About the Blog

The Long Slow Distance explores the meaning, relevance and ongoing history of distance running around the world, with a particular emphasis on Canadian running. A blend of news, commentary and personal memoir, the Long Slow Distance aims to provide commentary and perspective in a conversation often dominated by advertorial and soft-focus athlete profiles.

About the Author

Amy Friel is a Canadian writer and distance runner. The far less impressive granddaughter of marathon legend Jack Friel, she holds the dubious distinction of being the slowest marathoner in her family. Amy’s work has been featured in Canada Running Series, iRun, the Telegram (St. John’s) and the Globe and Mail. She is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland who works and lives in Toronto.