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Cost of Training for Elite Distance Runners
by amyYB
posted October 6, 2012 at 12:45pm

The Cost of Competing at the Elite Level in Distance Running The fall has arrived and the Olympic athletes are starting to come out of the post-Olympic black hole.  Some will decide to continue training and others will retire with their dreams achie...more

Trackcenter Top Ten
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted October 3, 2012 at 9:25pm

The top news links of the afternoon… I’ll be on Coffee Talk, the weekly college track and cross country radio show, at WXUT.com from 6 to 8 PM today (Eastern time). The new House of Run podcast is out. Jason and Kevin recap the race that w...more

Trackcenter Top Ten
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted October 2, 2012 at 9:43pm

Today’s top afternoon news links… College news… The new college cross country poll is out, and Florida State has overtaken #1 in the women’s rankings. Here in the Rust Belt, Toledo’s women are at #15, the highest ranking ...more

Trackcenter Top Ten
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted October 1, 2012 at 5:29pm

Today’s top news links… Pro news Berlin marathon fallout. Geoffrey Mutai won the Berlin Marathon yesterday and clinched the World Marathon Majors title and the $500,000 prize that goes with it. But Mutai’s training partner, Dennis Ki...more

Trackcenter Top Ten
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted September 28, 2012 at 8:06am

This week’s FloAwards watch list is out, the first of the season. (“FloAwards” makes it sound like it’s hosted by a sassy waitress who tells people to kiss her grits.) USA Today writes about the new York City Marathon’s ret...more

Renee Metivier Baillie is Moving on Up (Distances that is)
by carabyrd
posted September 27, 2012 at 6:36pm

The Chicago Marathon is a little over a week away. The course is known for being fast and has become the race for many to debut at the distance. One of the runners making her debut at the marathon distance is Renee Metivier Baillie. Track and field fans a...more

Trackcenter Top Ten
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted September 27, 2012 at 8:04am

First, and most important, is me. I’ll be on Toledo coach Kevin Hadsell’s Coffee Talk radio show, available at WXUT.com from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Today’s guests are Stanford head coach Chris Miltenberg, New Mexico head coach Joe Franklin, ...more

Trackcenter Top Ten
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted September 26, 2012 at 9:03am

The top ten links of the later part of the day… This week’s national college cross country rankings are out. No changes at the top, but the middle changed a lot; many on the women’s side were due to the Inter-Regional Bubble Buster he...more

Trackcenter Top Ten
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted September 25, 2012 at 9:18am

The day’s top news stories… The new college cross country regional rankings are out. Two teams who did well at this weekend’s Bubble Buster right here in Toledo zoomed up their rankings: winner Butler went from #7 to #3 in the Great L...more

Race report: Equinox half marathon
by Fast at Forty
posted September 24, 2012 at 2:03pm

The inaugural Equinox half marathon was a blast. Every fledgling race has growing pains, and this one certainly had a few kinks, but overall the organization was flawless even with the logistical nightmare that comes with a point to point course. The buss...more

Trackcenter Top Ten
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted September 19, 2012 at 8:21am

Your top ten news links of the day… The new House of Run podcast is up! Kevin and Jason interview Daniel Gordon, whose new documentary about the 1988 Olympic men’s 100 meter final, 9.79*, just premiered at the Toronto International Film Fes...more

Trackcenter Top Ten
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted September 18, 2012 at 7:20am

Your top news links of the day… Weekend results Britain’s Great North Run half marathon: Tirunesh Dibaba won her half marathon debut, and London Marathon champ Wilson Kipsang won a close, thrilling race. Read the IAAF report. At the GNR, o...more

Trackcenter Top Twenty
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted September 15, 2012 at 9:24pm

If you’re a regular reader of this space, you may have noticed that the daily top ten links package has gone silent for the last few days. Truly regular readers of this space know that I’m a high school teacher and I coach cross country in th...more

Trackcenter Top Ten
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted September 6, 2012 at 10:27pm

Your top ten news links of the afternoon… The House of Run’s morning news links: start lists from the Diamond League final, Jamaicans arguing for multiple World Championships wild cards, and Oscar Pistorius’s rant. Germany’s Bj&...more

Olympic adventures: Event Days 2, 3 and 4
by LHiggs
posted August 7, 2012 at 5:54am

I finally have some downtime after a whirlwind of Olympic events. No one could accuse us of wasting our time here! Over the last few days we have seen rowing, the women's triathlon, the bronze medal men's singles and doubles badminton (which I finally kno...more

Olympic 100 meters & Marathon previews
by carabyrd
posted August 4, 2012 at 11:33am

The 100 meters and the marathon are as different as night and day. But what they do have in common are that they both will have very strong fields at this Olympic games. The 100 meter finals will be this afternoon at 3:55 (CST) and should be shown on NBC ...more

Kara Goucher: Small steps to greatness
by therunningeconomist
posted July 14, 2012 at 10:34pm

While living in a hotel with my husband and dogs after a derecho hit western VA, I had the opportunity of interviewing Kara Goucher by telephone. Kara took time out of her 4th of July to speak with me and offered kind words of support for our situation. P...more

MCM Base Building
by Run Girl Run
posted July 11, 2012 at 9:15pm

For a lot of people, training for the Marine Corps Marathon starts this week. And in some ways, MCM training starts for me this week too. We're 16 weeks out from the race, which is the number of weeks most marathon training plans prescribe. But since...more

What is America's favorite distance to race?
by therunningeconomist
posted June 18, 2012 at 2:57pm

Towns and cities across the nation boast running events on a weekly basis. These road running events range from a mile to a marathon and longer. What is America’s favorite distance to race? The half marathon! The half marathon is 13.1 miles and typ...more

Fast Girls
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted June 2, 2012 at 9:11pm

If you are one of the women taking part in the Flora Mini-marathon or the Tri-burgh in Mayo, maybe you can get some extra inspiration from these women.'Fast Girls' is the fictional tale of a group of British sprinters looking to qualify for a World Champi...more

How Triathletes Can Avoid a Fast Start
by Loren Fogelman
posted May 13, 2012 at 8:12pm

Too frequently triathletes are told by their coaches to ignore what is going on around them. The coaches who tell you to just not do it are unaware of the power of habit. Following the crowd, going out too fast because of the other athletes around you, ...more

Canadian Half-Marathon Championships Race Recap
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted April 30, 2012 at 12:10am

Results: 1:19:01 (PR PB) 6th female.What a ride.Oh wow, where do I start! This is quite possibly the most amazing running experience I have had post-college. The entire weekend, from walking into my hotel room at 11:59pm on Friday to meet my sleepy-eyed r...more

Coaching: My perspective with a little research thrown in
by alangelier
posted April 29, 2012 at 9:47am

What makes a good coach? Well-lots of things....more

The Heteronormativity of the Nike's Women's Marathon
by The Rabbit Hole
posted April 27, 2012 at 7:10pm

I was driving to work one morning when I heard on the radio an ad for the Nike Women's Marathon.  Not unusual since Nike and running go hand-in-hand.  What caught my attention about this particular ad was when the female voiceover said something...more

Track & Field/Road Racing Roundup: Mt. SAC, Kansas Relays and more
by carabyrd
posted April 23, 2012 at 11:53pm

First, a bit of breaking news before moving onto this past weekend’s results, USATF has named a new CEO in Max Siegel. Siegel was previously president of global operations at Dale Earnhardt Inc. and a senior vice president at Sony/BMG, and has serv...more

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