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The Real Maine: An XC Series

I missed out on a lot in Europe this summer, my streak of three consecutive summers overseas was broken. When we first made this decision I was a little bummed out as the adventures are always memorable, but it was a great decision. With Alex in Europe following the circuit I was able to be planted in Austin without work travels for about six weeks....the longest gap in work related travel I have had since March 2008. The one place I did get to travel to during this time was Maine. I went up to Vacationland for just that, a vacation. The trip ...

My Little Fairy Tale

My Little Fairy Tale

Genevieve LaCaze

August 12, 2012, 9:51pm

I can’t help but feel like a bit of a brat right now because it has come to that day you never thought would come. I’m feeling rather depressed. It all happened so fast – finished eligibility in the US, raced the A qualifier, selected in the Aussie team, fly to London, opening ceremony, race/best birthday every, family celebrations…. Then bam! Family leaves, village empties, bags are packed and we are getting ready for the closing ceremony. Seriously, reality now seems so dull. Oh and I’m 23… On a brighter ...

Here's to Morgan Uceny

Here's to Morgan Uceny

Scott Bauhs

August 10, 2012, 11:43pm

For those of you who haven’t seen the Olympic final of the women’s 1500, don’t watch it. It will send you to a dark place. Instead skip it and head straight to the closest liquor store and buy something in a big bottle. If you did watch it, you might already be there. It doesn’t really matter if its something that has been aged to perfection or something that is encased in clear plastic just make sure its burns as it goes down. Don’t bother with anything to chase it down. We don’t have time. (It is also perti...

Memories Forever

Memories Forever

Lucy Van Dalen

August 6, 2012, 4:14am

So much has happened since I last blogged. I flew to Ireland twice to race, I have become fully accustomed to the Walsh way of life in Cardiff, I went to the Olympic village for the first time, and I experienced a unique moment of walking in the Olympic opening ceremony. I was happy with how my pre-Olympic races went. I ran a mile at the Cork City Sports International Meet, coming 1st in 4:31.78 and an 800m at the Morton Pre Games, coming 4th in 2:04.53. Both were personal best times, which of course was encouraging. I have been spending most o...

We're number 3!

We're number 3!

Aaron Braun

August 2, 2012, 4:49pm

That’s certainly not a phrase heard chanted at many sporting competitions; but with it being an Olympic year, it’s certainly still relevant. I know that fact first hand; all spring I had envisioned me crossing the finish line at Eugene in the top 3. What an experience it would be to get to do a victory lap around Hayward Field with a small American flag, knowing I would get to represent my country in London. Unfortunately that dream didn’t become a reality as I just wasn’t strong enough to cover the move made by Rupp, Te...

Pat Porter Set The Pace and Standard For A Generation

Part of the reason we run is to emulate our heroes.  We learn for them and dream to run as fast as they do.  The guys who did it for me were Bob Kennedy and Todd Williams. They were studs when I was learning distance running.  I wanted to be like them. I also wanted to be like my older college teammates, and they talked about Pat Porter.  I quickly learned that he was the king of cross country.  There was no question about that. I was a Division II guy and so was Pat Porter as an Adams State alum.   (A now treasur...

Lucy's Olympic Experience

Lucy's Olympic Experience

Lucy Van Dalen

July 19, 2012, 10:32pm

I’m going to the Olympics! This certainly is an amazing thing for me to say…I have only dreamt about this happening, but now I get to live it! As I begin my Olympic adventure, I would love to share it with my two favorite running sites, NZRun and Flotrack. So tune in for updates on how things are going as I prepare for the 2012 London Olympics.  At the moment I am going through a transition. Having studied at Stony Brook University, in the United States, for the past five years I am now beginning a career as a professional run...

My home country needed a Ritzenhein

Hello everyone, hope not to bore you with this first entry but I thought it would be fitting to start things off this way… With this being an Olympic year and all I decided to red shirt with Coach Heins’ approval to prepare for a big summer, but after NCAA indoors I was second guessing that decision. Something was missing back in March, I wasn’t strong enough, I felt like a miler over the longer distances, yet we carried on with plan despite hitting a bump on the road. It was decision time I along with my family and Coach had...

The Differing Euro Experiences

I've been out in Europe for about a week now. Aside from sightseeing, awkward attempts to communicate with non-English speakers and waffle runs, I've seen two very different sides of the European experience, a reflection of the difference between those looking to make it in professional track and field and those who already have. Diamond League competitions are all about giving the world's best an avenue to showcase their talents against other top individuals. At my first Euro meet in Paris, I witnessed how one of the world's most glamorous cit...

Being Ready When It Counts:  Anna Pierce

            If one counted the reasons that Anna Pierce should not run fast, at the top of the list would be items that many athletes struggle to overcome.   However, Anna's confidence and focus paid off today as she ran 4:05.42 to hit the Olympic A standard for 1500 meters.  Disappointing races indoors and at the Pre Classic are in her rearview mirror as she places herself near the top of form charts heading into the trials. Now in the top four timewise among all entrants, Pierce brings closing speed an...

