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Boogeymen exposed! Runners’ 3 fears

There are three boogeymen that make most marathoners cringe.

Now, I was terrified of the boogeyman when I was little.  I often woke in a panic, thinking that I spotted the boogeyman. Dad would dutifully help me hunt around and there was usually a reasonable explanation – like my escape artist hamster, Houdini.  It was always less scary with the lights on.

So you can imagine how dismayed I was to find out about the marathon boogeymen.  But as with all boogeymen, they’re a lot less scary when you see them in the daylight and know what they’re about.  Let me introduce you. Continue Reading →