38 Running Driving down with KABC Sports-talk on, Author of The Complete Runner is the guest, “How should you breathe?” he’s asked, “What is the best Surface for running?” “Is the backbone jarred when you run?”… Now that the days are longer, now that the sun Is up where it blinds me when I’m running west And the plovers are leaving, all too soon the rest Of the signs of winter down here will be gone. Still, Dad in his old sweat suit and salt-caked shoes Sends me a wave this time, abrupt and shy, Without turning his head, and others smile As they pass, and now my mind cuts out, while In that sudden sort of silence that ensues When an engine stops, the cliffs blur by.… 77