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Joanna Zeiger takes on Nerve Block Redux
by Fast at Forty
posted February 10, 2012 at 10:41am

About 18 months ago, I had an intercostal nerve block, which I wrote about here. In short, an intercostal nerve block is a method of injecting a numbing agent and cortisone, under x-ray guidance, right into the nerve root between a particular rib with the...more

Smart Marathon Training Event in Washington, DC!
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted February 7, 2012 at 6:26pm

I am so excited to be joining Jeff Horowitz at the Water Street Gym this Sunday, February 12, 2012 for the Smart Marathon Training book event! Jeff Horowitz is not only a great friend, but he is a great author and ultra-marathoner, as well! Join us, and h...more

Taking It To The Streets: A Guide To Marathon Running
by Run Girl Run
posted January 23, 2012 at 11:29pm

Guys I am a major infographic nerd, so when I came across this cool chart on marathon running, I had to share it. My favorite section is the part that deals with race fears. I used to be so afraid I'd come in last at races that I only signed up for huge r...more

Measuring Up The US Marathon Olympic Medal Chances
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted January 19, 2012 at 8:06pm

Now that all the dust has settled from the Olympic Trials marathons, what about the team we’ve selected? What are their medal chances? First off, I don’t think there’s much doubt that we ended up with our best team possible. The only ...more

Lauren Fleshman: The Olympic Marathon Trials (and my buddy Steph)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted January 19, 2012 at 11:02am

How can you not do what this woman says?! Just look at her! Whenever I’m in Phoenix, I think about going up to Flagstaff and visiting my buddy (and Picky Bars partner) Stephanie Rothstein, but it never happens. The drive is over two hours each wa...more

2012 Women's Olympic Trials Marathon: Observations and a Little Inspiration
by alangelier
posted January 17, 2012 at 1:52am

A little perspective on the psychological side of this past Saturday's race....more

Joanna Zeiger's Houston 2012 Olympic Trials recap
by Fast at Forty
posted January 16, 2012 at 2:19pm

Warning, this is a long one. But there are lots of good pictures, so keep reading!I think one of the reasons I am so strong mentally is because I can be so fragile physically. Most of my races have been fought with some kind of ailment: asthma, injury, GI...more

Olympic Trials: NBC’s Bad Business Decision
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted January 15, 2012 at 5:26pm

Image: David Phillip/AP In case you have been living under a rock, the Olympic Trials marathons for both men and women were held yesterday. For what appears like the first time ever, there were more very good performances than there were spots availab...more

Olympic Trials Shout Out (and a training update)!
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted January 14, 2012 at 7:51pm

I’ve been waiting on Olympic Trials results all morning like everyone else (even though I’m not American, this is still exciting).  My training is obviously not the exciting thing right now, but I have got to post!Before that, a few&...more

Big Weekend of Track & Field, Road Racing, Cross Country on Tap
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted January 13, 2012 at 11:25pm

Professional Road Running The U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon takes place in Houston on Saturday, with the men’s race starting at 9:00 AM and the women at 9:15. Coverage: same-day tape on NBC, 3-5 PM RW/RT Olympic Trials site / Flotrack coverage page ...more

Feature on Marathon Olympic Trials Qualifier: Ariana Hilborn
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted January 11, 2012 at 7:38pm

In June 2008, Ariana Hilborn completed her very first marathon (Grandma's) in a respectable time of 4:36. This Saturday she hopes to complete her eleventh (11th) 26.2 mile race as one of the best female marathoners in American.A member of the Brooks ...more

Joanna Zeiger: Tapering Sucks
by Fast at Forty
posted January 11, 2012 at 7:19pm

 Tapering is a necessary evil. In order to race fast, one must shed the heavy training load and freshen up. I realize this conceptually. In actuality, I detest tapering. Taper. The very word is fraught with so much emotion. It means that a key race i...more

Catching Up on a Busy Weekend of Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Road Racing News
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted January 9, 2012 at 2:19am

Good evening, and what can I tell you? Cross Country The Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country, an IAAF Cross Country Permit meet, was held in Edinburgh on Saturday. The combined score of the four-race challenge (junior and senior for men and women) saw t...more

Feature on Marathon Olympic Trials Qualifier: Rachel Jaten
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted January 7, 2012 at 2:10pm

Entering my third year with the Inspire Daily program, I am trying to reach out to other athletes in the program and read/hear their stories.One thing I have recently realized, there will be a large number of IDs toeing the line for the Olympic Trial...more

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