Tag Archives: George Gluppe

Olympic Training Log May 28-June 3

May 28, 2012 Today is George’s day. People are coming to Vancouver from far and near. Some were friends with George almost 60 years ago. This is a day for their words, not mine. We will all be together this … Continue reading

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I’ll always be a summer girl: Olympic Training Log May 14-May 20

May 14, 2012 I don’t care what the date says: it’s summer today. The proof is the early light, the strength of the sun, and the state of my post-run trail shoes! Summer is my favourite season and running is … Continue reading

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George Gluppe’s Bio: Fast times and good times

Early years George Gluppe was born in the small city of Hawkesbury, Ontario, in 1933. His father worked in the local paper mill—when he could. It was the Depression and times were tough. The family home had no indoor plumbing … Continue reading

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Olympic Training Log April 23-April 29

Endings George Gluppe 1933—2012 This week’s writing is going to be about my coach, George Gluppe, more than about me. Though George passed away on Saturday, my grieving for him started over a year ago. I wrote a post then … 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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Training without a coach: Olympic Training Log Feb. 20-Feb. 26

I was now back in Brussels, training for the World Cross-Country Championships in Auckland (as well as several major road races) without the guidance of my coach, George Gluppe. Remember, this was pre-Internet days. There was no Facebook, no Skype, … Continue reading

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George Gluppe 1933-2012: Missing an old friend

  Below, I’ve included a post I wrote on April 27, 2011, almost a year ago. I kept it private because it is very personal, and I didn’t want George to read it. April 23, 2012—The Backstory George’s health began to … Continue reading

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