Arizona Wildcats and their strength workout
It's doing the little things that'll make you a better runner. The University of Arizona hit the gym for their strength workout. Keeping the entire body strong is integral to staying healthy throughout the season. The Lady Wildcats show us some hurdle drills, medicine ball exercises, weight lifting techniques, and how to sit in a circle.
Throwback NCAA XC 2012 Predictions
Indeed this was a long time ago, and lots of things have changed, and these are by no means are official pre season rankings. but still, lets get the chatter going. .. Its about time to say goodbye to 2011 Cross Country season forever....but not before we look towards 2012! Ryan and Alex take a look at the fields and give their predictions for the 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships. Let's hear what you got....
WOW Colorado Field Tempo
The hottest team in the NCAA right now has to be the Buffaloes. The men dominated at Pre Nats and have rocketed to the #2 ranking in the country. Join the most iconic ponytail in the NCAA as he runs his squad in a tempo workout on campus at CU. The Buffs will be on hand this weekend at UCLA in hope to defend their Pac 12 title. Ear Candy Supplied by: Shawn Lees Ping Pong Orchestra - Kiss the Sky The Glitch Mob- Fortune Days
NAU 2 Mile Repeats in Buffalo
Join the Lumberjacks as they chop down a nasty 2 mile repeat session at altitude in the XC seasons first WOW. The boys are joined by 2012 Olympian Diego Estrada in his first workout since the London (No, he does not have XC eligibility). NAU is currently sitting at #18 in the Polls. WORKOUT: 4x2mile 3min Rest Elevation 7150
Sunday long run with the Longhorns
#3 BYU 1K Repeats at altitude!
The #3 team in the country, the BYU Cougars, take to the field with goals of team championships at the NCAA Championships this November. After a fourth place finish in 2011, the Cougars have tasted the podium and are looking for more. Check out their 1k repeats at close to 5,000 feet in elevation to see how they are preparing for the challenges that lie ahead. To see more in-depth coverage of this workout including coaching insight from Head Coach Ed Eyestone and athlete interviews checkout out Flotrack Pro today! Post Workout Interviews: - Jason Witt - Jared Ward - Rex Shields - Miles Batty - Connor Peloquin Workout: 8-10 x 1000 meters 60 seconds rest between each
Lawi Lalang & Stephen Sambu Early Season Workout
NCAA XC is here and there is no escaping them! Lawi LaLang and Stephen Sambu will soon be destroying course records near you. A Repeat for Lawi is a lock right? We thought Lawi was invincible until the end of the track season, then we saw what we thought might be a chink in the phenoms armor. This year he is out to hush doubters and we were on hand to see one of his first rust- busting workouts of the season. WORKOUT (Fartleks/interval combo): 10 mins on, 2 easy 8 mins on, 2 easy 6 mins on, 2 easy 4 mins on, 2 easy 2 mins on (38 mins total running)
Dartmouth pre-Heps Workout 2012
Dartmouth sophomore Joe Carey brings you a fan-made WOW from Hanover, NH. The Big Green prepare for the always intense Ivy League Heps Championships with their annual pre-heps workout. Workout: 3200m 1 Mile @ tempo effort 1600m 1 Mile @ tempo effort 800m
University of Richmond cuts men's track and field programs
Three members of the Richmond Spiders track and field team talk to Flotrack about the news they received Friday, September 21st. The University of Richmond has decided that the men's track and field programs, as well as the men's soccer team, will be cut from the university in favor of men's lacrosse starting in 2013.
Lisa Uhl tells why she left Portland and Jerry's OTC crew
Lisa Uhl has made the move back to Iowa. hl leave one of the deepest and most successful professional training groups in the country in the Oregon Track Club coached by Jerry Schumacher. With training partners like Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher many may wonder why you would leave those surroundings. For Lisa, its all about work/life balance and there's only one place she knows where to find it.
Ammar Moussa 1.8 seconds from glory
If Ammar Moussa would have run 1.8 seconds faster, the Colorado men would have been second place at NCAA Nationals last fall. Although it's a joke among his teammates, those 1.8 seconds are a constant reminder of what could have been. If you need a reason to do the little things, this would be it.
