ALL ACCESS: Magnolia Road and the Colorado Long Run
Flotrack takes an inside look at arguably the most historic run in all of NCAA Cross Country, Magnolia Road. The founder of this famous loop, coach Mark Wetmore, walks us through Mags and its history as the CU Buffs embark on another season filled with adversity and expectations. Check out what 18 miles at 6:00 pace feels like at 9,000 feet! Location: Magnolia Road (Starts in Nederland, CO) Elevation: 8,733 feet
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Mark Wetmore coaching fearless Americans
There may be a generational gap at Colorado, but not much has changed over the last two decades. Wetmore feels that the current crop of Americans are "fearless," but it's not just because they're brave. It's because they don't have anything to be afraid of in the world.
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.