Entries by David Madow

The Salty Truth – Runners Take Notice!

So I went out and ran ten miles yesterday. Was my first double digit run since The Chicago Marathon (10/10/10). If you read my previous article, you probably remember the problems that I had during the marathon which necessitated my dropping out at mile 21. Well yesterday, even though it is still October here, it […]

Why Watching Football is NEVER on my List!

Friends, it’s Saturday and it is always good to be back home after a long travel week. It really is true, “There’s no place like home.” I’ll spend the day getting settled back in and tomorrow will be a good exercise day. The weather here in Baltimore County should be in the 70’s and I […]

No Excuses!

I am getting ready to go on the road for the rest of the week. I will be traveling through Houston, St. Louis and Nashville before I return home on Friday evening. Now it’s easy when traveling not to do the normal routine, but remember, it is a lifestyle. So I am taking my running […]

Dave Meets *M*A*S*H at Chicago Marathon!

OK, it’s tough, but I will say it. I had to drop out of the Chicago Marathon after 21 miles due to severe cramping. I tried everything I could to keep moving, but in the end I felt that covering the last five miles in the 80 plus degree weather could have been very dangerous […]

Four Days Until 10/10/10 – Chicago!

Yes, according to my calendar and watch I have about four days and ten hours before the starting gun sounds at the beginning of the Chicago Marathon. Am I ready? Yes, I am ready to finish! To complete the marathon, one needs a combination of physical and mental readiness. I think my body is ready […]

The Rewards of the Marathon

I have just completed ironing words on the shirt I will be wearing in the Chicago Marathon this Sunday. The front simply says “DAVE.” That’s so as I run, every spectator on the 26.2 mile course will see my name and yell “GO DAVE!” This will hopefully give me the energy I will need to […]

Next Up: 10/10/10!

As I am still recovering from my 48 mile backpack in Grand Canyon, I was just reminded that exactly a week from today is the Chicago Marathon which I will be running. I did a seven mile run this morning and felt great. Probably lots of strength left in my legs and lungs from the […]