Running long distances has been a “hobby” of mine for the past fifteen years. I have competed at distances up to 100 miles. Students sometimes accompany me on jaunts around Northfield and on the trails covering Paine Mountain, which is across the street from the university. Informally, I have provided advice and training suggestions to students who have run their first marathons or ultras. If you are interested in a long-distance challenge, please contact me or stop by my office in Ainsworth 303.