Tag Archives: cross-country running

The ABCs of running: a guide for young and beginning runners

It’s cross–country season! This post is written in response to a reader who asked me what advice I could give to a group of middle school-aged runners who are preparing to do a fun run in a few weeks. My initial reaction … Continue reading

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Looking ahead + looking back: Olympic Training Log: March 5-March 11

With this view from my new home office, my freelancing editing career looks bright—at least literally! New beginnings The past week was both exciting and stressful. (How can any week that includes a moving day not be so?) Only two … Continue reading

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Leadership in running: coaching winning individuals and teams

This post is about my lifetime running coach, George Gluppe. The idea for writing this post was provoked by questions from one of my blog readers, Gina Pinsonnault. She is doing masters degree research on leadership in both team and individual … Continue reading

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Racing begins! Olympic Training Log: Jan. 23-Jan 29

Until I lived in Brussels, my experience with racing cross-country in Europe consisted of exciting (and terrifying) trips to the IAAF World Cross-Country Championships as part of the Canadian team. In fact, my very first international competition was the 1978 World … Continue reading

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Christmas 1987: From Brussels to Rome

“When in Rome, don’t do as the Romans do: instead, train your guts out!” Why did Paul and I go for a Christmas training holiday in Rome, of all places? I got the idea of spending Christmas in a beachfront … Continue reading

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A Spartan lifestyle in sophisticated Brussels

When my husband Paul and I lived in Brussels from 1986 to 1989, we had no car and lived in one room. Our lives were simple; during the two-month periods I spent in Brussels, my days revolved around my running … Continue reading

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