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The Weekend’s Best Track and Field Matchups
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted October 27, 2012 at 10:08am

There’s a lot going on this weekend. For the fan, which are the most hotly contested matchups, and why? Here’s my top ten rundown. 10. Jo Pavey vs Claire Hallisey Sunday, BUPA Great South Run, Portsmouth ENG From the IAAF race preview: &ldq...more

Healthy and Happy (@knightrunner22 blog)
by Jenny on the Run
posted October 21, 2012 at 8:11am

“My coach finally put it out there: “You want to be different, yet you crave to be normal.” It’s true. I didn’t want to be like the other girls. I wanted to be better than them. But I wanted to be one of them.” &...more

Mini Wednesday Workout
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted October 11, 2012 at 6:52pm

2 mile w/u4 miles @ marathon pace (campus loop), 60 rest,2 X 10min hard w/ 2 rest2 mile c/dI had no Garmin today. I left it on the charged and this morning when I woke up it was completely dead. Because I am tapering I had planned to run by feel anyway. I...more

Track & Field/Road Racing Roundup: First Weekend of October
by carabyrd
posted October 9, 2012 at 12:34pm

The first weekend of October saw a plethora of road races including the first major U.S. marathon of the fall, the Chicago marathon. For many elite runners it was a chance for redemption after not making the Olympic team and extend their summer fitness. H...more

Weekend Road Racing Leaders
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted October 9, 2012 at 10:40am

The road racing season is really beginning to ramp up. Just this past weekend there was the Chicago Marathon, the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, the Twin Cities Marathon, the B.A.A. Half Marathon, USATF Championships at 10 miles and women’...more

The Business of Track & Field Contracts
by amyYB
posted October 8, 2012 at 11:08am

The Business of Track & Field Contracts I have started this journal entry a dozen times with the themes of Doors Open and Close, The Roads Are Open, A Different Path and A New Journey. Not one of those themes seemed to convey the thoughts and feelin...more

Training Groups For Distance Runners
by amyYB
posted October 6, 2012 at 12:53pm

What options are available for athletes to continue training?...more

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

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