Trials Prelim Bummer

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from Aspirations of a BA Steeplechaser I’ve been trying to figure out the reason(s) for my terrible race at the Olympic Trials prelim, and I haven’t come up with any totally convincing answers.  I know I am in shape to

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Strength or Power?

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from Gold Medal Strong Ahh….The age old dilemma of lifting for maximum strength or maximum power?  Usually, this decision is made for you by your coach or your social group.  We – as people – gravitate towards those subjects we

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How It Feels

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from Facebook Are there words? (Sorry for the length/rant) I have been thinking hard about how to be honest with the question “how does it feel.” First I have to say how honored and thankful I am, don’t think twice

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The Trials of The Trials

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Triumphs Kara Winger I’ve now podiumed at 9 consecutive national championships, and third at #tracktown16 today feels fitting to put me on my third Olympic Team. Work to do with @tysevin and @myersje58 before #Rio but I’m absolutely thrilled to

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More Random Thoughts After Day 6

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Even randomer thoughts on Days 3 through 6, which means that you count the walks as Day 0 and the hammer throw as Day 4.67. All in a Day’s Work For the javelin qualifying, Kara Winger and Brittany Borman did

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Track Shorts: Random thoughts after Day 2 OT…

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Maria Michta-Coffey and Katie Michta

We Are Family (apologies to Sister Sledge) All kinds of family rivalries in the opening days. In Thursday’s 20k walk, Maria Michta-Coffey won the event, besting sister Katie, who finished a creditable 12th. Not as a bad as stealing your

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Sacral Stress Fractures

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When Tyler Pennel revealed, a few weeks after his brave effort in the OT marathon, that he had joined the sacral stress fracture “club” (Emily Infeld, Emma Coburn, Ryan Vail, Gabe Grunewald, Kara Goucher…to name just a few) we decided to

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