Ted Corbitt, known as the “father of long distance running,” is famous for many accomplishments. I had heard that his training regime included weeks where he’d run 200 miles or even 300. I couldn’t imagine how someone could do that while working full time. And why would you want to?
And so it was with great interest that I attended a presentation hosted by the New York Road Runners featuring Corbitt’s son, Gary, who shared personal insights about his father and talked about the history of the New York running scene.