Ultra runner, Karnazes, speaks in Portsmouth

“Listen to everyone, follow no one.” That was the advice Dean Karnazes offered to the runners packed into Portsmouth, NH’s Music Hall Oct. 5. The superhuman athlete and author of national best-seller Ultramarathon Man: confessions of an all-night runner spoke for an hour and a half on his experiences as an ultra runner.  The often comical delivery…

Patience key to marathon success

Tropical storm winds blew rain sideways as my running partner Jim and I shuffled through the wet streets of Hampton, NH, to the registration table for Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon, Oct. 2. An announcement came across the loud speaker system inviting runners to switch from the full to the half marathon.  The invitation was tempting, but…