• Race Recap of the 49th Annual Double Dipsea

    The beauty, or barbarous brutality of the Double Dipsea, is that you're never quite in control. You can never quite zone out or you'll trip over a root, stumble on one of the bad stairs, or literally run into one of the other 700 runners along the narrow single track.
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  • My 2019 Race Calendar and Recaps

    Planning to run quite a few races in 2019 including the Boston Marathon, Chicago Marathon, and New York Marathon. Hopefully I'll see you at some of them!
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  • How to build your startup in 5 lines of code

    How to build your startup in 5 lines of code (in python of course)
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  • Why You Shouldn't Use Depth-First Searches

    Depth-first searches applied in real life
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  • Thoughts on Naval's Quote: 'Life is a single player game'

    "Life is a single player game. You're born alone. You're going to die alone. All of your interpretations are alone. All your memories are alone. You're gone in three generations and no one cares. Before you showed up nobody cared. It's all single player." - Naval
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  • Des Linden: Failure is an Action, Not an Identity

    Des Linden became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years in 2018. But what you may not know is that in 2011, she came in second in heartbreaking fashion, getting passed by Kenya's Caroline Kilel with 200 meters to go and losing by TWO seconds. We could all learn a lot from Des' attitude about the race, towards training, towards life and on overcoming failure. In her words, "Failure is an action, not an identity."
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  • 5 Things Runners Should Try for Dealing with Tight Hamstrings

    Every runner has dealt with tight hamstrings after a hard workout or after increasing weekly mileage. Here are 5 things that have worked well for me over the years.
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  • Thoughts on Jay-Z's Decoded

    Jay-Z has always been one of my favorite rappers, so reading his book Decoded was a special treat. It's one part an autobiography, but told through the meaning behind his song lyrics and the lyrics of other artists that influenced him, one part a poetry book showcasing his rap lyrics in a really aesthetically pleasing way, and one part just a master class on rap and its rich history and culture.
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  • Abbott World Marathon Majors 2018/2019 Important Dates and Qualifying Standards

    2018/2019 Important Dates and Qualifying Standards for the Abbott World Marathon Majors: How to get into the Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, New York, and Tokyo Marathons
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  • It's not about optimism or pessimism: Review of Ashlee Vance's Elon Musk Biography

    Vance's portrait of Elon Musk has forced me to dramatically consider the lens through which I view new opportunities and has really challenged me to think bigger. Of course, I question whether you can judge a priori that something will be "life-changing"-- as Steve Jobs once said, you can really only connect the dots looking backwards. Nonetheless, it has forced me to question values that I strongly believed in, such as the balance between treating people well and doing whatever is necessary for the cause.
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