Yet the home courses are where you spend dozens to hundreds of hours a year. You must choose them well.

- Joe Henderson

Time means a great deal to every runner. It means everything to me, because most days miles don't count; only minutes do.

- Joe Henderson

Buzz has reduced my range. Running safely with him means using fewer and shorter routes, with multiple laps per day or multiple returns there per week. Neither of us minds repeating ourselves. This is what runners do.

- Joe Henderson

That's how most of us would feel. But the sport has a few deviants without consciences.

- Joe Henderson

Speed eventually neared its peak. The records forced me to work ever harder to drop a less and less time. These time trials came to feel like races, which are fun to run sporadically but not daily.

- Joe Henderson

His name, Buzz, fits. He can buzz along at 40 miles an hour when his genetic memory moves him.

- Joe Henderson

The records fell easily at first. Dozens of seconds peeled away with every running of a course, and I could hardly wait for the next chance to improve.

- Joe Henderson

That time is important. It gives a comforting illusion of permanence not found in running by the mile.

- Joe Henderson

This act demonstrates graphically a turning away the past and moving ahead. You now get to refresh your time in a friendly way by running with the watch instead of against it or away from it.

- Joe Henderson

I've lived nearby since 1981 and probably have averaged one run a week there. That's more than 1,000 repetitions, and I have yet to tire of this course.

- Joe Henderson