Tag Archives: Alison Wiley

Running with flair

  What do I mean by “running with flair”? I’m talking about what a runner in superb condition can do on a good day. I’m talking about the times when an athlete not only runs fast, but does so with … Continue reading

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Focus on the finish line

To be a champion runner, you need two things: talent and focus. Talent is a matter of genetics. Focus is a three-pronged process: The long-term effort of focusing one’s life on the yearly training plan and the day-to-day workouts; The … Continue reading

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Pre-competition challenges: How to eat, sleep and train when travelling: Olympic Training Log: March 19-March 25

My trip from Brussels to Auckland (for the 1988 World Cross-Country Championships) took about 36 hours, door-to-door. Since the rest of the team was travelling from Canada, I made the trip on my own. This was the longest trip of … Continue reading

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Canadian cross-country running in the ’80s: Part III

In this post, I’d like to tell you a bit about some of Canada’s great female cross-country runners of the 1980s. Most of them were my teammates at World Cross-Country Championships at least once, although some of them I missed … Continue reading

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Canadian cross-country running in the ’80s: Part II

Congratulations to Ron Bowker, the only person to answer both questions about this photo from my last post. He held back for a day and a half to give others a chance, but there were no takers! This race in … Continue reading

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