Star recruits Amy Weissenbach, Cayla Hatton, and Cami Chapus discuss their new squad, pressure, and positive team chemistry
Stanford brings in one of the most accomplished freshman trio in NCAA track and field history this fall. Weissenbach (800-2:02), Chapus (1500-4:17), and Hatton(5k-15:50, 10k-33:17) had historic HS careers and are off to a strong start this fall. In this interview they discuss how the team atmosphere is already working in their favor.
Low Mileage? Could you Hang?
"I dont do Mileage for Mileage Sake" Coach Lee adresses the idea of working with probably the nastiest 1,2 punch NCAA XC has ever seen.
Joe Bosshard's clock is ticking in final XC season
We haven't seen too much of Joe Bosshard since last fall. Bosshard picked up a torn labrum way back in the spring of 2011 and has been working hard to get back. He's been waiting to compete again, but time may be running out. Bosshard talks about the importance of getting a second opinion when things aren't working out.
Dathan Ritzenhein ready for Chicago Marathon
Dathan Ritzenhein talks about running the marathon that was right across the pond from his hometown in Michigan. Ritz will be looking towards running a fast time at the distance that has given him trouble in the past. He and Alberto have planned to hit the longer distance after having a healthy track season. After Chicago he'll plan to join training partners Mo Farah and Galen Rupp to start prepping for the 2013 track season.
Welcome to NAU, Futsum
After a spectacular senior year, Futsum Zeinasellassie begins his freshman year at Northern Arizona University. No longer a big fish in a small pond, Zeinasellassie talks about why he chose NAU and not being nervous about anything anymore.
Miltenberg and Stanford get back to fundamentals
Moving somewhere is always tough, but sometimes change is good. Last year, Coach Miltenberg led the Georgetown women to the 2011 NCAA XC title and now joins Stanford as the Director of Track and Field and head cross country coach. Miltenberg emphasizes the importance of establishing a culture, getting back to fundamentals, and learning from your athletes.
Conner Peloquin is the minority at BYU
There aren't many guys on the BYU squad who aren't Mormon. Conner Peloquin knew that BYU was perfect for him even though he wasn't Mormon. Peloquin talks about the misconceptions about coming to a school like BYU and recommends the undecided to check it out.
Kyle Merber's Ivy League transition
This year, Kyle Merber has made the big move from Columbia to Texas. The Longhorns have welcomed him in, but he still feels a bit out of place. It's probably because he's the new guy on campus - just like the rest of the freshmen. Even though he spent four years as a Columbia Lion, the burnt orange jersey feels just right.
Emma Coburn refocusing after Olympic high
Emma Coburn returns to Colorado after an amazing outdoor season. Coburn wasn't fazed by either the Olympic experience (except for the Opening Ceremony) or the Olympic 3000m steeplechase final. Now she's back at Colorado and has to readjust to college life.
Diego Estrada y Diablo Burger
Looking for somewhere to eat in Flagstaff, AZ? Diego Estrada and the NAU men show you where to go for a good meal and if you're lucky, you'll see some elite athletes as well. Make sure that you watch until the end...
2012 Virginia Panorama Farms Invite Recap
Recap of the 2012 Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational where the Cavaliers finished third in both races. Graduate student Catherine White finished 2nd on the women's side, while grad transfer Zach Gates placed 4th on the men's side.
Mark Wetmore on CU XC squads' chances
Every team has it's own style. Mark Wetmore has to wait until he can evaluate what this Colorado team is made of. Wetcome gives some insight to his thoughts on their fitness, the chances of podium spots, and wonders who runs for the other teams outside of the Pac-12.
BYU River Run in Provo
Nestled at the foot of the Wasatch Mountain Range, Provo is a runners paradise. Join the Cougars of BYU as cruise around and talk title expectations and insight into the Mormon mission trip....also, Alex falls on his face
Patrick Rizzo gets rid of his training log
When you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back at you. Patrick Rizzo got rid of his training log because he was being too analytical. Rizzo explains his low maintenance approach and how he's adapted over the years.
Miles Unterreiner and Erik Olson lead the Stanford into a new era
Senior Miles Unterreiner and junior Erik Olson are among the few experiences returners on Stanford's cross country team in 2012. Unterreiner comes off of a solid spring, running 13:50 and 28:49. Olson has been hit with untimely injuries but was 11th at the conference meet as a frosh in 2010. The lack of a clear #1 runner and a new coach brings new change to the Stanford team.