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January 5, 2013, 5:51am

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My 12 running reflections of 2012

- Eventually we all get old, but we can control the speed With the 30th year of my life looming in the not too far future I have begun to experience the sensation known as aging. For the first year in a long time I raced just once and ran sporadically and the affects have shown. To the average American being “out of shape” is inevitable, but for runners it means a race against you and father time. While I admit that my diet is less than healthy I know that running was/is my cushion between a healthy life and well, the other kind. Be...

Looking for Big Things in 2013.

Article from local newpaper. Going into 2013 excited!! ... Fairfield grad Jackson has world track championships in her sights By Brian Arnold From page B1 | December 31, 2012 | FAIRFIELD — Destination: Moscow. That’s the goal former Fairfield High and University of North Carolina track star Dominique Jackson has set for herself this year, to be part of Team USA at the World Championships. Jackson has come full circle since winning a California state championship in 2007, re-connecting with former coach Dave Monk in her quest to join...

Taking it easy

Taking it easy

Thuong Nguyen

December 22, 2012, 11:49am

Once again, I can never keep myself healthy. My feet can't take anymore of this...I need to get new shoes ASAP. My insoles are pretty much paper thin. The last 5 mile run I did was the worst i've ever had. I guess I should ease off on miles for now and do more core workouts. Track is coming up so soon, and I need to get going. I can't seem to find time to run during the holidays, unfortunantly it just keeps getting darker and darker outside earlier....

Why the US should take a page out of Great Britain’s book for success in 2013

In February 2011, Mo Farah shocked the track world by announcing that he would move to Portland, Oregon, to train under Alberto Salazar as a member of the Oregon Distance Project. Salazar’s love of cutting edge training methods, emphasis on small, incremental, development, and strong record with protégée, Galen Rupp, proved too much for Farah to pass up as he looked towards the Olympics in his home nation of Great Britain. The move meant Farah could literally train in Nike’s backyard under the tutelage of one of Ameri...

THE TENSION OF TALENT...

THE TENSION OF TALENT...

Eric Hudgens

December 17, 2012, 6:11pm

The Tension of Talent: You know the tension of a tight rope allows enough slack to balance some pressure of the person's body weight to walk across, but it's tight enough to hold strong. Now compare that to the tension of our muscles and tendons that hold us up and when forced upon and make us move without tearing apart. There are healthy balances to tensions in our life. Take a relationship between a coach and an athlete. There is a tension of respect, expectation, leadership vs following. When that tension is at its best it's a balance betwee...

2013 Will be magical!

2013 Will be magical!

Jacob Valeriano

December 17, 2012, 12:57am

Soooooo, it has come to my attention finally after years of running that I should probably build up my base mileage! 3rd year of college running and I have neglected the most important part of training for so so long! In order to reach the next level and be up there with the elite local guys/teammates I gotta work hard yet be patient. lol, so yea instead of having my usual bouts of 30-40 mile base building weeks I am determined to raise the roof to the 70-80 range. I know that if I can do this, I will be able to acheive a fitness level and time...

Leaving the Comfort Zone

Leaving the Comfort Zone

Patrick Rizzo

December 14, 2012, 2:00pm

You probably think that running professionally would entail a constant pushing of the envelope. In many ways it does. Marathon running is entirely different from other distances. To be successful in the marathon, one must be incredibly in-tune with his/her body. It's a constant evaluation of all systems. “How's my fueling? How's my pace? Any aches and pains yet? What is the next 5k stretch like? Am I set up right for where I want to be on that stretch?” In a way, it keeps the runner in a protected little bubble of a comfort zone. Th...

CONFIDENCE

CONFIDENCE

Eric Hudgens

December 13, 2012, 11:58pm

I hope for CONFIDENCE!!! I hope we always have an appreciation of HARD WORK...because hard work breeds SUCCESS...and most importantly success breeds CONFIDENCE...And with Confidence we have a resilient perspective to believe and hope for the best, to confidently control the things we can and let go of the things we can't. Confidence is a necessity prior to reaching our Personal Best. With confidence we carry ourselves differently. We are liberated to embrace our strengths without neglecting our weaknesses, because with confidence we differentia...

PBA - Success = Process of Transformation...

Here's the only expectation that is useful to have in our mind, regardless of our profession: "I will do the best I am capable of doing today to bring out my best tomorrow." Now we have an expectation that is productive... Success is a process... It's more than a magical moment or victorious championship. It's greater than a gold medal. It's the transformation that happens when talent and desire are combined with hard work, perseverance, and the right guidance.​ ​ We believe you are here for a reason. You are the type of p...