Track Shorts 2016: Lap 9

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Sorry for the absence.  A bit of an Olympic Trials/Olympic Games hangover.  Plus, my dog ate my password.  Wait, my dog is my password.  Anyway, a lot to report on since August, including the end of the track season and

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When going big and taking a chance works out!

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from Maria Michta’s Journey Sunday went well, way better than I would have predicted and even better than I hoped. Why did I break an American Record I had been eyeing for about 4 years? Well any great race performance is

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The Roads as Reconciliation

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Toni is a respected, entertaining and often provocative voice in our sport. He delivers his voice through broadcasting, speeches, Running USA board service and written commentary. His love for our sport shines through even as he challenges and critiques its

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Post-Marathon Recovery: lessons learned

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Disclaimer: I’m writing this blog as much for my own good as for anyone else’s. We all need reminders of how important it can be to give ourselves a break from time to time. Talking to my coach after the

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Looking Ahead at 2017

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Half way through my second phase of training, I am starting to think about all the pieces that will make up the third phase. So far, I have been getting fit by working on my general strength, building my stability

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Why not me?

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Sunday November 4, 2007 was the day I decided I would become a marathoner. I had just won my UAA Conference title in cross country the day before and flown back to Cleveland from Boston. I came home from church, got

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Olympic Trials Recap – Reflecting on Eugene

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from Running Joyfully There’s nothing like a nasty case of bronchitis to sideline you from running and make you nostalgic for healthier, faster days. I’ve been couch-bound for a week with a nasty cough (thank you asthma and inherited bad lungs!),

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Taking the Pledge for Clean Sport

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The Clean Sport Collective was launched to raise awareness of doping issues in the sport by celebrating those “doing it the right way.” The Clean Sport Collective was created by Shanna and Kevin Burnette, who are also cofounders of ModCraft, an agency that promotes

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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Stress Fractures in Runners

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Dr. Brian Fullem practices at Elite Sports Podiatry in Clearwater, FL. He ran 14:25 for 5K while at Bucknell University. This is the continuation in a series of articles by Dr. Fullem, educating us about injury care, injury prevention & other

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Fall Training 2016

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Hello everyone! Let me start by once again thanking everyone who followed and supported my journey as I took on the task of trying to make the 2016 Olympic Team. Although I was unable to meet the Olympic Standard and

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