Who says milers can't run cross country?
The departure of front runners leaves Stanford with slots to fill on fall. Tyler Stutzman (1500 - 3:40) and Michael Atchoo (mile - 3:59) have stepped up their game in an effort to contribute on the cross country course.
Kentucky's Luis Orta, In The Fast Lane
Features Luis Orta, double SEC champion Indoor 3K/5K, NCAA DI 3KSC qualifier, Texas Relays 3kSC Champion 2012, Venezuelan 5K National Champion. Native of Caracas, Venezuela is currently in his senior Cross Country season at the University of Kentucky. The video walks through his unique story as an international athlete, including accomplishments and future goal of Rio 2016.
Miles Batty reflects on spring 2012
He may have graduated from BYU, but Miles Batty is back training with his former teammates. Although he had a very successful 2012 season, he say's he never got into a rhythm and gives himself a "mediocre" grade.
Bergman: Arionza Doesn't Feel Pressure Of Nationals...or Trumpets
Senior All American Jen Bergman looks to lead the Arizona women to the next level ...The Podium. The Wildcats have had shades of Glory on the XC course over the last two years, but have left Terre Haute disappointed multiple times. Last year the Wildcats went into the Championship ranked #8 in the country but only managed a 19th place finish. This year the team loses only one of the top 7 from last year's squad as well as getting back two potential redshirt athletes in Hannah Moen and Megan Meyer.
Western Washington University - User Promo
There are more than 29,474 college cross country runners. Why do athletes choose to run and why do they choose to represent *that* university. This video explains why 50 of them run for Western Washington University. Whether it's the camaraderie, the endless trails, or growing sweet mustaches, 29,474 take a chance every year.
Jake Hursyz' new breakthrough at Colorado
Jake Hursyz is confident that he can compete with anyone in the field. He exceeded his expectations this past outdoor season and is looking forward to being a part of the #6 Buffalos. Even though the team has high aspirations, they're taking it one day at a time and enjoying the ride.
Senior Erin Hooker leading Fort Collins to greatness
We've all had highs and lows in running. Fort Collins returns their entire top seven from last year and are lead by senior Erin Hooker. From humble beginnings to earning All-American, she genuinely explains her love for running, how to keep motivated, and the team atmosphere at Fort Collins.
Check point with surprise HS sensation Marcus Dickson
BYU freshman Marcus Dickson had an incredible senior year last spring. Relatively unknown his junior year, Dickson's stock skyrocketed in 2012 with performances capped off by a 4:03.18 mile at the 2012 Adidas Golden Stripes Grand Prix. He's now a freshman at BYU and talks adjusting to altitude and college.
Craig Lutz looks ahead to Big 12 XC Championships
The Big 12 championship has three of the top seven teams in the country. Craig Lutz and the Texas men are one year older and one year wiser. Last year, the Longhorns needed a perfect race to make something happen. They're coming into the conference meet this year with different expectations. When the gun goes off, national rankings are meaningless. It comes down to racing.
Ammar Moussa living the Colorado culture
Ammar Moussa has learned a lot over the last year. He's not only had to adjust to the training, but the Colorado running community as well. The #7 Colorado squad has high aspirations and "whatever happens, happens."
Too Many Coaches = Bad Medicine
A Collegiate athlete usually receives direction from numerous influences in an athletic department, but head coach Fred Harvey believes in "one clear message" for his athletes.
Emma Kertesz talks about the Chiba Ekiden
Kertesz, a senior at the University of Toledo, talks about competing for team USA at the Chiba Ekiden and other things.
The State of the Lumberjacks
Coach Eric Heins looks at this years crop of Jacks, even with a lot of fresh faces, spirits are high as always in Flag. Heins discusses the effect of Olympians on the tradition of the program.
BYU's Jared Ward: Rediscovering the fire
While he was on his mission, Jared Ward learned some valuable lessons about life and running. Since he's been back, Ward has rekindled his passion for racing that he first had during sophomore year of high school.
Kathy Kroeger wants a podium spot for Stanford
Kathy Kroeger has quietly established herself as one of the top women in the NCAA. A three time All-American and Olympic Trials qualifier in the 5k, Kroeger aims to improve on her 21st place finish in at XC Nationals in 2011.
