To a first approximation, the NYC Marathon is all about standing in line. There's the line to pick up a race number, the line for the chemical toilets, the line to get out of Central Park. The only unusual thing is that, for four or five hours in the middle, the line moves really quickly.As a former high school lineman, I am prohibited from liking long distance running. For reasons of both natural inclination and advice of medical professionals, I refrain from participation in any such foolish endeavor as running. However, I see no reason not to read about running. And this is as fine a piece to read as any is likely to be.
10 June 2011
New York City Marathon
I'm going to have to read more Idle Words stuff. That NASA article I just posted about was great, and this one about the NYC marathon is equally good.