners to their event.

Talkin' about the weather
In light of the recent release of the blockbuster film &quot; Twister &quot;, I thought it apros pos to discuss the weather. We all talk about it, but my experience is that more than the general public, runners are much more attuned to conditions mother nature dishes out, especially here in fickle New England. Although I must admit that, no, I've never run in a Tornado - only because we don't get them very often here!

When the PR's are gone
It's as inevitable as death and taxes. Uta Pippig and Moses Tanui may not be worrying about it right now, but someday they will. And ultimately, it's the determining factor as to who stays with the sport on a competitive level and who doesn't. It's called slowing down, and I'm here to tell you from experience it's not always a lot of fun.

100th Boston Marathon: Organizer's Report Card
The 100th Boston Marathon is now fading into the memory banks of the participants and spectators. Before it does, I thought I would re-visit the organization of the race, and comment from the perspective of a runner, which I was on Monday; and also as a race director, which I am at other times during the year.

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