Rex Shields leading ONE BYU squad
You can't worry about how other teams will perform on raceday. The #3 ranked BYU squad is concentrating on how they can "control the controllable." Senior Rex Shields has also adopted a "make it happen captain" attitude to lead the team this season.
In the Running: the Bates College men's cross country team at the NCAA Championships
The Bates College men's cross country team traveled to Terre Haute, Ind. in November for the NCAA Division-3 championships. The Bobcats finished sixth, matching their best-ever performance at the big dance. Produced by Mike Bradley for Bates College.
Shalaya Kipp and her new found potential
The other half of the Colorado steeplechasers returns to Boulder. Shalaya Kipp had a summer that may have exceeded her expectations, but now she's back in the real world (school). She not only takes us on a short walking tour, but talks about her experience with getting into the steeple.
Reed Connor National Championship thoughts and not sure about redshirting
Reed Connor was a major part of last year's national championship team but this year he's not sure if he'll be contributing to a potential repeat. Reed ran this past weekend at the Wisconsin Invite and finished a strong 18th overall, but he ran unattached. Reed is unsure at this point whether he'll be redshirting or not so we will have to wait and see. Reed also talks about motivations and pressure of the team as they look to move forward through the season.
'Pack Mentality' -- Bates College women's cross country at NCAA Championships
An audio slide show about the competitiveness, camaraderie and mutual respect of the Bates College women's cross country team as it treks to Terre Haute, Ind. for the 2012 NCAA Division III championships on November 17.
Alli Billmeyer and sophomore year at Stanford
Sophomore Alli Billmeyer, who arrived at Stanford a year ago after a stellar HS career at Torrey Pines (San Diego), had plenty of ups and downs as a freshman. Despite a few tough races, Billmeyer ran 4:19.20 for 1500 and is prepared for a much smoother sophomore campaign.
Patrick Rizzo changes of a marathon man
Knowing is (more than?) half the battle. Patrick Rizzo talks about the importance of experience when it comes to tackling the marathon. He also explains that goals have to be "fluid" and preparing to run "the best of your ability" come raceday.
Erin Lane, does the Foot Locker Curse exist? One past champ's opinion...
Erin Lane, formerly Erin Sullivan, was a 2x Foot Locker Champ in 1997 and 1998 after starting her cross country career late as a junior in high school. She went on to run on a strong Stanford team but never managed to win an individual NCAA title. Her highest finish was 7th place as a freshman and she never improved upon that placing. We talk to Erin about the experience, if she believes the Foot Locker curse really exists and tells us what she'd rather have....a Foot Locker title or an NCAA title.
2012 Indiana Cross Country Preview
The 2012 Indiana cross country season is just around the corner. Practice officially began on Monday, Aug. 20 as classes started at IU. Director and Head Coach Ron Helmer spoke with IUHoosiers.com about what he expects this fall from both men's and women's teams.
Ryan Waite disappointed after failing to deal with pressure
Every runner expects a natural progression in their performances from year to year. Ryan Waite ran 1:46 as a sophomore, but was more concerned with expectations than enjoying running the next year. He ran his best when he "turned his brain off" and stopped analyzing every minute detail in the race.
Expectations at ASU with Darius Terry
Darius Terry took 5th last year at Roy Griak, but had some injury problems that hampered the rest of his season. In 2012, Terry is feeling healthy, fit, and ready to lead the Arizona State Sun Devils. The 2011 1500m All-American is excited to race and has high hopes for the ASU squad this fall.
Across the Pond with Dave Forrester
In the run up to this years NCAA National XC Champs I spoke to Dave Forrester, the top British performer last year, about how training is going ahead of the 2012 event.
Across the Pond with Sarah Hudak
In her second year at the UAB, Sarah Hudak is unbeaten this cross country season after winning all of her 3 outings, forcing her to re-assess her goals for the season.
Zona Men NCAA bound?
They have the big guns, maybe the two biggest guns ever. Lawi and Stephen will surely be leading cats. FIve in the top 45 at regionals is what Lee thinks he needs for the mens to make the national meet.
Coach Li on the Arizona Women
Before the season started, Coach Li talked about his expectations for the Wildcats. Both Coach Li and the athletes believe that they have the potential to be a contender at NCAA Nationals this season. After their performance at the Greater Louisville Classic, the podium may not be out of the picture.
Rory Tunningly with Texas changing over his 5 years