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November 18, 2011 11:01 AM   Subscribe

I'm a Runner. Yes, the interview series is best known for the Sarah Palin cover, but Runner's World has managed to snag quite a variety of famous pavement-pounders, including Wait Wait host Peter Sagal, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, singer Shawn Colvin, Al Roker Al Roker, Episcopal bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and another Palin you may know and love.
posted by psoas (24 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
My favorite runner was some guy I had read about who loved running and wanted to keep it his very own thing He never told anyone he ran. He would get up and run at 4:00 each morning.Some 20 years later he let people know he ran.
posted by Postroad at 11:14 AM on November 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


Interesting stuff. And Drew Carey ran a half marathon! Very impressive.
posted by beau jackson at 11:19 AM on November 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


My favorite lumberjack was some guy I had read about who loved lumberjacking and wanted to keep it his very own thing He never told anyone he lumberjacked. He would get up and lumberjack at 4:00 each morning.Some 20 years later he let people know he lumberjacked.
posted by glaucon at 11:20 AM on November 18, 2011 [10 favorites]


Actually, Drew and I ran the Marine Corps (full) Marathon just a few weeks ago!
http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/10/military-marine-corps-marathon-charles-ware-reservist-tops-103011w/
posted by grateful at 11:26 AM on November 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


My dad started running in about 1968 or so when I was a kid. His feet were size 13EEE and he just couldn't find decent athletic shoes in his size... I can still remember waking up to that clop-clop-clop-clop sound as he jogged down the street early summer mornings in his combat boots. Finally one day a package arrived from my aunt in Germany: Adidas running shoes in his size! He was so happy.
posted by Ron Thanagar at 11:32 AM on November 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


He would get up and lumberjack at 4:00 each morning

Certainly we've all felled the morning wood, but this is a man with dedication to the pursuit.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:33 AM on November 18, 2011 [10 favorites]


The Melvin Van Peebles interview (like all things Melvin Van Peebles) is amazing.
posted by brand-gnu at 11:46 AM on November 18, 2011


My favorite runner was some guy I had read about who loved running and wanted to keep it his very own thing He never told anyone he ran. He would get up and run at 4:00 each morning.Some 20 years later he let people know he ran.

Man, Runner's World would be bereft with content if everyone kept it to themselves :)

Although I agree with your sentiment, and it reminds me of the Bill Hick's bit about a Magazine about *Walking*

Humans though, are social creatures. Part of doing something - anything, is sharing what you do with others. A major part of being successful in - again, anything is sharing what you do with others.
posted by alex_skazat at 11:55 AM on November 18, 2011



The Michael Palin interview (last link) is also wonderful - oddly gripping in its own quiet way. (I'm not a runner.)
posted by Jody Tresidder at 12:04 PM on November 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm a little disappointed that Flea didn't reveal his preference in socks. Perhaps he can get a deal with Vibram to expand their FiveFingers line - I wonder what they'd call it.
posted by exogenous at 12:04 PM on November 18, 2011


"Some 20 years later he let people know he ran." Similar to those who post on MeFi @ 4:00AM and the delete it at 4:07 AM. Some of the best posters around
posted by rmhsinc at 12:05 PM on November 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


This was always my favorite column in Runner's World...
posted by ph00dz at 12:25 PM on November 18, 2011


"I've done about 3.5 miles since we started talking. When we hang up, I'll push a little harder."

Running while doing your Runner's World interview.
posted by dyobmit at 12:30 PM on November 18, 2011


Al Roker Al Roker

You get a cookie for that.
posted by bicyclefish at 12:52 PM on November 18, 2011 [11 favorites]


Runners don't deserve our sympathy! It's for their own good. When you start blinking, done's done, ok? I do have to admit, though, the interview with Michael York was pretty good.
posted by GuyOnABuffalo at 1:04 PM on November 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh wow.... scrolling down the first link... was not expecting that picture of David Patterson. *mind bleach mind bleach scrub scrub scrub*
posted by spec80 at 1:06 PM on November 18, 2011


Well I can skip but you don't see me bragging about it.
posted by Kloryne at 1:06 PM on November 18, 2011


hey, exogenous, how about this?
posted by Earthtopus at 1:07 PM on November 18, 2011


My favourite metafilter poster was me.
posted by srboisvert at 1:28 PM on November 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Interesting stuff. And Drew Carey ran a half marathon! Very impressive.

Under 2 hours, too.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 2:09 PM on November 18, 2011


Favorited for that sweet interview with Michael Palin.
posted by clever sheep at 6:37 PM on November 18, 2011


good one, Earthtopus
posted by exogenous at 6:42 PM on November 18, 2011


The one-time VP candidate says she'd outlast President Obama in a long run.

Uh-huh.
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:52 AM on November 19, 2011


I haven't quite forgiven Peter Sagal for banditting the Chicago Marathon a few months back. That behaviour really pisses off a lot of us runners.
posted by web-goddess at 9:24 PM on November 20, 2011


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