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HOKA ONE ONE revives the 2-Mile National Postal Competition
by RunBlogRun
posted August 15, 2014 at 9:45am

  The Race Is Back On. The revival of the Postal 2-Mile is a revival of the spirit of high school distance running, the revival of finding a true national champion and most importantly the revival of a team together. We are proud to reintroduce the ...more

Saucony Launches the 500 Mile Challenge High School Cross Country Training Program
by anngaff
posted June 13, 2014 at 10:33am

XC Champions Are Made In the Off-Season−Now With Extra Help From An Innovative Digital Training Initiative That Encourages High School Runners To “Find Their Strong” Through Summer Training via release  LEXINGTON, MA (...more

Welcome back third trimester! via @MegganFranks
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted May 26, 2014 at 8:00pm

I've been so tired in the evening and early mornings that I thought it might be a good idea to split my workout in half (half in the am and half in the pm) to see if it helped my energy levels throughout the day. For about two days I think I felt pretty g...more

Runner’s Guide to Bend, OR for Club XC Nats via @laurenfleshman
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted December 12, 2013 at 9:27pm

For all you out of towners coming to visit Bend this coming weekend for Club XC Champs… That’s the cheesiest one I could find. Because Oregonians are so nice, it’s fitting. Really though. Welcome to Bend! I hope you have an amazing ...more

In Reply to, “Ok, You’re a Runner. Get Over It” via @laurenfleshman
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted November 16, 2013 at 8:15am

Something tells me Stafko would not approve that I wore this outfit in public. So this guy Chad Stafko at the Wall Street Journal wrote an article a few days ago about runner’s putting 26.2 stickers on their cars and preening around shoving ...more

NCAA D1 XC Regionals Live Blog
by carabyrd
posted November 15, 2013 at 8:11am

Automatic Bids Arizona Providence Arkansas Georgetown Florida State Iowa State New Mexico Butler Colorado Virginia Dartmouth Michigan Minnesota Stanford William & Mary SMU Vanderbilt Villanova   At-Large Qualifiers Michigan S...more

Kenyan Distance Domination
by TJ's Turf
posted November 8, 2013 at 9:41pm

Leading up to last weekend's New York City Marathon there was great coverage of the elite athletes, as always. But this year's attention focused heavily on Kenyans, with good reason, as you will read.This NPR piece – "How One Kenyan Tribe ...more

Running in the News...
by TJ's Turf
posted November 2, 2013 at 10:29am

Five for FridayHere are five articles I found especially noteworthy from this week's running-related media coverage. Please let me know what you think!This very interesting article in The New York Times describes a group of runners training for this weeke...more

Who wants a full-ride? A few tips on what college coaches look for during recruiting
by Marissa Kastanek
posted August 6, 2013 at 1:04pm

A few tips on what college coaches look for during recruiting and how to improve your chances of getting a full-ride scholarship....more

New Website! The Story of ALF (via @laurenfleshman)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted May 30, 2013 at 9:06am

Ask Lauren Fleshman was started in January 2010 in a booth seat at the Flying Star Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jesse and I were sitting opposite one another playing “laptop battleship,” the made-up game where two or more people sit ...more

A YEAR-LONG EXPLORATION OF RUNNING CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD: Yo, Tokyo!
by Becky Runs Away
posted April 12, 2013 at 9:12pm

When I flew out of New Zealand one week ago, I left the last of my English-speaking destinations and took my first of a few flights in the direction of home. Now, a few countries, one major time zone change, and no major holidays stand between me and the ...more

Helping USA T&F Athletes
by amyYB
posted April 1, 2013 at 2:59pm

How can you help?...more

The Weekend’s Best Track and Field Matchups: World Cross Country and more
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted March 22, 2013 at 8:09pm

It’s still early in the spring, but there’s some good competition this weekend, headlined by a couple of major distance events. 1. Kenya vs Ethiopia World Cross Country Championships, Bydgoszcz POL Sunday, 1:15pm local time (8:15am ET) There ...more

Distance Divas Elite
by amyYB
posted March 19, 2013 at 1:55pm

Dreaming Big...more

Joan Benoit Samuelson & Kathrine Switzer
by TJ's Turf
posted February 25, 2013 at 8:16am

There's an exciting week ahead for women runners as well as running fans in general.From a personal standpoint, these celebrations of leaders in women's running couldn't have come at a better time. I'm working on a number of projects relate...more

Super Woman is Real! Meet the Women Redefining What Little Girls Want to Be When They Grow Up (plus a give-away!)
by Morgan Sjogren
posted February 14, 2013 at 9:00am

Note: Read to bottom of this post to learn how to enter for the give-away. Believe I Am is giving a Training Journal and Betty Designs is giving a wrist band, beenie and water bottle kit! As an NCAA All-American coxswain for the Princeton Women’s R...more

Injuries and the Lessons Learned
by amyYB
posted February 1, 2013 at 3:10pm

Injuries and the lessons learned February 1, 2013 During a run this week, it occurred to me that my Achilles was not tight, sore, or achy.  Wow!  It has been 15 months since surgery and I can say it has finally healed.  What a great feeli...more

Ladia Albertson-Junkans is Balancing It All; Elite Running and a Full Time Job
by carabyrd
posted February 1, 2013 at 8:57am

          Ladia Albertson-Junkans is back to elite running after getting her graduate degree. She had a great prep career in Minnesota. She was the Minnesota State High School Cross Country champion as a sophomore and compete...more

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